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Greenfield-Central to compete as Bands of America Grand National Championships returns to Lucas Oil Stadium Nov. 14-16

Outstanding high school marching bands from 20 states will compete in the nation’s most prominent marching band championship, Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Nov. 14-16. Bands will compete from Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

The 44th-annual Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, culminates the 2019 Bands of America season that begin in September with a total of 23 championships from coast-to-coast featuring more than 130,000 teen student performers.


Bands of America is a program of Music for All, headquartered in Indianapolis. The national championship event will feature 90 high school marching bands in two days of preliminary competition. Thirty bands from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary competition will advance to Saturday’s Semi-Finals. The top 12 scoring bands on Saturday will move on to the evening Finals competition, where the Grand National Champion will be named.


Music for All is about building leaders and celebrating teachers. Foremost, Grand Nationals is an educational performance experience. A panel of nationally-recognized music educators and marching arts experts will evaluate the performing bands, offering recorded comments to help the music educators continue to improve their ensembles, in addition to the ranking and rating on a national level.


With more than 1.5 million music students impacted by Music for All’s programs since 1975, Bands of America Championships are a celebration of music education at its finest, showcasing excellence, teamwork, and leadership. In addition to the performances, Grand Nationals includes an Expo, a student leadership workshop, and special events, like the Future Music Educators Experience. Tens of thousands of participants and spectators are expected to attend, with thousands more watching the event’s live stream on FloMarching.com.


In addition to Grand Nationals, the Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional was also recently at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25-26.

“Bands of America Championships are programs that support Music for All’s mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all,” according to Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. “Active experiences in music and the arts are integral to providing students with a well-rounded education, and the Grand National Championships are a pinnacle experience for the bands. The performances of students at the Bands of America Grand Nationals showcase the results that come from the dedication and teamwork necessary for the achievement of excellence, on the performance field and in life beyond. Bands of America events advocate for maintaining and growing our national commitment to music and arts education, with the student performers making the case in the most visible, artistic, and entertaining way possible, something each and every American should witness and experience.”

The Grand National Championships preliminary competition begins on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9:15 a.m. and will conclude at 10 p.m. The preliminary competition resumes on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m., and concludes at 8 p.m., with an exhibition performance by the Spartan Marching Band of Michigan State University, followed by the awards ceremony. Gates will open for the Semi-Finals competition on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 a.m., with performances beginning at approximately 7 a.m., and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. Gates open for the Finals competition on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 8 p.m. All times are tentative pending the final schedule of performing bands. Current times will be listed at marching.musicforall.org.


Fifteen Indiana bands, including Avon High School, Carmel High School, Center Grove High School, Columbus North High School, Fishers High School, Greenfield Central High School, Homestead High School, Ben Davis High School, Floyd Central High School, Lawrence Township, Lewis Cass High School, Brownsburg High School, East Central High School, Lake Central High School, and Monrovia High School will compete in the Grand National Championships.


Paige’s Music and Chops Percussion of Indianapolis is the Official Music Store of the event.


Four college bands will perform in exhibition: Texas A&M Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Missouri State University Pride Band, Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners, and the University of North Alabama Pride of Dixie.


Friday evening’s festivities will include the presentation of the Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award, a national award honoring an outstanding band parent and supporter and named in honor of Louisville resident Patrick John Hughes, co-author with his son Patrick Henry of “I Am Potential.” This year’s Friday award ceremony will also include the first presentation of Music for All’s newly-established President’s Award, to Matthew B. Carter, Vice President of Destination Development, Executive Director, Music Crossroads, and former Chairman of the Board of Music for All; Michael Fox, former Lucas Oil Stadium Director and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Senior Director of Facilities and Planning; and Barney Levengood, former Executive Director of the Capitol Improvement Board in Indianapolis.

Tickets are available for the Grand National Championships at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster by phone and at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office. Tickets for the four days of events range from $15 to $135. See all ticket prices at marching.musicforall.org. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats. A $5 off any general admission ticket (individual Preliminaries and Semi-Finals) discount will be available at the gate for college students with an ID, spectators 11-18 years of age, military members and spouses (military ID required), and spectators age 62 and over.


About Music for All   

Since 1975, Music for All has been a destination and set the standard for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All’s vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music making in his or her scholastic environment. Music for All’s advocacy efforts inspire and develop models and strategies for successful music programs, through programs like its Advocacy in Action Awards, the I-65 Corridor Project, and support of Indianapolis Public Schools, the Central Indiana Track Show Association, and Indiana State Fair Band Day, and programs like United Sound and Be Part of the Music. Music for All’s programs include more than 45 annual events, including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands; the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers; the Music for All National Festival for bands, orchestras, choirs, percussion and chamber ensembles; Affiliate Regional Music Festivals held across America; and national student honor ensembles including the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2021.   


Sponsor Information    

Music for All efforts are supported through sponsorships, including current partnerships with National Presenting Sponsor: Yamaha Corporation of America; Official Uniform Sponsor: Fred J. Miller, Inc.; Official Student Travel Partner: Music Travel Consultants; Official Spirit Wear Sponsor: PepWear; Official Performance Equipment Sponsor: Wenger Corporation; Corporate Sponsors: Ball State University, Visit Indy and the City of Indianapolis, and Strategic Advocacy Partner: NAMM; Associate Sponsors: BAND the mobile app, DANSR, Director’s Showcase International, FloMarching, REMO, ScholarshipAuditions.com, Woodwind & Brasswind. Music for All is also supported by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis; Ball Brothers Foundation; Lilly Endowment Inc.; George and Frances Ball Foundation; Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.; CMA Foundation; Central Indiana Community Foundation, Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation, Inc.; and Arthur Jordan Foundation.  

Richard Marx: An Acoustic Evening of Love Songs

The new Brown County Music Center located in Nashville, Ind., just announced Richard Marx: An Acoustic Evening of Love Songs (Wednesday, February 12, 2020) as part of its inaugural lineup this year, with perfect timing surrounding Valentine’s Day.


Tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.browncountymusiccenter.com and at www.ticketmaster.com, and the venue box office.


About Richard Marx: As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx's nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping "Hold on to the Nights," with "Don't Mean Nothing" earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989's Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in "Satisfied" and "Right Here Waiting." When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in "Keep Coming Back" and "Hazard") and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, "Now and Forever") went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.


For most artists, that would be impressive enough -- but Richard Marx didn't stop there, launching a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like "To Where You Are," the first hit single from Josh Groban's debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, "This I Promise You." He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father." Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urban's #1 smash "Long Hot Summer") both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented threat who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles and Vince Gill. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.


