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Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion announces 2021 lineup for free admission Summer Concert Series

The City of Kokomo is proud to present its 2021 free admission summer concert series at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park in downtown Kokomo. This year’s lineup offers a little bit of something for everyone, with performances from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman along with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra, Monsters of Yacht (a night of 70’s & 80’s yacht rock hits), and more.

 

The Kokomo concert series aligns with many of the local themed festivals throughout the summer, creating even more entertaining activities for area families and beyond. “The City of Kokomo takes pride in making our summer concert series bigger and better every year with the array of talent we are able to bring to the stage,” said Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore. “With all that folks have had to sacrifice this past year, these events will provide a great opportunity to give back to the community we love and appreciate.”

 

All concerts are family friendly, ideal for those on a date night or spending time with family or friends. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for each evening packed with fantastic entertainment.

 

The concerts are general admission seating and are free to the public.

 

 

2021 KOKOMO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINEUP:

 

Saturday, June 12 – Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, Dirty Dozen Brass Band is recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. They have been featured guests both in the studio and onstage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, and many others. For more information, visit www.dirtydozenbrassband.com.

 

Saturday, June 26HOGfest featuring Max Weinberg’s Jukebox. For 45 years Max Weinberg has held the drum chair behind Bruce Springsteen & The E Street band, playing before millions around the world. He expanded his role as band leader and resident music historian while anchoring the house band for Late Night with Conan O’Brien for 17 years. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox comes armed with an unlimited repertoire of classic songs, engaging the audience in a truly interactive concert experience. Max is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.maxweinberg.com.

 

July 1, 2 & 3 – The Haynes Apperson Festival. Full details and lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon.

 

Saturday, July 10Weberfest. Full details and lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon.

 

Saturday, July 24Rhumfest. Artists for this event are TBA but are bound to feature Kokomo area favorites from solo artists to bands. The event will also include favorite past and present musicians out of the Rhum Academy. The event is set to start at 3 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 14Fireman’s / Jeep Rally featuring Nashville’s Finest. Nashville’s Finest combines two new up-and-coming Nashville bands (Zeona Road and The GD Saints) with established recording and touring musicians who have played with some of the world’s biggest acts.

 

Saturday, Aug. 21 My Sinatra with The Kokomo Symphony. Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra. Hoffman captivates the audience with his intimate journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra’s greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings Sinatra, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession. For more information, visit www.mysinatra.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 18Summer’s End featuring Monsters of Yacht. Featuring classic 70’s and 80’s yacht rock hits, Monsters of Yacht deliver rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. They have the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the classic yacht rock songs. For more information, visit www.monstersofyacht.com.

 

All Kokomo Summer Concert Series shows will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.

 

Visit http://kokomosummerseries.com for more information on the series overall. All dates and acts subject to change without notice.

 

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About Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion:

Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion is an outdoor music venue located at the corner of Washington and Superior Streets in downtown Kokomo, Ind. The summer concert series is an annual event featuring live music shows in a festive, family-friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. 

Live shows to return to the 92-year-old Anderson Paramount stage

In the spirit of returning to normal when it is safe to do so, the Anderson Paramount Theatre (1124 Meridian St, Anderson, IN) is excited to announce the addition of six live shows to its live schedule in 2021. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m., via AndersonParamount.org. These shows are presented in partnership with the Anderson Paramount Theatre and Honeywell Arts & Entertainment.

 

The Glenn Miller Orchestra – Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Most seats at $19 and $29; Limited premium seating at $65

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is alive and well 80 years after its original formation. Featuring 16 musicians and singers, the group will bring timeless classics like “Tuxedo Junction,” “A String of Pearls,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000” to Anderson.

 

Buddy Guy with Special Guest Ally Venable – Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Most seats at $45 and $65; Limited premium seating at $129

Ranked as one of the top guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone, Buddy Guy is known for his electrifying live performances. The pioneer of the Chicago blues sound has influenced musicians like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

 

The Oak Ridge Boys – Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Most seats at $35, $45, $55; Limited premium seating at $75

The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and earned them GRAMMY, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards. They will embark on a special tour this year in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their mega-hit “Elvira.”

 

Mark Lowry – Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Most seats at $19 and $29; Limited premium seating at $45

Mark Lowry is loved around the world in the realm of gospel music. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an entertaining communicator who can make audiences laugh, cry, and think.

 

Three Dog Night – Friday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Most seats at $39 and $49; Limited premium seating at $100

Legendary music icons Three Dog Night, celebrating five decades, sold more records and concert tickets than any other band from 1969 to 1974. Their hits include “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Easy to be Hard,” and “An Old Fashioned Love Song.”

 

A Very Merry Christmas with The Lettermen – Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Most seats $25, $35. Limited premium seating $100.

Kick off the holiday season with pop vocal trio The Lettermen as they perform traditional Christmas classics plus your favorite Lettermen hits including “Goin’ out of My Head,” “Theme From a Summer Place,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and more.

 

Tickets to additional live shows and events at the Paramount Theatre can be purchased at AndersonParamount.org or by calling the Paramount Box Office at 765.642.1234.

