A Folk & Acoustic Music Coffeehouse Since 1973

Concerts at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford, CT*
860-770-3001•Credit/Debit Cards Accepted at the Door

*unless noted otherwise

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The Sounding Board is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1973 to present and preserve folk music in all its forms in the Greater Hartford area



Thank You!


 for Sounding Board performers are provided by
Hampton Inn & Suites of Manchester, CT

Thank you to everyone who came to shows at The Sounding Board during
our 2015-2016 season.

The Sounding Board is closed for the summer, but here's a preview of the
44th season starting next September. More details to come soon.

THE MORGANS (Sept 10, 2016)

BILL STAINES (Sept 17, 2016)

JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON  (Sept 24, 2016)

with Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen, Johnson Girls, Dan Milner, Chris Koldewey, Jerry Rasmussen, David Paton & Wildcat Creek, Caroline Paton, Larry Kaplan, Rob Paton, and more


ROY ZIMMERMAN (Oct 15, 2016)

BOB ZENTZ (Oct 22, 2016)

CHRISTINE LAVIN (Oct 29, 2016)

   (Nov 5, 2016)

THE KENNEDYS (Nov 12, 2016)

RPR (Nov 19, 2016)
Steve Ritchie, Rob Ritchie & Al Parrish
of Tanglefoot with percussionist
Beaker Granger

VANCE GILBERT (Nov 26, 2016)


A note to our fans:
Sounding Board concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. beginning in Sept. 2016

For information on other folk music events throughout the area, click here.

You can also make a reservation by clicking any of the blue buttons on this page marked "Reservations."

Please make reservations using the online form or by email. You can also make a reservation by sending a text to 860-770-3001.

If you really feel the need to make your reservation by a traditional phone call, dial 860-770-3001 and leave a voice mail with your name, the concert you wish to attend, and the number of people in your party. The Sounding Board does not confirm reservations made by phone.

Please do not call the church for reservations or Sounding Board information. The Sounding Board is not affiliated with The Universalist Church and only rents the hall where we hold our concerts. The people who answer the church's phone don't know much about what we do other than what's printed on our monthly rent check.

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and get a FREE tote bag !

The Sounding Board's "More Than 40 Folkin' Years" tote bag is the perfect accessory for folk festivals, supermarkets, pot lucks, or anywhere. And now you can get one FREE when you join or renew your membership at any Sounding Board show. Annual memberships start at just $15 a year for individuals and gets you a discount on almost every event we run. Sign up any Saturday night or online!