Make Music Day 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Make Music Day Southeastern CT is back this year with live, free, and accessible music on June 21st, the longest day of the year.

Celebrate music in our communities by offering in-person or online performances.  Free. Open to participants of all ages, all abilities.

The 2021 performance listings are now available on


Highlights video and photo gallery 2021 available HERE.

See the Press section HERE for more information about Make Music Day 2021 across southeastern CT.


Find out about how you can PARTICIPATE and REGISTER with us!
MAKE MUSIC DAY Southeastern CT website –

*MUSICIANS – find a place to perform or list your own livestream event
*VENUES – host in-person performances or coordinate an online event

Have questions or want to learn more?
INFORMATION/Q&A SESSIONS held every two weeks.
Schedule and Zoom info. HERE



Make Music Day Southeastern CT 2021 is a project of the Cultural Coalition, the designated Make Music Day chapter for southeastern CT, and is being administered with support from New London Music Festivals.

Make Music Day Southeastern CT 2021 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 the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

Make Music Day Southeastern CT Toolkit (Approved Graphics, Logo, etc.)



In 2020, Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, was virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Musicians of all ages used Facebook Live, YouTube and other platforms to share the joy of making music. Videos using #MakeMusicDaySECT or #MakeMusicDaySoutheasternCT received over 4,300 views within two days! Multiple virtual performances were coordinated by Make Music New London, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, Artreach Inc., and La Grua Center.

Thank you to our 2020 performers and “hosts”!


In 2018, Make Music Day came to Connecticut for the first time. [See video below to learn more.] By 2019 in Southeastern CT, more than 100 performances took place at more than 70 locations on Make Music Day! 2019 Make Music Day Photo Gallery

Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of age, background or skill level. Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music on the longest day of the year and the launch of summer.

Typically featuring over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and other public spaces across the U.S., the 2020 celebration took a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. (  Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance.


For more info or questions, email or

For New London venues and musicians, please contact Make Music Day New London coordinator, Rich Martin of New London Music Festivals/The Telegraph, at