Symphony on the Prairie

A Joyous Return to Summer: Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

Ticketing procedures and safety protocols new to 2021

After the only hiatus in its 40-year history, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Conner Prairie is pleased to announce the 2021 season of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. The season begins June 25 at the Conner Prairie Symphony Bowl. Tickets to the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, May 24.

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While patrons can expect the return of spectacular entertainment they’ve come to expect – kicking off with  REVOLUTION: The Music of the Beatles with the ISO conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly – there will be a number of changes to the 2021 season to ensure the best and safest experience for attendees.

  • To regulate the number of attendees, new ticketing procedures for 2021 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie require patrons to purchase date-specific tickets via the ISO website. Attendees must have tickets to enter each performance. Patrons may print their ticket at home and bring with them or download mobile-friendly tickets.
  • As always, tickets can be purchased on the ISO website; for security, specifically coded tickets will be delivered to patron’s ISO accounts 24 hours prior to the concert start time.
  • Value Pack or single vouchers have been discontinued to ensure patrons can take full advantage of the “best-price guarantee” using an exclusive Kroger ticket discount.  Patrons will scan a QR code at Kroger to access a dedicated purchase site to order day-specific tickets.
    • Patrons desiring to redeem Value Packs and ticket vouchers from the 2020 season will receive a special promo code to exchange them for tickets in this same manner.
    • Those with make-good vouchers from the 2019 season will receive information regarding redeeming those for 2021 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie tickets.
  • For 2021, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season will adhere to CDC-recommended protocols for the initial summer concerts to allow for adequate social distance between groups (approximately 4,000 capacity).
    • If “normal conditions” are permitted, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie will host a maximum of approximately 8,000 ticket holders.
  • The dance floor area in front of the stage will not open in 2021
  • Table rentals (six per table), reserved seating and the Huntington Sunset Lounge will be available in limited numbers on a first-come, first-served basis.

What hasn't changed?

  • Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m. each night
  • Patrons may carry in their own food and beverages (only single coolers allowed), as well as purchase refreshments on-site
  • Three large LED screens enhance the stage view from every location on the lawn
  • Reserved parking is $40 for each show, providing easy-access parking, is available for individual concerts.
  • Groups of 30 or more may purchase discounted tickets to Kroger Symphony on the Prairie for at a 10% discount. For details, visit the ISO website. For group sales, contact the ISO Box Office.
2021 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Schedule

June 25 & 27
REVOLUTION: The Music of the Beatles — A Symphonic Experience
Conducted by Jack Everly

July 2-4
Star-Spangled Symphony
Conducted by Jacob Joyce
Special guests Kevin Lin & Dean Dorrell

July 9-10
Face 2 Face — Billy Joel / Elton John Tribute

July 23-24
TBD

July 30-31
One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

August 6-7
The Temptations

August 13
TBD

August 14
TBD

August 20-21
Southern Accents: The Music of Tom Petty

August 27-28
Legendary Ladies of Soul

September 3-4
Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago

September 10-11
TBD

 

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Reserved seating tickets and table reservations (a maximum of six per table) will go on sale to the general public May 24. Visit the ISO’s Symphony on the Prairie website information for the list of shows that have reserved seating available. For more information on any Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra indoor or outdoor presentations, contact the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (317) 639-4300 or online at IndianapolisSymphony.org.

Special thanks to our generous partners at Kroger for their continued support of Symphony on the Prairie. The ISO is also grateful for the continued support of Huntington Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of the Sunset Lounge.

About the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Since its founding in 1930, the ISO has presented a range of classical, pops, family and holiday programming to hundreds of thousands of people each year. The ISO continues to engage new audiences through innovative programming including the DeHaan Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration, the Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony Series, and the popular Bank of America Film Series. Support from individuals, corporations, and foundations is vital in helping our orchestra fulfill its mission. For more information, visit www.IndianapolisSymphonyOrchestra.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety is paramount to us, and we have developed a robust plan to ensure the health and safety of everyone at Symphony on the Prairie this summer

