Make Music Day festival is coming to dozens of US cities

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Posted: Apr 13, 2016 11:35 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 U.S. cities will be hosting Make Music Day, a free one-day outdoor festival celebrating music and music-making.

The annual event is June 21.

Performances — from classical to punk rock — will be held in the streets, parks and on porches and plazas.

Highlights include Sousapaloozas in New York, Chicago and Cleveland.

It also features "Mass Appeals," where musicians of all levels make music in large, single-instrument groups.

In New York, composer Philip Glass will play the piano in Riverside Park along with 19 public school students.

Other participating cities include Los Angeles; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee; Seattle; Philadelphia; Detroit; Denver; St. Louis, Missouri; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Washington, D.C., is also participating.

The festival began in France in 1982 and has since spread to 120 countries.