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.

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2017 Talcott Mountain Music Festival
June 30-July 28

Celebrate America!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Kick off summer with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, and featuring the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir, this program will include all of your patriotic favorites and more. Plus, stay for fireworks following the concert!

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Sgt. Pepper's 50th! featuring Classical Mystery Tour

Friday, July 7, 2017

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Sgt. Pepper’s 50th!, featuring Beatles tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour, and the HSO. This concert will include all the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s hits, such as “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “She’s Leaving Home,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” “When I’m 64,” and “A Day in the Life.” Plus, hear other classic Beatles tunes from the band’s early days on through the solo years! Conducted by HSO Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles.

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The Music of David Bowie

Friday, July 14, 2017

The genius of David Bowie’s innovative and unique, one-of-a-kind sound influenced generations of great music. Hear his music like never before when the HSO, backed by a full rock band, take you on a symphonic musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of Bowie’s music, including the hits “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “China Girl” and more! Conducted by Brent Havens.

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Williams & Warner Bros.

Friday, July 21, 2017

John Williams is one of America’s most beloved living composers – as are his scores for blockbuster films like Star Wars, Schindler’s List, and so many more. And music from composing greats like Rossini, Brahms, Chopin and others set the scene for countless wacky Looney Tunes adventures. Put them together and you get Williams & Warner Bros., an unforgettable summer evening of music from the big and small screen! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan.

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Broadway A to Z

Friday, July 28, 2017

Celebrate Broadway’s greatest his of all time, performed by three amazing vocalists with music performed by your HSO! Featuring Broadway showstoppers from Showboat, Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, Peter Pan, Rent, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Music Man and more! Conducted by HSO Assistant Conductor, Adam Boyles.

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Festival Information


Advance ticket offers for GRASS PASSES and TABLE SUBSCRIPTIONS only are available now through Friday, May 5.  Until May 5, these tickets are available by calling 860-987-5900 or by visiting The Bushnell Box Office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Single tickets go on sale Monday, May 8 and are available by calling or visiting the Box Office, or online.

Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2017 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.
Adult Grass Pass: 10 adult lawn tickets are $230 (save $70 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 $165 (save $65 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)

On Monday, May 8, 2017, advance ticket prices will increase to $250 for Adult Grass Pass and $180 for Family Pack.

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
* 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

To Order
On-site Box Office
Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd
2017 Simsbury Box Office hours will be Thursday and Friday 11 am-7 pm. The Box Office will also be open 11 am-7 pm daily from Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30.  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 in May.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.

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

Buy Tickets

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.

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

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 beginning May 8. Limited free parking is available off Iron Horse Blvd. and throughout Simsbury. Convenient shuttle service is also available from Henry James Memorial Middle School, beginning at 5:30pm each evening.

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 Family Tent 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 menus and ordering information will be mailed with tickets.

In the case of severe weather, rain dates for all concerts will be the Saturday night after the scheduled concert at the same time. Postponement announcements will be made on WFCR (88.5 FM), WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio (90.5 FM), WRCH (100.5 FM) and WTIC (1080 AM). Call 860-987-5900 or visit www.talcottmountain.org for weather bulletins.

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. 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 is also available from our remote parking site.  There are a limited number of handicapped parking spots at both locations.

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.

Limited parking is available along Iron Horse Blvd. and throughout downtown Simsbury. Please carpool whenever possible. Convenient shuttle service is available from Henry James Memorial Middle School, beginning at 5:30pm each evening. Handicapped Parking and shuttle service are also available from the same location.  A limited number of parking passes for lots on site are available for purchase for each concert.  For directions to our remote parking location, please visit our website or call HSO Ticket Services at 860-987-5900.