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Sat, Jan 01, 2022 8:00 PM - Sun, Jan 02, 2022 3:00 AM @ Melody Inn

The day after New Year’s Eve is a Saturday, which means it’s Punk Rock Night – our hangover show with three stellar bands:

Missing Fingers | Punk rock from Indianapolis, IN – album release show!

Yesterday’s Chips | Punk rock from Lafayette, IN

RAMATHORN! | Punk/rock from Indianapolis, IN

All shows are live streamed to our site and our Facebook page, watch at home safely.

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm – The Melody Inn closes at 3:00am.

Tags: Live Music, Missing Fingers, Yesterday’s Chips, RAMATHORN!



Fri, Dec 31, 2021 7:00 PM - Sat, Jan 01, 2022 3:00 AM @ The Mousetrap Bar & Grill

This is the big event! Hyryder’s Annual Grateful New Year at The Mousetrap

Hyryder is taking over The Mousetrap with a 2 night run for New Years.

Join us Thursday Dec. 30th AND Friday Dec. 31st (NYE) for the Best Grateful Dead Tribute Band In All The Land- Hyryder.


Tags: Live Music, Hyryder, Grateful Dead Tribute, New Year’s 2 Night Run



Thu, Dec 30, 2021 9:00 PM - Fri, Dec 31, 2021 1:00 AM @ The Mousetrap Bar & Grill

We’re getting NYE22 started a day early! Hyryder is taking over The Mousetrap with a 2 night run for New Years.

Join us Thursday Dec. 30th AND Friday Dec. 31st (NYE) for the Best Grateful Dead Tribute Band In All The Land- Hyryder.


Tags: Live Music, Hyryder, Grateful Dead Tribute, New Year’s 2 Night Run



Wed, Dec 29, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 29, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Watch Out Wednesdays “WOW” Show, is a new partnership with Owl Music Group, led by Valerie Phelps.

This collaboration brings together a weekly series, providing a platform for our favorite local artists in Indy.

Experience different genres of music and new up and coming talent which have been the WOW factor.

For the finale WOW performance this year, we present two of our favorite local performers, Renee King and Tommy Baldwin.

We are grateful and look forward to providing you with more exceptional artists in the new year. Stay tuned for WOW Discovery Night 2022!

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Tommy Baldwin, Renee King



Tue, Dec 28, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Dec 28, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Viva Las Vegas! Come join us at The Jazz Kitchen for an exciting evening of music, dance, and great food and drink. The Cool City Band kicks it up with dance favorites from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Etta James, Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, and many others. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to dance the night away!

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, The Cool City Band, Holidays



Sun, Dec 26, 2021 3:00 PM - Sun, Dec 26, 2021 4:45 PM @

Reiki is a powerful healing technique built on a foundation of self-care, community care and practice. Every month we bring together a wholehearted group interested in Reiki, energy work and healing for our Reiki Community Sharing Circle. No matter your level of training or depth of experience, you are welcome to join if coming together in like-hearted community resonates with you. Every person will have the opportunity to learn, to practice and to receive healing. In our 2021 classes, we will journey through the chakras from the root chakra to the crown chakra (and beyond)!

This is a hybrid class, offering options to attend in-person (space is limited and masks are required) or online. Register in advance to reserve your spot and receive your connection details if you are joining virtually.

Click here to register:
//2021 Schedule//
January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28
December 26

Tags: Reiki, healing modality, self-care, energetic work



Wed, Dec 22, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 22, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen


Join us as we sing your favorite Holiday songs, with your help, of course.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Holiday songs, Wendy Reed



Tue, Dec 21, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Dec 21, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Featuring 18 highly trained instrumentalists and vocalists, the JoySwing Jazz Orchestra creates a Big Band experience unique to today’s modern jazz clubs. JoySwing performs everything from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band, plus some amazing arrangements of your favorite contemporary hits. JoySwing is a crowd favorite at the Jazz Kitchen, one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world and continuously sells out whenever they play. The JoySwing Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Jim Butz.

Be sure to come and see this exciting Jazz Orchestra live!

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, JoySwing Jazz Orchestra, Holidays



Sun, Dec 19, 2021 6:30 PM - Sun, Dec 19, 2021 8:30 PM @

Save the Date for the Nora Luminaria Walk. On the Monon, next to Sahm’s Alehouse.

Tags: Luminaries, walk, Christmas, Holiday Celebration



Sun, Dec 19, 2021 6:00 PM - Sun, Dec 19, 2021 10:00 PM @ Irvington

A Festival of Lights

Tags: A Festival of Lights, Holidays, Christmas, Irvington



Sat, Dec 18, 2021 5:00 PM - Sat, Dec 18, 2021 8:00 PM @

In this episode of Words & Music, Indianapolis author Susan Neville discusses her most recent collection of fiction stories — “The Town of Whispering Dolls” — and aspects of life in Indiana that inspired her work. This 2020 collection explores with care and detail the beauty, magic, darkness, danger, and depths of love and life that may go unnoticed in what some consider our “flyover state.”

Big Car executive director Jim Walker – himself a writer — talks with Neville. He produced this conversation blended with musical transitions and excerpts read by the author.

