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Saturday Aug 24
MOKB & Fishers Parks Present

Brett Dennen

$25 - $45
Nickel Plate Amphitheater
Fishers, IN
Aug 24
Saturday
7:00 PM
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ARTIST PROFILE | Brett Dennen

Americana/FolkIndieSinger/Songwriter

Brett Dennen See the World (Mick Music) Brett Dennen is telling us to get out and see the world at a time when we need it more than ever. Flame-haired, six-foot-five, and with a singular gift for meditating on life's most meaningful subjects with equal parts innocence and razor sharp wit, you know Dennen from his decade-plus career as a singer/songwriter. With a successful string of albums and four Top Ten AAA singles like "Make You Crazy," "Wild Child," and 2018's "Already Gone," which achieved his highest chart position yet, Dennen has cemented himself as a fixture in American folk music. What you may not know about Brett is that he did not set out to be a professional musician. It is a surprising revelation for someone who embodies the best of songwriting: singular storytelling, singability, and the unique capacity to hold up a mirror to our lives, our society, and the greater world.

Before all that, he was a painter — a skilled visual artist with a well-honed perspective and a style very much his own. Perhaps it is not so surprising, then, that his lyrics have always seemed to bloom before one's eyes, somehow both stark and colorful, intricately constructed and sweeping in their scope.

And before all that he was a young, avid outdoorsman who spent his childhood camping with his father in and around the Sierra Nevada Mountains, learning the intricacies of the natural world in his native California. Dennen's greatest passion then and now has perhaps been the earth — and it was only as a camp counselor, in front of a roaring campfire with the wilderness unfolding in the background, that he fell in love with the idea of playing music. As an adult he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trekked in Nepal, and is a fierce advocate for environmental protection. He even wrote the new Smokey Bear theme song for Smokey's 75th birthday.

In recent years, Brett Dennen has started to let the world in on his secrets. In 2017, he created the "Lift Series" and "Vacationer Series," two annual tours wherein he combines shows in ski and beach towns with conservation initiatives and education in each locale. An avid skier and surfer as well as a conservationist, Dennen works with local organizations to spearhead beach clean-ups and educate young people to become climate stewards, driving awareness through his music and marrying just a few of his many sides in one effort to help drive positive change. He has also begun to sell some of the hundreds of paintings that accumulate in his California home; he has even let us all in on his artistic process through an Instagram video series called Paint and Play. He recently launched Dennen Goods Co., a lifestyle brand that aims to inspire.

Somewhere in all of that, there is still very much the music. Dennen's next release, See The World, is due out July 23rd on Mick Music. Like the man, himself, the new album is potpourri of experiences and sometimes seeming contradictions. In the album opener and title track, Dennen sings of "diamond beaches" and "prism streams," and reminds us that "You don't have to be rich to get around / There are mansions growing out of the ground." In the refrain, he urges "Days go by / Get out and see the world with your own eyes."

In "Paul Newman Daytona Rolex," we dive into Dennen's signature witticisms. Over an insistent, light-hearted groove, he opens the song, "I never been accused of being fancy / I'm not stupid with my money honey, I could be stupid for free." The song is ostensibly a love letter to a rare watch, one which Dennen does not, in fact, own. Really it is an irresistible, irreverent meditation on what we value as human beings. As Dennen puts it, "the things you can't put a price on should be the things you value the most… to me it's all about self worth and peace of mind."

"Cayamo," a song about the festival-on-a-cruise-ship of the same name is a musing on being overlooked as a musician. He sings, "I ain't your rockabye / Or indie darling guy / Or the train wreck / That makes you feel better / 'Bout your own life." It is funny and biting and self-deprecating but, like all of Dennen's work, it is infused with tremendous heart and an internal call for growth. He sings on, "Everyone has something / That no one else has / They should share it."

