Find A Free Outdoor Concert Near You

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A staple sign of the season is some live outdoor music. Check out this list of free al fresco concerts across the state.

Bloomfield: June 20 to July 25

Thursdays, 7 p.m., at the Town Hall Green. Rain location is 330 Park Ave.
Schedule: June 20, Latanya Farrell (pictured); June 27, Shaded Soul; July 4, Paul King Big Band; July 11, People of Good Will; July 18, Lary Stevens Band; July 25, West Indian Celebration Festival.

Elizabeth Park, Hartford: June 26 to Aug. 28

Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Rose Garden lawn. Concerts move to the Pond House Hall in case of rain.
Schedule: June 26, Eight To The Bar (pictured); July 3, Mighty Soul Drivers; July 10, Fiesta del Norte; July 17, Latanya Farrell, Scott Wattel on keys, Dave Smith on bass, Keith Gibson on guitar, Jason Arnold on drums and Billy Rosa on percussion; July 24, Locomotion; July 31, Nifty Fifties; Aug. 7, Songs of Sinatra; Aug. 14, Moto Calypso; Aug. 21, Goza; Aug. 28, MassConnFusion.

Manchester: June 17 to Aug. 21

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Bicentennial Band Shell.
Schedule: June 17, 1st Company Governor’s Foot Guard Band; June 19, Fiesta Del Norte; June 21, Austrian Boys (German Night); June 24, Flamingo; June 25, Grass Routes (pictured); June 28, Shaded Soul; July 1, Survivors; July 8, Fanfare Brass; July 10, Modern Riffs; July 12, (TBA); July 15, White Eyed Lizard Band; July 17, Angelo Sapia (Vincent A Zito Italian Night); July 19, Windham Concert Band; July 22, Kidsville Kuckoo Revue; July 24, Middletown Symphonic Band; July 26, Cover 2 Cover; July 29, Manchester Silk City Chorus and Millenium Magic (Sweet Adelines); July 31, the little BIG BAND; Aug. 22, Kids Show; Aug. 5, Silverado; Aug 7, Pratt and Whitney Screamin’ Eagles; Aug. 9, Dave Palla Quartet; Aug 12, Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band; Aug 14, Irish Night; Aug 16, (TBA); Aug 19, Stan Scott Dance Band; Aug 21, Sphinx Shriners’ Band.

Hartford Old State House: June 28 to Sept. 13

Fridays at noon at the Old State House.
Schedule: June 28, Fiesta del Norte (pictured); July 12, Phil & Daniel Rosenthal; Aug. 2, Hot Cat Jazz Band; Aug. 16, Goza Latin Jazz Band; Sept. 13, Camp Lincoln String Band.

Bushnell Park, Hartford: July 8 to Aug. 12

Martin Pavone is the headliner on July 8 in the first of this season’s free Monday Night Jazz In Bushnell Park series. Openers start at 6 p.m., headliner at 7:30 p.m.
Schedule: July 8, Rahstet opens for Mario Pavone (pictured) and Orange Double Tenor Septet; July 16, Nita Zarif Quintet opens for Stanley Cowell Quartet; July 22, Norman Gage-Kenny Reed Quintet, opens for Jay Hoggard Quintet; July 29, Tripiijazz opens for The New Cuband Express; Aug. 5, Orice Jenkins Septet opens for Will Calhoun Trio; Aug. 12, Shenel Johns Quintet opens for Brandee Younger Quintet.

West Hartford: July 11 to Aug. 29

Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Blue Back Square
Schedule: July 11, Latanya Farrell & Bookman Stiles Band; July 18, The Arrangement; July 25, Last Licks; Aug. 1, Memphis Souls Spectacular; Aug. 8, Streetlife; Aug. 15, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem (pictured); Aug. 22, Frank Vignola Duo; Aug. 29, The Spampinato Brothers.

Colchester: June 27 to Aug. 8

Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on the Town Green.
Schedule: June 27, KICK; July 11, The Mallett Brothers; July 18, Adam Ezra; July 25, Latanya Farrell & The Bookman Styles Band; Aug. 1, IN DEEP (pictured); Aug. 8, Black and White.

East Hartford: July 11 to Aug. 29

Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Alumni Town Green.
Schedule: July 11, The Kerry Boys; July 18, (to be announced); July 25, Pratt and Whitney’s Screamin Eagles Jazz Band; Aug. 1, On Call (pictured); Aug. 8, Silverado; Aug. 15, Shaded Soul; Aug. 22, Simply Swing; Aug. 29, Beatles Forever.

Woodbridge: July 2 to 30

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on the Gazebo; rain location, Woodbridge Senior Center.
Schedule: July 2, Annie and the Mixers; July 9, Shaded Soul; July 16, Sounds of Frank; July 23, Remember September; July 30, The British Invasion Tribute (pictured).

Glastonbury: July 10 to 31

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Riverfront Park.
Schedule: July 10, Shaded Soul; July 17, Eagle Mania (also classic car show); July 24, Uppercut (pictured); July 31, 102nd Army Band.

West Haven: June 7 to Aug. 16

Fridays at 7 p.m. at Old Grove Park, Palace Street; West Haven Green, Main Street; and Campbell Avenue.
Schedule: June 7, Annie and the Mixers at Green; June 14, Nathan Ward Band at Green; June 21, Sound Alternative at Green; June 28, Memphis Soul Spectacular at Old Grove; July 5, Band of Brothers Jazz Quartet at Green; July 12, Avenue Groove (pictureD) at Old Grove; July 19, Vinne Carr and the Party Band at Green; July 25-28, Savin Rock Festival (Bands TBA) at Old Grove Park; Aug. 2, Cover Story at Old Grove; Aug. 9, The Paul King Big Band Orchestra at Old Grove; Aug. 16, Deja Vue at 6:30 p.m., and Shaded Soul at 7:45 p.m. at Old Grove.

Wallingford: July 10 to Aug. 14

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Parade Grounds near Town Hall.
Schedule: July 10, Avenue Groove Band; July 17, Beatles Forever Band; July 24, Memphis Soul Spectacular (picture); Aug. 7 Latanya Farrell and the Bookman Styles Band; Aug. 14, Cover Story Band.

Hamden: July 5 to 26

Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Town Center Park.
Schedule: July 5, The Zombies; July 12, Starship with Mickey Thomas; July 19, Fred Parris & The Five Satins; The Charley Thomas Drifters; July 26, Eddie Money (pictured).

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