International Make Music Day is an annual music celebration that encourages citizens to play music outside in their neighbourhoods or in public spaces and parks.

Here’s how to celebrate music all weekend: 

Time Out Student Night – Thursday 18 June

If you’d prefer to make the music yourself, 88mph are shouting students $6 basics every Thursday from 4pm. light-up the dance floor or head into a private room for  80’s karaoke, bottle service and priority access to the bar.

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Acoustic Fridays at Hotel Kurrajong

Back after Covid with Acoustic Friday Sessions. Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after a long working week. Join Hotel Kurrajong Canberra’s courtyard on Fridays and enjoy live music by local Canberran talent and our very own pop up bar featuring refreshing beverages. Free entry.

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Outside the Cube Live Stream Party – Friday 19 June

DJ Rawson brings cube vibes to the home. BYO, zoom your mates and tune into the Facebook page every Friday night from the comfort of your PJs.

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Live in ya lounge room – Friday 19 & Saturday 20 June

Friday 7.30-8.30pm
𝗔𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝗼𝘃𝗲
An Inconvenient Groove remain Canberra’s foremost funky purveyors of climate truth. This set will comprise of some old favourites, some newer tracks and cuts from their 2019 debut album AlGoreRhythms.
L𝘂𝗰𝘆 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗴𝗲 & 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗯𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗼𝘄𝘀
Lucy Ridge & the Derby Widows are here to zhuzh up your night with their energetic soul jams, blues licks, and bold brass.

Saturday 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Los Chavos are very excited to team up with the Live In Ya Lounge crew to get your LATIN SKA + REGGAE vibes on from the comfort of your own home with our ROOTS REGGAE mates Kopasetic!

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Lucky Jim Live – Saturday 20 June

Hosted by Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra-based musician and teacher Jim Sharrock presents Lucky Jim Live, a raucously fun live-streamed show for primary-aged kids and their families. Join Jim and interact online in real-time as he performs original music and engages the whole family through play, song and dance.

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International Make Music Day – Sunday 21 June 16

MusicACT is calling on all Canberra region musicians and music lovers to register to play and sing on their patios, balconies, sidewalks and driveways for just 20 minutes on 21 June at 2pm. Help keep the sounds of the city alive! By registering you will be entered into the draw to win some prizes including music vouchers, lessons & recording studio time.

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