City Market to join ArtsGarden in offering live music

Plans calls for regular schedule of musicians

June 4, 2010
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The plan announced today for the latest renovation of City Market (see IBJ story here) calls for a regular schedule of music performances.

I'm all for that--not just for the sake of audiences but also for local musicians..

But this isn't something new. Let's not forget that we've already got the Indianapolis ArtsGarden offering music a few days a week for lunching downtowners. For example, Caribbean party band The Tides is in on Saturday. The Luke Austin Dougherty Jam Band plays on Tuesday. For more, click here.

Given the news about City Market, I'm curious if you've serendipitously stopped to listen to music in the ArtsGarden. Or if you've gone out of your way to see a particular band or musician there.

And, more importantly, who would you like to hear at City Market?

Your thoughts?.

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  • Pro-Local
    I agree - acts should be limited to local artists. There is a lot of great, local talent here. I would love to see Jeff Day play at the City Market.
  • Group
    The Why Store would be nice
  • Pro Local Musicians
    Kendall Phillips would be great. Placed Top 5 in the National Colgate Country Showdown in Nashville TN this year.
  • ArtsGarden
    The UINDY Flute Choir plays at the ArtsGarden frequently at lunchtime. I always go to hear my niece play. The acoustics are good, and sometimes the birds sing along.

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  1. What became of this project? Anyone know?

  2. Scott, could you post an enlarged photo of the exterior of the building? This will be a great addition to Walnut Street. This area will only continue to develop with additions like this. Also, please give us more updates on the "Cultural Trail light" expansion. Also a great move for the city, as long as there is maintenance money set aside.

  3. Great story IBJ! Citizens don't have a real sense of the financial magnitude of supporting Indy's sports and tourism sector. The CIB was a brilliant idea for creating a highly integrated public-private partnership to support this sector from the economic activity it generates. Unfortunately, most folks think the benefits of that economic activity accrue directly to the City budget, and it doesn't. So though the CIB is facing lean times (covering its costs while maintaining minimally acceptable reserves), the City is operating with deficit - less tax revenue than expenses each year - with a very fragile reserve balance. That's why it's so challenging for the City to fund basic needs or new intitatives (e.g. pre-k education; new jail), and some credit rating agencies have downgraded Indy from it's past stellar AAA status. More reporting on City finances would be welcomed.

  4. Sure, I'll admit that it bugs me to see that the IBJ.COM censors it's blog posts almost as much as the D of I does when someone points out the falsehoods and fabrications. _____But I think it bothers me almost as much that Captain/Defender/Disciple get his yanked too. You see, those of us with a sense of integrity, humanity, compassion, and a need for fact based opinion WANT to see all of his screeds posted. It makes our point so much better than we can do it ourselves.

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