Street Music Day (translation from Lithuanian – Gatvės muzikos diena, for short – GMD) – traditionally organized on the third Saturday of May is the day when professional musicians and amateurs come out to perform in the streets, courtyards and squares of many Lithuanian cities. You can hear various genres of music, includin rock, classical, jazz, avant-garde, folklore, African rhythms, musicians perform various music related performances with various musical instruments (even heaters). Other movements of street art are joining the music. The Street Music Day team has a big dream about making it the celebration of music, street culture, community and freedom of creativity.
It all started in 2007, when a singer and creator of Street Music Day Andrius Mamontovas emailed to musicians from Vilnius asking flock the streets and play music. Since then, roughly 5000 participants join Street Music Day every year. Traditionally, every Street Music Day is finished with “Drum2gether” – percussion parade and improvisation open to all.
Street Music Day spread across Lithuanian communities in foreign countries – celebration was organized in Copenhagen, Sicily, Paris, Punsk, Los Angeles, Tallinn, York, Nottingham, Barnsley, Connecticut, Bergen, Innsbruck, London.
Street Music Day spread abroad and is independently organized in Riga, Minsk, Tbilisi, Dublin, Armenia, Georgia, Norway, Belgium, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Latvia.
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- During registration the participant has the right and possibility to correct data on this website, to change and to supplement and to cancel the
registered place/time of show. However, there is no possibility to change the picture or group description after registering.
- Organizers retain discretion to decide on the correctness and accuracy of the data indicated by the participant during registration. In addition to that, organizers have the right to refuse to confirm the user’s registration and/or to change the information indicated in the description during registration if it is determined that it does not comply with the legislation of the Republic of Lithuania.
- During registration the participant can choose the place, time and repertoire of music played and confirms that no payment or consideration is received for the participation.
- During registration the participant confirms that he is aware of the fact that all commercial advertising during the event must be coordinated with the organizers before the it starts. Otherwise he may be withdrawn from the festival.
- The participant must take care of the power supply for his instruments or sounding equipment. The event organizers do not have the possibility to provide that. Electricity can be arranged with local cafes, restaurants or shops nearby. The participant confirms that he will not play electronic instruments or means in the places where only acoustic music is allowed. Should the electricity be used on streets marked as 'acoustic', the organizers leave the right to move the person to another location.