June 17, 2022 I Event

Museum of Making Music Celebrates Make Music Day

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) will join the global celebration of Make Music Day today with free, participatory music-making activities and the launch of its new, interactive exhibit: What Good is Music? Held on the summer solstice, Make Music Day is celebrated around the world in more than 120 countries and 1,000 cities. To mark the day, the MoMM’s hands-on activities and new exhibit will open to the public, and for the day, the Museum will feature a pay-what-you-wish admission fee.

In celebration of the day, MoMM will present hands-on opportunities for visitors to make music in a variety of settings — no experience necessary. Interested participants are encouraged to RSVP here.

The events of the day will include the following: “Interactive Drum Circle” at 11 a.m. with drums provided and Make & Play: Get Your Shake on with Studio ACE at 1 p.m. for musicians of all ages, especially the little ones, to make and design a musical shaker. A second “Interactive Drum Circle” will kick off at 2 p.m., while Jam on the Lawn will run all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and encourage musicians of all abilities share a song, sing, strum a guitar or jam with others.

To capture the spirit of the day, the MoMM will invite visitors to share their perspectives, thoughts, and emotions in a new, interactive exhibit: “What Good is Music?” The exhibit will ask visitors to consider the questions, “What is music good for? What good does music do? What good is it for you, for us, and for the world?” and leave their feedback to share and connect with others. The youngest visitors can also participate by designing a magnet to incorporate into the display or take home as a valuable reminder of the power of music.

The MoMM Make Music Day celebration comes on the heels of the Museum’s extensive renovation, the first major redesign after the MoMM’s founding in 2000. The new MoMM takes visitors on an immersive journey of musical exploration and discovery as told through instruments, artifacts and multimedia displays featuring video stories, photographs, performance clips and interviews from the instrument creators, artists and industry innovators.

The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008, and open Tuesday–Sunday.


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