THE 8th ANNUAL

Hike To The Mic 2021

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AUGUST 27 & 28 2022

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ANNOUNCING
THE 8th ANNUAL

Hike To The Mic 2021

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AUGUST 27 & 28 2022

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The Hike To The Mic


Music and Arts Happening
Is A Donation Sponsored Event.

Confirmed Performers For
HIKE TO THE MIC VIII

CORDOVAS

The latest full-length from Cordovas, Destiny Hotel is a work of wild poetry and wide-eyed abandon, set to a glorious collision of folk and country and groove-heavy rock-and-roll. In a major creative milestone for the Tennessee-based band—vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Joe Firstman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Toby Weaver

JUNIOR MACK BAND

Junior Mack is a New Jersey native, self taught, he has been playing guitar since the age of nine. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, he deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues.

WILL EVANS

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.

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 its way to spreading its original material around the world. The fans love their music for its danceable and story-telling qualities, as well as its composition and creativity. 

ATLAS GRAY

New England based band, Atlas Gray, writes powerful anthemic songs and melodies that inspire audiences through storytelling. With a diverse catalog of music and a captivating live show, Atlas Gray has toured with legendary artists such as Albert Lee, Denny Laine, and renowned producer Peter Asher. 

THE NEW MOSAIC

The New Mosaic

It’s a mood, a collage, a heartbeat. It’s hip-hop flow, jazz, rhythm and blues colliding with presence and pocket. From the voice and mind of Erica T. Bryan with Tom Sullivan (bass, West End Blend), comes a neo-soul project for a new generation.

THE KC SISTERS

The Casey sisters have music in their DNA. The girls were raised by two musicians and introduced to multiple genres of music from rock & roll, country, gospel, folk, R&B and jazz.

POSSM

The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM), Jeremy, Ben, Earl, Craig, and Dave, have an infectious charm and enthusiasm for life, and love to spread their laid back love for life wherever they go.

PENNILESS WILD

The Penniless Wild is an indie/folk/rock outfit based out of Hartford, CT. Originally comprised as a folk duo, they have since transformed into a five-piece electric unit, while holding true to their folk style of writing.

Meadows Brothers

The Meadows Brothers’ distinct brand of roots music combines folk, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll into what the Boston Globe calls  “An engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own.” Ian and Dustin Meadows are the Meadows Brothers.

Champagne Charlie & the Wah Wahs

Champagne Charlie & the Wah Wahs are a band of multi-instrumentalists hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Often rotating roles and instruments including lead vocals, their songwriting and production process is highly collaborative, writing, recording and producing their entire debut album themselves. 

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.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/corey.pane

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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

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.