Richard has made a commitment to several different causes, from donating the royalties from his hit single, "Should've Known Better," to build a room at the NYU Medical Center for pediatric cancer patients, to his recording of "Children of the Night," which brought attention to the plight of homeless children on the streets, raising more than $500k for the Children of the Night Foundation. Marx has also performed benefit concerts over the years for the TJ Martell Foundation, Toys for Tots, Make a Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics. Richard and his band entertained the U.S. troops stationed in Germany and, since 2008, he has hosted an annual event in Chicago for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the first of which featured a concert by Richard and Kenny Rogers. Richard has also organized an annual all-star benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising more than $4 million for research to cure the disease.


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.  

2019 - 2020 Coffee Classical Series and Lilly Classical Series of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Coffee Classical Series performances feature complimentary pastries plus an hour of classic music, doors open at 10 a.m. for these shows.


For Lilly Classical Series performances, doors open one hour and fifteen minutes ahead of show time.




  • Sibelius’ Second Symphony, conducted by Robert Spano
    • Thursday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. (Part of the Coffee Classical Series)
    • Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)
    • Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)


  • Brahm’s Violin Concierto with 2018 IVCI Winner, conducted by Christian Arming
    • Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)
    • Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)


  • Mozart’s Concierto for a King, conducted by Markus Stenz
    • Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. (Part of the Coffee Classical Series)
    • Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)
    • Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)


  • Debussy’s La Mer: The Symphonic Waves, conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski
    • Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)
    • Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)


  • Brahm’s Thundering Piano Concierto
    • Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. (Part of the Coffee Classical Series)
    • Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)
    • Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. (Part of the Lilly Classical Series)





Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis





Tickets range from $10 - $89 and are on sale now at indianapolissymphony.org.


Elton John's October 25 concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse rescheduled To Saturday, October 26

Due to necessary rescheduling of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in Toronto, his concert originally slated for Friday, October 25, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019. The changed date will provide sufficient time for the tour’s extensive production to pass customs and arrive and unload in Indianapolis. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this required change.


Patrons should hold onto tickets for the originally scheduled date (October 25, 2019), which will be honored on the new date (October 26, 2019). Bankers Life Fieldhouse looks forward to welcoming Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, to the fieldhouse this fall.


The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour tipped off to a sold-out crowd in September 2018. Taking the audience on a magical journey through his career, the show features some of Elton’s most beloved songs from his legendary catalogue including, “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Philadelphia Freedom.” Elton’s music has taken him to many places, opened many doors and inspired many passions in his life. The audience will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, with mesmerizing, never-before-seen photos and videos shown throughout the show from his incredible 50-year career.


For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com or www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com.    

Heartland Film announces winners at Indy Shorts International Film Festival

Heartland Film, Inc., an innovator in the film industry, has selected film winners across seven categories for their Indy Shorts International Film Festival, Indianapolis’ only short film festival and an Academy Award®-qualifying event. Indy Shorts exclusively features short films 40 minutes or less in length, and with over 150 films shown, the festival is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The festival is also one of the largest cash awarding short film festivals in North America, bestowing $32,000 in cash prizes across multiple categories.


“We are thrilled about the high quality films we received and were able to showcase during our second annual Indy Shorts,” said Heartland Film President Craig Prater. “The award-winning films that were ultimately selected by our juries represent the powerful filmmaking that we are striving to achieve at Heartland Film. We’re also proud to be able to award these deserving filmmakers with one of the largest cash prize purses in North America.”


Indy Shorts selected and honored films in several categories, with winners receiving grand cash prizes of up to $5,000 and Academy Award®-qualification.* Those categories include: Best Narrative Short Film ($5,000 Grand Prize/Academy Award®-qualified), Best Documentary Short Film ($5,000 Grand Prize/Academy Award®-qualified), Best Animated Short Film ($5,000 Grand Prize), Indiana Spotlight Competition ($2,000 Grand Prize), High School Film Competition ($2,000 Grand Prize), Best Student Film ($1,000 Grand Prize), and the Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award ($1,800 Grand Prize), honoring longtime Heartland Film friend Jenni Berebitsky who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in March 2009. This award recognizes one short film for the best embodiment of Jenni’s spirit and legacy. Audience Choice Award Winners will be announced post-Festival and also carry a cash prize.


Below is a complete listing of the award-winning films, as announced at the Indy Shorts Awards Presentation Saturday, July 27, 2019: 


Indy Shorts Award-Winning Films:


Best Narrative Short Film – BROTHERHOOD

$5,000 Grand Prize/Academy Award®-qualified

Director/Writer: Meryam Joobeur


Best Documentary Short Film – ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

$5,000 Grand Prize/Academy Award®-qualified

Directors: Sami Khan and Smriti Mundhra


Best Animated Short Film – MIND MY MIND

$5,000 Grand Prize

Director/Writer: Floor Adams



$2,000 Grand Prize

Director/Writer: Joshua Seftel                             


High School Film Competition – THE BURDENS THEY CARRY

$2,000 Grand Prize

Director/Writer/Producer: Alyssa Andrews       


Best Student Film  HORS PISTE (OFF ROAD)

$1,000 Grand Prize

Directors/Writers: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, and Oscar Malet

The École des Nouvelles Images in France


Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award – ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

$1,800 Grand Prize

Directors: Sami Khan and Smriti Mundhra


*Indy Shorts is an Academy Award®-qualifying film festival in both the Live Action and Documentary Short Subject film categories, and the winners of the Narrative and Documentary Grand Prizes will qualify for Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, granted it meets all the other requirements needed to qualify.


About Heartland Film, Inc.

Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Heartland Film is a supporter of purposeful filmmaking, providing an outlet for filmmakers and storytellers from all over the world to be creative and honored for their work. The films selected for the Festival do more than just entertain; they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, and shift audiences’ perspectives on the world. For more information, visit heartlandfilm.org.


7 national award-winning BBQ teams to compete at Indy's All-American Ribfest

Seven national award-winning barbeque teams will compete at the All-American Ribfest in downtown Indy on July 25-28 to raise money for the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch.


“It will be four days of hot and spicy, sweet and tangy, falling off the bone ribs – just the way you love ‘em,” says former Marion County Sheriff John Layton, president of the not-for-profit ISYR. 


Rib Teams -- Just Like on National TV!


Layton said “just like on national TV,” rib teams from across the U.S. will offer barbeque pork, beef and chicken, as well as festival favorites like corn-on-the-cob and homemade baked beans topped off with funnel cakes for dessert:


  • Carolina Rib King;
  • Cowboys BBQ;
  • Fine Smoke BBQ;
  • Jack on the Bone BBQ;
  • Johnson’s BBQ;
  • Pigfoot BBQ Cooking Team; and
  • Texas Pit BBQ.


Central Indiana media personalities and Indiana sheriffs will judge the teams during the rain-or-shine, Thursday through Sunday event on North Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets, said Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton, vice president of ISYR.


