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Make Music Hartford: Winter Edition

January 24, 2019

The weather outside was a little frightful, but the small and mighty crowds that gathered for our CityPlace Caroling and Winter Solstice Jazz Trail kept up the holiday cheer! As the windy rain toppled umbrellas on an unseasonably warm Winter Solstice, The Music Moves Hartford Downtown Singers filled the CityPlace Lobby with song as theyContinue Reading »

Make Music Hartford Cocktail Trail

June 19, 2018

The Greater Hartford Arts Council/Make Music Hartford has partnered with local restaurants to share the excitement of Make Music Hartford through cocktails! Bartenders and mixologists are finding inspiration in music for their Make Music Hartford signature cocktails…or should we say rocktails! On June 21st you can enjoy music all around the city and stop byContinue Reading »

The Make Music Hartford T-Shirt Design is Here!

May 23, 2018

The Greater Hartford Arts Council issued a call for designs for the Make Music Hartford 2018 T-shirt. We are excited to announce the winning design by Jesse Torres. You’ll see Make Music Hartford staff, volunteers, and some Spotlight Event leaders wearing Jesse’s design on June 21st. We had a chat with Jesse to learn more aboutContinue Reading »

Making Music in Hartford: Chion Wolf

May 9, 2018

Get ready for Hartford’s Kazoo parade. That’s right, we’re going to fill Pratt Street with the sound of 100 kazoos during Make Music Hartford. Chion Wolf, known for your voice on WNPR and her hosting skills for a number of events around Hartford, will be leading the pack. Let’s get to know a little moreContinue Reading »

Making Music in Hartford: Kirk Woodard

May 2, 2018

Not only will Hartford be filled with music on June 21st, but it will be filled with drumming. From Dueling Drums on Bartholomew Ave, to a Brazilian percussion workshop at Trinity College, Hartford’s Proud Drill & Drum at Ropkins Library and jazz drummer Kirk Woodard leading bucket drumming lessons in two spots. We had aContinue Reading »

Making Music in Hartford: LAUGH Sanchez

April 25, 2018

Roberto “LAUGH” Sanchez grew up in Hartford and is now contributing to the arts community through theater, poetry and hip hop education. During Make Music Hartford LAUGH will be bringing a free hip hop lyric writing workshop and cypher to Park Street. Who’s making music? Roberto “LAUGH” Sanchez Inspirations?  My inspiration for poetry comes fromContinue Reading »

Design the Make Music Hartford T-Shirt!

April 9, 2018

Call for Creativity – T-Shirt Design for Make Music Hartford The Greater Hartford Arts Council invites you to submit t-shirt designs for our community’s first ever Make Music Hartford, part of the worldwide Make Music Day celebration held on June 21st. Make Music Hartford will join hundreds of cities to host free live concerts throughoutContinue Reading »

Making Music in Hartford: Parkville Sounds

April 2, 2018

No doubt about it, Hartford’s music scene is alive and growing. The Making Music in Hartford blog series will highlight some of the incredible people and places throughout our City that are making music happen. Let’s get to know some of the musicians and partners participating in Make Music Hartford this year.  Who’s making music?Continue Reading »