Make Music


Make Music Day Stratford is part of a FREE celebration of music that takes place in cities around the world, held on the summer solstice June 21st. Every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – will pour onto streets, parks, and sidewalk cafes to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.

Last year, over 800 cities around the world had citywide music celebrations on June 21st.

On Friday, June 21st, 2019; Stratford will join hundreds of cities around the globe as we mark the beginning of summer. Turning the downtown into a massive stage throughout the day offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Join a diverse community of musicians and help fill every neighborhood with music.

Make Music Stratford will be:

  • Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
  • A way for all to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • Make Music Stratford is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions. 


How to Make Music on June 21st

Registration is open!

Using our matchmaking software venues and musicians can register, create profiles and find a match for their Make Music Stratford performance. 


Interested in performing during Make Music Stratford? 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 Fairfield 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

  Register as a Performer

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Make Music Stratford 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. Venues can range from stores, restaurants, front porches, parks, schools, and more. 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. 

  Register as a Venue

Questions?  Contact us at


Please support Make Music Day Stratford programs by contributing to The Mighty Quinn Foundation and the Coastal Arts Guild of CT.

Coastal Arts Guild of CT

The Mighty Quinn Foundation and the Coastal Arts Guild of CT are partnering with the Connecticut office of the Arts to organize and produce Make Music Day Stratford, 2019.

The Mighty Quinn Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, is dedicated to the educational and theatrical experiences of young men and women. To honor Quinn’s passion for learning and love of theater, we provide scholarships and theater study programs for high school and college students, and also provide artistic and creative opportunities for young artists to grow, learn and perform.

The Coastal Arts Guild of CT, a 501c3 non-profit, was created to support and foster the growth of the arts, educational and cultural experiences in the Stratford, CT region.

We do this through collaborations among professional and emerging artists of all mediums, patrons of the arts, businesses, schools and community organizations, as wellas through advocacy for the arts.


Have a question?

Get in touch with us!

Colin Healy
Event Coordinator

Connecticut Office of the Arts

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