 

In the event of a show reschedule or cancellation due to COVID-19, ticket buyers will be contacted directly with updated information via email or direct phone call.

 

For all media inquiries, contact Morgan Ellis at mellis@honeywellarts.org or by calling 260.274.1429.

 

About Honeywell Arts & Entertainment

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment encompasses the full range of arts opportunities and venues of The Honeywell Foundation, a nonprofit public arts charity in Wabash, Indiana. The organization is dedicated to the enhancement of artistic, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for all. Offerings take place online and at six venues: the Honeywell Center, Honeywell House, Eagles Theatre, Charley Creek Gardens, Dr. James Ford Historic Home, and the 13-24 Drive In. Programs are made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts: a federal agency, and by generous donors. For more information about The Honeywell Foundation, visit HoneywellArts.org

 

About the Anderson Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom has been in operation since Aug. 20, 1929. The Paramount has inspired many spectators with its architecture, entertainment and history. On behalf of generous local benefactors with an appreciation of history, the theatre continues to shine as brightly on the outside as the stars do inside. The Paramount offers residents and visitors unique entertainment options year-round in partnership with Honeywell Arts & Entertainment. For more information about the Anderson Paramount Theatre, visit AndersonParamount.org.

 

The Strand Theatre looking ahead to performances, audiences coming out of pandemic

The show must go on.  But in the case of this coronavirus pandemic it's more of a question of when the shows will resume for The Strand Theatre in Shelbyville.

 

David Finkel visited The Morning Show to talk about the ongoing work at The Strand and looking ahead to when they can  welcome audiences for performances.

 

 

Rushville's Riverside Park Amphitheatre announces 2021 Summer Concert Series lineup

A diverse range of national, regional and area talent will once again be featured this summer as part of the 2021 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, announced by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.

 

All shows will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by the local health department. 

 

Riverside Park’s annual summer concert series has never been more highly anticipated following a challenging 2020. We are proud to bring the talent, range of genres, and stage experience of this year’s acts to the residents of Rushville and beyond,” said Mike Pavey, Mayor of Rushville.

 

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) will open the series on Saturday, June 19. Slippery When Wet has played more than 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on more than 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the Super Bowl 48 Pregame Show in East Rutherford, N.J., in 2014. The band’s shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi Tribute in the country.

 

All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) continues the series Saturday, July 17, featuring front man Frank Morrow portraying the appearance, sound, and stage presence of the original “Bocephus” himself. Touring across the U.S. since 2009 with a fan base that reaches nationwide, All My Rowdy Friends performs the music of Hank Jr., with the same originality and high energy of an actual concert as you would see Hank Jr., in today!

 

The Red Clay Strays will bring high energy and a unique sound to the stage on Saturday, July 31. With influences ranging from Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings to southern gospel, they blur the line between country and southern rock while bringing an authenticity that defines who they are as a band. The Red Clay Strays hail from Alabama and are Brandon Coleman: lead vocals, guitar; Drew Nix: vocals, electric guitar, harmonica; Zach Rishel: electric guitar; Andrew Bishop: Bass and John Hall: drums.

 

Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) will take audiences on a theatrical ride through rock ‘n’ roll history on Saturday, Aug. 14. This group has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years bringing forth their high energy and wildly entertaining tribute to one of the world's best rock bands, AC/DC! Earning a reputation for their attention to detail and passion for the music, Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience recreates the exact sound of AC/DC by capturing the unique and exact tone that the super group has come to be known for.

 

Experience classic yacht rock songs from the 70’s and 80’s with The Monsters of Yacht on Saturday, Aug. 28. The band delivers rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. The Monsters of Yacht has the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the yacht rock hits we all know and love.

 

Finishing out the 2021 season as part of RUSHfest on Saturday, Sept. 18 is Electric Avenue ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ a high-definition snapshot of an era when vintage synthesizers and drum machines were at the top of the food chain. Barring the invention of time travel, Electric Avenue is, hands down, the most accurate and exciting 80’s Pop Tribute you’re going to find anywhere this side of 1988. Electric Avenue delivers spot-on renditions of Tears for Fears, Wham!, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Howard Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Level 42, Naked Eyes, Soft Cell, Kenny Loggins, INXS, Prince, The Clash, OMD, David Bowie and more. 

 

The opening acts for each show will be announced at a later time.

 

Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available now from $5,000 to $500. Each sponsorship level will provide partners with different levels of advertisement. Also available are Friend of the Park sponsorship packages that run $100 down to $25. For more information on sponsorships, please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or email: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

Covered Pavilion Rental and Vendor Permits: The covered pavilion is available for rent at each event. It can be rented for $150 for half of the space or $300 for the entire pavilion per event. Vendor permits are also available. For more information on pavilion rental opportunities, vendor permits and ordinances please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or email: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

About Riverside Park Amphitheater: Riverside Park Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville, Ind. The venue is a great concert destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment with all performances taking place on Saturday evenings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. There is a beer garden on-site for adults over 21 years of age, however no alcohol is to be brought into the park and all coolers are checked upon entry. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business lots with easy shuttle service to and from the amphitheater. Special handicap parking is also available. Past performers include Rusted Root, Georgia Satellites, The SteelDrivers, The Romantics, Stephen Pearcy, Cracker, Gaelic Storm, Clare Dunn, Clayton Anderson, ZOSO, The High Kings, John Waite (Bad English, The Babys), Who’s Bad, Sweet Tea Trio and many more.

