Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2021 Last Updated: August 2021

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.

MoCA Outdoor Concert Series
MoCA Westport, Westport

April 30-October 15, 2021
Live outdoor concerts featuring a diverse line-up of thirteen Jazz, Pop, and Classical performances.

Westville Music Bowl, New Haven
May-September, 2021

Outdoor, open-air music venue featuring music of different varieties.

A Night of Music Under the Stars
Art Park @ Wall Street, Norwalk
Days vary, May 7-August 22, 2021
Outdoor live concerts.

Spring Spash! Series
Locations vary.

May 20-June 16, 2021
Live music outdoor concerts performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Concerts at Canal Dock Boathouse
Canal Dock Boathouse, New Haven

May 21-July 4, 2021
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra returns to live music performances on the New Haven waterfront.

Goodspeed By The River
Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam

June 10-September 5, 2021
Goodspeed Musicals offers a series of musical performances, from rousing classic rock to song-filled evenings with Broadway performers to concert presentations of exciting new musicals.

Summer Music Concerts
Connecticut's Old State House, Hartford

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!

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Great River Park, East Hartford

June 24-August 5
Pack a dinner picnic and enjoy an evening of family-friendly concerts.

Music at the Mansion
Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown

June 30-July 28, 2021
Each Wednesday in July sit back on the Mansion's back lawn and enjoy live entertainment

Talcott Mountain Music Festival 
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Simsbury
July 2-July 30, 2021
Unwind under the stars with a beautiful view while listening to superb music at Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival this summer.

Summer Music Series
Stonington Vineyards, Stonington

July 2-August 27, 2021
Meet your friends on a Friday night to enjoy a picnic, sip wine, and listen to live music.

Music Mountain
Gordon Hall, Falls Village
July 4-September 5, 2021
Fans of chamber music will delight in the Music Mountain chamber music series this season.

Summer Courtyard Music Series
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield

July 9-August 27, 2021
Featuring everything from Latin jazz to Colonial tunes to classical favorites to modern pop.

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
Bushnell Park, Hartford
July 16-18, 2021
Join in the fun and festivities at this three-day festival of jazz in historic Bushnell Park! In addition to the music, enjoy local food.

Levitt Pavilion, Westport
Enjoy free arts entertainment under the stars and along the banks of the Saugatuck River.