Make Music Day is this Thursday in Milford

Milford’s first annual Make Music Day will take place this Thursday, June 21, on the summer solstice.

Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Milford are part of a global celebration of music making in over 750 cities inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.

There is still time to sign up and find a corner to strum, drum or sing. Milford invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by signing up at and choosing your location, or email Julie Nash at  

A piano will be placed on the steps of City Hall and city officials encourage the public to stop by and tickle the ivories, bring a bag lunch and enjoy the music in the parkette at the front of City Hall.

Scheduled events are as follows:

10AM-11AM       Steve Bettencourt                   Singer/Folk City Hall

11AM-12PM        Elana                                   Singer/songwriter               Café Atlantique

11AM-12PM        Justin Rugg                            Singer/Piano/Pop City Hall

12PM-1PM          Jay Rowe                           Piano/Jazz                         City Hall

12PM-1PM          Kayte Devlin                      Pop/Folk                             Café Atlantique

12-1:30PM           Steve Bettencourt             Singer/Folk                          Milford Arts Council

12-12:30PM         Kevin Gunther                   Bagpiper                             Gazebo on the Harbor at High Street             

1PM-2PM            Music by Tony                    Pop/Country/Blues           Café Atlantique  

1PM-2PM            Bob Nunno                            Piano/Pop/Jazz City Hall

2PM-3PM            Steve Bettencourt             Singer/Folk                          Café Atlantique

2PM-2:30PM       Jonathan Law Choir        Classics                                City Hall

5PM-6PM            Frank Critelli                        Rock                                    Milford Public Library

5PM-7PM            The Sabbs Brothers            Rock                                    Armory Square

5PM-7:30PM       Peter Michael Cardella    Pop/Folk Country              Café Atlantique

5PM-7PM            Stratus                                 Rock                                    Milford Arts Council

5:45PM-7PM       Tim Sather & Chris Cartelli   Folk/Bluegrass     62 Cricklewood Rd

6PM-9PM            Tom Ferrara                        Acoustic Rock                   Broad Street Café

6PM-9M               Open Salon                       All                                         Firehouse Gallery

7PM-9PM            Jeremy Hilliard                    Indie-Rock                          62 Cricklewood Rd

Look out for pop up events and stay tuned for more locations on Facebook at @MilfordCityHall..

“To fill our streets with music on the summer solstice will give an opportunity for friends, neighbors and others to come out and enjoy our community.  Milford is filled with phenomenal talent and I look forward to hearing and seeing it all,” said Mayor Blake.