Celebrate Local Music on Make Music Day

Celebrate Local Music in Lexington, KY for Make Music Day, this coming Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Visit Willis Music Lexington where we will have local musicians performing from Noon to 8 p.m. Plus we have invited other local musicians to come and sell their merchandise (cd’s, gear, etc.). It’s going to be a great day to support local music and build new relationships within the Lexington music community.

Also, come join in a jam session at either 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Make Music Logo

Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world that began in 1982 in France and now takes place in more than 120 countries.




  • Noon- Lissy Taylor
  • 2 p.m.- Point 7
  • 3 p.m.- Kabello Chirwa
  • 5 p.m.- Whitney Acke & Ray Adams
  • 6 p.m.- Taylor Hughes
  • 7 p.m.- Noble Giants

**Live performances are free to attend, and will take place in the John Thompson Recital Hall at Willis Music located at 130 West Tiverton Way in Lexington, KY.**


  • Store Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Jam Sessions at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Instrument Petting Zoo for children
  • Extra 10% OFF storewide instruments & gear already on sale. A total savings of 20-40%!
  • 30% OFF Straps, Drumheads, and Clearance Music

Make Music Day

On Sunday, June 20th, I had the opportunity to spend National Make Music Day at our Lexington store for Lexi-Fest.  Lexi-Fest was put together by none other than the wonderfully talented David McLean. Amoung many other things, David teaches the group guitar class at the store. David put together this event at several different locations throughout Lexington, and we were happy to offer the front of our store. It was a day full of great musical talent, and I’d love to take a minute to share it with you.

Getting ready with my Willis Gear!

Getting ready with my Willis Gear!

Inside the store- we were armed with a ton of Ukuleles. We find that Ukuleles are an instruments that anyone can pick up and learn a few chords on, and we had a great time offering that opportunity to anyone and everyone who walked in the store.

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Matt, Justin, and John are ready to rock!


The event was kicked off at 2:00 with local weatherman Bill Meck as our Emcee. Lucky for Bill, the weather wasn’t as bad as expected- so he didn’t get blamed for too much. Our first performer was Marcus Wilkerson. Marcus is a great singer and guitar player.



After Marcus, we brought up the band Soljam. They were very fun to listen to, with a smooth style that you don’t hear often.



Next we had Hybrd the Rapper. He did some rap and some spoken word. It was a performance like I have never seen or heard before- and he offered me a much better appreciation for the genre.



Our last performer was Maggie Lander. Maggie is a singer/songwriting of folk music and she was incredible to watch.



Overall it was a great day for music, and I was so happy I got to be a part of it! Thanks again to David McLean for organizing the event, and our fearless store manager Chris Teesdale for making it all happen.