Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Announces Diverse Concert Lineup

Article Contributed by Bohlsen Group | Published on Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

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 – I’m With Her

August 10 – Scotty McCreery

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

Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m. each night. 

*Denotes concerts featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra