Make Music Day in Norwalk

Norwalk Now

Make Music Day - Friday, June 21
Norwalk, Connecticut to be Included in the Over 5,000+ Live and Free
Music-Making Events to Launch this Summer in Over 80 U.S. Cities

May 12, 2019, Norwalk, CT: Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free indoor/outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all on June 21 brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music. Among the U.S. cities hosting major celebrations is Norwalk, CT. Spearheaded by the Wall Street Neighborhood Association and supported by Norwalk Now, Make Music Day in Norwalk plans to announce its preliminary music line-up on June 1 at www.Norwalknow.org. (See below)

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Reimagining our cities and towns as stages, every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens and other public spaces to celebrate, create and share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. Joined by statewide cities including Stamford, Fairfield, New Haven, and Hartford, Norwalk venues will also include restaurants, bars, theaters, and attractions.

“When I became aware of Make Music Day I asked ‘Why not Norwalk?’ We have more live music here than practically any other city in Connecticut,” says Marc Alan who is on the Board of Directors for the Wall Street Neighborhood Association and serves as the Co-Chair of the Norwalk Arts Commission, “Make Music Day is going to consist of free, non-ticketed music events happening all over the city. Everything from solo instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, vocal groups, classical ensembles, music students - you name it - in every possible style, by musicians from all walks of life, from kids and hobbyists to professional touring artists. It’s a city-wide celebration of music!”

“Working as a cohesive unit, Norwalk neighborhoods working with Norwalk talent and city-wide venues, will come together for one very simple pleasure – music, “says Norwalk Now Director Linda Kavanagh, “We are fortunate to be the recipients of numerous amazing events year round. Make Music Day cuts through all the red tape and ticket prices and simply makes music all day long for all to enjoy. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.

For more information: www.makemusicday.org and www.nammfoundation.org 

Make Music Day 2019 Schedule

(Neighborhood) Time: Location Musician

(East Norwalk) 12-12:30 PM: Wall Street Theater Make Music Day Commencement Ceremony with Mayor Harry Rilling

Music by Jim Clark and friends featuring Neddy G Smith

(East Norwalk) 12-1:30 PM: Harbor Harvest Market Joni Wallace

(SoNo) 12-1:30 PM: Caffe Social Nick DuPuy

(SoNo) 12-1:30 PM: Donovan’s Ecoustic Rock Monster

(Wall Street) 12-3 PM: BJ Ryan's Banc House Sam Gironda

(Wall Street) 1-2 PM: Cafe Aroma Gabi & Cash

(SoNo) 1-5 PM: Lockwood Matthews Mansion Annalisa Ewald and Friends

(SoNo) 2-4:45 PM: Sono1420 Distillery Groovement featuring Stephen Walton, Dennis Warren & Tor Synder

(SoNo) 2:30-4 PM: Burger Bar & Bistro Dandelyin

(Wall Street) 3-4 PM: "Burton Alley" by Wall Street Theater Jan Villatore (folk duo)

(East Norwalk) 3-5 PM: Mr. Frosty’s Norwalk High School Jazz Combo

(Wall Street) 4 - 5:30 PM: Norwalk Public Library - Belden "The CUkes - Ukulele Play-Along w/ FREE Ukulele Books

(East Norwalk) 4 - 4:45: JAM at Liberty Square Drum Circle

(Wall Street) 4-10 PM: Mad Lab Music MADness Featuring Avenue, Hosemen & Andrew Alarcon

(Wall Street) 4-5 PM: 64 Wall Street Mary Shaw

(SoNo) 5-7 PM: Sono 1420 Distillery Nicholas Sproviero

(East Norwalk) 5-7 PM: Knot Norm’s Jeff Fox

(SoNo) 5-7 PM: O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant Jeff2E

(SoNo) 5-7 PM: The Spread Joni & The Keepers

(SoNo) 5-7 PM: Burger Bar & Bistro Paul Green Rock Academy

(SoNo) 5-7 PM: Donovan’s Al Rivoli

(Wall Street) 5-7 PM: House of Katia Melody Manning + Dandelyin

(Wall Street) 5-9 PM: Freese Park Smokin' Charlie - Juicy Grapes - Brian Larney

(SoNo) 6-8 PM: Public Wine Bar Bar Velez

(Wall Street) 6-9 PM: Norwalk Boat Club The Tree Shakers

(Wall Street) 6-8 PM: Troupe 429 Acoustic Happy Hour Hosted by Ivy

(Calf Pasture) 6-9 PM: Ripka’s Cafe Sam Gironda

(Wall Street) 6:30-8 PM: Norwalk Public Library Moses Brothers

(Wall Street) 6:30 - 8:00 PM: Mill Hill Historic Park Spirit of Black Rock Fife and Drum Corp

(Wall Street) 7-10 PM: Rene Soto Art Gallery Acoustic Gems & Folk Singalong

(SoNo) 7-8 PM: Sono1420 Distillery Robert Miliaresis

(Wall Street) 7-8 PM: BJ Ryan's Banc House Steve Ferentzy

(SoNo) 7-8 PM: El Segundo Danny Evans "Norwalk Now" Release Party

(Route 7) 7-8 PM: 12 Union Street Porch Concert Gratephul

(Waypointe) 8 PM-12 AM: Bobby Q’s Cue & Co. Stomp Box Relics, Ed Train Featuring Tom The Suit Forst

(SoNo) 8-9:30 PM: Sono1420 Distillery Joni & The Keepers

(SoNo) 10 PM-1 AM: The Spread DJ Party

(Wall Street) 10 PM-1 AM: Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint 80s DJ Party 'Darlings of CBGBs'