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Make Music Mass Appeal 2015: Guitarists Unite and Perform in Union Square NYC on June 21st!!

In Association with Union Square Partnership and Make Music New York, hosted and sponsored by Guitar World's Acoustic Nation, Martin Guitar, TECH21, Ernie Ball and NYC Guitar School.

Make Music is on FATHER'S DAY this year! 

Celebrate music and life on this awesome day!

Bring the family for a day of rock "n" roll and good times. Join us as NYC's favorites lead this year's songs for one epic jam along! All the fathers who attend will be invited to the stage as  our special guests for the song, "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line! 

Special on-site only giveaway by our sponsor, Martin Guitar. Enter for your chance to win your very own Martin Guitar plus other super cool giveaways! Guest will receive free Ernie Ball guitar strings while supplies last!


 Sunday, June 21st


STEP ONE: RSVP for the jam (it is FREE) by clicking the RSVP button on the top right of this page. You can also share this link if you'd like to help spread the word


You'll find the awesome video tutorials and song charts here:

Includes songs by Sam Smith, The Cars, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, and more! Listen to the songs and practice, practice, practice!  If you're available, sign up for one of the free practice sessions we've scheduled!

Songs and Song Leaders:

John Legend - All Of Me: Led by NYC singer/songwriter Dorit

Taylor Swift  - Blank Space: Led by NYC singer-songwiters Craig Kierce and Melinda May featuring the cool kids of New York City Guitar School.

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly: Led by Led by Laura Whitmore (Editor of Acoustic Nation/Founder of Women's International Music Network)

Florida Georgia Line - Cruise: Special guest performance by Dad's of NYC who came to rock on Make Music Day 

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way: Led by Brooklyn band The Good Good with rock star in waiting NYC Guitar School's Vikram Gupta

Sam Smith - Stay With Me: Shane Chapman (NYCGS Director of Online Services and frontman of Anacortes)

The Cars - You Might Think: Led by Bandits On The Run

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama: led by NYC blues/rock artist Danielia Cotton who will also be closing the night with an Epic performance

STEP THREE:  Tell ALL your friends to either come play guitar with you or come and join the fun.

STEP FOUR:  SHOW UP at Union Square on Sunday, June 21st.

Bring your guitar! There will be space for a couple of hundred guitarists to sit on the steps for the performance, but feel free to bring a chair or stool if you want.  Other optional bring alongs include a music stand and sunscreen!Come at 4pm for exhibits from Guitar World's Acoustic Nation PLUS extra practice sessions with NYC Guitar School.

4:00pm Check in and Small Practice Groups

4:45pm Special Guest Performance by The Bones of J.R. Jones

5:30pm The Play Along Begins!!

6:00pm Danielia Cotton Performs

6:45pm Giveaways!! Giveaways!! GIVEAWAYS!!

6:50pm Danielia Cotton Leads the Final Play Along Song

7:00pm Event Ends

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  • NYC Guitar School

    NYC Guitar School is hosting MASS APPEAL and ensuring that it rocks NY.

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    Make Music NY invented MASS APPEAL!

  • Martin Guitar

    Martin Guitar will be giving away one rad guitar!

  • Ernie Ball

    Guests will receive free Ernie Ball guitar strings while supplies last

  • TECH21


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