Beautiful music at Make Music Day

Hal Lefferts of Salisbury and the band Famous Before We’re Dead performed an eclectic mix of covers and original songs at Make Music Day in Kent. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — Though it’s a new name to many here in the Northwest Corner, Make Music Day is an international celebration of music and dance that was started decades ago.

It was originally named La Fête de la Musique, and was started in France in 1982 as a celebration of friendship, music and the beginning of summer. Make Music Day, as it’s known in the U.S., is always held on June 21, the summer solstice — it needs the longest day of the year to present and enjoy all the music.

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