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City Lights Plans Year-Round Programming As Art Trail Lead-Up

Bridgeport, CT - City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail is ramping up year-round programming as it looks forward to the 10th annual Bridgeport Art Trail city-wide open studio weekend scheduled for November 8-11, 2018. One example is Make Music Day, a celebration of free music programs happening globally on June 21, 2018. The DECD, CT Office of Culture has initiated the first state-wide MMD. 

An eclectic mix of free opportunities to make and enjoy music are in formulation, including lunch-time music in public spaces like the Broad St steps, outdoor projection art and original digitally composed music on Fairfield Avenue an open-mike evening at McLevy Green and live performances and interviews broadcasted from WPKN radio, 89.5 fm.  

Community partners organizing the Make Music Bridgeport are City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail, the Downtown Special Services District and WPKN Radio 89.5 FM. 

Bridgeport is the home of a growing community of musicians and recording studios producing Reggae, Rap, Blues, Baroque, Bluegrass and more. Homegrown music events include PorchFest, the Black Rock Famer’s Market Hootenanny and Downtown Thursdays. Interested musicians please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   

Mark your calendar for June 21. Check back to http://www.makemusicday.org/bridgeport/ as organizers grow the list of programs and performers, which presently consists jazz, bluegrass and Afro-Caribbean drumming. 

The Make Music Day celebration started in France 35 years ago and is growing into a popular global event. City Lights is the lead nonprofit organization of Make Music Day Bridgeport. The City Lights mission is to serve the community through art. One of its signature programs is Bridgeport Art Trail comprised of a network of artists who once a year open their studio doors to host a city-wide arts weekend celebration. This year marks 10 years for the Bridgeport Art Trail, scheduled for November 8-11, 2018. Find out more about the Bridgeport art scene www.bridgeport-art-trail.org  

MAKE MUSIC DAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Live Jazz Guitar from the American Songbook on the Broad St Steps, Time TBA

(In formulation), Projection Art and Original Digital Music, the multi-talented photographer, musician, digital projection artist Dustin DeMilio, will project his art outdoor on Fairfield Ave accompanied by his original digitally created music.  

ON THE AIR: 

Wpkn Radio. 89.5 fm broadcasts live interviews and performances of Bridgeport musicians.

MORE:

More to come, live painting and music, open mike, check back as we grow the list of programs.

CALL FOR MUSICIANS AND HOST VENUES:
 
Participate in CT’s first Make Music Day, an international daylong celebration.  
 
For more info or to register go to: http://www.makemusicday.org/bridgeport/   
 
 
Musicians and host venues will be linked to international Make Music Day website.
 
PHOTO: (left to right) Daniel Torres, Jordan Jancz, Rich Zurkowski, Rick Reyes perform during the 2017 Bridgeport Art Trail at the art studio of Meighan Morris in the NEST Arts Factory.  

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