Make Music Hartford is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world.
Make Music Hartford will feature musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. Sidewalks, parks, front porches, and public spaces throughout the city will become stages for local musicians to perform and for all to enjoy. Everyone is invited to participate in this international day of music by performing, providing an outdoor space, appreciating, or volunteering. It’s all for the love of music!
Make Music Hartford is brought to you by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as part of our mission to inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts.
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Make Music Hartford Committee
This program is made possible with the help of the Make Music Hartford Committee, an all volunteer committee supporting the Greater Hartford Arts Council staff in program planning. 2019 Committee members include:
Nelson Bello – Percussionist
Steve Cusano – Parkville Sounds
Jeff Devereux – Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
Megan Fitzgerald – YUPntwk
Charmagne Glass-Tripp – Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist and Lyricist
Dylan Healy – Funnybone Records
James Johnson – DJ Soul Selektah, Anti-Division League
Jackie Mandyck – The iQuilt Plan
Noa Michaud – Hartt School Community Division
Thien Nguyen – Hartford business professional
Kirk Woodard – Drummer
Volunteers are a critical part of Make Music Hartford. Here’s how you can be a part of the action:
Street Team: Help us amplify the message of Make Music Hartford by becoming a Street Team Ambassador! We’ll be tabling at community events in the weeks leading up to the big day, delivering promotional material to venues and restaurants, engaging audiences throughout the event, and of course, sharing on social media.
Neighborhood Music Hub Management: Be the go-to person for bands as they arrive, keeping performance schedules on track, and working with sound engineers to help music be heard throughout the city.
Press Corps: Take part in documenting what will be a historic day in Hartford – join our squad of photographers and videographers! You will be required to use your own camera and editing software.
General volunteers are needed too! We’ll need help with setting up tents, tables, chairs, handing out free instruments, assisting Press Corps with photo releases, and clean-up.
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