June 21, 2016 - 9:00am

Make Music Platteville is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. This year marks Platteville’s entry into the international summer solstice music celebration, we join over 700 communities around the world in kicking off summer by filling the city with music. Make Music Platteville turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

2016 provides us with our first mid-week event, opening new possibilities for venues and musicians. Coffee shops, restaurants and businesses all over Platteville will be looking for musicians to fill their locations with song.  Lunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by school musicians. And after 5, the city will explode with music.

What is Make Music Platteville?                                            

  • Make Music Platteville is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone
  • A way for all of Platteville to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • Make Music Platteville is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When will Make Music Platteville take place?

The first Make Music Platteville will take place on the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

For more details go to http://makemusicday.org/platteville/

or talk with Robin about participating in Make Music Day at the Driftless Market

Full Schedule Driftless Market:

MooGrass String Band: 11:00am - 12pm 
Americana / Bluegrass
MooGrass is a 4 piece band, banjo, fiddle, guitar and bass. We play old time and bluegrass music with beautiful vocal harmonies. We have played venues in the local area for 10 years.

Just the Two of US: 12:00pm - 1:00 PM
Americana / Bluegrass / Other
We play old time songs on the banjo and fiddle

Stay Tuned: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Classic Country (Yodeling Alert)

Acoustic Demolition Team: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Folk / Country / Americana / Bluegrass
Bruce Schmidt & Ron Toule bring to life a rich musical mix of American bluegrass, folk, blues and old-time country music with guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocal harmony. Both have played in a variety of coffee houses and small venues for the past 45 years, and recently combined their talents in a strong musical coalition.

UUUU *: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pop / Folk / Americana / Bluegrass
* Ukelele Strum and Sing Along led by the Unitarian Universalist Ukelele Union
The Unitarian Universalist Ukulele Union (UUUU) is a loosely organized group of about 12 ukulele lovers from the tri-state area who gather frequently to jam, perform and just have fun with this little four-stringed instrument. The group includes novice strummers and seasoned musicians who play songs in a variety of musical genres. New strummers are welcomed. Attendees may bring their own ukuleles if they would like to jam with the UUUU or just come to sing along or listen in.