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IHS Announces 2017 Concerts on the Canal Lineup, Free Admission Thursdays

May 15, 2017

Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is pleased to announce the 2017 Concerts on the Canal lineup. The popular summer series returns to downtown Indianapolis Thursday nights, May 25 through July 27, and features a special Fourth of July concert. In addition, IHS is offering free admission and extended hours at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on concert Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on July 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All performances are from 6 to 8 p.m. The 2017 lineup features a variety of styles, from jazz, blues and musical theater to rock, R&B and 80s favorites. Popular area performers include Deb Mullins, Living Proof, My Yellow Rickshaw and more.

Free seating is available on the grassy area along the Canal Walk. In addition, guests can purchase seating on the History Center’s Kruse Family Stardust Terrace in tables of eight ($50/$40 IHS members) or tables of four ($40/$30 IHS members). Single seats are available at the community table ($10/$8 IHS members).

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages. Hoaglin To Go will provide a cash bar and outdoor grill, as well as service through the History Center’s Stardust Terrace Café. The Terrace is a smoke-free and pet-free zone.

IHS encourages concert guests to take full advantage of free admission and extended hours by visiting Eli Lilly Hall, which features a rotating schedule of special exhibits, and the Indiana Experience, which features IHS’s newest exhibit, You Are There 1943: Italian POWs at Atterbury. As one of IHS’s most moving exhibits to date, it introduces visitors to Italian prisoners of war in the chapel they built at Camp Atterbury during World War II.

In addition, IHS is making it possible for guests to enjoy a free admission day and concert lineup leading up to the city’s Fourth of July fireworks. On Tuesday, July 4, the History Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Indianapolis Municipal Band will perform a special concert of patriotic tunes and marches.

The 2017 Concerts on the Canal series and free admission dates are presented by Franciscan Health. For more information on IHS’s events, programs and resources, call (317) 232-1882 or visit IHS online at

About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 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 and Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, 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 provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programming. Normal operating hours for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2017 Concerts on the Canal Lineup

May 25
Hopkins and Miller
Sunset stomp jazz 1920s/1930s

June 1
In Tha Moment
Smooth jazz

June 8
Big 80s
Tribute to the 80s

June 15
CW & the Working Class
Rhythm and Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll

June 22
Twilite Nites
Little big band

June 29
Cocktail Sax
Jazz standards and pop hits

July 4
Indianapolis Municipal Band
Patriotic tunes and marches

July 6
Deb Mullins
Cabaret with a mix of standards, bluesy jazz and pop

July 13
My Yellow Rickshaw
Top 40, rock and country

July 20
Tuned In! (featuring David Mannell with Laura Hammer-Erhart, Becky Barton and Heather Hinton)
Musical theater

July 27
Living Proof
Pop, R&B and dance

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