Palladium tickets on sale for 2014-15 season in Carmel

Highlights include Tony Bennett, Itzhak Perlman, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Wynton Marsalis

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts – home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater – are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. The season lineup is outlined on the Center for the Performing Arts’ website:

Highlights from the new season include the incomparable Tony Bennett, composer and songwriter extraordinaire Randy Newman, the full-length classical ballet Sleeping Beauty, the up-and-coming Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids, George Benson in a tribute to Nat King Cole, the historic return of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea in a rare duo performance, country superstar Martina McBride, holiday shows by Dave Koz, George Winston, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, as well as an appearance by the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman, among other must-see artists.

As a non-profit arts and cultural organization, the Center for the Performing Arts relies on subscription sales, generous individual gifts, and sponsorships to fulfill its mission to welcome, engage, inspire and transform. The new season represents multiple series, including Country, Printing Partners Classical, The Stratford Songbook, Taft Law Jazz & Blues, Coca-Cola World Stage, and The Buck Group Dance. In addition to the six series, the Center will present Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock, Spotlight, Holiday, and CNO Financial Group Family shows.

2014-2015 Center Presents Season

The Stratford Songbook Series

Tommy Tune:  Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales
Accompanied by his music director, Michael Biagi on piano
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
In Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, Broadway’s tallest tapper takes to the world’s smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship – all on only 4 square feet. “You have to see it to believe it.”  – P.T. Barnum

George Benson
Inspiration:  A Tribute to Nat King Cole    
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7pm, Palladium
In his four-decade career, George Benson has garnered ten Grammy Awards, been heralded as an unparalleled jazz guitarist, and a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication.  Benson brings heartfelt renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs and will perform with an orchestra.  The evening is a tribute to Nat and his memorable voice in music, and for his creation of a timeless body of work that continues to inspire artists around the world.

Tony Bennett with Very Special Guest Antonia Bennett
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
As timeless and treasured as the songs he made famous, Tony Bennett has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, including 10 million in the last 10 years. “My ambition is to actually sound better as I get older. It's all about meaning it more, giving it more depth,” Bennett says. His “Duets II” album  (à Italics AND quotes? Just checking) debuted at No. 1, making him the only recording artist in history to achieve this at age 85!

Randy Newman
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7pm, Palladium
Randy Newman has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters in popular music.  His songwriting success includes other artists popularizing his work:  Three Dog Night had a hit with “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)” and Joe Cocker scored with the hilariously lascivious “You Can Leave Your Hat On.”  (àPunctuation to be moved inside quote) Newman’s own Top 40 success came with the most unlikely track, “Short People.”  Other hits include “It’s Money That I Love” and “I Love L.A.”  He has been a prolific film composer, a regular Academy Award nominee and an Oscar winner for “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc.

Michael Feinstein with Marilyn Maye
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7pm, Palladium
A concert evening featuring multi-platinum, five-time Grammy and two-time Emmy nominee, Michael Feinstein.  He will perform favorites from the Great American Songbook.

The Buck Group Dance Series

Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm, Tarkington
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm, Tarkington
An evening of visually stunning and highly emotive works from Mexico’s premiere contemporary choreographer. All ticket holders are invited to enjoy a Q&A with the artistic director and dancers immediately following the performance.
Made in Mexico (Hecho en Mexico)
Waters of Forgetfulness, 1998 (Las Aguas del Olvido)
Ex-stasis, 2010

Diavolo:  “Architecture in Motion”
Jacques Heim, Artistic Director
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8pm, Tarkington
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8pm, Tarkington 
Brace yourself for a full-throttle evening of entertainment that combines the artistry and beauty of dance with the power and gravity-defying feats of world champion stunt performers, gymnasts, and martial artists.  Thrilling and playful, Diavolo creates a powerful and provocative production that will amaze you.  Internationally renowned for the unique way in which they reinvent dance, re-imagine theatre, and redefine thrills, Diavolo takes movement, athletics, and daring to the extreme, creating abstract narratives about the human experience using surreal architectural set pieces.
Transit Space

Russian National Ballet Theatre
The Sleeping Beauty
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8pm, Tarkington
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm, Tarkington
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3pm, Tarkington
The crown jewel of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa's career, The Sleeping Beauty is the magical fairy tale of the beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. Brought to life by one of Moscow's finest ballet companies, this enchanting tale is set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. A grand theme of good versus evil, the ballet is about the story of Aurora, who has been cursed since birth by the evil fairy Carabosse. After pricking her finger on a spindle, the princess and her whole kingdom fall into a deep sleep that will last one hundred years until she is saved by the brave prince, Désiré.  Performed by a company that is dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet.

