Summer concert lineups forming

March 2, 2011
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On a beautiful March day, I couldn't help but think about the summer months...and the touring concerts that those none-too-soon days will bring.

While schedules are filling out, a few concerts are already on the books, including:

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts will include kd lang in its first round of summer concerts. She'll be joining the previously announced shows by Clint Black, Glen Campbell/Jimmy Webb, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Details here.

Kenny Chesney will be playing Verizon Wireless Music Center on June 24. Details here. Also coming: Brad Paisley (June 11), Tim McGraw (July 17), Rascal Flats (July 23), Vans Warped Tour featuring Simple Plan, Reliant K, and much more on July 7 and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival including the likes of Megadeath and Godsmack.

A reunion of The Monkees (sans Michael Nesmith) has been announced for June 26 at the The Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. Details here.

Stephanie Mills, Heads of State, and The S.O.S. Band headline Indiana Black Expo's Music Heritage Fetival Outdoor Concert on July 15. More info here.

Conseco Fieldhouse has already set shows by the cast of "Glee" (June 2), Josh Groban (July 12), New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys (July 17) and Taylor Swift (July 29). Details here.

Downtown at the Lawn at White River State Park, the summer brings The Black Keys (June 10) and Ray Lamontagne (June 14). Details here.

In September, RibAmerica brings in The Doobie Brothers, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more.

Brett Dennen gets a June 2 show at the Vogue, followed by Iron & Wine on the 10th. More here.

And the Indiana State Fair will present Big Time Rush, Sugarland, and Lady Antebellum. Details here.

So what are you looking forward to seeing and hearing?

  • Radiohead
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Radiohead will announce summer dates soon in support of "the King of Limbs" and that Indy is on that last...
  • Arcade Fire!
    Arcade Fire and The National will play April 27 at The Lawn. Very excited.
  • Groups we hope will come!
    I would so love to see Styx and Journey! They were awesome when they played here before. Or another fabulous combo: Elton John and Billy Joel - probably the best concert I have ever experienced.
  • The Music of Styx with Dennis De Young
    Deb - It's the next best thing! Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. He's performing all the great Styx favorites!
  • More concert dates coming soon!!!
    Keep on the lookout for Hoosier Park's summer concert series lineup!!
  • Summer Concerts ... The Lawn @WhiteRiverStPrk
    Loving the talk of summer weather and all of the concerts heading to Central Indiana. The Lawn just added ... Florence + the Machine too!

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