Our music festival is about celebrating music in all its diversity – at our festival, you’ll have the opportunity to experience music from over 100 bands representing all musical genres!


If you’re a musician, check out our info for musicians below and please Sign up to play music! If you played last year, we’d love to see you again, and if you’re new to Make Music, we’d love to discover your music. Any­one and every­one is in­vited to share their pas­sion for music! 
Am­a­teurs, part-time pro­fes­sion­als, and es­tab­lished artists are all wel­come.



Will mu­si­cians be paid to per­form?

No. One of the main ideas be­hind Make Music Van­cou­ver is that it is an en­tirely free event, where every­one is a vol­un­teer. From the or­ga­niz­ers to the mu­si­cians, every­body is do­nat­ing their time and skills. But it will be great ex­po­sure!


Are busk­ing and sell­ing CDs al­lowed?

Nope, sorry – this is a non-com­mer­cial event. That is the spirit of Make Music Van­cou­ver. But again, you’ll get great ex­po­sure! And you are wel­come to bring a sign with your name.


Where ex­actly will I be play­ing?

You will be play­ing out­side, street-level, in a pre-as­signed lo­ca­tion.
If you have spe­cific needs (for ex­am­ple, your per­for­mance in­cludes dancers and you need a large space to ac­com­mo­date them), please men­tion it in the sign up form.


What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event! Each music spot will be cov­ered by its own tent.


How long will I be play­ing?

Each band will play for 45 min, some­time be­tween 5pm and 10pm. When you sign up you can in­di­cate your time pref­er­ences and we will do our best to ac­com­mo­date every­one. And after 10pm, some of the pubs and restau­rants will be wel­com­ing mu­si­cians and the pub­lic to keep the party going!


Do you pro­vide in­stru­ments?

No. You will need to bring your own in­stru­ments as well as any other equip­ment (chairs etc) you might need.


What about elec­tri­cal sup­port?

If you need elec­tri­cal sup­port, you can in­di­cate that in the sign-up form. Please note there will be no gen­er­a­tors, but sev­eral pubs in the area will be pro­vid­ing elec­tri­cal sup­port. Please bring a few ex­ten­sion cords with you (min 4-5m long).


This sounds awe­some – how do I sign up to per­form?

Please com­plete our sign-up form, thanks!


What if my band signs up now, but has to can­cel later?

We are count­ing on you to per­form be­cause when we process your reg­is­tra­tion, we as­sign you a spot and a time. How­ever, if you have to can­cel, please let us know as soon as pos­si­ble.