ALABAMA 50TH Anniversary Tour rescheduled

After considering the guidance of public health experts to ensure the wellbeing of fans, the ALABAMA concert originally scheduled for April 8, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022.

All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date will be honored on the new performance date.

 

Please go to www.ticketmaster.com or visit us in person at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Conner Prairie grounds open for weekend winter experiences

This winter, guests can explore Conner Prairie’s grounds in immersive -- and socially distanced -- ways. 

 

The museum will debut new outdoor experiences Saturday and Sundays this winter with grounds open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. While buildings are closed due to COVID-19, during these special weekends, guests will be welcomed outside for timed outdoor excursions led by a Conner Prairie interpreter, special behind-the-scenes guided tours of the grounds, and whimsical play-based activities for all ages. Timed tickets are required for entry for all experiences as well as for those who would like to just enjoy our grounds. 

 

Through the winter month’s activities will focus around a central theme. In January, Conner Prairie visitors will be immersed into “All Things Cold,” exploring activities such as period survival skills, modern survival skills, trapping and trading, ice archeology, ice fishing, sledding, and more.

 

February’s events will invite guests to “Enter the Outdoors,” with a winter edition of a nature scavenger hunt, programming that highlights winter animal adaptations, and other cold-weather activities. 

 

In March, Conner Prairie will celebrate the “Change of Seasons,” featuring Story Strolls around the grounds, programming explaining ways to explore nature with all our senses, and how broken things are made like new again.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of guests and staff alike, tickets for our winter experiences must be reserved in advance, with timed entries scheduled to adhere to attendance limitations. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit: www.https://www.connerprairie.org
 

About Conner Prairie 

Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in Central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically-themed encounters and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today. Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization – accredited by the American Alliance of Museums – that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations for sustainability and growth. For more information visit ConnerPrairie.org.

 

"An Evening With Michael Bublé" cancelled

“An Evening With Michael Bublé”, scheduled for March 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, has been called off.

 

The concert, which was pushed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been canceled because it “conflicts with previously scheduled renovations” at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

 

Ticketmaster says refunds will be processed automatically but may take up to 30 days.

 

Those who purchased through the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office may bring tickets for in-person refunds, Monday through Friday, 12 p.m.– 5.pm. 

Slippery Noodle Inn owner has died

The oldest bar in Indiana has lost its owner. 

 

The Slippery Noodle said on Facebook Thursday morning that Hal Yeagy Jr. has died. 

 

"The Head Noodle will be missed by all and we hope you join us in celebrating the legacy he leaves behind. On behalf of the blues community, decades of patrons and staff, his friends and his family we thank Hal for the music and countless memories.  In his honor, drink a cold Budweiser and consider a donation to any of his favorite charities, the American Cancer Society or the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We’ll keep the music playing for him."

 

The Slippery Noodle Inn opened in Indianapolis in 1850 as the Tremont House, and has had many names over the years including Germania House, Beck's Saloon and Moore's Beer Tavern, later Moore's Restaurant during Prohibition. Then, in 1963 it was bought by Harold and Lorean Yeagy, Hal's parents, and became The Slippery Noodle Inn. 

 

Hal took over the bar in 1985 after his dad died. 

No Lights at the Brickyard this year

A big attraction during Christmas time is not happening this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

The annual Lights at the Brickyard has been canceled. It's an event where IMS puts up different displays of Christmas lights all over the inside of the track and you can drive around the track in your car and look at them.

 

The speedway saying it's "to allow for end-of-season testing and track maintenance." IMS would not say if the event will return in 2021.

 

They also would not say if the coronavirus pandemic played a direct role in the decision to cancel the event, but that "it's fair to say the pandemic underscored the need to provide additional flexibility" going forward.

 

The statement adds "we appreciate everyone who has come out to celebrate the holiday season with us in recent years. It has been a pleasure to share such a special time of year with our fans."

Letterman, Manning collaborate at Ball State University

Ball State University on Tuesday hosted alumnus and television legend David Letterman and two-time Super Bowl champion and longtime Indianapolis Colt, Peyton Manning. 

 

Letterman and Manning arrived early Tuesday morning to film an episode of “Peyton’s Places,” a football-themed documentary series hosted by Manning that is produced and broadcast by ESPN. The show was filmed at Ball State upon the suggestion of Letterman. 

 

“It was exciting to have David Letterman and Peyton Manning on our campus today,” Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “Mr. Letterman is proud to be a Ball State graduate, and I am grateful that he returned to our campus with Mr. Manning. They’re two stars with strong connections to our state. 

 

“I look forward to seeing the program that they filmed here today that will air in January,” Mearns said. “The location they chose will showcase our beautiful campus.” 

 

Letterman, ’69, former host of Late Show with David Letterman, has given back generously to his alma mater over the years, most notably through a lecture series. His name also resides on The David Letterman Communication and Media Building, which was completed and opened in 2007. 

