eart of the City Neighborhood Association (HCNA), along with its partners UNESCO Creative City of Music-KC, Center for Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Rising Fund and Heartland Conservation Alliance, encourage all Kansas Citians to participate in Make Music Day along with the global community, Sun., June 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make Music Day will honor Father’s Day and commemorate Black Lives Matter with a variety of musical talent celebrating African-American heritage and will include local pastors, church choirs and other musicians—professional and amateur.
The virtual morning program will feature live and recorded selections from local churches and musicians. The afternoon program will transition to a mixture of indoor and outdoor venues, including a live performance at Dunbar Park in the Leeds-Dunbar neighborhood featuring artist AY Young and The Battery Tour, a performance operated 100% by renewable energy.
“Music is a way to strengthen social connections, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to balanced living to be shared with families, friends and neighbors. Let’s make music!” said Kathryn Persley, HCNA President.
Planned activities include a youth talent show and prizes including a scholarship for lessons provided by the American Music Apprenticeship Program.
Go to www.heartofthecitykc.org for full schedule of events and locations or to sign up to share your talent. All events are free and open to the public.