Youth America Grand Prix
Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3pm, Palladium
Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition that awards scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide.  We present YAPG (àSpelling: the P and G are swapped) finalists and stars of the world’s leading dance companies in a thrilling evening of classical ballet excerpts.  YAGP's level of reputation as a showcase for dance students from America and abroad is such that even passing the preliminary round to be selected to participate in the New York City Finals gives a participant an important distinction and a boost to their professional dance career.

Taft Law Jazz & Blues Series

Al Jarreau
Saturday, September 20 at 8pm, Palladium
Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures.  He has garnered  seven Grammy Awards across jazz, pop and R&B genres and scores of international music awards. Known for acclaimed albums, the theme from Moonlighting and his most recognizable hit, “We’re In This Love Together,” Jarreau always finds new ways to mix things up and maintain his signature sound as "the voice of versatility." 

Big Band Holidays:  Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest Cécile McLorin Salvant
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will add soul and swing to the holiday season.  Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists under the leadership of musical director and trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis. 
Cécile McLorin Salvant has exploded on the jazz scene as a masterful interpreter of song, with a canny ability to select unique and rarely performed repertoire. A rising star in the jazz scene, Salvant joins the orchestra for an evening of big band holiday jazz at its best.

Stanley Clarke Trio
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7pm, Palladium
Four-time Grammy winner Stanley Clarke has achieved “living legend” status and he is known as the liberator of the electric and acoustic basses.  Clarke has been a constant force of nature in American music since the early 1970s with the success of the jazz-fusion group Return To Forever.  He has the distinction of being the first bassist in history to headline sold-out world tours and have gold albums. He was also the first to double on acoustic and electric bass with equal virtuosity and ferocity.   Clarke has received Emmy nominations for his film scores, and he was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year and bassist winner of Playboy’s Music Award for ten straight years. Clarke was honored with Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of Guitar Player Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats.” 

Dee Dee Bridgewater:  A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
Using music from her double Grammy Award winning CD, Dear Ella, Dee Dee Bridgewater sings the songs of the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.  This dazzling tribute to her musical mentor, Ella Fitzgerald, garnered two Grammy Awards for “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals.”.

Wayne Shorter Quartet
Featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
One of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz, Wayne Shorter celebrates a legendary career spanning more than half a century.  His Wayne Shorter Quartet live performances are called “exercises in superlative overload.”  Calling it “the most skillful, mutually attuned and fearlessly adventurous small jazz group on the planet,” the UK Guardian said that the quartet “celebrates humanity’s hope for harmony.”  Shorter is joined by pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade, all virtuosos and bandleaders in their own right.  Their new Blue Note album, Without a Net, is his first for the label in over four decades and is an astounding document of an artist reaching and exploring, still very much at the peak of his powers. The session netted Shorter 2013 DownBeat magazine Critics Poll wins for Jazz Album, Jazz Group, Soprano Saxophone and Jazz Artist of the Year.

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
For over half a century, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea have been blazing their own paths of artistic innovation at the keyboard. From the great Miles Davis bands of the 60's, to the stadium-filling, genre-shattering Headhunters and Return to Forever of the 70's, to the unparalleled, award-winning careers ever since.  Hancock and Corea are among the most important influences on jazz—and beyond—of our time.  In a rare and historic duo performance, jazz royalty will reign on the Palladium stage as they come together for a very special evening of music.

Spotlight Shows

The 5 Browns
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
Classics and popular show tunes with a fresh energy and dynamic character played with 440 keys and 45 feet of piano.  The 5 Browns have the distinction of being the only family of five to be simultaneously accepted at Juilliard. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7pm, Palladium
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this renowned Grammy nominated a cappella quintet in a fiery and engaging blend of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music. This show will be sign language interpreted.

