Make Music Day is June 21

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to take part in Make Music Day, a free, worldwide celebration that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the joy of making music. Make Music Day is inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across more than 120 countries every year on June 21 – the summer solstice. In partnership with Heid Music, the Fox Cities P.A.C. invites the community to join in the celebration through three Community First Community Engagement Series events.

Concert in Houdini Plaza

Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Houdini Plaza, downtown Appleton
Rain Location: Copper Rock Coffee Company, 210 W. College Ave., downtown Appleton

About the event: The Fox Cities P.A.C. will present a free, live concert featuring five IndUS musicians performing a mix of Bollywood, popular folk and classical instrumental music. 

About the artists: IndUS of the Fox Valley presents:

  • Shreekant Shah - classical ragas on Sitar (disciple of Pundit Kushal Das Ji)
  • Sutanu Sur - Tabla (disciple of Tabla Maestro Pandit Sukumar Moitra)
  • Ishita Sur – singer (Bollywood)
  • Dilip Tannan – singer (Bollywood and folk) and Harmonium, Manjira and Naal
  • Dheeraj Verma – singer (ghazals, Sufi and folk) and keyboard
  • Sumedha Sur, daughter of Sutanu and Ishita Sur, will play a short piece called Gavotte by F.J Gossec

About IndUS: IndUS of Fox Valley, is dedicated to promoting Indo-American friendship and goodwill by serving the community through social, cultural, educational and charitable activities, such as this free community concert in celebration of Make Music Day.

Interactive Workshop at the Fox Cities P.A.C.

Time: 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Thrivent Employee Plaza, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (large space across from the parking ramp)
Rain Location: Copper Rock Coffee Company, 210 W. College Ave., downtown Appleton

About the event: Hosted in partnership with Building for Kids, participants will be led by members of IndUS of the Fox Valley in creating bell anklets (Ghungroos or Salangai) and learning their role in traditional Indian dance. An interactive movement workshop will follow demonstrating classical forms of Indian dance Bharatanatyam and Odissi and featuring live music and instrument exploration.
Masks are strongly encouraged at this event.
This family-friendly event encourages all participants 3 and up to wear a mask and observe social distancing to help protect the youngest and most vulnerable in our community. We appreciate your help in ensuring a safe, welcoming experience for all!

Virtual Livestream Concert

Time: 8:00 p.m. 
Location: foxcitiespac.com/feedthedog

About the event: Community members are welcome to join in Make Music Day from their homes as Feed the Dog performs a livestream concert from Rock Garden Studio with streaming equipment provided by The Heist.

About the artists: Feed the Dog is an eclectic and action-packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass band. The Appleton based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin' acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul.

Thank you partners:

Make Music Day community partner
Heid Music

Make Music Day is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the national Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Crane Group.

Make Music Day is supported by a Bright Idea Fund Spark Grant within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

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