Bands invited to Make Music Day showcase

LOCAL musicians of all ages, skill levels and genres will unite to celebrate music and creativity with a free concert on Make Music Day.

Hosted by City of Canterbury Bankstown in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Collective, the concert will be held at Bankstown’s Paul Keating Park on Friday, June 21, 12-2pm.

The event will include artists such as: Blue Mary; Karifi and the African Union Dancers; Astro High + Esky; and Worlds Collide.

The event will mark the second year Make Music Day was celebrated in Australia.

Make Music Day has a long history dating back to its beginnings in France in 1982, and is now celebrated each year in more than 800 cities and 120 countries.

It was founded by French politician Jack Lang, who imagined a national day dedicated to free music in public places.

Australia added the event to its calendar last year, with more than 100 Make Music Day events registered across 80 locations.

Mayor Khal Asfour says the day brings community members closer together and showcases the diverse variety of talented residents in our City.

Make Music Day is open to anyone who would like to take part, with musicians encouraged to organise their own music events for their schools and clubs on the day.

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