Make Music Middletown is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
What is Make Music Middletown?
Make Music Middletown 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 800 communities around the world.
Make Music Middletown will feature musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. Sidewalks, parks, front porches, and public spaces throughout the region will become stages for local musicians to perform and for all to enjoy. Everyone is invited to participate in this international day of music by performing, providing an outdoor space, appreciating, or volunteering.
All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Join a diverse community of musicians and help fill every nook and cranny in Middletown with music.
Starting March 8th, you can register in our scheduling system, browse artists and request performances.
Make Music Middletown is brought to you by the City of Middletown Arts Office/Middletown Commisssion on the Arts along with the stakeholders whether artist or venue as part of our mission to contribute to the cultural identity, economy and quality of life of Middletown supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.
Make Music Middletown 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 2017, a number of CT cities and arts alliances, in partnership with the CT Office of the Arts, felt it was time to bring this celebration come to CT!!
Join us for the first annual Make Music Middletown on Thursday, June 21, 2018!!
All Ages | Free