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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!
Instead of the traditional flowers, chocolates, and dinner on Valentine’s what about doing something different? Take your special someone or your family to an event to celebrate this holiday of love. Getting tickets to a sporting event, concert, or show is something different and can be very special.
Impress your sport loving gal or guy with tickets to a basketball game. You have plenty to choose from with the Pacers, Butler Bulldogs, IU Hoosiers, Purdue Boilermakers.
Sing some love songs this spring with your honey with tickets to Taylor Swift or get your country on later this summer with tickets to Rascal Flatts.
Laugh off any stress with your beau or friends by attending the Valentines Comedy Jam.
The possibilities are endless. Happy Valentine’s Day!
What do Ariel, Mater, Woody, and Tinker Bell have in common? They are all skating into town with Disney On Ice: World of Fantasy this month! Disney On Ice: World of Fantasy features four Disney favorites, “The Little Mermaid,” “Cars,” “Toy Story 3” and “Tinker Bell” in the interactive 2 hour and 15 minute show.
Performing on the ice since 1981, Disney On Ice, has been a fun and interactive way to see Disney characters come to life in costume on a frozen stage. Ursula, Lighting McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, and other fairies from Pixie Hollow will be sure to make appearances on the ice during the show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from January 23-27.
Now that the holidays are over, get caught up in the fun and fairytales only Disney can offer. Tickets can be purchased for the entire family here.
We think life is much better with music. The latest commercial from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra makes this statement “Life. It’s Better with Music.” Don’t you agree?
Members of the orchestra make appearances in the commercial at every day kind of places and make the statements with their instruments about what they are doing is better with music. Vicki Griswold, a violist, starts off the commercial and says, “Workouts are better with music,” while running on a treadmill at a gym while playing her violin.
Other musicians from the group make similar statements at a business office, the Butler basketball court, a bar, and a dinner table. Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor says holidays are better with music while the groups music director, Krzysztof Urbanski, finishes the commercial with the line, “Life is better with music.”
The ISO was in the news earlier this fall when they couldn’t reach an agreement with the Indianapolis Symphony Society about financial offerings. Although the musicians are back to work after negotiations ended in October, this is contingent on the Indianapolis Symphony Society raising $5 million dollars in new donations before this contract expires in February 2013. The society is confident they can reach that goal and we hope so too. Life is better with music and we hope the ISO is here to stay!
The holidays are upon us and that means there are plenty of holiday inspired events to take the family too around the Circle City. Experience local this holiday season. Below we have shared some of our favorite holiday events.
December 8th brings Indiana favorites, Straight No Chaser, to town to serenade Hoosiers with some of their classic Christmas hits at the Murat Theatre. Get tickets to this holiday must see concert.
Relish in the classical and timeless music of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with their Yuletide Celebration. The celebration runs from November 30-December 23 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage.
Choo choo…come see trains of all kinds this holiday season at Jingle Rails: The Western Rail Adventure at the Eiteljorg Museum. The train exhibit, which takes your imagination through the American West, is open through January 6.
Bundle up this holiday season and check out…
Think back 175 years ago and imagine what holidays might have been like then…then go live it at Connor Prairie by Candlelight. Check out the interactive history museums holiday celebrations with guided tours from 6-9pm. Ticket information can be found here.
Like the zoo? Check out the animals that brave the cold weather and see the zoo lit up with lights at Christmas at the Zoo. Walk around with some hot chocolate and make a new holiday tradition. Ticket information can be around here.
Fresh off the heels of hosting a WNBA championship, Hoosier basketball fans are hungry for more. The NBA season returned Halloween night and the Pacers are looking to build on last year’s run to the conference semifinals. The Pacers opened the season on the road in Toronto, but have six home games in December. The following are the ones I am looking forward to most.
November 16- Dallas Mavericks
From a basketball standpoint, this game would be more exciting if the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki were playing. He’s out for six weeks with a knee injury which should make things easier for the home team. However, I want to see Mavs game on the off chance I might meet their owner, Mark Cuban. While some may not like his borderline obnoxious behavior, I enjoy it. Besides, any billionaire who shills for Sketchers can’t be all bad.
November 21-New Orleans Hornets
As a native of New Orleans, I am excited about the possibility of the Hornets not being cellar dwellers this year. Last year’s miserable campaign helped them land the number one pick in the draft where they selected Anthony Davis. I know two things about Davis: He is extremely talented and he proudly sports a uni-brow. Hopefully his skills allow me to look past the fact that he knowingly leaves the house with facial hair only a mother or a groupie could love.