 

Because of the pandemic, and because of a tight schedule, the production of the show was done privately. Work wrapped up at approximately 4 p.m. 

 

The day’s events included filming at Scheumann Stadium and at Frog Baby in the heart of Ball State University’s campus.  

 

“It was an exciting day for our football program.,” said Beth Goetz, Ball State University’s Director of Athletics. “The team was thrilled to engage with these two Indiana legends for ‘Peyton’s Places.’ We are grateful for the opportunity to help showcase our campus, as it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our student-athletes and coaches.” 

 

Visual assets from today are not being shared at this time, but can be viewed during the upcoming season of “Peyton’s Places.”   

Get your Mike Pence Fly bobblehead

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has created a “Mike Pence Fly” bobblehead. It commemorates the moment from Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate when a fly landed on Pence’s head and stayed there for over two minutes.

 

On a base bearing his name, the bobblehead features former Indiana Governor and Vice President Mike Pence in his debate-night suit, wearing a white shirt and red tie, with a fly on his head. The bobblehead also incorporates a plexiglass-like barrier and includes a removable mini fly swatter.

 

“Social media has been abuzz with talk of the fly at last night’s debate, and when we received several requests for a bobblehead with Pence and the fly, we knew we had to get to work,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We think this will be another fun bobblehead to put a smile on people’s faces as they look back at 2020.”

 

This is the second bobblehead featuring Vice President Mike Pence that the Hall of Fame and Museum has released.

 

It is available for $25 each. There is also a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to ship in January.

Eddie Van Halen dies after battle with cancer

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday at the age of 65.

 

In a tweet, his son said Van Halen lost his long battle with cancer this morning.

 

He's considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. He founded the group Van Halen with his brother Alex, bassist Mark Stone and singer David Lee Roth.

No downtown Indy visitors for Circle of Lights

This year's Circle of Lights in Indianapolis will be made-for-TV only--to be seen on the Friday night after Thanksgiving.

 

Union electrical workers will light the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, as always. But there will be no live gathering on the Circle. Downtown Indy, Inc decided it would be too risky.

After summer of Covid-19 cancellations Shelbyville Parks and Rec hosts Music in the Park

Panama, a Van Halen tribute band, played before a large crowd Saturday night at Shelbyville’s Blue River Memorial Park.

 

Music in the Park was an enjoyable sight for Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Director Karen Martin.

 

 

Martin says Blue River Memorial was built for events like this.

 

 

So, with the parks department finally able to hold some events, with consideration given to social distancing for Covid-19, what’s on the upcoming schedule?  Martin says they’re getting ready for Halloween.

 

 

Wiz Khalifa's HotBox to open in Indy

Starting in October, if you live in the Indianapolis area, you'll be able to order food from a new restaurant created by Wiz Khalifa.

 

The rapper is starting up a delivery-only restaurant called HotBox, not to be confused with Hot Box Pizza, which is based in Indianapolis.

 

Wiz Khalifa is known to be a marijuana enthusiast, and some of the menu items will have a nod to cannabis, but will not actually be infused with cannabis. Other items will have names based off some of his work.

 

A full menu has not been released yet, but some items include:

 

-"Blazed Ends," which are burnt ends tossed in a smokey sweet barbeque

-A turkey burger and house-made chips

-"Mac & Yellow" macaroni and cheese

-"Mile High" Dark Chocolate brownie

 

HotBox will also have locations in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Washington DC, Houston, and New York City.

 

They're expected to open on October 1.

Conner Prairie Corn Maze honors 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

This year, Conner Prairie’s award-winning corn maze won’t just challenge puzzle-hungry guests, it will serve up some screams, too.

The maze -- named one of the 10 best in the nation by USA Today in 2019 -- transforms into a scare-filled haunt after dark. Families will enjoy navigating the 22,160-foot corn maze during the day. But from sunset to 10 p.m. on select nights during the Headless Horseman Festival, the Haunted Maze interactive attraction brings the legend to life in a terrifying new way.

This year’s design –sponsored by Corteva Agriscience -- is a nod to the event’s literary heritage. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the maze depicts a sword-wielding headless rider leaping out of an open book, surrounded by bats in flight.

The maze features three adventure paths full of twists and turns:

  • Puzzle Maze: Test your wits in our family-friendly puzzle maze.
  • Kids' Maze: Younger guests will love this shorter maze that’s perfect for little ones.
  • Haunted Maze: Inspired by real ghost stories of the region, explorers should prepare to be scared when they enter this maze during the Headless Horseman festival in October.


Social distancing will be maintained, with staff pacing guests as they enter the maze, and limits placed on the number of guests who can explore the maze together. Masks must also be worn at all times, in accordance with the State of Indiana and City of Fishers mandates.

“We’re so happy to preserve this fall experience for families who have had so many traditions disrupted due to COVID-19,” said Norman Burns, president and CEO of Conner Prairie. “We’ve taken safeguards to ensure we’re providing a safe event for our visitors and employees, and doing all that we can to deliver the same thrills and family fun guests have come to expect.”

