Montclair’s marathon ‘Make Music’ weekend

Tai Collins & Sasha Léon of the Opera Theatre of Montclair perform "The Magic Flute."

Tai Collins & Sasha Léon of the Opera Theatre of Montclair perform “The Magic Flute.”

Last year’s inaugural Make Music Day in Montclair has expanded to Make Music Weekend, with free performances all over town this Saturday and Sunday.

Offerings will include a sing-along and play-along to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Edgemont Park, and a semi-staged, costumed performance of “The Magic Flute” by the Opera Theatre of Montclair at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, outdoors at the Montclair Public Library.

The first Make Music Day took place in 1982 in France. It is now held in more than 700 cities throughout the world.

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Here is the schedule:

The Porchistas will perform at Edgemont Park at 3:10 p.m. June 20.

The Porchistas will perform at Edgemont Park at 3:10 p.m. June 20.


Edgemont Park
Noon: Max Melman and students
12:35 p.m.: Nil and Fleck
1:10 p.m.: Fightboat
1:45 p.m.: Dana Crowe
2:10 p.m.: No Friends
2:45 p.m.: Charlee Swanson
2:50 p.m.: Scholarship presentation
3 p.m.: “R-e-s-p-e-c-t” sing/play-along (“Mass Appeal”)
3:10 p.m.: The Porchistas
3:55 p.m.: Sammy Melman
4:30 p.m.: Geezer

8 Park St., near the Rooster painting
4 p.m.: Jazz by local performers

Focus Physical Therapy & Wellness, 552 Valley Road
11 a.m.: Sunflower
Noon: Rostafa
1 p.m.: Brielle Liebman
2 p.m.: Super Movies
3:15 p.m.: Larry Maltz

Montclair Farmers’ Market, Walnut Street Station
10 a.m.: Glenfield School students
11 a.m.: Passing Notes & soloists
Noon: Abandon Ship Band
1:30 p.m.: Terry Moore/Hospitality: “Children (of all ages) and parents sing-along.”

Montclair Pop-up Market, 85 Walnut St.
10:15 a.m.: Rostafa
11 a.m.: Amy Beshara
12:15 p.m.: Izzy & Ella
1 p.m.: Scott and the Tiny Instruments

Watchung Plaza
11 a.m.: Montclair Music Studio
2:15 p.m.: Transplendent
3:15 p.m.: Super Movies

Precious Bones performs at the Charles Shultz House at June 21.

Precious Bones performs at the Charles Shultz House at 3 p.m. June 21.


Charles Shultz House, 30 N. Mountain Ave., Front Lawn/Porch
1 p.m.: Montclair Early Music Consort
2 p.m.: Pioneer the Eel
3 p.m: Precious Bones

Charles Shultz House, 30 N. Mountain Ave., Acoustic-Only Area
1:45 p.m.: Rostafa

East Side Mags, 7 S. Fullerton Ave.
12:45 p.m.: Thee Volatiles
1:45 p.m.: Werebears

Groov Cafe, 127 Valley Road
Noon: Tal Benari
2 p.m.: Blues in the Pocket
3 p.m.: The Swipers
4 p.m.: Lily Vakili

Heratij, 513 Bloomfield Ave.
Noon: Culture Creatures
1 p.m.: Sammy Mellman
2 p.m.: Roswell Debacle
3 p.m.: Eric Shorter
4 p.m.: Werebears
5 p.m.: Terry McCarthy

Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Road, Rear Garden
1 p.m.: Kieran Tintle
2 p.m.: The Shadow Makers
3 p.m.: Two Names

Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Road, Front Lawn
1:30 p.m.: Lily Vakili
2:30 p.m.: Rostafa

Montclair Animal Shelter, 77 N. Willow St.
11:30 a.m.: Boys in Crop Tops
12:20 p.m.: The Great Depression
1:10 p.m.: Psychiatric Metaphors
2 p.m.: Basement Beers
2:50 p.m.: Quantum Peruvian
3:40 p.m.: Lake Effect

Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave.
1:30 p.m.: The Opera Theatre of Montclair, performance of the “Magic Flute”
2:45 p.m.: Violetta Norri, harp

73 See. Gallery, 73 Pine St.
11 a.m.: Leisa “Le Su B” Brown
11:30 a.m.: Effair
Noon: Jan Corliss
1 p.m.: Your Mystery Guest
2 p.m.: The Frontiers
3 p.m.: “73 See Kids”
4:15 p.m.: Hey Honeys
5 p.m.: Tula Vera
5:40 p.m.: Skuz

There will also be pop-up events are various other locations around town.


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