Thursday, July 29, 2010


Each year, Indy Parks and Recreation produces a full season of music, movies and more for you and your family. Featuring a wide variety of artistic styles - classical and popular, fun and romantic, hot and smooth - we bring it all to a comfortable outdoor setting near you. From folk music at Eagle Creek Park to jazz and blues at Watkins Park, there is a colorful selection of concerts and artists for all. Most events are free, and all feature gifted local and regional artists that you're sure to enjoy.

Eagle Creek Park's free and alternating series of concerts continues in August on Wednesday evenings at the Marina. A park favorite, Blueberry Jam, plays August 4 as part of the In Concert with Nature series and on August 11 Pharez Whitted, a celebrated Jazz Trumpeter, is featured at the Jazz on the Point series. In Concert with Nature's final presentation features the Deep Fryed Acoustiblasters August 18 and Frank Glover rounds out the Jazz on the Point series August 25. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. $5 gate fee still applies.

Holliday Park's last free concert features the high energy Motown/R&B band Living Proof on August 5.

Broad Ripple Jazz Concerts begin in August to warm-up Friday evenings with a stunning and eclectic group of artists:

* Kate Lamont and her band of players and singers on August 6
* Kenny Phelps and energetic, electrifying band Hananeel on August 13
* The dynamic vocalist Cynthia Layne on August 20
* Gary Walters and Friends on August 27

Also free in August:

Jazz in the Park continues August 1 at Bethel Park featuring The Sounds of Essence and returns to Watkins Park with Blues on August 8 with On Cue. Finnell Factor will be the feature ensemble for Jazz on August 29 at Watkins Park. Concerts start at 5:00 p.m.

The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra will be the featured artist at the beautiful and historic Sunken Garden in Garfield Park on August 14 at 6:00 p.m.

On August 21, the Friends of Irving Circle Park Concert Series features Audio Diner at 7:00 p.m.

On August 28, the Irvington Artist Series at Ellenberger Park brings Epic Fail at 6:30 p.m.

Catch the last summer Movie in the Park at Thatcher Park on August 7. Showtime is at dusk. Call 327-PARK for movie titles.

Come celebrate the performing arts with Indy Parks this August! Visit for more information.

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