Make Music Hartford 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 1,000 communities around the world.
Make Music Hartford will feature musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. Sidewalks, parks, front porches, and public spaces throughout the city, as well as virtual spaces, 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. It’s all for the love of music!
Make Music Hartford is brought to you by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as part of our mission to be a catalyst for the arts.
Make Music Day was founded on the notion that music has the power to bring people together. In times joy and hardship, both active and passive participation in music is healing and celebratory. Let’s take the opportunity to come together as a community and make music on June 21st.
We want to get out and play just as much as you do! Check back for updates on Make Music Hartford events through the spring of 2022.
Were you in marching band in school or do you play a brass or woodwind instrument? Get together with a group of friends and strangers to play the music of The March King, John Philip Sousa! Our friends at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School are partnering with us to conduct the group. You won’t want to miss being a part of the band or seeing the performance! Register and becoming a part of the band! REGISTER HERE
Create your profile by submitting a bio, a photo, and any relevant website/social media links. Venues will be able to view your profile and request you to perform in their space. You can also browse available venues and when you find one you like, submit a request to them.
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 and times you’d like to host music. Browse the musician profiles to request a performance.
Note: your venue will not show on the map if you do not have a confirmed performance. So, even if it is an open jam session on your front lawn, please enter that as a performance to help others find you.
Important Notice About Permits:
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 city owned, 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. The Arts Council will assist with securing permits for performances confirmed in the registration system by June 14, 2022.
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.
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Make Music Hartford 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Your support makes programs like Make Music Hartford possible. Discover branding opportunities for your company and help us connect people through music. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Roxane Sanders rsanders[at]letsgoarts.org
Make Music Hartford is a program of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for the arts and promote an equitable arts ecosystem in Greater Hartford.
Help us make events like Make Music Hartford possible. The Arts Council produces Make Music Hartford with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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