Make Music Liberty - 2024

Make Music Liberty


Make Music Day (and Make Music Liberty) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21 

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Seventeen years ago, the Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York.

Starting as a grassroots initiative by a team of volunteers, the event quickly became a critical and popular success. Today, over 6,000 New York musicians – amateurs and professionals, of all ages and musical persuasions – perform in more than 1,200 free, outdoor concerts each June 21, earning praise for their “inspiring” (New York Times) and “thrilling” (New Yorker) performances.

In recent years, other cities across the continent have launched their own Make Music celebrations. On June 21, 2023, 117 North American cities organized 4,791 free concerts… all on a single day. This year will be the 17th anniversary in the United States! Viva la France and Fête de la Musique!

Make Music Liberty (2024 – Our 9th Year):

On Friday, June 21, Liberty will join hundreds of cities in the US and throughout the world as we mark the beginning of summer with Make Music Liberty (hosted by the Liberty Arts Commission), a citywide, celebration of music open to all ages, all genres of music and all skill levels.  And, it’s all free.  Throughout the day, you may hear music being performed on sidewalks, residential porches, the steps of a church, a parking lot, in one of Liberty’s city parks or at a public place of business that has volunteered to be a host venue. Currently, Liberty is the only Northland location (aside from Kansas City) that hosts Make Music Day!

This is our 9th year for Make Music Liberty and it takes community involvement to make it all happen – participation by musicians, businesses and public spaces to host performers, volunteers to keep things on track, and funding to advertise and promote the event. So please contact us and signup!

Help us make this another great day in Liberty!

Make Music Liberty is sponsored by the City of LibertyThe Liberty Arts Commission is the arts advocacy agency for the City of Liberty and is supported, in part, by the Liberty Arts Foundation based, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supporting local arts).

Letter from our Director:

Registration/Matching site »

Please join us in this year’s celebration and, if you have any questions or problems, please let us know.
Now, Let’s get back to Making Music, Liberty!

Bill Stilfield
Event Director
Make Music Liberty


It’s Easy to Get Involved!

Please note: If you are trying to register on your cell phone, you may receive an error as your phone may have blocked a pop-up message confirming your registration. We suggest using a tablet, laptop or desktop computer for the initial registration step.

1. Be a Performer:

  • Create your profile by submitting a photo, a description of your act and any relevant website/social media links.
  • Check out the available venues and select one that will fit your needs.
  • Once you select venues and times, the venue will confirm your request, and you’re good to go.

Register Here for Make Music Liberty 2024 »

You may use the above link to go right to the Matching Site or search as the YouTube link suggests.

2. Host a Venue (location)

  • Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space.
  • Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to select your space independently.
  • The musician will confirm your request and you’re good to go.

Register Here for Make Music Liberty 2024 »

For help in registering, check out this YouTube video »


2024 Listings: Friday, June 21st


Mass Appeal

Organize YOUR Mass Appeal for 2024!

A mass appeal can be any open introduction or instructional gathering that is open to everyone. It could be a drum circle, bucket drumming, harmonica clinic, guitar clinic or vocal networking. Contact us about scheduling your mass appeal performance.


Current Press & Events (2024)

7 February, 2024 –

  • Planning has begun, Planning, advertising and marketing committees chart their goals
  • Added events are discussed to expand the scope of Make Music Liberty
  • Performer and Venue registration sites are activated and ready for enrollment (check the “Participate” section )

Past Press (2022)

a)  The Pitch KC 

b)  Liberty Courier Tribune – April 1, 2022

c)   In celebration of Make Music Day/Make Music Liberty-2022 the City of Liberty will be dying the City Fountain in front of City Hall-Brite Orange.

Past Press Events (2021)

a)  Make Music-Liberty returns June 21

b)  Favorite Moments by Kellie Houx

(c) Images from 2021 Make Music Liberty (S. Immelt-Photog)

Past Press Event (2020)

a)  Event canceled due to Covid -19


Past Press Events (2019)

(a)  Liberty Arts Commission readies for Fourth Make Music Liberty  (by Kellie Houx-23 April 2019

(b) Make Music Liberty Moves over two days this year (By Kellie Houx – 20 June 2019)

Past Events (2018) Articles

(a)    Make Music Liberty-Corbin Theatre

(b)  Make Music Liberty – Historic Downtown Liberty 

Past Events (2017) Articles

(a)  Liberty Arts Commission ready for second Make Music Day   by Kellie Houx -Apr. 26, 2017

(b)  Courier-tribune article – June 8th. 2017 by Kellie Houx

(c)  Kansas City Star (816 section)  June 14th, 2017 by Karen Ridder


Past Event News Coverage (2016)

We apologize for the dis-connection of the archived links of the following videos.  Transition of archive address are being sought since the newspaper changed names in early 2017

Arts Commission continues discussion on Make Music Day  by Kellie Houx, Liberty Tribune January 21, 2016

Let’s bring Make MusicLiberty to life.  Liberty Tribune,  Posted January 21, 2016

Liberty Arts Commission discusses “Make Music Day Liberty” by Kellie Houx, Liberty Tribune ,  March 15, 2016   [LINK]

Community to make a beautiful sound in Liberty :  [LINK]

Public welcome to sign up and perform at free celebration Festival is June 21, but musicians’ deadline to sign up is June 10   BY KAREN RIDDER Special to The Star (KC Star – June 1st, 2016)


Make Music Liberty Staff: 

Director & Event/Talent Manager – Bill Stilfield:

Bill Stilfield  (center)

General Event Information and volunteering:

Web Administrator – Shane Immelt:

Make Music Liberty is a fiscally sponsored organization working towards non-profit status. The event is free and open to the public.