Make Music


Registration is now open for musicians and venues to make music with us on June 21st!

Whether you’re in a band, a solo artist, a child, a senior, a student, a drummer or an accordion player, there’s room for you in Make Music Hartford.

Make Music Hartford isn’t limited to professional musicians, anyone can participate. 

All events must be free and open to the public. 

If you’re interested in participating please contact the City Administrator


Make Music Hartford is full of opportunities to make music with the community 

Spotlight Event Schedule

Family Activities: 

  • Build Your Own Beat
  • Drum Circle at the Park Street Library Branch
  • Improv Musical Comedy Show at the Barbour Street Library Branch
  • Industrial Music Roadshow at the Old State House Farmers Market
  • Kazoo Parade on Pratt Street
  • Latin Song Sing Along at the Bushnell Park Carousel
  • Sliders Story Time

Free Lessons: 

  • Bucket Drumming Lessons at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza and Willie Ware Rec Center
  • Guitar Lessons at the Camp Field Library Branch
  • Harmonica Lessons at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
  • Hip Hop Dance Lessons at Arroyo Rec Center
  • Hip Hop Lyric Workshop at Hartford Public Library Main Branch
  • Yoga Class and Heart Chant at 56 Arbor Street with Vasu Studio

Musician Events, Open Mics and Jam Sessions:

  • Basses Loaded at the Stegosaurus on Burr Mall
  • Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Workshop and Performance at St. Patrick St. Anthony Church
  • Build Your Own Beat
  • Dueling Drums at Hog River Brewing
  • Hip Hop Cypher at Blue Hills Engine Co. 16 Fire Station
  • Jazz Jam Session at Scott’s Jamaican Bakery
  • Open Mic at the Mark Twain House
  • Parkville Jam Session at Hog River Brewing
  • Sousapalooza at the Old State House 
  • Ukulele Circle at the Butler-McCook House