Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center And A Promise To Jordan Team Up For 'Untapped, A Recovery-Friendly Festival' On Sept. 25

The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) and Simsbury nonprofit A Promise to Jordan (APTJ) are partnering to present the inaugural Simsbury UnTapped: A Recovery-Friendly Festival. This substance-free family event, on September 25, 2022, from 1-5 p.m., will be an afternoon of fun and hope for everyone, not just those in recovery!

Simsbury UnTapped will feature great food, non-alcoholic beverages, live entertainment, art exhibits, shopping, raffles, and plenty of activities for the kids! Artists and entertainers in recovery and recovery-friendly businesses are encouraged to participate. Businesses can find out more about vendor opportunities by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A local motorcycle club will also be organizing a motorcycle show in the event parking lot. Anyone interested in showing their bike should email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Details and a link to purchase tickets can be found at www.simsburymeadowsmusic.com/untapped. Admission to the event is free for children aged 10 and under, and tickets for those over 10 are just $10, with a portion of the proceeds from the event directly benefiting APTJ, which is dedicated to raising awareness about and eliminating the stigma of addiction, assisting people with accessing quality care, and giving hope that recovery is possible for those struggling with substance use disorders and their loved ones.

“We are so excited to partner with SMPAC to present Simsbury’s first recovery-friendly festival,” said Lisa Gray, founder and executive director of A Promise to Jordan. “It has been such a pleasure to work with them on this project and witness their commitment to producing this event. We hope the entire community will come out and see what fun they can have without substances!”

Gray added, “We are also accepting raffle donations such as gift cards, gift baskets, home décor, jewelry and fashion items, gourmet treats, and tickets to entertainment and travel destinations. 

The event will be made possible by many generous businesses and individuals, including Gold Sponsors Berkley Healthcare and Hart Curb Appeal LLC, and Bronze Sponsors Stefanie Curran and Tracy Orloff. If you or someone you know would like to support and benefit from a marketing package associated with this important event, visit www.simsburymeadowsmusic.com/sponsor.


The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art venue located in the heart of downtown Simsbury, 22 Iron Horse Blvd. Comfortably situated in the scenic Farmington Valley, mid-way between Hartford and Litchfield, Simsbury Meadows is the state’s second-largest outdoor venue, with a capacity of 10,000. Summer home to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the venue features world-class performances in classical music, pop, country, and jazz, as well as family programming, festivals, athletic events, races, and markets. The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Inc. is a 501c-3 non-profit organization affiliated with the Town of Simsbury. More information and ticket purchase links can be found at www.simsburymeadowsmusic.com


A Promise to Jordan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit named for Jordan Arakelian, a 24-year-old Simsbury resident who died from an accidental overdose on June 30, 2018. Founded by his mother, Lisa Gray, the mission of A Promise to Jordan is to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of addiction, assist people in accessing quality care and give hope that recovery is possible to those struggling with substance use disorders. Visit apromisetojordan.org for information and resources or call (860) 390-1391.


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