The second annual Make Music Day Alabama, which was slated to take place this evening, has been postponed until Aug. 22 due to rain. While the date has changed, the time and place are the same — 6 p.m. at the Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot in downtown Auburn.
“It appears weather will force us to postpone Make Music Alabama 2017,” said Spicer’s Music, who is spearheading the event, in a statement on its Facebook page. “While the weather may have rained out our plans, it has not dampened our spirits. The show must go on! Join us on Aug. 22 to break the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's largest rock and roll band.”
Tim Spicer, owner and manager of Spicer’s Music, said he is confident that the new date will be a blessing in disguise. Auburn University students will be back in town for the fall semester and could add to the increasing number of registrants.
Last year hundreds of music-loving participants showed up in hopes of beating the Guinness record for the world’s largest band, almost claiming the title. Coming close to beating the record set by China with 953 people rocking out together, Auburn’s first-ever Make Music Day saw an impressive 850 musical attendees. This year Spicer’s Music has reported 1,400 registrants so far.
The song to be performed is Sister Hazel's "All for You," with two members of the band expected to appear at the event to help.
Spicer’s Music invites everyone from professional musicians to amateurs to join them for the Make Music Day Alabama event. Registration is free and open to all musicians. Anyone interested can register at www.spicersmusic.com.