Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Announces Diverse Concert Lineup,
Experience Enhancements for 38th Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Season
Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny G, and Wynonna join the ISO's concert roster LED Screens, Reserved Seating to provide new audience experiences Kroger continues in third season as title sponsor, Huntington Bank joins as presenting sponsor of the ISO Sunset Lounge. Experience the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and many other musical guests this summer at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre. It’s the perfect place to meet friends, family, and even large groups for a fun night out. Bring your own food and drinks or purchase concessions on site. Buy a table by the stage or bring your blanket for the lawn.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to join in on "A Whole New Summer" as a bold lineup and audience perks are announced for the 2019 summer season. Kroger Symphony on the Prairie is expanding to more than 30 concerts in its 38th year, and several new amenities will be available to patrons at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre. This beloved summer tradition began in 1982, when Joshua Bell made his professional orchestra debut (at age 14!) in the inaugural concert. In the decades that followed, Symphony on the Prairie has grown from a handful of performances to a three-month celebration of the diverse musical tastes of Central Indiana.
"We're bringing an enhanced summer series to the Prairie while maintaining the beloved traditions our patrons have come to expect," said Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra CEO James Johnson. "The ISO is looking forward to seeing plenty of familiar faces – from families who have been attending for decades – together with the new faces of those who have not yet experienced our performances, but are energized by our new concert offerings."
With concerts including Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Scotty McCreery, Trombone Shorty, Kenny G, En Vogue, and 10 fantastic orchestra concerts (including the always popular Star-Spangled Symphony), there is something for every musical taste on this year's lineup on the Prairie.
2019 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Schedule
Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m. each night.
June 1: Broadway's Rock of Ages Band
June 7: All Star Jam: The Music of Journey, Chicago, Kansas, and More
June 8: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
June 13: Mozart, Prokofiev, and More conducted by Jacob Joyce*
June 14 & 15: The Music of Queen*
June 22: En Vogue
June 27: Tchaikovsky's Fifth conducted by Gemma New*
June 28: The Music of The Rolling Stones*
June 29: Tower of Power
July 3-5: Star-Spangled Symphony conducted by Alfred Savia*
July 6: Denita Asberry as Aretha Franklin
July 12 & 13: Broadway Hits conducted by Jack Everly*
July 19: Wynonna & The Big Noise
July 20: Voice of Elvis featuring Doug Church
August 2: Boogie Wonder Band
August 3: Smokey Robinson
August 9: Scotty McCreery
August 10: I'm With Her
August 16: Arrival from Sweden: Music of ABBA
August 17: The Wichita Lineman & The Southern Knights: Music of Glen Campbell
August 23: Night Fever: The Bee Gees Tribute
August 24: Fleetwood Mac Mania
August 29: My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman
August 30: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
August 31: Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
September 1: Floyd Factor: A Pink Floyd Tribute
September 6: Kenny G
September 7: Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
*Denotes concerts featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Artists, repertoire, and times subject to change. Stay tuned for additional concert announcements!
New in 2019: Screens!
Get ready for an entirely new feel at the Conner Prairie Amphitheater – we're adding three large LED screens to enhance your concert view! Every location on the lawn is enhanced with 8-meter screens on either side of the stage, and a 6-meter screen farther back on the lawn near the playground area.
New in 2019: Reserved Seating and Tables
For fans looking to get up close and personal with their favorite acts, select concerts will feature a reserved seating section located on the area directly in front of the stage. This is your chance to guarantee your spot right in front of the action! Up to 250 seats will be available in this exclusive area.
Our table seating is a favorite for many patrons at the Prairie, and the experience is getting even better this year! To enhance the evening for both our reserved seating and table areas, there will be exclusive restrooms and bar service available only to patrons in these sections. Stay tuned for more details!
The ISO Sunset Lounge presented by Huntington Bank
The ISO Sunset Lounge presented by Huntington Bank returns this year with the ultimate concert upgrade and a new sponsor! Lounge tickets include exclusive access to a covered lounge area, private bathrooms, and access to a special parking area allowing for quick entry and exit. Please note that your lounge ticket includes your admission ticket and there is no need to purchase a general admission ticket.
Reserved parking, providing easy-access parking, is available for individual concerts. Prices vary from $20 to $50. If purchasing reserved parking for 10 or more performances, reserved parking passes are only $25 per performance.
Groups of 30 or more may purchase discounted tickets to Kroger Symphony on the Prairie for just $25. For group sales, contact ISO Director of Sales Joshua Shuck at 317-231-6788 or at jshuck@IndianapolisSymphony.org.
ISO donors, subscribers, sponsors, and groups have access to a presale for reserved seating, ISO Sunset Lounge, and reserved parking.
Single tickets for Kroger Symphony on the Prairie concerts are on sale now. In addition to purchasing online or at the Box Office on Monument Circle, tickets may be purchased at Central Indiana Kroger locations. Kroger Plus Card holders will receive a $1 discount per adult ticket.
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.
Experience the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and many other musical guests this summer at the Conner Prairie Amphitheater. It’s the perfect place to meet friends, family, and even large groups for a fun night out. Bring your own food and drinks or purchase concessions on site. Buy a table by the stage or bring your blanket for the lawn.
Concert cancellations due to weather are reported via the ISO's weather hotline at 317-758-SOTP, Facebook page and Twitter feed. "Like" the ISO on Facebook and follow @Indy_Symphony on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date concert information.
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