Make Music
Miami

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It’s time to Make Music Miami!
Miami-Dade County joins the worldwide celebration of music on June 21

MAKE MUSIC MIAMI brings our city into the global music festival that began as FêTE DE LA MUSIQUE in Paris in 1982 – a celebration to welcome summer with music. Across the world, the Summer Solstice is celebrated with free performances of all kinds of music in all kinds of public spaces.

Fête de la Musique/Make Music Miami has been celebrated in spots since 1997 and went County-wide in 2018! The project is a collaboration between  Buskerfest MiamiThe Rhythm Foundation, the French Embassy Cultural Services and many, many civic partners.

Participate

The goal of Make Music Miami is for every resident of Miami-Dade County to enjoy a performance or music-making opportunity on June 21st.  There are two primary ways to join the festivities: as a Performer or as a Venue by hosting performances. Can you be both a Performer and a Venue? Yes you can! Click the button below to access our online matchmaking system and create a Performer or Venue profile (or both!). Once registered, you’ll be able to search for venues to perform at or for Performers to activate your Venue as well as list a URL for your streamed performance or activity. Follow the step-by-step process – it’s super simple!

Sign Up as a Performer or Venue

Past and Current Partners

Make Music Miami is made possible through the generous support of the following partners.

Principal Sponsors

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Community Partners

FAQ

General Info

What is Make Music Miami (MMM)?

MMM is the Miami edition of Make Music Day – a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Miami is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

When and where will Make Music Miami take place?

MMM will take place on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2022 online and at select locations throughout Miami-Dade County. To register as a Performer or Venue, visit http://miami.makemusicday.org.

Where can I watch the live streams?

Most performances will be streamed on the YouTube and the Make Music Miami Facebook Event Page (link forthcoming). There will also be a full program guide published on this site leading up to the festival that will contain links to all scheduled performances.

Why isn’t it always on a weekend?

MMM celebrates the  Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, with music. The Summer Solstice occurs on June 21st. June 21st doesn’t always land on a weekend. Think of it like Halloween. Halloween doesn’t always land on a weekend.

Who can participate?

MMM is performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone – all over Miami. Students, amateurs, part-time professionals, and established artists are all welcome. There is no audition process to be included in the musical merriment and MMM is open to all ages, skill levels, and persuasions of music makers. All you you need to do is sign up and perform.

Performer Info

Where may I perform?

Once you register by creating a profile on http://miami.makemusicday.org, you can browse through all of the Venue listings, find a location that interests you and propose a performance to the Venue operator. If you’d like to create your own event without the participation of a Venue, you can do that as well through the matchmaking system dashboard.

How long will each performance last?

That is up to you and the Venue to negotiate. We don’t put any restrictions on you (or them)! Just be careful not to overbook yourself.

What if a band signs up now, and has to back out later?

Please thoroughly consider a performance opportunity before confirming it. If you sign up and cancel last minute, that means that a spot that could be utilized by another performer will go unused. 

Are there restrictions on performances?

In some cases, yes. Read the details of each venue closely before proposing a performance. Not all locations have electricity or equipment. Some don’t allow amplification of any kind. Read the fine print.

Is equipment provided?

MMM is not a typical music festival. It is a DIY opportunity for people to be creative about putting together their own musical events. The organizers set up the framework for concerts — the rest is up to you. Artists and locations collaborate to produce the events, provide electricity, if needed, and provide any necessary equipment.

Will there be a main stage?

No, but there are several large activations that will be featured on the Make Music Miami Facebook event page.

Will I be paid to perform?

MMM is a countywide celebration of summer and part of an international movement. As is the case with other cities around the world, our contribution is setting up the framework for performances by securing permits, coordinating the activities, publicizing the event with local media, an interactive website, and promoting recruitment of artists and venues.

Participation at any level, as a musician, host, or spectator is voluntary. This allows musicians of all skill levels the opportunity to come out and perform in public if they wish. While most performers volunteer their time and talents, both venues and musicians are welcome to seek outside sponsorship and support if they so choose. 

Can I charge admission for a Day of Music Fullerton concert?

No. All MMM concerts are free and open to the public.

Can I have my event indoors?

Yes. It’s Miami in summer. It’s gonna rain, but only for 30 minutes. Performing outside is highly encouraged as well.

