Make Music Connecticut

Make Music Day comes to Connecticut on Thursday, June 21st, 2018!

Across the state, musicians of every kind will take to streets, parks, plazas, and porches, from the Long Island Sound to the hills in the North. Join a Make Music Connecticut celebration near you:

Bridgeport

Fairfield

Hartford

Middletown

Milford

New Haven

Northeast CT

Northwest CT

Southeastern CT

Stamford

Stratford

Waterbury

Make Music Connecticut is proudly presented by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, as part of its mission to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and access to the arts throughout the state. For more information, contact Adriane Jefferson: adriane.jefferson@ct.gov, (860) 500-2328.

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Make Music Connecticut offers all native and newcomer residents of the Constitution State the opportunity to add a chorus to the rich musical history of Connecticut. On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Connecticuters will celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, with song.

We invite artists of all ages and genres, amateur and professional alike, to sign up to perform free concerts on June 21 in public spaces throughout the state. Everyone is welcome, and we mean everyone — even if you’ve never touched an instrument before, our twelve regional organizers will have free music lessons and special hands-on music making opportunities just for you. And if you have a location to offer — a storefront, park, porch, or sidewalk — we invite you to sign up to host musicians on June 21. Just click on your local celebration to get started!

(Outside of these twelve regions but still want to host an event? Email us at info@makemusicday.org.)

  • Make Music City of the Week: Hartford - Make Music Day resounds across the Constitution State on June 21! Ten regional chapters, coordinated by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, are organizing Make Music Connecticut events in cities large and small. In the state capital, planning for Make Music Hartford is well underway, with music for every taste: Kirtan concerts to kazoos, Brazilian […]

Press Release: “World’s Largest Annual Music Event Makes Connecticut Debut on June 21,” March 12, 2018

A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford,” by Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, May 16, 2018

Street fest returns to Willimantic,” by Ekaterine Tchelidze, Norwich Bulletin, May 16, 2018

Going New Orleans: Milford welcomes street musicians June 21,” Milford Mirror, May 11, 2018

June 21 is Make Music Day around the world — and now in our region,” by Kristina Dorsey, The Day, April 27, 2018

Middletown will be filled with sound of music honoring Fête de la Musique,” Middletown Press, March 19, 2018

Connecticut To Join Global Make Music Day,” by Michael Hamad, Hartford Courant, March 14, 2018

Make Music Connecticut – interview with Aaron Friedman,” by John Murphy, Windham Arts Radio Review, WILI Radio, February 28, 2018

VISION: Inspire. Empower. Educate. Transform. The arts are a human right. The Connecticut Office of the Arts envisions a world where the arts, in all forms, are embedded in everyday life.

MISSION: The Connecticut Office of the Arts animates a culture of creativity across Connecticut by supporting arts making and arts participation for all people.

In Connecticut, the state agency charged with fostering the health of the creative economy is the Office of the Arts, which is located in the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The Office of the Arts develops and strengthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors. Through our grant programs, the Office of the Arts invests in Connecticut artists and arts organizations and encourages the public’s participation as creators, learners, supporters, and audience members. Through our programs and services, the Office of the Arts connects people to the arts and helps to build vital communities across the state.

To learn more, visit our website.