Make Music Normal

Make Music Normal is an all-day, free music festival taking place in Uptown Normal on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The festival offers experiences for participants of any age and any skill level to make music, in addition to seeing a diverse lineup of musical acts performing all day long.

Make sure to head over to the Make Music Normal Facebook Page for updates and more information.

2017 Performer Lineup

Poster Children
Q Bros
Glenn Wilson & Friends
Human Instruments
You want in?  All our performer slots for 2017 have been filled at this point, but, one of the driving ideas behind this festival is spontaneity and the idea that music can happen anywhere at any time.  So bring your instrument, find a corner, and start playing.  Or get to know one of our community partner organizations and add to what they have going on in the afternoon.  We had a band form at the intersection of Broadway and North last year, then play together later that night when we had a no-show on one of our stages; it remains one of our favorite memories of the 2016 event.  Which is all to say, we still want you to perform, and encourage you to make it happen.

Community Partners

Make Music Normal is an opportunity to celebrate community organizations and businesses that make music a part of everyone's lives. From 12:00-4:00pm we are partnering with numerous groups to offer the chance to learn some choreography, build an instrument, join a drum circle, or learn about the science of sound. If you are part of an organization that focuses on music in any form, we would love to have you as part of Make Music Normal 2017; please contact festival organizer Adam Fox at or (309) 454-9720 for more information.