National Hug a Musician Day timeline
Greatest drummer of all time
John Bonham, considered by many to be the greatest drummer of all time, (reluctantly) accepted Jimmy Page's offer to join his new project, Led Zeppelin.
Father of Chicago Blues
Howlin' Wolf released the recorded version of "Killing Floor", one of the defining classics of Chicago electric blues.
Award winning flautist
Auéle Nicolet won first place at the international flute competition in Geneva
Mozart, at age five, composed his first piece of music.
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National Hug a Musician Day FAQs
What does it mean to be a musician?
Is a musician an artist?
Is musician a career?
Being a musician is a very specific career path. You can be a musician for hire that tours with different bands and records specific needed parts in studios, or you can be a part of a band that specializes in a particular genre and release your own albums. Either way, it takes a lot of hard work and commitment.
National Hug a Musician Day Activities
Go to a show
If your musician friend is constantly inviting you to their gigs, now is the time to go. We know schedules get in the way, and the want to attend conflicts with the desire to stay home. But we promise you that not only will you actually enjoy yourself, but your musician friend will be incredibly grateful to see you there!
Share music with friends
Nothing helps your musician friend more than sharing their music with people who would really enjoy it. Word of mouth is still the most effective form of advertising. So help them follow their dreams by recruiting them some new fans.
Give them a good ol' squeeze
Being a musician is hard. Not only are there more musicians in the world than there are gigs, but not every show you get will be your favorite. Sometimes, at the end of the day, musicians just need a well meaning, stress-relieving hug.
Why We Love National Hug a Musician Day
They create our music
What's the last song you listened to? A musician made that. We know it's obvious, but your favorite song wouldn't exist without the innovation and dedication of the musician behind it!
They spend all their time practicing
Practicing is a fundamental part of being a musician, and if you want to be a really good one, it requires hours of doing the same thing over and over and over...you get it.
They work odd hours
Whether you're a musician full time or you also work a standard nine to five, music requires you to conform to some pretty odd hours. Some people can be up until 5am playing a show or recording at the studio before they have to be up only a few hours later to start their day all over again!