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Date:  May 28, 2009
Media Contact:
Lauren Hammond

Carmel Arts & Design District Celebrates Summer with Sunday “Jazz on the Monon”
Seasonal outdoor music series showcases local artists

May 28, 2009

Carmel, Ind. – This summer, the beauty and artistry characteristic of the Carmel Arts & Design District will extend beyond its galleries. Beginning June 7, the performing arts will take center stage as the District premiers its free Sunday afternoon concert series, “Jazz on the Monon.”

“The Arts & Design District isn’t just a center for the visual arts – there’s a wealth of local music talent growing here as well,” explained Ron Carter, president of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. “Jazz on the Monon will allow us to provide a full arts experience for our guests. After spending time exploring the paintings and sculptures in our galleries or enjoying a meal at one of the nearby eateries, visitors can unwind with family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of live music at no cost.”

Musicians will take the stage in front of Soori Gallery at 258 W. Main St. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Local performers scheduled to appear in June include:

  • Steve Weakley Group - June 7th
  • Cocktail Sax Band - June 14th
  • Sean Baker Group - June 21st
  • Carl Hines - June 28th
  • Cocktail Sax Band - July 5th
  • The Uptown Quartet - July 12th
  • Monika Herzig - July 19th
  • Blair Clark - July 26th
  • Wendy Reed - August 2nd
  • Heather Ramsey - August 9th

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets, and bike racks will be provided for guests that prefer to pedal and park.  Bike racks will not be monitored, so guests should plan to bring a lock to secure their bicycle.  For visitors arriving by car, parking is available at the overflow lot across the street from Carmel High School parallel to 4th Avenue, Carmel Lions Club parking lot and other public parking areas, as well as on-street parking in the District.

For a complete list of musical and performing groups, or information about other Carmel Arts & Design District events, visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com or call 317.571.ARTS.

The Carmel Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s newest, premier setting for the arts and design industry. Already it has attracted well over 100 businesses, including art galleries, antique dealers, furniture and interior design showrooms, even a race track design company! There are restaurants, boutiques, creative service providers, and an eclectic variety of specialty retail stores. And the list of merchants continues to grow.

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