Significant traffic delays expected for Tom Petty concert in Hartford

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Tom Petty performs in concert with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during their ‘Hypnotic Eye Tour 2014” in Philadelphia. Petty has earned a writing credit on Sam Smith’s megahit “Stay With Me” for its similarities to his song, “I Won’t Back Down.” Smith’s representative said Monday the publishers of Petty’s 1989 hit contacted the publishers of Smith’s song, which was one of last year’s biggest hits. Smith and “Stay With Me” writers James Napier and William Phillips say they agree their song is similar to Petty’s song, written with Jeff Lynne. Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. A representative for Petty declined to comment. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police anticipate extensive traffic delays for a number of events in the Capitol City on Wednesday.

The Xfinity Theater in Hartford is hosting the Tom Petty Concert on the night of June 14th, with the anticipation of over 20,000 guests.

Also expected to hold up traffic, is the Hartford Yard Goats Game against the AA affiliate of the Yankees.

The Greater Hartford NAACP has announced a “March for Justice” to push for criminal justice reform for citizens returning home from correctional institutions. NAACP advocates say they expect anywhere from 50-300 peaceful participants.

The march will take place at the State Capitol at 5:00 p.m.


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