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RESCHEDULED: Charley Crockett

$25 - $30
HI-FI Annex
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 27
Wednesday
6:00 PM
Doors Open
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Charley Crockett's Indianapolis date at HI-FI Annex has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the rescheduled date. Please direct any questions to boxoffice@mokbpresents.com. You can follow our ongoing list of affected shows HERE.

Message from Charley:
We unfortunately have confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Charley Crockett band/crew. For the safety of the band, crew, venue and fans, we will unfortunately be quarantining through the end of August.
All tickets to rescheduled performances will automatically transfer and be honored for the new show date.
Thank you for your understanding. We can’t wait to see y’all back on the road again as soon as we are safely able to do so.
💥 New Dates 💥
October 26 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
October 27 – Indianapolis, IN - HIFI
October 28 – Lakewood, OH – Winchester Music Tavern
October 29 - Detroit, MI – El Club

HEALTH CHECK REQUIRED: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours or negative Antigen test within 6 hours. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all attendees.

Download the Bindle Mobile Health App and verify your vaccination status to expedite entry to the venue.

If these requirements prevent you from attending, contact our Box Office for refund options prior to the show.
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ARTIST PROFILE | Charley Crockett

Country

Since self-releasing his 2015 debut A Stolen Jewel, Charley Crockett has distinguished himself as an artist extraordinarily in touch with his instincts. Turning out 11 albums in just seven years, the South Texas-born singer/songwriter has resolutely followed his vision, handling everything from honky-tonk to blues to folk with wholehearted ingenuity (an element that helped him earn the Emerging Artist of the Year prize at the 2021 Americana Music Awards). But while his ever-growing success has caught the attention of countless hitmaking and highly decorated producers, Crockett chose to continue forging his own distinct path for his twelfth album, The Man from Waco. The result: his most powerful and immediately compelling body of work to date, adding new intensity to his signature Gulf & Western sound and bringing even greater depth to his spellbinding storytelling.

Produced by Bruce Robison (Crockett’s manager and an acclaimed artist/songwriter in his own right), The Man from Waco took shape from a series of fast-and-loose sessions at Robison’s studio in Lockhart, Texas. “After we got about half the recordings down, Bruce said to me, ‘As your manager, it’s my job to tell you that you have the opportunity to work with just about anybody on this record,’” Crockett says. “But I’ve been in rooms with guys who’ve got 20 Grammys, and it’s my experience that a lot of them don’t see the artist for who they are. They’re more interested in sanitizing everything and watering it down to try to get a hit, and in the end all the magic gets lost. I don’t think a record like The Man from Waco could’ve been made if I’d gone in that direction.”

Recorded live to tape, The Man from Waco marks the first time Crockett’s longtime band The Blue Drifters have joined him in the studio from start to finish. Thanks to their relentless touring over the years, Crockett and his bandmates have developed a potent and palpable chemistry, infusing every track with equal parts razor-sharp precision and unbridled energy. “Most of these songs were cut in a few takes,” he says. “There was a looseness that led to a lot of inspired performances that felt good right away.” Also featuring The Greyhounds’ Anthony Farrell (a multi-instrumentalist whom Crockett calls “the record’s secret weapon”), The Man from Waco ultimately bears a lush and timeless sound that endlessly spotlights the singular character of his songwriting.

Centered on the wildly colorful story of an outlaw on the run, The Man from Waco takes its title from a slow-burning murder ballad showcasing Crockett’s captivating baritone. With its brooding rhythms and darkly hypnotic guitar riffs, “The Man from Waco” first came to Crockett as he and his band rode through the titular Central Texas city late one night on tour. “We were driving over the Brazos River and started talking about a guy named James Hand, who passed away in the pandemic,” he recalls, referring to the Waco-born country singer who inspired his 2021 tribute album 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand. “One of the guys was playing accordion and I started singing a melody, and over time what started as a joke song turned into a whole saga.”

