Thursday, June 21, 2018
Navy Pier joins Make Music Chicago, the citywide celebration of a global day of music, inviting “citizen musicians” of all levels to come out and play!
Vivian Garcia is a Chicago based singer-songwriter. Her musical journey has taken her from studying rumba flamenca rhythms in Granada, Spain to jamming with international folk musicians in Madrid as well as singing with various bands in Chicago. Cold Bed is her first album and her latest EP In Between Times was released February 26th 2016. Her bilingual single Ven Conmigo was featured on season 4 of Emmy nominated show East Los High. She’s performed at many local venues and festivals including Taste of Chicago, and Metro. She opened twice for Grammy winning act La Santa Cecilia. Vivian is currently working on new collaborations for 2018.
Learn a Tune with the Peoples Music School of Chicago
The People’s Music School is the first and only completely free music school of its kind in the country. Founded 40 years ago in Uptown by an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, the school has grown into a strong community movement serving nearly 700 underserved students across Chicago who would not otherwise be able to afford this. Through rigorous, intensive after school music instruction, students learn character-building skills that transfer to all areas of life. The school is proud to have a 100% graduation rate and has alumni studying all types of science, liberal arts, and other majors at universities across the country.
MER’s Music Showcase
MER invites Chicago’s finest artists to partake in a “songwriters in the round” session. This stripped down format gives front men/women a chance to step back from their bands and deliver their stories and music as they were originally contrived. Catch this unique vibe and enjoy the sincere delivery of Chicago’s most dedicated songwriters!
Glottal Attack – Formed in 2006, Glottal Attack is an a capella madrigal group of professors and graduate students from the English Department at Loyola University. They have sung music ranging from medieval to contemporary in ten languages by composers from Palestrina to Philip Glass.
Mamma Mia! Sing-Along Truck
In New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, fans can dance, jive and have the time of their lives while singing their favorite ABBA songs, accompanied by live musicians. In celebration of the new original movie musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” the sing-along trucks will make stops at several locations in each city throughout the day.
Every June 21st, Make Music Chicago helps Chicagoans celebrate their ability to make music, regardless of age, ability or preferred musical style. Completely different from a typical music festival, this music festival 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.
Based on the French Fête de la Musique, Make Music Chicago was first presented by Rush Hour Concerts in 2011 at the request of French Consul General Graham Paul. Chicago joins 800 cities in 120 countries across the globe, making the Fête de la Musique the world’s largest single day music celebration.
Make Music Chicago is a proud member of the Make Music Alliance, connecting Chicago with over 60 other U.S. cities in celebrating this day of music.
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