Outdoor Summer Concert Series & Festivals 2023 Last Updated: August 2023
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 or check out these music festivals and destinations.
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MoCA Outdoor Concert Series
MoCA Westport, Westport
June 10-November 18
Live outdoor concerts featuring a diverse line-up of twelve Jazz, World Music, Folk, and Classical Performances! All concerts will be held in the Museum gallery.
Westville Music Bowl, New Haven
May 13-September 10
Outdoor, open-air music venue featuring music of different varieties.
Make Music Day at Wadsworth Mansion
The Wadsworth Mansion opens its grounds for artists in celebration of Make Music Day, a global event that takes place in over one thousand cities.
Music at the Mansion at Wadsworth Mansion
June 28-July 26
Each Wednesday in July sit back on the Mansion’s back lawn and enjoy live entertainment.
2023 Grassy Strip Music Series
Madison Beach Hotel, Madison
June 30-August 31
Live outdoor shows each Thursday
Talcott Mountain Musical Festival
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Simsbury
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
Meet your friends on a Friday night to enjoy a picnic, sip wine, and listen to live music.
Gordon Halls, Falls Vintage
A concert experience with the peaceful serenity of Music Mountain’s mountaintop grounds.
2023 Summer Outdoor Music in the Waterbury Region & Naugatuck Valley
June 3 - September 15
The Arts & Culture Collaborative is proud to bring you the 2023 free summer concert schedules of our 16-town region! Grab your lawn chair, pack a picnic, and come out to enjoy the amazing live music our communities have to offer this summer.
Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
July 13-July 16
Join in the fun and festivities at this 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.
June 10- September
Enjoy Dave Matthews Band, Backstreet Boys, Chris Brown and many more artist this summer!
Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
May 20-August 30
Live music and the great outdoors!
Parks and Recreation Concert Series
Country, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and tons more this summer.
Alive @ Five
Mill River Park, Stamford
July 13, 20, 27, August 3
A four week outdoor summer concert series featuring live music from national and regional headliners.
Mountain Music Series
Powder Ridge Park, Middlefield
May 19-September 24
A spectacular music lineup featuring on-site food and beverage experiences.
Trumbull Concerts at the Town Hall Gazebo
June 28-August 23
Live music every Tuesday under the Gazebo.
Rockin’ Out at Rockwell Summer Concert Series
Amphitheater at Rockwell Park, Bristol
June 20 - August 15The lineup will also feature a variety of musical genres including Pop, Motown, Latin, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Country and even a Grateful Dead Tribute Band.