A Restored Pratt Street
Through improved and restored retail storefronts, renovated residential spaces, and curated programming, Pratt St is being rediscovered.
Downtown Hartford’s Pratt Street will host live music every Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday at lunchtime from early June through mid-October., the Hartford Business Improvement District announced.
The so-called Pratt Street Patio Music Series, which begins June 3, is meant to promote shopping and dining on the brick-lined Pratt Street and other parts of downtown. The three-day schedule represents an expansion from prior series over the past three years, which hosted more than 100 musical acts.
Much of Pratt Street is owned by Shelbourne Global Solutions, which is in process of a major redevelopment of the one-lane thoroughfare.
The schedule of musical acts is not yet available, but will be released on Hartford.com
“We are very excited to bring back live music in a safe setting to the City of Hartford,” Chip McCabe, BID’s events director, said in a statement. “This series has consistently showcased artists from all over the state and we take a lot of pride in how eclectic the music has been. We are very grateful to have a beautiful space like Pratt Street that we can activate with local, original music.”
BID said the series was made possible through a grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the planned timeframe for live music on Saturdays at Pratt Street. It will be at lunchtime.Go Back