DOVER NJ, June 21, 2016 – The Make Music New York celebration is here once again and Casio America, Inc. encourages musicians of all levels to participate. Since 2007, Make Music New York has held its Summer Solstice Music Celebration on June 21 which includes free community events and performances throughout the city for musicians of all ages.

As one of the nation’s largest annual music events, Make Music New York holds over 1,000 live concerts that create music and harmony throughout the city. This year, in conjunction with the event, Casio will spotlight its’ PRIVIA PX-160 portable keyboard at select 2018 concerts, including "The Stevie Wonder Pop-Up Karaoke" in East Harlem and mobile "Mama Mia Sing Along Truck."

Casio’s PRIVIA line of digital pianos offers portability without compromising quality. PRIVIA keyboards utilize Casio’s Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard. The keyboard action recreates the weight, feel and resistance of a grand piano while simulated ebony and ivory-textured keys for an incredible feel. Three sensors capture the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy without sacrificing the portability of the instrument. Whether at home, in the studio, or on stage, Casio’s PRIVIA line of digital pianos offers quality and versatility.

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About Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

About Privia

Casio’s Privia line of digital pianos redefines the digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in stylish, elegant designs that are supremely portable. Featuring superb grand piano sounds and a new Tri-Sensor 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard and some models weighing only 25 lbs., Casio’s Privia digital pianos are versatile enough for any home, studio, or stage. The award winning grand piano sound in Privia has been dramatically improved and now utilizes more than three times the memory of the previous generation for a more natural piano tone. In addition, Casio's new proprietary sound source "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides unmatched realism, detail and seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. For additional information on Casio’s Privia digital pianos, please visit

Make Music New York

Make Music New York celebrates the musician in all of us; connects New Yorkers to their communities and with each other; and energizes the shared social spaces that make NYC a cultural capital. Our mission is ambitious, inclusive, adventurous and fun, and we accomplish it by producing our annual flagship celebration each Summer Solstice on June 21st–the first day of summer and longest day of the year. On this special "music holiday," music makers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are empowered to take center stage and share their skills and passions through live performances in public plazas and parks, on sidewalks and in front of shops, and in partnership with cultural institutions and businesses across all five boroughs. Since its debut in 2007, the music holiday has become the city's largest single-day music festival, averaging over 5,000 musicians of all ages and persuasions performing in 1,000+ concerts in over 400 unique locations, in what The New York Times has dubbed "Exhilarating... with prodigious displays and subtle experiences alike. It's like somebody's dream of community."