The 2023 Hartbeat Music Festival has been postponed due to weather. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The Hartbeat Music Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of music and community that features local and regional bands on three stages, music-making activities, food, beer, and more.

In early 2018, we sat down with The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music and talked about creating something new. Our first Hartbeat Music Festival, later that year, was an incredible success. The following year was even better, with more than 20 bands on three stages. We had big plans for 2020’s festival but had to transition to a virtual event, but were thrilled to bring live music back to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in 2021, 2022, and once again in 2023.

This year’s lineup is below, and we’ll be announcing vendors, activities and more soon. 

2023 Hartbeat Music Festival Lineup

Hartford HealthCare Community Stage
12:15 pm: Mixed Company
1:15 pm: Righteous Continental
2:15 pm: Ysanne
3:30 pm: Balkun Brothers
4:30 pm: Jake Kulak and the Modern Vandals
5:45 pm: Bap Pack
6:45 pm: The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music 
8 pm: Javier Colon

Plaza Stage
Stage Host: A Marquise
12:30 pm: A Marquise & Friends
1:40 pm: JOATA
2:45 pm: Stattic
3:55 pm: Nikita
5 pm: The Sparkle and Fade
6 pm: Esor Rose
7 pm: The KC Sisters

Science Center Stage
Stage Host: Adelaide Punkin
11 am: School of Rock Battle of the Bands Winner
11:45 am: Khay Larhon
12:30 pm: Nathaniel Hintz
1:30 pm: Bryan Alfred
2:30 pm: Undercover Cameo
3:15 pm: Kelsey Blackstone and Jason Lapierre
4 pm: Adversity
5 pm: Ian D’Arcangelo

The Hartbeat Music Festival is made possible by the support of:

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