Conner Prairie (http://www.connerprairie.org/# ), which is a local interactive history museum of sorts, has Symphony on the Prairie every Friday and Saturday night during the summer months. So the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays under the stars of the prairie. Some folks make it a romantic event with the sweetie and bring their wine and cheese, others bring all the kids along since they can run around outside and be a bit noisy and still hear the great music and still others come with a group of friends for a unique night out!
Now, living here in Indy my whole life, you might think that I would have made it out to Symphony on the Prairie before now. But then you would be wrong. It’s been going on for as long as I can remember, but I just never made it out there. The past 3 years I’ve really wanted to go, but never really set a date and bought the tickets.
This year, well, I was making a point of going. It was on my summer to do list. And I made it for John Denver night. Now, I love John Denver. I had one of his songs sung at our wedding….I’ve got CDs….I just think he’s the cat’s meow. My sister-in-law Mindy actually brought up going and when my mom heard it was John Denver night, she really wanted to go too. So we got our discount tickets at Marsh and went to the prairie!!!
We brought along dinner, snacks and drinks and had a relaxing night listening to the music. The musician who was doing all the singing has pretty much made a career out of performing John Denver songs. Their voices are pretty similar and he was even picked to sing all the songs in the made for TV movie about John Denver after his death.
Georgia is trying to make a duck face with her Pringles
It was nice to sit back and enjoy the night, sing along to these classic songs and hang with the family. A great time was had by all. Oh and we will be going back….Michael Jackson night is in a few weeks and then there is a Beatles night as well a couple of weeks after that!!!!
Almost looks like John Denver himself on the stage
The view from our seats