This year the 98520 Music and Arts District Initiative will be hosting the fourth annual 98520 & 98550 October Music Festival. Venues and Artists will be selected to participate throughout the year and musicians interested in playing are encouraged to apply early. Applications for musicians are open for submission now: https://octobermusicfestival.com/musicians
October First is International Music Day.
The IMD was initiated in 1975 by Lord Yehudi Menuhin to encourage:
the promotion of our musical art among all sections of society & the application of the UNESCO ideals of peace and friendship between peoples, of the evolution of their cultures, of the exchange of experience and of the mutual appreciation of their aesthetic values.
These ideals are at the very root of our Mission as the 98520 Music and Arts District Initiative and thus we have extended this vision into a month long festival.
International Music Council
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)