FISHERS, IND. (February 27, 2023) – The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (NPD AMP) and MOKB Presents today announced Ripe live in concert in Fishers on Saturday, July 15, 2023. Tickets for the Ripe show go on sale this Friday, March 3 at npdamp.com. An Indianapolis area favorite, Ripe made their central-Indiana debut at last year’s WonderRoad Festival and then returned in the fall to the Vogue. Now with a new release, Ripe returns for their own, stand alone outdoor headlining show.
Ripe’s show is part of the venue’s annual summer series. Additional summer shows and events will be announced soon. Additionally, the NPD AMP will continue to host the Fishers Farmers Market, kicking off in May, along with local community concerts and national tours. Updates on the 2023 summer schedule can be found at npdamp.com.
Boston’s Ripe is a pop quartet featuring singer Robbie Wulfsohn, guitarist Jon Becker, drummer Sampson Hellerman, and trombonist Calvin Barthel. The four came together while studying at Berklee College of Music. Their newest album, Bright Blues, is a collection of 12 songs full of sleek grooves and bold melodies put together to help ride out tough times, an anthem for better days ahead.
The band drew acclaim from the likes of the Boston Globe, Huffington Post and WXPN with their first full-length, Joy in the Wild Unknown. Their streams on Spotify surged past 56 million as they conquered stages at festivals including Bonnaroo, Firefly, SweetWater, and Bottlerock, and sold tens of thousands of tickets across the US, including selling out the iconic House of Blues Boston and Brooklyn Steel.
Bright Blues is their first release after signing to indie powerhouse Glassnote Records and their first release working with outside co-writers. Teaming up on production with Noah Conrad (BTS, Niall Horan) and Ryan Linvill (Olivia Rodrigo, Dermot Kennedy) helped bring the high-energy, freewheeling stage show to the recording studio, with the result being an album that shows the full scope of the band’s abilities as writers and performers. The live show has always been at the core of who Ripe is, and now the recorded music can stand alongside it as an all-encompassing representation of who the band is and where they are going.
Bright Blues is available worldwide on March 10, 2023 via Glassnote Records.
Tickets for the Ripe show go on sale this Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available at npdamp.com and mokbpresents.com. For ticketed shows, the venue is an all ages facility and children ages two and under are permitted for free. Fans can also bring their own lawn chair and blankets. Additional information is available on the venue website.
About the NPD AMPThe Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (NPD AMP) is an outdoor music and event venue located in the heart of Fishers, Indiana in the Nickel Plate Cultural Arts District. The NPD AMP is one of Central Indiana's premier outdoor music and event venues and is open year-round to accommodate performances from a simple acoustic set to a 4,000-person concert. The latest acts and events can be found at npdamp.com or follow on Instagram at @npdamp.
About MOKB PresentsSince its inception in 2008, MOKB Presents has produced more than 2,500 of Indiana’s top entertainment events. As Indiana's top independent concert promoter, MOKB Presents annually produces and consults over 300 events per year. In addition to producing events across the state of Indiana, MOKB Presents oversee operations for HI-FI Indianapolis, HI-FI Annex and LO-FI Lounge. As an exclusive talent buyer, MOKB Presents represents a variety of statewide venues including Nickel Plate Amphitheater (Fishers) and The Clyde Theatre (Fort Wayne). For over a decade, MOKB Presents has built its company on an artist development foundation by helping foster the careers of artists like The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson and Band of Horses, As a key contributor to the cultural and economic development of Indianapolis, MOKB Presents established the Indy Music Strategy (2018) and Indiana Independent Venue Alliance (2020) to help foster the national profile of the city's music sector. As part of the strategy, MOKB Presents partnered with Elevation Festivals in 2022 to create the annual WonderRoad Music and Arts Festival.