See you on Thursday, June 21, 2018!
” a one day celebration of the role of music in our lives”
Upper Perkiomen Valley, Pennsylvania (northeastern PA, 40 miles north of Philadelphia, 17 miles from Allentown, 10 miles from Quakertown)
We invite everyone to come out and be a part of our sixth year celebrating music in the Upper Perkiomen Valley; all day, all free, all over the Valley.
Make Music Upper Perk (MMUP) is part of a world-wide celebration of music held every year in 108 countries on the summer solstice, June 21st; always free and open to the public. MMUP is an all-volunteer event. No one, not even the musicians, is paid.
Musicians come from the Upper Perk Valley and surrounding areas, and include amateurs and professionals; ranging in ages from 5 years old to 80+?, playing and singing all types of music from folk to Celtic to punk rock; jazz to pops orchestra to Sousa.
Mark your calendar to today for Make Music Upper Perk 2018 – Thursday, June 21st. If you have ideas or suggestions for 2018’s festival, let us know
Volunteers are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up as well.
We are always looking for folks to help with publicity, social media, a “maestro of spontaneous fun” (set up mass performance opportunities; sing-alongs, drum-alongs, guitar-alongs, etc,) blog writers, musician outreach, student outreach, bakers, roadies, videographers, photographers, and more. Check out our detailed volunteer information and sign up today!
Make Music – where everything is free and it’s all open to the public! We are part of the international event; “Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. It takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.” Make Music Upper Perk is officially part of Fete de la Musique – look for us on their world map!
“National Music Day is music in the streets, music in your church, music in the cafes, the parks, and wherever you feel like playing. National Music Day is the one day a year we celebrate the central role of music in our lives and our country through free, open, and accessible events throughout the U.S. and the world.” http://nationalmusicday.org/
Every June 21st is National Music Day.
If you would like to add your venue and find your own musicians (whether it be a church choir, a brass quartet, or one person with a guitar) and merely list that event on the website program, that too would be fine. Tell us, and it will be included in the publicity and in the online program.
Make Music Upper Perk is a free event organized by volunteers, co-sponsored by ValleyArtScene and Grace Notes Piano Studio.
See what happened at Make Music Upper Perk over the last 3 years by checking out photos, vine videos on ValleyArtScene’s Twitter feed , and longer videos and other postings at our MMUP Facebook page (and like us on Facebook, while you are there).
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);
We also made the local papers:
Annual Music Festival Celebrates Abundance of Local Talent (2014 article)
A special thank you to those
who are supporting us financially in 2018!
- The Creeden Family
- The Grohowski Family
- Karin Lea and Rick Hummel
- Fred and Pam Morris
- Margaret Cox
- Amity and Cory Grim and Family
- Chris and Susan High
- The Howe Family
- Forrest and Betty Kreiger
- Peter and Brenda Pardun
- Revs. Pence and Family
- The Piza Family
- Grafton Piano
- The Buckwalter Family
- Rosemarie and Richard Hartzell
- Michele Hohlfeld, RE/MAX Realtors
- Priscilla Kistler
- Cathy Olsen
- Perkiomen Animal Hospital
- Catharine Roseberry
- Trudy Royer
- Diane and Bob Tipping
- Frank and Donna Falk
- Deborah and Tim Clemens
- Life Long Learning