Connecticut – 50 States of Music


Music Industry Contribution to State GDP

Economists Inc.


Jobs Supported

Economists Inc.


Music Establishments

A2IM/Economists Inc./NIVA


Royalty Recipients





The Constitution State has a long and storied relationship with music.

Bob Dylan was discovered at the Indian Neck Folk Festival in Branford in 1961, and New Haven's Five Satins rose to fame with their dulcet performance of "In The Still of the Night," as did home-state greats Moby, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and John Mayer.


  • John Mayer
  • Liz Phair
  • MGMT
  • Michael Bolton
  • Moby
  • The Carpenters

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Amplify Festival
  • Beechwood Arts & Innovation
  • Black-Eyed Sally‚Äôs
  • Cafe Nine
  • College Street Music Hall
  • Fairfield Theatre
  • Gathering Of The Vibes Festival
  • Hartford Stage
  • Hungry Tiger
  • Infinity Hall Hartford
  • Infinity Hall Norfolk
  • Ives Concert Park
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
  • Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Palace Theater
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Rentschler Field
  • Space Ballroom
  • Stamford Center for the Arts
  • Stella Blues
  • Stress Factory
  • Strange Brew Pub
  • The Acoustic
  • The Bijou Theatre
  • The Cellar on Treadwell
  • The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • The Klein
  • The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
  • The State House
  • Toad's Place
  • Toyota Oakdale Theatre
  • Wall Street Theater
  • Webster Theater
  • Westport Country Playhouse
  • Westville Music Bowl
  • Xfinity Theatre
  • XL Center

Music Schools

  • Hartt School of Music
  • University of Connecticut
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Yale University

Major Music Conferences

  • R.E.A.D.I. Music Conference
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