 

The maze is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. beginning Saturday, Sept. 26. Paid museum guests and members can enter the maze for $5 per guest and $3 per member. Children under two are free.

 

Visitors can also explore the corn maze during the Headless Horseman festival on select dates from Oct. 1-30. Gates open for Headless Horseman at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Activities and hayrides may run until 10 p.m. or later.

 

Explore an aerial view of this year’s maze design by visiting connerprairie.org/explore/things-to-do/corn-maze/ to learn more. 

The Strand hoping to provide entertainment again in July

It's been much quieter at The Strand Theatre than was planned for 2020.  Only 13 performances have taken place this year thanks to COVID-19.

 

David Finkel talks about some shows that are on the calendar for July and what The Strand's volunteers have been up to during the pandemic.

 

 

Fountain Square concert venue will reopen at half capacity on Saturday, June 20

HI-FI (1043 Virginia Avenue #4), a 400 capacity concert venue located in the heart of Fountain Square, will reopen at 50 percent capacity on Saturday, June 20 as part of Marion County’s Stage Four reopening plan following nationwide COVID-19 shutdowns.

 

Local funk, soul and R&B band Huckleberry Funk will headline the venue’s first concert in over three months, with special guests to be announced. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. this Saturday, June 20 at HI-FI.

 

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance at seetickets.us and hifiindy.com. Ticket prices increase to $12 day of show. VIP table upgrades are available on a first come, first-served basis. All shows at HI-FI are 21+ and patrons must have a valid, government-issued form of ID to enter.

 

At the direction of Dr. Virginia Caine of the Marion County Public Health Department and Mayor Joe Hogsett, Marion County will move forward to Stage Four of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back On Track reopening plan on June 19. Based on Stage Four guidelines for live entertainment venues, HI-FI will reopen to the public and operate at a capacity of 200 guests, not exceeding the public gathering limit of 250 people or less.

 

HI-FI employees will adhere to new safety procedures which include administering pre-shift temperature checks, wearing face coverings that cover the nose and mouth, wearing gloves when applicable and taking frequent sanitization breaks.

 

Patrons will also undergo a number of new, enhanced safety procedures. Until further notice, all guests are required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth to be granted admission, with a limited amount of temporary face coverings available for purchase. To reduce the handling of cash, HI-FI has installed a new contactless point-of-sale system with consumer facing screens for self-checkout, mobile checkout with Apple Pay and digital receipts.

 

“This is uncharted territory,” said HI-FI Owner Josh Baker. “For the foreseeable future, watching a show will be a little different. The changes we’ve put in place, with the big picture in mind, are minor inconveniences to ensure the safety of all artists, customers and employees. We're fighting for survival and our only hope is to be open, in some capacity. Rest assured, we’ll be doing it by the book or writing a new one as we go.”

 

Baker recently founded the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing support and financial relief to more than 30 independent live music venues across the state of Indiana. HI-FI will be the first venue to implement a $1 “Keep Indy Live” fee on all tickets. 100 percent of the proceeds from this ticket fee will benefit the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance.

 

A complete guide to HI-FI’s public safety procedures will be available at hifiindy.com this week. 

Rushville's Riverside Park Amphitheater updated 2020 Summer Concert Series - June show dates shifted to September due to COVID-19

Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19-related news and the local and regional safety protocols in place as a result, the June shows as part of the previously announced 2020 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, Ind., have been moved to September.

 

The updated 2020 summer concert series lineup and dates are now:

  • The Red Clay Strays (nationally known country band from Alabama) with special guest Dane Clark – Saturday, July 11
  • Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) – Saturday, Aug. 1
  • Monsters of Yacht (70's & 80's yacht rock hits) – Saturday, Aug. 29
  • (New Date) Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) – Sunday, Sept. 6 – Labor Day weekend
  • (New Date) All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) – Saturday, Sept. 12
  • RUSHfest 2020 featuring Electric Avenue - ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ – Saturday, Sept. 19

The diverse range of national, regional, and area talent to be featured in this year’s summer concert series is presented by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.

 

Riverside Park’s summer concert series is a highly-anticipated annual event, and the talented artists bringing a range of genres, musical history, and excitement to the stage this year are truly exceptional,” said Mike Pavey, Mayor of Rushville. “We are grateful we have been able to shift our previously-scheduled June show dates to September to help ensure the health and safety of our community.”

 

The Red Clay Strays will open the series on Saturday, July 11, bringing high energy and a unique sound to the stage. With influences ranging from Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings to southern gospel, they blur the line between country and southern rock while bringing an authenticity that defines who they are as a band. The Red Clay Strays hail from Alabama and are Brandon Coleman: lead vocals, guitar; Drew Nix: vocals, electric guitar, harmonica; Zach Rishel: electric guitar; Andrew Bishop: Bass and John Hall: drums. Dane Clark will open the show.

 

Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) will take audiences on a theatrical ride through rock ‘n’ roll history on Saturday, Aug. 1. This group has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years bringing forth their high energy and wildly entertaining tribute to one of the world's best rock bands, AC/DC! Earning a reputation for their attention to detail and passion for the music, Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience recreates the exact sound of AC/DC by capturing the unique and exact tone that the super group has come to be known for.

