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Every Note Counts: Make Music Day Chattanooga Returns

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Make Music Chattanooga

This week, Make Music Day Chattanooga is back.

The citywide music festival set for this Friday, June 21st - the longest day of the year - is part of a global celebration of learning and creating music open to people of all ages and skill levels through free, in-person events.

Dawn Hjelseth is with River City Company.

Carlous Drake is the owner of Upper Room Studios.

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Make Music Chattanooga

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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