Want to play? Want to host musicians? Volunteer?
The artist/venue “match-making” app, Solstice coming soon. Once live, follow these instructions:
Performers: Create your profile by submitting a photo, description of your act, and any relevant website/social media links. Check out the available venues and bid on one that will fit your needs. The venue will confirm your request, and you’re good to go.
Venues: 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 bid on your space independently. Confirm the connection and make sure your space is ready to go on June 21st!
Volunteers: Sign up now and we’ll get in touch to let you know about opportunities to get involved.
DEADLINE to register and make a match: June 20, 2019
Make Music Ontario is a citywide, street level music making celebration. There is a role for everyone and every organization in this DIY celebration – musicians, social media makers, businesses, restaurants, bars, neighborhood organizations, and non-profits. If you have an idea about how to add to the Make Music Markham merriment, and you have the time and skills to make your vision happen, we want to hear from you. Email us and we’ll hook you into the planning team.
Interested in performing during Make Music Ontario? Musicians of all abilities and genres are invited to showcase their talent and share their love of music! The event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, or preferred musical style can participate. We encourage you to embrace your inner musician, share music freely with your peers, and celebrate the rich musical diversity of your communities.
University of Toronto at Scarborough – Toronto, ON – 11 am – 3 pm
- Land Acknowledgement/Indigenous Music – 11 am
- Pride Raising Flag Ceremony – 12 pm
- Indigenous Music Circle – 12:30 pm
- Ukulele Jam – 1:00 pm
- Small Ensemble Performances – 1:45 pm -3:00 pm
Open Studio Art Cafe – Pickering, ON – 7 pm onward
- Free Open Mic Night (Just show up and register day of!)
Scarboro Music – Toronto, ON – 7 pm onward
- Beach Jam (or inside jam if inclement weather)
Are you interested in hosting an event? Make Music Ontario is a unique way to activate your space, engage your community, and inspire anyone and everyone to discover the joy of making music. Venues can be in front of or in stores and restaurants, front porches, parks, schools, and more. Venues may be located indoors or outdoors (preferably outdoors) and must be accessible to the general public without an entry fee. We’ll provide you with Make Music Ontario decals so that everyone in your community will know you support Make Music Ontario.
Musicians and venues participating in the surrounding areas must obtain their own permits with their town/city or the property owner.
Only matches made through the matchmaking software will receive permits to participate in Make Music Ontario. Make your match before June 20th to assure yourself a permit.
All matches made through the matchmaking software will appear on the Make Music Ontario map in early June.