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Spring has sprung and with it opportunities for you to enjoy time together with friends and family. Starting with The Greatest Spectacle in Racing on May 26 to The Kid Rock concert Aug. 25, there is something for everyone!
For those that love classic rock, it’s hard to beat Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ( Klipsch – June 15) or Chicago with the Indianapolis Symphony ( The Lawn – Sep 15). Or how about Peter Frampton(The Lawn – June 19)? Justin Bieber (Bankers Life – July 10), P!nk (Bankers Life Nov. 21), Bruno Mars (Bankers Life – Aug 19) and Dave Matthews Band doing 2 shows! (Klipsch – June 21,22). Maroon 5 (Klipsch – Aug 3) are also big favorites.
Country fans can call their friends to arrange a group outing to Klipsch Music Center to see Brad Paisley (May 10), Tim McGraw (May 30), Zac Brown Band (June 9) or Kenny Chesney ( June 13).
Of course race fans will want to see The Indianapolis 500 as well as the Brickyard 400 and Moto GP. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts many a group year after year with traditions and memories abounding.
Jimmy Buffett, Jonas Brothers, Luke Bryan, John Mayer, Keith Urban all add to the diverse offerings this summer. We have many more artists to choose from.
Don’t forget what could be the best concert of the year! The Rolling Stones “50 and Counting” tour! This is a can’t miss show!
This is the summer to connect or reconnect – choose an event, call your friends and make a memory! Circle city Tickets is here to help you with all you ticket needs. Feel free to stop in our office at 8301 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis. We love to see you, and are always glad to help you find what you need!
Country concerts make for some of the best people watching I have ever experienced. It an excuse to dawn cowboy boots, cut off jeans, and your favorite flannel and pretend you come from a farm rather than from Carmel. Jason Aldean was one of my favorite concerts last year for this kind of people watching (and his awesome music of course). He didn’t disappoint this year either.
Saturday Aldean came to town with Luke Bryan and Lauren Alaina with The My Kinda Party tour, which has be breaking records all summer for fan attendance and sold out concert venues. According to an article posted in June by TicketNews, Aldean’s concert was ranked seventh on Pollstar’s Top 20 Concert Tours.
Klipsch Music Center where the concert was Saturday had some of the cheapest tickets for the Aldean tour across the country averaging $71 for a ticket. But whether you had a cheap seat like I did on the lawn or VIP access in the pavilion, you were sure to have a good time!
Nothing screams summer more than an outdoor concert. Conner Prairie, the host to Symphony on the Prairie, is the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor concert.
School is back in session but the concert series is still going strong with guests coming to town like The Contours-50 Years of Motown on August 30-31, Jon McLaughlin on September 1, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy wrapping up the series on September 7-8.
Tickets are $22 beforehand and $27 at the gate.
Multiple vendors help provide food items for the events but concertgoers are able to pack their own picnics. Concerts are quite popular so to ensure you get a prime spot and don’t get stuck in traffic, leave early. Gates open at 6pm and concerts begin at 8pm.
Enjoy this summer time fun before summer officially ends!
Train is a rare music group. They have been around long enough that my parents have liked their music, but they are still relevant and exciting and a lot of my generation loves them too. That is a huge accomplishment for any band, however it can pose a big challenge for Train while preforming concerts like the one I went to at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on last Saturday. When playing a concert, they have to find the perfect balance of older and newer songs so no Train fan feels excluded. I’m sure they have taken a lot of time to work on the balance, but they did it perfectly.
Matt Kearney and Andy Grammer both opened for the concert and when Train did finally come out at about 9:00, the building was electric. They started off with mostly older songs that I didn’t really know including a mashup of a few different songs. Towards the middle of the performance it really picked up and they started playing those songs everyone’s heard on the radio for the last couple years.
Everyone had a great time! My group and I were sitting in the second level of the Fieldhouse, but in the first row. It was great because we could stand and sing, but we could also sit down to take a break and still see the concert. The only con for me was that I think I ate too much junk food, and it probably would have been worse if the concert was at the fairgrounds. Dodged a bullet there but if you do go to the fair, watch out for that.
However, our favorite part of the concert, and we all agreed, was how the lead singer of Train, Patrick Monahan, involved and used the audience. Once he took the camera from the camera guy and filmed the audience as we sang a part of “Save Me San Francisco”. Then he brought three girls up on stage who had responded to him on Twitter and they got to sing a song with him. Only one of them actually knew the words so he just had the other two dance. At the very end of the concert he wanted everyone to see the future of Indianapolis, so for his very last song he brought up two young boys, I would say no older than 5, and they got to be on stage with him for the final song. Afterwards they receive a signed guitar, it was a cool moment. All things considered Train put on a great show and I would gladly go back and see them next year if they decided to return.