Summing up the album’s narrative as “the story of a man who loses control, and knows that what he’s done is going to catch up to him someday,” Crockett brought The Man from Waco to life by tapping into an incredible breadth of inspirations. In penning the album’s soulful lead single “I’m Just A Clown” (one of several tracks graced with a blazing horn section), he looked back on the vagabond days of his formative years and early adulthood. “As a person who’s lived many lives and spent some time on the street, I know what it’s like to be the clown, the drifter, all those things,” he notes. A sublime and smoldering blues number, “Tom Turkey” emerged as Crockett spontaneously expanded on a demo recorded by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack to 1973’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. “It ties into this album because Billy the Kid was on the run too—I’ve always been fascinated by his story, a young guy with some bad luck who was dead by 21,” says Crockett. “The version that’s on the album was just a warm-up, but we kept it because it’s got that magic of people not thinking. It can really be easy to think the magic right out of a record.” And on the quietly haunting “July Jackson,” Crockett puts a poignant twist on the quintessential murder ballad. “I wanted to tell a story where a woman takes the law into her own hands, because obviously society wouldn’t hold the man in her life accountable for what he’s done,” Crockett reveals.

One of the catchiest moments on The Man from Waco, “Trinity River” revisits a standout from A Stolen Jewel and breathes new life into its brightly swinging, trumpet-laced arrangement. “We’d been playing that song live a long time, and kept doing it better than before,” explains Crockett, who names Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man as an inspiration for the deceptively upbeat track. “I wrote it about all the spirits who would’ve inhabited that river over the years, and it fell right into the narrative of the new album: the journey that the main character’s on, the desperation he feels, the idea of destiny being determined.” As one of the first tracks Crockett ever recorded, “Trinity River” illustrates the unstudied sophistication that’s defined his songwriting from the very start. To that end, he’s found an enduring touchstone in a piece of wisdom gleaned from Robert Frost by way of Townes Van Zandt: “Worry about the phonetics, and the meaning will take care of itself.” “My writing comes from that school, which is not having a school at all—it’s about letting melody lead the way,” says Crockett, who first started writing on a pawn-shop guitar given to him by his mother at age 17. “I don’t ever tell myself, ‘I’m gonna write this type of story now’; it’s always been about letting the song tell me where it’s going. I’ve never known what the story was about until it was all done.”

For Crockett, preserving the uncalculated nature of his creative process has only become more urgent as his career reaches unprecedented heights. “We live in a tough world where there’s a significant gap between what’s commercially viable and what’s authentic to who the artist really is,” he says. “The more I’ve broken through, the harder it gets to avoid the voices trying to get me to work with an approved list of people, but in my opinion all that outside influence makes it easy for the artist’s personality to get completely lost. So instead of thinking about how to get something on the charts or get award recognition, I’m thinking about how these songs are going to hold up 20, 30 years from now. Because if I’m making any legitimate contribution at all, it’s because I’m telling a story that’s worthy of getting passed down and surviving all that time.”

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About HI-FI Annex | Indianapolis, IN

HI-FI Annex is an open-air ALL AGES venue located in the back parking lot of The Murphy Arts Center. The main entrance to the venue is located on St. Patrick Street across from the church. All shows end by 10 pm.

Box Office: 317-986-7101
Main: 317-986-7101

Getting Around the Venue

1065 St. Patrick St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 10 am to 6 pm
Doors: 1 hour before doors

Frequently Asked Questions About HI-FI Annex | Indianapolis, IN

What are the age restrictions at this venue?

HI-FI Annex shows are always all ages, with a handful of exceptions when a 21+ restriction is in place. Bring the whole family!

Check the individual show listings at hifiindy.com to view if there are age restrictions for your show.

HI-FI Annex requires a valid ID for admission. For guests who will be consuming alcoholic beverages, a valid state or government issues ID is required. Everyone will be carded during check-in. Expired and temporary ID’s are not accepted.

Can I upgrade my to VIP seating?

The Sidestage Lounge VIP access offers a premium exclusive viewing location with an up-close and personal view of the stage. It features a private bar with a full selection of cocktails, beer, and wine. While the Sidestage Lounge is an all-ages area, you must be 21+ with a valid ID to visit the bar. Additionally, it provides a comfortable seating area with tables and couches, as well as dedicated outdoor restrooms for your convenience. Click here to reserve your spot in the Sidestage Lounge.

What items are permitted or prohibited at this venue?

Our security staff performs a thorough screening of all bodies, purses and bags entering the venue. All guests will go through security screening to ensure no weapons or non-permitted items enter the venue. Screening may include metal detection and/or wanding.

