Make Music New York Presents Mass Appeal Concerts!

Mass Appeal Guitars

For the tenth consecutive year, Make Music New York is proud to announce the return of our signature concert series Mass Appeal. Mass Appeal concerts embody the essence of what Make Music New York is about – they gather musicians of all skill levels with an interest in a particular instrument to premier locations across the city to perform together.

Anyone can perform, from polished professionals to the amateur and curious – just grab your instrument and get playing! From the rusty harmonica player to the professional cellist, all are welcome to join these epic events, all taking place outdoors on June 21st.


Highlights from last season’s Mass Appeal concerts include:

Mass Appeal Guitars

In conjunction with NYC Guitar School, Mass Appeal Guitars is one of our most popular Make Music New York events! Bring your guitar for lessons in the first hour, followed by a jam and sing-a-long for the entire group. Take over Union Square’s south steps with your fellow guitar players! Last year, guitarists performed Songs of Peace including “If I Had a Hammer,” “Redemption Songs,” and “Give Peace a Chance.”


Mass Appeal Accordions

Held last year in partnership with the Brooklyn Accordion Club and the American Accordionist Association, Mass Appeal Accordions brings squeezebox enthusiasts from all over New York together for fun bellow and reed action! Last year, accordionists performed Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece “In C.”


Mass Appeal Djembes

Bringing together New York City’s thriving djembe and African hand drumming community, Mass Appeal Djembes was organized last year by players from the NYC African dance scene and led by Talu Green from the Broadway show FELA!


All of these concerts will return for the 2018 season, as well as Mass Appeal concerts for:

  • Bucket Drumming
  • French Horns
  • Harmonicas
  • Mandolins
  • Recorders
  • Ukuleles
  • And many more!

We’re still looking for Project Managers for many of these concerts! If you would like to run a Mass Appeal Concert for a particular instrument, email us at with “Mass Appeal” in the subject line.

Most importantly, if you have a new idea for a Mass Appeal Concert that you don’t see on this list, reach out to us as well! We always welcome new concert ideas and want to turn your dream into a reality.

Alternatively, if you are looking to perform at a Mass Appeal, be sure to check out our previous post detailing how to sign up as an artist. And, as always, if you have any questions, let us know!

Look out for more information on Mass Appeal Concerts in the future, and stay tuned to this blog as we’ll be giving you updates about host venues, special projects, performers, and everything else related to Make Music New York 2018.