Summertime in Connecticut is like none other. With the beaches, parks, shopping, and lobster rolls, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family, or you’re looking for a cute date night idea, you can’t go wrong with a CT summer concert series!
You can hang out all day listening to music, or you can spend your night dancing like there’s no tomorrow. The choice is yours!
Read on to learn more about live music opportunities in CT!
Greenwich CT Summer Concerts
There are phenomenal summer concert series across the state. But if you’re specifically looking for the Greenwich area, we have you covered.
Binney Park Concerts
And the park does plenty to warrant a visit or two throughout the summer.
June 28 – Bob Button Orchestra-Big Band, 30’s, 40’s Swing @ 7 p.m.
July 30 – Sound Beach Community Band @ 7 p.m.
August 27 – Sound Beach Community Band @ 7 p.m.
Island Beach/Ferry Departs Dock (Park Pass and Ferry Fees Apply)
While many don’t need an excuse to hop onto the Island Beach Ferry, the summer concert series gives a great one.
July 9 – Dixieland Jazz Band Concert on the Sound @ 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. (Rain date: July 16)
August 6 – Dixieland Jazz Band Concert on the Sound @ 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. (Rain date: August 13)
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, overlooking Greenwich Harbor, hosts events throughout the summer.
Some of the major ones include:
And summer concerts keep locals coming back throughout the season.
July 12 – Sun Kings-Beatles Tribute @ 7 p.m.
July 19 – The Short Bus-High Energy, Upbeat Vocal Rock @ 7 p.m.
July 26 – Gunsmoke-Country @ 7 p.m.
August 2 – Sounds of Sinatra-Tribute Band @ 7 p.m.
August 9 – The Future Heavies- Best of the 80’s @ 7 p.m.
August 16 – Wooden Horse – Tribute to CSNY & America @ 7 p.m.
August 23 – Billy and the Showmen – R&B @ 7 p.m.
If there is rain for the above date at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the concerts will be postponed until the next day (Thursday).
Please note: No pets or grills are allowed at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
Weather postponement/cancellation information:
203-861-6100 after 4 p.m.
CT Summer Concert Series Outside Greenwich
If you’re either not from Greenwich, or you are from the town but want to branch out, the rest of the state has some really amazing music opportunities during the summer as well.
Starting in Fairfield County, and working our way across the state, there’s something going on each weekend in the summer. So a summer concert would be an ideal end to a Connecticut day trip, for example. CT summer concerts to be on the lookout for include:
Fairfield County CT Summer Concert Series
The Connecticut Gold Coast hosts more than a few summer concerts, from Stamford to Westport and Bridgeport.
MoCA Westport, Westport
April 21-November 18
New Haven Summer Concerts
The intellectual capital of Connecticut, the city of New Haven, CT, celebrates jazz, among other genres.
May 13-September 10
May 20-August 30
Mill River Park, Stamford
July 13, 20, 27, August 3
June 28-August 23
Hartford Summer Concert Series
The city of Hartford, CT and the surrounding Connecticut River Valley is not to be outdone in the summer months.
Considering how hot it is up there, you’ve got to have a good reason to head outside.
June 28-July 26
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, in the town of Simsbury, CT
Summer Courtyard Music Series
July 9-August 27
July 13-July 16
June 10- September
Powder Ridge Park, Middlefield
May 19-September 24
Summer Concerts in Mystic Country
Once you’ve finished exploring Mystic, there’s sure to be some sort of music festival to keep you entertained in the evenings.
Stonington Vineyards, one of the best things to do in the town of Stonington, Connecticut
Litchfield County Summer Concerts
Head to a summer concert in Falls Village before exploring the Litchfield Hills in the summer.
Or just head to a drive-in movie theater.
Gordon Halls, Falls Village
At these concerts, you’ll find a lot of great music from famous bands to local cover groups. There are also a lot of jazz ensembles thrown in, so whatever your vibe may be, there’s a concert series for you this summer in CT.
Discover even more summer concerts and festivals in CT
There’s even more to enjoy this summer in CT!
Be sure to read our full list of summer festivals across Connecticut.
Or read more of our guides to summer in Connecticut, including:
- Visiting a few Connecticut outdoor parks, whether state parks or theme parks
- consuming a few glasses of wine at one of Connecticut’s best wineries
- Enjoying the sand and surf at one of Connecticut’s most beautiful beaches
- Hiking on the trails of Connecticut (made possible by the development of DEET)
- Going to a Greenwich Polo Club match while dressed in a your best summer attire
Or take a look at each month of the summer:
Download a free copy of the Connecticut Travel Guide to see all of the state’s unique sights, events, and activities.