Xfinity Theatre (originally known as the Meadows Music Theatre) is an outdoor/indoor amphitheatre located in Hartford, Connecticut, owned by Live Nation. The capacity of the venue is 30,000. The indoor area holds 7,500 and the outdoor lawn area holds an additional 22,500 during the summer months making it one of the largest amphitheatres in the country. Live Nation predecessor SFX bought the theatre in 1997.
|Former names||Connecticut Centre for the Performing Arts (planning/construction)|
Meadows Music Theatre (1994–2000)
ctnow.com Meadows Music Theatre (2000–2005)
New England Dodge Music Center (2005–2009)
Comcast Theatre (2009–2013)
|Owner||City of Hartford|
|Type||Outdoor amphitheatre (summer)|
Indoor theatre (fall/winter)
|Seating type||reserved, lawn|
|Capacity||30,000 (7,500 indoor)|
- At the 2013 Funny or Die: Oddball Comedy Festival comedic headliner Dave Chappelle refused to perform his routine after he experienced what he considered to be heckling from audience members. He instead remained on stage for the minimum amount of time his contract required him to and smoked cigarettes while taunting the audience. He said things such as "if North Korea were to drop the bomb tomorrow, he would hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut.” He returned for an unannounced appearance at the festival the next year to apologize to the crowd.
- "Shift At Meadows Means More Competition In Area Concert Scene". courant.com.
- "Dave Chappelle Walks Off Stage in Hartford". nbcconnecticut.com.
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