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2018 Symphony on the Prairie Lineup Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces performances for the 37th season of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

2016 Symphony on the Prairie

A 37-year tradition continues this summer with Kroger Symphony on the Prairie—the best value in central Indiana for outdoor music and entertainment!

Experience the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and many other musical guests each weekend 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. Kroger Symphony on the Prairie allows you to enjoy the music the way you want.

 

Single tickets and Value Packs are now on sale at your local Kroger where you receive $1 off adult tickets and no fees! Tickets are also available online and by calling the ISO Box Office at 317.639.4300. Tables, reserved parking, and ISO Sunset Lounge tickets can be purchased online or through the Box Office as well.

Save 40% on your individual tickets when purchasing a Value Pack! You get 10 tickets for the price of 7 that are good for ANY concert including our premium concerts. 

2018 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Schedule*

Unless otherwise specified, gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m.

JUNE 15-16: THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra opens the 37th season of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie with a celebration of the beloved scores in the Star Wars franchise. The ISO performs highlights from legendary composer John Williams – including themes from the original trilogy and the recent extensions of the intergalactic adventures.

Friday, June 15 is also Scout Night presented by Printing Partners! Boy and Girl Scouts under age 18 and Scout Leaders in uniform will receive free admission on Friday, June 15, with the donation of a one-pound box of pasta.

JUNE 29-30 & July 3-4: STAR-SPANGLED SYMPHONY

Pack your picnic and wear your red, white, and blue for the ISO’s annual celebration of America. the ISO will salute all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces each night. Our summertime tradition features symphony favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with real cannons and spectacular fireworks to cap off each concert. This is a premium-priced concert. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. each night.

JULY 6-7: BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY

Beethoven considered this work his “most excellent symphony,” and it is often noted for its unbridled optimism. As Richard Wagner once said, “if anyone plays the Seventh, tables and benches, cans and cups, the grandmother, the blind and the lame, aye, the children in the cradle fall to dancing.”Salute to America’s Military—All four nights!

JULY 13-14*: THE BEACH BOYS

Surf’s up as the orchestra is joined by The Beach Boys, led by founding member Mike Love and featuring an all-star band. The band that made Surf Rock a nationwide sound performs hit singles from decades of albums, including all of your favorites featuring their trademark harmonies. It’s sure to be a “Fun, Fun, Fun” night! This is a premium priced concert. The ISO performs on Friday night only. Romance Under the Stars.

JULY 20-21: STRAUSS’ DON JUAN

Don Juan is a daring and energetic work – the first tone poem written by Richard Strauss as he sparked a new genre. From the breathtaking opening theme to the title character’s last breath, join the ISO to hear the piece that launched a legendary composer’s career.

 

JULY 27-28: YACHT ROCK REVUE*

Grab your boat shoes and head over to Conner Prairie for a tribute to the best of ’70s light rock. Yacht Rock Revue’s spot-on renditions of Hall & Oats, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, Yacht Rock Revue has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans.

AUG 3-4: THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW*

Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”. Led by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. Join us for a heartfelt journey through Whitney Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘One Moment in Time’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘Run to You’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘Greatest Love of All’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, and more.

AUG 10-11: CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: MUSIC OF THE BEATLES*

Classical Mystery Tour returns with their annual Kroger Symphony on the Prairie tribute to the Beatles. The night includes more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded, from the early Beatles on through “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Let It Be.” The second half of the concert features a tribute to The White Album, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This is a premium-priced concert.

AUG 17-18: ABBA: THE CONCERT*

Another fan favorite, ABBA: The Concert returns to perform the best hits of the Swedish pop group, including, “SOS,” “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and many more. Björn, Agnetha, Anni-Frid, and Benny are recreated before your eyes by four of the world’s most accurate, authentic, and experienced ABBA Tribute Artists. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as the stage front dance floor will be open for all!

AUG 24-25: WHO’S BAD: MUSIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON*

Back by popular demand, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band returns for a third year of the chart-topping music and jaw-dropping dance moves of the undisputed King of Pop. Sing and dance along with them to your favorite Michael Jackson hits, such as “Beat It,” “Thriller,” and so many more! This is a primium priced concert.

AUG 30-31: THE MUSIC OF TOM PETTY WITH SOUTHERN ACCENTS*

Assembled from a team of talented musicians from the Nashville studio & touring circuit, Southern Accents recreates the music, style, and sound of Tom Petty with precision and wildly contagious enthusiasm. As the Ultimate Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Experience, Southern Accents brings the timeless melodies, sweet rhythms, and wild rock-music of Tom Petty to the stage for everyone to experience and fall in love with all over again.

SEPT 1-2: ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND*

We’re wrapping up the summer season with an energetic show you won’t want to miss! Pedal steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph is the frontman for this funk/soul jam band. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also gained the attention of artists like Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, The Roots, and Jack White, who have since collaborated with Randolph on stage and in the studio.

 

*The ISO does not perform at the following concerts.

SINGLE TICKETS & TABLES

Beginning April 23, single tickets and tables for Symphony on the Prairie concerts can be purchased the following ways:

  • Advance concert tickets may be purchased online for $31/adults and $13/children under age 12. Premium advance concert tickets are $37/adults and $13/children.
  • Purchase tickets at the Customer Service Desk of all Central Indiana Kroger locations – save $1 on single tickets when you show your Kroger Plus Card!
  • Conner Prairie Amphitheatre – Gate prices at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre are $38/adults and $15/children under age 12. Premium concert tickets are $44 for adults.

Single tables can be purchased are $80 each, or $100 for premium concerts.

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