Priority list includes a jazzy live talk show, a ballet showcase, more

“The Question: A New Kind of Talk Show”

Here something new in the local entertainment mix. Professor Lyle and Sir Doug host a chat show whose guests include Cheech B eats, Andre Smiley, Trey Avant, and Chad Radar. Musical guests Allison Victorias and Yadin Kol add to the experience. July 29  The Jazz Kitchen Details 

“Grown Up Songs”

The music of Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Billy Joel and more make the cut when John Pizzareli and Jessica Molaskey bring their “Grown Up Songs” revue to the Cabaret. For those unfamiliar, he’s the Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer who picked up at Ella Fitzgerald Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival. She’s appeared in Broadway shows including “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Tommy,” and “Parade.” Cabaret at the Columbia Club July 29  Details 

“Night at the Barre”

For this program, dancers from the Indiana Ballet Conservatory who recently completed a summer intensive workshop share the stage with professionals from American Ballet Theater. The work includes “Variations from Giselle” as well as student choreography and work created by guest choreographer Gemma Bond from American Ballet Theatre.  July 29 Palladium Details

Also this week

The latest incarnations of The Temptations and The Four Tops share the bill in a symphony-free Symphony on the Prairie concert July 29-31.

Dance Kaleidoscope revives its “Cole!” program for two nights at the Schrott Center July 30-31.

Brad Paisley plays Klipsch Music Center on July 30 with Gwen Stefani next on July 31.

Concerts at the Lawn at White River State Park include Tedeschi Trucks Band July 27 and Halsey on July 29.

QArtistry brings back “Zirkus Grimm” July 29-Aug. 6. This time, the bizarro big top sets up at the Circle City Industrial Complex.












Aug. 2-7


“Ubu the King”

Rough House Theatre



State Fair concerts Night Ranger Aug. 5, Hispanic/Latino Music Festival featuring El Dasa, Aug. 7.


Goo Goo Dolls Aug. 6 at White River State Park Ray Lamontagne on Aug. 7.


Aug. 8-14


State Fair concerts

Happy Together Tour Aug. 10, The Fray Aug. 11, Bacon Brothers Aug. 13


Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Aug. 11 at Klipsch. Dierks Bentley Aug. 13, .


Asleep at the Wheel at Hoosier Park Aug. 13



John O’Hurley

Aug 11-13

The Warehouse


Aug. 15-21


Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Cabaret Aug. 19.


State Fair concerts Blues Traveler, Aug. 15;


Rickie Lee Jones performs at the Schrott Center Aug. 18.


ZZ Top at Hoosier Park Aug. 19




Aug. 22-28


Adam Pascal/Anthony Rapp

Aug. 26

Cabaret at the Columbia Club


Chicago at Hoosier Park Aug. 27


Rachel Platten closes the season at the Lawn at White River State Park Aug. 28.


Dixie Chicks Aug. 25 at Klipsch, Hank Williams, Jr. Aug. 26


Aug. 29-Sept. 4


Black Sabbath Sept. 2

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