|“Reading With A Rapper is thrilled to participate in Make Music Day, as music plays a vital role in our program,” said Jarren Small, CEO of Reading With A Rapper. “We encourage everyone in the City to use this day to create and share music with anyone willing to listen. We are also looking forward to our talented artist BuddieRoe performing at Houston’s City Hall on June 21st.”
“Musicians are encouraged to reach out to the Houston Professional Musicians’ Association office to apply for funding for their performances,” said Alex Navarro, President of HPMA (the local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians). “Houston, thank you for supporting your Houston Professional Musicians!”
We encourage you to join Mayor Turner, our Consular Corps, Cultural Districts (Arts District Houston, East End Cultural District, Fifth Ward Cultural District, Houston Museum District, Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District, Theater District Houston, Third Ward Cultural District) and many more for Make Music Houston.
Make Music Houston programming currently includes:
• City Hall Ceremony — A series of performances including RWAR artist BuddieRoe are scheduled on the steps of City Hall after a few words from the Mayor and the French Consular General to kick-off Make Music Day in Houston.
• French Consulate — The Consulate General of France in Houston leads musical programming to inspire and encourage music-making among other local consulates.
• Cultural Districts — Houston’s seven designated Cultural Arts Districts will participate in activating community facilities and spaces with live music and collaborations among musicians.
o Midtown Cultural Arts District’s iconic sign located at Bagby Park (415 Gray Street) will be wrapped with a design from a local Houston artist to honor and celebrate our national Juneteenth holiday. On June 21st, musicians are scheduled to perform in front of the sign. The backdrop serves as a reminder of our country’s history as we conclude a celebration of deep cultural heritage in Texas.
o Arts District Houston will host Nameless Sound, a 17-person improvising orchestra featuring an original score for improvisation, specifically suited to the SITE Gallery (2101 Winter Street, under the rice silos at Sawyer Yards). Attendees are invited to walk through the silos to hear different instruments throughout the space from 6-8 pm that evening.
• Mass Appeal – People of all ages and skill levels will join both online and in-person settings to make music in large, single-instrument groups.