SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center’s 2019 season highlights include Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival and Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys live in concert, bringing an impressive range of artists and entertainment from around the region and the world to the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center site in Simsbury.
The SMPAC season runs through the end of October. Celebrating its 14th season, SMPAC is the premier outdoor destination to enjoy a live performance, concert, or event in a picturesque setting in the Farmington Valley. For events and ticket information, visit www.simsburymeadowsmusic.org.
“The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center is committed to serving the local Simsbury community and our greater Capitol region, and have focused efforts on expanding the breadth and depth of our program offerings to benefit the greater good,” said Missy DiNunno, executive director.
Chairwoman of the performing arts center, Linda Schofield said “SMPAC continues to grow and establish new initiatives that drive the organization’s multi-year strategic plan. In addition to expanding the venue infrastructure, SMPAC is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and has done so by partnering with local and national organizations to provide access to the arts for all within the communities that we serve.”
SMPAC announces that The Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour will be stopping at SMPAC. Audiences young and old will have the opportunity to throw a ball, toss a ring, shoot a dart — there are prizes and fun to be had by all. We can’t wait for these budding circus stars to entertain you.
Ticketed performances for Circus Smrikus occur July 30 and 31 at 1 and 6 p.m. In addition to the performance, SMPAC will feature a pre-show kids activity fair 90 minutes prior to each performance, as well as a post-show star gazing experience hosted by the Talcott Mountain Science Center immediately following the 6pm performance on July 30. Tickets are available now by calling 877-SMIRKUS, visiting www.smirkus.org, or in-person at Fitzgerald’s Food, 710 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury.
SMPAC welcomes the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for its popular five-concert Talcott Mountain Music Festival, which includes a fabulous line-up of Motown, Americana celebrating the 4th of July, as well as the music of Sinatra, Tchaikovsky, and Elton John. Performances run every Friday, from June 28 to July 27. Tickets are available now by calling 860-987-5900 or visiting www.hartfordsymphony.org.
SMPAC also announces Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers “The Beach Boys” live in concert, which will kick off a three- year Trantolo & Trantolo fundraising concert series, August 17, for the Boys & Girl Club of Hartford’s new Southend Club. Fireworks follow the show. Tickets for the “Good Vibrations, Great Cause” concert are available now at www.TrantoloLaw.com/Concert or can also be purchased in-person at Fitzgerald’s Food, 710 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury.
“The Beach Boys concert is part of a multi-year commitment of charity concerts by Trantolo & Trantolo to bring world-class performers to the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford,” said Scott Trantolo, chief operating officer at Trantolo & Trantolo, a Hartford-based personal injury law firm.
In addition to these musical events, there will be road races, a triathlon, CT Volley’s Dig tournament, and an MS walk.
Highlighting Farmington Valley’s best, Septemberfest, running Sept. 6 to 8, will feature a wide variety of performances including a young artist showcase, local food and craft vendors, a business expo, a variety of rides and activities for kids and a fire truck parade in honor of the Simsbury Fire Department’s 75th anniversary. A culinary completion for young and old, the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce annual Spooktacular Chili Challenge closes out the season on Oct. 20.
For more information visit www.simsburymeadowsmusic.com. All events are held at Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd., Simsbury.