November 23- San Antonio Spurs
The Pacers get to play two games in three days with Thanksgiving sandwiched in between. No worries. The second game is against the Spurs, only one of the most talented teams in the league with a hall of a fame coach, power forward, and a host of all-stars. It should be a walk in the park. Thanks a lot Commissioner Stern.
Which games are you most looking forward to?
I have a confession to make. Throughout the years, I have cultivated a considerable Facebook following because of my random and often witty observations on life. While about 75% of those observations are mine, I have been known to occasionally “borrow” other people’s observations without giving them credit. It’s not something I’m proud of. I’ve been living with this secret shame for years and have decided to come clean today.
One of my favorite people to “borrow” observations from is comedian Jim Gaffigan. Gaffigan, a native Hoosier, will be returning to Indiana to do two shows at the Murat Theater November 3 as part of his Mr. Universe tour.
Gaffigan isn’t the edgiest comedian around but he has a devoted following and spends a lot of time discussing one of my favorite subjects: food. At some point in the past I have borrowed the following observations, much to the delight of my Facebook minions:
Pie vs. Cake
Pie can’t compete with cake. Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen.
Cake in the Morning
Sometimes we try to hide the fact we’re eating cake because we know it’s bad for us. You know the difference between cake and a muffin? Nothing. A muffin is just a bald cupcake.
I bought some peanut butter the other day. There was, creamy, chunky, extra crunchy, and extreme crunchy. I bought the extreme crunchy, opened it up…it was just peanuts. That is extreme.
Hopefully, Jim will accept my apology when he comes to town. I’d hate to get on the bad side of Mr. Universe.
Fall weather is finally here in central Indiana. Cool mornings, beautiful afternoons, and wearing a sweatshirt doesn’t make you sweat! It is glorious. Although we don’t know if the leaves will change due to the crazy weather we had this summer, fall is still here and we can enjoy it.
Here are some local experiences we on the Circle City Tickets team love to enjoy during this pretty season!
- Starbuck’s has somehow had their affect on when the season starts because it just feels like fall is here when they bring back Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Salted Carmel Mochas. You can now enjoy one…just visit your local Starbucks café!
- Apple picking. This is a perfect family gathering you can do with family members of all ages. We suggest: Stuckey Orchard & Cider Mill or Anderson Orchard Pleasant View.
- Fall means football! Go back to campus to remember the falls you spent there…get tickets to Ball State, Indiana, Purdue, Indiana State, and Notre Dame games (and others!).
- Take a ride down the Monon Trail. Before the weather gets too cold, get your bikes out one more time to enjoy the Monon. Take a stop in Broad Ripple, get some ice cream from Brics and pretend it is still summer! Or get a delicious coffee from the Monon Coffee Co.
- Enjoy art! The season for art and fall festivals is in full swing. Go and browse through some cool local artists masterpieces!
Have other ideas? Share in the comments below.
I live my life consumed by one goal: to clear as many things as possible off my bucket list. Every year, I add a few more things to the list. One of the items I added to the list this year was competing on a game show. I’ve loved game shows my entire life and have often been told my mind is full of useless information. In a perfect world, I’d go on “Jeopardy!” or “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. However, it has recently come to my attention that The Price is Right is coming to Clowes Hall. I used to watch the Price is all time with my grandmother. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with Bob Barker. If I were to make an appearance on The Price is Right, here are the 3 things I would look forward to most:
- The Bidding- Before you can get to the big stage, you must first outbid the other contestants on a random prize like a dining room table, a couch, or a zebra. I would employ the foolproof method of underbidding everyone. It has always been a life long dream of mine to utter the phrase: “1 dollar, Bob”. Works every time.
- Plinko- The Big Kahuna of Price is Right games has to be Plinko. Contestants guess at the price of smaller prizes in attempt to earn Plinko chips and the opportunity to use those on the hallowed Plinko board. Contestants have the chance to win $25,000. I once played a version of this game as a youth in summer camp. The thrill of watching that chip seductively saunter down the board was the highlight of my adolescence.
- Show Case Showdown- The Price is Right ends every show the same way: with a showcase showdown. Two contestants are given the opportunity to bid on separate prize packages and the closest bidder wins. Here’s a helpful hint: If you ever find yourself in a showcase showdown, skip the first prize pack and bid on the second one. The second prize pack always has a pony. Always.
What do you like most about the Price is Right? Is there another game show you’d like to be on?