“A $5 general admission will allow access to the American Legion Mall, live noontime and evening concerts, shaded seating, clean restrooms and security,” Stockton said. “Food and beverages are extra, but will be affordably priced.”


Cybercrimes experts Ideanomics, presenting sponsor of the All-American Ribfest, has funded free general admissions for all Indiana law enforcement, firefighters, military and veterans, said ISYR Board Secretary and Grant County Sheriff Reggie Nevels. “Simply show your agency ID, American Legion or VFW Post membership card and gain free entry.”


Nevels said for more information on the All-American Ribfest or the Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, call toll-free 833-IN-RANCH. 

Big Top Circus returns to the 2019 Indiana State Fair

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, circus lovers from around the world! The Indiana State Fair announces the return of Big Top Circus presented by BEE Window. In addition to savory fair food, Free Stage concerts and Midway rides, 2019 fairgoers can expect an impressive circus lineup featuring acrobats, clowns, and trapeze artists performing daring acts. What’s more, the Big Top Circus presented by BEE Window is FREE with paid Indiana State Fair admission.


The Big Top Circus will perform three shows daily, with seating limited to the first 1,600 people per show. Performances will begin at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Those wanting to secure reserved seating with no wait can purchase a Fast-Pass ticket for only $5 at the circus tent.


This family-friendly experience will be presented in a single-ring and will not include any exotic animals. With Indiana’s rich history of circus entertainment, the Big Top Circus continues to add an exciting element to the 2019 Indiana State Fair with its quick-change artists, muscle men, and beautiful Arabian horses.


Featured acts include:

The Big Top Circus is excited to welcome back world-renowned performer BELLO NOCK! Often known simply as “Bello”, he is referred to as the “World’s Greatest Comic Daredevil” and has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for his nail-biting high wire walk over a cruise ship. Nock brings his unique blend of endearing comedy back to the 2019 Fair with jaw-dropping daredevil stunts that makes him one of the most exciting live performers in the world today!


Multi-talented singer, composer and congenial host, DINNY MCGUIRE, will serve as the "Master of the Ring". Celebrating eight national tours with The Greatest Show on Earth and several tours with the renowned New York's Big Apple Circus, he brings his unique talent and mastery to this year's Indiana State Fair!

Additionally featuring:

  • Ambra Zerbini-Bauer - Combining beautiful aerial excellence with theatrical horsemanship, this one-of-a-kind presentation is truly a work of art.
  • Adam & Anton - An extraordinary exhibition of balance, strength, and incredible physical endurance.  This award-winning act is known throughout the world for its unique, unbelievable and unforgettable presentation.
  • The Bileas - Absolutely beyond belief! Amazing costume quick-change artistry.  You'll see it...we guarantee you won't believe it!

For more information about Big Top Circus and the Indiana State Fair, visit www.indianastatefair.com or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Straight No Chaser to film new national TV special; tickets on sale July 15

Renowned a cappella group Straight No Chaser, who were at the forefront of the pop culture a cappella movement more than a decade ago with their breakthrough album Holiday Spirits, have announced plans to tape their third national television special, following the success of their prior PBS specials “Live in New York” and “Songs of the Decades.” “Back Home Again,” scheduled to begin airing nationwide this fall, will find the nine members returning to Indiana, where their story began, to capture a one-night-only performance at the iconic Murat Theatre. 


A pre-sale will begin Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. ET, and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon on Monday, July 15. For all details, visit sncmusic.com.


Joe Thomas, executive producer of PBS’s “Soundstage,” will direct the special. Thomas’s credits include video projects featuring Ringo Starr, Robert Plant, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


The taping will provide a sneak preview to the 2019 edition of the group’s annual fall tour.  Kicking off October 25 in Biloxi, MS, the two month long trek includes four performances at the Murat Theatre December 7-8.


Straight No Chaser’s latest studio album, “ONE SHOT“ is available now HERE. The album showcases the group’s signature takes on classic pop and soul favorites, including Ricky Martin’s “Livin La Vida Loca,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” and the LP’s first single, an energetic mash-up of Boyz II Men and Montell Jordan’s “Motownphilly/This Is How We Do It.”


Following an unlikely discovery of a nine-year-old video of the group’s version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” by Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, Straight No Chaser subsequently became one of the first a cappella groups to sign to a major label and carved the path for the pop culture phenomenon that the genre has become.  Since the 2008 release of their first album, Holiday Spirits, the group has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the US alone, with that album and their second holiday album, Christmas Cheers, earning gold certification and reaching the top slot on the holiday charts at Amazon and iTunes.

UNDER THE STREETLAMP comes to Anderson for one night only, Friday, July 19. Audiences are invited to experience an unforgettable evening where they will hear classic hits from the American radio songbook. Tickets are available online at http://www.theandersonparamount.org/ or by calling the box office at (765) 642-1234.



Friday, July 19

Show: 7:30 p.m.



Anderson Paramount Theatre

1124 Meridian St

Anderson, IN 46016



UNDER THE STREETLAMP was founded in 2009 by leading cast members from the Tony-Award® winning sensation Jersey Boys. Since their origination, the group has performed in multiple televised PBS specials with coverage across the US and Canada. 


UNDER THE STREETLAMP has taken their remarkable show to venues in 105 cities across 48 states and 6 countries. During their impressive time on the road, UNDER THE STREETLAMP has partnered with some of the world’s most prestigious symphony orchestras including The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony, The Detroit Symphony, The Desert Symphony in Palm Desert and many more.


Current company members of UNDER THE STREETLAMP include Eric Gutman, David Larsen, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley. Each performer carries with him an impressive list of credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television – including special appearances during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, on “The Tonight Show,” “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The Tony Awards, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and in hit musicals including The Book of MormonJersey Boys42nd StreetThoroughly Modern MillieGood Vibrations and Billy Elliott.

Final wave of free concerts as part of the 2019 Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair announces additional shows as part of its lineup that will be part of the 17 total concerts that make up the 2019 Indiana State Fair Free Stage headline entertainment, which returns August 2-18. Each day of the State Fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission. All shows start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Eleven shows have been announced over the past few weeks with additional shows announced today, including:


  • Indiana Wind Symphony - (A group of immensely passionate and talented musicians that describe themselves as being “powered by wind and inspired by soul”) – Tuesday, August 6
  • KC and The Sunshine Band (Grammy® award winning group who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide) – Thursday, August 8
  • Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli (Grammy® nominated Christian music artists) – Sunday, August 11
  • Happy Together Tour - 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the premier, star-studded, 1960s and 1970s era concert experience (featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills) - Monday, August 12
  • The Guess Who (Canadian rock group who gained success in the 1970’s with major arena rock hits that influenced a generation) – Saturday, August 17


A video featuring today’s newly added shows is available here: https://youtu.be/pqJUWhpLHts


Advance discount tickets (a savings of 38% off gate prices) are $8, plus a $1 convenience fee. Children 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit IndianaStateFair.com. Tickets can be purchased at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office during business hours at the discounted rate. Tickets purchased at the gate are $13. Check IndianaStateFair.com for additional promotions available throughout the summer. Purchase of an Indiana State Fair tickets allows for general admission to the Free Stage concert seating area. No seats can be reserved unless otherwise specified.