Ethan Bortnick
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7pm, Palladium
Ethan Bortnick, the youngest performer ever to headline his own concert tour, will bring his captivating new family music special to the Palladium.  At only 13 years old, Ethan has already moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer and entertainer. In 2011, he made history as the youngest entertainer to headline a show in Las Vegas.

Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 7pm, Palladium
Spend a hilarious evening with actor and comedian, Jim Belushi, as he and some friends bring their brand-new sketch comedy show to the Palladium. With more than 30 years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, Belushi is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy show that features members of the Chicago Board of Comedy.

The Priests
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:30pm, Palladium
The Priests released their eponymously-titled debut album in 2008 and their career instantly reached the heavens.  Album sales secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest-selling classical debut ever.  They have sung to audiences that include the British Royal Family and the Irish President.  They were nominated for Classical Brit Awards for Classical Album of the Year for three consecutive years and in 2010, they shared a stage with Pope Benedict XIV in London’s Hyde Park.  The Priests are three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland.

Holiday Shows

George Winston
Thursday, November 20 at 7:30pm, Tarkington
“Innovative, celebrated and accomplished.  Winston is the real deal.”  RAB, Toledo City Paper
Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston plays over 100 solo concerts a year.  His concerts feature a variety of styles, including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.  He performs songs from his seasonal favorites AUTUMN, DECEMBER, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER, as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums LINUS & LUCY –THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, and LOVE WILL COME-THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, VOL. 2, and more.    

Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:30pm, Palladium
This will be the first ever Symphony Tour for Celtic Thunder, who will depart from their traditional and critically-acclaimed large set productions to perform songs from their 2013 chart-topping album Christmas Voices in a dynamic live music experience accentuated by the instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra.  Holiday favorites and their signature hits will be featured.

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2014
With special guests Jonathan Butler, Christopher Cross and Maysa
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7pm, Palladium
While jolly ol’ St. Nick is busy making his list and checking it twice, Santa Koz is coming to town. Multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz has become synonymous with the season, thanks to his high-energy holiday tour, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. “Dave Koz = Christmas,” said the El Paso Times and assured readers, “There really is a…Santa Koz,” calling the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour “a must see show.”

Printing Partners Classical Series

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Jonathan Biss, piano
Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 8pm, Palladium
This celebrated conductor-less ensemble continues its tradition of collaboration with the world’s finest soloists.  Pianist Jonathan Biss reveals his commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts that have garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences.
ROSSINI               Overture to “Cambiale di Matrimonio”
BEETHOVEN      Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (à the “M” in  “minor” should be lowercase)
ZWILICH             “Prologue and Variations”
POULENC            “Sinfonietta”

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Kogan, conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
An all-Tchaikovsky evening with one of the foremost interpreters of classic Russian composers. 
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy [final version 1880], TH 42c 
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36 

Emerson String Quartet
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
Declared “America’s greatest quartet” by Time Magazine, this ensemble is praised worldwide for its insightful performances, dynamic artistry, and technical mastery.  The quartet has garnered eight Grammy Awards including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group.
HAYDN               Op. 33, No. 5
MOZART             K. 387
BEETHOVEN     Op. 74, "Harp”

National Symphony Orchestra of México
Enrique Bátiz, music director and chief conductor
Alfonso Moreno, guitar
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, Palladium
JOAQUIN TURINA             Danzas Fantasticas Op. 22
JOAQUIN RODRIGO         Concierto de Aranjuez
BRAHMS                              Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra with Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher has received international recognition since his 1944 debut that established him as one of the world’s premier classical pianists. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, he was recognized as "a consummate musician whose career is a testament to the life-affirming power of art."  A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. They aim to pass on the spirit of collaboratively-empowered music to the next generation.
SUK                        Serenade for Strings in E flat, Op. 6
MOZART              Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in F Major ("Lodron," "Concerto No.7"), K.242
DVORÁK              Three Slavonic Dances (arranged for AFC)
MOZART              Symphony No. 29 in A Major

Itzhak Perlman
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7pm
Reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman, is beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, and he is treasured by audiences around the world who respond to his remarkable artistry and his irrepressible joy for making music.  Repertoire to be announced in the spring.

