Spring and summer are unquestionably the best times of year to live in Fishers and Hamilton County. School’s out, the sun is shining, and the city is abuzz with activity. Newcomers to the area might be surprised to learn that they live in very close proximity to some of the most excellent musical venues and acts the state has to offer. Here are three of our favorites.
Symphony on the Prairie
Grab a blanket and chairs, fill your cooler, throw the whole family in the car and head to historic Connor Prairie in Fishers to see the signature series for the world class Indiana Symphony Orchestra: Symphony on the Prairie. Each weekend from mid-June until Labor Day, the ISO performs beautiful renditions of the works of the world’s most famous acts. This year’s schedule includes the music of John Williams, The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and more. If you have to pick one weekend in particular, check out the Star Spangled Symphony from July 1-4. The fireworks show that accompanies the music is amazing.
Palladium/Center For The Performing Arts
A multi-million dollar state-of-the-art concert hall smack dab in the middle of downtown Carmel might seem like an oddity to an outsider. But take one step inside The Center For The Performing Art’s centerpiece, the Palladium, and you’ve entered one of the world’s most-well engineered sound venues. Not to be outdone are the Tarkington, a 500-seat proscenium theater, and the cozy Studio Theatre, both of which give The Center incredible versatility. Look for Jackie Evancho, David Gray, Sheryl Crow, and a number of dance and theater shows in the coming months.
Concerts at Klipsch
The biggest touring acts in music put on spectacular stage performances on the north edge of Fishers in Noblesville. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers kick off this summer’s shows on May 13, and famous artists from every genre take their turn in front of tens of thousands into the fall. Names like Chris Stapleton, Future, Chicago, Zach Brown Band, Green Day, and John Mayer are all slated for 2017.