Make Music


SAVE THE DATE: June 21, 2019

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. 

PERFORMERS: All Instruments • All Genres • All Levels • All Ages

Create your profile by submitting description of your act, a photo, and any relevant website/social media links. Browse available venues and when you find one you like, submit a request. For additional tips on matching up with venues check out our Tips for Musicians.

Sign Up to be a Performer

VENUES: Storefronts • Outdoor/Indoor Business spaces • Restaurants • Breweries • Concert Halls •Schools • Churches • Parks • Sidewalks • Front Porches • Museums • …and beyond

Create a profile by submitting your location information, a description of the space, and times you are willing to host music. Browse the musician profiles to request a performance. For additional tips on matching up with venues check out our Tips for Venues.

Sign Up to be a Venue


Not interested in scheduling your own performance?

We have jam sessions and play-along events that welcome any musician interested in participating. Visit our Spotlight Events page to find out where you can join the music making.

Not a musician?

Check out our list of Spotlight Events to find free music lessons or sit back and enjoy the performances happening around the city.


The Greater Hartford Arts Council will work with the City of Hartford to secure necessary permits for Make Music Hartford performers. Permits are required for any musician using public property such as sidewalks and city parks. Performances on private property do not require the same permits, but must abide by noise ordinances already in place. If a musical event happens in one of the Greater Hartford suburbs, it is up to the venue and musician to secure appropriate permits for that specific town or city.