Indiana Wind Symphony

For over 20 years, the Indiana Wind Symphony has delivered world-class performances of important musical works to Central Indiana audiences. The Indiana Wind Symphony is a group of immensely passionate and talented musicians that describe themselves as being “powered by wind and inspired by soul”. The Wind Symphony’s list of accomplishments is extensive and includes receiving high acclaim at the 1998 International Conference of the Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Band Music (IGEB), recording original band works written in 1909 for the Abraham Lincoln centennial, and serving as the original resident ensemble of the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts, along with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.


KC and The Sunshine Band


Founded in Florida in 1973 by leading member Harry “KC” Wayne Casey, KC and The Sunshine Band continue to bring the sunshine wherever they go. Their expansive list of mega-hits include, “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “Boogie Shoes”, and “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”. Their hit songs have been featured on over 200 motion picture film soundtracks and played at every major sporting event in the world. In addition to hit songs, the group has sold well over 100 million records, won multiple Grammy® awards, an American Music Award and others. KC and The Sunshine Band tour to fans around the globe and deliver performances guaranteed to have audiences getting down in their boogie shoes.


Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli


As a few of the most prominent and successful modern Christian music artists, both Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli shine by combining their faith and love for music to bring audiences a glorious concert experience. Matthew West is a Christian artist with many accolades to his name including four Grammy® Award nominations, multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year Awards, a Billboard music award, and others. He is well known for his hit singles “Hello, My Name Is”, “The Motions”, and “Broken Things”. In addition to storytelling in song, West is also an author and has written five books. Francesca Battistelli is a Christian artist and is known for her album “Paper Hearts”, which yielded four major hits, numerous Dove award nominations, a Grammy® Award nomination, and the esteem of being the longest-running #1 for a female artist in Billboard Christian Album Chart History. Her latest album, “Own It”, was released in 2018.


Happy Together Tour


2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the premier, star studded, 1960s and 1970s concert experience — the Happy Together Tour! The lineup, packed with some of the most well-known and successful artists of the time, consists of The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV, and The Cowsills. Original fans and new fans just discovering the music are sure to know every song and go home with their favorite 1960s and 1970s tunes in their heads and hearts.


The Guess Who


For the Canadian rock group The Guess Who, there’s no question that they have been going strong since their formation in Winnipeg in 1965. The group enjoyed their greatest success in the 1960s and 1970s and over the past five decades, they have gained international acclaim with hits such as “These Eyes”, “American Woman”, “No Time”, and “Undun”. Their current touring lineup consists of Garry Peterson, Leonard Shaw, D#, Will Evankovich, and Rudy Sarzo. The group continues to tour extensively to faithful and adoring audiences. Their most recent album, “The Future Is What It Used To Be”, was released in 2018.


The 2019 Indiana State Fair Free Stage concerts include:

  • Ace Frehley – Friday, August 2
  • Entertainment TBD – Saturday, August 3
  • Chase Rice – Sunday, August 4
  • Air Supply – Monday, August 5
  • Indiana Wind Symphony – Tuesday, August 6
  • SWITCHFOOT – Wednesday, August 7
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – Thursday, August 8
  • Pop 2000 Tour - Hosted by Lance Bass ft: O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton – Friday, August 9
  • David Nail – Saturday, August 10
  • Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli – Sunday, August 11
  • Happy Together Tour (featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills) - Monday, August 12
  • Sixteen Candles – Tuesday, August 13
  • Boyz II Men – Wednesday, August 14
  • Melissa Etheridge – Thursday, August 15
  • Everclear – Friday, August 16
  • The Guess Who – Saturday, August 17
  • Gospel Music Festival Headlined by Mary Mary - Sunday, August 18* - 3pm show

All shows start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted*


About the Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 17 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2019 Indiana State Fair will be held August 2-18. To pay tribute to the heroism of everyday Hoosiers, this year’s Indiana State Fair theme is HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network. Throughout the 17-day event, the Indiana State Fair will salute Hoosier farmers, first responders, educators, members of the Armed Forces, and many others who keep us safe and make us proud. Additionally, each day during the fair, Marvel Character and DC Comics Superheroes will be highlighted. For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.

UNDER THE STREETLAMP brings their retro rock 'n roll show to The Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 19

UNDER THE STREETLAMP comes to Anderson for one night only, Friday, July 19. Audiences are invited to experience an unforgettable evening where they will hear classic hits from the American radio songbook.


Tickets are available online at http://wwwtheandersonparamount.org/ or by calling the box office at (765) 642-1234.


Inspired by the classic hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Bobby Darin and others, UNDER THE STREETLAMP reimagines the best music of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s for today’s audiences. With irresistible charm and rapport, UNDER THE STREETLAMP offers an evening of great music and hilarious behind-the-scenes tales with four critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen, Eric Gutman, David Larsen, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley.


This live concert celebration features an exceptional seven-piece band composed of world-class musicians, tight harmonies, and slick dance moves that takes audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Broadway World recently commented that a night with UNDER THE STREETLAMP and the performers’ extraordinary showmanship is “so impressive that you might be left awestruck. No matter your age, no matter your background, the playlist offered up by the men of Under the Streetlamp will have a dizzying effect on you.”


UNDER THE STREETLAMP was founded in 2009 by leading cast members from the Tony-Award® winning sensation Jersey Boys. Since their origination, the group has performed in multiple televised PBS specials with coverage across the US and Canada. UNDER THE STREETLAMP has taken their remarkable show to venues in 105 cities across 48 states and 6 countries. During their impressive time on the road, UNDER THE STREETLAMP has partnered with some of the world’s most prestigious symphony orchestras including The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony, The Detroit Symphony, The Desert Symphony in Palm Desert and many more.


Current company members of UNDER THE STREETLAMP include Eric Gutman, David Larsen, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley. Each performer carries with him an impressive list of credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television – including special appearances during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, on “The Tonight Show,” “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The Tony Awards, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and in hit musicals including The Book of MormonJersey Boys42nd StreetThoroughly Modern MillieGood Vibrations and Billy Elliott.


