What is Make Music Southeastern CT?
Make Music Southeastern CT 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 Southeastern CT will feature musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. Sidewalks, parks, front porches, and public spaces throughout the region 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.
All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Join a diverse community of musicians and help fill every town and city in Southeastern CT with music.
You can register in our scheduling system, browse artists and request performances.
Make Music Southeastern CT is brought to you by the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition as part of our mission to contribute to the cultural identity, economy and quality of life of Southeastern Connecticut by advocating and supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.
Make Music Day Connecticut is being administered in partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the following organizations: Greater Hartford Arts Council, Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Windham Arts, Stamford Downtown, Middletown Commission on the Arts, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, Fairfield Theatre Company, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, the City of Waterbury and City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport.
Make Music Southeastern CT is modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as a tribute to the Summer Solstice. More specifically, each June 21st Paris is filled with musicians of all kinds performing on sidewalks, lawns, balconies, in parks, etc. for anyone to enjoy at no cost. In 2007, Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York. Ever since, cities around the world have been starting their own Make Music days.
In 2017, a number of CT cities and arts alliances, in partnership with the CT Office of the Arts, felt it was time to bring this celebration to CT!!
Join us for the first annual Make Music Southeastern CT on Thursday, June 21, 2018!!
All Ages | Free
Want to learn more? Join us to learn more about participating, performing or hosting. Meet other musicians and venues, learn more and sign up.
Make Music Southeastern CT Information Session and Mixer
Tuesday, March 27 from 5 to 6pm
Foundry 66, 66 Franklin Street, Norwich
Free to attend, registration required. To register, click HERE.