Second Annual Make Music Day Alabama

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Cat Bobo
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

The second annual Make Music Day Alabama will be on Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at the Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot in downtown Auburn!

Last year hundreds of music-loving participants showed up in hopes of beating the Guinness record for the world’s largest band, almost claiming the title. Coming close to beating the record set by China with 953 people rocking out together, Auburn’s first-ever Make Music Day saw an impressive 850 musical attendees. This year Spicer’s Music is confident they will beat the record.

“We’re excited to announce that this year’s song will be Sister Hazel’s ‘All for You’,” said Tim Spicer, owner and manager of Spicer’s Music. “Even better news, Sister Hazel’s Ken Block and Drew Copeland are coming to perform with us!”

Spicer’s Music invites everyone from professional musicians to amateurs to join them for the Make Music Day Alabama event on June 20. Registration is free and open to all musicians. Spicer's Music is proud to be hosting the state of Alabama's largest city-wide Make Music Day celebration, and they want you to be a part of it. Anyone interested can register at spicersmusic.com to be a part of the band.

This local music festival will take place the day before the globally celebrated Make Music Day event - where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events occur around the world on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.

The Make Music Day festival is the perfect excuse to stop in to a local music store for some gear or to go out and play–whether it’s for the first time or the thousandth. Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. By participating in Make Music Day, Spicer’s Music and the Auburn-Opelika community encourage every form of music making.

About Spicer’s Music:

Not just your average music store, Spicer's Music has the area’s largest selection of instruments, amps, and accessories. Spicer's Music is a place where you can find instruction, instruments, and inspiration. It's a place for group or private lessons and band coaching. It's rehearsal space. It's a studio. It's a gallery. It's a place where kids are safe and parents are comfortable (think coffee and sofas here.) It's not just a place; it's a group of talented, energetic people putting together programs that foster the local music community. It’s a place where everyone rocks.                                                                                        

About Make Music Day:

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year more than 35 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit makemusicday.org.

 

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