Tickets to The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Talcott Mountain Music Festival Go On Sale June 14 at 10 am – Lawn Seating Will Now be General Admission




Lawn Seating will now be General Admission


HARTFORD, CT (June 8, 2021) – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced that lawn seating for its 25th Anniversary Talcott Mountain Music Festival will now be general admission, rather than the previously-announced Lawn Circle model. Venue capacity will be limited. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 14 at 10 am.  The Talcott Mountain Music Festival will take place July 2 through July 30, 2021 at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT.

“As gathering restrictions are lifted in our state, we feel confident in returning to our traditional lawn seating model for the Talcott Mountain Music Festival this summer,” said Steve Collins, HSO Executive Director. “With venue capacity limited to 50% (5,000 people), there will be ample space for everyone to feel comfortable. We can’t wait to return to live concerts in Simsbury on July 2.”

Updates for 2021 (as of 6/8/21)

The health and safety of our audience, musicians, and staff is our top priority, and with that in mind, we have made some changes to this year’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival.

*Due to COVID-19 and capacity restrictions, single table seats and GrassPasses are not available this summer.

*Five-Concert table packages (full tables for 8 people) are sold out. There are no single concert tables available for sale this season.

*Lawn seating will be sold as general admission, rather than the previously announced Lawn Circle model. The venue will be sold at 50% capacity (5,000 people). Adult lawn tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate (gate prices go into effect at 10 am on the day of the concert). Child tickets are $5 (12 and under).  Adult and child lawn tickets go on sale June 14 – visit hartfordsymphony.org or call 860-987-5900.

* 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.


Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Carolyn Kuan, Music Director
Adam Boyles, Assistant Conductor

July 2, 2021-July 30, 2021

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.

July 2, 2021: Celebrate America!, conducted by Carolyn Kuan
Rain date: July 3, 2021

The HSO RETURNS with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, this program will feature all of your patriotic favorites, plus fabulous fireworks following the concert!

July 9, 2021: Queens of Soul, conducted by Carolyn Kuan
Rain or Shine!

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, Adele, and more!

July 16, 2021: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Hailed by many critics as The Beatles’ finest album, Abbey Road included such iconic songs as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and “Come Together.” Classical Mystery Tour returns to the Talcott stage with a tribute to The Beatles’ early years, Abbey Road and many more timeless songs from the greatest band of all time.

July 23, 2021: Disco Inferno! Featuring Classical Night Fever, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now! Get ready to party to the disco hits of the 1970s – complete with bell-bottoms, wild polyester suits, and some of the coolest platform shoes this side of the Milky Way. It’s a feel-good musical extravaganza, featuring hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “Oh, What a Night,” “Dancin’ Queen,” “Disco Inferno,” and more!

Concert Sponsor: Citizens Bank

July 30, 2021: Super Diamond performing the Music of Neil Diamond  conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain date: July 31, 2021

We will sing along to the hits of the legendary Neil Diamond for the final night of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival! Tribute band Super Diamond joins the HSO to perform songs like “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “America,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue” and “I’m a Believer.”

Visit www.hartfordsymphony.org for further details.


Visit the HSO Tent for free takeaway educational activities for elementary school-aged children.


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. For more information, call 860-760-7302.


Adult and Child lawn tickets will go on sale on June 14, 2021 at 10 am and can be purchased by visiting hartfordsymphony.org or by calling 860-987-5900.


Tables are sold out for the 2021 Talcott Mountain Music Festival.


Adult Lawn: $25 ($30 if purchased at the gate)

Child Lawn (12 & under): $5

All prices include $3.50 per adult ticket and $1.00 per child ticket fee paid to Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. Additional fees apply. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change. Gate prices go into effect at 10 am on concert days.

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.

Sponsors of the 25th Anniversary Talcott Mountain Music Festival: Festival Presenting Benefactor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Festival Sponsor is Shelbourne, Disco Inferno! concert sponsor is Citizens Bank, 25th Anniversary Sponsor is UConn Health, and the following: Barnes Group, Inc., The Benjamin Clan, Federman, Lally & Remis, Key Bank, Mahoney Sabol, McLean, Metro Bis, Motley Rice, Robinson & Cole, Sack Energy, Show Lighting, Specialty Printing, and Viking Fuel Oil Company. Generous support for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Media Partners are Audacy, The Hartford Courant, and I Heart Media. Sponsors listed as of June 8.


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