For additional tour dates and information, visit www.underthestreetlamp.comUNDER THE STREETLAMP music is available on most streaming services. CDs, DVDs, and merchandise can be purchased HERE.  A brand new album, titled “UNDER THE STREETLAMP The Hits: LIVE,” is now available.

Jason Mraz announces fall tour dates: "Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening With Jason Mraz & Raining Jane"

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has announced plans for a very special North American tour set to kick off this fall. The multiple Grammy award-winner will be joined by longtime collaborators Raining Jane for the run, dubbed “Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane.” Set to kick off on October 23 in Modesto, CA, the tour finds Mraz bringing his exuberant live show to theaters and performing arts centers, wrapping with a two-night stand at the Chicago Theatre on November 23 and 24 (see itinerary below).


Jason Mraz will perform at Four Winds New Buffalo’s® Silver Creek® Event Center on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 9 pm ET. Ticket prices for the show start at $75 plus applicable fees. Presales begin Wednesday, June 5 at 10 am ET, with general on-sale beginning on Friday, June 7 at 10am ET by visiting FourWindsCasino.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Hotel rooms are available on the night of the Jason Mraz performance and can be purchased with event tickets. For complete details, and ticket information, please visit jasonmraz.com.


Mraz recently wrapped his global “GOOD VIBES” tour, with stops at arenas and outdoor pavilions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. “I am thrilled to be returning to intimate venues with Raining Jane,” Mraz explained. “I love the sounds and stories we make as a 5 piece.” Raining Jane echoed these sentiments: “YES! You KNOW we are fired up to play some intimate shows around the US. Excited to share some new tunes we’ve been working on together, and our interpretations of Mraz classics!”


In addition to familiar favorites, “Ladies & Gentleman” will feature new material, including songs from Know. – Mraz’s sixth studio album, released in August 2018. The album became his fifth consecutive studio album to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and has gone on to amass hundreds of millions of streams, led by the inspiring single “Have It All.”


This past weekend, Mraz hosted the annual LIVE ART event in Richmond, Virginia. Presented by the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (of which Mraz is an alum), the evening features performances from local youth and benefits SPARC’s mission as an inclusive arts education organization.


Next weekend, Mraz will team up with Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra for a sold-out two-night stand at Severance Hall (June 8th + 9th). With a second night added by popular demand, the shows will feature hits and fan favorites backed by the 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director Liza Grossman, and will mark Mraz’s very first full-length performance with a live orchestra.





23        Modesto, CA               Gallo Center for the Arts

25        Santa Cruz, CA             Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

26        Paso Robles, CA          Vina Robles Amphitheatre

27        Santa Rosa, CA            Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

30        Eugene, OR                 Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Concert Hall



1          Portland, OR               Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2          Spokane, WA               First Interstate Center for the Arts

3          Missoula, MT              The Wilma

5          Edmonton, AB             Winspear Center Concert Hall

6          Calgary, AB                 Jack Singer Concert Hall

8          Vancouver, BC            Queen Elizabeth Theatre

9          Seattle, WA                 Paramount Theatre

10        Seattle, WA                 Paramount Theatre

17        Carmel, IN                   The Palladium – Center for the Performing Arts

19        Toronto, ON                Queen Elizabeth Theatre

20        Toronto, ON                Queen Elizabeth Theatre

22        New Buffalo, MI          Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center

23        Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre

24        Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre

Bunbury Music Festival in downtown Cincinnati

The Bunbury Music Festival returns to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove this weekend, May 31-June 2, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For ticket information and pricing visit BunburyFestival.com/tickets.


Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, The 1975, Girl Talk and Run The Jewels will headline the 2019 Bunbury Music Festival. Joining the 2019 headliners is a jam-packed, eclectic lineup of national, regional and local acts including: NF, Machine Gun Kelly, AWOLNATION, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime with Rome, Dashboard Confessional, Clutch, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, lovelytheband, Blue October, Bayside, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aces, Poppy, Joywave, Jeremy Zucker, Jukebox the Ghost, Flora Cash, Reignwolf, Witt Lowry, Lauren Sanderson, The Clarks, SHAED, HALFNOISE, Great Good Fine Ok, The Blue Stones, The Candescents, Common Kings, bülow, Tropidelic, You vs Yesterday, Taylor Janzen, RADATTACK, The Orphan The Poet, TRIIIBE, and more.


About Bunbury Music Festival: Bunbury Music Festival is an alternative music festival that features three days of performances on four stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove May 31-June 2, 2019. Bunbury returns to Cincinnati for its ninth year following critical acclaim and features from likes of USA Today, Billboard, CNN, Pollstar and Yahoo! Music.

Adam Sandler bringing 100% fresher tour to Indianapolis June 2; just added: special guest Rob Schneider

Adam Sandler will be traveling across North America with his 100% Fresher tour this summer plus special guest Rob Schneider at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center located in Noblesville, Indiana on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Tickets are availabale and are on sale now at LiveNation.com.


About Adam Sandler:

A successful actor, writer, producer, and musician, Sandler has been performing for live audiences on a sold-out tour over the last couple of years across the U.S. and Canada. 100% Fresh was released on Netflix on October 23, 2018 and marked Sandler’s first comedy special in twenty years. In conjunction with Netflix, Warner Bros. Records released the audio companion to Sandler’s critically acclaimed Netflix special, 100% Fresh: A Netflix Original Comedy Special, on all streaming services and CD on March 22. Sandler’s comedy albums on Warner Bros. Records have gone multi-platinum and have collectively sold more than six million copies to date.


Beyond his beloved standup, Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. His newest film MURDER MYSTERY will stream on Netflix June 14, with an all-star international cast including Jennifer Aniston and Luke Evans. Sandler will also star in the Safdie Brothers’ UNCUT GEMS out later this year.


About Rob Schneider:

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing.

Schneider recently completed production on Happy Madison’s “Grown Ups,” a comedy about five old friends reuniting 30 years after their high school graduation. Dennis Dugan is directing.

Soon to be released, Schneider stars in Rob Hedden’s romantic comedy “You May Not Kiss the Bride.” He will also appear in Claire Kilner’s college comedy “American Virgin.”

Schneider recently completed principal photography on “The Chosen One,” a drama he co-wrote. He stars as a man whose life is about to change after reaching the end of his rope. Schneider also co-produces with John Schneider through their production company From Out of Nowhere.

Earlier this year, Schneider made his directorial debut in “Big Stan.” He also starred in the comedy as a con man sentenced to prison alongside David Carradine.

Schneider is well known for his longtime relationship with Adam Sandler and Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including “Bedtime Stories,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” “The Benchwarmers,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “Eight Crazy Nights,” “Little Nicky” and “Mr. Deeds.” Also for Happy Madison, Schneider co-wrote and starred in “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” “The Hot Chick” and “The Animal.” Other film credits include “Shark Bait,” “The Waterboy” and “Big Daddy.”

Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues. After opening for comedians such as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, he made his major network television debut in 1987 on “The David Letterman Show.” In 1990 Lorne Michaels saw Schneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special” and hired him to be a regular on “Saturday Night Live.” During his four seasons at “SNL,” Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.

Schneider is an active supporter of several charities. He founded “The Rob Schneider Music Foundation,” which helps provide music education for middle school and high school students. Schneider was born and raised in San Francisco. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

The Who announce special guests for 1st leg of 2019 North American MOVING ON! TOUR; MAY 18 at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

With THE WHO tour launching on May 7, an acclaimed lineup of artists has been announced for the slate of coveted special guest spots on the eagerly-anticipated trek! The rollout of diverse support acts includes some of the most impassioned artists in music, bringing a rousing repertoire of rock, country and bluegrass to audiences on the first leg of the tour. Confirmed are heavy rockers Dirty Honey, Arkells and Reignwolf; influential blues/rock icon Peter Wolf; cosmic country band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real; soulful singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson; the acclaimed bluegrass outfit The HillBenders and the Canadian indie-pop duo MOON VS SUN (Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk). The tour makes a stop at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and the special guest is Reignwolf.



For WHO fans everywhere, the upcoming tour means only one thing:  the world’s most untamable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who and pairing with acclaimed local symphony orchestras each night. The opportunity to see the iconic band accompanied by some of America’s most renowned orchestras includes both summer and fall dates in 2019.  Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below.)


The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB.  Tickets are on sale at LiveNation.com.  


The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.


Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released. This offer is available to US and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via resale. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold for the MOVING ON! TOUR will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org.)




The Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history.  Their music provoked explosive change and spanned what many critics declare is rock’s most elastic creative spectrum, with Pete Townshend’s songwriting moving between raw, prosaic, conceptual, and expressively literate.  Their visionary sense of stagecraft headed by Roger Daltrey’s soaring vocal prowess is topped off by the band’s blistering rhythm section.  With both Roger and Pete delivering their own memoirs in recent years (Pete’s Who I Am was released to much acclaim in 2012, and Roger’s autobiography, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite; My Story, was embraced by critics in 2018) it’s fitting that the two remaining WHO members have shared their incredible legacy in literary fashion, for few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who. 


Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n' roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music's most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after.  Inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, the band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, placing 27 top-forty singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's pummeling Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia and 1978's Who Are You.  The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems “I Can’t Explain,” “The Kids Are Alright” and “My Generation.” Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Pinball Wizard,” Who Are You,” and,” You Better You Bet.”


In 2008, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Who has performed all over the world including global music events for the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show in 2010 and closing the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Who continued their charity work by playing a concert in January 2011 to raise money for trials of a new cancer treatment called PDT. In December 2012 they performed at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York. In January 2014 they played a set on the U.S. television special to support the charity Stand Up To Cancer. In November 2012 Daltrey, with Townshend at his side, launched Teen Cancer America. The charity is now established in the USA, with offices in Los Angeles and devoted Teen Cancer units being opened in hospitals all over the U.S. TCA’s work has impacted over 5,000 young people and their families nationwide during the last six years.

10 new dates added. Hugh Jackman. The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour

Today, Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, announced that 10 dates in October have been added to his first world tour. Due to overwhelming demand, the tour will make second stops in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia as well as added shows in Indianapolis and others. The Man. The Music. The Show. will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and much more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. The tour is produced by AEG Presents and TEG-Dainty.


Tickets for the Indianapolis show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, October 12 go on sale to the general public Friday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office and BankersLifeFieldhouse.com.


American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 p.m. local time. A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will be available for sale. These exclusive offers can include an amazing selection of reserved-seated tickets, custom merchandise (designed exclusively for package purchasers) and much more.  For more information please visit HughJackmanTheShow.com.


The tour will kick off with 26 shows across Europe and the UK beginning Tuesday, May 7th in Glasgow, Scotland at The SSE Hydro, with stops in Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, Dublin and London with six shows at The O2. The 33-date North American leg will begin June 18th at Toyota Center in Houston with stops in Salt Lake City, San Jose, Newark, and Kansas City, as well as three shows at Madison Square Garden in New York and two shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.


Hugh Jackman has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time.

Jackman garnered his first Academy Award® nomination, for Best Actor, for his performance in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, based on the popular stage show created from Victor Hugo’s famous novel of the same name. Jackman’s standout performance as protagonist Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Most recently, he was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Sales for the soundtrack to the film have broken records the world over and reached multi-platinum status in many countries including the UK and America.


About AEG Presents

AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 100 clubs and theaters.  AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, Madison House Presents and PromoWest Productions.  For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.



TEG-DAINTY produces and promotes shows across Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia and South Africa. Tours include Guns N Roses, Katy Perry, Phil Collins, Michael Bublé, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Queen and Adam Lambert, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, George Michael, U2, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Oprah Winfrey and many more. Sports entertainment, Live Events include World Wrestling Entertainment. Theatrical Productions and investments include Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show. For more information visit http://www.tegdainty.com.

Carly Pearce, Clayton Anderson to perform at Firestone Legends Day concert May 25 at IMS

Chart-topping country artist Carly Pearce and Clayton Anderson have been added to a star-studded lineup at the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Fan favorites at IMS, Pearce and Anderson each will perform sets one day before the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. 

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will headline the concert, which starts at 3:30 p.m. on the Firestone Stage inside Turn 4 of the IMS oval. 

“It’s always great to welcome back Carly Pearce and Clayton Anderson to IMS,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “They have thrilled our fans with their talent and magnetic performances, whether it’s singing the national anthem or performing on our infield concert stages. They will put on a great show, along with Zac Brown Band, during the Firestone Legends Day Concert.” 

Born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky, Pearce has never known a moment that country music wasn’t her destined path. At the young age of 11, she began touring with a local band, at 16 quit high school for a job performing at Dollywood while being homeschooled and learned humility working odd jobs upon moving to Nashville. Now, she’s defying odds with her No. 1 debut “Every Little Thing,” which steered a chart-topping trifecta on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” that also includes “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Hide The Wine.” 

With the gold-certified title track from her highly acclaimed debut album, “Every Little Thing” (Big Machine Records), Pearce became the highest-charting solo female debut since July 2015 and one of only three to accomplish the feat in over a decade. Her textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess are emphasized across the full 13 tracks, which Uproxx regarded as “the best country debut of 2017.” 

In 2018, Pearce earned her first CMT Music Award “Breakthrough Video of the Year” for “Every Little Thing,” as well as a Radio Disney Music Award for “The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist.” She has been nominated for 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards “Best New Country Artist” and ACM Awards “New Female Artist of the Year,” where she also presented during the live broadcast. 

