How it Started...

Play Music on The Porch Day started out as an idea…

"What if for one day everything stopped... And we all just listened to the music?"

Even though this seems like a simple idea, if it worked, it could produce profound results.

So in 2013 we decided to share this idea with the world and to our surprise, the idea spread even faster than we could have ever imagined.

In 2018 thousands of musicians from at least 70 countries and over 700 cities participated and the movement continues to grow every day.

Musicians from across the globe, regardless of their differences, are finding common ground through music.

Play Music On The Porch Day knows that music is powerful and universal. It doesn’t matter if you play an Oud, a Guitarrón, a Nyckelharpa, or a Guitar. When you pick up your instrument and start to play the world disappears and you get lost in the sounds.

Music goes beyond words. It can transcend the most difficult barriers. It ties us together like a thread through our hearts. Our skin is many colors but music is in our blood, our bones and our soul.

Join us on August 28, 2021 as we share our talents, our passions, and our music. Together let us show the world the power that music holds.

Who Started Play Music 
on the Porch Day?

Brian Mallman is a Milwaukee-born, Los Angeles-based artist. He was the founder and former director of Los Angeles arts organization, NELAart. He is the Gallery Director of the 50NYork Gallery in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He has shown his figurative drawings at Long Beach Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, Orange County Center for Contemporary  Art. See his artwork at bmallman.com

About the TEDx Talk

Brian Mallman, Smaller Peaces – Combine an abandoned gas station, a giant wind chime, the song “Jingle Bells” and shareable sketchbooks and you get the work of artist Brian Mallman. In his TEDx talk, Mallman discusses how the act of drawing can change the way you look at the world and potentially make it a more peaceful place.

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