Make Music Normal
Vendors, Food, and Beverage Options
There are a lot of great food & beverage options available at Make Music Normal; you're going to eat well. We also have a number of other partners are coming on board to add in some additional fun elements to your day.
Maggie Miley's will be offering beverage service from their restaurant as well as pouring from taps in front of the Mural at Beaufort & the Circle. And yes, you can take those beverages throughout the festival grounds. You can also stop in for food all day and well in to the night.
Meltdown Creative Works will be screen printing Make Music Normal shirts right on site. You'll have some customization options; you can watch them make it right in front of you; you get to go home with a killer new piece that will make all your friends jealous. Which is why you should probably get shirts for all of them as well; that way, everyone is happy and looking great.
Tricoci University of Beauty CultureThe newly opened Tricoci University in Normal will be offering a "rockstar yourself" station, with (temporary) hair dye, makeup, and lots of fun for all-ages.
At this point we are completely booked on all our stages for Make Music Normal 2018, but we'll let you know soon where there will still be opportunities to play that day- we're working on open mics & sit-in sessions to make sure that anyone can come down and make some music.
2018 Line Up
12:00-2:00 DJ Belly
2:00-4:00 The NUrologist
6:00-7:00 C.C. Rider
7:00-9:00 DJ C
Interactive Experience Partners
BCAI School of Arts strives to strengthen every generation in purpose and unity no longer enslaved by self-doubt and discrimination by equipping individuals with increased awareness of self, community and various cultures through unique training in the Arts.
Between 12-4, come over and dance, learn a cypher, and find out more about this dynamic and truly exceptional arts agency.
The mission of the Children’s Discovery Museum is to inspire the love of learning through the power of play. CDM's mission is accomplished by providing hands-on exhibits, classes, and programs that actively engage the visitor in experiences that stimulate imagination, curiosity, and wonder.
Visit the museum tables just outside of the Museum Store where you can learn about the physics of sound and see your own voice. You can also play with sound waves and make your own noise makers.
Over at the Mural Stage you'll have the chance to interpret music into tangible art, creating a picture of how the music makes you feel and adding it to the adaptive instillation that will grow throughout the day. The Mural Stage will also be decked out with pieces created in the Art Studio over the last month, so make sure to check that out while listening to all the great artists performing there throughout the day.
FatFunk Productions is a collective of Bloomington/Normal area artists and DJs that work with local venues and established businesses to bring the best music to its audience.
FatFunk is curating the Uptown Lounge from 12-11pm, offering a silent dance party with multiple DJs to choose from. They'll also be offering demos of DJing technique from 12-4 over in the Uptown Lounge area, so make sure to stop by and check them out.
For the past sixteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students coupled with world class performers. Stop by between 12-4 to learn more about this great program for young musicians and hear previews of their upcoming concert series in July.
The mission of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival is to produce energetic new interpretations of theatrical works, engaging audience and artist in an impassioned exploration of the human condition, with the artistry and humanity of the Shakespearean canon as our constant touchstone.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program, according to the American Music Therapy Association. Stop by between 12-4 to learn more about their program and techniques, and join in a drum circle.
Illinois State University Special Education
Students and recent graduates from Illinois State University with focuses on Learning Behavior; Deaf and Hard of Hearing; and Low Vision Blindness will be showcasing different ways that a person with each learning style accesses music. Between 12-4, learn alternate methods of reading and experiencing music.
The award-winning Illinois State University String Project is an after-school music program that offers low-cost instruction on stringed instruments to children in the community. The program supports existing public school string programs and provides a string education to children who are home-schooled or enrolled in schools where no string program is available. String Project also provides valuable teacher training experience for ISU’s string majors who serve as teaching assistants.
Never played a String Instrument before? No problem! Visit the ISU String Project to learn how to hold and play various String instruments.
Miss Laura's Music Class is a high-energy early childhood music and movement class for children ages birth- 4 years old and their caregivers. (Children age 5-6 are welcome at the Blair House Location). Using a wide variety of music, we dance, sing, create, and explore our way through each 10 week session using bells, scarves, percussion instruments, and more! All classes are taught by Miss Laura, a certified music teacher with experience in classroom music and vocal performance. Join us as we sing, dance, and play our way through a fabulous musical experience!
Demo Classes will be offered at Miss Laura's booth at Make Music Normal at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15. But stop by any time between 12-4 - there will be the chance to eplore instruments and have some fun all afternoon.
Operation Santa is a non-profit that packs stockings for our deployed military worldwide at the holidays. These stockings contain comfort items and serve as a thank you to our troops for being dedicated to serving our country.
Stop by their booth to sing and dance along to Patriotic songs with their volunteers, sign/write supportive messages on Christmas cards for our troops, bring donations (see operationsanta.us for a list of items needed), and to learn more about how you can help this great organization.
Uptown Dance is located in historic "Uptown Normal" providing professional dance training for students ages 3-12. Stop by between 12-4 to see choreography demonstrations and even learn a few steps.
Join WGLT's Music Director Jon Norton and Events Director Linda Healy for "Musicians: Learn How to Get Noticed/Played/Hired", a 30 minute workshop & discussion that will take place at 1:00 and then repeat at 1:30 in the former Slingshot space on Beaufort Street. All are welcome to attend this free session.
The WGLT Stage on North Street has a great lineup all day long, so make sure you head over to see a little something for everyone.