Make Music Los Angeles (MMLA) is a day of making and enjoying music and is celebrated in 800 cities and 110 countries around the world on the summer solstice. Since 2014, the city of Santa Monica has joined the countywide celebration by supporting concerts in our parks. This year, the the region-wide celebration of music-making takes place in a whole new way. Musicians are invited to participate by playing music throughout the City, while practicing social distancing.

Music is a form of self and cultural expression and connects us to others. Especially at this time, from having to physically distance due to COVID-19, to the call for a more just society, participating in MMLA can help strengthen community by connecting people with their neighbors or strangers, through the power of music. We hope you’ll join in adding to the many musical sounds that will fill Santa Monica during this all-day celebration. You can also grab your dad to make music together for a musical Father’s Day in your home, or own your porch.

People of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to perform, either virtually or in-person between the hours of 11 am and 11 pm on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Virtual options include performances on Facebook, Zoom or Skype. In-person examples include performing:
• from a porch or your window
• while walking or driving along the street, such as a mobile, strolling live concert with two or three physically-distanced musicians
• for residents sheltering at home or for shoppers running essential errands in a business district
• a sing-along, or a window serenade at nursing homes or for other vulnerable populations

In-person performances need to take precautionary measures so as not to spread COVID-19 by adhering to the LA County Department of Public Health’s Guidance for Social or Physical Distancing, including maintaining at least 6 feet from others, wearing a cloth face covering, and taking care to cover the end of wind instruments when near people.

Find out how to participate as a performer – Visit and click Participate, and submit your performance details. You will need to create an account and log in.

Find out more about events taking place in Santa Monica on the city’s website – CLICK HERE for more info on its participation in MMLA, or go to the HOME page and scroll down to see events.