As a certain puckered-lipped Englishman once sang: “Summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the streets, boy!”
We’re lovers, not fighters, around here, but we like the sentiment all the same. Summer is here, and it’s time to make the most of it. And we can’t think of a better way to make the most of it than by going out to Make Music Nashville on June 21 (that’s the summer solstice, a.k.a. the longest day of the year, a.k.a. the best day ever).
Not familiar with Make Music Nashville? No worries, our street-fighting friend, that’s what we’re here for. MMN is an all-day, open-access, DIY festival that takes place in various neighborhoods across Middle Tennessee on June 21 every year. The fest aims to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests, and walks of life. Basically it’s a music festival for anyone and everything—participation is encouraged from all ages, genres, and abilities. Coachella this is not (thank God).
This year MMN will include drum circles, ukulele jams, and spoon jams across more than 30 local venues (including everywhere from Fort Houston to The Nashville Zoo to a Music City Circuit Bus). Plus, there’s going to be free performances by Chris Scruggs, Fats Kaplin, and more than 130 other musicians.
Peep the full schedule and venue lineup here, and get working on your spoon skills!