Make Music


What is Make Music Hartford?

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, 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.


How to Make Music on June 21st

Registration coming SOON! Check back for details!


Interested in performing during Make Music Hartford? Musicians of all abilities and genres are invited to showcase their talent and share their love of music! The event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music. Register to be a performer by creating a profile, browse available venues, and make an offer to perform in a Hartford location. The venue will confirm your request. Venues may reach out to you directly once you have created a profile. There is no fee to participate.


Make Music Hartford wouldn’t be possible without venues to host musicians. Venues can be in front of stores and restaurants, front porches, parks, schools, and more. Venues must be located outside and accessible to the general public without an entry fee. Register to be a venue, browse musician profiles and request a performer you’d like at your location. Musicians may reach out to you directly once you have created a profile.


Bring your instrument and join friends and strangers in Mass Appeal play alongs. Mass Appeal events welcome instrumentalists of specific instruments or multiple instruments to make music together, in one space, without rehearsing. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS!

Interested in trying out an instrument? Stop by and learn a new skill alongside professional musicians. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS THIS SPRING!

Are you a musician who’s interested in leading a Mass Appeal event or providing free group lessons? Contact Amanda Roy at to share your idea so we can encourage participation.


Make Music Hartford is a program of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts. Help us make events like Make Music Hartford possible! Click here to make a tax deductible donation!

Thank you to our program partners for helping to make this musical celebration possible in Hartford!

Hog River Brewing
Parkville Sounds
Tapeworks, Inc.
Tone Wheel Music Group
Telefunken Elektroakustik


Get in touch with us…

Amanda Roy
Community Programs Manager
Greater Hartford Arts Council