Make Music


Make Music Milford is a day of free, live music citywide in which musicians perform outdoors in public spaces all over Milford from dawn to well after dusk for everyone to enjoy.

Started in 1982 by France’s Ministry of Culture, Make Music Day, or Fête De La Musique in French,  a public holiday where music breathes life into the streets of cities on the summer solstice, June 21st. This tradition has since spread internationally to over 800 communities worldwide, including, for the first time, Milford, Connecticut.

This celebration of music is open to all, with everyone being encouraged to contribute their own music to all to hear. Anyone can perform, regardless of age, skill level, or genre, and make any public space their stage. Everyone is welcome to walk around Milford on this day and appreciate the music surrounding them, or even join in and play themselves! The whole event is free for everyone to participate in, with performances occurring all day across Milford.

The City of Milford is excited to kick off its first annual Make Music Day. We ask you to play anywhere and everywhere just please remember to be respectful of your friends and neighbors. We hope to line the streets and porches of Milford with incredible talent. Play on!


Signing up for Make Music Day is a breeze. Whether you are a performer and would like to register to play at a venue or if you own a venue and would like a performer to play at your space, our easy to use matchmaking platform has you covered. All you have to do is register online here.


Anyone can be a performer and showcase their unique musical style on Milford’s Make Music Day. To register as a performer follow these steps below:


Anywhere can be a stage and invigorate the surrounding neighborhood by hosting a performer on Milford’s Make Music Day. To register as a venue follow these steps below: 

Please reach out to Julie Nash at with the subject line “Make Music Day” and we will coordinate your location.



Milford Mirror

Going New Orleans: Milford Welcomes Street Musicians June 21

The Orange Times

Milford To Celebrate Make Music Day

Hamlet Hub- Milford

Milford Joins Make Music Day By Filling Our Streets With Music

Hartford Courant

 Connecticut To Join Global Make Music Day 

The Day

June 21 is Make Music Day around the world — and now in our region 

Rolling Stone

Make Music Day Plots 4,500 Free Events, Concerts Nationwide 


Make Music Day To Return This Summer With More Than 4,500 Events 

Live for Live Music 

Make Music Day To Host 4,500+ Free Concerts, Events, Lessons Across The U.S. 



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