Talcott Mountain Music Festival

Celebrate all summer long at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s annual Talcott Mountain Music Festival. Pack your picnic, attend with family and friends, relax under the stars, and enjoy the Hartford Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Carolyn Kuan and distinguished guest conductors. It all happens at the beautiful Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in downtown Simsbury – the heart of the scenic Farmington Valley.

Single tickets are on sale now. Grass passes and table subscriptions are available; call the Box Office at 860-987-5900. 

Festival Presenting Benefactor

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Upcoming Events:

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Festival Information


Single tickets are on sale now. Grass Passes and Table Subscriptions are available by visiting the Bushnell Box Office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm, or by calling 860-987-5900. Single tickets are available at the Box Office on May 6, by phone, or online. On-site Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center hours are below. 

Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2019 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.

  • Adult Grass Pass: 10 adult lawn tickets are $250 (save $50 off gate prices)
  • Adult Half Grass Pass: 5 adult lawn tickets are $125 (save $25 off gate prices)
  • Child Grass Pass: 10 child (age 12 and under) lawn tickets for $50
  • Family Pack: 12 lawn tickets (6 adult and 6 child tickets) for $180 (save $50 off gate prices)

Tables for eight people are located right in front of the stage.

  • Single Table Seats: 5-Concert Subscription for $190 (save $35 off gate prices)
  • Full Table: 5-Concert Table Subscription, 8 seats per table for $1,420 (save $380 off gate prices)

Single Concert Prices

  • Lawn Seating* $25 in advance, $30 gate 
  • Single Table Seat $40 advance, $45 gate
  • Full Table (8 seats) $320 advance, $360 gate
  • Children** Lawn tickets $5

* Advance ticket sales are available until 5pm the day of the concert. Tickets purchased after 5pm are subject to the gate price.
** Age 12 and under

Group Sales

To order tickets for a group of 10 people or more, please call 860-987-5959. Lawn space on site cannot be reserved in advance for groups. Group sales are no longer available for The Music of Elton John. 


On-site Box Office
Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd
2018 Simsbury Box Office hours will be Thursday and Friday 11 am-7 pm beginning the week of June 24. The Box Office will also be open 11 am-7 pm daily from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5 (closed on July 4). Tickets can be purchased at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, in advance.

Will Call: All tickets to be held in Will Call will be held at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, NOT The Bushnell.
Lawn tickets also available at Fitzgerald’s Foods, Simsbury beginning June 3rd.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.

Charge by phone
Call 860-987-5900, 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

Bring a Group & Save!
Adult lawn seat tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for groups of 10 or more. 860-987-5959 or email groups@bushnell.org.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. A $10 order fee will apply. Offer expires one (1) week prior to concert date.

Parking & Additional Info


Entry to the field begins at 6 pm. Friends of the Festival may enter beginning at 5:30 pm. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. 


The HSO asks that you please car pool 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 box office; these are not available the night of the concert. Limited free parking is available off Iron Horse Blvd. and throughout Simsbury. Convenient shuttle service (free of charge) 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 The Music of Elton John 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 on hartfordsymphony.org, the HSO’s Facebook page, and the HSO’s Twitter page.

Tables are Selling Fast!
For the ultimate picnic experience – and an up close view – try reserved tables directly in front of the stage, offering seating for up to eight people.

Free Family Activities
Stop by the Eversource Family Fun Zone for fun, music-themed activities before each concert (6:00pm – 7:15pm)

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 (860-651-7417). Detailed menu and ordering information will be mailed with tickets. 

First Aid
First Aid services are available in the northwest corner of the site, near the back of the lawn.  Trained First Responder personnel are also stationed throughout the grounds.

Friends of the Festival
Among many other benefits, as a Friends of the Festival member you and your family will be granted early access to the site to select and set up your spot on the lawn. For more information, please contact the HSO Development Department at (860) 760-7302.

Clean Up
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.

Handicap Accessibility
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 5:00pm


Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd., parallel to Hopmeadow St. (Rt. 10/202), in downtown Simsbury, CT

Concert Times

Gates open at 6:00pm for picnicking. Friends of the Festival may enter at 5:30pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm

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Single & Flex Cards: 860.987.5900
Subscriptions: 860.244.2999

Box Office

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106

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The Bushnell: 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106