SF celebrates first Make Music Day with pop-up performances around city

San Francisco celebrated the first day of summer with a series of pop-up performances as part of Make Music Day.
San Francisco celebrated the first day of summer with a series of pop-up performances as part of Make Music Day. Photo credit Kathy Novak/ KCBS Radio

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) – San Francisco celebrated the first day of summer with a series of pop-up performances as part of Make Music Day.

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This is the first time San Francisco is taking part in Make Music Day. Frédéric Jung the French Consul General explained its roots.

"This festival, Make Music Day, was actually created back in 1982 in France and since then it has had a huge success," Jung told KCBS Radio.

It is now an annual event in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Phil Ginsburg, Recreation and Park General Manager hopes it's just the first of many to happen here.

"It's June, we've had a rough couple of years," Ginsburg said. "We've taken our hits but this is the greatest city in the world and it is time to make music"

Daniel Herrera's Honor Brass Band is just one of the dozens of performances that popped up all around the city. Music City Entertainment worked with the city to bring the Honor Brass Band to the city.

"This is one of the reasons I and we started this band is to do things like this is to play in the community and do these little fun kind of events where it’s usually a surprise to people," Herrera said.

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