(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Celebrate the arrival of Summer with free outdoor concerts as Make Music Englewood returns for its third year, joining over 1,000 worldwide locations on international Make Music Day. Make Music Day is held at outdoor locations every June 21 in honor of the Summer Solstice with origins in France as "La Fête de la Musique," and now is held in over 120 countries.
Concerts will take place at the Englewood Public Library lawn and at Veteran’s Park and other locations. Participation is open to music makers of all levels and genres. Those interested in performing or hosting an event at another outdoor venue in Englewood can register here.
Confirmed performers to date include local acts Dan Sheehan, Born 2 Blend, Kurley Skeletons, The Crescent Kings, Alexay Forest and Metamorphic Winds.
Events start at 2:00pm and run through 10:00pm at various locations. For schedule, rain plans and other details, visit www.makemusicday.org/englewood/
Make Music Day events are organized with, for, and by the community. They are inclusive to all kinds of performers and audience members. Events can happen in expected and unexpected places across the region, from sidewalks to community gardens, public parks to your front porch. Performers can live stream their concert live in-person or virtually from home.
Any musician–amateur or professional, young or old–is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, neighbors, schools, churches, and organizations of all shapes and sizes can sign up to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.
Music Music Englewood intends to bring people together, boost creativity, and spread joy. Step into summer, reconnect with your neighbors, feel the music in you, and let it out!
Make Music Englewood is sponsored by the Englewood Public Library, Bergen Community College and The Englewood Parks and Recreation Department.
Dan Sheehan and band will be presenting songs from The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis, a concert experience calling attention to the urgency of the climate crisis featuring songs telling stories of people around the globe already facing severe consequences of climate change and songs urging citizens of the world to take action.
Born2Blend, fronted by the harmonies of singers Divinity Montijo and Georgia Cassidy, bring to Make Music Englewood a modern sound with funky basslines, irresistible grooves, and the smooth and soulful vocal work from which they take their name.
Kurley Skeletons is an indie-rock band that originated from Bergen County. The frontman, Heni, got really tired of playing by themselves, so they forced the drummer, Enzo, to join. Anna, Piero, and Brandon were later held against their will for 72 hours until they agreed to join the band, Kurley Skeletons. Influenced by math rock, and pop rock, Kurley Skeletons came out with their first single, "The Confused Octopus and The Enchanted Penguin." They are now play at local bars, and venues around New Jersey.
Metamorphic Winds was formed in 2004 in order to perform all genres of chamber music in styles ranging from classical to jazz to light pop. Their members perform in the pit orchestras of Broadway theaters as well as area orchestras and chamber ensembles. They have performed all over the New York tri-state area in venues as diverse as The Festival of the Arts in Nyack, NY, Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ, or the Sousa Bandshell in NY. Since we are so near to Juneteenth, this concert will feature music by African American composers performed by an all female group comprised of: Christine MacDonnell Mikki Ryan Erika Friedman Tessa Dolce.
Alexay Forest will perform their unique genre dubbed “Electro-Symphonic/Metal". Alexay Forest (Juan Camilo) is a music artist from Colombia living in United States since 2016.
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