Permitted and restricted items may vary by show. Below is a general list of permitted and non-permitted items and activities. Ticket buyers will receive information prior to the show with any updates.

Permitted Items

  • Small purse/fanny pack/diaper bag – subject to security inspection
  • Umbrellas – small, handheld only
  • Strollers
  • To-go food from local restaurants
  • (1) factory sealed bottle of water or (1) empty, refillable water bottle
  • A warm heart & smiles
  • Lawn chairs & blankets are only permitted for a select few shows and in designated areas

Non-Permitted Items

For safety reasons, guests are refused entry if they are in possession of prohibited items. Illegal items will be confiscated. If a guest is found inside the venue with a prohibited item, the item will be confiscated and the guest may be ejected from the facility. HI-FI reserves the right to prohibit any item, including items not listed here, from entering the premises if deemed hazardous or disruptive to the event.

  • No weapons of any kind: including firearms (with or without permit), knives, multi-tools
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Fireworks or flares
  • No outside beverages or coolers
  • No oversized bags (larger than 12″ x 12″) including backpacks, duffle bags, camelbacks, briefcases luggage etc.
  • No drugs or illegal substances
  • No laser pointers
  • No glass
  • No smoking or vaping in venue, designated smoking area outside venue
  • No pets or animals – with the exception of documented service animals
  • No removable lens cameras or flash photography, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks – unless pre-approved by Event Manager
  • No audio or video recording devices – unless pre-approved by Event Manager
  • Skateboards, hoverboards, rollerblades, bicycles, scooters – bike parking available outside the venue
  • Signs large than 11″ x 17″ or any sign attached to a stick
  • Hula hoops, spray paint, silly string

Can I bring a bag into the show?

Yes! You are allowed to bring a small purse or fanny pack, but it may be subject to security inspection.

What’s the parking situation like?

Depending on the day and time, finding a spot can be tricky. On busy show days we advise arriving early to ensure you get a good spot.

Parking is free on all of the surrounding streets in Fountain Square and most parking lots.

The LAZ pay lot directly across from HI-FI Annex (on Prospect St) offers paid parking by the hour and is the closest public parking to the venue.

Rideshare and guest drop-off should take place on the corner of Prospect St and St. Patrick St.

We advise against traveling down St. Patrick St on show days, as it can become congested one-way with traffic coming from both directions.

Bike parking is available outside the HI-FI Annex box office as well as at any of the bike racks on Virginia Ave in front of HI-FI.

What is the camera/photo policy for this venue?

The photo policy for each night is posted at the band’s discretion. This policy can change on a nightly basis. As a general rule HI-FI Annex does not allow any professional photography unless pre-approved by the band. For approved photographers, Photos permitted for the first three songs only. No flash. Media and professional photographers can contact marketing@hifiindy.com to submit a request for photo credentials.

Is there food and drink at this venue?

HI-FI Annex offers a variety of food, snacks and drinks for guests of all ages. Any guest consuming alcoholic beverages must provide a government issued ID and be 21 years of age or older.

Easy Rider Diner accepts pre-show reservations if you are looking for a sit-down meal before the show. Easy Rider Diner is our restaurant connected to HI-FI. Guests who make advance reservations will be treated to a free show poster from that nights show. Posters can be picked up in the diner by asking your server.

Snack Shack
Snack Shack is a concession stand for guests of all ages. Choose from several hot and ready food times from Easy Rider Diner including hamburgers, chicken nuggets, vegan burritos and much more. In addition, Snack Shack offers popcorn, slushies, candy, sodas and water. Snack Shack also doubles as a HI-FI merchandise store where you can pickup t-shirts, hats, hoodies, stickers and more from our venues.

Main Bar
Main Bar is located to your right when you enter the venue. It’s the largest container in the venue and serves up the largest selection of beer, wine, spirits, specialty cocktails and boozie slushies. Guests must be 21+ to enter this area.

Stage Bar
Stage Bar is located on the left when you enter the venue, and is the bar closest to the stage. This location serves a selection of beer, wine and cocktails and is the only bar in the venue that serves draft beer.

Sidestage Lounge Bar
This bar is tucked away on the end of Stage Bar, inside of our VIP area known as Sidestage Lounge. This location serves the same options you will find at Stage Bar, but in a private intimate setting.

