MUSIC SERIES / FESTIVALS

This is a current list of music series, summer concerts and annual music festivals within New London county (and select Westerly, RI)

*Last Updated 6/26/24

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

Jazz Brunch w/ Mystic Horns @ Pearl Provisions Mystic
(Weekly concert series held on Sunday 12-2pm featuring the Mystic Horns Jazz Group)






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 (June)

@ 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)
https://mysticriverjam.com/



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


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




Sailfest (2nd weekend in July)

@ 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

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


Rock Fix & Hootenanny (last Sat in Jan)
@ 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)





Farmers Markets w/ Live Music:

City Of Groton
@ Washington Park - 155 Meridian Street - Groton
Tuesdays 3-6pm (June 11 - Oct 30)
https://www.facebook.com/cogfarmersmarket

Montville
@ 75 Oxoboxo Dam Road - Oakdale
Tuesdays 4-7pm (June 18 - Sep 24)

Ledyard
@ 718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy - Ledyard
Wednesdays 4-7pm (June 5 - Sep 11)
https://www.ledyardfarmersmarket.org/

Niantic
@ 10 Methodist Street - Niantic
Thursdays 3-6pm (June 20 - Oct 25)
https://www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

Bozrah
@ 45 Bozrah Street - Bozrah
Fridays 4-7pm (July 12 - Oct 12)
https://www.facebook.com/BozrahFarm

Stonington
@ Velvet Mill - Stonington Borough
Saturdays 9am-12pm (year long: parking lot in summer / inside in winter)

Waterford
@ Waterford Community Center - 24 Rope Ferry Road - Waterford
Saturdays 10am-1pm (May 25 - Oct 13)
Artist & Vendor Market New London
@ Golden Street - New London
First Saturdays 11am-4pm (June - September)




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