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Symphony on the Prairie concert series announces dates, 50% capacity

Fireworks explode as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays their annual patriotic celebration of America at Conner Prairie Amphitheater in Fishers, Ind., Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

FISHERS, Ind. (AP/WISH) — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its popular Symphony on the Prairie performances, a year after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the long-running outdoor concert series.

Officials announced Monday that this year’s Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season will begin June 25 with the symphony performing renditions of songs by The Beatles for an audience on the grassy lawn at suburban Indianapolis’ Conner Prairie.

The symphony plans to sell only up to 4,000 tickets — or 50% of the venue’s capacity — for the first concerts to help patrons maintain social distance. People will also have to wear masks at times at the venue. And the dance floor area in front of the stage will not be open this season.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 24, and concertgoers must buy date-specific tickets on the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra website and will receive their tickets 24 hours before the concert they’re attending. Value Pack and single vouchers were discontinued for the 2021 season, so people wanting to redeem 2020 vouchers or value packs will get a special promotional code to use, the symphony said Monday.

As usual, gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 8 p.m.; concertgoers can bring their own food and beverages; and reserved parking costs $40 per show.

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