Make Music La Crosse event to debut in June

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A new musical festival will debut in La Crosse next month.

Make Music La Crosse will be Monday, June 21, as part of MAke Music Day — a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year to bring people of all ages and skill levels together.

More than 90 U.S. cities, including La Crosse, will host Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Any musician, amateur or professional, young, or old, is invited to take part by signing up at; registration closes on June 16.