The El Paso International Music Foundation invites all El Pasoans to join Make Music Day for a global celebration of music on Monday, June 21, 2021.


The origins of Make Music Day first initiated in France as the Fête de la Musique in the early 80s. Today the free worldwide music celebration is held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries.

Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. No matter your musical background or skill level, everyone young and old of every musical persuasion are encouraged to take to the outdoors to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.


This year, the El Paso International Music Foundation is hosting the second year of participation with Make Music El Paso with a full line-up of events at Keystone Heritage Park / El Paso Botanical Gardens and across the city, including online performances.


The day's events include "Rockin' Tykes," a toddler music immersion program targeting developmental milestones; "On a Hike Note," a hike through our amazing mountainside with live keyboardists Carla Riojas and Hazel Ruby as the soundtrack; Window Serenades, performed by Youth Opera of El Paso students at several Senior Living Centers.

In addition, this will be the first in-person multi-disciplinary musical presentation at Keystone Heritage Park / El Paso Botanical Gardens, with diverse performances ranging from music made using flower pots or other everyday items through a performance by the El Paso Opera.


The free concert at Keystone Heritage Park / El Paso Botanical Gardens will begin at 10:30 am and will continue throughout the day until sundown. Attendees are highly encouraged to take plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, and a blanket to sit on. Food trucks will also be on-site throughout the day.


Keystone Heritage Park / El Paso Botanical Gardens Schedule:

  • 10:30 am - Rockin’ Tykes (a toddler music immersion program)
  • 11:15 am - Twisted Hams (quirky, irreverent rock)
  • 12:15 pm - Junk-O-Phonics (making music out of everyday items)
  • 1:15 pm - Drum Circle
  • 2:00 pm - Flower Pots (making music using flower pots)
  • 3:00 pm - Raymon Arreola (rock alternative)
  • 4:00pm - Ukulele Class
  • 5:00 pm - El Paso Opera
  • 5:30 pm - Feline Fox (blues/indie)
  • 6:30 pm - Dusty Low (alternative country/folk/Americana)
  • 7:30 pm - Coco Butter (Psychedelic Disco)

In addition to the live presentations, the El Paso International Music Foundation also will host local artist live feeds on the Make Music Day El Paso Facebook page, on June 21st. Performers include Elia Esparza, Dulce Mal, Emily Davis, and a harmonica class from instructor Jason McInnis, highlighting some of our community’s talented musicians.

We strongly encourage everyone to take the day (during the summer solstice - the longest day of the year) – to make music in your homes, out in your neighborhoods, or wherever the music takes you.

For anyone who would like to share, tag your musical experiences with #makemusicelpaso, and shared selected entries will be posted on the Make Music El Paso Facebook page, as well as on other local music pages.

Celebrate the summer solstice and make music for all to hear and dance on Make Music Day 2021.

  • Make Music Day - Free Concert
  • Keystone Heritage Park / Botanical Garden
  • 4200 Doniphan, El Paso TX 79922
  • 10:30 am to sundown
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

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