Make Music New Canaan

Make Music New Canaan

New Canaan is joining over 1000 cities worldwide for a live, free musical celebration throughout the town. Sign up to participate as Artist or Venue. Join the fun!


Make Music New Canaan is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, 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 Day events are organized with, for, and by the community.

The first ever Make Music New Canaan was coordinated in 2023 by the not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, The Carriage Barn Arts Center of New Canaan, situated in Waveny Park.

This year The Carriage Barn Arts Center is partnering with the New Canaan Library to bring Make Music Day to New Canaan!

Make Music Day Events can happen in conventional and unconventional spaces. From sidewalks to community gardens, public parks, or even your front porch. Any musician–emerging or professional, young or old–is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, neighbors, schools, churches, and organizations of all shapes and sizes can sign up to offer their outdoor spaces as a venue. All of New Canaan is encouraged to participate! Step into summer, reconnect with neighbors, and dive into your musical creativity…..

Make Music New Canaan will take place on June 21, 2024 on the brand new New Canaan Library patio. This will be a wonderful mix of free public musical events, hopefully with friends and neighbors connecting, and an abundance of joy and music…

Make Music New Canaan features local and regional musicians performing original music and covers in a range of genres. 

How Can You Perform?

Anyone and everyone are welcomed and encouraged to create a Performer profile. Creating your profile is quick and easy!

Email your:

  • Name / Band Name
  • a Video / Link to Video
  • Number of Performers
  • Genre of Music and Instruments used


The day will kick-off at 10:00 am at the New Canaan Library with a pre-school singalong led by Meghan Murphy Gould and Storytime with Miss Marie from the New Canaan Library. All families and children are welcome to join. 

At noon, there will be a classical concert at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

Starting at 3:00 pm, there will be an Acoustic Session featuring performances on the keyboard, guitar, instruments, and vocal showcase for 10-minute slots on the New Canaan Library terrace:

3:00pm Rachel Surrette, Singer/Piano

3:10pm Thea Watkins, Harp

3:20pm Sophia Caputo, piano

3:30pm Bennie Rose, pop / jazz & Kx2 music Kayla and Kurt

3:40pm The Leatherman: Graham Butler, Ike Morales, Jacob Kozar

3:50pm Lucy van Roden, singer/piano

4:00pm Jon Slow, guitar

4:40pm New Canaan Town Brass Quintet

5pm Acoustic session ends

New Canaan Library Terrace

5:00 – 6:30, School of Rock will play

6:30-8pm the band Mind the Gap will play

At 8 pm and later, bands and musical acts will play at various venues around town.


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