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2019 Symphony on the Prairie Lineup

A 38-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 onsite. 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.

Value Packs (10 concert tickets) can be purchased for $250, over 30% in savings from the regular gate price. Value Pack tickets may be used for lawn entry to any concert in 2019.

New in 2019: Screens! Get ready for an entirely new feel at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre with three large LED screens to improve your concert view! The view from the lawn will be enhanced with 8-meter screens on either side of the stage, and a 6-meter screen farther back on the lawn.

2019 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Schedule

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

JUNE 1: Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band

The electrifying rock stars from the original Broadway cast of Rock of Ages are bringing the party to Conner Prairie. Featuring the greatest rock songs from the glam metal bands of the 80s such as Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Journey, and Foreigner, this band will deliver a night of monster hits.

JUNE 7: All Star Jam: Music of Journey, Chicago, Kansas, and more!

Three of rock’s finest frontmen join forces for an unforgettable night of your favorite jams! John Elefante (Former Lead Singer of Kansas), Steve Augeri (Former Lead Singer of Journey), and Jason Scheff (Longtime Lead Vocalist of Chicago) take center stage, backed by Sixwire, a band of Nashville pro musicians.

JUNE 8: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The atmosphere at Conner Prairie will be electric as this fantastic jazz and funk band from New Orleans lays down the grooves. Bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews brings the hip-hop beats and improv to make it a night like none other.

JUNE 13: Mozart, Prokofiev, and more!

Fresh off his subscription series debut, join ISO Associate Conductor Jacob Joyce for a night of well-known classical favorites. From Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusick to Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and more, it’s sure to be a memorable evening on the Prairie!

JUNE 14-15: Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, The Music of Queen extends the listening experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and vocals, conductor/arranger Brent Havens and his ensemble capture Queen’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors.

JUNE 21: 98 Degrees

With more than 10 million records sold worldwide, the ’90s contemporary R&B sensation 98 Degrees is bringing their smooth, blended harmonies out for a night on the Prairie, with songs like “I Do (Cherish You),” “Invisible Man,” “The Hardest Thing,” and “My Everything.”

98 Degrees
98 Degrees

JUNE 27: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

A rising star in the orchestral world, Gemma New, takes the podium to lead the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s theatrical Fifth Symphony.

“Over the course of the evening, New’s warm and energetic persona connects with the entire crowd and makes everyone feel right at home, her conducting skills showing a seasoned musician with excellent musical vision.” – New Jersey Stage

JUNE 28: Music of the Rolling Stones

Celebrate one of rock’s most iconic bands with a night of hits performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra alongside a rock band and amazing vocalists. Expect a high-energy performance featuring popular numbers like “Ruby Tuesday” and “Paint it Black.”

JUNE 29: Tower of Power

Music legends Tower of Power—the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music—is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary. Their show promises to be a blast for all fans as they celebrate with a motherload of electrifying new sounds guaranteed to funkifize and energize.

JULY 3-5: 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.

JULY 6: Music of Aretha Franklin

Denita Asberry brings the kind of charisma portrayed only by a real legend to her performance as Aretha Franklin. Her confidence shines as she dazzles audiences with her uncanny resemblance in sight and sound to the Queen of Soul.

JULY 12-13: Broadway Hits

Join the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Pops Conductor Jack Everly for a journey through the best of Broadway.

JULY 19: Wynonna & the Big Noise

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No. 1 hits.

JULY 20: Voice of Elvis

It’s a night of Elvis’ greatest hits sung by “The True Voice of Elvis,” Doug Church. Backed up by his band, Church takes Presley’s mesmerizing voice and rhinestone jumpsuits to the stage, bringing the larger-than-life legend back to the microphone.

JULY 26-27: Yacht Rock Revue

Grab your boat shoes and head to Conner Prairie for a tribute to the best of ‘70s light rock. Yacht Rock Revue’s spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, 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 2: Boogie Wonder Band

Get ready to catch dance fever as Boogie Wonder Band transports the audience back to the ’70s groove and glamour with their flamboyant costumes, tight choreographies, and an incredible light show.

