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Waxahatchee

$20 - $25
Nickel Plate Amphitheater
Fishers, IN
Aug 5
Friday
7:00 PM
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ARTIST PROFILE | Waxahatchee

AlternativeIndieSinger/Songwriter

What do we hold on to from our past? What must we let go of to truly move forward?

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, a lyricist who has always let her listeners know exactly where she is at a given moment, spent much of 2018 reckoning with these questions and revisiting her roots to look for answers. The result is Saint Cloud, an intimate journey through the places she’s been, filled with the people she’s loved.

Written immediately in the period following her decision to get sober, the album is an unflinching self-examination. From a moment of reckoning in Barcelona to a tourist trap in Tennessee to a painful confrontation on Arkadelphia Road, from a nostalgic jaunt down 7th Street in New York City to the Mississippi Gulf, Crutchfield creates a sense of place for her soul-baring tales, a longtime staple of her storytelling.

This raw, exposed narrative terrain is aided by a shift in sonic arrangements as well. While her last two records featured the kind of big guitars, well-honed noise, and battering sounds that characterized her Philadelphia scene and strongly influenced a burgeoning new class of singer-songwriters, Saint Cloud strips back those layers to create space for Crutchfield’s voice and lyrics. The result is a classic Americana sound with modern touches befitting an artist who has emerged as one of the signature storytellers of her time.

From the origins of her band name—the beloved creek behind her childhood home—to scene-setting classics like “Noccalula” and “Sparks Fly,” listening to Waxahatchee has always felt like being invited along on a journey with a steely-eyed navigator. On Saint Cloud, Crutchfield adds a new sense of perspective to her travels. Reflecting on this, she says, “I think all of my records are turbulent and emotional, but this one feels like it has a little dose of enlightenment. It feels a little more calm and less reckless.”

Many of the narratives on Saint Cloud concern addiction and the havoc it wreaks on ourselves and our loved ones, as Crutchfield comes to a deeper understanding of love not only for those around her but for herself. This coalesces most clearly on “Fire,” which she says was literally written in transit, during a drive over the Mississippi River into West Memphis, and serves as a love song to herself, a paean to moving past shame into a place of unconditional self-acceptance. Coming from a songwriter long accustomed to looking in other directions for love, it’s a stirring moment when Crutchfield sings, “I take it for granted/If I could love you unconditionally/I could iron out the edges of the darkest sky.”

Which is not to say that Saint Cloud lacks Crutchfield’s signature poetry on matters of romantic love. Still, her personal evolution in this area is evident too, as this time around, Crutchfield examines what it really means to be with someone and how it feels to see our own patterns more clearly. On “Hell,” she sings: “I hover above like a deity/But you don’t worship me, you don’t worship me/You strip the illusion, you did it well/I’ll put you through hell.”

Crutchfield also looks at what it’s like to be romantically involved with another artist, someone in search of their own truth, on “The Eye”: “Our feet don’t ever touch the ground/Run ourselves ragged town to town/Chasing uncertainty around, a siren sound” and “We leave love behind without a tear or a long goodbye/as we wait for lightning to strike/We are enthralled by the calling of the eye.”

And of course, even when Crutchfield is taking a more nuanced approach to love, her ease with all-encompassing sentiments is still clear, with lines like “I give it to you all on a dime/I love you till the day I die” which sound culled from a classic torch song.

Over the course of Saint Cloud’s 11 songs, which were recorded in the summer of 2019 at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX, and Long Pond in Stuyvesant, NY, and produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Big Red Machine), Crutchfield peels back the distortion of electric guitars to create a wider sonic palette than on any previous Waxahatchee album. It is a record filled with nods to classic country (like the honky tonk ease of “Can’t Do Much”), folk-inspired tones (heard in the confessional lilt of “St. Cloud”), and distinctly modern touches (like the pulsating minimalism of “Fire”).

To bolster her vision, Crutchfield enlisted Bobby Colombo and Bill Lennox, both of the Detroit-based band Bonny Doon, to serve as her backing band on the record, along with Josh Kaufman (Hiss Golden Messenger, Bonny Light Horseman) on guitar and keyboards and Nick Kinsey (Kevin Morby, Elvis Perkins) on drums and percussion. Bonny Doon will also perform as Crutchfield’s live band during her extensive tours planned for 2020, which include the US and Europe.

Saint Cloud marks the beginning of a journey for Crutchfield, one that sees her leaving behind past vices and the comfortable environs of her Philadelphia scene to head south in search of something new. If on her previous work Crutchfield was out in the storm, she’s now firmly in the eye of it, taking stock of her past with a clear perspective and gathering the strength to carry onward.