Neville, who was born in Indiana and also worked as a writing professor at Butler University, has published six nonfiction books and three short-story collections. Find more about her and her writing at

This is the fourth installment of Words and Music that previously highlighted Indiana writers Adrian Matejka, Etheridge Knight, and William Gass. In addition to airing on WQRT, Words and Music can also be found on Spotify and other streaming platforms.

Words and Music on WQRT is a series of audio programs highlighting the lives and work of Indiana Writers. The series — produced by Big Car Collaborative and first heard on our FM radio station, 99.1 WQRT and streaming at — is made possible by a grant from Indiana Humanities.

If you’d like to listen any time, the show is available here online as well:

Tags: art, nonprofit, Big Car, Words & Music, Susan Neville, writing



Sat, Dec 18, 2021 11:00 AM - Sat, Dec 18, 2021 5:00 PM @ Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center

Stay Tuned

Tags: Black Business Bazaar 2021, shop local, crafts, art, Christmas, Holidays



Fri, Dec 17, 2021 9:00 PM - Sat, Dec 18, 2021 1:30 AM @ The Mousetrap Bar & Grill

Friday, December 17th
Rumpke Mountain Boys at The Mousetrap

Rumpke Mountain Boys
Album “In Good Company” on Spotify:

The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience. An emotion filled musical stream of consciousness with no setlist, minimal structure, and intuitive improvisational flow. In this way, they summon the energy of the crowd as their guide in linking just the right music to precise moments in time.

Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans proclaimed, “One of the things I love about the Rumpke Mountain Boys is that there’s a fundamental honesty in their presentation. This is something they share with my other heroes, Donna the Buffalo and the Grateful Dead. They don’t make set lists ahead of time, they don’t rehearse their songs to a fare-thee-well– they perform in real time. All four of them write, which is very important, and they draw songs from a tremendous variety of sources… being a musician is a life-long learning experience, if you’re doing it right, and they are.”

Like playing around a campfire, the Boys take turns calling the next tune, distilling shows from a sea of infinite notes created from years of jamming. Drawing upon a growing catalog of originals and and an eclectic mix of covers, the Rumpke Mountain Boys blend music like a fine Irish whiskey– the result affectionately dubbed Trashgrass. The Boys titled their 2012 album release with the same name, followed by their 2013 release, Moon, which was recorded at the famed Royal Studios in Memphis followed by their current studio release, “High Time, Low Tide”. The band plans to release a double live album in 2018.

The Rumpke Mountain Boys have played festivals from coast to coast to ever growing audiences including Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Blue Ox, and Dark Star Orchestra’s own Dark Star Jubilee. They have played with artists such as Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Railroad Earth, Hot Tuna, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Larry Keel Experience, Kitchen Dwellers, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Dave Bromberg, Del McCoury, Leon Russell, and Ralph Stanley all while continuously breaking new ground. All of this interaction and touring has the band firing on all cylinders. Now is the time to see the Rumpke Mountain Boys.

Support TBA!

The Mousetrap
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN
$15 Advance
$18 Day of show

Tags: Live Music, Bluegrass, Rumpke Mountain Boys



Fri, Dec 17, 2021 8:00 PM - Sat, Dec 18, 2021 1:00 AM @ Be Here Now

Yes indeed it is the return of RiFF RAFF to ol Munseetown!!!

Riff will be on a bus tour this year and bringing some of his favorite artists along so you are in for a great night of music!

RiFF RAFF aka Jody Highroller aka DALE DAN TONY an All American rapper who’s family heritage is of Swedish, German, Russian & Israeli origins was Born in Texas, known for his freestyle skills and creative word play. His natural wordsmith & poetic / visual creative depiction was so vastly different that in 2013 Super Producer Diplo, arguably the most popular producer icon of our time, signed RiFF RAFF to his record label “Mad Decent.” After he signed a deal with “Mad Decent” to release his first studio album titled ‘Neon Icon’ which was released in 2014. Neon Icon had the worldwide hit single ‘Tip Toein’ In My Jawdinz’ which went Gold selling & streaming over 500k copies along with Dolce & Gabbana then followed with DJ Mustard Produced track ‘How To Be The Man.” The album also featured artists such as Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, Mike Posner and many others. The album enjoyed enormous success.

In June 2015, he geared up for the release of his second studio album, ‘Peach Panther.’ Which featured the hit song ‘Carlos Slim,’ and songs featuring G-Eazy, Gucci Mane, Danny Brown. RiFF RAFF has continued to tour the world to sold out venues running and leaping on stage making music a sport, he took a few years off of music to gather his ideas. In Aptil of 2019 RiFF RAFF released his Official Sophomore album “PiNK PYTH?N” while teaming back up with Derek Allen his long time friend and producer who produced Neon Icon with mad decent & Diplo to restore that same High Quality Level Of Music. On the heels of “Pink Python” RiFF just released “Cranberry Vampire” which has production most notably from DJ Paul from three6 Mafia and DIPLO. He has truly become one of the biggest and most underrated musician / icon athletes of our time.