Matchmaking Software and Making Matches Info

How do I sign up to perform / host a concert?

Musicians and venues use our registration and matchmaking tool (https://miami.makemusicday.org/) in order to register and make concert arrangements with each other.

If you encounter problems, please contact us at info@buskerfestmiami.com and we’ll work through the problem together.

The matchmaking software asks for my facebook and website addresses. I don’t have facebook or a website. Does this mean I can’t register?

Facebook or a website is not required. We ask for the links to allow potential venues and performers to learn more about each other before committing to the match. After matchmaking is complete, our website will allow prospective audiences to sample your work and allow you to promote yourself. If you incorrectly enter information in these boxes, you won’t be allowed to continue. Information entered should be accurate, or the box should be left blank.

I’m a Venue. Why is there a check box that says “Accepting requests from artists to perform here?” I wouldn’t be signing up if I weren’t accepting performers.

When your venue is full, you will un-check this box. We’ll see your venue, and performance schedule, and see that it is full.

Why am I restricted to three choices for the type of music I perform or that my venue will accept?

This arbitrary limit is to make finding the right match easier. Use the “Other” choice and the description box to override this limitation. Then, you can tell us about your music styling in the description box. If you represent a venue open to all types of music- just say so in your description.

I see there is a box asking me how I will promote my performance and I have no idea how to promote my performance. Do I need to promote my performance or venue to participate?

Everyone who signs up on our matchmaking website should describe what they will do for promotion. We are counting on musicians and locations to promote their own shows, in all the ways that they normally would — sending out email blasts, putting notices on websites, texting all of their friends, etc. Maybe for you, promotion means telling your best friend and your Aunt Mary about your performance. That’s fine. If you know a lot about music promotion, this is a great opportunity to volunteer.

What will Make Music Miami do to help promote my concert?

We will list all concerts on the MMM website (with descriptions and links to artist websites, where available), and we’ll pitch stories about noteworthy concerts to the press. MMM neighborhood organizers also will promote the performances in their area with fliers, posters, etc.

I’ve signed up as an artist or a venue and I’m ready to make a match. Can you break down the approval process in the software for me?

You can see all of the details on any artist or performer who fits your search criteria from either the browse or account pages. Use the box with the drop down menus labeled “venue type”, “neighborhood” and “electricity” to narrow your choices. Use the small triangle to the left of the name of the artist or venue to see all of the details on that option. You can see all available venues and performers by selecting the browse feature, but the matchmaking actually happens on your account page.

I’ve looked at all of my options and chosen some possible venues or musicians. What happens now?

After you make a choice, that choice will receive an email to notify them. Then both sides need to confirm, modify or decline the opportunity. If you wish to modify, you should contact the other party to resolve the problem. When you agree on a match it will be recorded, and then MMM will then examine and send final approval to both parties. Before approval by artist, venue and the webmaster, your desired match will appear on your “Account” page under “My Performances”; note that until all three parties have approved, the match is “pending confirmation”. After approval by artist, venue, and MMM, the match will be recorded at “Performances”.

We completed our matchmaking last week, but our completed match still says “Pending Confirmation”. What gives?

MMM must confirm each performance before it is final. In most cases MMM will confirm your performance and venue match within two weeks. To allow for an ample assortment of musicians to fill out our matchmaking inventory, we will not begin confirming most matches before April 1st. If your venue and performer are certain you have a firm commitment, there is no need to worry, you are going steady and we will not force a break up.

Do I need to check in with my “Account” page to see if there are any pending matches?

No worries. When someone requests a match, you will be emailed a notification to login and check the match.

Let’s say I signed up two weeks ago as either a venue or a performer and no one has picked my venue/performance. When should I start to worry?

It may take time to make a match. Keep in mind that the registration will be open until June 14th, so new musicians and venues will be appearing over the entire time period. If you don’t see what you want today, come back at another time. Or, be creative in your matchmaking. Venues may contact musicians not already registered in the matchmaking software to ask them to sign up. Likewise, performers may contact venues where they’d like to perform and ask them to sign up as venues. Also consider that venues can be almost any public place in Miami where people can gather without impeding traffic. The playground down the street, the pet store’s parking lot, the plaza outside your office building could all be venues.

My performance was denied. Why?

