The Indiana Historical Society brings you a beautiful experience: Concerts on the Canal! Have you ever been downtown on a Thursday night in the summer and enjoyed the beautiful sounds of music drifting from the the Stardust Terrace Café at the Indiana Historical Society?

Grab your friends and family and enjoy the music and so much more on Thursday nights! Free seating is available on the grass but premium seating is available at the Terrace Cafe where the outdoor grill and cash bar open at 5 p.m. Guests may bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages to the concerts. All alcohol must be purchased and consumed on site.

Parking is available on a first-come basis. Tables for 8 are $45, $40 for members. Tables for 4 are $35, $30 for members. Single seats at a community table are $10, $9 for members.
For reservations, call (317) 232-1882 or click here.

My favorite part is that in conjunction with the Concerts on the Canal, you whole family can enjoy FREE admission to the Indiana Historical Society! From June 7 through Aug. 9, enjoy free admission to the History Center on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. (except July 5) and on July 4 from 10 to 5 p.m.! How cool is that!?

2012 Schedule

Performances are at the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, except July 5. The Fourth of July Celebration is from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

May 24
IUPUI Jazz Faculty
Jazz standards and originals

May 31
IUPUI Jazz Ensemble 1
Big band and swing classics

June 7
John Vander Gheynst Jazz Orchestra
Contemporary jazz

June 14
Blair Clark
Neo soul, R&B, jazz

June 21
Endless Summer
Dance hits from the last 50 years

June 28
Shannon Forsell and the Roy Geesa Band
A tribute to the lounge era

Wednesday, July 4
Indianapolis Municipal Band
Patriotic tunes and marches
The Impalas
R&B and rock

July 12
Tom Wright
Radio hits from the 1950s and 1960s

July 19
King James and the Verses
Classic rock and blues

July 26
Wendy Reed
Dance favorites of the 1960s and 1970s

Aug. 2
Deb Mullins
Standards, bluesy jazz and pop

Aug. 9
Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra
Great American Songbook and jazz standards