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Make Music Old Lyme!

Thank you to all who made Make Music Old Lyme 2023
the success that it was!
Read all the coverage in LymeLine and in The Day.
See Rick Koster's video review of this quintessential Old Lyme event!

Make Music Old Lyme returns Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

Make Music Old Lyme is a production of the Old Lyme Arts District and the MusicNow Foundation​. It is a part of Make Music Southeast Connecticut produced by the Cultural Coalition.

Click here for a printable (8.5" x 14") pdf of the 2023 guide or
scroll below for a mobile-friendly listing to follow as you stroll.

A great tradition in Old Lyme! Every Summer Solstice (June 21) you will find Lyme Street alive with local residents strolling the street and listening to local musicians. 2023 promises to be another exceptional year for Make Music Old Lyme! More than a dozen different performances take place along Lyme Street from the First Congregational Church to the Lyme Academy. Enjoy items from the Lions' Club Grille in front of Center School, and then stop by the Chocolate Shell or Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe for a sweet treat!

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Stop along the way to listen to a variety of genres including folk, pop, and Americana, or bring a chair to enjoy your favorite performers from 5pm-7pm!

Make Music Old Lyme Performers

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Performing from 4-5pm at LYSB at 59 Lyme Street, Sunny Train is back to entertain our youngest fans! Sunny Train will have little ones (and maybe even the grown ups!) up and dancing and following on. A perfect way to start Make Music Old Lyme by enjoying Sunny Train and, at its conclusion, heading out for street music from 5pm-7pm.

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Programs will be available onsite, and as a pdf here. Go straight to the performer profiles here or click on each performer's "Read More" below.

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The Midnight Anthem
@ 4 Lyme Street

Country • Folk • Originals


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Howling Hound Dogs@ 12 Lyme Street

Americana • Swing •Blues 

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John Brown & Friends
@ 25 Lyme Street

Folk • Country

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Paul Loether
@ 25 Lyme Street

Folk Music

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Lisa Aranci
@ 31 Lyme Street

Jazz • Pop Standards

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JZ and Company
@ 34 Lyme Street

Folk • Pop 

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Band of Friends
@ 2 Library Street

Acoustic Styles


Braiden Sunshine
@ Center School 

 Folk • Rock • Pop

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Two of Us
@ 2 Library Lane

Pop •Rock

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Bunz Jazz Duo
@ 59 Lyme Street


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Three's A Charm
@ 52 Lyme Street

Folk • Pop •Jazz • Calypso

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Hot Strings Cafe
@ 60 Lyme Street

Folk • Pop

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Nightingale Cafe's
Teen Showcase with Konrad 
@ 68 Lyme

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Five Bean Row
@ 71 Lyme Street


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Old Lyme Town Band
@ 84 Lyme Street

Musical Theater • Standards • Swing

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What is a stroll without some wanderers? Jeremy Graeff and Jordan Cavalier are the Wandering Bards -- You'll find them along the stroll playing traditional medieval Renaissance music.

Solstice Jam Finale

After the stroll wraps up at 7pm, the musicians aren't ready to go home! Join many of them as they head to the Studio 80+ barn at 80-1 Lyme Street for a community jam session beginning at 7:30 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and for this intimate musical experience, hosted by our favorite local artist Ramblin' Dan Stevens, while experiencing the beauty of the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds!

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Food & Fun

You'll find food, family fun, and shopping along the stroll. Enjoy a burger on the Center School lawn where you'll find the Lions' Club Grille. Sweet treats can be found at The Chocolate Shell and the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe. You will find a children's craft in front of the Historical Society at 55 Lyme Street and children's activities and family resources in front of LYSB. Stop in to Homeward Collective at 24 Lyme Street to see their latest home goods and clothing. Phoebe's BookCellar will be having a half-off sale on the Library lawn.

Art Installations & Exhibits during Make Music 

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SHOWUP Art Gallery @ LYSB: This pop-up art installation shares how community members of all ages show up through good times and bad. The youth-driven campaign seeks to connect as a community and bring awareness to the importance of taking care of yourself and others.
Also open during Make Music Old Lyme:

Check out the great performances across Southeastern Connecticut!

Special thanks to:

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Welcome to Old Lyme

Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.

Please support the generous corporate sponsors of the Old Lyme Arts District!

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