I've heard about these Candlelight concerts that are taking place in Connecticut but I've never attended one.

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It appears that these are mostly tribute shows presented under the warm dance of candles. They have two Taylor Swift Tribute shows coming up in Hartford at the Bond Ballroom at 338 Asylum Street, Hartford.

Here is the show description from Candlelight Fever Original Events:

General Info
Venue: The Bond Ballroom - Hartford
Dates and times: select your dates/times directly in the ticket selector
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
Check out all the Candlelight concerts in Connecticut
️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 15+ people), please click here
To treat your friends and family to a Candlelight gift card, click here

Tentative Program

  • “Lavender Haze”
  • “Love Story”
  • “Cardigan”
  • “Blank Space”
  • “Enchanted”
  • “Anti-Hero”
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  • “All Too Well”
  • “Wildest Dreams”
  • “Lover”
  • “I Knew You Were Trouble”
  • “You Belong With Me”


  • Havenwood Quartet

They add: "Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Connecticut. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Taylor Swift in The Bond Ballroom under the gentle glow of candlelight." 

The shows are Friday, April 5th and Thursday, May 23rd and the ticket prices are based on zones. Zone A prices are right around $60, Zone B is $50 and Zone C is around $40.

You can learn more on the Fever webiste and as always be sure to do your own research because while I love the concept, I've never attended one of these shows.

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