A drumming splash painting session hosted by Hot Mess Studios was among the activities on Make Music Day in Kenosha.

Kenosha’s Make Music Day celebration deemed a smashing success

Downtown festivities included plenty of live music by local artists


Kenosha Creative Space is a nonprofit organization committed to creating economic opportunities for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and local partner organizations. The partner organizations and individual supporters share the goal of using their collective resources for the mutual benefit of the Kenosha Creative Space, the creative community and the community at large.

Kenosha Creative Space marked Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21 with an all-day block party on 57th Street in downtown Kenosha.

It was the third year in a row that a local event was held in conjunction with the global music celebration that is held annually on the summer solstice.

The festivities included live music by a series of local artists, interactive music clinics for people of all ages, food trucks and an open jam session at the end of the night.

Grupo Tridente performs on the main stage during the June 21 Make Music Day festival in downtown Kenosha.
Oscar Mercadillo and Max Melendrez perform with their band, Spirit Shakers, on the main stage at the Make Music Day festival in downtown Kenosha.
Gina and Paul Hoskins, organizers of the Make Music Day festivities presented by Kenosha Creative Space, face off at a harmonica workshop during the June 21 block party event on 57th Street in downtown Kenosha.
Shawn Drake hosts a string jam, one of the many activities during the June 21 Make Music Day festivities in downtown Kenosha.

Gina and Paul Hoskins of the local band Would You Kindly? coordinated the activities in partnership with the nonprofit Kenosha Creative Space.

Additionally, Blue House Books, Lemon Street Gallery and Rustic Road Brewing Co. also hosted activities in conjunction with the celebration.

The next Make Music Day celebrations will be held locally and globally on June 21, 2023.