The 16th Street Mall will come alive with the sound of music this afternoon when Denver musicians — performing in conjunction with musicians in hundreds of cities around the world — will gather to celebrate World Music Day with an eclectic variety of instruments and styles.
“Music really brings a spirit to a city,” says Tami Door, organizer of Make Music Denver and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “Whether it’s celebrating, honoring someone or mourning a loss, music brings people together around a common platform, regardless of where you come from.”
For Make Music Denver, the DDP put a call out to the community, asking anyone who was interested to play. More than 160 bands and 300 musicians responded, Door says. “Musicians love it, and are coming out of the woodwork to play — and that’s not even counting the amateur musicians who will randomly show up. This is a nonprofit event; it’s free for everyone. We provide the funding, the permits and the stage to celebrate music and give a gift to the community.”
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Make Music Denver will run throughout the day at various locations around the mall; for more information, visit makemusicdenver.com.
Fri., June 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 2013