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Saturday Jul 15

Ripe – Bright Blues Future Tour

$15 - $35
Nickel Plate Amphitheater
Fishers, IN
Jul 15
Saturday
7:00 PM
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ARTIST PROFILE | Ripe

JamR&B/Funk/Soul

Ripe’s new album Bright Blues has an anthemic feel. It is a collection of 12 songs full of sleek grooves and bold melodies that the Alternative-Pop quartet put together to help ride out tough times.

The members of Ripe have never felt more assured about the band or their music. Collectively and personally, Ripe has weathered a mountain of adversity over the past few years, and from those struggles has arisen their best art yet. Bright Blues, Ripe’s sophomore album, is enjoying big excitement at radio, with the new single “Settling” hitting top 15 at AAA and top 25 at ALT with over 16K+ radio spins garnering 15+million impressions and being featured as Alt Nation’s critical cut artist.

“The wildest thing for me is that the record simultaneously sounds like it has the scars of everything we’ve been through and also that it doesn’t — it’s joyful music, which is very exciting given that it was made in the middle of getting hit in the stomach,” says singer Robbie Wulfsohn, who came together with guitarist Jon Becker, drummer Sampson Hellerman, and trombonist Calvin Barthel while they were all studying at Berklee College of Music.

Ripe is taking Bright Blues on the road, with a nationwide headline tour that begins shortly after the album’s March 10th, 2023 release date. The tour will hit prestigious venues such as MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston, Terminal 5 in New York City and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Even before the pandemic, Ripe was on the cusp of something new. The band began drawing acclaim from the likes of the Boston Globe, Huffington Post and WXPN with a dance-ready vibe on EPs Produce The Juice and Hey Hello. Ripe built on that sound and folded in a touch of R&B on their first full-length, Joy in the Wild Unknown. Their streams on Spotify surged past 65 million, they conquered stages at festivals including Bonnaroo, Firefly, SweetWater and Bottlerock, and they sold thousands of tickets across the US, including sell outs at iconic venues like House of Blues Boston and Brooklyn Steel. Ripe was still ready to try a different approach for Bright Blues. The album would already be different in that it would be their first release after signing to indie powerhouse Glassnote Records. They started the creative process by calling in outside producer Paul Butler (St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Michael Kiwanuka) and for the first time, bringing in co-writers, recording four songs that Ripe released as singles throughout 2020.

“We thought, how can we do something new?” Hellerman says. “Something that still has our sound and vibe at its core, how can we expand our boundaries and reach more audiences while still staying true to what makes Ripe Ripe?” The answer was teaming up with Noah Conrad (BTS, Niall Horan) and Ryan Linvill (Olivia Rodrigo, Dermot Kennedy), classmates from Berklee who are up-and-comers in the world of pop songwriting and production. Together, the band and its collaborators dialed in a buoyant sound on the hooky album opener “Get Over,” where synths help flesh out a throwback pop sound. Ripe works a hot soul vein on “All or Nothing,” where horns punctuate a snappy rhythm that powers smooth, fully self-assured vocals. Woozy synths on “Paper Cups” help create a dream-like vibe accentuated with a subtle, hypnotic melody.

Bringing new people into the fold, even though they’re old friends, was an exercise in trust that proved well worth it. “We used to just all get in a room and kind of hash it out,” Becker says. With Bright Blues, “It was only one or two of us at a time with Noah and Ryan, so our individual voices got to shine more.”

The new approach also helped Ripe think of the band’s high-energy, freewheeling stage show separately from the recording studio, which they used more as an instrument in the making of Bright Blues. Wulfsohn chimes in, “There are moments of improvisation on the record that feel like somebody was just going for it and hitting something really exciting. I’m biased, but I think you hear every distinct voice across the record, and I think the circumstances of the record absolutely leaked into the musical choices.”

The result is 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 also showed the members of Ripe that they can still surprise each other. “Each of us had moments while making this album that really resonated with us, if not broke us open emotionally,” Barthel says. “Having that experience coming from people who you know better than anybody else and trust so much is pretty mind blowing. It definitely left us all with a new level of inspiration and drive and belief in what we could all do.”

