Make Music
New Canaan


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 is coordinated by the not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, The Carriage Barn Arts Center of New Canaan, situated in Waveny Park.

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…..


The first ever Make Music New Canaan will take place on June 21,2023! We envision neighbors connecting, synergistic collaborations, and an abundance of joy and music.

How Can You Perform?

Anyone and everyone are welcomed and encouraged to create a Performer profile. Creating your profile is quick and easy! Within minutes, you should have access to the Make Music New Canaan match-making database. While creating your Performer profile remember to give us the full scoop, by including a headshot, bio, music samples, and social media tags, you make it easier for interested host venues to learn all about your specific talents. This may encourage them to send you an invitation to play a concert from their venue or approve of your request to perform at their venue! After your profile has been set up, you can search for participating venues and send them requests to play. All additional needs and details can be worked out via direct message on the registration platform.If you are registering for the first time, we are pleased to have you join us! Live streaming opportunities are available.

Click here to register as a performer

Who can participate as a host venue?

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to host musicians from their outdoor space, sidewalks, backyards, storefronts, small shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cultural institutions; community gardens; even your own porch, driveway, or lawn. The only rule, ALL Make Music Day events must be free! Please do not, however, create a Venue profile for a public park or plaza on your own initiative, as such spaces require special permits that must be secured directly by us. When you do see a public park or plaza Venue profile on the database, it was created by us and is available as stipulated. If you do not see your preferred park or plaza, please contact us at

Click here to register an event or venue

How can I volunteer?

Make Music New Canaan seeks curious and passionate volunteers. Shoot us an email, identifying who you are, where you are, your background, and what you are passionate about! Using your location and unique assets and abilities, we will find the perfect role for you! No experience necessary!

2023 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st




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