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#MakeMusicHartford: We Made Some (…well, a lot of) Noise!

Basses Loaded at Burr Mall (photography: Dwight Hatch)

When we decided to embark upon MMH Year 2, we knew we couldn’t pull off a bigger and better event without the help of our friends and neighbors. This is what led to the creation of our Planning Committee and the 8 Neighborhood Music Hubs (Butler McCook became the 9th all by themselves, very quickly organizing a day filled with music at their homestead on Main Street!). With a goal of 20 Spotlight Events and 100 total events throughout the city, we met and surpassed both goals by producing 25 Spotlight Events and 103 total performances in Hartford! 

All of this is thanks to you, the city and citizens of Hartford. In addition to the following sponsors, community partners, and organizations listed below, there were dozens of people who volunteered their time, equipment, and energy who we simply cannot thank enough.

2019 Make Music Hartford Sponsors
PowerStation Events
Spectra Wired Cafe
Connecticut Office of the Arts
Express Strategies

2019 Make Music Hartford Community Partners
Charter Oak Cultural Center
City of Hartford Division of Recreation
Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Mike Marques Photography
Tainted, Inc.

2019 Make Music Hartford Neighborhood Music Hubs
BLUE HILLS – Fire Station Engine 16
NORTHEAST – Parker Memorial Community Center
UPPER ALBANY – Scott’s Jamaican Bakery
CLAY ARSENAL – William Ware Recreational Center
DOWNTOWN – Pratt Street
SOUTH DOWNTOWN – Butler McCook House & Garden
SOUTH END – Free Center @ co:lab
FROG HOLLOW – Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center @ Pope Park
PARKVILLE – Parkville Sounds

2019 Make Music Day Partners
Make Music Alliance
Warwick Music (pBuzz trombones)
Vic Firth (drumsticks)
Hohner (harmonicas)
Alfred Music (ukulele books)
Martin Guitars (guitar books)

A special thank-you to Kabbalah House, Hartford Hilton, and United Healthcare/CityPlace for connecting us with last-minute rain venues!

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