Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2019 Last Updated 7/19

Summer nights, warm breezes, stars up above and music filling the air – how divine! With many outdoor concerts happening around the state this summer, you can enjoy musical days and nights with family and friends. Bring a picnic, relax, and savor the melodies of summer. Here are just a few of the annual music events going on right now in Connecticut. To find events near you, visit our Events Calendar.

Bristol Summer Concert Series
Rockwell Park, Bristol
Tuesdays only, June 25-August 20, 2019
This year offers an exciting line up of fantastic bands for all ages to enjoy. Food truck on-site.

Branford Jazz Concert Series on the Green
Town Green, Branford
Thursdays only, June 27-August 29, 2019
Enjoy live jazz on Thursday evenings as Branford Jazz On the Green welcomes well known and respected jazz performers from around the country.

Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Columbus Park, Stamford
Thursdays only, July 11-August 8, 2019
Get ready for summer evenings of great music! On Thursday evenings this summer Stamford celebrates live music in Columbus Park. Concerts are rain or shine.

Talcott Mountain Music Festival 
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Simsbury
June 28-July 26, 2019
Unwind under the stars with a beautiful view while listening to superb music at Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival this summer.  Concerts include “HERE'S DOC! Celebrating 60 Years in Show Business” and “Magical Movie Music.” You can even bring a picnic.

Hamden Summer Concert Series
Town Center Park at Meadowbrook
Fridays only, June 29-July 27, 2018
Hamden’s Arts Commission promises to welcome familiar names back to this year’s concert series.

Music Mountain
Gordon Hall, Falls Village
June 9-August 31, 2019
Fans of chamber music will delight in the Music Mountain chamber music series this season. The summer festival features a 27-concert Chamber Music Series and Saturday Twilight concerts with Jazz, and Big Band  concerts. There’s even an outdoor dance floor so you can participate in the musical festivities!

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
40 Jesup Rd., Westport
June 23-August 28, 2019
Over 50 free arts and entertainment, under the stars and located along the banks of the scenic Saugatuck River.

Music on the River
Goodspeed Opera House Lawn, East Haddam

Mondays only, July 8-August 12, 2019
Pack a picnic and sit on the beautiful lawn of the Goodspeed Opera House overlooking the Connecticut River as you enjoy a fantastic line up of summer concerts featuring blues, rock, acoustic, jazz and country music.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk
June 28-August 17, 2019
The Music Shed at the Stoeckel Estate has been a focal point of the musical life of the picturesque Litchfield Hills. The tradition continues as the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival presents another season of internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles.

Summer Music Series at Stonington Vineyards
Stonington Vineyards, Stonington
Fridays only, July 5-August 30, 2019
Meet your friends on a Friday night to enjoy a picnic, sip wine, and listen to live music on the patio at the Summer Music Series at Stonington Vineyards – all with stunning vineyard views!

Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz
Bushnell Park, Hartford

Mondays only, July 8-August 12, 2019
Concerts highlights a diverse array of artists, styles and themes. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy live entertainment.

Woodbury Summer Concerts Series
Hollow Park, Woodbury

Wednesdays only, July 10-July 31, 2019
Enjoy a variety of music from jazz to country to rock. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the live entertainment under the stars.

Durham Summer Concert Series
Durham Fairgrounds

Thursdays only, June 27-August 15, 2019
Local bands play on the Center Stage, along with food trucks and games.

Concerts & River Fire
Rotary Park, Putnam

Saturdays only, July 13-September 7, 2019
Family-friendly, community outdoor concerts. At dusk, the fire pots are lit in the Quinebaug River with mood setting music. Dancing, cheering, and smiles are encouraged.

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz  
Bushnell Park, Hartford
July 19-21, 2019
Join in the fun and festivities at this three-day festival of jazz in historic Bushnell Park! In addition to the music, enjoy fantastic food and arts and crafts vendors.

Litchfield Jazz Festival
The Gunnery, Washington

July 26-28, 2019
The Litchfield Jazz Festival provides world-class jazz in a festival setting with arts and crafts, great food and drink. Enjoy jazz parties, main stage acts, artist talks, jam sessions and more. Sit on the lawn or under the tent.

Guilford Summer Concert Series
Guilford Green, Guilford
July 7-August 25, 2019
Enjoy live entertainment on the historic Guilford Green.