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The majority of HI-FI Annex shows are general admission, standing-room-only. There is a limited amount of seating upgrades available in Sidestage Lounge. Contact the box office to secure a seating upgrade for your show at boxoffice@hifiindy.com. Shows that are reserved or partially reserved seating configurations will have information or purchase options directly on the event listing.

Can I leave and re-enter the venue?

No. Re-entry is not permitted at this venue with the exception of the external smoking area.

Do you offer ADA, handicap or special needs options?

There are 2 handicapped parking spots in the lot located across Prospect St. closest to El Arado Mexican Grill. The box office handles any special needs or ADA seating requests at boxoffice@hifiindy.com.

Where is the box office located?

Getting tickets to our shows is super easy! You have a few options, depending on how you like to roll:

Online: Grab your tickets in advance from our official websites, hifiindy.com and mokbpresents.com, or through our trusted ticketing partners tixr.com and seetickets.us.

In Person: Swing by one of our three convenient box office locations around the Murphy Arts Center building and grab tickets with no service fees:

HI-FI Annex Box Office: The box office is located at the front entrance off of St. Patrick St.

Main Box Office at Virginia Ave Mercantile: Located at 1043 Virginia Ave Suite 2 (between Easy Rider and La Margarita). Open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

HI-FI Box Office: Found at 1043 Virginia Ave Suite 4 (at the main entrance to HI-FI). Open only on show nights, starting 1 hour before published show times until 10 pm.

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

Have you misplaced something during one of our events? Don’t worry, we’re here to help reunite you with your belongings! While we can’t take responsibility for lost or stolen items, we’re committed to assisting you in any way we can.

Found items are securely stored at our Virginia Ave Mercantile & Box Office until they’re claimed. Please note that items lost during late-night events might take until the next morning to reach our lost and found. We know you might be eager to retrieve your belongings (like that phone you’re pinging outside our door at 6 am), but our team typically wraps up late-night events and may not be available until later in the morning.

For lost items, please follow the outlined process rather than popping into Easy Rider in the early hours. They’re open early, but our restaurant team is busy during weekends and can’t assist with lost items during busy service hours.

To inquire about lost items, shoot us an email at boxoffice@hifiindy.com. Mercantile hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Let’s work together to get your goods back to you as quickly as possible!

What is your refund policy?

What’s Your Refund Policy for Postponed Shows?

If a show gets postponed, don’t sweat it! We’ll shoot you an email to let you know about the change, and if you’re cool with the new date, no further action is needed on your part.We’ll be working diligently to find a new date for the show, and we’ll keep you updated every step of the way. But if you can’t make it to the rescheduled gig, we’ve got your back. You’ll have a generous 30-day window following the announcement of the new date to request a refund.

For those who paid with cash at our box office, just drop us a line at boxoffice@hifiindy.com for further instructions on processing your refund.

Please bear with us as we explore rescheduling options with the tour. Your patience is much appreciated as we work to present the best possible show experience for you.

What’s the Refund Policy for Canceled Shows?

In the unfortunate event of a canceled show, don’t fret! If you purchased your tickets online, your refund will be processed automatically. Just sit tight and allow 3-5 business days for the refund to appear in your bank account.
No need to lift a finger! However, there are a few scenarios where you might need to reach out to our box office:

  • If you paid cash at our box office.
  • If you’ve received a new or different card since your original purchase.
  • If you haven’t seen the refund in your account after 5 business days.

What Happens if a Show Gets Rescheduled?

No worries! If a show you’ve already grabbed tickets for gets rescheduled, your tickets will still be valid for the new date. We’ll shoot you an email to let you know about the change, and if you’re good to go for the new date, no further action is needed on your part.

However, if you can’t make it to the rescheduled gig, we’ve got you covered. You’ll have a generous 30 days from the announcement of the new date to request a refund. Just reach out directly to our box office to kickstart the process.

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

It’s crucial for all buyers to exercise caution when purchasing tickets from unauthorized sites and ticket resellers. Tixr and SeeTickets are the only two ticket vendors supported at our venues. Unfortunately, this is a widespread issue affecting venues nationwide, and true fans often find themselves at a loss. Regrettably, there’s little we can do in such situations. Since the original transaction didn’t occur through our authorized ticketing partners, we lack the necessary information to assist. It’s disheartening to witness fans being taken advantage of, especially on platforms like Craigslist, Facebook, StubHub, VividSeats, SeatGeek, and others. We are only obligated to honor valid tickets purchased through our approved channels.

