Is there anything better than an outdoor concert on a balmy summer eve? We don’t think so. And we’ve made it easy for you to plan ahead with our list of live music. Head to Essex for spectacular views and lively tunes at Thursdays on the Dock or dance on the beach at Esker Point. There’s music just about every night of the week this summer. Take your pick! Music in the Meadow at Connecticut College, June 16th. Presented by the Connecticut College Arboretum and Good Sponge Records, Music in the Meadow 6 will be held in the Arboretum outdoor theater overlooking the pond. This year’s line up features The Rivergods, Black Marmot and Wild Sun. Stonington Vineyards: Live Music on the Deck. Fridays in July/Aug from 6-9pm Jonathan Edwards Winery, Stonington. G-Love and Special Sauce on 7/23, Jonathan Edwards on 7/30, Donovan 8/20 Tickets: www.jedwardswinery.com Connecticut Early Music Festival, New London, begins 6/11 Music at The Garde, New London, Robert Cray, David Crosby, Michael McDonald and more. Tunes on the Dunes, Westerly, RI. Starts 7/12. Esker Point Beach Concert Series, Groton. Thursdays, 6-8pm starting 6/22 Branford Jazz on the Green, Thursdays starting 6/29 at 6:30pm Chamard, Clinton. Live Music on Fridays 5:30-8:30, Saturdays 4-7pm Saltwater Farm Vineyards, Stonington: Music Series – Sundays in June from 3-5pm Rickie Lee Jones, Micky Dolenz and more at The Kate, Old Saybrook Chestnut Hill Concert Series, 8/4, 11, 18 & 24, The Kate, Old Saybrook Celebrate East Lyme Festival — featuring live music, food, and more on 7/15 Concerts on the Green in Old Saybrook, Wednesdays starting 6/21 Stonington Sounds Music Festival, Stonington Borough, 6/3 The Stand, Branford, Every weekend. Watch Hill Sunset Concerts, Westerly, Every other Tuesday, starting 6/27 Summer Concerts in Essex and Ivoryton Town Parks, Starts 6/29 through August Music at the Mansion, Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, Wednesdays in July Music on the Green, Guilford, Sundays in July and August Psychedelic 60’s at the Gris, Essex, Friday nights all summer Summer Concerts at Harvey’s Beach, Old Saybrook, Wednesdays and some Fridays in June thru August Leif Nilsson Gallery, Chester. Concerts in the Garden Thursdays on the Dock, Essex, 5:30-7:30 – rain or shine. The concerts are free. Starts 7/6 Midsummer Festival at the Florence Griswold Museum. Concert is on 7/29 Music on the Grassy Strip at Madison Beach Hotel, Wednesdays at 7 Playhouse on the Shore, Ivoryton Playhouse at Water’s Edge, Sundays starting 6/11 Goodspeed Musicals, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Oklahoma! this summer. Music in the Garden at Hollister House, The New Baroque Soloists on 6/18. Bluegrass in the Garden on 8/6. Washington, CT.