Some reasons for a denial might be because the venue’s time slots all have been filled, or the venue cannot accommodate your type of music or number of performers. Don’t despair, try to find another match.

A venue or performer wants to modify my request for a match. What is required of me now?

The modify request in our matchmaking software is there to set up a performance schedule that works for both the venue and performer. If a request needs to be modified in some way other than time, you will need to contact the other party to work through details of the modification.

Other Participation Info

Who organizes this event?

Launched in 2018, Make Music Miami, a collective of Miami-based organizations, joins an informal confederation of over 800 cities worldwide in creating opportunities for all stripes of music makers to take to the streets to celebrate the summer solstice. Volunteer organizers in Miami will work throughout the city to help recruit musicians and venues, handle permits, and promote the concerts.

How can I get involved as a volunteer?

There are lots of ways to volunteer. Contact us at info@buskerfestmiami.com and we’ll run the options by you.

Can I donate to Make Music Miami?

We’re glad you asked! Contributions can be made online and are 100% tax-deductible. If you are interested in becoming a Make Music Miami sponsor, please contact us at info@buskerfestmiami.com.

Contact

Have Questions?

For general inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please email info@buskerfestmiami.com.

For more information about the national Make Music Day, visit https://www.makemusicday.org/.

Privacy Policy

    1. Definitions: All references to “we”, “us” and “our” below, are references to “Make Music Miami”, a project of Buskerfest Miami, a nonprofit organization based in Florida. All references to “you” or “your” are references to anyone who accesses or uses makemusicmiami.org (the “Website”) and/or utilizes the services and features offered by Make Music Miami on or though the Website or any other alternate websites utilized by Make Music Miami, and anyone who registers by email, at makemusicmiami.org, at such alternate website, by telephone, or in person as a musician or performer, or to provide a location for musicians or performers, or to otherwise participate in organizing and implementing any event that takes place in connection with Make Music Miami (referred to herein as a “Registration”). Other capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings set forth herein.

 

    1. Overview: When visiting the Website and/or utilizing the services and features offered by Make Music Miami on or though the Website or any other alternate websites utilized by Make Music Music or submitting a Registration, Make Music Miami may directly or indirectly request and/or otherwise collect certain personal information. This privacy notice (this “Privacy Notice”) describes what personal information may be collected by Make Music Miami from the Website and such other alternate websites and how such information and any information collected from any Registration (referred to herein collectively as the “Information”) is used by Make Music Miami. This Privacy Notice applies only to information collected online through the Website and such other alternate websites and any information collected from any Registration. Your visit to the Website and any such other alternate website is subject to this Privacy Notice. By accessing and using the Website and any such other alternate website you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Notice.

 

    1. Information We Collect

 

      1. Non-Personal Information: Make Music Miami or its partners, affiliates, representatives or agents may gather navigational information during each user’s visit to the Website or the other alternate websites utilized by Make Music Miami. In the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information (i.e. domain type, browser version, service provider and IP (Internet Protocol) address) may be collected. Such information may be gathered by Make Music Miami or its partners, affiliates, representatives or agents to learn more about the technical efficiencies of the Website (such as the time it takes a visitor to connect to the Website or download pages) and the use of the Website, including the areas of the Website that are most visited or the time of a last visit to a page on the Website. Make Music Miami uses this information to better understand and improve its users’ experience on the Website.

 

      1. Personal Information: When you register on the Website or the other alternative websites utilized by Make Music Miami or otherwise submit a Registration, Make Music Miami, or its partners, affiliates, representatives or agents will collect your name and email address and any other information you submit.If you are registering as a performer, you may be requested to provide your performer name, additional email addresses, contact information, biographical information and/or upload pictures or other media.If you are registering a venue, you may be requested to provide your venue name, additional email addresses, contact information (name and address), location, biographical information and upload pictures.We (or our partners, affiliates, representatives or agents) may also collect any personal information that you include in any email correspondence or correspondence by postal mail with Make Music Miami.When you submit your personally identifiable information to us, including through any of the foregoing means, you are giving your consent to the collection, retention, use, and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Notice. If you would prefer that we not collect any personally identifiable information from you, please do not provide us with any such information.

 

      1. Updates and Corrections: To update, correct or verify any information you provided to Make Music Miami, please feel free to contact us using the contact information provided on the Website.

