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 1,000 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.
Participate in Special Events in Hartford and Beyond!
A number of special events will be hosted by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as well as community partners in the Greater Hartford region and around the world.
Musicians will bring music and holiday cheer to nursing home and long term care facility residents. Musicians will visit Anthology of Farmington to perform outside of residents’ windows. Videos of performances will be shared on social media.
Virtual Winter Jazz Trail
Make Music Hartford’s Winter Jazz Trail will not be stopped by the pandemic, it will just go virtual! Four jazz bands will share jazz standards and originals in video format. This series is coordinated by local music advocates Matt Chasen and Florence McNutt. Performances will be shared on social media.
Performance by “Key of Dee”
Key of Dee (aka Dee Davis) will perform a special Make Music Winter music video released on social media.
Cookies & Music
If you’re looking to support Make Music Winter and local musicians this holiday season, but looking for a way to do it without looking at a screen, we’ve got you covered. Tune into our Make Music Hartford playlist on Spotify while you bake cookies, decorate for the holiday season, or relax by the fireside. Our Make Music Hartford committee will share links to some of our favorite cookie recipes this season.
with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency
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