MUSIC SERIES / FESTIVALS

*Last Updated 5/14/24

Weekly Music Series

Weekly Tuesdays & Fridays: 
Live Jazz @ Port Of Call Mystic
(A weekly series featuring live jazz on Tuesdays and Fridays at Port of Call in Mystic)




Weekly Tuesdays:
 
Unplugged / Acoustic Open Mic Night @ Strange Brew Pub
(Hosted weekly by locally based musician Danny Fleet! Acoustic open mic with weekly featured musician, 
free, music at 7:30pm,!)

Weekly Thursdays:
Jazz Improv 
@ DPI, Mystic 
(Jazz improv with Ian Kelly, Fred Fagan, Tom Latewiec and guests; held weekly every Thursday at 9pm-ish to 11pm-ish in the downstairs bar at Captain Daniel Packer Inn, Mystic; Free / 21+)
https://www.facebook.com/captdpi

Weekly Sundays:
Jazz Brunch w/ Mystic Horns @ Velvet Mill Atrium Stonington
(Weekly concert series held on Sunday mornings 11am-2pm featuring the Mystic Horns Jazz Group performing at the Stonington Velvet Mill near Whitecrest Eatery and Beer'd Brewing; moves to dinner 5-8pm during the summer months due to the heat)





Monthly Music Series

Monthly 2nd Thursday:

Monthly Open Jam @ Strange Brew Pub Norwich

(Open jam every second Thursday of the month at Strange Brew Pub in Norwich; bring your band, play solo or collaborate with other musicians or come down and enjoy the open mic talent; full back line of drums, percussion, amps and more; 7:30pm / free admission /21+)
https://www.facebook.com/strangebrewpub

Monthly 3rd Thursday:
Original Songwriters Night @ Dive at Port Of call Mystic
 
(Monthly Series featuring original song writers held on the 3rd Thursday of most months at Dive Bar downstairs from Port Of Call in Mystic)

Monthly Friday:

Friday Night Folk 
@ All Souls New London 
(Monthly Folk Music Concert Series held at All Souls, 19 Jay Street in NL; September through May)


Monthly 4th Sunday:

Open Mic @ Custom House Maritime Museum

(Monthly Open mic co-hosted by Kenny "Doc" Frazier and Christina Corcoran. We welcome music, poetry or prose. Open to all ages and abilities for fun camaraderie! Bring instruments and perform or just sit back and enjoy! Last Sunday of every month 6-9pm)
https://www.facebook.com/events/287108967319243/287108977319242








Summer Concert Series

July Mondays:
Blue Monday Concerts @ Mystic River Park 
(Concert series during July at Mystic River Park near the drawbridge)
https://www.facebook.com/blue.monday.1



Summer Tuesdays:
Summer Sounds @ Mystic River Park 
(Community concert series from June-August on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm held at Mystic River Park)
Summer Wednesdays:
Summer Concerts 
@ Waterford Beach Park
(A summer concert series hosted weekly by Waterford Rec held on Wednesdays June-August at Waterford Beach Park)
https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordCTRecParks

Summer Wednesdays & Fridays:
Wed: Rock The Docks 
@ Howard Brown Park Norwich 
Fri: Friday Night Acoustics @ Norwichtown Green
(Concert series hosted by the Norwich Chamber at Howard Brown Park Docks and the Norwich Town Green held weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays during July & August)
http://www.norwichchamber.com/rock-the-docks.html


Summer Wednesdays & Fridays:
Summer Concerts 
@ McCook's Beach Niantic 
(Concert series during July & August held weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays on the beach and Friday's in the bandshell)
https://eltownhall.com/general/summer-concerts/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/McCook-Park-Beach/148701255184807
Summer Thursdays:
Summer Sound Waves 
@ Esker Point Beach Groton
(A concert series hosted by the Town of Groton Parks & rec and Groton Utilities held weeklys on Thursdays June-August at Esker Point Beach in Groton)

Summer Thursdays:
Summer Concerts 
@ Saltwater Farm Vineyard Stonington 
(Concert series held weekly on Thursdays during the summer months at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington)

Summer 
Fridays:
Concerts In The Park 
@ Washington Park Groton 

(A concert series hosted by City of Groton Parks & Rec and Groton Utilities held weekly on Fridays June-August at Washington Park in Groton)

Summer Fridays:
Summer Concerts 
@ Stonington Vineyards 
(Concert Series weekly during July & August at Stonington Vineyards)
https://stoningtonvineyards.com/events/summer-concert-series/
Summer Fridays:
Bash On The Grass 
@ Foxwoods Casino 
(Weekly concert series held on selectFridays in the summer months on Grand Pequot Tower lawn)
https://www.foxwoods.com/bashonthegrass

Summer Sundays:
Summer Concerts 
@ Eastern Point Beach Groton
(Monthly concert series at Eastern Point Beach in Groton)
https://www.facebook.com/cogparksandrec


Festivals

River Jam Festival

@ Mystic Shipyard
(The River Jam Festival is a Music Festival at Mystic Shipyard annually in June; showcasing music from rock to reggae, blues to country)
Sailfest

@ Downtown New London
(SE CT's premiere summertime event - annually the second weekend of July, attracting over 300,000 people over the three-day festival; with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ship, and over 100 vendors lining the downtown streets)

http://www.sailfest.org


Hygienic Rock Fix & Hootenanny 
@ New London
(Hygienic Art hosts 'Salon Des Independants' art show annually at the end of January in New London; annual music events such as the 'Hygienic Hootenanny' and the 'Rock Fix' are held in conjunction with the celebration)

Rose Arts Festival
@ Downtown Norwich
(Music and arts festival in downtown Norwich held annually in June)

Ocean Beach Polka Days 
@ Ocean Beach New London
(Polka fest hosted by Ocean Beach annually in June)
https://www.oceanbeachparkpolkadays.com/


Maritime Hertitage Fest 
@ Waterfront Park / Downtown New London
(Maritime festival held annually in September in Downtown New London)
https://ctmaritimefest.com




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