 

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    2. How We Use and Disclose Your Information: Any personally identifiable information you provide to Make Music Miami or our partners, affiliates, representatives and agents is used to enable us to deliver, coordinate and organize events for Make Music Miami, to respond to your questions about our events or communicate with you about our events or other matters related thereto. Make Music Miami currently does not sell, rent or trade any of the personal information collected from you to third parties. However, Make Music Miami may use third parties to provide specific services, such as registering performers and venues for Make Music Miami events, certain fundraising and awareness activities and in connection with maintaining and/or operating the Website. These third parties may have or be provided access to and use of the information collected from you in connection with their performance of such services for Make Music Miami. Nothing in this Privacy Note will impede Make Music Miami’s right or ability to transfer, sell or otherwise dispose of any of its assets. In the event that Make Music Miami sells or transfers all or part of its business assets, performer or venue information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets or business of Make Music Miami are acquired by a third party, Information may be transferred as part of the acquisition.You should also be aware that we may disclose specific information about you if necessary to do so by law, regulation or governmental request or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect the users of the Website and/or related services, the Website or the public.

 

    1. Cookies: As is the standard practice on many websites, Make Music Miami may now or in the future use a browser feature known as a cookie or other similar technologies such as clear gifs on the Website, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. The cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive. Information collected from cookies may be used by Make Music Miami to evaluate the effectiveness of the Website, analyze trends and administer the Website. The information collected from cookies may help us to determine such things as which parts of the Website are most visited and difficulties our visitors may experience in accessing the Website. With this knowledge, we may be able to improve the quality of your experience on the Website by recognizing and delivering more of the most desired features and information, as well as by resolving access difficulties. Additionally, cookies will recognize whether you have visited the Website before and may allow personal features or access privileges to be offered to you. You may decline cookies by using the appropriate feature of your web software, if available; however, declining to use cookies may impede the ability of the Website to function properly.The Website may also use other technical methods to track visitor usage, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of a website. We may also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf that is personally identifiable.

 

    1. Privacy of Children: The Website is not directed to users under the age of 13. To comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, Make Music Miami does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 13 or provide any personally identifying information on children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. No information provided by users self-identified as children will knowingly be used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever.

 

    1. Links: For your convenience, the Website may contain links to other sites. Make Music Miami does not evaluate, is not responsible for and does not endorse the privacy practices, the terms and conditions (or the equivalent) or the content of any such sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites you link to from the Website or otherwise visit.

 

    1. International Users: If you are visiting the Website from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States and all information you provide will be processed and maintained in the Website servers and internal systems located within the United States.

 

    1. Changes to this Privacy Notice: Make Music Miami reserves the right to revise or remove this Privacy Notice at any time. If we materially revise the categories of information collected at the Website or how we use and/or disclose Information such revisions will be applied only to Information collected on a going forward basis. We will update the effective date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice to notify you that this Privacy Notice has been updated to reflect such revisions. Your continued participation in Make Music Miami or use of the Website or other submission of Information following notification of any revisions to this Privacy Notice in such manner shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Privacy Notice. You agree that the notice of revisions that we provide on the Website by updating the effective date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice shall be deemed reasonable notice for this purpose. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any revisions we may make to this Privacy Notice.

 

    1. Information Security: We limit access to personal information collected on the Website and utilize other technological and procedural safeguards when maintaining the Website. While we implement the above security measures on the Website, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

 

    1. Additional Information for California Residents: California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by email at info@buskerfestmiami.com. If you elect to contact us by email or postal mail, please include information in your email or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously respond to you.

 

    1. Governing Law: The interpretation and enforcement of this Privacy Notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida and by visiting the Website or otherwise submitting Information to us you are deemed to agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Florida with respect to any dispute arising from or in connection with this Privacy Notice or your participation in Make Music Miami. By visiting the Website or otherwise submitting Information to us you are also deemed to irrevocably and unconditionally waive any right to trial by jury in any action arising from or in connection with this Privacy Notice or your participation in Make Music Miami.

 

    1. Contact Us: If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or about Make Music Miami’s activities, please contact us by email at info@buskerfestmiami.com or by postal mail at: Buskerfest Miami, 1926 NW 17 ST, Miami, FL 33125.

 

Effective Date: March 2022