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Free Outdoor Music Events Held Across Northwest Connecticut and throughout the State


NORTHWEST CT, JUNE 11, 2019 — Make Music NWCT is making a return to the Northwest corner through the Northwest CT Arts Council on Friday, June 21st, 2019. Make Music Day began in France in 1892 as the Fete de la Musique, and has spread to over 800 cities across 120 countries. This event grew into an international celebration that takes place on the summer solstice of each year. People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to create music at participating venues all over the region on the longest day of the year. The Northwest CT Arts Council is proud to host this event in the region again this year, after the successful debut of Make Music NWCT in 2018.


The public is invited to come any enjoy free performances by local musicians all day and into the evening.  A full schedule of events is available via the website http://www.makemusicday.org/nwct/.


This year the Council is introducing new “Mass Appeal” events which brings musicians of all levels and ages together for focused gatherings. The Law Offices of Conti, Levy and Salerno, LLC will present a Bucket Drumming Workshop in Coe Park in Torrington from 1:30-2:00pm. Torrington Lowe’s has donated buckets and Zildjian has donated drumsticks through Make Music Day Alliance. There will also be a Harmonica Class at the Performance Hub at 2:00pm (45 Main St, Torrington), with harmonica’s donated by Hohner via Make Music Day Alliance, as well as an Open Mic and Jam Session hosted by Art Life Culture in Harwinton. The towns of Kent, New Hartford, and Torrington also have an extensive list of performances throughout the day.


“We are so excited to see the growing excitement and support for the second annual Make Music NWCT,” says Steph Burr, manager at the Arts Council.  “This is a wonderful event that gives everyone access to the amazingly diverse musical talent that is spread across our region. We really encourage everyone to take advantage of the performances on Friday and show support for the musicians who are generously volunteering their time and talents to enrich the community.”


Make Music NWCT is sponsored in part by DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Law Offices of Conti, Levy & Salerno, LLC, Community Health and Wellness Center, Kent Green, Kent Memorial Library, Kent Station Pharmacy, Merryall Center for the Arts, and Warren General Store.




The mission of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is to promote the arts and cultural resources of Northwestern Connecticut as integral contributors to the quality of life in the region, to assist all artists and cultural organizations in their efforts to thrive, and to inform the general public about, and give access to the arts and culture of the region.

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is supported in part by the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, and the Connecticut Community Foundation.