Doors opening at 8
Music at 8:45
BlkSheep 8:45-8:55
Kor-Ron 8:55-9:05
UneekJettson 9:05-9:15
Novatrip 9:15-9:35
Sly Ross 9:35-9:45
Kace Cayne 9:45-9:55
Riff Raff 11:00-?

$25 Pre-Sale (Eventbrite Only)
$35 Day of Show Door Sales
$50 Meet and Greet ADD ON
$10 Under 21 Tax CASH ONLY at door!

Meet And Greets will be from 5-6 BEFORE the Show!
COVID-19 TICKET DISCLAIMER — This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price appearing hereon and is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Holder of this ticket (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the game or event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during, or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agrees that the organization, venue, presenter, agents, participants, or players are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the game or event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the game or event to which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the game or event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the game or event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.

Tags: Live Music, Riff Raff, Kace Cayne, Sly Ross, Novatrip, UneekJettson, Kor-Ron, BlkSheep, 80zDAD EMCEE



Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:00 PM - Fri, Dec 17, 2021 9:00 PM @ Fountain Square Brewing Co.


We love to gather with friends and enjoy great music. We have moved our LIVE music nights to Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come grab a pint and enjoy — We look forward to seeing you there!

#SavorEveryMoment #FountainSquare #DrinkLocal #DrinkIN #CraftBeer

Tags: Live Music, locally crafted beer



Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:00 PM - Sat, Dec 18, 2021 9:00 PM @

This December Bicentennial Park will be filled with thousands of lights, sweeping lighted arches and animated displays. Jump in your car with friends or family and drive thru our community winter wonderland. Stay warm and cozy in your car and we’ll supply the hot cocoa and cookies for your trip through our enchanting lights display.

Tags: Christmas Lights, Drive Through, Holidays, Scenic Display



Fri, Dec 17, 2021 6:30 PM - Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:30 PM @ Holliday Park - Indy Parks and Recreation

*All park activities are subject to change or cancellation due to current health guidelines and recommendations.*

Join us for Friday Night Campfires behind the Holliday Park Nature Center! There is a different theme for each session. Experience a fun night around the campfire and participate in a guided night hike! Roasting sticks and s’mores provided. Activity is designed for children ages 2+. Adult supervision is required.

$6/participant. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18+. Each participant must be registered, including children and adults accompanying children. Ages 2 and under are free and do not need to register.

6:30 PM Behind the Nature Center
11/19 – Raccoons, 12/17 – Hibernation

Tags: Friday Night Campfires, nature, Holliday Park



Thu, Dec 16, 2021 7:30 PM - Thu, Dec 16, 2021 9:30 PM @ Madam Walker Legacy Center

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, “Fiddler” for the Grammy/Tony-nominated Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, brings a unique program to the Madam Walker Theatre on Thursday, December 16 featuring guitar, bass and accordion, performing special arrangements from the popular musical, plus holiday favorites.
This performance will be livestreamed and available on-demand.

Tickets for the live program are $40 for Adults, $10 for Students, and $20 for Virtual tickets.

Tags: Live Music, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin, jazz



Thu, Dec 16, 2021 7:00 PM - Fri, Dec 17, 2021 12:00 AM @ Healer

come and party with TA’s last show of the year!

We are celebrating our accomplishments and friendships developed over the past year.

3 amazing bands, One spectacular presentation from an amazing cultural dance troupe. come be a part of one of the best shows you can wrap your 2021 up with.



**proof of COVID-19 vaccine OR a negative test within 72 HRS of show date requested by venue**

Tags: Live Music, Art, Dance, Tight Like A Tiger, Angry Minority, Target Acquired



Wed, Dec 15, 2021 7:30 PM - Thu, Dec 16, 2021 12:00 AM @ HI-FI Indy

IndyMojo Presents
lespecial w/ Bad Dagger

Wednesday, December 15th
Doors 7:30 PM
Show 8:30 PM
All shows 21+

General Admission Only
Advance: $18
Day of Show: $20
Get Tickets:

This show requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR Test within 72 hours or Antigen test from verified testing facility within 6 hours). Failure to do so will result in denied entry to the venue.

Download the Bindle mobile health app to share your proof of vaccination or testing. The Bindle app is secure, easy-to-use and free for fans ages 13 and up. Get the app:

Visit for more information on Health Check requirements for shows.

If these new requirements prevent you from attending the concert, please contact our box office to discuss your options. Email: [email protected]

Your health and safety are our top priority. HI-FI will endeavor to comply with state and local orders while following CDC and Indiana Board of Health guidelines on social distancing, face coverings, and capacity. You acknowledge and agree that HI-FI shall not be responsible for any illness to persons of your household or family, or yourself, and any corresponding damage, claim, or expense, of any kind, that you, your family members, or your household may experience or incur in connection with contracting COVID-19 as a result of visiting HI-FI.

You can read about our new safety procedures and venue enhancements here:

Series Partners:
Sun King Brewery

3Chi | Sun King | Kraken Rum | Proper 12 | White Claw | Pepsi | Tito’s Vodka

Get more info and check the full concert calendar at
Have a question? Email us at [email protected]

Tags: Live Music, lespecial, Bad Dagger


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