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Gazebo Concert Series expands in 2018 - Celebrates 25 Years

2 shows added through end of Sept.; season opens June 6

Post Date:04/06/2018 10:30 AM


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City of Carmel
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032



Date:               April 5, 2018
Contact:          Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release:          Immediate

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Gazebo Concert Series expands in 2018 

Celebrates 25 Years

 2 shows added through end of Sept.; season opens June 6

Carmel, IN – The popular Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo will expand in 2018 with two additional concerts and a season that now extends through the end of September. The 2018 season will consist of 16 family-friendly concerts and mark the 25th Concert Series at the Gazebo. Kicking off the season on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. will be the ever-popular Flying Toasters performing a variety of crowd-pleasing tunes.

The FREE family concerts continue on Wednesday evenings through September 26 (except for July 4) at the Gazebo at Carmel Civic Square. Performers feature a mix of pop, rock, jazz and country musical performances. All shows will begin a half-hour sooner at 7 p.m. through the entire season. In addition, at 6 p.m. on both June 20 and August 29, children’s favorite, Ruditoonz, will give a performance for kids of all ages!

Attendance at the free concerts has increased steadily since the series began in 1993. Now, as many as 2,500 people attend each Wednesday. The Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo is presented by the Carmel Fountain Square Committee, a non-profit volunteer organization and is fully funded by local government, individual and corporate sponsors.

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, north of the fountain.

The City will continue having recycling bins alongside trash receptacles on the lawn of the Gazebo. Also returning is the popular “Bike There, Borrow A Chair” program that allows patrons to ride their bikes to Civic Square and then borrow a chair for the concert, courtesy of the National Bank of Indianapolis. Please note that the Fountain Square Committee has a no pet policy on the lawn of City Hall during the Gazebo Concerts.

For a complete listing of the concert dates and performers, please see the attached schedule or visit the Gazebo Concerts page on the website.  

A detailed listing of the concerts for the 2018 series is attached.


2018 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo

Wednesday Evenings: June 6 – September 26


June 6 – Flying Toasters

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

June 13 – Rick K & The Allnighters

Let “America’s Most Exciting Show Band”, Rick K. & The Allnighters, take you on a high speed, cross country tour of rock’s greatest hits, from the 50’s through today!

June 20 – Hunter Smith Band

Midwest living rock ‘n roll loving band featuring all original music. Part country, part rock, part pop, part alternative, ALL exceedingly entertaining.

June 27 – My Yellow Rickshaw

Everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) from Skynard to Usher, Zac Brown Band to Miley, The Temptations to Bieber, even rap and an Irish jig or two!

July 4 –No Show

July 11 – Blue River Band

The Midwest premier country band with a splash of Rock & Roll. Known for their high energy, fun, charisma and all around great music, they will keep you on your toes all night, and coming back for more time and time again.

July 18 – 45 RPM (Sponsored by Indiana Members Credit Union)

A multinational band that takes its audience on a magical journey back to the music that changed rock history. Faithfully reproducing the hits of the British invasion and America’s musical response!

July 25 – Parrots of the Caribbean

The Parrots of the Caribbean, a.k.a. POTC Band, is the high energy, original trop-rock stage show that “puts the ROCK in Tropical Rock” as we feature a “Salute to Jimmy Buffett.”

August 1 – The Bishops (Sponsored by Indiana Members Credit Union)

25th Anniversary Celebration

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.”

August 8 – Dave & Whitney

From their cowboy boots to their down home roots…. Country music has seeped into their veins right from the Southern Indiana soil. They grew up on well water, bluegrass pickin’ and gospel singin.’

August 15 – Stella Luna & the Satellites

Stella Luna & the Satellites have created a buzz with their high-energy live shows performing today’s current hits, crowd favorites and timeless classics from many different styles of music.

August 22 – The Woomblies Rock Orchestra

This band’s set list includes a wide selection of classic rock, soul and R&B hits, all with the backing of a string orchestra.

August 29 – Soul Street

With a fat brass section, a tight rhythm pocket and scorching vocals, Soul Street entertains by generating recognizable and dance-able renditions of your past R&B/soul favorites!

Sept. 5 – Mix Tape

Indy's premier 90's party band... with a few new and classic tunes too!

Sept. 12 – Mike 7 Joe

Mike and Joe is a really good modern rock cover band based out of Chicago. It's kind of as simple as that. "Kind of," except for the fact that the band is widely regarded by its peers as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the entire nation. It's impressive.

Sept. 19 - Endless Summer Band (Sponsored by Indiana Members Credit Union)

The nation's most IN DEMAND Variety Band now in our 25th year. ESB is xtreme musical variety playing smash hits from yesterday and today. High energy choreography and AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION!! HUNDREDS of special events and wedding receptions every year!

Sept. 26 - The Doo! Indianapolis based "The Doo" aka Zanna-Doo! is a high energy dance band providing soulful vocals and rock solid beats that keep fans moving all night long!

Also be sure to catch RUDITOONZ children’s show at 6 p.m. on June 20th & August 29th!




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