Make Music Bridgeport is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
BRIDGEPORT CT: MAKE MUSIC DAY, JUNE 21, 2018.
CELEBRATE COMMUNITY THROUGH A GLOBAL DAY OF FREE MUSIC.
Bridgeport CT joins the international Make Music Day community by participating in CT’s first statewide Make Music Day celebration (MMD-BPT). Over 300 free music making events will be held across the state as part of annual global celebration.
Don’t miss an eclectic sampler of free-opportunities to make and enjoy music including lunch-time music in public spaces like: the Broad Street steps, McLevy Green, CT’s Beardsley Zoo. Ejoy a Happy Hour on Bijou Square with outdoor percussion and dance and an evening of performances at the Bijou Theatre, broadcast live by Wpkn Radio 89.5 fm.
MMD-Bpt offerings include: Ukulele performers like the CUkes , “Hot-Club” jazz, “Goza”- Latin Salsa and Cha-cha, classic garage band-style Rock n’ Roll and traditional drumming and dance from Afro-Caribbean and Polynesian roots.
12-1:30 pm-Lunchtime music in public places includes: George Kachmar on guitar, Kenny Owens on drums playin Jazz standards and Blues at McLevy Green, The CUkes Ukulele Troupe on the Broad St Steps, musical collage-compositions on guitar by Chris Cavaliere at Funchal Americana and funkish guitar jams and original songs by Drew Pinto at the Margaret Morton Center.
4:30-6:30pm-Happy Hour Festivity Highlights: Include the CUkes, Ukulele Troupe, Student Performances from the Klein Theatre Arts Program, Anacaona Haitian Drumming and Kaiholonuie Polynesian Dance and Drumming… GET READY TO HULA!
7:30-10:30pm- FREE Music Line-Up at the Bijou Theatre: Enjoy the Hot Club of Black Rock, Lines West, Uma Lou and others. WPKN radio, 89.5 fm will broadcast the performance live along with daylong Make Music Day broadcasts featuring live music performances and interviews.
6:30p.m. Milano’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar 281 Fairfield Ave, Downtown Bpt CT.
Located steps away from the heart of our Make Music Bpt outdoor performance site, this family owned pizzeria serves Italian and American fare wings, burgers, salads. Grab a pie before the Bijou concert and bring it to the show.
THANK YOU to Sponsors!!! City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail Thanks Bank of America, the lead sponsor of the inaugural Make Music Day-Bpt.
Also Thank you to A/V Davey for sponsoring sound and projection equipment, the Bijou Theatre for hosting the evening of music, CT Post for advertising, and Phil Kuchma for his generosity of time and financial support. Thank you to the city of Bridgeport and the State of CT Office of the Arts.
THANK YOU!!! To all the musicians and performers who donated their time and talent.
Bridgeport is the home of a growing community of musicians and recording studios producing Reggae, Rap, Blues, Baroque, Bluegrass and more. Homegrown music events include PorchFest, the Black Rock Famers Market Hootenanny and Downtown Thursdays. Mark your calendar, sign-up to play.
Posted by Uma Lou on Sunday, June 3, 2018
Bank of America, lead sponsor of the inaugural Make Music Day-Bpt
Thank you to AV Davey Audio Visual for sponsoring light and sound equipment.
Click here to register. Musicians of all ages and levels of experience can participate. Let us help you find a place to play for Make Music Bridgeport. Tell us about the music you would like to present. Let us know how we can help. Contact us at email@example.com
Click here to register. Would you like to host a Make Music Day event? Musicians need a place to play, they will create an enjoyable atmosphere for your place of business, office or home. We appreciate your participation and will include your location in the Make Music Day promotion and schedule of events. Venues can range from stores, restaurants, front porches, parks, schools, and more.
Photo: Master drummer Asher Delerme teaches Bridgeport youth through Bridgeport Art Trail outreach programs.
2018 Listings: Thursday, June 21st
Please support Make Music Day Bridgeport programs by contributing to City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail. City Lights is the lead nonprofit organization of Make Music Day. Click here. Thank you!
Check out outreach programs facilitated by Bridgeport Art Trail artists, click here.
The City Lights mission is to serve the community through art. One of its signature programs is Bridgeport Art Trail comprised of a network of artists who once a year open their studio doors to host a city-wide arts weekend celebration. This year marks 10 years for the Bridgeport Art Trail, scheduled for November 8-11, 2018.
Find out more about the Bridgeport art scene www.bridgeport-art-trail.org
Questions, comments, suggestions?
Get in touch with us at City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail contact us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.334.7748.
Photo: Left to right, Daniel Torres, Jordan Jancz, Rich Zurkowski, Rick Reyes perform during the 2017 Bridgeport Art Trail at the art studio of Meighan Morris in the NEST arts factory.