Tickets for Live Events in Connecticut
Connecticut might be one of the smallest states in the U.S.A., but it's packed with top-notch cultural and entertainment offerings. Its long and rich New England heritage, as well as the presence of Yale University in New Haven, lends Connecticut a noticeable sophistication when it comes to live events. From Hartford to Bridgeport, high-end performing arts companies and venues pack their events calendars year-round, giving locals and visitors alike opportunities to indulge in highbrow and popular culture alike.
Given its small size, Connecticut boasts an impressive number of professional performing arts companies. Among them are the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest in nation; the state capital Hartford's Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut Opera; Stamford-based Connecticut Grand Opera; and the Greater Bridgeport Symphony.
Connecticut doesn't have any major sports league teams, but it does host Yale Bulldogs football games, including "The Game," a rivalry game with the Harvard Crimson. It's the second-oldest rivalry in college football. Other sports events held in the Constitution State include the PGA's Travelers Championship in suburban Hartford and the Connecticut Open tennis tournament at Yale's Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
Annual festivals in Connecticut are quite diverse, ranging from the Durham Fair, one of the largest fairs in New England, to the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival. New Haven, the "Cultural Capital of Connecticut," offers the New Haven Jazz Festival, and in Bridgeport there's the week-long Gathering of the Vibes festival.
One of the most storied venues in Connecticut is the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, which hosted the premieres of major Broadway musicals including Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady and The King and I and continues in this tradition today. Another great venue in the state is the Xfinity Theater, an indoor/outdoor amphitheater hosting big concerts in Hartford.
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