Arts festival brings live entertainment back to West Hartford | News

WEST HARTFORD — Countless theaters and concert venues went dark for more than a year as the pandemic forced live entertainment to either go virtual, or cancel shows completely.

West Hartford Summer Arts Festival was no exception.

But the festival and town are making up for lost time, and entertainment, with the launch of Welcome Back West Hartford, building on the usual summer musical and offering even more programs and other performances for free.

“Coming into 2021, we were really missing live theater and shows,” said Tyler Lauretti, the festival manager.

He said they knew many others in town shared

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