Can I purchase tickets in person without fees?

Yes. HI-FI Annex box office is located at the main entrance off of St. Patrick St. The box office is open 1 hour prior to the published door time. Additionally, the new and primary box office is located two doors down from HI-FI Annex in Suite 2. This box office is open Monday through Friday 10am – 6pm for fee-free ticket purchases. HI-FI Annex accepts cash as well as all major credit cards for ticket purchases.

Do you have free WI-FI?

Yes. HI-FI Annex offers free WI-FI during all shows. Simply select the HI-FI Free WI-FI network and you are all set.

New DateHealth Check: Vax or Test
Oct 27

RESCHEDULED: Charley Crockett

HI-FI Annex
$25 - $30
Presented By: Sun King Brewery, MOKB Presents
Doors: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 7:00 pm

Charley Crockett's Indianapolis date at HI-FI Annex has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the rescheduled date. Please direct any questions to boxoffice@mokbpresents.com. You can follow our ongoing list of affected shows HERE.

Message from Charley:
We unfortunately have confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Charley Crockett band/crew. For the safety of the band, crew, venue and fans, we will unfortunately be quarantining through the end of August.
All tickets to rescheduled performances will automatically transfer and be honored for the new show date.
Thank you for your understanding. We can’t wait to see y’all back on the road again as soon as we are safely able to do so.
💥 New Dates 💥
October 26 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
October 27 – Indianapolis, IN - HIFI
October 28 – Lakewood, OH – Winchester Music Tavern
October 29 - Detroit, MI – El Club

HEALTH CHECK REQUIRED: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours or negative Antigen test within 6 hours. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all attendees.

Download the Bindle Mobile Health App and verify your vaccination status to expedite entry to the venue.

If these requirements prevent you from attending, contact our Box Office for refund options prior to the show.
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ARTIST PROFILE | Charley Crockett

Country

Since self-releasing his 2015 debut A Stolen Jewel, Charley Crockett has distinguished himself as an artist extraordinarily in touch with his instincts. Turning out 11 albums in just seven years, the South Texas-born singer/songwriter has resolutely followed his vision, handling everything from honky-tonk to blues to folk with wholehearted ingenuity (an element that helped him earn the Emerging Artist of the Year prize at the 2021 Americana Music Awards). But while his ever-growing success has caught the attention of countless hitmaking and highly decorated producers, Crockett chose to continue forging his own distinct path for his twelfth album, The Man from Waco. The result: his most powerful and immediately compelling body of work to date, adding new intensity to his signature Gulf & Western sound and bringing even greater depth to his spellbinding storytelling.

Produced by Bruce Robison (Crockett’s manager and an acclaimed artist/songwriter in his own right), The Man from Waco took shape from a series of fast-and-loose sessions at Robison’s studio in Lockhart, Texas. “After we got about half the recordings down, Bruce said to me, ‘As your manager, it’s my job to tell you that you have the opportunity to work with just about anybody on this record,’” Crockett says. “But I’ve been in rooms with guys who’ve got 20 Grammys, and it’s my experience that a lot of them don’t see the artist for who they are. They’re more interested in sanitizing everything and watering it down to try to get a hit, and in the end all the magic gets lost. I don’t think a record like The Man from Waco could’ve been made if I’d gone in that direction.”

Recorded live to tape, The Man from Waco marks the first time Crockett’s longtime band The Blue Drifters have joined him in the studio from start to finish. Thanks to their relentless touring over the years, Crockett and his bandmates have developed a potent and palpable chemistry, infusing every track with equal parts razor-sharp precision and unbridled energy. “Most of these songs were cut in a few takes,” he says. “There was a looseness that led to a lot of inspired performances that felt good right away.” Also featuring The Greyhounds’ Anthony Farrell (a multi-instrumentalist whom Crockett calls “the record’s secret weapon”), The Man from Waco ultimately bears a lush and timeless sound that endlessly spotlights the singular character of his songwriting.

