Win a pair of tickets to the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie


The must-see 2024 lineup features the ISO’s legendary Star-Spangled Symphony, orchestral tributes to Queen and Led Zeppelin, plus favorites from the songbooks of Jimmy Buffett, ABBA, the Beatles, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, ELO, and more!  The season highlights include 11 performances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra taking you on a unique musical journey through the classic rock pantheon, disco grooves, soulful sensations, and time-honored traditions.

Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Following Performances

June 28 – The Music of Queen with Windborne

June 29 - The Music of Led Zeppelin w/ Windborne

July 4 - Star-Spangled Symphony feat. Rhapsody in Blue

July 12 - Disco Fever w/ Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez

July 19 - The Best of John Williams

July 26 - She’s Got Soul with Capathia Jenkins

July 27 - Cody Fry

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The Music of Queen with Windborne - June 28

Get ready for Windborne’s hottest classic rock symphony show—The Music of Queen! The band stays as close as possible to the original recordings and the orchestra is “wrapped” around that original sound. Lots of vocals, lots of harmonic structure and a perfect group to be accompanied by an orchestra. High energy, fun music, and the familiarity of the songs make the show a fun one both to play and to see. MiG Ayesa, born in the Philippines and raised in Australia with professional stops in London and on Broadway, handles the complex and difficult task of representing Freddie Mercury’s vocals on the show. MiG’s amazing energy and incredible voice grips the audience and involves them in the performance. If you’re an average fan or someone who knows literally every song ever recorded by Queen, there’s something for you in this show. We dig deep to bring out some of the best (and sometimes forgotten) tunes that Queen and Freddie recorded over the years. Music from the albums Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic, The Works, and many more are all featured in this show.

The Music of Led Zeppelin w/ Windborne - June 29

The Music of Led Zeppelin was Windborne’s very first classic rock symphony venture in late 1995. Hiring top notch studio musicians and searching for a singer that could handle the difficult range of singer Robert Plant was no easy task. Finding Randy Jackson to handle the part was fortuitous and he was a perfect fit for the show. After a couple of shows in Virginia, The Music of Led Zeppelin was brought to Atlanta’s Chastain Amphitheater in 1996 and met with great success. From there the show began its North American tour across the country and into Canada.

The music features a massive array of songs from the Zeppelin catalog, many of which already had orchestration. It was a perfect fit for orchestras. Whether the orchestra is playing the lush harmonies afforded the songs or playing the lick-based lines that were created by Plant, Page and John Paul Jones, the driving tunes allow the musicians to dig into their instruments and rock with the band or play counterpoint melodies to the guitar solos or singer. The concept was to keep the band as close to the original recordings as possible and to wrap the orchestra around the band as one big entity. Rather than the orchestra being a separate part of the music it becomes another instrument within the band. The show even features an electric violinist. Some of the songs that you may hear on the show are “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” “Good Times,” “Bad Times,” “All of My Love,” and of course “Stairway to Heaven.” And just so you know, it’s a rock show with rock lighting . . . and even a mirrorball. Come to the concert ready to be amazed!

Star-Spangled Symphony feat. Rhapsody in Blue - July 4

Get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July as Kroger Symphony on the Prairie presents the Star-Spangled Symphony with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. With fireworks and patriotic tributes honoring our nation’s founding, conductor Alfred Savia celebrates the centennial of George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, with foremost Gershwin interpreter pianist Kevin Cole. Concerts run nightly July 3–5 and feature an exciting fireworks finale to the 1812 Overture!

Disco Fever w/ Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez - July 12

Welcome to Boogie Wonderland! Put on your dancin‘ shoes and meet us on the dance floor for a groovy trip down memory lane with non-stop Disco hits including “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “It’s Raining Men,” “We Are Family,” “I Will Survive,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “The Hustle,” “Hot Stuff,” and more! Vocalists Maiya Sykes and B. Slade join the ISO to celebrate Disco’s hottest hits.

The Best of John Williams - July 19

Celebrate the music of iconic composer John Williams as Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra bring to life some of his most legendary film scores, including Harry Potter, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Superman, Indiana Jones, and more. In a career spanning more than six decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and the concert stage. He remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices and has composed the music for more than one hundred films.

She’s Got Soul with Capathia Jenkins - July 26

The sensational Capathia Jenkins brings her powerhouse voice to a wide-ranging revue of R&B classics and soulful hits. Featuring music from Toni Braxton, Adele, Stevie Wonder, and more under the direction of Principal Pops conductor Jack Everly.

Cody Fry- July 27

Cody Fry is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in Nashville, Tenn. He performed with the ISO in January 2024 to a sellout crowd. Fry performed on American Idol and has released several solo albums since 2006. His work spans many genres including pop, orchestral pop, and soul. In 2021, he was nominated for a Grammy Award. He's released eight albums and one compilation, which include recent releases such as Pictures of Mountains (2021), Symphony Sessions (2022), and The End (2023).