Entertainment News Archives for 2021-04

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.





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.




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.