Hike To The Mic 2021

Thank you
to everyone who attended this years event!

Hike To The Mic 2021

Thank you
to everyone who attended this years event!


The Hike To The Mic

Music and Arts Happening
Is A Donation Sponsored Event.

Performers For 2023


This Massachusetts native has taken the abundant skills of his youth and now, as a young adult, is letting them blossom and steer him into new directions of artistry and creativity.


Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter, drummer, and frontman 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.


We Groove – You Move” is the mantra of One Time Weekend – the innovative shred-funk Connecticut quartet bringing driving grooves with a melodic and progressive edge to the universe.


Jelly uniquely crosses up the genres of funk, rock, jazz-fusion and soul.

In Trine

IN TRINE is a musical collaboration between Kate Callahan, Cynthia Wolcott, and Michelle Begley. After ten years of singing under various names, the trio has arrived at their forever name: an astrological reference to harmony and alignment.

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 19-25 – stir up an explosive Americana flavored vocal/instrumental mix of country, R&B, gospel and more.

Dov Beck – Levine

Toronto-born multi-instrumentalist Dov Beck-Levine has a knack for writing music that feels so good, you won’t notice how cleverly constructed it is. Absurdist concepts, witty lyricism, dazzling musicality, and irresistible hooks converge to create a unique sound that Dov affectionately calls “Feel-Good Fusion”. 

The Decker Bandits

The Decker Bandits is a mix of original blue grassy gypsy carnival funky dance music. A mash up of old sounds blended with a fresh new mix, this dynamic quartet is equiped with soaring solos, furious rhythms, and beats that will make you move.

JK Orbit

JK Orbit – Jaden Spangenberg has honed his guitar skills over the past several years with influences such as Julien Lage, Trey Anastasio, and Tom Misch. He is excited to be playing at the Hike to the Mic which has been a core part of his musical life since it’s start. 

Zaya Marz

Music is my safe space. The voice that soothes, the voice that tells me what I need to hear when I myself can’t find the words to express what I’m feeling.

Ruby Leftstep

Ruby Leftstep woke from a century-long slumber in a hidden forest tucked into the lush hills of northwestern Connecticut. 

Returning for his 9th Year
Sunday Morning Jazz curated by Chris Casey

An active pianist, composer and arranger, Chris has performed extensively throughout New England and the New York area. He has performed with such greats as Jackie McLean, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Claudio Roditi, Slide Hampton, Houston Person, Jacomo Gates, Bob Berg, Jimmy Greene, and Greg Banaszak. Mr. Casey’s works have been commissioned by Jackie McLean, Curtis Fuller, Steve Davis, PBS Television, and The Polish National Chamber Orchestra of Slupsk. Recordings include “Double Vision”, “Jazz in the Wild”, “Sounds of Hartford”, “Head over Heals”, and “Imagination”. Other faculty appointments include The Greater Hartford Academy for the Performing Arts and Choate Rosemary Hall.


Food Sponsors

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

Alternate Parking

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.