Entertainment News Archives for 2019-06

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