Grab your guitars and dust off your drums — Make Music Federal Way is set for June 21 at the Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC).
Sponsored by the Federal Way Lions Club, Make Music Federal Way is from 4-8 p.m. June 21 at the PAEC Plaza (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South). This free event unites musicians and provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to enjoy live music as the community takes part in this global celebration on the first day of summer.
Make Music Federal Way is planning an ensemble from A Touch of Class Swing Band, live music presented by the Federal Way School of Music youth, 1960s music from the Marine Hills Folk Jam, trumpet solos from Emerald Downs’ Daniel Harrington, and marching music presented by the youthful Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline, according to project manager Jan Barber of Make Music Federal Way.
Attendees can take home free kazoos and harmonicas on a first-come, first-served basis, and two food trucks will be available on site.
The Federal Way Multi-Service Center will be collecting food donations, so attendees can bring non-perishable foods or cash donations. Social distancing and mask wearing is also encouraged.
Make Music Federal Way will be live-streamed for those who cannot enjoy the tunes in person. To watch, visit the MakeMusicFedWay Facebook page.
Depending on King County’s COVID-19 status, a “Plan B” for the event invites people to live-stream a musical melody from their home to their Facebook page, Barber said. This could be your string quartet, cell phone solo, or back porch blues, bluegrass, gospel, and more.
People are asked to tag their 1-2 minute video with #LiveFromHome and #MakeMusicFederalWay, and invite two musical friends to contribute, Barber said.
For more information, visit makemusicday.org/federalway.