A popular summer series returns to downtown Indianapolis with a spectacular lineup of entertainers. The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) invites guests to the 2021 Concerts on the Canal season along with Free Admission Thursdays, July 1 through July 29.
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 2021 lineup is as follows:
• July 1: Cool City Band featuring Laney Wilson and Troy Thomas Jr. – Swingin’ music of the lounge era
• July 8: Midtown MadMen – High-energy throwback Rock n’ Roll
• July 15: Hopkins and Miller – Sunset Stomp Jazz 1920s/1930s
• July 22: Tad Robinson – Soul and Rock
• July 29: Brenda Williams – Classic R&B
Due to CDC guidelines, table and seating capacity has been reduced. Free seating will be limited to the grassy areas along the Canal Walk only. No seating will be permitted along the History Center entryways or the Terrace stairways.
Guests can also purchase seating on the History Center’s Kruse Family Stardust Terrace in tables of eight ($80/$60 IHS members) or tables of four ($60/$40 IHS members). The Terrace is a smoke-free and pet-free zone. While many performances are at or near sell-out level, additional tables may be added as guidelines change.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be delayed or moved indoors. Seating arrangements may be adjusted in order to comply with current CDC and capacity guidelines.
Food and beverage service will be available from the Stardust Terrace Café by Jonathan Byrd’s. Guests may also bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages to the concerts. All alcohol must be purchased and consumed on-site.
Free parking at the History Center is on a first-come basis. Nearby street or garage parking is available for a fee. The 2021 Concerts on the Canal series is presented by OneAmerica.
In addition, volunteers are needed for Concerts on the Canal from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. to assist with concert set up and tear down and to answer basic visitor questions. Anyone interested should call (317) 233-3902 or contact Toni Shipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History Center will also offer free admission on Thursdays in July, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as on Saturday, July 3, for a celebration of Independence Day. For more information about IHS, go to www.indianahistory.org.