Sweet sounds from all over the globe were wafting through downtown Boise on Thursday as the newly renovated city hall plaza hosted the first "Make Music Boise" event.
Dozens of people brought their instruments as part of what's billed as the world's largest annual music event.
There were maracas, African drums and even harmonicas. No instruments and no musicians were turned away.
"Make music day is part of a global celebration of music that began in France many years ago and has spread now to over 800 cities around the globe," said Global Lounge spokeswoman Donna Kovaleski. "One hundred twenty countries and Idaho has finally decided we are gonna put ourselves on the map in the region for being a 'make music' host."
Make Music Day takes place every year on the summer solstice.