Ticket Sales

  • An enhancement for 2021: Patrons to purchase date-specific tickets via the ISO website. Attendees must have tickets for that evening’s performance in order to enter.
  • Patrons can also scan a “best-price guarantee” QR code exclusively at Central Indiana Kroger stores to access their discount when they purchase tickets a special Kroger ticket site
  • Tickets will not be sold on-site the night of performances; patrons can get their tickets by using a dedicated QR code on-site to purchase a ticket and use the mobile ticket option.
  • Value Pack or single vouchers have been discontinued to ensure patrons can take full advantage of the “best-price guarantee” using an exclusive Kroger ticket discount. Patrons will scan a QR code at Kroger to access a dedicated purchase site to order day-specific tickets.
    • Patrons desiring to redeem Value Packs and ticket vouchers from the 2020 season will receive a special promo code to exchange them for tickets in this same manner.
    • Those with make-good vouchers from the 2019 season will receive information regarding redeeming those for 2021 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie tickets.
  • As always, tickets can be purchased on the ISO website; for security, specifically-coded tickets will be delivered to patron’s ISO accounts 24 hours prior to the concert start time.
  • For 2021, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season will adhere to CDC-recommended protocols for the initial summer concerts to allow for adequate social distance between groups. (approximately 4,000 capacity)
    • If “normal condition” are permitted, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie will host a maximum of approximately 8,000 ticketholders.
  • Limited edition upgrades such as Table rentals, reserved seating and the Huntington Sunset Lounge, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
  • Groups of 30 or more may purchase discounted tickets to Kroger Symphony on the Prairie for at a 10% discount. For details, see group sales information at the ISO website. For group sales, contact the box office.

COVID Protocols

  • Social distance
    • Limited capacity to allow for social distancing
    • Upgrade experiences including table rentals, reserved seating, and the Huntington Sunset Lounge are available at a limited quantity
    • Table rentals will be limited to 6 chairs per table
    • The dance floor area in front of the stage is not open
  • Masks Required
    • When you enter the venue
    • On pathways
    • In the restrooms
    • In line for food and beverage
    • Hand sanitizer is available at the restrooms and other convenient locations
    • The “dance floor” in front of the stage will not be available in 2021
  • Restroom protocols
    • Wear masks
    • Remain at least 6 feet apart when possible
    • Wash your hands following posted CDC protocols
  • Food and Beverage
    • Patrons may carry in their own food and beverages (including alcohol with valid ID) , as well as purchase refreshments on-site
    • Guests at the tables and reserved seating will have bartenders taking orders at your table and mobile ordering available for items from the bar
    • We kindly ask that you properly dispose of your trash at the designated trash receptacles on campus.

Parking

  • Reserved parking is $40 per regular-sized car for each show, providing easy-access parking, is available for individual concerts. Oversized vehicles (determined at the exclusive discretion of the parking operator will be charged $80.

Cancellations/Weather

  • Cancellations due to weather are reported via the ISO’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter feed.“Like” the ISO on Facebook and follow @Indy_Symphony on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date concert information.
  • Raincheck tickets/vouchers will no longer be used. Instead, your ticket purchase amount will be credited to your ISO Ticket account by x am/pm (or within x hours of the cancellation announcement).
  • How to redeem money on account:
    • Visit orgto redeem your tickets.
    • Choose the performance(s) you wish to attend and head to checkout.
    • At checkout apply any unused dollars remaining on your account.
    • You can also call the ISO Box Office 317-639-4300

What Can’t I Bring?

  • We do not allow tents, canopies, large tables, pets, hammocks, grills, tiki torches, sparklers, drones, firearms, weapons, fireworks, illegal drugs, controlled substances, cameras, recording devices, laser pointers, strobe lights, or irritants (e.g. artificial noisemakers) onto the premises. Large umbrellas may be prohibited. Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers, permitted in designated areas only. Violation of these prohibited item guidelines may result in loss of access to the facility for the rest of the season.

Other Questions, Information & Tips:

  • Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m. each night
  • Three large LED screens return to enhance the stage view from every location on the lawn
  • Accessible parking is available with golf cart transportation to and from the gates. Unfortunately, the golf carts are not allowed to transport any further than the perimeter gates. If further accessibility assistance is required to navigate the grounds a wheelchair can be requested for transportation to your seating location.
  • Bring a wagon or a rolling cooler.
    • Additional tips:
  • Bring a chair or picnic blanket.
  • Bring a vinyl tablecloth to place under the blanket you’re sitting on to eliminate dampness. It can also double as a cover for any unexpected rain.
  • Have trash bags ready for when you’ve finished eating and bring a flashlight in case it’s too dark to check the area where you’re sitting.

A Few Final FAQs:

Help, I have lost my tickets! What do I do?

If you have misplaced or never received your tickets, please contact the ISO Box Office prior to the performance. If it is less than 24 hours, you can come to the Box Office at Symphony on the Prairie in person. Please bring with you a copy of the order email confirmation. Our staff would be happy to reprint your tickets for you.

Do kids need a ticket?

All persons require a ticket for attendance regardless of age.

Are there discounts for kids’ tickets?

Because Symphony on the Prairie ticket price are so reasonable for everyone, there are no discounted children's tickets.

How do I support Symphony the Prairie?

For every dollar the ISO brings in every night at SOTP, must be matched by $1 in a contributed support to cover annual operating expenses. To donate today please click here: Indianapolissymphony.org/donate

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