Centered on the wildly colorful story of an outlaw on the run, The Man from Waco takes its title from a slow-burning murder ballad showcasing Crockett’s captivating baritone. With its brooding rhythms and darkly hypnotic guitar riffs, “The Man from Waco” first came to Crockett as he and his band rode through the titular Central Texas city late one night on tour. “We were driving over the Brazos River and started talking about a guy named James Hand, who passed away in the pandemic,” he recalls, referring to the Waco-born country singer who inspired his 2021 tribute album 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand. “One of the guys was playing accordion and I started singing a melody, and over time what started as a joke song turned into a whole saga.”

Summing up the album’s narrative as “the story of a man who loses control, and knows that what he’s done is going to catch up to him someday,” Crockett brought The Man from Waco to life by tapping into an incredible breadth of inspirations. In penning the album’s soulful lead single “I’m Just A Clown” (one of several tracks graced with a blazing horn section), he looked back on the vagabond days of his formative years and early adulthood. “As a person who’s lived many lives and spent some time on the street, I know what it’s like to be the clown, the drifter, all those things,” he notes. A sublime and smoldering blues number, “Tom Turkey” emerged as Crockett spontaneously expanded on a demo recorded by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack to 1973’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. “It ties into this album because Billy the Kid was on the run too—I’ve always been fascinated by his story, a young guy with some bad luck who was dead by 21,” says Crockett. “The version that’s on the album was just a warm-up, but we kept it because it’s got that magic of people not thinking. It can really be easy to think the magic right out of a record.” And on the quietly haunting “July Jackson,” Crockett puts a poignant twist on the quintessential murder ballad. “I wanted to tell a story where a woman takes the law into her own hands, because obviously society wouldn’t hold the man in her life accountable for what he’s done,” Crockett reveals.

One of the catchiest moments on The Man from Waco, “Trinity River” revisits a standout from A Stolen Jewel and breathes new life into its brightly swinging, trumpet-laced arrangement. “We’d been playing that song live a long time, and kept doing it better than before,” explains Crockett, who names Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man as an inspiration for the deceptively upbeat track. “I wrote it about all the spirits who would’ve inhabited that river over the years, and it fell right into the narrative of the new album: the journey that the main character’s on, the desperation he feels, the idea of destiny being determined.” As one of the first tracks Crockett ever recorded, “Trinity River” illustrates the unstudied sophistication that’s defined his songwriting from the very start. To that end, he’s found an enduring touchstone in a piece of wisdom gleaned from Robert Frost by way of Townes Van Zandt: “Worry about the phonetics, and the meaning will take care of itself.” “My writing comes from that school, which is not having a school at all—it’s about letting melody lead the way,” says Crockett, who first started writing on a pawn-shop guitar given to him by his mother at age 17. “I don’t ever tell myself, ‘I’m gonna write this type of story now’; it’s always been about letting the song tell me where it’s going. I’ve never known what the story was about until it was all done.”

For Crockett, preserving the uncalculated nature of his creative process has only become more urgent as his career reaches unprecedented heights. “We live in a tough world where there’s a significant gap between what’s commercially viable and what’s authentic to who the artist really is,” he says. “The more I’ve broken through, the harder it gets to avoid the voices trying to get me to work with an approved list of people, but in my opinion all that outside influence makes it easy for the artist’s personality to get completely lost. So instead of thinking about how to get something on the charts or get award recognition, I’m thinking about how these songs are going to hold up 20, 30 years from now. Because if I’m making any legitimate contribution at all, it’s because I’m telling a story that’s worthy of getting passed down and surviving all that time.”

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CONNECT:

Supporting Acts

About the Venue

HI-FI Annex is an open-air ALL AGES venue located in the back parking lot of The Murphy Arts Center. The main entrance to the venue is located on St. Patrick Street across from the church. All shows end by 10 pm.
Amenities: Live Music, Outdoors, All Ages (Children 5 & under free w/ adult), Premium Sound, Sidestage Lounge, Full Bar, Snack Bar, Street-Level Box Office

Upgrades: The Sidestage Lounge VIP access offers a premium exclusive viewing location with an up-close and personal view of the stage. It features a private bar, a comfortable seating area, as well as dedicated outdoor restrooms. Click here to reserve your spot in Sidestage Lounge.

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

Parking: Street Parking, Bike Parking
Refund Policy: All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the show is canceled. Contact the box office with any questions: boxoffice@hifiindy.com.
1065 St. Patrick St Indianapolis, IN 46203

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