Experience Summer Fun at Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

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Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning for Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. Set against the scenic backdrop of Conner Prairie, this outdoor series provides summer musical entertainment ranging from classical favorites from Indy’s beloved Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to tribute acts honoring top artists across the decades, including Elton John, ABBA, Jimmy Buffett, Taylor Swift, and more!  

From ages 3 to 103, you’ll find abundant reasons to enjoy your experience on the prairie. Take it from last year’s patron, Kenneth N., who shared, “This is one of the best family-oriented events in metro Indianapolis. It is an opportunity to step back from the pressures of life and simply enjoy time together with the best symphony orchestra in the country.”  

To make your evening at Kroger Symphony on the Prairie even more memorable, you can enjoy a variety of options of concessions and activities, including the 1859 Balloon Voyage, the tubing hill and playground for the kids, the Huntington Bank Sunset Lounge VIP experience, table rentals, catered options, and more. Bring your family and friends to enjoy seating on the lawn or at a table rental, where you can bring your own food and refreshments to savor into the evening. It’s an amazing deal you won’t find anywhere else – and on top of that, parking is free. 

Looking for a unique date night idea, or have friends in town and want to charm them with a unique, only-in-Indiana experience? Elizabeth L., another patron, said, “Conner Prairie is the best bang for your buck. The venue is always pristine, the volunteers and workers are the best, the parking and exiting from the venue is smooth and the quality of the shows is fantastic. We have been coming for years and tell everyone about it. Always fun to come with first-timers and they are never disappointed!!” 

Whether you are looking for reserved parking for quick and easy access to the venue, or to rent a table with your group, Linda A. highlighted, “The whole experience was great, from the reserved parking, and having our tickets scanned while still in the car and the ease of parking and getting out quickly. The staff was great and the performance was so fun and amazing”. 

However you choose to enjoy your evening on the prairie, you are sure to enjoy the music! As Robert B. shared from attending Broadway Under the Stars in 2023, “A wonderful performance. The orchestra played beautifully, and the vocal soloists were outstanding. I’ve been to several concerts conducted by Maestro Everly, and they are always fun, energetic, and flawlessly performed.” For the 2024 season, you can catch Jack Everly leading the ISO for a journey through the Best of John Williams’ film soundtracks July 19-20 (think Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, and more!) and on July 26-27 when singer Capathia Jenkins brings “She’s Got Soul” to the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie stage.

From Face2Face: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel to Let’s Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience, there are a variety of exciting cover bands joining the 2024 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season, including fan favorite The Fab Four, featuring the music of The Beatles. Barb F. attended last year’s performance and commented, “The sound system is wonderful. We’ve sat in different areas, and can hear great! The big Jumbotrons are so nice, so you can see the performers. There’s a big dance area. It was just an all-around great experience.” Wherever you choose to enjoy the concert, you are sure to enjoy all the incredible music and even dance! 

You too can experience these memorable moments at this upcoming season of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. Tickets are on sale now!