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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, and a concert at the Bijou theatre, broadcast live by WPKN radio, 89.5 fm… more to come!


Photo by Daniel Recinos 

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 at Capt’s Cove, 
George Kachmar jazz guitar and Kenny Owens percussion at the Holiday Inn, Main St downtown Bridgeport.

HAPPY HOUR:
George Kachmar, mellow jazz guitar and fine Italian cuisine at Trattoria A’Vucchella

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 CT Office of the Arts for contribution and partnership for the 2nd Make Music Day-Bpt. 
Also Thank you to the Bijou Theatre for hosting the evening of music.  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. 

 

 

SPONSORS:

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

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

Photo by Darius Kanarek

LUNCHTIME MUSIC: 

Broad St Steps 265 Golden Hill St by the Downtown Cabaret Theatre and City Lights:
James Moss on the Kalimba

Around Downtown Bridgeport: 
Chris Cavaliere on Guitar at Funchal American Grill on the corner of Main St and Fairfiled Ave. 
George Kachmar jazz guitar and Kenny Owens percussion at the Holiday Inn Main St
Billy Lopez-vocals and keyboard plays popular covers at the Margaret Morton Center, 999 Broad St.
Michael Dunham classic R&B, Jazz, both standards & the Stevie Wonder songbook, at Miss Thelma’s,140 Fairfield Ave.

ENCORE PERFORMANCES!
Nina Lesiga and her ukulele at Captain’s Cove noon-1:30
Nina Lesiga at the Maggie Daly Center. 10-11am , 1082 Broad St. Bpt CT
Barnum Museum, 2:30-3:30 pm, 820 Main St.

HAPPY HOUR:
George Kachmar, mellow jazz guitar at Trattoria A’Vucchella

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

FREE BIJOU Concert Line-Up curated by WPKN:

Netta Walker presents her unique sound of mellow hip-hop/spoke word
Barbara experimental and electronica
Iyaba Ibo Mandingo Reggae Band
Fingersleeve, original rock, twang. provocative lyrics, awesome guitar riffs and harmonica

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.