Her sound has always honored the legendary voices before her, evident with over 60 invitations to play the Grand Ole Opry. Following coveted slots on four major tours with Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan (including stadium dates), Pearce inspired ABC Radio News to boast: “‘Every Little Thing’ points to Carly Pearce as country's ‘it’ girl.” 

Pearce has performed the national anthem before the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard in 2017 and 2018 at IMS. She recently wrapped her co-headline tour with Russell Dickerson and will join Jason Aldean’s RIDE ALL NIGHT TOUR this summer. Pearce is aligned once again with sought-after producer and longtime collaborator busbee (Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Kelly Clarkson), with the recent release of her new Top 30-and-rising new single “Closer To You” and recording more songs for her sophomore album. 

For tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Southern Indiana native Anderson has released three albums, including his latest record, “Only To Borrow.” Recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, this six-song EP was written and produced by Anderson and some of music’s most talented writers, musicians and producers. The album’s first single, “In the Dark,” earned immediate streaming activity online and captured the attention of influential music playlist programmers. 

In college, Anderson decided to learn guitar because he thought it would impress the ladies. Next thing he knew, he and his friends were playing local parties and bars. After he graduated, he won Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star Competition.” It was the boost of confidence he needed to leave his job at a mortgage company and move to Nashville. 

Anderson's first record, “Torn Jeans & Tailgates,” was released in 2011 and climbed to No. 12 on the iTunes Country Chart, situating itself next to household names like Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton. 

Anderson has traveled across the country playing backrooms, side stages and honky tonks from Michigan to Florida, each time gaining a few more fans and a better foothold on areas that aren’t traditional country strongholds. He’s opened for some of country’s biggest stars, the likes of Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Darius Rucker and even Mr. Party himself, Jimmy Buffett. 

He also has performed the national anthem before the Red Bull Air Race in 2017 and 2018 at IMS, and his performance during the Firestone Legends Day Concert featuring Keith Urban in 2017 was a hit with fans. 

For more information on Anderson, visit www.claytonandersonofficial.com

Tickets are on sale now at IMS.com, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700, or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building. General admission tickets start at just $40. A limited number of Concert Pit tickets are available starting at $75, and a very limited supply of exclusive VIP Deck tickets are available for $250.

All concert tickets include admission to the concert and all Legends Day presented by Firestone activities that day at IMS, including autograph sessions with current and past Indianapolis 500 drivers, the 103rd Indianapolis 500 public drivers meeting, historic race car laps and more. IMS gates open at 8 a.m., with concert gates opening at 2 p.m.  

The 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is scheduled for Sunday, May 26. Tickets are on sale now at IMS.com or by calling or visiting the IMS Ticket Office.

Brown County Music Center opening this August in Nashville, IN

Historic Brown County Indiana is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the new, highly anticipated performing arts venue, the Brown County Music Center. The world-class venue will host its grand opening event on Saturday, August 24th with a concert by legendary country artist Vince Gill and unveiled a list of other national acts scheduled to perform at the new venue. The Brown County Music Center also today announced its agreement to have Live Nation assist with programming the venue and that Ticketmaster will handle the ticketing. The venue will program local and regional entertainment as well.


The list of shows announced includes:

Vince Gill – Saturday, August 24th (tickets on sale this Friday)

*Tesla – Saturday, September 7th

*Clint Black – Friday, September 20th

*Home Free – Sunday, October 6th

*George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Sunday, October 13th

Peppa Pig Live! – Wednesday, October 16th (tickets on sale this Friday)

*Here Come The Mummies – Saturday, October 26th

*Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Thursday, December 12th

*Tickets on sale at a later to be announced date


Tickets for the Vince Gill and Peppa Pig Live! shows will go on sale this Friday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. at www.browncountymusiccenter.com and at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center and also, eventually, at the venue box office. Tickets for all other events listed above with an *asterisk will go on sale at later, to be determined times.


Located in Nashville, Indiana, the Brown County Music Center will be a visual and auditory masterpiece with cutting edge design that will bring in nationally known performers and host local events. The new venue will offer an incredibly intimate experience for each show. The farthest seat from the stage will only be 106 feet away.


Dana Beth Evans, the Director of Events for the new venue said, “This is an incredibly exciting time for Brown County and you can feel the anticipation growing as we get closer and closer to opening day. We’ve all put an incredible amount of time and effort into this place to make sure that it is nothing short of amazing for all who attend, including the artists. We hope people are able to take in all the beauty of the venue, the nature around it and the love and care of the people in this community when they visit us.”


The Brown County Board of Directors have banded together to make sure that the Brown County Music Center is both an incredible destination for music lovers and also a central part of its community. The commitment to its community has been shown by making plans to locally source and display local works of art, highlight local restaurants and breweries as part of their concessions, and have partnered with the local Live Nation office based in Indianapolis to book all national touring artists. 


“We are thrilled to be part of the Brown County Music Center and their team to bring some of the best national touring artists into Nashville, Indiana.” said Dan Kemer, Live Nation’s VP of Midwest who will be responsible for booking the venue.  “Brown County is already a great arts destination, and the music center is the next logical step as the Nashville market and tourism business continue to grow.”


Regional and local performances will be mixed in with the Live Nation booked events to keep the venue’s schedule full of great entertainment.  The Brown County Music Center will also be available for rent for community related activities and special events on non-concert days, and they have also partnered with Ticketmaster as its official ticketing agency.


About Vince Gill: Vince Gill is an American icon and country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts, and has sold more than 26 million albums. He has been honored with 18 CMA awards, won 21 Grammy awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, Vince Gill became a touring member of the Eagles. Gill has been married to singer Amy Grant since March 2000. More information at: www.vincegill.com


About Peppa Pig Live!: Peppa Pig Live! is here with the ALL NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises! More information at: www.peppapigliveUS.com


About the Brown County Music Center: The Brown County Music Center is a 2000-seat live performance venue. 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.


About Brown County, Ind.: No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await in one of America’s original artists’ colonies. From art to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and for most, it’s only a short drive away. Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today…you’ll be glad you did.


About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Metallica concert sets Bankers Life Fieldhouse record

An audience of 18,274 fans attended Metallica’s WorldWired Tour Monday night in Indianapolis, establishing the largest single-event concert attendance in Bankers Life Fieldhouse history.


Opened in November 1999, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is Indiana’s premier entertainment and sports facility, welcoming more than 1.7 million visitors and hosting more than 550 events annually. The Metallica concert helps reflect the building’s versatility, hosting a record concert crowd less than 24 hours after conducting the five-day Big Ten Conference women’s basketball tournament which ended Sunday evening.


