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Fort Wayne Celebrates Music

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Make Music Day is actually an international holiday, and in Fort Wayne they've been celebrating it the past five years with "Make Music Fort Wayne."

Which is exactly what much of Fort Wayne did today as they flocked down to Freimann Square to take in the, drums, guitars, pianos and much more.

“Our hope is to just to expose Fort Wayne to the music that is alive within our city.” said Micaela Basilici who is one of the coordinators for the all day music fest.

A passion that was alive and well, even in the youngest of musicians like Penny Starnes.

“It’s just so fun you can just find random things around, random things, and you can start playing it and then it’s like a whole band.”

Bands, like Liam Hickeys', that got to take the stage this afternoon and play for a hometown crowd, a crowd they never get tired of seeing.

“It’s nice to see all the local people and local musicians who enjoy seeing art around Fort Wayne. It’s just good to meet them all and see them all. I’ve already seen so many people that I’ve met around Fort Wayne and local atmosphere.”

Plus it’s the chance to pass on a love for music to the next generation.

“Young musicians always get to be professionals, and professionals teach younger ones.” said Penny.

Even if you don’t plan on picking up an instrument yourself the day is about more than just music according to Basilici.

“The goal of Make Music Fort Wayne is really just to get community members to come out, to come downtown, experience the growing city that is downtown Fort Wayne.”

A goal it seems they far exceeded, oh, and did I mention every event is free today?

Now that is truly music to everyone's ears.

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