 

Experience classic yacht rock songs from the 70’s and 80’s with The Monsters of Yacht on Saturday, Aug. 29. The band delivers rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. The Monsters of Yacht has the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the yacht rock hits we all know and love.

 

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) brings excitement to the stage on Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 6. Slippery When Wet has played more than 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on more than 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the Super Bowl 48 Pregame Show in East Rutherford, N.J., in 2014. The band’s shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi Tribute in the country.

 

All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) continues the series Saturday, Sept. 12, featuring front man Frank Morrow portraying the appearance, sound, and stage presence of the original “Bocephus” himself. Touring across the U.S. since 2009 with a fan base that reaches nationwide, All My Rowdy Friends performs the music of Hank Jr., with the same originality and high energy of an actual concert as you would see Hank Jr., in today!

 

Finishing out the 2020 season as part of RUSHfest on Saturday, Sept. 19 is Electric Avenue ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ a high-definition snapshot of an era when vintage synthesizers and drum machines were at the top of the food chain. Barring the invention of time travel, Electric Avenue is, hands down, the most accurate and exciting 80’s Pop Tribute you’re going to find anywhere this side of 1988. Electric Avenue delivers spot-on renditions of Tears for Fears, Wham!, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Howard Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Level 42, Naked Eyes, Soft Cell, Kenny Loggins, INXS, Prince, The Clash, OMD, David Bowie and more. 

 

The opening acts for each show will be announced at a later time.

 

Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available now from $5,000 to $500. Each sponsorship level will provide partners with different levels of advertisement. Also available are Friend of the Park sponsorship packages that run $100 down to $25. For more information on sponsorships, please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

Covered Pavilion Rental, Tent Rental and Vendor Permits: The covered pavilion is available for rent at each event. It can be rented for $150 for half of the space or $300 for the entire pavilion per event. Tents can also be rented on a case-by-case basis for a fee plus damage deposit. Vendor permits are also available. For more information on pavilion and tent rentals, vendor permits and ordinances please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

About Riverside Park Amphitheater: Riverside Park Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville, Ind. The venue is a great concert destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment with all performances taking place on Saturday evenings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. There is a beer garden on-site for adults over 21 years of age, however no alcohol is to be brought into the park and all coolers are checked upon entry. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business lots with easy shuttle service to and from the amphitheater. Special handicap parking is also available. Past performers include Rusted Root, Georgia Satellites, The SteelDrivers, The Romantics, Stephen Pearcy, Cracker, Gaelic Storm, Clare Dunn, Clayton Anderson, ZOSO, The High Kings, John Waite (Bad English, The Babys), Who’s Bad, Sweet Tea Trio and many more.

 

For more information, please visit:

www.rushvilleamphitheater.com | www.facebook.com/Rushvilles-Riverside-Park-Amphitheater-Concert-Series-68068081492/

Rushville's Riverside Park Amphitheater announces 2020 summer concert series

A diverse range of national, regional and area talent will once again be featured this summer as part of the 2020 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, Ind., announced today by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.

 

Riverside Park’s summer concert series is a highly-anticipated event every year, and the 2020 lineup doesn’t disappoint. We are proud to announce the talented artists bringing a range of genres, musical history, and excitement to the stage this year,” said Mike Pavey, Mayor of Rushville.

 

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) will open the series on Saturday, June 13. Slippery When Wet has played more than 1500 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on more than 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the Super Bowl 48 Pregame Show in East Rutherford, N.J., in 2014. The band’s shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi Tribute in the country.

 

All My Rowdy Friends (Hank Williams Jr. Tribute) continues the series Saturday, June 27, featuring front man Frank Morrow portraying the appearance, sound, and stage presence of the original “Bocephus” himself. Touring across the U.S. since 2009 with a fan base that reaches nationwide, All My Rowdy Friends performs the music of Hank Jr., with the same originality and high energy of an actual concert as you would see Hank Jr., in today!

 

The Red Clay Strays will bring high energy and a unique sound to the stage on Saturday, July 11. With influences ranging from Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings to southern gospel, they blur the line between country and southern rock while bringing an authenticity that defines who they are as a band. The Red Clay Strays hail from Alabama and are Brandon Coleman: lead vocals, guitar; Drew Nix: vocals, electric guitar, harmonica; Zach Rishel: electric guitar; Andrew Bishop: Bass and John Hall: drums. Dane Clark will open the show.

 

Dirty Deeds (The AC/DC Experience) will take audiences on a theatrical ride through rock ‘n’ roll history on Saturday, Aug. 1. This group has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years bringing forth their high energy and wildly entertaining tribute to one of the world's best rock bands, AC/DC! Earning a reputation for their attention to detail and passion for the music, Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience recreates the exact sound of AC/DC by capturing the unique and exact tone that the super group has come to be known for.

 

Experience classic yacht rock songs from the 70’s and 80’s with The Monsters of Yacht on Saturday, Aug. 29. The band delivers rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. The Monsters of Yacht has the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the yacht rock hits we all know and love.

