Make Music Connecticut

Make Music Day

Make Music Day will return to Connecticut on Friday, June 21st, 2024!

Across the state each year, musicians of every kind take to streets, parks, plazas, and porches, from the Long Island Sound to the hills in the North.

Connecticut’s sixth annual Make Music Day in 2023 featured more than 400 free musical performances across fourteen regional chapters, brought together by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, to coordinate a diverse day of music-making statewide, open to all.

Find a Make Music Connecticut celebration near you!

Make Music Connecticut is proudly presented by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, as part of its mission to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and access to the arts throughout the state.

About Make Music Connecticut

Charles Ives. Horace Silver. Michael Bolton. Tune-Yards. You.

Make Music Connecticut offers all native and newcomer residents of the Constitution State the opportunity to add a chorus to the rich musical history of Connecticut. On June 21, Connecticuters will celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, with song.

We invite artists of all ages and genres, amateur and professional alike, to sign up to perform free concerts on June 21 in public spaces throughout the state. Everyone is welcome, and we mean everyone — even if you’ve never touched an instrument before, our thirteen regional organizers will have free music lessons and special hands-on music making opportunities just for you. And if you have a location to offer — a storefront, park, porch, or sidewalk — we invite you to sign up to host musicians on June 21. Just click on your local celebration to get started!

(Outside of these 14 regions but still want to host an event? Email us at


  • Make Music City of the Week: Hartford – Make Music Day resounds across the Constitution State on June 21! Ten regional chapters, coordinated by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, are organizing Make Music Connecticut events in cities large and small. In the state capital, planning for Make Music Hartford is well underway, with music for every taste: Kirtan concerts to kazoos, Brazilian […]

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About the Connecticut Office of The Arts

VISION: Inspire. Empower. Educate. Transform. The arts are a human right. The Connecticut Office of the Arts envisions a world where the arts, in all forms, are embedded in everyday life.

MISSION: The Connecticut Office of the Arts animates a culture of creativity across Connecticut by supporting arts making and arts participation for all people.

In Connecticut, the state agency charged with fostering the health of the creative economy is the Office of the Arts, which is located in the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The Office of the Arts develops and strengthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors. Through our grant programs, the Office of the Arts invests in Connecticut artists and arts organizations and encourages the public’s participation as creators, learners, supporters, and audience members. Through our programs and services, the Office of the Arts connects people to the arts and helps to build vital communities across the state.

To learn more, visit our website.