Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2021 Last Updated: June 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.