Indie on the Prairie with Brandi Carlile

The Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series continues this week with music by Brandi Carlile. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra teams up with Conner Prairie to present Indie on the Prairie with Brandi Carlile July 23 and 24, 2010, north of Indianapolis downtown in Fishers, Indiana. This Indianapolis music event features the calm cool and collected sounds of indie music star, Brandi Carlile, whose talent as a singer songwriter has taken her around the globe and classified her in many genres including pop, rock, alternative, country, indie and folk. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are $21.00 for Indianapolis people and $10.00 for Indianapolis kids. Tables for ten are also available for purchase for $49.00, but each member of your party must also purchase an admission ticket. Don’t miss the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as they perform with Brandi Carlile.

With a voice of beauty and power plus intricate songwriting, it’s easy to see why Brandi Carlile has gotten praise from her biggest influence: Elton John. She and the famed crooner collaborated on a song for her third studio album called “Caroline.” Before she hit it big singing with the man in the big glasses, Carlile got her start in local Seattle establishments like The Crocodile, Tractor Tavern and Paragon. She got her big break when she impressed Dave Matthews with her set at the 2003 Sasquatch! Music Festival. In late 2004, she signed with Columbia Records on the strength of her home recordings. Just one year later, she released her self titled debut album Brandi Carlile, which included many of her original songs.

2005 was a big year for Carlile; she was featured on Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 Artists to Watch in 2005” list. By the end of 2006, she was touring as a headliner and supported by fellow artists like Ray LaMontagne, Johnny Lang, Hanson, Indigo Girls, The Fray, Chris Issak, Tori Amos and Shawn Colvin. Her second Columbia Records release, The Story, featured collaboration with the Indigo Girls. Recorded in an eleven day long session, Carlile describes the work as “technically wrong, but emotionally right.” Producer T Bone Burnett and Carlile were interested in capturing the incredible live sound of her voice.

Her music has been featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Her songs “Tragedy,” “What Can I Say” and “Throw it All Away” were featured in various episodes. The television series even debuted a version of the video for the single “The Story” interspersed with footage from the show. Since then she has released a third studio album, Give Up the Ghost, which features her life long dream of collaborating on a song with Elton John. “I hope that somewhere in Small Town, USA,” says Carlile, “a 15 year old kid looks to me as a role model the way I looked at the Indigo Girls and Elton John.”

Arrive early to Indie on the Prairie with Brandi Carlile to participate in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s FORTE event: Tailgate on the Prairie. Hosted by FORTE, the Indianapolis Symphony’s young professionals group, this Indianapolis event starts at 6:00 pm. It features food from Yats Cajun Restaurant in the Indianapolis cultural districts Broad Ripple Village and Mass Ave, and mingling with other young professionals.Tickets are $30.00 for the general public and $25.00 for members of FORTE.

Otherwise, pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy the Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series this weekend featuring Brandi Carlile. No time to make a picnic, order take out from any of these yummy Indianapolis restaurants or Fishers restaurants. After the concert enjoy cocktails from any of these refreshing Indianapolis bars or Fishers bars.

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Indie on the Prairie with Brandi Carlile
Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Conner Prairie Living History Museum
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Box Office: 317.231.6788

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