Hartford police issue traffic alert ahead of Morgan Wallen concert

A traffic alert was issued by Hartford police ahead of a popular concert.
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 10:23 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 6:13 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A traffic alert was issued by Hartford police ahead of a popular concert.

Morgan Wallen is scheduled to perform at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Friday night.

The sold out concert begins at 8 p.m., but concertgoers are showing up early to tailgate.

Concertgoers like Jamie and Abby have been at the venue since 10:00 am. They say they showed up early to beat the traffic.

“It was a nightmare the last time we were here so we are here super early today to avoid all of that nonsense. We had to walk 20 minutes last time and we just wanted to be able to enjoy the show,” says Jamie Jack from Long Island.

“[The] Morgan Wallen concert will have approximately 25,000 extra people coming into the city,” police posted to social media. “Please allow extra travel time.”

The theater is located at 61 Savitt Way.

Police say anyone who lives or works in Hartford should avoid the area, or find a different way home. Police are expecting traffic to be bumper-to-bumper.

The show is slated to start at 8 p.m.

The performance part of Wallen’s “The Dangerous Tour.”

A traffic alert was issued by Hartford police ahead of a popular concert.
A traffic alert was issued by Hartford police ahead of a popular concert.