July is here, which means the summer concert season is heating up. I’m a little conflicted about summer concerts. While the biggest acts usually come to town in the summer, I am not a big fan of outside concerts in 100 degree heat. However, there are a few coming up at the Klipsch that I’m thinking of attending, regardless of the rising temperatures:
Nickelback (July 21)- Nickelback is one of those bands that have become cool to bash. The Canadian rockers have sold millions of records without receiving much critical acclaim. Their music may be a little milquetoast but it is undeniably catchy. Occasionally one of their songs will come on the radio and I’ll start singing along. Then I realize that societal norms dictate I change the channel or risk having complete strangers judge me as they drive by. Maybe going to one of their concerts will cure me of my self-consciousness.
Wiz Khalifa (July 28)- My first introduction to Khalifa was the ubiquitous “Black and Yellow.” I wasn’t impressed at the time, but he has grown on me. Wiz Khalifa’s skills can’t be compared to the greats of his genre, but his rhymes are simple, smooth, and delivered with incredible diction.
Jimmy Buffett (July 31)-I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but never a parrothead, the nickname for devout followers of Buffett. I’ve been told by reliable sources that Buffett puts on a great show and I am a fan of the songs “Margaritaville” and “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere.” Here’s a fun fact: part of the music video for the latter song was shot at the Klipsch Music Center, back when it was the Verizon Center.
Which artists coming to town this summer are you willing to abandon air conditioning for?
“It was the best concert I’ve ever been to.” This was my response about my experience at the Lady Antebellum concert. It was that good. The trio came to town on June 24 and packed the Klipsch Music Center with 18,000 of my fellow Indiana country fans with openers David Nail and Darius Rucker making appearances.
What made my concert experience so amazing? Two things: My pavilion seats and the musicians themselves. Having seats inside the pavilion allowed for better viewing and the ability to comfortably sit during sets. I’ve sat outside before but am glad I chose tickets for the actual seats for this show. It was worth it being closer to the action on stage.
Dave, Hillary, and Charles were the real reasons this concert was stellar. Their voices sounded just like they do on their albums. I couldn’t believe it. Here we are standing in 90+ degree heat on a muggy Sunday afternoon and Lady A is belting out their tunes and sounding just perfect. It was obvious they love what they do and the fans loved them for it.
The only negative was exiting the parking lot. My suggestions: Pack water in a cooler for after the concert while you wait and make a playlist with new songs to listen to. It will help pass the time as you will have a lot of it (usually) when leaving. Don’t like to wait? I’d suggest purchasing VIP parking to get in and out at a faster pace.
My name is Parker, and I have been here for the past week experiencing what it is like to be a small business owner and experiencing the customer relation side of things as well. I have had a great time being with the great ladies in the front of the office:
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After spending a great week here I decided to write on this blog about my time here and the best upcoming concerts (in my opinion), and to support my #1 ticket broker. I know that’s surprising considering I speed a lot and its not the cops but you get the idea. Also I would like to thank Angelo Peduto for “hosting” or “putting up with” me this week. Thanks for reading and again check out the artist!!
Are any of you excited for upcoming concerts??
IF you are not then get excited!!
Circle City Tickets have a great supply of some of MY favorite artists!
My homie SNOOP and WIZ KALIFA along with MIKE EPPS are in town on February 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
THE BLACK KEYES are coming to town on JUNE 11
For clients of Circle CIty Tickets who purchased tickets to the Maroon 5/Train concert on August 18. As I’m sure you know, due to the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, the Maroon 5/Train concert has been changed to a benefit concert at Conseco Fieldhouse on Thursday August 18 at 7:00 PM.
Your original tickets will be honored at Conseco Fieldhouse the night of the show. Conseco Fieldhouse has stated that you will be given seats in a “comparable location”.
Please be aware of the following:
1) Should you decide to keep your tickets and attend the show at Conseco Fieldhouse;
Your seat location may be somewhat better or worse than your original seat location. We will not be able to make any adjustments to your original purchase price based on your seat location at Conseco Fieldhouse. We suggest arriving as early as possible. The box office has stated that the doors will open at 6:00 PM. They may allocate tickets by section rather than by exact seats, so arriving early may be helpful in receiving the best seat location.
2) If you decide not to attend this concert at Conseco Fieldhouse, please return your tickets to us by 12:00 noon tomorrow (August 18) for a full refund (less shipping). We must receive your tickets back in order to provide a refund.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Circle City Tickets
If you purchased tickets to one of the following shows from Circle City Tickets we are issuing refunds for the returned tickets. Please contact us for more information. 317-254-9500, 800-627-1334
Sugarland Aug. 13 Indiana State Fair
Janet Jackson Aug. 17 Indiana State Fair
Stevie Nicks Aug. 17 Verizon Wireless Music Center
Lady Antebellum Aug. 19 Indiana State FairSee More
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