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Talcott Mountain Music Festival

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!

Upcoming Events:

Celebrate America!

Celebrate America!

Friday, July 1, 2022

The Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows July 1 | 7:30 pm Rain date, July 2  Summer officially begins with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day Celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, this program features all your favorite patriotic songs. Stay for the fireworks following the concert! Grass Passes, single... Event Details
Summer of '69

Summer of '69

Friday, July 8, 2022

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center July 8 | 7:30 pm Rain or shine  Head back in time to celebrate an amazing event in rock history- Woodstock!  With the music of Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, and Jefferson Airplane, you will... Event Details
Paul Simon Songbook

Paul Simon Songbook

Friday, July 15, 2022

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center July 15 | 7:30 pm Rain or shine Join us for an evening of music from the legendary songbook of Paul Simon. From Simon and Garfunkel to his solo albums, experience Simon’s hits including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard,”... Event Details
Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel

Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel

Friday, July 22, 2022

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center July 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm Rain or Shine! Featuring Adam Boyles, conductor Hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Michael Cavanaugh joins the HSO for an evening featuring hits including “My Life,” “Movin’ Out,” “Just the Way You... Event Details
Queens of Soul

Queens of Soul

Friday, July 29, 2022

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center July 29 | 7:30 pm Rain date, July 30  The summer music continues with an evening featuring vocalists singing the hits made famous by the reigning divas of soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson,... Event Details

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Festival Information

Ticket Information

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). 

*Gate prices go into effect at 10 am on the day of the 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.

Order tickets

Tickets are on sale now through the HSO Box Office 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. Price is $400 per table.

LAWN TICKETS

Adult Lawn: $27.50 ($32.50 Day of Concert)

Child Lawn (12 & under): $5

There are no group sales for the Talcott Mountain Music Festival this season.

Order tickets online here.

Parking & Additional Info

Gates

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. 

Parking

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

Weather
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, 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 (860-651-7417). 

First Aid
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. Friends of the Festival passes will be available beginning June 14. 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.

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).

Restrooms
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. 

Directions
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.

Questions?

Call the Box Office at 860-987-5900, Monday – Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Site Box Office

Opens June 27 
Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM, Thursday and Friday
Box office will also be open 11 AM – 7 PM Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2

Location

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 5:00pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm

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Phone

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