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Presented by: The Friends of Heublein Tower, Inc.

Thank you to all who attended our
Hike to the Mic – Virtual Concert

You can still enjoy the music on Youtube/hiketothemic

Stay tuned for our 2021 announcements.
Be well and stay safe!

Help Us Light the Beacon!

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‘Hike To The Mic Festival’ is a Donation Sponsored Event.
All proceeds go to Friends of Heublein Tower, Inc., a non-profit preservation society, established in 1984, for the purpose of restoring for public use the state-owned Heublein Tower landmark to its original and authentic 1914 splendor.

It is our hope that you come with your family and friends and enjoy the great food, spectacular music, incredible hiking and awe inspiring views during our next event.

Please give generously to help preserve this majestic architectural landmark for generations to come.

Thank you!

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2020's Band Line Up!

Will Evans

Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter, drummer, and front man for the Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. The band released four full-length albums and has surpassed over 20 million plays on Spotify. With BFT on an extended hiatus, Will has opened a new chapter in his musical journey. In 2018,…

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Atlas Gray is an all original band driven by soulful songs that tell powerful stories.  The members of Atlas Gray are dedicated to connecting with their audiences through their songs and constantly evolving musically.  The band has toured with legendary musicians such as Albert Lee, Denny Laine and Peter Asher.  As a band on the…

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One Time Weekend

One Time Weekend has made an impact as one of the youngest talents in the Connecticut music scene and is quickly on their way to spreading their original material around the world. The fans love their music for its danceable and story-telling qualities, as well as its composition and creativity. The band is comprised of…

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Jay Collins & the Northern Resistance

The saxophone player of choice for artists such as Gregg Allman, the late Levon Helm, and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, Jay Collins has played on 2 Grammy-winning recordings with Levon Helm, and a platinum-selling DVD with the Allman Brothers Band (Live at the Beacon Theater). Jay has also been “moon-lighting” as a singer-songwriter for years,…

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GreenHouse – From the beginning to the future. In 2014, two friends were making an EP when they realized they needed a drummer. Greg Ganci and Nick Delaney met up with a guy named Sean Lemkey, who took one listen to their four scratch demos, and made them sound absolutely complete. Unfortunately, it was around the same time where…

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BIO Mixing elements of funk, soul, and jam into a sturdy base of rock n’ roll, Connecticut’s Joon is a band with a sound that’s as smooth as it is large. Joon has built a reputation of being a vocal powerhouse, delivering high energy in every performance with a sound similar to that of Hall…

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SixFoxWhiskey is a jazzy funk-rock quintet out of Boston, MA. With a songwriter feel and jam-band chops, they’ve refined a unique sound that is reminiscent of Steely Dan, Percy Hill, and the Dave Matthews Band. The group has been performing live all over the US, bringing dynamic arrangements, catchy melodies, and improvised jams to the…

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Jason Ingriselli & The Miles North Band

New England native Jason Ingriselli has been making music over the past decade showcasing his authentic sound with a wide variety of local & national recording artists from music hall stages to bar room floors and music festivals. Backed by a live band that has quickly gained popularity, his unique and powerful voice sits right…

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MJK Orbit

Meghan and Jaden Spangenberg are back as MJK Orbit and a fresh sound. Meghan Spangenberg  – singer, guitarist, bassist, ukulele-ist – captivates and moves her audiences with her fierce talent and humble disposition. Jaden Spangenberg  – drummer, ukulele-ist, guitarist and bassist – transfers his exuberant energy into powerful percussion and offers undaunted musicality to the…

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The KC Sisters

Featured on season 1 of Nickelodeon’s brand new show “America’s Most Musical Family”, Connecticut based five-some the KC Sisters – ranging in age from 16-22 – stir up an explosive Americana flavored vocal/instrumental mix of country, R&B, gospel and more. Having shared their dynamic, harmony-driven vocal and instrumental excitement in hundreds of performances throughout their…

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Zoki Band

Alternative Folk Rock Trio  “Young, Free and Awkward: In the best possible way!” Before we were a band, we were just Courtney Barnett fans! ZoKi is an alternative folk-rock trio whose multi-talented members are adept songwriters and vocalists, as well as versatile instrumentalists. No strangers to the youth music scene, ZoKi’s members made the rounds…

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Fruit Basket

Formed in Boston in the fall of 2019, Fruit Basket is comprised of five students at Berklee College of Music who met during the first semester and have been friends ever since. These multi-instrumentalists come from a wide range of musical backgrounds and use that to shape the identity of Fruit Basket. Flavors of R&B,…

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Zoe & Jake

A little bit about us – Zoe Bates (19), a local to Hike to the Mic, has been singing all her life. Her love of music has allowed her to be exposed to so many incredible opportunities. She first started her music career as the lead singer for Temporary Sanity Band (back when she was…

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The Kais and Dollz

What happens when four talented buddies don’t watch TV or surf the internet? They form a band and start writing music! Meghan Jessica, Rowan Kai, Jaden Kai and Ella Marie, a.k.a., “The Kais and Dollz”, love to play originals and cover songs at private parties, fundraising events, school events, festivals and local establishments. Rowan Cookman…

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Chris Casey Jazz 

Featured Artist: Corey Pane

Corey Pane is an artist from Connecticut. He has always been interested in art and the creative side of life since he was a child. He was always drawing as a kid, and as he grew up, he stopped for a while to try to get into other things like music, playing guitar or drums. Always keeping drawing and visual arts on the back burner, he abruptly moved back to drawing again. “Like any artist, it is just something inside me that I need to get out, no matter what kind of creative form that involves, whether it be visual art, music, film, poetry, etc.” he explains. He thinks it is good for any artist to switch there creative drive towards a different art form every once in a while and broaden your artistic range. He likes to spread himself out and not get trapped in one spot, being labeled as a certain type of artist. Corey views his work as being more abstract and expressive in its technique, even though it may not always look that way. His main focus is not to achieve photo-realism, but to show expression and to tell a story that evokes a certain emotion or feeling. Corey attacks his paintings with a very quick approach. Most of his paintings come together spontaneously and automatically. Corey has a certain direction or idea he sets out to capture, but likes to let his paintings work and create themselves at the same time, while he helps to guide them in certain directions. Letting it come together how ever it may be meant to happen.

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    Access, Parking & Directions

    The Heublein Tower and the Hike to the Mic event will be accessible only on foot through the Talcott Mountain State Park. The Park closes at sunset.

    There are three locations to park and carpooling is recommended.

    Simsbury Parking

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    TALCOTT MOUTAIN STATE PARK: Summit Drive, Simsbury, CT 06092

    PENWOOD STATE PARK: 560 Simsbury Road Bloomfield, CT 06002

    West Hartford Parking

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    MDC Reservoir Number 6: Route 44, West Hartford CT 06117

    Alternative Parking

    Talcott Mountain State Park

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    The Friends of Heublein Tower, Inc – Mission Statement

    The Heublein Tower in Talcott Mountain State Park educates the visiting public about the natural beauty and rich history of Connecticut. An architectural landmark since 1914, the Tower provides a unique destination for recreational and educational opportunities, and a 360 degree “royal view” into Connecticut’s past, its present, and future. The Friends of Heublein Tower, Inc., a non-profit community based organization formed in 1984, supports and assists the State of Connecticut by restoring, improving and interpreting the Heublein Tower and its surrounding grounds. The restored Tower serves as a museum and a place of learning, gathering and exploration for the enlightenment and social benefit of those who visit.