Outdoor Summer Concert Series & Festivals 2023 Last Updated: May 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.
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.
Live Music In Mystic at The IRONS Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Rock out this summer as The IRONS at Hilton Mystic hosts its free concert series to the summer courtyard.
Gordon Halls, Falls Vintage
A concert experience with the peaceful serenity of Music Mountain’s mountaintop grounds.
Summer Courtyard Music Series
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield
July 9-August 27
Featuring everything from Latin jazz to Colonial tunes to classical favorites to modern pop.
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.
Newtown Savings Bank Concerts in the Park
Friday night concerts in the park all summer long!
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.