Farm Aid 2018 Venue Information

Farm Aid 2018 will take place at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT, on is Saturday, September 22. Doors will open at noon.


Farm Aid has partnered with Hotels For Hope to assist festivalgoers with their lodging needs for Farm Aid 2018. Every room night booked through this Hotels for Hope link generates a $2 contribution for Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Youthmarket.

Click here to book your room through Hotels for Hope now


Click here for driving directions to the venue.

Directions From points East – Boston

Take I-84 West to Exit 50 (Main Street) At end of the ramp take a right onto Market Street. Theater is located one mile up on the left. Follow signs for free XFINITY Theatre parking.

From points West – Danbury

Take I-84 East to Exit 50 (Main Street) At end of ramp take a left onto Windsor Street and an immediate right onto Pleasant Street. At the next light, take a left onto Market Street. Theater is located one mile up on the left. Follow signs for free XFINITY Theatre parking.

From points South – Stamford/NY

Take I-95 North to New Haven. At Exit 48 merge onto I-91 North. Follow to Exit 32B (Trumbull Street) At end of ramp take right onto Market Street. Theater is located one mile up on the left. Follow signs for free XFINITY Theatre parking -or – Take the Merritt Parkway North until it ends in Meriden, CT. Merge on to I-91 North. Take Exit 32B (Trumbull Street). At end of ramp take right onto Market Street. Theater is located one mile up on the left. Follow signs for free XFINITY Theatre parking.

From points North – Springfield, MA

Take I-91 South to Exit 33 (Jennings Road) At the end of the ramp take a right. At first light take a left onto Weston Street. Theater is located 1 mile up on the right. Follow signs for free XFINITY Theatre parking.


Parking is included in the cost of your Farm Aid 2018 ticket. XFINITY Theatre parking is located in 5 main locations.

  • Premier Parking lot – Paid Premier Parking is located adjacent to the main entrance of the facility and be accessed at the intersection of Savitt Way and Weston streets.
  • EZ Out Parking lot – Paid EZ Out parking is located at Savitt Way and Reverend Moody Overpass streets just south of the Mini Cooper dealership – look for the electronic signs for directions.
  • Railtech Parking lot – No additional charge for parking in the Railtech lot located at the intersection of New Road and Weston Streets, one light north of the entrance to the Premier Parking lot.
  • Market-Pequot lot – No additional charge for parking in the Market-Pequot lot located at the intersection of Market and Pequot streets just north of the bottom of exit ramp 32B on I-91.
  • Morgan Street Garage – No additional charge for parking in the Morgan street garage located at the intersection of Market and Talcott Streets just south of the I-84/I-91 interchange on Market street.

Oversized vehicle parking in the Premier Parking lot is extremely limited and is sold first come first served and normally sells out on each event. ADA Accessible parking is located within the Premier Parking lot adjacent to the main gates. In an effort to provide ADA Accessible parking to our guests who need it, we require guests to display a valid ADA Accessible hangtag or license plate. ADA parking is available on a first come first served basis.

Oversized Vehicles (Buses and RVs) Parking

Buses and RVs are considered oversized vehicles and will be charged $100.00 if they will be remaining on site during the event. Buses that will be dropping off guests can leave the parking lot and return 45 minutes prior to the end of the event with no additional charge.

Please note: space for these vehicles is extremely limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bicycle Parking

Bike racks are not available at the XFINITY Theatre.


The venue does not allow camping or overnight parking of any kind.

Venue Map

Venue Rules

Please see XFINITY Theatre’s venue details for more information and a comprehensive list of rules and regulations. No re-entry is permitted. Farm Aid 2018 is rain or shine. Cancellations will only occur in the event of severe weather or an act of God.

*If you purchased Farm Aid 2018 tickets directly in a Farm Aid pre-sale or from an artist’s fan club, you may not resell them. Farm Aid reserves the right to void any tickets found to be in violation of this policy without issuing a refund. Holders of voided tickets will be denied access to the venue.

This is our effort to thwart the re-sale market.  However, many re-sellers have possession of Farm Aid tickets, and this is not prohibited by law. They are charging what the market will bear. Unfortunately, all mark-up over the face value of the ticket does not accrue to Farm Aid. (So yeah, we’re as unhappy with resellers as you are; unfortunately it is out of our control.)

Permitted items

  • Average size purses, bags and backpacks are allowed and will be searched upon entering the venue.
  • Cameras (However, flash photography, video and removable lens cameras are not permitted unless you are a credentialed member of the media. To register for media credentials, go to
  • Food items in a one gallon or smaller plastic bag
  • Water – up to 1 gallon in a factory sealed or empty bottle
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Audio Recording Equipment

Prohibited items

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol (A valid and current Driver License or State ID is required to purchase alcohol.)
  • Illegal substances
  • Glass containers
  • Cans
  • Hard sided/large coolers
  • Large or oversized bags/backpacks, such as luggage, duffel bags, or industrial/camping-sized back packs
  • Laser pointers
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Fireworks
  • Aerosol cans

Box Office Hours

The Box Office is open on event days only, 2 hours prior to showtime.

Types of Payment Accepted

The Box Office accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and cash.

Will Call

Will Call tickets can be picked up beginning 2 hours prior to showtime on the day of the show at the Box Office, which is located to the left of the main gate entrance. Customers must have a photo ID matching the purchaser’s name to pick up tickets. Any name changes need to go through Ticketmaster Customer Service- 800-653-8000.

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating for shows is available online, at the Box Office and by contacting Live Nation at (800) 745.3000.


Children 2 and under do not require a ticket, but must sit on a parent’s lap.


There are multiple ATM’s located on site in the main lobby, near the outside restroom building, and in the Upper Plaza next to the concession stand.

Bag Inspections

All bags are subject to search upon entry.

For questions about the venue’s rules, please contact the XFINITY Theatre at (860) 548.7370.


Farm Aid 2018 will feature our own HOMEGROWN Concessions®, serving food sourced from family farms with sustainable practices and a fair price to farmers.

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