Thursday, June 13, 2024

Salute the Summer Solstice with Music


Make Music Day Celebration Back Better than Ever

Arts Alliance of Stratford to Sponsor Live Music in the Park

Sunday at the Shakespeare Market
Monday at Shakespeare Park from 3:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Make Music Day Stratford 2021 is live with over 40 craft vendors and food trucks!

On Sunday, June 20th, the celebration begins with the Arts Alliance of Stratford partnership with the Shakespeare Market. There will be live music and arts at The Alliance’s booth from 10 AM to 4 PM.

On Monday, June 21st, we sponsor and participate in Stratford’s annual Make Music Day. This is a free celebration of music around the world on the same day each year, often falling on the Summer Solstice. It began in 1982 in France and is now a global event in more than 1,000 cities and 120 countries.

“The Make Music Day event begins at 3:45 p.m. and runs through 8:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Shakespeare Theater Park. The exciting news is that we are planning an Artisan’s Market around the circle of the driveway with food trucks for picnic dinners while watching and listening to live music and enjoying the views of the Housatonic River at sunset. Come spend the day and evening with us. There will be six food trucks, six bands, and lots of artisans and crafts, along with activities for kids,” Mark Hannon of The Arts Alliance of Stratford.

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3:45 pm YOtisse Family Band
Original, eclectic, percussive, sultry mixes of world music with a splash of pop!

4:30 pm The 34s
One of New Haven’s most dynamic Alternative Rock bands. Inspired by musical styles like punk, classic rock, progressive rock, blues, country rock, alternative, and more, The 34s aim to please and impress while they get moving to the sound.

5:30 pm Mike Hatfield
His sound is centered around his hard rock roots, with at times brutal and at times bleeding vocal melodies layered over his acoustic rhythms.
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6:30 pm Nina Lesiga
Ukulele Lessons: Play along and sing along as she teaches chord strumming of beginner level songs of varied genres. If you have a ukulele, bring it with you. If not, Nina will have loaner ukuleles for public use. No prior ukulele experience is needed. Ages 8 and up.

6:45 pm Ursula and Alex
Acoustic versions of R&B, Pop and Rock hits from the 70s to today – with a few surprises.

7:30 pm Drop Party
Ska, Funk, Jazz & Latin

8:30pm Closing Words


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