Live tunes and sunshine were plentiful on Monday evening at the third annual Make Music Federal Way.
On June 21, more than 1,000 cities in over 120 countries celebrated Make Music Day around the world. About 45 people attended the one-day music festival outside of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center on the summer solstice.
Various musicians took to the stage under the sun and performed their talents — from a trumpeter welcome by Emerald Downs Track Bugler Daniel Harrington to upbeat songs from the Marine Hills Folk Jam band.
Presented by the Federal Way Lions Club, Make Music Federal Way allowed community members of all ages to enjoy the beauty of live music together after a year of separation.
“We’re in the process of establishing an annual function for the city,” said Lions Club President Roger Hershey. “It’s important for the city to have a variety of functions – people like to do their own things and one of the things people like to do is music.”
Hershey said he hopes to garner enough community support to create a music scholarship for local students presented by the Lions Club.
To a symphony of kazoos and drum beats on pizza boxes, crowd members joined in the festivities while others enjoyed the show with bites from Pecos Pit smoky BBQ favorites and BeanFish Taiyaki.
For more information on Make Music Federal Way, visit makemusicday.org/federalway/.