CNO Financial Group Family Shows

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: “Cirque Peking”
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
One of the world’s most acclaimed acrobatic troupes, the National Acrobats of China thrill audiences with their agility and flexibility as they perform daring feats with common objects. You will be astounded and thrilled with their unique combination of acrobatic and circus prowess.

SPENCERS: Theatre of Illusion
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm and 7pm, Tarkington
Described as “Modern Day Houdinis” by the critics, the Spencers blend theatrical elements of a Broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert as they take their audience to the brink of impossibility.  A unique fusion of magic and illusion.  You won’t believe your eyes!

Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live!  Buddy’s Big Adventure
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10am and 2pm, Tarkington
Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth … and rode trains!  Kids will be up and dancing in the aisles.

Coca-Cola World Stage Series

Zakir Hussain
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 7pm, Tarkington
Zakir Hussain has elevated the status of the Indian tabla throughout the world.  A child prodigy, he began touring at the age of 12 and is recognized as one of the world’s leading percussionists, and as a chief architect of the world music movement with his many collaboration with artists who cross and transcend diverse genres.  He has garnered Grammy Awards, a National Heritage Fellowship, and was named Best Percussionist in the 2012 Downbeat Critics’ Poll, among other accolades.  His tours include his own Masters of Percussion; the Global Drum Project with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead; and with YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8pm, Studio Theater
International music sensation, Samité, performs an evening of world music inspired by the captivating rhythms and indigenous instruments of Africa and his native Uganda. You will be mesmerized as his smooth vocals are accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various world flutes.

Tango Buenos Aires
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
Tango Buenos Aires is internationally recognized as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango.  The epic life of Eva Perón, from her humble beginnings to Argentina’s First Lady, is interpreted through traditional Tango dance and music.

The Assad Brothers with Robero Lubambo:
Samba Exótico
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7pm, Palladium
Brazil’s Assad brothers have created a new standard of exceptional artistry and guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression.  Their repertoire includes original music composed by Sérgio and his re-workings of folk and jazz music as well as Latin music of almost every style.  Their standard classical repertoire includes the great Baroque keyboard literature and adaptations of works by diverse arts such as Gershwin, Ginastera and Debussy.  This will be an event that blends styles, periods and cultures.  They are joined by Brazilian jazz guitarist extraordinaire, Romero Lubambo.

Eileen Ivers:  Beyond the Bog Road
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7pm, Palladium
Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin.  Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, the original Musical Star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, movie soundtracks, performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide…  Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today.
Eileen created Beyond the Bog Road, a multimedia concert of music, story, dance and film to celebrate the journey of the Irish immigrant and to showcase how Irish music and dance have integrated with various roots music of North America to create one of the richest cross fertilizations of folk music styles in the world.  This is a celebration of the immigrant’s journey, the story of the Irish immigrant’s impact on American and America’s impact on the Irish immigrant.

Country Series

Martina McBride
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
Martina has amassed 11 Grammy nominations, 4 CMA Awards, 3 ACM Awards, multiple double and triple platinum records, 20 top-10 hits and six No. 1 smashes. She has achieved such astounding success by singing lyrics of substance and songs that challenge listeners. “I take pride that I stand up for what I believe in, that I don’t necessarily play it safe,” she comments.
Martina’s solo hits include such enduring classics as “Wild Angels,” “Safe in the Arms of Love,” “Wrong Again,” “Blessed,” “My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am),” “Life #9,” “Love’s the Only House,” “Whatever You Say,” “Where Would You Be,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes” and “Independence Day.”

Trace Adkins
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross, and has performed seven USO Tours.

Home Free 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30pm, Palladium

This a cappella band was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off," and they continue to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.

