Summer Gazebo concert schedule released

One of Carmel's best summer traditions is about to kick off again — the 2014 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo

The Series at the Gazebo begins its 21st year on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the ever-popular Flying Toasters, performing a variety of crowd-pleasing tunes.

Concerts continue on Wednesday evenings through Aug. 6 at the Gazebo at Carmel Civic Square (there will be no concert on July 2nd, due to Carmelfest activities).  All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and last approximately 75 minutes.

 Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic supper to enjoy this Carmel summer tradition.  In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Fire Station #41 bay area of the Steven A. Couts Fire Headquarters located at Two Civic Square, immediately north of the Fountain.

The 2014 series offers nine family-friendly concerts featuring a mix of pop, rock, jazz, and country musical performances.  In addition, at 6 p.m. on both June 11 and July 9, children’s favorite, Ruditoonz, will give a performance for kids of all ages!

Attendance at the free concerts has increased steadily to as many as 2,500 persons each Wednesday since the series began in 1993.  The Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo is presented by the Carmel Fountain Square Committee, a non-profit volunteer organization.  The series is totally funded by individual and corporate sponsors.  A detailed listing of the sponsors for the 2014 series is attached.

 Here are details of the concerts:

>>> June 4 – Flying Toasters: One of Indy’s hottest club bands, the Flying Toasters, brings fun and party perfection to any event. Six vocalists coupled with talented musicians always energize a crowd and leave a lasting impression.

>>> June 11 – Big Rosco & The Hammers: A premier party dance band – Big Rosco plays an ever-expanding song list from disco, funk, R&B, classic rock, country and current mega hits.  This band delivers a show full of rock & roll power and energy.

>>> June 18 – The Bishops: Always a great entertainment choice, The Bishops, bring entertainment, musical variety, professional-level musicianship and sound – a show that many label "the best cover band touring Indianapolis today."

>>> June 25 – Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra: The nationally-recognized Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra (IJO) is a premier professional repertory large jazz ensemble and Indiana’s official ambassador of big band jazz. Composed of leading professional instrumentalists and vocalists from central Indiana, the IJO was created to preserve and advance the dynamic history of the big band.

>>> July 9 – My Yellow Rickshaw: This band weaves humor, variety and seamless covers into every show with a refreshing lineup of sounds including mandolin, upright bass, keytar and fiddle.  They present a unique repertoire, while being tongue-in-cheek with the self-deprecating moniker, "Indy's self-proclaimed number one pop, rock, bluegrass and R&B cover band."

>>> July 16 – The Woomblies Orchestra: This band’s set list includes a wide selection of classic rock, soul and R&B hits, as well as original songs.  They play a little bit of everything, including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, Radiohead, James Brown and Marvin Gaye.

>>> July 23 – Zanna-Doo!: Indianapolis-based Zanna-Doo! is a high energy dance band providing soulful vocals and solid beats that keep fans moving. They mingle tunes from several genres including rock, disco, Motown, retro, 90's and current top 40 hits.

>>> July 30 – Blair and Company: Well known around Carmel, Blair & Company performs a variety of music – including R&B, pop, jazz, rock & roll, Motown and other favorite standards. Strong vocals and great music are always big crowd pleasers.

>>> August 6 – Endless Summer Band: One of the most in demand variety bands, ESB will once again close out the Gazebo season.  They offer great variety, performing smash hits from yesterday and today while incorporating high energy and audience participation.

Sponsors of the 2014 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo

Bravo! (Gift $1,001 – $1,500) – Cathedral High School, City of Carmel, Duke Energy, Jones & Henry Engineers Ltd., M/I Homes, Old Town Design Group, Turkle & Associates,  

Devotee! (Gift up to $500) – Butler Barber Shop, Carmel Lions Club, Carol Skinner, Artist, Carmel United Methodist Church, Glenn Taylor, Gradex, Inc., Greg Hazel, Kristoff & Assoc. Family Dental, DDS, Vine & Branch, Inc.

Salute! (Gift of $501 – $1,000) – Carmel Auto Contours.

For a complete listing of the concert dates and performers visit the Gazebo Concerts page on the