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What is Make Music Southeastern CT?

Make Music Southeastern CT 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.

What happens on Make Music Day in Southeastern CT?

Make Music Day in Southeastern CT features musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. Everyone is invited to participate in offering live performances (in accordance with state and local guidelines) during this international day of music by performing, providing an outdoor space, appreciating, or volunteering. All Ages | Free.

All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Join a diverse community of musicians and help fill every town and city in Southeastern CT with music.

Who coordinates Make Music Day in Southeastern CT?

The Cultural Coalition is the designated Make Music Day chapter in Southeastern CT. Now in its 5th year, this project is part of our mission to improve the economy, vitality and quality of life in Southeastern Connecticut by supporting the arts, cultural and creative community. Find out more about participating, then register with us!

Make Music Day Southeastern CT is being administered in partnership with the Make Music Alliance and New London Music Festivals, with support from the Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

How did Make Music Day get started?

Make Music Day Southeastern CT is modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as a tribute to the Summer Solstice.  More specifically, each June 21st Paris is filled with musicians of all kinds performing on sidewalks, lawns, balconies, in parks, etc. for anyone to enjoy at no cost.  In 2007, Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York.  Ever since, cities around the world have been starting their own Make Music days. In the U.S,, Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance.

Want to find out more about participating in Make Music Day Southeastern CT?

Kickoff Celebration on Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Facebook Live Recording HERE (1 hour run time) 

Monthly Information Sessions – attend an upcoming online “drop in” session to find out more!

  • April 26 from 10am-11amHow to Register/Participate – matchmaking to find a venue or find performers, or list your performance. Zoom Recording HERE. Access Passcode: 4j09GP+M
  • May 24 from 10am-11amSneak Peek at Make Music Day 2022 Schedule! How to Make the Most of Your Event/Performances
  • June 7 from 10am-11am Participant Meet & Greet, Q&A – Promoting MMD in southeastern CT and your participation. Register HERE for the June Info Session.