Outdoor Summer Concert Series & Festivals 2022 Last Updated: July 2022

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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  • Make Music Day at Wadsworth Mansion
    June 21
    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.



  • Talcott Mountain Musical Festival
    Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Simsbury
    July 1-July 29
    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 1-August 26
    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
    July 1-August 26
    Rock out this summer as The IRONS at Hilton Mystic hosts its free concert series to the summer courtyard.
  • Music Mountain
    Gordon Halls, Falls Vintage
    June 5- September 18
    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 14th-July 17th
    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 2- September
    Enjoy Dave Matthews Band, Backstreet Boys, Chris Brown and many more artist this summer!
  • Mountain Music Series
    Powder Ridge Park, Middlefield
    June 18-September 24
    A spectacular music lineup featuring on-site food and beverage experiences.