Make Music Day Summit, June 21

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Make Music Day is an international celebration that brings people together across the globe to create and share music on the summer solstice. Everyone is invited to join us at day’s end for an all ages Music Summit, featuring workshops, presentations, live music, and a VT music social hour! Thursday, June 21 at ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington. Free & All-Ages; 6pm-10pm. Learn more at and


6:00 Doors

6:30 Bystander Training with H.O.P.E. Works

7:15 Father Figuer

8:00 Booking 101 w. Zack Dupont

8:45-10:00 DJ Jah Red + Social Hour

Bystander Intervention Training:

Prevent sexual violence before it happens. Through this interactive training, participants will gain an understanding of intervention strategies that can be used in everyday situations. Participants will learn the importance of challenging social norms by stepping up, because without active bystanders, we cannot create real cultural change. H.O.P.E. Works is dedicated to ending all forms of sexual violence through healing, outreach, prevention, and empowerment. H.O.P.E. Works is a nonprofit organization that serves Chittenden County through a variety of services including our 24-hour hotline (802-863-1236), advocacy, education, and prevention. For more information, visit; Facebook @HOPEWorks; Instagram @hopeworks73

Live Music: Father Figuer:

Father Figuer is a post-rock outfit based in Burlington looking to bring you to that place between sleeping and waking, where things are as loud as they are quiet. “We are happy humans celebrating the ubiquity of sadness.”,

Presentation: Booking 101 with Zack Dupont:

Zack has been hitting the road extensively with The DuPont Brothers and other VT based acts for the past ten years without any help from booking agents or managers. This workshop is all about sharing information on how to successfully book tours and develop relationships with talent buyers and building in regional markets.

"The music world is more saturated than ever before. Booking agencies, labels and managers are rarely signing on new clients without any tour history or buzz around them. So in order to work towards building a team, it's essential to learn how to get yourself out there on your own first. I'm here to help independent musicians develop their ability to be self sufficient in producing successful tours from the ground up.” - Zack Dupont

Social Hour with DJ Jah Red:

DJ Jah Red is a Puerto Rican American deejay with almost 20 years as a professional specializing in almost every form of Caribbean music. He has performed in every venue in Burlington & many beyond, including radio programming at WRUV FM since 2000, & WOMM-LP FM since 2009.


Big Heavy World is a volunteer-staffed independent nonprofit music office with a mission of promoting and preserving Vermont-made music. Founded in 1996, it harnesses emerging technologies and provides an educational environment for young adults interested in supporting local music. For more information, visit