Make Music Day is an international movement which brings free, community-wide, musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide. Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world. Make Music Day events are organized with, for, and by the community.
In Woodbridge, the Economic Development Commission is organizing businesses that will host free, informal concerts in the early evening. There will also be art shows, wine tastings and other events happening simultaneously.
10selden, Coachman Square, Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge, The Linden, The Shops at 245 Amity Road, and The Willows are scheduled to host concerts that evening. 10Selden (formerly the Teen Center) is helping to find local musicians to perform at the venues.
CREST LINCOLN (185 Amity Road): 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Moxanne and the Band will be playing. Artists Beth Klingher and Yaritzel Pena will display their art in the building.
THE LINDEN (330 Amity Rd.): 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Gary Wikfors will play traditional and contemporary Swedish folk music.
245 AMITY ROAD SHOPS (245 Amity Road): 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Singer-songwriter Frank Viele will play. Progression Salon, Red Barn and Write Approach are all holding sidewalk sales. Wine and Spirits of Woodbridge will host a wine tasting. Simon Donato will display historical photos and artifacts in an exhibit. Brown Fitness will hold a free outdoor bootcamp at 6:00 pm in the parking lot. Café Rebelde, a mobile coffee, tea, and snacks vendor, will also be on hand.
THE WILLOWS (225 Amity Road): 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Live music by Steve Bettencourt. In addition to live music there will also be a Happy Hour.
Cancelled due to weather:
10SELDEN 5:00-7:00 pm. In addition to live music there will be a sidewalk sale. Gary DiBlanda will perform.
COACHMAN (21 Bradley Road): 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Live music by Audrey Campbell and Abigail Rickevicius. In addition to live music there is an outdoor health fair being held on the lawn. Street n’ Savory, a local food truck, will also be present.
“I’m excited and very pleased that our Economic Development Commission is taking advantage of this international movement, which is a wonderful opportunity to attract more foot traffic and customers to the business district, and to provide free family fun for our residents at the same time,” said First Selectman Beth Heller.
“Our business district hosts high-quality specialty shops, terrific services and great restaurants,” said EDC Chair Robert Sharrer. “The EDC hopes these free concerts will lead more residents and area employees to discover what’s here and to shop, dine, try Woodbridge!”
All concerts in Greater New Haven will be publicized by Make Music New Haven and the Town of Woodbridge will promote those in Woodbridge.