are plenty of ways to enjoy downtown
Indianapolis in the summer, and the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is
offering two—both time-honored favorite Concerts on the Canal and its Museum
Nights on the Canal program. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History
Center, home of the IHS and the Indiana
Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis,
along the picturesque, historic Central
On Thursday evenings this summer, the IHS will host
some of the area’s best performers. The concert lineup includes a diverse
selection of musical styles, from jazz, blues and classic rock to big band, swing
and the Great American Songbook. Local and regional favorites like Cathy
Morris, Tad Robinson, Zanna-doo!, Everett Greene and Orchesta Bravo! are just a
few of the acts on this season’s schedule.
Concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays
from May 23 to Aug. 8, with the exception of the annual Independence Day Bash
on July 4, which will kick off at 5 p.m. with the Indianapolis Municipal Band
and feature Peace Train.
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and
non-alcoholic beverages to Concerts on the Canal, but food service is also
provided in the History
Center’s Stardust Terrace
Café and at an outdoor grill, both operated by Hoaglin To Go. All alcohol must
be purchased on-site, and a cash bar will be offered. No pets and no smoking
are allowed on the Plaza. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served
basis in the History
Center’s parking lot.
Seating can be purchased on the Kruse Family
Stardust Terrace in tables of eight ($45/$40 IHS members) or four ($35/$30 IHS
members), and single-seats at the community table ($10/$9 for IHS members).
Free seating is available across the canal on a grassy knoll that acts as a
natural amphitheater. To reserve a table in advance or more information, call
the IHS at (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.
The 2013 Concerts on the Canal series is presented by Lake City Bank, in
partnership with IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology.
Thursday concert dates in June and July, IHS’s Museum Nights on the Canal will
offer free Indiana Experience admission, as well as hands-on activities and
extra entertainment, from 4 to 8 p.m. Indiana
Experience admission will also be free on July 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Indiana Experience includes a set
of several interactive opportunities that use cutting-edge technology
and interactive elements to connect visitors with the state’s history in
exciting and meaningful ways. The Museum
Nights on the Canal program is funded by The Lacy Foundation.
1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting
people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the
state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains
the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana
and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called
the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to
local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors
teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
For more information, images or to
schedule an interview, contact Amy
Lamb, Media Relations Manager, at (317)
232-1878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.