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Center Presents events – March 2019

The Month of March brings in spring, but also brings in great entertainment at The Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Tickets available at or (317) 843-3800

Start your St. Patrick’s Day countdown early!

Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration

Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $25 ($15 students)

Passport Series

Backed by piano, Uilleann pipe, accordion and Irish fiddle, these four male tenors and four female sopranos perform authentic music of the Emerald Isle in duets, trios, quartets and ensembles. The singers include veterans of Five Irish Tenors and Celtic Woman and graduates of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Dance. Pre-performance dinner available.

Kodo: One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution

Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $25 ($15 students)

Passport Series

Kodo is a large performing arts collective focused on the taiko, a family of traditional Japanese drums made of wood and animal hide. At the group’s home base on Sado Island, Japan, young apprentices live communally and undergo two years of rigorous education and physical training in hopes of graduating to junior membership and ultimately earning status as full members of the performing ensemble. The current tour with a 16-member troupe is the American premiere of the Evolution program, developed for Kodo’s 35th anniversary in 2016.

Kip Moore: Room to Spare Acoustic Tour

Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $35 ($15 students)

Country Series

Described by Rolling Stone as “one of country music’s most tireless and powerful live draws,” Kip Moore became an instant star when his platinum-selling debut album,Up All Night, spawned three No. 1 singles: “Beer Money,” “Hey Pretty Girl” and the smash “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck.” His acclaimed third studio album, Slowheart, included the Top 10 hits "Last Shot" and “More Girls Like You” and landed on multiple “Best Of” lists, including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Taste of Country. Moore’s latest collection, released in November, is Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions, which showcases his gritty vocals and evocative lyrics.

Veronica Swift featuring the Benny Green Trio Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m.

The Tarkington

Tickets from $45 ($15 students)

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series A veteran at age 24, vocalist Veronica Swift performs regularly at New York City’s famed Birdland club and at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. Her smooth style and scatting have drawn comparisons to Anita O’Day, Annie Ross and Ella Fitzgerald. A 2015 prizewinner at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition, Swift is the daughter of the late bebop pianist Hod O’Brien and vocalist Stephanie Nakasian. The Benny Green Trio is led by respected pianist and composer Green, who learned his chops touring and recording with such jazz icons as Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Betty Carter and Freddie Hubbard.

An Intimate Evening of Songs & Stories with

Graham Nash

Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $36

Katz Sapper & Miller Series

From his start with the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), a historic appearance at Woodstock and decades of social activism, this British singer-songwriter is one of the great survivors and elder statesmen of the rock era. A two-time inductee of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Grammy-winner Nash has penned such classics as CSN’s “Teach Your Children,” “Our House” and “Wasted on the Way.” He is looking back over his five-decade career with a new album, Over the Years …, a 30-song compilation of his best-known songs and more than a dozen previously unreleased demos and alternative mixes.

Jack Jones

Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $35

Wells Fargo Songbook Series

Frank Sinatra once described a young newcomer named Jack Jones as “the best potential singer in the business … about three lengths in front of the other guys.” Equally adept at pop and jazz, Jones lived up to the hype from the 1960s onward with hits including “Wives and Lovers,” “The Race Is On,” “Lollipops and Roses,” “The Impossible Dream” and “Love Boat Theme.” More recently, the two-time Grammy winner has recorded tributes to Sinatra, Tony Bennett and George and Ira Gershwin, and he made a cameo as himself in the 2013 film American Hustle. Pre-performance dinner available.

The World of Magic: Where a Dream Comes True

Saturday, March 23, at 2 & 7 p.m.

The Tarkington

Tickets from $35 ($15 students)

Old Town Companies Family Series Produced and led by illusionist David Thomas, this story-driven theatrical experience features Las Vegas-style illusions, stunning costumes, beautiful set designs, whimsical humor and an inspired soundtrack. Thomas is an Emmy Award winner who has been a producer of world-class entertainment for more than 20 years. Where a Dream Comes True, suitable for all ages, tells the story of a boy who dreams of being a performer and later finds an opportunity to realize his wish.

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