 

Finishing out the 2020 season as part of RUSHfest on Saturday, Sept. 19 is Electric Avenue ‘The 80's MTV Experience’ a high-definition snapshot of an era when vintage synthesizers and drum machines were at the top of the food chain. Barring the invention of time travel, Electric Avenue is, hands down, the most accurate and exciting 80’s Pop Tribute you’re going to find anywhere this side of 1988. Electric Avenue delivers spot-on renditions of Tears for Fears, Wham!, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Howard Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Level 42, Naked Eyes, Soft Cell, Kenny Loggins, INXS, Prince, The Clash, OMD, David Bowie and more. 

The opening acts for each show will be announced at a later time.

 

Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available now from $5,000 to $500. Each sponsorship level will provide partners with different levels of advertisement. Also available are Friend of the Park sponsorship packages that run $100 down to $25. For more information on sponsorships, please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

Covered Pavilion Rental, Tent Rental and Vendor Permits: The covered pavilion is available for rent at each event. It can be rented for $150 for half of the space or $300 for the entire pavilion per event. Tents can also be rented on a case-by-case basis for a fee plus damage deposit. Vendor permits are also available. For more information on pavilion and tent rentals, vendor permits and ordinances please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: secretary@cityofrushville.in.gov

 

About Riverside Park Amphitheater: Riverside Park Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville, Ind. The venue is a great concert destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment with all performances taking place on Saturday evenings. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. There is a beer garden on-site for adults over 21 years of age, however no alcohol is to be brought into the park and all coolers are checked upon entry. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business lots with easy shuttle service to and from the amphitheater. Special handicap parking is also available. Past performers include Rusted Root, Georgia Satellites, The SteelDrivers, The Romantics, Stephen Pearcy, Cracker, Gaelic Storm, Clare Dunn, Clayton Anderson, ZOSO, The High Kings, John Waite (Bad English, The Babys), Who’s Bad, Sweet Tea Trio and many more.

 

For more information, please visit:

www.rushvilleamphitheater.com | www.facebook.com/Rushvilles-Riverside-Park-Amphitheater-Concert-Series-68068081492/

Foreigner, special guest Kansas, and featuring Europe in Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour

“I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” “Urgent.” “Dust In The Wind.” “Carry on Wayward Son.” “Point of Know Return.” “The Final Countdown.”  “Carrie.”

 

These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate Juke Box Heroes. Legendary band FOREIGNER, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour.

 

The Tour will make a stop at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, August 1 and the concert will be part of 103.5 WGRR’s 30th Anniversary celebration.  FOREIGNER will be joined by fellow acclaimed artists, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE for an unforgettable night of night of rock ’n’ roll.

 

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and Riverbend.org. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees.  All events rain or shine. 

 

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,”

 

FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. FOREIGNER’s November 2019 release of Double Vision, Then & Now Is a DVD/CD package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s iconic album.  It features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game. 2020 will kick off with a three-day run at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in mid-January.  Another highlight forthcoming is a residency at The Venetian, Las Vegas which kicks off on January 24, 2020.

 

“We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends KANSAS and EUROPE and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,” says FOREIGNER founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “We always have such a good time together, and combined we share some of the greatest songs in rock and roll. We are so excited to see our fans from coast to coast, and plan to make this summer our most epic tour yet!” 

 

With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times. Last month "Carry On Wayward Son" was certified as a 4x Platinum-selling single, and "Dust in the Wind" was certified as a 3x Platinum-selling single by RIAA. Continuing to write their legacy, KANSAS will be releasing their 16th studio album in the summer of 2020.

 

Says KANSAS, “We look forward to touring with FOREIGNER. It has been nearly ten years since both bands have done a full tour together. That run was a blast, and we are excited to get started this summer. The bands and the crews get along great, and we’ll all be working tougher to perform an exceptional show for the fans.”

 

With over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, including a number one hit in 25 countries, EUROPE’s Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) are as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing new albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike. Their eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH, was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Album.

 

“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA… the birthplace of rock and roll,” says EUROPE’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four long years and we are honored to be on the road with FOREIGNER and KANSAS for this extensive tour across North America. Strap yourself in! Europe in America once again!”

ABBA The Concert A Tribute to ABBA; tickets on sale Friday, Feb 7

The new Brown County Music Center located in Nashville, Ind., announces ABBA The Concert (Friday, May 1, 2020), the ultimate tribute to the legendary group ABBA, as part of its inaugural lineup this season. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 7, at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.browncountymusiccenter.com and at www.ticketmaster.com, and the venue box office.

 

About ABBA The Concert: 21st Century Artists, Inc. has been presenting its ABBA tribute show throughout North America for well over a decade, known as ABBA The Music, ABBA The Concert, and ABBA The Hits. The audience and press all agree – “This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life, and continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” Many critics agree, ABBA The Concert is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life at THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE CELEBRATION!

 

About the Brown County Music Center (opened August 2019): Located in Nashville, Indiana, the Brown County Music Center is a visual and auditory masterpiece with cutting edge design that will bring in nationally known performers and host local events. The new 2000-seat live performance venue offers an incredibly intimate experience for each show. The farthest seat from the stage is only 106 feet away. Nestled on the banks of Salt Creek and located less than one-mile from the largest state park in Indiana and the Village of Nashville, this indoor entertainment venue will host world-class rock, blues, country, pop, jazz, oldies, throwback artists, and more. 