Kix Brooks
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm, Palladium
Wine Tasting at 6pm, Palladium (Wine ticket required for admittance)
Kix Brooks is half of the highest selling duo in country music, Brooks & Dunn.  They sold more than 30 million records, had 23 number 1 hits, and recently set a new record with their 41st top 10 single, breaking a tie with Alabama as the group with the most Top 10 country singles.  For three years, Kix has served as host of the syndicated radio show American Country Countdown, and in 2009, he was honored with the National Broadcasting Personality of the Year award by the CMA.
Pre-concert wine tasting: Celebrate the evening with a tasting of select wines prior to an evening of great artistry with Kix Brooks!  Tasting begins at 6pm and a wine tasting ticket is required for admission:  Your concert ticket will not provide admittance to this event.

The Charlie Daniels Band
Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7pm, Palladium
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  Don’t miss your favorites like “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “Uneasy Rider” and more foot stompin’, fiddlegrass from the master! (à 2 songs with punctuation outside of quote)

Tracy Lawrence
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
With twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten, eighteen number one singles, and sales of more than thirteen million albums, Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in country music.  Favorites include “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.”  His music has inspired a new generation of artists including Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan who frequently pay tribute to him.

Vince Gill
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, superstar Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music.  His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class.  

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock Shows

Gladys Knight
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8pm, Palladium
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight has earned number one hits in pop, R&B and adult contemporary, and she continues to triumph in film and television.  She has unassailable artistry in all her endeavors and is referred to as Empress of Soul and Motown royalty with hits such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Midnight Train To Georgia,” and “Love Overboard.”
In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30pm, Palladium
Grammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz, with Nathaniel Smith, Alex Hargreaves, and Paul Kowert, offer an evening of collaborative performance in front of one microphone.

Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country’s finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30pm, Palladium
Swing In The Holidays with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!
Celebrate the holidays in big band style with the high-energy and swank sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.  These masters of contemporary swing launched the 1990s craze for classic American dance music and they celebrate their 21st anniversary. Shake and move to their inimitable grooves!

The Fab Four
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8pm, Palladium
“The best Beatles show in the world.”  LA Times
The ultimate Beatles show.  They have amazed audiences around the world with their uncanny, note-for-note, live renditions of the Beatles' catalogue.  Hosted by "Ed Sullivan," this incredible multimedia stage production, complete with three costume changes, will make you think you are experiencing the real thing.  If you want to see the best Beatles show in the world, you won't want to miss The Fab Four.

Peanut Butter & Jam

Explore musical genres alongside your children on Saturday morning at 10:30am.  Purchase of a child’s ticket includes free admission for two adults and tickets are $10.  The experience includes music, touch and play time with musical instruments and an artist Q&A.  These events are under 1 hour and are specially geared for youth aged 1-7.  There is limited capacity for these events.  To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 317.843.3800.

Bongo Boy!
September 20
A morning of primal beats, rhythm, movement, and drumming!

Mariachi sol Jalisciese
October 18
Discover the  traditional costume and music of Mexico that originated hundreds of years ago on the ranches and in small towns in Mexico. 

Kelli Lewis from Music Together
November 22
Jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and cabaret in a musical morning from an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them.

Wind and String Ensemble 
December 6
Holiday sounds of the season with members of the Hendricks Symphonic Society!

Indy Hula
January 10
Polynesian song and dance showcase the modern and ancient Hawaiian hula, and the dances of Samoa, New Zealand, the Marquesas, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands.

Assante Children’s Theatre  (ACT)
February 21
Celebrate the musical contributions of the greatest Doo Wop, Soul, Gospel and R&B groups of all time!  ACT is a youth organization committed to enriching the lives of young people so they become empowered citizens of the world.

March 21
A celebration of Irish music!  Discover traditional instruments such as the hammered dulcimer, field organ, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery and harp.

The Fourth Wall (flute/dance/hybrid)
April 25
Stretching the boundaries of instrumental performance, The Fourth Wall performs interdisciplinary performance works and reinterprets established repertoire to make music that leaps from the stage.

May 2
Salaam takes the audience on a journey through Morocco and Istanbul with an introduction to the culture and music of the Middle East.  Along the way, families learn a traditional "beledi" rhythm and greetings in Arabic and Hebrew. Salaam brings faraway lands close to home!