A drumming splash painting session hosted by Hot Mess Studios was among the activities on Make Music Day in Kenosha in 2022.

Make Music Kenosha: Creative Space hosting all-day block party Wednesday

Make Music Day is celebrated around the world June 21


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.

Make Music Kenosha will return for its third year to unite the wonderful community of people, creatives, and musicians for an all-day, outdoor, musical celebration beginning on Wednesday (June 21), the Kenosha Creative Space announced recently.

The festivities will begin at noon and continue through the evening on 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, in front of the Kenosha Creative Space.

Make Music Kenosha is a part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice. The event brings people of all ages, interests, and skill levels together to make music for an entire day, said Kenosha Creative Space Executive Director Francisco Loyola.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Kenosha is one of 21 cities participating within Wisconsin.

Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music Day concerts are performed by anyone who takes part and enjoyed by everyone who attends, Loyola said.

“For the third year, Make Music Kenosha is excitedly continuing to hold the Block Party in beautiful downtown Kenosha, as well as expanding into other parts of the city, bringing together the diverse community,” Loyola said.

The Block Party will consist of a series of stage performances by local artists including altrockers Would You Kindly?. It will also feature a variety of activities and creative clinics for everyone to participate in, such as the popular “Banging on Buckets with Paint.”

This year, a strings clinic will be held in honor of the late Shawn Drake, and the ever-welcoming Soul Space will be hosting a music and journaling activity. Additionally, this year’s Block Party will feature a variety of vendors with food, drink, and products of the creative kind, Loyola said.

Outside the Block Party, various businesses around the city such as Rustic Road Brewing Co. will be hosting musicians and creatives throughout the day, and will feature open mic/open jam sessions in the later evening.

Other event times may vary, so keep up to date by following Make Music Kenosha at