Arts on Call

Gift someone you love with a—socially distanced—arts performance! Choose an artist from the roster below and select a time for that artist to perform at an outdoor location of your choice. Artists will arrive at the designated time, phone or text the residence, then perform a 10-15 minute set of (primarily acoustic) music/dance/poetry/theater, outdoors in front of the residence, while observing social distancing. Artists will not enter an apartment building or a multifamily home, but can perform in front of a complex. Performers are all solo acts or groups who have been isolating together.

Performances will be available on the hour between 11 AM and 6 PM. Sales for any given day will end when all performances are sold out or at 2 PM the day before. In the event of rain (or other postponement circumstance), the artist will contact the purchaser and reschedule as may be mutually agreeable. Performance fees have been established by the artists themselves and 100% of the fee will be paid to the artist.

PLEASE NOTE: Performance addresses should be limited to a 10-mile radius of downtown New Haven.

New Haven Arts on Call is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and is presented with support from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University.

Are you a local artist interested in performing with Arts on Call? Apply here!



The Hartford Dance Collective

Five female choreographers collaborate in creating new contemporary works to present to the public, using historical figures and feminine art, circling around a theme of female empowerment, leadership, and strength.

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Tom Burgess, Solo Acoustic Guitarist

Tom Burgess performs a solo acoustic blend of American classic rock, folk, and country tunes, as well as a catalog of original albums.

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Carrie Ashton

"I’m a singer, songwriter and acoustic performer. I play a wide range of covers, but I also throw in a few originals now and then. "

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Cliff Schloss

Cliff Schloss performs jazz, alternative, R&B, and psych rock covers and original songs.

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Hideki Yamaya

Hideki will take you on a musical journey through time, as he plays music from England, France, and Italy from the 16th- and 17th-centuries, on the lute, a truly rare and beautiful instrument. He will explain the instrument and the music, and answer any questions you might have for a very unique musical experience.

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Cantando y Jugando

Perfect for kids, Cantando y Jugando is an interactive music program that includes a collection of Spanish songs and games to encourage socialization, language learning, and fun!

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Lara Herscovitch

Former Connecticut State Troubadour (think poet laureate, only music), Lara Herscovitch leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift, and entertain.

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Sova Dance & Puppet Theater

The performance highlights the great flight and transformation of the butterfly from Mexico to Canada displayed visually through the presence of various butterflies, but only the monarch makes the greatest and longest flight in such mass numbers. Their great flight is contrasted by the slow, deliberate, grounded and fun rhythm of the caterpillar! Live music, giant puppets and pure joy prevail here in our journey.

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Sven Rainey

Classical guitarist Sven Rainey will perform a set of his favorite pieces by the Romantic guitar composer J.K. Mertz.

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Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor performs original "wandering roots" songs and Americana interpretations on acoustic guitar, vocals, and harmonica, focusing on positive uplifting music with a grove and meaningful lyrics.

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Anna May

Singer-songwriter Anna May creates music about memory and meditation streaked with tones of jazz and fresh interpretations of classic folk music that enhances connection, humility, and joy.

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Val Ramos, Flamenco Guitarist

Original Flamenco guitar music featuring traditional Flamenco forms such as Sevillanas, Farruca, Malagueña, Danza Mora, Soleares, and Bulerias. Performance will consist of four such musical pieces.

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Christoph Whitbeck

Christoph is a rock'n' roller with an acoustic guitar and big voice ready to play covers or originals or whatever you want (with a bit of notice!).

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Sister Funk Trio

Sister Funk will be performing as a Trio: guitar, keyboards, 3 vocals and percussion (cajon and Djembe) doing a variety of both current and classic pop/rock covers for folks to sing or dance along to as well as playing their blend of original groove-rock.

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Tiffany Jackson

Tiffany Jackson will perform excerpts from her one-woman-show "From the Hood to the Ivy League" that depicts her journey from the inner city to the deep south, to becoming an artist, educator, and community leader.

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Casey Carle's Bubble Bonanza: A Soap Bubble Spectacular!

A display of color, air movement, family-friendly tunes, and mesmerizing soap bubble creations, including humongous bubbles, long bubble tubes, bubble clouds, countless bubbles, and more. Brought to you by a professional entertainer with 30 years of experience performing around the globe. 

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Tere Luna, Mexicana Folkloric Dance & Song

Tere Luna is a renowned singer and Mexican folkloric dancer with performing, recording, and teaching experience.

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Alexis Robbins

Alexis Robbins is a tap and contemporary dancer and who enjoys combining the two forms, sometimes with spoken word. Enjoy an original percussive and contemporary dance performance, with and without shoes, to a wide range of musical stylings.

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Bruce Gregori

Bruce Gregori, an American jazz and virtuoso guitarist, has performed for more than 30 years, dazzling audiences with his soul and feel approach to guitar.

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Terri Lachance

I sing and play from the heart. People always tell me I remind them of someone and suggest songs they think I would like. I am approachable and love to perform.

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Aiping Tai Chi Center

Members of the Aiping Tai Chi Center will perform Tai Chi routines with open hands and with weapons, performed to music.

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The Rahsaan Langley Project

Rahsaan Langley performs high-energy dance music reminiscent of the golden oldies mixed with today's hits for all ages to enjoy while dancing & singing along.

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Daniel

Daniel, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, will perform a series of classical guitar pieces from the Suzuki repertoire.

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Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers is a nationally recognized singer, acoustic songwriter, and visual artist whose work is focused on hope, joy, peace, and the human condition.

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The Soulful Sounds of Antwan

Antwan performs your favorites from the Stylistics to Bruno Mars with crowd-pleasing energy that will have you on your feet!

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Liz McNicholl

Liz McNicholl performs folk songs and songs from her beloved Ireland for children and audiences of all ages.

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Thabisa

Thabisa's music is a fusion of sounds and influences ranging from African Soul, Folk, Jazz, Rhythm and blues she calls Afro SoulFunk.

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Olive of Olive Tiger

Olive uses guitar, cello, and voice to create sacred space while performing original and cover songs. Olive is frequently joined by Jesse Tiger on the violin.

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