It’s our second annual Make Music Day!

 
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• Summer Solstice on Lyme Street •

Friday, June 21 • 5pm-7pm

with a special 4pm children’s concert at LYSB!

The Old Lyme Arts District once again joins the international celebration, Make Music Day, on the Summer Solstice!

Conn3cted at the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe, Make Music 2018 (Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer)

Conn3cted at the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe, Make Music 2018 (Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer)

Come out with your family and friends and stroll Lyme Street from the Congregational Church to Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe and stop along the way to listen to a variety of street musicians including acoustic duos, classical guitarists, jazz ensembles, and fiddle groups.

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens in front of Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, Make Music 2018, Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens in front of Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, Make Music 2018, Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer

As a nod to Old Lyme's cultural heritage, artists are invited to set up easels along the way as well to paint en plain air to the sounds of live music.

Chris Gregor plays in front of Patricia Spratt for the Home’s storefront. Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer.

Chris Gregor plays in front of Patricia Spratt for the Home’s storefront. Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer.

Several businesses including the award-winning Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe will be open during the stroll as well.

Gilead Road: Soft Rock and Folk on Lyme Street, Make Music 2018, Photo by Cheryl Poirier

Gilead Road: Soft Rock and Folk on Lyme Street, Make Music 2018, Photo by Cheryl Poirier

Final Lineup of Performers to be announced June 10, but you’ll find great folk, blues, indy rock and more at the following locations: First Congregational Church • Cooley Gallery • Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe • PGN-OL Library • Town Hall • Old Lyme Historical Society • Lymes' Youth Services Bureau • Patricia Spratt for the Home • Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe • and several residential homeowners (locations may be updated on day of event).

Whiskey & Aspirin played in front of Cooley Gallery at Make Music 2018. Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer

Whiskey & Aspirin played in front of Cooley Gallery at Make Music 2018. Photo by A. Vincent Scarano Photographer

The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme will have a Teen Hoot on their front lawn featuring a number of young artists, as well as refreshments and activities.

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Join in the musical fun by joining the Pickin’ Party, where anyone with a guitar, banjo, or other strings are welcomed to come play along. On the side lawn next to Nightingale’s. And join in with the impromptu Ukulele Parades that might pop up and march down Lyme Street!

There will be a Pickin’ Party outside of Nightingale’s. Bring your strings and join in!!!

There will be a Pickin’ Party outside of Nightingale’s. Bring your strings and join in!!!

Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to the Center School lawn, where String of Pearls will play for all.

String of Pearls will play on the Center School lawn, June 21 during Make Music Day 2019.

String of Pearls will play on the Center School lawn, June 21 during Make Music Day 2019.

LYSB sponsors a special performance by Sunny Train! Beloved by the littlest of music fans, Sunny Train plays at 4pm at LYSB. Listen to Sunny Train and make a craft! Then, from 5-7pm, OL-PGN Library will host children’s music crafts on their lawn.

Beloved by the littlest of music fans, Sunny Train plays at 4pm at LYSB.

Beloved by the littlest of music fans, Sunny Train plays at 4pm at LYSB.

Its sure to be a fun way to enjoy the last of the sun on the longest day of the year!

• Rain and humidity don't mix with musical instruments • Musicians reserve the right to cancel due to weather concerns, thank you!

 

Artists wishing to set up en plein air during the music, can email oldlymeartsdistrict@gmail.com for more information. 

To learn more about the Make Music movement, go to http://www.makemusicday.org. 

Make Music Old Lyme is in collaboration with the CT Office of the Arts, the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, and MusicNow Foundation

Watch this page or our Facebook page for updates and more information - Happy Summer Solstice!