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. More details will be available closer to the date.
Coachman Square, Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge, 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.
COACHMAN (21 Bradley Road): 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 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.
245 AMITY ROAD SHOPS (245 Amity Road): 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Progression Salon, Red Barn and Write Approach are all holding sidewalk sales. Wine and Spirits of Woodbridge are holding 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.
CREST LINCOLN (185 Amity Road): 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Moxanne and the Band will be playing. Beth Klingher will display her mosaics at the art show being held in the building and snacks will also be provided.
THE WILLOWS (225 Amity Road): 5:00 – 7:00 pm. In addition to live music there will also be a Happy Hour.
“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.