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Entertainment News Archives for 2021-04

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru Dinosaur Experience to migrate through Indianapolis

More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience, will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center April 30-May 9.

 

After welcoming millions of guests to sold-out events across the country, Jurassic Quest Drive Thru will transform South Lots of the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center into a fun-filled drive-thru experience complete with baby dino and trainer meet and greets, photo opportunities, a choose-your-own-audio-adventure tour and memories of epic proportions.

 

Jurassic Quest's herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving as they drive through the tour.Jurassic Quest worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size(!) to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved.Although the drive-thru experience means visitors will stay safe inside their vehicles, they’ll still need to avoid the swinging tail of the 50-foot Spinosaurus and the gigantic grinning Megalodon!  

 

Tickets for Jurassic Quest are just $49 per vehicle (8 people or less) and available only at www.jurassicquest.com. An audio tour comes standard with every purchase (choose from two; special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired) as well as a safari-style digital souvenir photo of your vehicle and family transported back in time via a Jurassic setting. Special souvenir packages and other add-ons can be purchased at check out.

 

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru guests now get to choose their own audio adventure! Jurassic Quest’s own Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick and Park Ranger Marty provide a fun-filled soundtrack for the hour-long trip back in time to help visitors navigate the dino herd and learn little-known dino facts – packed with plenty of lighthearted humor to tickle funnybones of every age (“get ready to Tricera-STOP here…”)! Visitors can opt for the original audio tour in English and Spanish or a brand-new audio adventure led by Safari Sarah with the rest of the crew serving up A BIG surprise for everyone at the end!

 

In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there will be opportunities to visit with one-of-a-kind baby dinosaurs and the Jurassic Quest team of dino trainers. Though no two visits are ever the same, all attendees will leave with the same bragging rights, “We Survived Jurassic Quest 2021!”

 

More than 2 million people have attended the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru since the national tour launched in June with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Detroit, Atlanta, Orlando, Cincinnati, Houston and more.

 

Designed to be thrilling but not scary for our littlest adventurers, big or small, young or old, Jurassic Quest Drive Thru guests have a dino-mite time!

 

TICKETS & LOGISTICS

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru adventurers will need to buy tickets in advance online at www.jurassicquest.com. Tickets are $49 per vehicle and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Guests must travel through the drive-thru in the comfort of their own vehicle – no rentals or golf carts will be provided, and walkers are not allowed. To ensure participant safety, all guests must ride inside their vehicles (yes, pets inside vehicles are allowed), no riders in truck beds, however. Trailers are also not allowed – we’re worried they might tempt the hungry dinos too much! Oversized vehicles and vehicles with 9 or more riders are permitted but must contact Customer Service, customerservice@jurassicquest.com, for pricing and scheduling. A full list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found online at https://www.jurassicquest.com/drive-thru-faqs.

Fishers Parks announces 2021 Fishers Summer Concert Series

The Fishers Summer Concert Series hosted by Fishers Parks will return beginning June 1, featuring local and national performing acts in the heart of downtown Fishers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive). The free concert series includes performances on Tuesday and Friday evenings, presented by IU Health Saxony, and Wednesday lunchtime concerts presented by Meyer Najem. The series will conclude with the return of the popular two-day Blues Fest celebration on Labor Day Weekend.

 

Fishers Parks continues to monitor federal, state and local guidelines daily, and will adapt accordingly. Admission is free (limited first come, first served). Operating restrooms, hand washing, and sanitization stations will be available on site. Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks. No outside alcohol allowed. Vendors will be available on site to purchase adult drinks and other refreshments. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

The 2021 season lineup includes:

 

Tuesday Nights
Starting June 1 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

  • June 1: Living Proof
  • June 8: Karma Band
  • June 15: Mike & Joe
  • June 22: The Midtown Mad Men
  • June 29: Cool City Band
  • July 6: The Nauti Yachtys
  • July 13: Henry Lee Summer
  • July 20: Country Summer
  • July 27: Toy Factory

Friday Nights
Starting June 25 | 8 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

  • June 25: SPARK! Fishers – Spin Doctors: Grammy nominated band best known for their early 90’s hits, "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong,” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 7 and No. 17, respectively.
  • July 2: Free Fallin – The Tom Petty Concert Experience
  • Sunday, July 4: GlamëricA – A tribute to the awesome era that was ‘80s hair and glam metal!
  • July 9: Pearl Jam Tribute - Chicago
  • July 16: Purple Veins – The Essential Prince Tribute Band
  • July 23: Hard Day’s Night Beatles Tribute
  • July 30: Creedence Revived – The World Premier CCR Tribute Band
  • August 6: Heroes – The David Bowie Experience
  • August 13: The Soul Pocket Band – A night of R&B and Dance classics
  • August 20: Pink Droyd – The North American Theatrical Pink Floyd Concert with Laser Light Show
  • August 27: Uptown Funk – Tribute to Bruno Mars
  • September 3-4: Fishers Blues Fest – the full lineup will be announced soon

Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts
June 2 – August 25 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Central Green (1 Municipal Drive)
*indicates children’s entertainment

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.

 

 

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