The 3rd Annual CT Sea Music Festival will drop anchor in historic downtown Essex on June 7-10, 2024. This family-friendly weekend includes a Symposium on the Music of the Sea, free daytime workshops and concerts, featuring local, regional, and international maritime performers, a family stage, demonstrations of sailor skills, sails on the CT River, a Sunday morning revival-style hymn sing, and late night Chantey Sings in the historic Griswold Inn.




Main stage evening concerts are ticketed events. Stroll Essex with ice cream in hand and hear sea chanteys and maritime music from all over the world. You might even find yourself singing along by day’s end! For more information, visit the festival website at or contact Deirdre Murtha, Marketing Director, at or 203-219-9155.

The CT Sea Music Festival is a project of the Maritime Music & Tradition Society Corp., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It receives major sponsorship from Privé-Swiss, sponsorships from CT Humanities, The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc., Constellation, The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), and receives support from The Paul Foundation and The Griswold Inn. ■