The 2019 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo begins its 26th year on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 p.m. and will feature the ever-popular Flying Toasters, performing a variety of crowd-pleasing tunes. These FREE family concerts continue on Wednesday evenings through September 25th (except for July 3) at the Gazebo at Carmel Civic Square. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 75 minutes.
The 2019 series offers 16 family-friendly concerts featuring a mix of pop, rock, jazz and country musical performances. In addition, at 6 p.m. on both June 5th and August 28th, children’s favorite, Ruditoonz, will give a performance for kids of all ages! For a complete listing of the concert dates and performers, please see the attached schedule or visit the Gazebo Concerts page on the www.CarmelGazeboConcerts.org website.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a picnic supper to enjoy this Carmel summer tradition. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Fire Station #41 bay area of the Steven A. Couts Fire Headquarters located at Two Civic Square, north of the Fountain. Follow them on Facebook to be among the first to know about rain delays, location changes or cancellations.
The City will continue having recycling bins alongside trash receptacles on the lawn of the Gazebo. Also returning is the popular “Bike There, Borrow A Chair” program that allows patrons to ride their bikes to Civic Square and then borrow a chair for the concert, courtesy of the National Bank of Indianapolis.
Finally, we love our furry friends and want to keep them safe. This is not possible with all the crowds, noises and food. Please leave them safely at home. Thank you for understanding.
The Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo is presented by the Carmel Fountain Square Committee, a non-profit volunteer organization. Attendance at the free concerts has increased steadily to as many as 2,500 persons each Wednesday since the series began in 1993. The series is fully funded by local government, individual and corporate sponsors.
2019 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo
Wednesday Evenings 7:00 PM
June 5 – September 25
June 5 – Flying Toasters
One of Indy’s hottest club bands, the Flying Toasters bring fun and party perfection to any event. Six vocalists coupled with talented musicians always energize a crowd and leave a lasting impression.
June 12 – Blair Clark
Take a little pop, throw in some R&B, mix it with some soul and add a touch of jazz and the result is the electrifying sounds of Blair Clark. Clark has captivated audiences through Europe, Canada and all over the U.S. appearing at numerous concerts, festivals, private events and clubs.
June 19 – Naptown Royals
The Naptown Royals are a super group based out of Indianapolis. Their cover music is a mix of yacht rock, timeless rock, Motown, disco, and some top 40.
June 26 – My Yellow Rickshaw
For several years, the band has weaved humor, variety, and seamless covers into every show – from Skynard to Kayne, Zac Brown to Miley, a little rock, Top 40, and even and Irish jig or two! A refreshing lineup of sounds that includes mandolin, upright bass, percussion, and fiddle.
July 10 – Blue River Band
The Midwest premier country band with a splash of Rock & Roll. Known for their high energy, fun charisma and all around great music. They will keep you on your toes all night and coming back for more time and time again.
July 17 – 45 RPM (Sponsored by Indiana Members Credit Union)
A multi-national band, 45 RPM takes its audience on a magical journey back to the music that changed rock history. Faithfully reproducing the hits of the British invasion and America’s musical response!
July 24 – Parrots of the Caribbean
Laugh, Sing, Dance & Conga the night away, to Jimmy & Friends biggest hits, plus originals, & stage-show antics! Through their “Salute to Jimmy Buffet” this Act is known internationally as the #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the Country!
July 31 – The Bishops (Sponsored by Indiana Members Credit Union)
The Bishops are fast becoming one of central Indiana’s hottest acts lead by the powerful vocals of Miss Georgette Fraction and Bryan Bishop. This always upbeat pop, rock and dance band defines the word variety with their ability to switch genres in a heartbeat. They make Music to Move you!
August 7 – Alan Kaye and the Toons
Alan Kaye was born in Indiana. He started performing stand-up comedy in the 1970’s. Alan has performed as the opening act for over 70 major concert artists. Chicago, Al Jarreau, Emmylou Harris, B.B. King, and Diane Shuur, just to name a few.
August 14 – Stella Luna & the Satellites
The exciting musical flavoring of Stella Luna & the Satellites is the result of musicians with differing backgrounds banding together, breaking the barriers and forming a unique blend of rock, country, pop, r&b, blues, funk, reggae and folk music.
August 21 – The Woomblies Rock Orchestra
This band’s set list includes a wide selection of classic rock, soul and R&B hits, as well as the backing of string orchestra.
August 28 – Soul Street
With a fat brass section, a tight rhythm pocket, and scorching vocals, Soul Street entertains by generating recognizable and dance-able renditions of your past R&B/soul favorites.
September 4 – Mix Tape
Indy’s Premier 90’s Party Band…with a few new and classic tunes too!
September 11 – Mike & Joe
Mike and Joe is a really good modern rock cover band based out of Chicago. It’s kind of as simple that. “Kind of,” except for the fact that the band is widely regarded by its peers as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the entire nation. It’s impressive.
September 18 – Country Summer
Country Summer is an upbeat professional modern country pop party band available for weddings, corporate events, back yard barbecues, birthdays, etc.
September 25 - Endless Summer Band
The Nation's Most IN DEMAND Variety Band now in our 25th year!!! ESB is Xtreme Musical Variety playing smash hits from Yesterday and Today. High energy choreography and AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION!! HUNDREDS of special events and wedding receptions every year!
Also be sure to catch RUDITOONZ children’s show at 6 p.m. on June 5th & August 28th!
Sponsors of the 2019 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo
Maestro (Gift of $5,000 and above)
City of Carmel
Indiana Members Credit Union
Salute (Gift of $1,500)
Butler Auto Collision Center
Devotee (Gift of $1,000)
Carmel Auto Contours
Flanner & Buchanan
Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd.
McComb Window & Door/Pella Windows
Old Town Design Group
Paul & Bonnie Oliveira
Turkle & Associates
Foerster Home Inspections
Nelson & Frankenberger
Vine & Branch, Inc.