Brett Dennen doesn't take his time on his beloved earth for granted. He is intent on exploring the world and exploring himself in the process. Hence, See The World. The album also happens to come at what we hope will be a turning point for all of us — where we all hope to be doing just what Brett wants for us — seeing the world. Quite tangible in the title track and the album as a whole is Dennen's newest and greatest pursuit — that of father to his young son, Van, for whom this song was written. But it is also easy to imagine him writing it for all of us, gently encouraging us to pick up the paint brush, jump in the ocean, and climb whatever mountain lies in front of us. Peppered in equal parts with shrewd quips and vulnerable admissions, the album is ultimately an exploration of life's deepest meaning. And that is certainly emblematic of Brett Dennen, who spans wide as both an artist and a human being — sometimes biting and somehow always generous of spirit — his arms out to meet you where you are. See The World is, in short, reflective of a life well-explored, a life well-pursued, and, we can hope, a life well-lived.

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About Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Fishers, IN

The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater is one of the midwest’s premier outdoor music and event venues. Concerts and events at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (also knows as the NPD AMP) and offer something for everyone – from Fishers and Greater Indianapolis to the Midwest region – including global and national acts, family and community favorites, festivals, and so much more. The outdoor venue is open year-round and is capable of holding a variety of performances, from a simple acoustic set to a 6,000-person concert. During the Summer months, Nickel Plate District Amp is home to the popular Fishers Farmer’s Market every Saturday.

Box Office: 317-595-3150
Main: 317-595-3150

Getting Around the Venue

6 Municipal Dr,
Fishers, IN 46038
Hours: Varies By Show
Doors: Varies By Show

Frequently Asked Questions About Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Fishers, IN

What are the age restrictions at this venue?

Nickel Plate Amphitheater is typically an all-ages venue. However, some shows may not be appropriate for children. To find out more about program content, please email: parks@fishers.in.us

What items are permitted or prohibited at this venue?

The following items are not permitted at the NPD AMP during concerts. Some concerts have more strict requirements.  Visit the event listing for more details including updates on blanket and chairs:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside alcohol (per Indiana Excise Law – Indiana Code 7.1-5-8-4)
  • Outside food and drinks (prohibited at ticketed/gated concerts only)
  • Coolers (prohibited at ticketed/gated concerts only)
  • Pets (prohibited at ticketed/gated concerts only)
  • Air horns or noise makers of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Laser pens or laser products of any kind
  • Skateboards, scooters, bikes (bike parking located throughout Nickel Plate District, just outside of venue gates)
  • Flash photography is not permitted at any concert.
  • Poster tubes are permitted at most events, but are subject to security search.

This list of prohibited items is subject to change at any time or at the discretion of venue staff or security and may vary by event.

Can I bring a bag into the show?

Check the event listing for information regarding bags policies.

What’s the parking situation like?

Free street, surface lot, and garage parking is available throughout the Nickel Plate District.

Learn more, and see a parking map HERE. Parking maps are subject to change based on the event. Please check your event page for event-specific details, including accessible ADA parking.

What is the camera/photo policy for this venue?

No professional cameras. Contact Nickel Plate District Amphitheater if you are interested in securing media credentials for the show.

Is there food and drink at this venue?

There are food, beverage, and alcohol vendors on site at all concerts. To purchase alcohol, you must visit an ID check/information tent to show proof of age and receive a wristband. If you do not get a wristband before attempting to purchase, the vendor will send you back to and ID check tent, and you will lose your place in line.

REMINDER: Outside food and drinks are only permitted at free, non-ticketed concerts. Security will be at gates checking bags. If you’re attending a ticketed concert, all outside food and drinks of any kind (including water) must be consumed or disposed of prior to entering the venue. Empty, reusable water bottles are permitted, as there is a water bottle filling station located inside the Pavilion building at the south end of the venue.

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED AT ANY TIME DUE TO INDIANA EXCISE LAW (Indiana Code 7.1-5-8-4).

View seating maps for this venue

Most concerts at NPD Amp are general admission.  Some shows may offer additional reserved seating options or upgrades.  Be sure to check the event listing for your show before you arrive.

