Indiana Landmarks Center opening weekend

April 13, 2011

April 16-17

Indiana Landmarks Center


Show me a new performance and I’ll see a new performance. Show me a new venue and, ideally, I’ll see a lifetime of performances. Earlier in the year, we saw the opening of Carmel’s Palladium.

And, on a different scale, this weekend marks the debut of Indiana Landmarks Center. The former sanctuary and auditorium of the building at 12th Street and Central Avenue has been transformed into the 400-seat Grand Hall and the flexible 250-seat Cook Theatre. Available for bookings, the facility’s upcoming programming is likely to be announced a performance at a time. This weekend, though, offers an impressive pair of openers.

On April 16, John Mellencamp will offer a short set to get things rolling, followed by Charles Webb on the pipe organ (there’s a double bill you weren’t expecting). On April 17, free tours will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with musical guests and family activities sprinkled in. That evening, paid ticket-holders can hear Sylvia McNair and the Landmark Trio and dine at culinary stations throughout the building. Details here.