“Bankers Life Fieldhouse has long been known for its status as one of the world’s great basketball arenas,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Fuson, “and we are also fortunate to host some of the entertainment world’s most diverse and iconic concerts and shows.”


“Hosting Metallica is yet another landmark for our great facility and we are proud to continue welcoming guests in record numbers. The energy in the building was electric last night. We are thankful for our dedicated staff for turning over our great arena so efficiently; and thankful to the Metallica crew, Live Nation, Q-Prime Management and Artist Group International for creating the passionate atmosphere for our record crowd.”

Shelbyville, Indiana announces lineup for 2019 Music in the Park summer concert series

The city of Shelbyville is proud to present its annual free admission summer concert series for 2019 known as Music in the Park. The summer concerts will once again be held at Blue River Memorial Park located at 725 Lee Boulevard in Shelbyville. This year’s lineup will feature a strong mix of legendary hits and headliners across a wide spectrum of genres including An Innocent Band (A tribute to Billy Joel), KIST (A Tribute to KISS), Gordon Bonham Blues Band, jazz favorite the Rob Dixon Trio, and the Dane Clark Band.


The annual Music in the Park summer concert series adds to the Shelbyville community’s continual effort to bring entertaining activities for area families. “The City of Shelbyville is focused on bringing top-of-the-line entertainment each summer,” said Karen Martin, Director of Shelbyville Parks & Recreation. “Our city parks are vibrant, and beautiful, and provide fun for the whole family.”


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.


Concerts are free to the public.


Summer concerts for the 2019 Music in the Park series include:

Sat, June 15 – Blues & Jazz- a night of blues and jazz with light up the summer night when two Indiana legends hit the stage. Gordon Bonham Blues Band and the jazz greats the Rob Dixon Trio are two of the most popular acts on the scene that will bring their blistering live performances to kick off the summer concert series in grand fashion.


Sat, July 20 - Kist (A tribute to KISS)- a night of classic rock. Starting in July of 2000 the founding members of Kist set out to launch a band worthy of the moniker “a tribute to Kiss.” Basing it’s stage show on the unrivaled Kiss shows of the 1970’s, Kist derives it’s set-list mostly from the make-up era catalogue, but does add in a few "out of makeup catalogue surprises.” hours of study and rehearsal has helped hone the band’s razor sharp edge. A Kist tribute brings all the fire and magic one would’ve expected at a real Kiss show.


Fri, Aug 16 - Dane Clark Band - a night of Americana and country music. Country singer Abigail Rose will open the show. Hoosier native Dane Clark has been the heartbeat of John Mellencamp's band for 23 years. As a drummer he has recorded with Mellencamp, John Prine, Steve Earle, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and the nationally syndicated morning radio program the Bob & Tom Show. As producer, arranger, and co-writer he has worked with legendary 60's acts Moby Grape and Donovan, as well as many up and coming artists including Nashville's Jason Sturgeon, Indiana's Rusty Bladen, Toronto's Don Stevenson (featuring Burton Cummings) and Oklahoma prodigy Alyssa Elaine. He is a recording artist of 5 critically acclaimed album projects and a 6th project to be released this spring, as well as a recipient of a coveted Telly award for the music video of his composition "Dream Stealin' Town".


Here's what his peers and the critics have to say about his solo work:


"A writer of brilliance and honesty" Carrie Newcomer (Rounder Records)

"Good songs like these don't grow on trees, they grow on people" Ian Hunter (recording artist)


"One of the best singer songwriters I've heard in a long time" Elliott Murphy (recording artist)


" a subtle yet wholly familiar piece of Indiana rock and roll" Rob Nichols (Nuvo magazine)


"Clark delivers a bundle of honesty and conviction" David Lindquist (The Indianapolis Star)


Sat, Sep 14 - An Innocent Band ( A Billy Joel Tribute) - a night of rock and pop classic hits. The members of An Innocent Band include: Travis Jensen, Kirby Jarvis, Gregg Jones, Jay Koch, Scott Beck, David Miller, and Andy Kopis. An Innocent Band gives their audience an unforgettable concert experience through the music of Billy Joel. These seven seasoned musicians perform carefully crafted renditions from the Hall of Famer’s enormous catalog of hits. While balancing elements of the original recordings with embellishments developed by Joel himself through years of live concert touring, An Innocent Band serves as your tour guide on this musical celebration with an energy that is as infectious as the melodies that solidified Billy Joel as one of the best-selling and most popular artists in the world.




About Shelbyville Parks Department:


Community Minded | Healthy Natured | Family Oriented

The Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of passive and active opportunities for the community to enjoy in their leisure time. It is more than just parks and more than just leagues. It is quality time with your family, quiet peaceful walks or lunch with your friends. It is recreational opportunities that ease the mind and provide strength for your body.


For more information, please visit shelbyparks.com

moe. and Blues Traveler announce North American 'All Roads Runaround Tour' presented by SiriusXM JamON with special guest G. Love

Preeminent progressive rock band moe. and legendary platinum-selling band Blues Traveler have announced they will be hitting the road together across North America on the All Roads Runaround Tour presented by SiriusXM JamON. The summer run will showcase one set from each band plus a very special collaborative set each night. Special guest G. Love will join as support. The tour will include a stop at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.


moe. just wrapped up a short tour at New York City’s landmark venue, the Beacon Theatre. John Popper joined the band on stage and the artists sat down to discuss the upcoming run.  That interview and highlights from the performance can be seen HERE.


Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city trek kicks off July 11 in Farmingville, NY at Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill and will make stops in Boston, Toronto, Nashville, Atlanta and more before wrapping August 11 in Austin, TX at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater.


Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1st at Noon local time at LiveNation.com.  A limited amount of VIP packages will also be available and include premium ticket locations, early entry into the venue, an exclusive tour poster signed by members of moe. and Blues Traveler and other merchandise items. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 27th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 28st at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.


About moe.:

With nearly 30 years of touring, 11 studio albums and a plethora of live releases under its belt, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, has long since established itself as a favorite of the jamband and improvisational rock scene. Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining or producing their own music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as The Allman Brothers, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.


About Blues Traveler:
30 years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler, who had known each other since their early teens -- John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, the late Bobby Sheehan and Brendan Hill -- gathered in the basement of their drummer's parents' Princeton, NJ, home and the seeds were planted for a band who has released a total of 13 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of its illustrious career, Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in "Run-Around," had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1's Behind the Music and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.


About G. Love:
Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is celebrating his 25th year as touring and recording artist. With over 15 records released, G. Love has been an influence to artists such as Jack White, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Slightly Stoopid and many more. With his signature blend of Delta Blues, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and Roll and Jazz, G has literally created his own funky stew of American music. Expect a high-energy mashup of funky vibes and songs written from the front porch to get the world smiling and dancing to the positive message of Love and the Blues.


About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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