Can I leave and re-enter the venue?

Re-entry policies vary by show. Generally speaking there is no re-entry. Some events will provide more strict or relaxed updates for reentry. Check your show listing for more detailed information. Have a question? Contact parks@fishers.in.us

Do you offer ADA, handicap or special needs options?

Yes, the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater is accessible for all abilities. For most concerts and large events, accessible parking is located in the lot to the east of City Hall. Wheelchair accessible seating can be found at the back of the small, front (northernmost) lawn. A paved area is open for wheelchair seating, and picnic tables will be in the same area.

Where is the box office located?

The box office location may vary from show to show. For MOKB Presents concerts, the main box office can be found next to the Fountain and the back of the venue.  This location is best accessed from East side of the Municipal drive, across the street from the Police Station.

I lost something at the show. Who do I contact?

The NPD AMP is not be responsible for any personal belongings or items of any type. However, any item turned into staff or security will be placed at lost and found at the Fishers Police Department headquarters at 4 Municipal Drive (just east of the venue).

What is your refund policy?

Refund policies may vary from show to show. For MOKB Presents show, refer to MOKB’s refund policy for cancelled and postponed shows. For information on Nickel Plate District Amphitheater’s refund policy, please contact parks@fishers.in.us

Beware of counterfeit tickets. How do I tell if my ticket is valid?

Always purchase your tickets directly from the official event website or promoter. Beware of counterfeit tickets and third party scalpers. We are only able to admit valid tickets to the events.

Can I purchase tickets in person without fees?

Ticket for MOKB Presents concerts can be purchased in person at our Fountain Square Box Office inside Virginia Ave Mercantile. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. Check for updated hours in the Summer months.

All Ages
Aug 24

Brett Dennen

Nickel Plate Amphitheater
$25 - $45
Presented By: MOKB Presents, Fishers Parks
Doors: 7:00 PM
Start Time: 8:00 pm

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ARTIST PROFILE | Brett Dennen

Americana/FolkIndieSinger/Songwriter

Brett Dennen See the World (Mick Music) Brett Dennen is telling us to get out and see the world at a time when we need it more than ever. Flame-haired, six-foot-five, and with a singular gift for meditating on life's most meaningful subjects with equal parts innocence and razor sharp wit, you know Dennen from his decade-plus career as a singer/songwriter. With a successful string of albums and four Top Ten AAA singles like "Make You Crazy," "Wild Child," and 2018's "Already Gone," which achieved his highest chart position yet, Dennen has cemented himself as a fixture in American folk music. What you may not know about Brett is that he did not set out to be a professional musician. It is a surprising revelation for someone who embodies the best of songwriting: singular storytelling, singability, and the unique capacity to hold up a mirror to our lives, our society, and the greater world.

Before all that, he was a painter — a skilled visual artist with a well-honed perspective and a style very much his own. Perhaps it is not so surprising, then, that his lyrics have always seemed to bloom before one's eyes, somehow both stark and colorful, intricately constructed and sweeping in their scope.

And before all that he was a young, avid outdoorsman who spent his childhood camping with his father in and around the Sierra Nevada Mountains, learning the intricacies of the natural world in his native California. Dennen's greatest passion then and now has perhaps been the earth — and it was only as a camp counselor, in front of a roaring campfire with the wilderness unfolding in the background, that he fell in love with the idea of playing music. As an adult he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trekked in Nepal, and is a fierce advocate for environmental protection. He even wrote the new Smokey Bear theme song for Smokey's 75th birthday.

In recent years, Brett Dennen has started to let the world in on his secrets. In 2017, he created the "Lift Series" and "Vacationer Series," two annual tours wherein he combines shows in ski and beach towns with conservation initiatives and education in each locale. An avid skier and surfer as well as a conservationist, Dennen works with local organizations to spearhead beach clean-ups and educate young people to become climate stewards, driving awareness through his music and marrying just a few of his many sides in one effort to help drive positive change. He has also begun to sell some of the hundreds of paintings that accumulate in his California home; he has even let us all in on his artistic process through an Instagram video series called Paint and Play. He recently launched Dennen Goods Co., a lifestyle brand that aims to inspire.

