Make Music
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BRIDGEPORT CT: MAKE MUSIC DAY,  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2018.
CELEBRATE COMMUNITY THROUGH A GLOBAL DAY OF FREE MUSIC. 

Bridgeport CT again joins the international Make Music Day community by participating in CT’s second statewide Make Music Day celebration (MMD-BPT). 

Enjoy live, lunchtime music happening in public spaces like: the Broad Street steps, Barnum Museum grounds, the Margaret Morton Center.  Tune in to WPKN radio for live local music. Join the WPKN programmers and listeners for an  evening of live concert at the Bijou Theatre, broadcast live by Wpkn Radio 89.5 fm.

Check out the day-long calendar of events.

MMD-Bpt offerings include: Live lunchtime music, a happy hour live dance performance  on a waterfront site, (location TBA,) choreographed and designed by Luis Antonio, and a concert at the Bijou theatre, broadcast live by WPKN radio, 89.5 fm… more to come!

12-1:30 pm-Lunchtime music in public places includes: Musical collage-compositions on guitar by Chris Cavaliere at Funchal Americana and funkish guitar jams and original songs by Popular covers by Billy Lopez-vocals & keyboards at the Margaret Morton Center, James Moss plays the Kalimba on the Broad St Steps, Nina Lesiga on ukulele, in front of the Barnum Museum.

4:30-6:30pm-Happy Hour Festivity Highlights: Include the unveiling of the public art installations at Knowlton Park with an original dance performance piece by Luis Antonio.   

7:30-10:30pm- FREE Music Line-Up at the Bijou Theatre: WPKN radio, 89.5 fm will broadcast the performance live along with daylong Make Music Day broadcasts featuring live music performances and interviews.

Highlights from Make Music Day-2018.

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.

Community partners organizing the Make Music Bridgeport are City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail, the Downtown Special Services District, the Bijou Theatre and WPKN radio 89.5 fm. 

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.

Photo: Rick Reyes, singer/songwriter of the Cosmic Jibaros, MC of free MMD-Bpt night at the Bijou Theatre.

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CT Office of the Arts

 

SPONSORS:
                                                  

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. 

 Thank you to the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Bridgeport’s Downtown Special Services District.            

Participate

THANK YOU TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS:  THE BIJOU THEATRE CT, WPKN RADIO 89.5 FM, LISTERNER SUPPORTED RADIO

                           


MUSICIANS:
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 clgallerybpt@gmail.com

VENUES:
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.

CHECK OUT MAKE MUSIC DAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Listings

FREE ADMISSION!
June 21, MMD-Bpt Line Up

7-10 pm at the Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604

 

http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/    

City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail is the lead organization of Make Music Day-Bpt

LUNCHTIME MUSIC: 

Broad St Steps by the Downtown Cabaret Theatre:
James Moss on the Kalimba

Downtown Bridgeport: 
Chris Cavaliere on Guitar
Nina Lesiga and her ukulele in front of the Barnum Museum
Billy Lopez-vocals and keyboard plays popular covers
More downtown locations TBA.

7:00-10pm MMD-Bpt Concert hosted  by WPKN and City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail and
Bijou Theatre at 275 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604

Support

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 7-10, 2019.
Find out more about the Bridgeport art scene www.bridgeport-art-trail.org 

http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/

 

Contact

Questions, comments, suggestions?
Get in touch with us at City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail contact us here or at clgallerybpt@gmail.com  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.