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Make Music Old Lyme!

The 2022 Make Music Old Lyme event was a great success!
Make Music Old Lyme will take place June 21, 2023.
Learn more about the 2022 event below and

stay tuned for 2023 details in June!

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

Click here for a printable pdf of the 2022 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. 2022 promises to be another exceptional year for Make Music Old Lyme! 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, Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe, and 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!


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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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Steve Dedman
First Congregational Church @ 4 Lyme Street

Singer Songwriter

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Steve Patarini/Not My Friend
OL-PGN LIbrary
2  Library Lane

Acoustic Styles

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Old Lyme Town Band
Center School Lawn
49 Lyme Street

Musical Theater • Standards • Swing

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Moving Target Band
Village Shoppes
11 Lyme Street


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Lucas Neil
OL Ice Cream Shoppe
34 Lyme Street

Folk • Originals

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Colin Hallahan 
LYSB @ 59 Lyme Street


Folk • Rock • Originals

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John Brown & Friends
Cooley Gallery
25 Lyme Street

Folk • Country

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Midnight Anthem
Memorial Town Hall
52 Lyme Street

Country • Folk • Originals


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Hot Strings Cafe
Patricia Spratt for the Home @60 Lyme Street

Folk • Pop

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Nightingale's Showcase
Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe @ 
68 Lyme Street

Ned Ruete • Sue Way • Jordan Cavalier •

 Paul Loether.

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Five Bean Row
Residence Front Lawn
71 Lyme Street



Braiden Sunshine
Lyme Academy
84 Lyme Street

 Folk • Rock • Pop

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Food & Fun

You'll find food and crafts 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, the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe and Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe. Children's crafts will be set up in front of the Historical Society at 55 Lyme Street.

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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