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Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21, the longest day of the year. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo metro is excited to join in the celebration! Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day - FMWF Metro is open to anyone who wants to take part. The aim is for every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — to pour into the streets, parks, plazas and porches of the FMWF Metro to share their music with family, friends, neighbors and strangers. And all of it is free and open to the public.

To close out Make Music Day, Broadway Square is also hosting its third Music at The Square performance of the season, featuring Kathie Brekke & the 42nd St. Band at 7:00 pm.

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Make Music Day - FMWF Metro is a volunteer-run event by the community for the community, so we need your involvement to make it possible! Local venues, including Broadway Square, host local musicians and local musicians play at local venues. Participation costs nothing, but musicians are not paid. 

Registration for Make Music Day - FMWF Metro is open! Please create an account and then register as a performer.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 20.

All performances at Broadway Square must be family friendly!

Make Music Day Schedule

Heather Rae is an Alternative Pop singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN and originally from Minot, ND.

Her refreshingly unique pop sound is a blend of Alecia Keys, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson, which is a rare find in a city known for its country music. She broke out into the entertainment industry as a figure skater, singer and emcee in professional ice shows.

She is now a Nashville recording artist who has performed in various venues including the famous Bluebird Café and, a fan favorite, the Gaylord Opryland Resort. The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has named Heather Rae as a One-to-Watch amongst today’s rising songwriters. With the momentum from her two successful single releases, “Victory” and “Loco por Dinero”, Heather Rae is gearing up to release her next project in summer 2022.

Jeremy Holloway, when he's not working as a professor at University of North Dakota, loves entertaining and performing by singing and playing the guitar. He plays rock, pop, country, and classic rock songs with a smile : ) He lives in Fargo, ND with his wife and four kiddos!

Tori Joy, from the sunflower state of Kansas, has been recording and performing her own original music since 2015.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance (2020), she moved to Kansas City, MO and created her first self-produced album, “Phases” (2021).

She is trained in opera and classical singing, but her original music is heavily influenced by many genres, such as alternative, R&B, soul, pop, and electronic. Tori is now living in Fargo, ND and just released her single “Last Perfume” on June 11 to all music streaming platforms.

Kwaician Traylor is a singer/songwriter originally born in Chicago, Illinois. At seven years old he began performing at local churches and started performing professionally at age thirteen. By sixteen he moved from Carbondale, Illinois, to Fargo, North Dakota, where he began to find his voice as a true musician and songwriter, as well as develop his talent with a loop pedal.

Deeply rooted in storytelling and the emotional connections of northern folk music, Kwaician released his first independent EP, titled Six Strings and a Notebook, in 2015. Not long after his first release came two more EPs, Vision (2016), VIP Session: Kwaician Live In Fargo (2017) and an album, Holding On & Letting Go (2018), all independently released.

Traylor’s talent and work ethic has quickly gained him acclaim from musicians and fans alike, leading to larger venue performances including the likes of the Fargo Street Fair and the Fargo Theatre. Kwaician has toured nationally to crowds large and intimate. He divides time between Fargo and Chicago, recording and spending time with his family.

Kyle Kempel is an area musician that plays piano, bass, sings, writes, composes and arranges music. He is graduating from MSUM in the Fall of 2022 with a degree in Commercial Music and is excited to be sharing his music with the Fargo-Moorhead audience.

Haven Brunes will be a senior at MSUM in the coming semester, attending school for Commercial Music. She holds aspirations for being a professional songwriter in the future, with influences such as Jackson Browne and Bob Seger. When Haven isn’t performing, she loves road trips, campfires and baby ducks. She is excited to be onstage, and she hopes everyone enjoys the performance!