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The Bushnell History

Located in Hartford, CT, the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts has been bringing one great show to the stage after another since it opened back in 1930. Even though it's been a while, however, you're way off if you think the acts that come here are stale, as you'll find all kinds of big-time concerts and musicals and other shows that are always the talk of the town leading up to the opening curtain. Once you're there in the stands, you'll understand loud and clear what all the excitement is about.

Named for Reverend Horace Bushnell, who was a master of a wide variety of important topics of his day, this is a venue that has become an iconic part of the local entertainment scene, drawing people from all over the northeast for their many different types of shows. There has never been a better time to come out and see this jewel Hartford for a show that is both a celebration of the theater days of old with a mesmerizing blend of the new.


The Bushnell Events

Whether it's an inspirational musical, a top-tier concert from a rising star or any of the other type of shows that you might come through town at The Bushnell, even someone with an eclectic taste will find something to whet the entertainment appetite. One week you could find A Christmas Story, the next it could be Jerry Seinfeld and the next who knows, making it always a good idea to check out the schedule and see what is coming through next.

Though there are plenty of ways to be entertained these days, there is still no substitution for the live show experience, making it always a good idea to ditch the couch and had out to see all of the action the way it was meant to be seen. This is a place that is known to have a very diverse array of shows on their schedule, giving you plenty of opportunities to get out for a night of top-tier entertainment that you'll be talking about long after it's all over.


Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut is one of the absolute staples of the East Coast – a beautiful town with a very long history and, as the locals will argue, an even brighter future. Named back in 1637 – that's back 150 years before the constitution was ratified, for those counting at home – Hartford, Connecticut has seen a little bit of everything over the years as one of the perennial American towns, giving you a rare sense of history if you make it there for one reason or another. These days, Hartford has plenty of options for entertainment, but it's hard to come to close to topping The Bushnell.


The Bushnell Seating Layout

Whether you're on the right, left or somewhere in the center, you're bound to get a great show if you make it out to The Bushnell. No, we're not talking about governmental impasses and political theater; we're talking about the elegant seating arrangement of The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. There isn't a bad seat in the house, which is something that you really won't understand until you actually make it out to see it for yourself. Once you're there watching one of your favorite musicians, the last thing you'll be thinking about is your seat, however, as you'll be jumping out of it all too often from one ballad to the next as a great musician brings the house down.

With up to 1,800 strong for the biggest concerts of the year, this is just one of those places that you absolutely need to be a part of sooner or later if you love big-time concert, and one look at the schedule and you'll see plenty of prominent concert events that you know you'll want to see up close and personal.


The Bushnell Trivia

Do you know that Bushnell performer Jerry Seinfeld was named by Comedy Central as one of the very best comedians of all-time?

Yup, all the way at 12th, Jerry Seinfeld is nothing short of a legend, making his performance at The Bushnell one of the most talked about shows that you're likely to find anywhere. One of the chief architects of Seinfeld, along with Larry David, Jerry helped create one of the most celebrated sitcoms of all-time and has been nothing short of iconic during his long stint doing standup. Though he clearly had a great age of being one of the most recognizable comedians in the country, you're way off if you think that he's lost his touch, as nobody beats the sharp wit and comic observations that have made Seinfeld the comedian of comedians. He's even listed as one of his biggest influences Bill Cosby, another comic who has appeared on the unbelievable schedule for The Bushnell. Whether you like Bill, Jerry or a much different type of show, The Bushnell definitely has something for you.

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