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File #: 230510    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Action Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2023 In control: Council
On agenda: 6/15/2023 Final action: 6/15/2023
Title: Sponsor: Councilmember Eric Bunch RESOLUTION - Recognizing June 21, 2023 as "Make Music Kansas City Day" in Kansas City.
Sponsors: Eric Bunch, Kevin McManus, Lee Barnes Jr., Teresa Loar, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Melissa Robinson, Quinton Lucas, Andrea Bough, Dan Fowler
Attachments: 1. 230510.Authenticated Resolution
RESOLUTION NO. 230510

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Sponsor: Councilmember Eric Bunch

RESOLUTION - Recognizing June 21, 2023 as "Make Music Kansas City Day" in Kansas City.

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WHEREAS, Make Music Kansas City is an annual one-day festival on the first day of summer that celebrates the ability of everyone to make music, coordinated locally by Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, Make Music Kansas City is a day of music-making in public spaces all throughout Kansas City, all completely free for musicians and audiences alike; and

WHEREAS, Make Music, launched on June 21, 1982 in France as the F?te de la Musique, is now an international phenomenon that takes place on the Summer Solstice in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries; and

WHEREAS, Make Music Kansas City involves musicians, bands, and ensembles from a diverse array of styles and genres, including everything from classical, jazz, and blues to folk, pop, rock, and world music; and

WHEREAS, Kansas City is a member city of the UNESCO Creative City Network (UCCN) and the only UCCN City of Music in the United States; and

WHEREAS, in 2021, Kansas City's inaugural citywide Make Music KC was a huge success featuring 62 bands, ensembles, and solo artists donating their time and talent via 101 music-making events at 30 venues across metro Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, on June 21, 2023, Make Music Kansas City will celebrate its second annual citywide event as people of all ages, musical genres, and ability levels (from students and amateurs to professionals and marquee artists) gather throughout the day in Kansas City to engage in music-making; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare June 21, 2023, to be MAKE MUSIC KANSAS CITY DAY; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony ther...

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