Hartbeat Music Festival

The Hartbeat Music Festival will be back, live and in person this summer! This free, family-friendly, day-long celebration of music and community features local and regional bands on three stages, music-making activities, food, beer, and more.

Artists Village
We’ve added an artists village to the Hartbeat Music Festival! Interested in showcasing your work, or teaching art? Learn more and register here.

Plaza Stage

  • 11 am: Coleus
  • 12 pm: Austin James & The Nomads
  • 1 pm: Miles Elliot Experience
  • 2:15 pm: Jesus Pagán
  • 3:15  pm: Kenny Mehler
  • 4:20 pm: Klokwize
  • 5:20 pm: Moon Matrix Of The Lizard People
  • 6:30 pm: Jake Kulak & The Lowdown
  • 7:30 pm: Prince Negasi & The Souls of Zion

Skyline Stage

  • 12:15 pm: Streetlight Shakers
  • 1:15 pm: Chaser Eight
  • 2:30 pm: The Lost Tribe
  • 3:30 pm: Khadija Lisa
  • 4:40 pm: Nikita
  • 5:40  pm: Jason Ingriselli & The Miles North
  • 6:45 pm: Nat Reeves
  • 7:45 pm: Balkun Brothers

Riverwalk Stage 

  • 11:30 am: Heather Mclarney & Adelaide Punkin
  • 12:45 pm: Mr. Qwes 
  • 1:45 pm: Tetramer
  • 2:45 pm: Chad Browne-Springer & Dreamvoid
  • 3:45 pm: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music
  • 5 pm: Among The Acres
  • 6 pm: One Time Weekend
  • 7 pm: Self Suffice & Tangsauce


The lineup is complete, but there are still ways to participate in this year’s festival:

  • Register to be a vendor here.
  • Interested in busking?  Apply here. 
  • Want to be an emcee? Email Mike Leahy.
  • Want to be a sponsor of the Hartbeat Music Festival? Contact Debbie Baker via email.
  • Want to make a donation in support of this event? Donate here, or on venmo @riverfrontrecapture

Thanks so much to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Lincoln Financial Group, the Connecticut Science Center for their support of this event. This event also receives the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

We can’t wait to make music with you, in person, IN REAL LIFE, but between now and then, satisfy all your Hartbeat desires by re-watching Hartbeat 2020.



Sep 18 2021


11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, USA

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