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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
Jul 15

Ripe – Bright Blues Future Tour

Nickel Plate Amphitheater
$15 - $35
Presented By: WTTS
Doors: 7:00 PM
Start Time: 8:00 pm

LAWN TICKET 4-PACKS AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Learn More About This Show
Add to Calendar 07/15/2023 08:00 PM07/15/2023 11:00 PMRipe - Bright Blues Future TourMore Information: https://mokbpresents.com/event/ripe-bright-blues-future-tour/Nickel Plate Amphitheater

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ARTIST PROFILE | Ripe

JamR&B/Funk/Soul

Ripe’s new album Bright Blues has an anthemic feel. It is a collection of 12 songs full of sleek grooves and bold melodies that the Alternative-Pop quartet put together to help ride out tough times.

The members of Ripe have never felt more assured about the band or their music. Collectively and personally, Ripe has weathered a mountain of adversity over the past few years, and from those struggles has arisen their best art yet. Bright Blues, Ripe’s sophomore album, is enjoying big excitement at radio, with the new single “Settling” hitting top 15 at AAA and top 25 at ALT with over 16K+ radio spins garnering 15+million impressions and being featured as Alt Nation’s critical cut artist.

“The wildest thing for me is that the record simultaneously sounds like it has the scars of everything we’ve been through and also that it doesn’t — it’s joyful music, which is very exciting given that it was made in the middle of getting hit in the stomach,” says singer Robbie Wulfsohn, who came together with guitarist Jon Becker, drummer Sampson Hellerman, and trombonist Calvin Barthel while they were all studying at Berklee College of Music.

Ripe is taking Bright Blues on the road, with a nationwide headline tour that begins shortly after the album’s March 10th, 2023 release date. The tour will hit prestigious venues such as MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston, Terminal 5 in New York City and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Even before the pandemic, Ripe was on the cusp of something new. The band began drawing acclaim from the likes of the Boston Globe, Huffington Post and WXPN with a dance-ready vibe on EPs Produce The Juice and Hey Hello. Ripe built on that sound and folded in a touch of R&B on their first full-length, Joy in the Wild Unknown. Their streams on Spotify surged past 65 million, they conquered stages at festivals including Bonnaroo, Firefly, SweetWater and Bottlerock, and they sold thousands of tickets across the US, including sell outs at iconic venues like House of Blues Boston and Brooklyn Steel. Ripe was still ready to try a different approach for Bright Blues. The album would already be different in that it would be their first release after signing to indie powerhouse Glassnote Records. They started the creative process by calling in outside producer Paul Butler (St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Michael Kiwanuka) and for the first time, bringing in co-writers, recording four songs that Ripe released as singles throughout 2020.

“We thought, how can we do something new?” Hellerman says. “Something that still has our sound and vibe at its core, how can we expand our boundaries and reach more audiences while still staying true to what makes Ripe Ripe?” The answer was teaming up with Noah Conrad (BTS, Niall Horan) and Ryan Linvill (Olivia Rodrigo, Dermot Kennedy), classmates from Berklee who are up-and-comers in the world of pop songwriting and production. Together, the band and its collaborators dialed in a buoyant sound on the hooky album opener “Get Over,” where synths help flesh out a throwback pop sound. Ripe works a hot soul vein on “All or Nothing,” where horns punctuate a snappy rhythm that powers smooth, fully self-assured vocals. Woozy synths on “Paper Cups” help create a dream-like vibe accentuated with a subtle, hypnotic melody.

Bringing new people into the fold, even though they’re old friends, was an exercise in trust that proved well worth it. “We used to just all get in a room and kind of hash it out,” Becker says. With Bright Blues, “It was only one or two of us at a time with Noah and Ryan, so our individual voices got to shine more.”

The new approach also helped Ripe think of the band’s high-energy, freewheeling stage show separately from the recording studio, which they used more as an instrument in the making of Bright Blues. Wulfsohn chimes in, “There are moments of improvisation on the record that feel like somebody was just going for it and hitting something really exciting. I’m biased, but I think you hear every distinct voice across the record, and I think the circumstances of the record absolutely leaked into the musical choices.”

The result is 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 also showed the members of Ripe that they can still surprise each other. “Each of us had moments while making this album that really resonated with us, if not broke us open emotionally,” Barthel says. “Having that experience coming from people who you know better than anybody else and trust so much is pretty mind blowing. It definitely left us all with a new level of inspiration and drive and belief in what we could all do.”

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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