 

Daryl Hall & John Oates announce massive 2020 summer tour; Ruoff Music Center on July 22

After selling out their upcoming February 28 performance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in short order, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates have announced a 32-date North American summer tour with Squeeze and KT Tunstall. Produced by Live Nation, the latest tour by the best-selling duo of all-time will kick off this May at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA and make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 2 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in New Hampshire. The tour will make a stop at Ruoff Music Center located in Noblesville, Indiana on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 as part of the Coors Light Concert Series.

 

Pre-sale for VIP and general tickets start today and extend through Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm local time. General on-sale starts Friday, January 24th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

 

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 21st at 10am local time until Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

 

Daryl Hall & John Oates will preview their anticipated MSG performance with a show at Hershey, PA’s Giant Center on Wednesday, February 26th. They will then play select shows in California and Hawaii, as well as a two-night stand at Mashantucket, CT’s Foxwoods Resort Casino.

 

“Can’t wait to get out there and have some fun playing with my friends to all of my friends,” says Hall.

 

"I’m really looking forward to a big time 2020 tour!” say Oates. “Having KT Tunstall and Squeeze on the bill with us is just gonna make for an amazing night of music. Can’t wait to see you all on the road."

 

“I have long been a Hall and Oates fan and this tour is a real treat, a chance to hear all of those great songs each night,” says Squeeze’s Chris Difford. “This is a tour I'm really looking forward to.”

 

“I am so excited and jumping for joy with the prospect of this tour with Daryl Hall and John Oates,” says fellow Squeeze member Glenn Tilbrook. “They are the bees knees! I had the pleasure of seeing an awesome show of theirs in Kentucky last year, and feel that we are a match made in heaven, to be consummated at every show!”

 

"How did I get so lucky!” says KT Tunstall. “I’m going on a grand adventure across the United States this summer with my legendary friends Hall & Oates, along with incredible Squeeze. Just to see this show is a thrill … being on the tour … talk about making my dreams come true ... (Go on, you know you wanna sing it). Come and join us for a show!”

 

Daryl Hall & John Oates are legends who continue to inspire today’s musical trailblazers. Their influence on multiple generations of musicians and songwriters is perhaps best summarized by SPIN who claimed “Hall and Oates are the new Velvet Underground.” On-the-record fans include: Cameron Crowe, Mark Ronson, Questlove, Adam Sandler, John Mayer, Booker T. Jones, Rob Thomas, Brandon Flowers, Amos Lee, Ben Gibbard and Nick Lowe.

 

The international multi-platinum-selling group has sold more albums than any other duo in music history. 1973’s Atlantic debut Abandoned Luncheonette and 1974’s Todd Rundgren-produced War Babies kicked off a record-breaking career that yielded six consecutive multi-platinum albums: Bigger Than Both of Us (1976), Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), H2O (1982), the greatest hits collection Rock N Soul, Part 1 (1983) and Big Bam Boom (1984).

 

The duo’s collection of No. 1 singles include “Rich Girl” (Also No. 1 R&B charts), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch.” Their Top 10 singles include “She’s Gone” (No. 1 R&B), “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say it Isn’t So,” “Everything Your Heart Desires,” “Family Man,” “Adult Education,” “Did It In A Minute” and “Method of Modern Love.” In 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they hold to this day.

 

In 2003, the legendary duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, they were honored at BMI’s Pop Awards with the Icon Award, and in 2014, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2016, they together received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

The duo has recently toured with Tears For Fears, Train, Allen Stone and more. Watch Daryl Hall’s and John Oates’ lively performance of “Maneater” from Daryl Hall And John Oates: Live in Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbDhc3QBwU

 

SQUEEZE: Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since “Take Me I’m Yours,” their first release in 1978, blasted the band into the forefront of the UK music scene. The legendary duo have since written all of their hits as well as recorded 15 studio albums, 14 compilation albums, four live albums, one extended play and 48 singles. Following their hits including “Tempted,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Hourglass,” “Cool For Cats”, “Up The Junction” and “Pulling Mussels From The Shell,” they established themselves as two of the most prolific songwriters of their time with each amassing a wealth of melody-rich earworms over the past four decades as both Squeeze and solo artists. They have also received an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, the Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award and the Mojo Icon Award.

 

KT TUNSTALL: Singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall enchants and engages with every song, and that’s why she continues to resonate not only among fans, but throughout pop culture at large. Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT Tunstall emerged with her 2004 classic debut Eye To The Telescope spawning such international hits as “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See”, which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006. That same year she won her first BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist, and earned Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations in 2007. KT has released six albums internationally, to date: Eye to the Telescope (2004), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010), Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013), KIN (2016) and WAX (2018), cementing her reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerizing live artist.

 

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES:

Website: https://www.hallandoates.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hallandoates

Twitter: https://twitter.com/halloates

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hallandoatesofficial/

 

Read more on the tour here on Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/daryl-hall-john-oates-announce-2020-tour-939430/