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Make Music Old Lyme!

Make Music Old Lyme returns June 21, 2023.
Stay tuned for more details! 

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.

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, 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!

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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Watch as we add more performances in the coming weeks!

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The Midnight Anthem

Country • Folk • Originals



Braiden Sunshine

 Folk • Rock • Pop

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John Brown & Friends

Folk • Country

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Steve Patarini & Friends

Acoustic Styles

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Lucas Neil

Folk • Originals

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Five Bean Row


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Old Lyme Town Band

Musical Theater • Standards • Swing

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Nightingale Cafe's
Teen Showcase

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Hot Strings Cafe

Folk • 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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