The Cultural Coalition is pleased to announce the schedule of music-making events for the fifth annual Make Music Day Southeastern CT, part of a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year.
The 2022 listings are available on www.MakeMusicDay.org/southeasternCT
. With more than 75 live, free performances in the region, music lovers can see the schedule by town, musician, location, genre, and more! Most performances are planned for outdoors, with rain options included on the schedule. Participating locations will have signage indicating that they are a Make Music Day venue.
Artreach, Inc. in Norwich on the Uncas on Thames campus at 401 W. Thames St., unit 702 - The Artreach Jazz Quartet 11am-noon. Participatory event from noon to 1pm - learn to play percussion with instructor Jacob Graham, and make music together using Rhythm Band Instruments donated for Make Music Day 2021.
Garde Arts Center from 2:00pm-6pm. Music all afternoon under the Garde Movie Palace Marquee at the top of State Street in the heart of Historic Downtown New London. A variety of genres including hip hop, soul from Mia Mhoor, country, folk from A Former Friend, and the Nickelodeon barbershop quartet.
New London's Whale Tail Stage - Performances run from 1pm-9pm. The iconic Whale Tail sculpture serves as the backdrop for a Make Music Day stage at the outdoor amphitheater known as "The Parade" in downtown New London. A mix of genres for all to dance or clap along - from the Americana/Bluegrass tunes of Hugh and Dana, to reggae vibes of Guno & Jake, to experimental music of Slyne and the family stoned and the New London Drone Orchestra.
Old Lyme Arts District - Performances from 5pm-7pm along Lyme Street. A one-mile stroll with a dozen seasoned musicians and emerging local artists performing jazz, folk, swing, country, rock and pop - from Braiden Sunshine to The Midnight Anthem to the Old Lyme Town Band. A special session for kids with Sunny Train kicks off at 4:00pm.
New venues this year include: La Grua Center and Mystic Knotwork in Stonington, David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard at Norwich City Hall, Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London.
Check out the schedules for these participating Libraries:
Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook, East Lyme Public Library, Groton Public Library, Mystic Noank Library, Public Library of New London, The Bill Memorial Library in Groton, and the Waterford Public Library.
Completely different from a traditional music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of age, ethnicity, background or skill level. Make Music Day is a free and open invitation for everyone to experience the joy of making music.
Make Music Day Southeastern CT is brought to you by the Cultural Coalition with support from New London Music Festivals. In the U.S,, Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance. More information about Make Music Day 2022 can be found at www.makemusicday.org
Make Music Day Southeastern CT is supported by 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. Local support is generously provided by Cumulus Media.