Center for the Performing Arts unveils extensive 2022-23 season – Hamilton County Reporter

The program offers pop, rock, classical, jazz, comedy, family fun and more

The Center for the Performing Arts is gearing up for the most robust and diverse season in its history, starting in September with more than 50 performances already booked and more on the way.

On 2022-23 The center presents The Allied Solutions sponsored season features new faces and returning favorites across a wide range of genres.

Iconic West African singer Angélique Kidjo, R&B giants Trombone Shorty and Tower of Power, jazz-pop pioneer Herb Alpert with singer Lani Hall, Marie Osmond with an orchestra for the holidays, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine’s Lviv, a New Orleans musical celebration led by Dumpstaphunk, tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and the Electric Light Orchestra, and comedians Lewis Black and Kevin Nealon, part of a growing list of comedy events.

Returning artists to the Center include legendary crooner Johnny Mathis, jazz diva Diana Krall, violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, trumpeter Chris Botti, pop-soul singer Michael Bolton, saxophonist Boney James, blacksmiths Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin, Scott Bradlee’s postmodern Jukebox. and the US Army Field Band with a free community concert.

“We are making a statement with our upcoming 12and season,” said Jeffrey C. McDermott, president and CEO of the Center and affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation. “Nothing can replace the experience of coming together for live arts and entertainment, and this lineup should give everyone a reason to come join us at the Center.”

New this season is a series of talks featuring experts from the pages of National Geographic, sharing their knowledge of wildlife and exotic corners of the world. Each of the three evening multimedia presentations is preceded by a free morning for local students.

Subscription packages are now on sale for the classic Printing Partners series, the Drewry Simmons Vornehm jazz series and the Hoosier Village series and The Barrington of Carmel Songbook, with benefits including discounts of up to 20% off the regular price of the ticket. Another option is a Create Your Own subscription package, which offers similar benefits when purchasing four or more events from the The center presents schedule, including music, comedy and educational events.

Subscribers are also entitled to:

  • Instant access to purchase the entire 2022-23 season The center presents Season before tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Discounts up to 20% on others The center presents performances
  • Pre-sale access and discounts of up to 20% for new events added throughout the season

Visit for more information on subscription plans and benefits. Purchases can be made online at, by phone at (317) 843-3800 or toll-free (877) 909-2787, or in person at the Palladium’s Fifth Bank Box Office, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.

Tickets for individual performances will go on sale later this year. US Army Field Band tickets will be available for free in September.

About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the central Indiana community through meaningful artistic experiences. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the The center presents series of performances, featuring the best of classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. The Carmel campus includes a 1,600-seat concert hall, the Palladium; a 500-seat proscenium theatre, the Tarkington; and the Studio Theater black box. The center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services to six resident companies: Actors Theater of Indiana, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theater and Indiana Wind Symphony. The Center also offers educational and experiential programs for people of all ages. More information is available at