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PHOTOS: Make Music Day draws more than 600 attendees

Pat Schmid's Riverboat Joy Maker jazz group started out Make Music Day with a performance at 7 a.m. for the rush hour traffic. Photo by Paige Marschall Bigler1 / 8
A wide variety of music was performed including blues, country, classic rock, jazz, polka and rock and roll.2 / 8
Oliver's Grove Park hosted a little bit of country music with the Pete Likes Band.3 / 8
After Nick Fox's acoustic set in Oliver's Grove Park, Nick Fox and the Metro Gnomes performed at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. The band performed classic rock music, but snuck in a Happy Birthday song for Fox's grandmother.4 / 8
Several community members danced along with the musical stylings of Lifeworks-Rock of Ages as they performed at Roadside Park.5 / 8
Zach, Reese and Renee Keene enjoyed a picnic at public square while listening to music on Make Music Day.6 / 8
About 660 people attended the musical performances thorughout the Make Music Day celebration.7 / 8
Basement Memories performed at public square during the noon lunch hour. Several community members came out with picnic lunches to enjoy the live outdoor music.8 / 8

Make Music Day, an event organized by the Parks and Recreation Department, was held June 21. The worldwide celebration of music debuted in the city with performances from 11 different musical groups or soloists in six different parks. There were about 660 people in attendance throughout the day.

All kinds of music was performed including blues, country, jazz, classic rock, polka and more. Musical performances began at 7 a.m. with Pat Schmid's Riverboat Joy Maker playing music for the morning rush hour traffic and the last act Smooth Sensation in Levee Park ended at 9 p.m.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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