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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 5

Waxahatchee

Nickel Plate Amphitheater
$20 - $25
Presented By: MOKB Presents, Fishers Parks
Doors: 7:00 PM
Start Time: 8:00 pm

Learn More About This Show
Add to Calendar 08/05/2022 08:00 PM08/05/2022 11:00 PMWaxahatcheeMore Information: https://mokbpresents.com/event/waxahatchee/Nickel Plate Amphitheater

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ARTIST PROFILE | Waxahatchee

AlternativeIndieSinger/Songwriter

What do we hold on to from our past? What must we let go of to truly move forward?

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, a lyricist who has always let her listeners know exactly where she is at a given moment, spent much of 2018 reckoning with these questions and revisiting her roots to look for answers. The result is Saint Cloud, an intimate journey through the places she’s been, filled with the people she’s loved.

Written immediately in the period following her decision to get sober, the album is an unflinching self-examination. From a moment of reckoning in Barcelona to a tourist trap in Tennessee to a painful confrontation on Arkadelphia Road, from a nostalgic jaunt down 7th Street in New York City to the Mississippi Gulf, Crutchfield creates a sense of place for her soul-baring tales, a longtime staple of her storytelling.

This raw, exposed narrative terrain is aided by a shift in sonic arrangements as well. While her last two records featured the kind of big guitars, well-honed noise, and battering sounds that characterized her Philadelphia scene and strongly influenced a burgeoning new class of singer-songwriters, Saint Cloud strips back those layers to create space for Crutchfield’s voice and lyrics. The result is a classic Americana sound with modern touches befitting an artist who has emerged as one of the signature storytellers of her time.

From the origins of her band name—the beloved creek behind her childhood home—to scene-setting classics like “Noccalula” and “Sparks Fly,” listening to Waxahatchee has always felt like being invited along on a journey with a steely-eyed navigator. On Saint Cloud, Crutchfield adds a new sense of perspective to her travels. Reflecting on this, she says, “I think all of my records are turbulent and emotional, but this one feels like it has a little dose of enlightenment. It feels a little more calm and less reckless.”

Many of the narratives on Saint Cloud concern addiction and the havoc it wreaks on ourselves and our loved ones, as Crutchfield comes to a deeper understanding of love not only for those around her but for herself. This coalesces most clearly on “Fire,” which she says was literally written in transit, during a drive over the Mississippi River into West Memphis, and serves as a love song to herself, a paean to moving past shame into a place of unconditional self-acceptance. Coming from a songwriter long accustomed to looking in other directions for love, it’s a stirring moment when Crutchfield sings, “I take it for granted/If I could love you unconditionally/I could iron out the edges of the darkest sky.”

Which is not to say that Saint Cloud lacks Crutchfield’s signature poetry on matters of romantic love. Still, her personal evolution in this area is evident too, as this time around, Crutchfield examines what it really means to be with someone and how it feels to see our own patterns more clearly. On “Hell,” she sings: “I hover above like a deity/But you don’t worship me, you don’t worship me/You strip the illusion, you did it well/I’ll put you through hell.”

Crutchfield also looks at what it’s like to be romantically involved with another artist, someone in search of their own truth, on “The Eye”: “Our feet don’t ever touch the ground/Run ourselves ragged town to town/Chasing uncertainty around, a siren sound” and “We leave love behind without a tear or a long goodbye/as we wait for lightning to strike/We are enthralled by the calling of the eye.”

And of course, even when Crutchfield is taking a more nuanced approach to love, her ease with all-encompassing sentiments is still clear, with lines like “I give it to you all on a dime/I love you till the day I die” which sound culled from a classic torch song.

Over the course of Saint Cloud’s 11 songs, which were recorded in the summer of 2019 at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX, and Long Pond in Stuyvesant, NY, and produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Big Red Machine), Crutchfield peels back the distortion of electric guitars to create a wider sonic palette than on any previous Waxahatchee album. It is a record filled with nods to classic country (like the honky tonk ease of “Can’t Do Much”), folk-inspired tones (heard in the confessional lilt of “St. Cloud”), and distinctly modern touches (like the pulsating minimalism of “Fire”).

To bolster her vision, Crutchfield enlisted Bobby Colombo and Bill Lennox, both of the Detroit-based band Bonny Doon, to serve as her backing band on the record, along with Josh Kaufman (Hiss Golden Messenger, Bonny Light Horseman) on guitar and keyboards and Nick Kinsey (Kevin Morby, Elvis Perkins) on drums and percussion. Bonny Doon will also perform as Crutchfield’s live band during her extensive tours planned for 2020, which include the US and Europe.

Saint Cloud marks the beginning of a journey for Crutchfield, one that sees her leaving behind past vices and the comfortable environs of her Philadelphia scene to head south in search of something new. If on her previous work Crutchfield was out in the storm, she’s now firmly in the eye of it, taking stock of her past with a clear perspective and gathering the strength to carry onward.

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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