Make Music Upper Perk takes place every year on the first day of summer, June 21st, throughout the Upper Perkiomen Valley; free music concerts held indoors and outdoors, in local parks, green spaces, libraries, coffeehouses, local businesses, community centers, everywhere and anywhere musicians of all ages and abilities and instrumental preference would like to perform. A full performance schedule will be widely distributed online and on paper in May. Of course, one might also just stumble across a public performance on the sidewalk, while getting some coffee, or a book at the library, or on the way to workout at the local YMCA.

UPDATE – Make Music Upper Perk will be going virtual on Sunday, June 21, 2020. This year, unlike other years, folks from all over the country, and all over the world, will be able to watch and hear the musicians at Virtual Make Music Upper Perk 2020! 

We invite everyone to watch and be part of our eighth year celebrating music in the Upper Perkiomen Valley; all day, all free, and all online on Facebook and YouTube!


Upper Perkiomen Valley is in Pennsylvania (northeastern PA, 40 miles north of Philadelphia, 17 miles from Allentown, 10 miles from Quakertown)


We always welcome volunteers – be a part of this community and world-wide celebration of music.

We need roadies, on-site volunteers for the day of the event, and more. Check out our detailed volunteer information and sign up today!

Sign up for musicians to play at Make Music Upper Perk on June 21st closed on April 20, 2020. Music makers of all ages, abilities, and genres are invited to be part of this event.

Make Music Upper Perk (MMUP) is part of National Music Day which is always held on June 21st. National Music Day has been a National Holiday in France since 1982 and is now celebrated in over 500 cities around the world. This is a free event organized by volunteers, co-sponsored by ValleyArtScene and GraceNotes Piano Studio. Donations may be made with MMUP donation form or via our Kickstarter campaign in March. Make Music Upper Perk received non-profit 501c3 status in late 2019.


MMUP is officially part of  Fete de la Musique – look for us on their world map!


Make Music Upper Perk is ALWAYS free and open to the public.

Get the latest news by following our Facebook page and Twitter @MakeMusicUP (#MMUP19 and #MakeMusicUpperPerk), as well as checking out the pages here at ValleyArtScene.

Let us know if you are setting up your own stage and free concert for MMUP on June 21st and we’ll list it online.

Feel free to make music wherever you are – including your front porch!

(Photographs above were taken by Kristi Morris of Littlewing Studios, Pennsburg, during MMUP2015.)

11 Responses to MMUP FAQs

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  2. Howard says:

    We are surprised this is a Fri when many are at work. What are the hours?

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  4. Do you have a map of the venues somewhere that I could pass on to those who are not as familiar with the area?

  5. A map of the venues is a great idea. I’ll see what I can do over the next 24-48 hours.

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