In honor of “Make Music Day” celebrated across the globe each June 21 on Summer Solstice, today we present the “Make Music Davis-DIMI Showcase 2021” which will air on KDRT 95.7 FM at 10-11 AM and 6-7 PM. This song showcase highlights five emerging local young musicians/bands from the Davis Independent Music Initiative (DIMI) project recorded by Davis Media Access at the Davis Veterans Memorial Theatre. Additionally, from 11 AM to 1 PM June 21 we will air special extended live recordings of performances from DIMI 2021 Award winner Boca do Rio, and from multi-SAMMIE Award winners The Nickel Slots. We will also feature some highlight performances from the well-loved Thursday Live! community concert series recorded at Davis Odd Fellows Hall.
The tradition of the global Make Music Day and our local Make Music Davis is to bring communities together for a day of diverse music-making that includes all ages and all levels of performance. This year’s local virtual celebration in Davis is designed to complement the work of the ongoing Davis Independent Music Initiative project that is helping to support and elevate emerging young musicians in Davis, organized by Joel Daniels, that is funded by a Davis Community Arts Grant. Make Music Davis 2021 is partially supported by funding to DMA from the City of Davis Arts and Cultural Affairs Program.