Make 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.

Check out the day-long calendar of events.

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.

More Ukuleles…
Nina Lesiga- “Have Ukulele will travel” Nina plays 3 locations.
10:30 a.m. The Discovery Museum
1: 30 p.m.  CT’s Beardsley Park Zoo
4:00p.m.  Barnum Museum

Abe Deshotel 
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.

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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Posted by Uma Lou on Sunday, June 3, 2018


CT Office of the Arts



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, Hatch 130, CT Post, Bridgeport’s Downtown Special Services District.