Enjoy free outdoor musical events throughout the city during the second annual Make Music Day Beverly Hills on Tuesday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Presented by the city’s Community Services Department, in partnership with the Beverly Hills Arts and Culture Commission, Make Music Day Beverly Hills features fun activities in unique spaces. It is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.
Different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day concerts are performed by anyone who wants to play music. The Make Music Day Beverly Hills schedule begins with Musical Family Story Time at the Beverly Hills Public Library from 10-11 a.m. Join library storytellers outside in the Civic Center Plaza at 450 N. Rexford Drive for musical family story time. For information, call (310)288-2211.
Ladurée in Beverly Hills, a French-purveyor of macarons, will play classic French music from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The event celebrates the Fête de la Musique, a world famous festival founded 40 years ago in France. Ladurée is located at 311 N. Beverly Drive. For information, call (310)623-1100.
From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy a drum circle and Music Mends Minds program at Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive. Visit the park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and join the community in playing drums and singing. Some percussion instruments will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring makeshift drums to use such as pots and pans. From 1:30-3 p.m., the Music Mends Minds program will be offered, offering socialization through music-making. For information about the events at Roxbury Park, call (310)285-6840
From 5:30-6:30 p.m., guitarist and songwriter Michael Tanenbaum will perform a backyard concert at 231½ S. Gale Drive. Tanenbaum performs original compositions of Jewish music on acoustic guitar, influenced by The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Shlomo Carlebach. For information, call (310)993-9564.
Pianist and vocalist Selinda will perform from 8-9 p.m. in her backyard at 1610 N. Beverly Drive. A graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music in China and a 2015 finalist on “China’s Got Talent,” Selinda will perform original music representing a fusion of Chinese and American musical forms. For information, call (818)468-8422.
Organizers are excited about Make Music Day Beverly Hills and encourage everyone to participate.
“I have had a life-long passion for music. And with music as the universal language of love for the world, it so exciting to bring Make Music Day Beverly Hills to our community for people to gather and participate and enjoy the gift of music,” Arts and Culture Commissioner Karla Gordy Bristol said. “I am so honored to be a part of the Arts and Culture Commission, working with an amazing team of commissioners and community services staff, bringing important and significant programs like Make Music Day Beverly Hills to enhance the arts and culture experience in our city.”
“We are thrilled to expand on the success of last year’s inaugural Make Music Day Beverly Hills,” Director of Community Services Jenny Rogers added. “And we hope the community will join us in making beautiful music together as we celebrate the power of music and music making.”
For information and schedule, visit beverlyhills.org/makemusicday
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