We’re often asked where to find the best live music in Mystic during your summer getaway. Our area is home to a vibrant scene that offers something for everyone, from intimate acoustic sets to lively concerts. If you’re looking to experience the best of live music in the area, be sure to check out these top spots that our 24/7 Front Desk Team experts have gathered for you:
Bank & Bridge
This trendy restaurant (formerly an old-fashioned bank) offers a unique combination of craft brews, cocktails, delicious bites, and live music. Bank & Bridge features a rotating schedule of talented musicians, ranging from jazz and blues to indie and folk.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or a lively evening with friends, Bank & Bridge is the perfect destination for an unforgettable music experience. Pro-tip: they also have fun trivia nights on Mondays!
Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant
This historic and charming restaurant is renowned for its delicious New England classics, but it also features live music throughout the summer. With a cozy and intimate atmosphere, the Captain Daniel Packer restaurant is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some live performances. You’ll truly feel like you’ve stepped into the Revolutionary War era in their bustling tavern downstairs. Be sure to ask our Front Desk Team about enhancement, Date Night at Daniel Packer Inne!
Saltwater Farms Vineyard
For a unique and unforgettable music experience, head to Saltwater Farm Vineyard. This stunning vineyard features live music performances throughout the summer, with a rotating lineup of local musicians. Enjoy the tunes while sipping on some of the vineyard’s wines as you enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Blues Mondays in Mystic River Park
Experience the magic of summer nights at Mystic River Park as Blues Mondays take center stage. Beginning in July, this series brings the timeless allure of blues music to life in a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in soul-stirring melodies and captivating rhythms as blues artists from near and far deliver electrifying performances.
With the tranquil river as a backdrop, let the music transport you to a world where the blues reign supreme! This free concert lineup takes place July 3rd, July 10th, and July 17th from 6-8 pm across the street from Whaler’s.
Summer Sounds Concert Series in Mystic River Park
If you’re looking for a free and family-friendly music experience, be sure to check out the Summer Sounds Concert Series in Mystic River Park on Tuesdays starting at 7 pm. This free line-up begins July 11th and continues throughout the summer until August 15th.
It’s conveniently located just across the street from Whalers. This popular series features a diverse lineup of musicians and bands, ranging from country and folk to rock and roll. With a beautiful waterfront setting and a lively atmosphere, this concert series is a must-visit destination for music lovers of all ages. Pro-tip: head over to The Shipwright’s Daughter for happy hour before the concert starts and raise a toast to a great summer getaway in Mystic.
Mystic Seaport Museum
Memorial Day Weekend
Join in for two lively concerts along the river at the Museum’s new performance stage this Memorial Day Weekend! Shows begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (New London Big Band) and Sunday (RUNA). So grab a drink at Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern, and enjoy an afternoon of toe-tapping tunes against a backdrop of historic ships. Limited (bench) seating is provided, but visitors are also welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. Concerts are included with admission and free for members.
Planning your Summer Getaway to Mystic
Overall, Mystic offers a rich and varied live music scene that is sure to delight travelers, whether it’s your first time in Mystic or you keep coming back year after year. Whether you prefer an intimate acoustic set or a lively concert, there’s something for everyone in this charming and vibrant town. Give our Front Desk Team a call for more insider tips on how to get the best out of your Mystic vacation.