INDIANAPOLIS—A popular summer series returns to downtown Indianapolis with new bands, as well as long-time favorites. The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) invites guests to the 2019 Concerts on the Canal season, with live music and Free Admission Thursdays, May 30 through July 18.
All Concerts on the Canal performances are from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The 2019 lineup features a variety of styles, from blues, jazz and soul to rock, pop and dance hits. Acts such as Deb Mullins and Living Proof return to the canal-side stage, while Groove Essential, Soul Deep and others make their Concerts on the Canal debut.
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 ($60/$45 IHS members) or tables of four ($50/$35 IHS members). Single seats are available at the community table ($12/$10 IHS members). The Terrace is a smoke-free and pet-free zone.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages. The History Center’s Stardust Terrace Café, outdoor grill and cash bar, operated by Hoaglin Catering, opens at 5 p.m. All alcohol must be purchased and consumed on site.
In addition, IHS encourages guests to take full advantage of free admission and extended hours at the 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. Eli Lilly Hall will feature a rotating schedule of special exhibits, while the Indiana Experience will showcase IHS’s newest offering, You Are There 1939: Exploring Angel Mounds. The new exhibit allows guests to dig into the state’s past by traveling back in time to a historic archaeological dig in Southern Indiana.
The 2019 Concerts on the Canal series is presented by OneAmerica. For reservations, contact the IHS Welcome Center at (317) 232-1882 or visit tickets.indianahistory.org.
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. Regular 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.
2019 Concerts on the Canal Lineup
Thursday, May 30
Country, rock and soul
Thursday, June 6
Thursday, June 13
Pop, R&B and dance
Thursday, June 20
Cabaret with a mix of standards, bluesy jazz and pop
Thursday, June 27
Thursday, July 4*
Soul, jazz and rock
*The History Center’s holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the concert from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 11
Party songs you love to dance to
Thursday, July 18