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Mon, Jun 21


Ijams Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT: Percussion Parade at Ijams

Join in on a Percussion Parade with Make Music Knoxville at Ijams on World Music Day!

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SPECIAL EVENT: Percussion Parade at Ijams
SPECIAL EVENT: Percussion Parade at Ijams

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Join Make Music Knoxville, Nief-Norf, Panyard, Obayana Ajanaku and Ijams Nature Center for a (reverse) percussion parade featuring gong meditation, steel pan music, hand drumming and the Knoxville debut of Flowerpot music written by Elliot Cole! Music begins at 6pm on the lawn at Ijams. 

This will be a dynamic event which may require visitors to walk around the grounds near the Visitor Center to see parts of the event. 

Check out all of the 8 events coming up that day- as part of Make Music Knoxville (on World Music Day):

All free* and open to the public, and many are participatory! No registration required!

1:30 -Make Music Knoxville - String Quartet Storytime

3:00 - Make Music Knoxville- Kelle, Will and David

4:00 - Blues and Blues with School of Rock at KMA

5:00 - Music for Mailboxes--Make Music Day

6:00 - Percussion Parade at Ijams!

7:00 - Make Music Knoxville - Indie Rock at Central Collective

8:00 - Hip Hop Showcase! presented by FRVR & MMK

9:00 - MMK Afterparty with RKM's 'Build A Band'

**To Participate in Flowerpot Music, please fill out the form below:


About Flowerpot Music (hosted by Nief-Norf):

Flowerpot Music, written by celebrated composer Elliot Cole and directed by percussionist Peter Ferry, is a composition for an unlikely but beautiful percussion instrument – the flowerpot! Join a group and create outdoor soundscapes through easy-to-learn games, appropriate for musicians and non-musicians alike.

On international Make Music Day this June 21st, groups around the world will assemble in parks, fields and public squares, with safe social distance, to learn and then premiere the piece, specially composed for Make Music Day. Everyone is welcome to join!

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