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Outdoor Summer Concert Series & Festivals 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
    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.
  • 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, Madiso
    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.
  • Music Mountain
    Gordon Halls, Falls Vintage
    June 4
    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.
  • Xfinity Theatre
    Hartford, CT
    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 15
    The lineup will also feature a variety of musical genres including Pop, Motown, Latin, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Country and even a Grateful Dead Tribute Band.
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