Indigo Girls at Dr Pepper Park
ALL SHOWS ARE RAIN OR SHINE
Schedule subject to change without notice
Gates Open at 6:00pm
Shuttle service begins from the Carilion Riverwalk Parking Garage at 5:45pm.
The Bank of Botetourt box office opens on site at 6:00pm.
Will call is located where tickets are sold at the entrance.
We accept cash or credit cards. Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted. Food will be available onsite from local food vendors. Beverages for the concert will include Pepsi products, beer and wine from Blue Ridge Beverage.
Please check out the Buffalo Hemp Company's Smoke Zone, our new designated smoking area sponsor. Be sure to visit them in Roanoke, Floyd and Blacksburg!
PARKING: Please park at the Carilion Riverwalk Garage (beside Honeytree) and ride the FREE shuttle sponsored by Downtown Roanoke Inc. It is a very short ride that delivers you right to the front gate! You will see directional signage on South Jefferson when you get close.
SEATING: Bring your own or rent one of our chairs at the event. Chairs can be rented at the Beer ID tent.
On their 16th studio album, Indigo Girls tell their origin story. Look Long is a stirring and eclectic collection of songs that finds the duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers reunited in the studio with their strongest backing band to date as they chronicle their personal upbringings with more specificity and focus than they have on any previous song-cycle. ?We?re fallible creatures shaped by the physics of life,? says Saliers. ?We?re shaped by our past; what makes us who we are? And why??
Produced by John Reynolds (Sinéad O?Connor, Damien Dempsey) and recorded in the countryside outside Bath, England at Peter Gabriel?s Real World Studios, these eleven songs have a tender, revealing motion to them, as if they?re feeding into a Super 8 film projector, illuminating a darkened living room. ?When We Were Writers? recounts the flying sparks and passion Saliers felt as a young college student when the duo first started performing together. ?Shit Kickin?? is a nuanced love letter to Ray?s Southern heritage. ?I?m a little bit left of the ?salt of the earth? / That?s alright, I?ll prove my worth,? she sings.
Released in 1989, Indigo Girls' eponymous major label debut sold over two million units under the power of singles ?Closer to Fine? and ?Kid Fears? and turned Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history. Over a thirty-five-year career that began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia, the Grammy-winning duo has recorded sixteen studio albums (seven gold, four platinum, one double platinum), sold over 15 million records, and built a dedicated, enduring following.
?We joke about being old, but what is old when it comes to music? We?re still a bar band at heart,? says Saliers. ?We are so inspired by younger artists and while our lyrics and writing approach may change, our passion for music feels the same as it did when we were 25-years-old.?
Amidst our often-terrifying present, Look Long is a musical balm for those of us in search of a daily refuge, an hour or two when we can engage with something that brings us joy, perspective, or maybe just calm.
Video tour of Dr Pepper Park is available on our website. DrPepperPark.com