Are you a music enthusiast or an aspiring musician? If so, prepare to mark your calendars for August 26th, because I’m about to introduce you to a special day dedicated to the joy of playing music: Play Music on the Porch Day! In this post, we’ll explore the origins of this wonderful celebration, learn how you can get involved either by playing or listening, and I’ll share a little bit about my plans for the big day. Get ready to tune up your instruments and let the melodies flow!
What is Play Music on the Porch Day and How Did it Start?
Play Music on the Porch Day is a global celebration of music that encourages people of all ages and skill levels to come together and play music, whether on their porches, balconies, or driveways. It began in 2013, with founder Brian Mallman’s goal of bringing people together through the universal language of music.
To learn more about Play Music on the Porch Day, you can check out the official website at [https://playmusicontheporchday.com/](https://playmusicontheporchday.com/). There, you’ll find further information on how to get involved, upcoming events, and helpful resources.
Joining the Celebration: How to Play or Listen
There are two primary ways to participate in Play Music on the Porch Day: playing music or listening to others play. For musicians, the process is simple: set up your instruments on your porch and play a few tunes for your neighbors and passersby. You can go solo or invite fellow musicians to jam with you. Don’t have a porch? No problem! Feel free to play music in any outdoor space where you feel comfortable.
For listeners, just take a stroll through your neighborhood, tune into livestreams shared by musicians, or check social media for the hashtag #playmusicontheporchday to find local performances. Music unites us, and even if you don’t play an instrument, your presence and support contribute to the celebration.
Help Spread the Word
Want to help make Play Music on the Porch Day 2023 the biggest celebration yet? Spread the word! Share information about the event on social media, talk to your friends and family, and consider hosting a gathering to bring people together to share in the love of music.
My Musical Plans for Play Music on the Porch Day
As for me, I’m eagerly preparing my setlist for the big day. My selection so far includes songs by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Rush, Marillion, The Police, Old Crow Medicine Show, Peter Gabriel, The Eagles, and more. While I don’t consider myself a highly proficient musician, I believe that the primary focus of this celebration is about having fun and enjoying the process. As I play, I know I’ll improve my skills and spread the joy of music to those who listen. And also work on some barre chords and new voicings.
Play Music on the Porch Day 2023 is an opportunity for musicians and listeners alike to come together in a global celebration of music. By playing on your porch or sharing the experience with others, you can help promote unity, joy, and creativity. So, let’s dust off our instruments, practice our favorite songs, and come together to make beautiful music on the 26th of August, 2023!