Brad Paisley, Chris Lane and Riley Green perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC. August 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Brad Paisley with Chris Lane and Riley Green at Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

Brad Paisley is interesting to photograph. A truly charismatic and talented musician, he sincerely connects with the crowd and really has a handle on his axe. He even made me feel special when he knowingly took the time (micro seconds) … Continue reading Brad Paisley with Chris Lane and Riley Green at Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

Rebelution, Collie Buddz and Ballyhoo! perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC August 9, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Rebelution, Collie Buddz and Ballyhoo! unwind at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

Working in the photo pit is akin to going to prison to become a hardened criminal. If you don’t know your gear, you’ll soon learn or self destruct. Ballyhoo! During this session I found out where the Live View button … Continue reading Rebelution, Collie Buddz and Ballyhoo! unwind at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

The Flaming Lips perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC August 7, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

The Flaming Lips at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

When ever things start slipping out of the box, I start feeling comfortable. Surreal, psychedelic environments being most relaxing. Creativity lubricates the transmitters, and things were transmitting freely at Red Hat Amphitheater the other night with Wayne Coyne and The … Continue reading The Flaming Lips at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

311, Dirty Heads, The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC July 28, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

311, Dirty Heads, The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC

Bikini Trill After I wrote my campaign of self-pity, I realized I didn’t tell you how great the show was. I’m definitely catching 311 the next time their around. Their live show will remove your teeth. As for the Interrupters, … Continue reading 311, Dirty Heads, The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC

Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida perform at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC July 27, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida set it straight at Walnut Creek in Raleigh. NC

Flo Rida It’s good to see red-blooded Americans laying down the law at the Walnut. I gotta say Flo Rida, TLC and Nelly worked super hard in delivering their performances. And the support dancers, (wow!) totally choreographed, practiced, synchronized…a superb … Continue reading Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida set it straight at Walnut Creek in Raleigh. NC

Florida Georgia Line with Dan & Shay, Morgan Wallen and Hardy at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC July 26, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Florida Georgia Line: Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC.

Hardy The Florida Georgia Line tour required us to shoot from the soundboard. At Walnut Creek Amphitheater the soundboard is a bit too far from the stage for a 70-200mm although that’s handy for full stage shots, and a bit … Continue reading Florida Georgia Line: Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh NC.

Young The Giant performs at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC July 16, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar

Young The Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums and Coin at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

Coin I felt like dad. Especially when I was editing Young The Giant. You’ll see an image in their set where the girls in the audience are losing their minds…crying and screaming. It made me feel good seeing them enjoying … Continue reading Young The Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums and Coin at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC