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Make Music Day Spooner Shell Lake

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Make Music Spooner-Shell Lake is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year. Concerts and events can happen just about anywhere — at businesses, neighborhoods, churches, organizations, schools, libraries — and especially on streets, sidewalks, and parks across our towns.

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music is celebrated on the same day every year in more than 1,000 cities in dozens of countries around the world. Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — participates to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Make Music Day nurtures our souls through the joy of music and its ability to bring people together.


Start planning your music event now for Friday, June 21, 2024.

Host Site and Musician Registration now open

GO TO: http://spooner-shelllake.makemusicday.org/ to register as a host site, a participant looking for a site, or an event that is already planned with a known venue.

A HOST SITE: provides a physical location for events. It can be a business, a park, a sidewalk, a lakefront, a library or a grassy lawn at your home or church –– or a place we haven’t thought of yet!

MUSICIANS: One, two a dozen! Share your music or lead a participatory event. All ages, all skill levels, all genres are welcome.

SUPPORTERS: Donations of time, funds, instruments, and equipment will all help make this first ever Make Music Spooner-Shell Lake a success!

Questions? Contact us: spooner-shelllake@makemusicday.org

Who else is taking part?

Over 21 artists, including:

  • Barry Nelson
  • Better Together
  • Country Joe’s One Man Band
  • David “Wire” Heinsohn
  • Esa
  • Good Folk
  • Heather Fleishauer (cello)
  • Lakeside Steel- PANtastic!
  • Nan Hendry Ukelele Fun Shop!
  • Nan Hendry and Friends
  • NorthWoods Strings
  • Phil Warner and Kim Hopkins
  • Piano in the Park
  • Shell Lake Arts Center Camp Jazz Ensemble
  • Tommy Ray
  • Yata and The Purple Pelicans
  • Chad Kostner
  • Joe Weiss
  • 2 Sisters
  • Dan Schullo

Over 18 venues, including:

  • 50+ Wellness Center Washburn County
  • Arts in Hand Gallery
  • Glenview Assisted Living Center
  • Maple Ridge (Dove Healthcare)
  • Purple Pelican Gallery
  • Railroad Park Spooner
  • Round Man Brewing Co
  • Schmitz’s Economart
  • Shell Lake Arts Center
  • Shell Lake Beach Pavilion
  • Shell Lake Public Library
  • Spooner Centennial Park
  • Spooner Health — Cafe/Patio
  • Spooner Health — Reception
  • Spooner Public Library
  • Strongman Smokehouse
  • The Dock Coffee
  • Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum


Would you like to help support Spooner-Shell Lake’s first ever Make Music Day?

You can!

Click https://www.makemusicday.org/donate/ It will take you to the Make Music Alliance “Donate” page. There you can contribute via PayPal. If you prefer to send a check the address is provided on that page.

IMPORTANT: Make a note in PayPal or on your check that your support is for Spooner-Shell Lake.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT: Volunteer your time: Some host sites will need a manager; help promote this celebration; assist events with set-up. Got any old instruments? Lend them or donate them. Have other music related equipment? Lend it or donate it. Contact us spooner-shelllake@makemusicday.org

Thank you for supporting our homegrown and worldwide celebration of music.

Intermezzo Music Club’s Make Music Day 2024 project is fiscally sponsored by the Make Music Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Please contact us at spooner-shelllake@makemusicday.org for additional information.