The Butler-McCook House & Garden is the South Downtown Neighborhood Music Hub for the 2nd annual
Make Music Hartford celebration with live performances by local artists! Make Music Day is part of the international
Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across 120
countries. On our longest day of the year, this musical free-for-all
celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together
and play in free public concerts. Make Music Hartford
is a program of the Greater Hartford Arts Council as part of their mission to inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts.
Bring a picnic lunch and your dancing shoes to enjoy a day of arts
and culture in the Butler-McCook Garden, beginning with a piano
performance at 11 a.m. by students from the
Studio of Sharon B. Girard, followed by performances by
Twice Around, the Peter Greenfogel Quintet, The Aquatudes, and
Ashley Hamel. Interested in how other cities are
celebrating Make Music Day? A feed of world-wide performances will be
streaming in our Amos Bull Community Room. Join artist
Catherine M. Elliott in our historic garden for a plein air
painting demonstration and view her exhibition in the Amos Bull House. One of
Make Music Day Hartford's Spotlight Events, a ukulele circle
led by Howie Theriault will close out the evening.
Take a tour of the Butler-McCook House from 1 to 4 p.m., and see the
South Parlor where the Butler-McCook family gathered to play music on
Main Street for four generations. Step inside the Butler-McCook Aetna
Gallery to view an exhibit by artist
Diana Lyn Coté throughout the day as well.