Music Holidays

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

Music Holidays and Observances, are specific days of the year set aside to celebrate something musical.  Some dates are celebrating certain genres of music, and some are celebrating certain musicians, or those in the music industry, while others are celebrating different types of musical instruments, or even the technology behind music. 

Music is so important to us on so many levels. I always think of the Quote - "Music Makes the World Go Round"!

Music is intertwined with some of our beloved popular holidays.  Can you imagine Christmas, without Christmas music, or the Fourth of July without listening to the Fourth of July Patriotic music?

This page, will be our summary page for all things musical, whether it be the special days about music, the types of music, and singers, dancers, bands, or others involved in the music industry.

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

Above, is Leigh's daughter Brie, who has an amazing voice!! Our house is always filled with music when she is home.  Many of her friends are D.J.'s, so she has a ton of music. Fortunately, I love pretty much everything that she listens to. She always says that... "Music is My Life!".

In my Holidays Around the World section, I'm trying to include a song or two that originated in each of the Countries. I usually start with asking Brie if she knows any singers, bands, or songs from the Country that I'm working on. 

We plan to have a devoted page for each of the Music Holidays below, so I'm sure I will be asking Brie for her help on these!  

January 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Polka Music Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 5-8, 2023
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7

2023 Days: (Date Order)

February 2023 Music Holidays

2023 Days: (Date Order)

March 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Play the Recorder Month
  • Sing with Your Child Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • International Teach Music Week - March 20-26, 2023 (7 days starting from Third Monday in March)
  • Ultra Music Festival - March 24-26, 2023 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day - March 1
  • National Anthem Day - March 3
  • Marching Music Day - March 4
  • National Dance the Waltz Day - March 4
  • International Bagpipe Day - March 10
  • Play the Recorder Day - March 18, 2023 (Third Saturday of March)
  • National Sing Out Day - March 22
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day - March 27
  • World Theatre Day - March 27
  • Dance Marathon Day - March 31

I recently saw the above video on Facebook and thought it was amazing! I believe it was computer generated, but still, it was fascinating to watch the creativity that went into this!

April 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • International Amateur Radio Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • International Mariachi Week - April 19-21, 2023
  • International Trombone Week - April 16-23, 2023
  • National Dance Week - April 23-29, 2023
  • National Karaoke Week - April 23-29, 2023 (Fourth Week of April)

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Trombone Players Day - April 1
  • Fan Dance Day - April 3
  • Barbershop Quartet Day - April 11
  • Eight Track Tape Day - April 11
  • International "Louie Louie" Day - April 11
  • Record Store Day - April 15, 2023 (Third Saturday of April)
  • World Voice Day - April 16
  • International Amateur Radio Day - April 18
  • International Marconi Day - April 22, 2023 (Closest Saturday to April 25th)
  • National Dance Day - April 22, 2023 (Fourth Saturday in April)
  • New Kids on the Block Day - April 24
  • International Dance Day - April 29
  • International Jazz Day - April 30

2023 Festivals & Events:

  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2023 and Weekend Two = April 21-23, 2023
  • Fiddler's Frolic - April 21-23, 2023

May 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • International Drum Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Polka Weekend - May 26-28, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Old Time Player Piano Weekend - May 26-28, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Concert Day - May 2, 2023 (First Tuesday in May)
  • National Play Your Ukulele Day - May 2
  • National Public Radio Day - May 3
  • Dave Brubeck Day (Jazz Pianist and Composer) - May 4
  • Mariachi Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Chicken Dance Day - May 14
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever Day - May 14
  • Relive Your Past by Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought No Matter What It Was no Excuses Day - May 15
  • National Buy a Musical Instrument Day - May 22
  • National Tap Dance Day - May 25
  • National Title Track Day - May 26, 2023 (Fourth Friday in May)
  • World Lindy Hop Day - May 26
  • International Jazz Day - May 27, 2023 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend) Also observed on April 30 each year.
  • Old Time Player Piano Day - May 27

June 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Audiobook Awareness Month
  • Black Music Month
  • International Surf Music Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Great American Brass Band Week - June 1-4, 2023

2023 Days: (Date Order)

Music Holidays

July 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • Blink-182 Day - July 1, 2023 (182nd Day of the Year)
  • International Reggae Day - July 1
  • National Television Heritage Day - July 1
  • Boom Box Parade Day - July 4
  • National Country Music Day - July 4
  • Barbershop Music Appreciation Day - July 13
  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day - July 27
  • Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day - July 31

August 2023 Music Holidays

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Elvis Week - August 10-16, 2023

2023 Days: (Date Order)

September 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Classical Music Month
  • International Square Dancing Month 

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Line Dance Week - September 11-16, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday)

2023 Days: (Date Order)

October 2023 Music Holidays

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 1-7, 2023 (Always has October 7th in the week) 

2023 Days: (Date Order)

November 2023 Music Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Drum Month
  • Hip-Hop History Month
  • International Drum (Percussion) Month

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • Symphonic Metal Day - November 13
  • National Blow Bagpipes Day - November 19
  • National Jukebox Day - November 22, 2023 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Perpetual Youth Day - November 30

December 2023 Music Holidays

2023 Days: (Date Order)

Genres of Music

  • Alternative
  • Blues
  • Children's Music
  • Christian Music
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Dance
  • Easy Listening
  • Electronic 
  • Folk
  • Gospel
  • Hip Hop
  • Indie Pop 
  • Inspirational Music
  • Instrumental
  • Karaoke
  • Latin Music
  • New Age
  • Opera
  • Pop
  • R & B or Soul Music
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Rock 
  • World Music - On our Holidays Around the World section on our website, we will be having a page or more on each of the Countries Around the World, and will have a music section for each Country.

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

The band above is Drop Theory, from the Lake Tahoe area. They played at the 2012 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Celebration at the Village of Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, CA. If I had to describe their sound in one word, it would be "Funk".  They were amazing, and reminded me of the group Tower of Power, because of all the horn instruments that they played. 

Mention of Music and Dancing in the Bible

There are hundreds of mention of Singing, Dancing and playing instruments in the Bible. Here are just a few:

  • Ecclesiastes 3:4 - a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
  • Ephesians 5:19 - Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.
  • Job 21: 12 - They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute.
  • Psalm 95:1-2 - Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Music Quotes

  • Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of Music. ~ Ray Charles
  • I can't explain, but I'll find a song that can.  
  • Music is love in search of a word. ~ Sidney Lanier
  • Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without ~ Confucius
  • Music is the shorthand of emotion. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  • Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Anderson
  • Life is a song. Love is the music.

Popular Holiday Music

Many of the Popular Holidays have music that is specific to that holiday. We will have a devoted page for each of these.

Song of the Day

Music Holidays from Holidays and Observances.

On all of our Daily Holidays pages, we will be choosing a Song of the Day relative to the Events and History on that particular day. Even though my personal favorite Music Genre is Alternative Rock, we will try to showcase all Genre's, and generations with our picks. We are still in the process of building out our Daily Holidays pages, but plan to get them all finished in 2018.

Worldwide Musical Festivals and Events

We recently added a World Festivals and Events page that you can check out, as some of them are Music Related Events.


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