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CT Summer Concerts: Top 23 Most Unique Spots

revelers enjoying a music festivalSummertime 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

The home of Greenwich’s fireworks show for July’s Independence Day, Binney Park is a lovely part of Old Greenwich.

And the park does plenty to warrant a visit or two throughout the typical New England 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.

small venue CT summer concerts

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.

drummer performing for CT summer concertsAugust 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

picnickingThe Connecticut Gold Coast hosts more than a few summer concerts, from Stamford to Westport and Bridgeport.

MoCA Outdoor Concert Series

MoCA Westport, Westport

April 21-November 18

Levitt Pavilion, Westport

June-August

New Haven Summer Concerts

The intellectual capital of Connecticut, the city of New Haven, CT, celebrates jazz, among other genres.

Westville Music Bowl, New Haven

May 13-September 10

Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

Bridgeport, CT

May 20-August 30

Alive @ Five

Mill River Park, Stamford

July 13, 20, 27, August 3

Newtown Savings Bank Concerts in the Park

Brookfield, CT

Trumbull Concerts at the Town Hall Gazebo

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.

Make Music Day at Wadsworth Mansion

June 21

Music at the Mansion at Wadsworth Mansion

June 28-July 26 

Talcott Mountain Musical Festival

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, in the town of Simsbury, CT

Summer Courtyard Music Series

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, in the town of Wethersfield, CT

July 9-August 27

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

July 13-July 16

Xfinity Theatre

Hartford, CT

June 10- September

Mountain Music Series

Powder Ridge Park, Middlefield

May 19-September 24

Summer Concerts in Mystic Country

smoky night at one of the CT summer concertsOnce you’ve finished exploring Mystic, there’s sure to be some sort of music festival to keep you entertained in the evenings.

Summer Music Series

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.

Music Mountain

Gordon Halls, Falls Village

June 4

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:

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.

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