What better way to spend summer days and nights than listening to music with friends and family. With many different outdoor concerts happening throughout western Connecticut and beyond, you can enjoy time outdoors while listening to the melodies of summer. Below are some of the music events happening in Connecticut this summer:
Concerts in the Park
Brookfield Town Hall: 100 Pocono Rd, Brookfield, CT
Friday Nights at 6:30 pm starting July 16
The Village of Brookfield hosts Friday night Concerts in the Park at the Kiwanis Park Band Shell. Bring cash for beer/wine sales, picnic with your own dinner and enjoy a night of live music in the park! For more information, please visit hearitthere.com.
St. James’ Episcopal Church: 25 West Street, Danbury, CT
Every Wednesday in July @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Every summer, St. James’ hosts internationally acclaimed carillonneurs to give free concerts for the parish and public. Chairs and a beverage are provided, and guests are welcome to bring bag lunches, children and pets. Rain or shine. For more information, please visit saintjamesdanbury.org.
Twilight Music Series at Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones Farm: 201 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT
July 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Get outside and enjoy inspiring music featuring Dean Snellback and BluesyLand! Seating is limited in order to keep proper social distancing. Please RSVP to secure your space! Chairs are available but feel free to bring your own or a blanket. For more information, please visit sticksandstonesfarm.com.
Twilight in the Vineyard: Set3 Jazz Trio
Aquila’s Nest Vineyards: 56 Pole Bridge Rd, Sandy Hook, CT
July 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight in the Vineyard is an Outdoor Classical Music Series that will be hosted at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards from July to September in partnership with world renowned musicians. For more information, please visit aquilasnestvineyards.com.
Music at the Mansion
Wadsworth Mansion: 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT
June 30-July 28, 2021
Each Wednesday in July sit back on the Mansion’s back lawn and enjoy live entertainment. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics or enjoy delicious food from a participating food truck. For more information, please visit wadsworthmansion.com.
Trumbull Concerts at the Town Hall Gazebo
Town Hall Gazebo: 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT
July 20, July 27, August 17, August 24 and September 9 @ 7:00 pm
Concerts start at 7:00 PM. Rained out concerts will be held on Thursday of the week. To view this summer’s line up and for more information, please visit trumbull-ct.gov.
Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series
Veteran’s Memorial Park: 38 Canal Street E. Shelton, CT
July 23, July 30 & August 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 7th Annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concerts presented by Celebrate Shelton and Liberty Bank will be held on Fridays – July 23rd, July 30th and August 6th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, please visit celebrateshelton.com.
A Night of Music Under the Stars
Art Park at Wall Street: 23 Isaac St., Norwalk, CT 06850
Days vary, May 7-August 22, 2021
Live outdoor music concerts presented by the Wall Street Theater. Purchase your tickets online! For more information, please visit ctvisit.com.
CHIRP Presents Outdoor Family Concerts
Ballard Park: 485 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
Every Tuesday and Thursday through September 2, 2021. For more information, please visit chirpct.org.
MoCA Outdoor Concert Series
MoCa Westport: 19 Newtown Tpke., Westport, CT
April 30-October 15, 2021
Music at MoCA Concert Series featuring a diverse line-up of thirteen Jazz, Pop, and Classical performances. The concerts are held outdoors at the Museum. For more information, please visit mocawestport.org.
Summer Music Concerts
Connecticut’s Old State House: 800 Main St., Hartford, CT
June 15-October 8, 2021
Outdoor concerts on Fridays on the East Lawn and feel free to bring a picnic, some lawn games, and even your dog and enjoy the summer concerts! For more information, please visit ctvisit.com.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Great River Park: 301 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT
June 24-August 5, 2021
The Town of East Hartford hosts six free, family-friendly concerts each summer. Pack a picnic dinner and bring the whole family. For more information, please visit riverfront.org.
Music in the Meadow
Lachat Farm: 106 Godfrey Road West, Weston, CT
July 17, August 14, and September 18 @ 6:00 pm
Come join us under the stars for a beautiful evening of music! Concerts are held once a month at Lachat Farm. Please reserve tickets in advance. For more information, please visit fairfieldafterdark.com.
In addition to these concerts, there are many other events happening across Connecticut this summer. View our Events Calendar to discover even more things to do with family and friends this summer.
Photo Credit: Wadsworth Mansion