Marsh Symphony on the Prairie begins its season this weekend with The American Landscapes at 8 p.m. on June 24. Other highlights this season include Sinatra Songbook, Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles, and the Star Spangled Symphony. Picking which of the 12 concerts to see is just the first decision you have to make. Another important decision is deciding where to sit when you get to Conner Prairie. At just over 5'3, I like to sit in the back of the amphitheater to gain a few more inches of stage visibility. Others flock to the left side facing the stage to enjoy the shade provided by the mature trees. Where do you like to sit when going to a Symphony on the Prairie concert? No matter where you sit, you are going to want to establish your favorite place to sit FAST because the shows get crowded. Earlier this week, the Indianapolis Symphony's Thomas R. Ramsey and concertgoer Linda Kaser shared these 8 great tips to make your Symphony on the Prairie experience flawless with The Indianapolis Star's Jay Harvey. I strongly suggest you follow tip #2 in particular. You can get the complete concert schedule and ticket information here. If you are a die-hard fan, don't forget to ask about ordering a ten-ticket value pack - attend 10 shows and save around 40% on ticket prices. Individual tickets are also available for purchase at your local Marsh store. Looking for another view of the symphony? Book a flight on Conner Prairie's 1859 Balloon Voyage and enjoy the music from 350 feet above the concert. Flights take place from 6 - 9 p.m., subject to weather conditions. Tickets are $50 during the fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. on July 1 - 4; $20 during all other Symphony on the Prairie shows. Pick up a $5 discount coupon at participating Ricker's BP locations. Conner Prairie members receive a discount. To make a reservation for fireworks flights, call Guest Services at (317) 776-6006.
Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Pick Your Show, Pick Your Seat
Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Hamilton County Tourism Staff