Enjoy summer weekends with Talcott Mountain Music Festival, a five-concert series each summer held at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center! Pack your picnic, attend with family and friends, relax under the stars, and enjoy the Hartford Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Carolyn Kuan and Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles, plus phenomenal guest artists!
Lawn tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting hartfordsymphony.org or by calling 860-987-5900.
There are a limited number of eight-person tables available for each Talcott Mountain Music Festival concert. Reserve your table today, and we’ll see you in Simsbury! Tables can be purchased online or by phone at 860-987-5900. 5-Concert Table is $1,780 or $400 per table for individual concerts.
* Adult lawn tickets are $27.50 in advance and $32.50 day of concert. Child tickets are $5 (12 and under) in advance and day of concert.
* Patrons will not be required to wear masks, although masking and physical distancing is recommended for people who are unvaccinated, based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
* There are no group sales for the Talcott Mountain Music Festival this season.
* Canopies and tents are not allowed at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival.
Entry to the field begins at 6 pm. Friends of the Festival may enter beginning at 5:00 pm. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm.
The HSO asks that you please carpool whenever possible. A limited number of parking passes for lots on site are available for purchase for each concert for $10 per vehicle (including handicapped-accessible parking). Parking passes must be purchased in advance by phone or in person at the on-site box office; these are not available the night of the concert. Limited free parking is available off Iron Horse Blvd. and throughout Simsbury. Convenient and free shuttle service is also available from Henry James Memorial Middle School, beginning at 5:30pm each evening.
In the case of severe weather, rain dates for Celebrate America! and Queens of Soul will be the Saturday night after the scheduled concert at the same time. All other concerts are rain or shine. Postponement or cancellation announcements will be made by noon on concert day on hartfordsymphony.org, and on the HSO’s Official Social Channels.
Bring a Picnic… or Just an Appetite!
Choose from a large selection of food for purchase on site at a variety of concession tents. Wine, beer, soda and water will also be available for purchase at the concerts.
As an added convenience, catering will be available from Metro Bis (860-651-1908).
First Aid services are available in the southwest corner of the site, near the front of the lawn. Trained First Responder personnel are also stationed throughout the grounds.
Friends of the Festival
The HSO offers a tax-deductible donation program unique to the Talcott Mountain Music Festival that supports the charitable efforts of the HSO in the community and, through a $100 donation, gives special benefits at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, including early entry onto the field at 5 pm. The Friends of the Festival pass allows early entrance for a car load, which equates to up to 4 adults OR up to 2 adults and 3 children. For more information, call 860-760-7302. The Friends of the Festival pass is on sale now!
Please help by bagging your trash and depositing it in the available containers.
Strictly Prohibited on the Grounds
Smoking, hard liquor, drugs, ball playing or other sports equipment, pets, fireworks, sparklers, firearms or any other incendiary device, radios, boom-boxes or other stereo equipment, solicitation or unauthorized concessions or handouts, tents, tarps and large tables, lewdness, drunkenness or other inappropriate behavior. Audio and video recording and flash photography are prohibited during the performance.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the First Aid Tent during the concert. At all other times those items will be available at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center Office (the small red building located near the playground).
Portable toilets are located on site.
Handicapped parking and accessible restrooms are designated at the concert site. A limited number of handicapped-accessible parking passes for lots on site are available for purchase for each concert for $10 per vehicle. To access handicapped parking you will need a state handicapped permit on your vehicle. The handicapped entrance is located at the southeast corner of the festival grounds. Handicapped-accessible shuttle service (free of charge) is also available from Henry James Memorial Middle School beginning at 5:30 pm.
The Talcott Mountain Music Festival is located at 22 Iron Horse Blvd., one block east of Rt. 10/202 in historic downtown Simsbury, CT.
From Hartford: Take Albany Avenue (Route 44) westbound to Avon. At the second intersection of Routes 44 and 10/202 (white church), turn right onto 10/202 toward Simsbury. Follow for 4.6 miles to Drake Hill Road. Turn right onto Drake Hill Road to first left onto Iron Horse Blvd. Please follow signs as directed.
Directions from I-84: Take Exit 39 to Farmington. At the intersection of Routes 4 and 10 in the center of Farmington, turn right onto Route 10 (Waterville Rd.). At the intersection of Route 10 and 44, turn left onto Route 44 (East Main Street) toward Avon. In the center of Avon, at the intersection of Route 44 and 10/202 (white church), turn right onto 10/202 toward Simsbury. Follow for 4.6 miles to Drake Hill Road. Turn right onto Drake Hill Road to first left onto Iron Horse Blvd.
Call the Box Office at 860-987-5900, Monday – Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd., parallel to Hopmeadow St. (Rt. 10/202), in downtown Simsbury, CT
Gates open at 6:00pm for picnicking. Friends of the Festival may enter at 5:00pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm