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Posted on: June 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Issaquah Celebrates Make Music Day

The Downtown Issaquah Association (DIA) joins the Make Music Day celebration on Monday, June 21, 2021.  Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year.

Musical festivities in Issaquah are part of a global celebration of music making in over 1,000 cities inspired by France’s te de la Musique.

DIA invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by attending. 

2021 will feature four stages with a schedule that lends to creating an experience without missing any option. Drumsticks and Rhythm Instruments will be available. 

Front Street / Sunset Way – Library Stage 

  • 4–9 p.m.— Kaleidoscope School of Music will rock downtown.

Hailstone Feed Store / Historic Shell – 232 Front Street N.

  • 5–6 p.m.— Stephen B and His Ukulele
  • Stephen and Jennifer will pluck, pick and strum their ukuleles to the tunes of old standards, Hawaiian songs and some classic rock and roll at Make Music Day 2021 in Historic Downtown Issaquah. 

Issaquah Depot

  • 6–7 p.m.— Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra – Strings 
  • The Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is delighted to be part of the return of live music in Issaquah with International Make Music Day. The IPO’s string ensemble will be performing reflective pieces to recognize the world-wide loss during this time of pandemic including the piece Martin by Issaquah Hall of Fame member and IPO cellist Frances Walton. There will also be pieces reflecting joy with a little Mozart and a piece just to put a smile on your face even if it is behind a mask -- TikTok sensation The Wellerman.

Pedestrian Park 

  • 7–8 p.m.— Tiger Mountain Drummers will be playing their infectious AfroCuban rhythms. 
  • Come listen, dance and bring a drum if you want to join in the later part of the show--They’ll perform several of their rhythmic favorites, and then welcome anyone with a drum to come on in, learn a part and join the fun!

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