Boogie Wonder Band
Boogie Wonder Band

AUG 3: Smokey Robinson

When it comes to Motown titans, Smokey Robinson leads the way. He’s the epitome of a living legend, and his R&B group The Miracles delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records. A prolific songwriter, he is credited with 4,000 songs including “Tears of a Clown,” “Tracks of My Tears,” and “Love Machine.”

AUG 9: Scott McCreery

After winning Season Ten of American Idol in 2011, Scotty McCreery made history when he became the youngest male artist of any genre, and the first country music artist ever, to have his debut album enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. With his deep voice and connection to the audience, McCreery takes the live concert to a new level.

AUG 10: I’m With Her

I’m With Her is a band rooted in a rare alchemy: three celebrated songwriters coming together to create music that reveals entirely new possibilities in their distinct and deep-seated talents. Since forming in 2014 the group has imbued their songs with a sharply detailed lyricism, graceful musicianship, and—perhaps most powerfully—mesmerizing harmonies that endlessly reflect their extraordinary chemistry.

AUG 16: The Music of ABBA

One of the greatest pop groups of all time, ABBA started in 1971 and ended as a group in 1982. This production has all the features a great ABBA show needs: lovely costumes, extremely talented musicians, and breathtaking singers.

AUG 17: The Wichita Lineman & the Southern Knights: A Tribute to the Music of Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell spent five decades entertaining audiences all over the world with his songs and dazzling showmanship. Featuring songs from Campbell’s final tour and his greatest hits, this tribute band will bring his well-loved music to life once again.

AUG 23: Night Fever: The Bee Gees Tribute

Capturing a full history of the Bee Gees including “Jive Talking,” “More Than a Woman,” “Nite Fever,” and “Stayin’ Alive,” this tribute will take you back in time to one of the greatest bands in pop history.

AUG 24: Fleetwood Mac Mania

Each veteran player in this world-class tribute band brings their spirit to re-create with incredible accuracy the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. The harmonies, instrumentation, and on-stage chemistry has impressed and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast.

AUG 29: My Sinatra Starring Cary Hoffman

Cary Hoffman—known as America’s premiere Frank Sinatra interpreter—brings his big band and the incomparable charm of Sinatra to the Prairie stage. His unparalleled ability to channel the voice of Ol’ Blue Eyes will leave audiences swooning for more.

AUG 30: Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

The Emmy Award-winning Fab Four brings an incredible stage performance, covering every era of the Beatles. If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss this tribute that has amazed audiences around the world.

Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

AUG 31: Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the ’70s, don’t miss what the Los Angeles Times hailed as “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes.” Formed in 1995, Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham, and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent, and authenticity.

SEPT 1: Floyd Factor

Incredible accuracy, richly layered vocal harmonies, and intense instrumental performances make this a must see and hear experience “for Pink Floyd fans, by Pink Floyd fans.” The band’s show is a living bootleg, a channeling of the precision, passion, and sheer power of Pink Floyd’s most legendary music.

SEPT 6: Kenny G

World-renowned jazz superstar Kenny G is one of the top-selling instrumental musicians of the modern era. With his signature smooth jazz sound, this master of the soprano saxophone brings his hits to the Prairie including “Songbird,” “Auld Lang Syne,” and “Silhouette.”

SEPT 7: Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Sir Elton John & Billy Joel

Face 2 Face is an amazing tribute to superstars Elton John and Billy Joel. Don’t miss this high-energy, interactive rock n’ roll show that covers the best of songs from these two icons.


Tickets & Tables

Lawn tickets, reserved seating, premium parking, tables, and Sunset Lounge tickets are on sale now!

Where to buy:

  • IndianapolisSymphony.org
  • The Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office on Monument Circle or by calling 317-639-4300
  • Kroger in Central Indiana (save $1 on an adult ticket if you have a Kroger Plus Card).

Groups

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 [email protected].

Tables

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

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