Somewhere in all of that, there is still very much the music. Dennen's next release, See The World, is due out July 23rd on Mick Music. Like the man, himself, the new album is potpourri of experiences and sometimes seeming contradictions. In the album opener and title track, Dennen sings of "diamond beaches" and "prism streams," and reminds us that "You don't have to be rich to get around / There are mansions growing out of the ground." In the refrain, he urges "Days go by / Get out and see the world with your own eyes."

In "Paul Newman Daytona Rolex," we dive into Dennen's signature witticisms. Over an insistent, light-hearted groove, he opens the song, "I never been accused of being fancy / I'm not stupid with my money honey, I could be stupid for free." The song is ostensibly a love letter to a rare watch, one which Dennen does not, in fact, own. Really it is an irresistible, irreverent meditation on what we value as human beings. As Dennen puts it, "the things you can't put a price on should be the things you value the most… to me it's all about self worth and peace of mind."

"Cayamo," a song about the festival-on-a-cruise-ship of the same name is a musing on being overlooked as a musician. He sings, "I ain't your rockabye / Or indie darling guy / Or the train wreck / That makes you feel better / 'Bout your own life." It is funny and biting and self-deprecating but, like all of Dennen's work, it is infused with tremendous heart and an internal call for growth. He sings on, "Everyone has something / That no one else has / They should share it."

Brett Dennen doesn't take his time on his beloved earth for granted. He is intent on exploring the world and exploring himself in the process. Hence, See The World. The album also happens to come at what we hope will be a turning point for all of us — where we all hope to be doing just what Brett wants for us — seeing the world. Quite tangible in the title track and the album as a whole is Dennen's newest and greatest pursuit — that of father to his young son, Van, for whom this song was written. But it is also easy to imagine him writing it for all of us, gently encouraging us to pick up the paint brush, jump in the ocean, and climb whatever mountain lies in front of us. Peppered in equal parts with shrewd quips and vulnerable admissions, the album is ultimately an exploration of life's deepest meaning. And that is certainly emblematic of Brett Dennen, who spans wide as both an artist and a human being — sometimes biting and somehow always generous of spirit — his arms out to meet you where you are. See The World is, in short, reflective of a life well-explored, a life well-pursued, and, we can hope, a life well-lived.

READ MORE >>READ LESS >>
CONNECT:

Supporting Acts

About the Venue

The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater is one of the midwest's premier outdoor music and event venues. Concerts and events at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (also knows as the NPD AMP) and offer something for everyone - from Fishers and Greater Indianapolis to the Midwest region - including global and national acts, family and community favorites, festivals, and so much more. The outdoor venue is open year-round and is capable of holding a variety of performances, from a simple acoustic set to a 6,000-person concert. During the Summer months, Nickel Plate District Amp is home to the popular Fishers Farmer's Market every Saturday.
Amenities: Outdoor, All Ages. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at all shows. No outside food, drinks, or coolers are permitted, and all bags are subject to search at gate entry for ticketed concerts. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any time due to Indiana excise laws. Food trucks and beer and wine vendors will be on site at all concerts at the NPD AMP.


Ticket Support: Box Office opens 1 hour before published door time. For ticket related questions please email boxoffice@mokbpresents.com.

Parking: Free street and garage parking is available throughout the Nickel Plate District. Garage parking is available in The Depot and Flats at Switch parking garage located to the east and west of City Hall, as well as in the Police Station garage and Spark Apartments garage located at the corner of Maple and North Streets.
All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the show is cancelled.  Shows affected by Covid-19 pandemic will follow our updated refund policy which is available on our contact page.
6 Municipal Dr Fishers, IN 46038

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