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.




  • Music Mountain
    Gordon Halls, Falls Vintage
    June 4
    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.
  • Xfinity Theatre
    Hartford, CT
    June 10- September
    Enjoy Dave Matthews Band, Backstreet Boys, Chris Brown and many more artist this summer!
  • Mountain Music Series
    Powder Ridge Park, Middlefield
    May 19-September 24
    A spectacular music lineup featuring on-site food and beverage experiences.