Mike Risko Music brings the worldwide Make Music Day Celebration to local residents with Make Music Ossining/ Briarcliff on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Make Music Day is an annual one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities locally coordinated by Mike Risko Music are part of this global celebration of music making taking place in over 750 cities. Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, Ossining and Briarcliff are the first and only communities in Westchester to be celebrating Make Music Day. This event has steadily grown with venues increasing for musical events from just 6 last year to 25 local host venues for this year’s event.
Mike Risko Music is inviting everyone to join in the global music celebration. If you aren’t participating as a performer, you can come be an audience member. Or simply make music in your own back yard.
The exciting day will start off at the Mike Risko Music School at 144-146 Croton Avenue with a light breakfast and morning “Jam” session with the Mike Risko Band and friends. Participants then can help the Mike Risko team “spread” music all over the community throughout the day. People can meet there and join their Flash Mob as they go on a tour of all the venues participating in the event. Community members can download the free Make Music Day App on their iPhones and/or follow the musical lineup and check out all the shows and pop up concerts planned for the day in Ossining and Briarcliff. The complete list of musical events can also be accessed through the Mike Risko Music website. The Flash Mob will check in throughout the day on the Make Music Ossining Briarcliff Facebook page which you can follow and try to meet up with them.
“By hosting and organizing this international event we are taking the two things we love, music and business and marrying them together which enables us to support so many fellow businesses in this area in addition to promoting the music world,” said Mike Risko. “Making music positively affects the community at large and we are excited to officially kick off the summer by turning our community into a stage and celebrating the many talented musicians all over the area.” This global event is presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and has members and partners from coast to coast, including Mike Risko Music, opening their doors and bringing together their communities’ celebrations of Make Music Day. According to NAMM making music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. By participating in Make Music Day, Mike Risko Music, is one of more than 50 U.S. communities encouraging every form of music making while community members band together and play in free public concerts. For more information on Make Music Day visit Musichttp://www.mikeriskomusicschool.com/makemusicday.html