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Laura Spencer
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KCUR 89.3
As part of Make Music Day in Kansas City, the National WWI Museum and Memorial will host Concert at the Top of the Tower featuring Desmond Mason, a livestreamed event on June 21.

June 21 marks the annual international celebration known as Make Music Day.

Make Music Day has more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries participating, and this is the first year Kansas City is joining in. Visitors can enjoy hundreds of musicians at more than two dozen locations in the greater Kansas City area. Some even offer music lessons.

The first performance for Make Music Kansas City begins on June 21 at 10:30 a.m. with the last performance beginning at 8:15 p.m. Performances take place at various locations throughout the greater Kansas City area. All are free and open to the public. For complete listings of artists and locations go to https://www.makemusicday.org/kcmo/

Make Music Liberty is June 21 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at sites around town featuring 50 programs. For information go to https://www.makemusicliberty.org/

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