Yes, even with snow predicted to fall tomorrow, we are thinking about the first day of summer – June 21st – which most importantly for us is the day for Make Music Upper Perk; all free, all day, for all ages, all over the Upper Perkiomen Valley, celebration of music, music festival!
The first meeting between Make Music Upper Perk organizers and representatives from various venues where musicians will be playing this year (including local businesses, non-profits, and churches) was held on January 11, 2018, in preparation and anticipation for this year’s Make Music Upper Perk (MMUP), which will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (If you are curious as to main locations where musicians played last year, check out the 2017 venue map!)
Volunteers, those who’ve been part of MMUP in the past, and newcomers who’d like to get involved, will be meeting for the first time this year on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Java & Bake Company, 231 Main Street, East Greenville, PA. If you are curious as to some of the volunteer options, or unable to attend the meeting but would still like to be involved, take a look at the our volunteer page and/or sign up to volunteer online!
Starting this Thursday on February 1st, through April 20, 2018, one can sign up online to perform at this year’s Make Music Upper Perk. Sign up options include live music performance (concert, gig, session, jam etc), participatory events such as workshops, and public gatherings for music participation (sing-alongs, drums, guitars, kazoos, etc).
Gather your friends, dust off your instruments, and sign up – anyone and everyone is invited to participate – students, amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between – all musical genres are welcome (but do keep it family friendly).
Our roving photographers, Kristi Morris of Littlewing Studio (Pennsburg, PA) and Art Olsen have taken many wonderful photos during Make Music Upper Perk over the years. Photographs from last year’s event, Make Music Upper Perk 2017, may be viewed online by filing the links below (anyone interested in digital copies or prints should contact the photographers);
MMUP is a free event organized by volunteers with musicians who are not compensated and a public that is not charged. Make Music Upper Perk is co-sponsored by ValleyArtScene and Grace Note Piano Studio. Donations may be made with MMUP 2018 donation form or via our Kickstarter campaign in March. Make Music Upper Perk is in the process of seeking non-profit 501c3 status.