Rock the District 2008: Here's a Look Back at the Excitement!

2008 Rock the District photos


PLUS music by:
Posin, Healing Sixes, Avero, Something Rather Naughty, Attaboy, All of the Above,
Archtops Americana, Ari-West, The Branches, CW & The Working Class Trio,
Hot Jimmy and the Charred Remains, Kamikaze Proxy, Red Light Exchange, Ron Eyer, Rotovox,
Sanuk, Shaded Sound, The Shindigs, Stringtown Pickers and The Troublemakers

Located at the intersection of Main St.
& 1st Ave. NE
Stringtown Pickers
12:00pm CW & The Working Class Trio
1:00pm Sanuk
2:00pm Red Light Exchange
3:00pm Kamikaze Proxy
4:00pm All of the Above
5:00pm Attaboy
6:15pm Healing Sixes

Located at the intersection of Main St.
& 1st Ave NW
Ron Eyer
12:00pm The Branches
1:00pm Posin
2:00pm 2007 Grammy-nominated Aimee Allen with Zanna-doo
3:15pm Fox’s “Next Great American Band” contestant, Rocket
4:30pm Rockstar/INXS finalist Jordis Unga
6:00pm National recording act Unwritten Law
Located at the intersection of Main St.
& 3rd Ave S.W.
Hot Jimmy and the Charred Remains
12:00pm Shaded Sound
1:00pm Ari-West
2:00pm The Troublemakers
3:00pm The Wellness Plan (Formerly known as The Shindigs)
4:00pm Rotovox
5:00pm Avero
6:15pm Something Rather Naughty
Main Stage featuring Jon McLaughlin with Matt Wertz begins at 7 p.m.
Main Stage located at National City Bank, 21 N. Range Line Road

Jon McLaughlin - Pop/Rock/Funk
A great deal has happened to Jon McLaughlin between the release of his debut Island Records album INDIANA last year, and his new, sophomore effort, OK NOW.

When we last saw him, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter was giving a show-stopping performance of the Oscar-nominated "So Close," the song he sang in the hit Disney movie Enchanted, on the worldwide telecast of the 80th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.

The appearance re-ignited INDIANA, spurring a 1,514% overnight sales increase at Amazon, sending it to the #1 spot on its Movers & Shakers chart, and creating solid momentum for his latest release. The single from INDIANA, "Beautiful Disaster" attracted over 420,000 digital fans when featured as Download of The Week.

And after getting major touring slots with Sara Bareilles, Paolo Nutini and Kelly Clarkson, along with dates with Colbie Caillat, Duffy and One Republic under his belt, Jon McLaughlin hit his stride on the more

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Matt Wertz - Pop/Rock
Hi. My name is Matt Wertz, and this is my bio. Usually these aren’t written by the artist, at least at this level- but as I was trying to decide who could tell my story the best, I felt like that person was me. So, I’d like to be the one to tell you where I come from, why I write music, what I’ve seen happen along the way, and where I see things going according to my finite more

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Unwritten Law - Punk/Rock
You’ve rocked out to the harmonic fireworks of Seein Red, air-scratched the turtntable squeaks of Cailin, and karaoked the staccato self-deprecation of Save Me, but you probably didn’t know that Unwritten Law were the chameleons behind all three. It’s not your fault. Over the last 14 years, labels have fought the Law, and the labels won (We’ve been dropped from every record label we’ve ever been on, guitarist Steve Morris muses. It’s kinda cool.), despite five Top 20 singles, three of which hit Top 10, and one #1. It’s practically impossible to confine Unwritten Law to a tidy little box, but the guys are giving it their best shot more

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Jordis Unga - Rock
Finalist on the hit show “Rockstar/INXS”


Zanna-doo featuring Aimee Allen - Rock/Pop
2007 Grammy-nominated hit song “Cooties” from the Hairspray soundtrack


Rocket - Glam/Rock/Pop Punk
As seen on Fox’s “Next Great American Band”


Attaboy - Pop/Rock


Healing Sixes - Rock


Posin - Tribute Band
"The World's Ultimate Poison Experience" (aka Poison Tribute Band)


Something Rather Naughty - Party/Cover Band


Avero - Rock


All of the Above - Rock/Acoustic/Indie


Ari-West - Country/Rock


The Branches - Acoustic Rock


CW & The Working Class Trio - Jazz/Blues


Kamikaze Proxy - Experimental/Techno/Pop


Red Light Exchange - Alternative/Indie


Rotovox - Rock


Sanuk - Acoustic/Folk/Indie


Shaded Sound - Classic Rock covertunes


Stringtown Pickers - Acoustic/Bluegrass


The Troublemakers - Classic Rock/Blues



Also featuring:

- Hot Jimmy and the Charred Remains

- Ron Eyer

- The Wellness Plan (Formerly known as The Shindigs)

Main Stage featuring Jon McLaughlin with Matt Wertz begins at 7 p.m.
Main Stage located at National City Bank, 21 N. Range Line Road

T-shirt design by Missler Design Studio

Purchase your t-shirts at the following locations with a special thanks to Old Town Arts & Design Merchants Association:

  • Amanda's City-Chic Consignment
  • Artisan Masterpiece
  • Bazbeaux
  • chaos
  • Definitions for Her
  • Mary & Martha's Exceedingly Chic
  • Boutique
  • Mudbugs Cajun CafĂ©
  • PillowTalk


Arts & Design District Businesses Rock the District Activities and Events

Accent Details
"Vintage Diva"
Enjoy browsing through our fabulous selection of vintage jewelry and fashion. Furs, evening wear, handbags, handmade jewelry, and more. Bring out the "DIVA" in yourself and Rock the District. "DIVA" discounts storewide.

Amanda’s City-Chic Consignment
In store specials and drawings

Artisan Masterpiece
Storewide sale all day long and a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate.

Bella Chic
Bella Chic will have their corner "jamming" French Market style! The yard will be full of great stuff!

Bistro de Paris
Outside beer garden serving crab cakes, Coconut Shrimp & Spring rolls.

B. Meylor Interiors
Take advantage of the HUGE storewide sale open until 9 p.m.!

Bub’s Burgers
Serving burgers and hot dogs on the grill; Bub Holes will be available to snack on, too!

Carmel Arts Residences
Come check out Carmel’s finest penthouse condominiums located above the Evan Lurie Art Gallery. Stenz Realty Group will be hosting an open house of all the available units during the Rock the District Event.

Carmel Community Players
Highlighting their upcoming show, “Seussical: The Musical” with short vignettes featuring a song from the show by cast members. Also offering giveaways and registering attendees for free tickets to Seussical, opening July 25 and running through August 10.

Carmel Old Town Antique Mall
The Antique Mall is a walking juke box! Look for special decorations of vintage album covers and also receive 10% discount on all records and sheet music from their booth THOUSANDS of records in stock! Also, Beatles mania hits the Antique Mall with Beatles songs played inside all day long!

Christian Science Reading Room
15% off all CDs (instrumental and vocal Christian music) on July 19.

CK Designs
CK Designs will be serving beverages, offering 15% off all new appointments scheduled that day, and having sales on all styling products. Be sure to enter the raffle for a free haircut and $100 gift certificate towards Great Lengths Extensions! Outdoor seating will also be available.

Open until 9 p.m. and 15% off all items in the store!

CK Designs
Test your bean bag tossin’ skills at the outside Corn Hole tournament!

DeFazio Lyons Studio & Gallery
Serving complimentary refreshments, live portrait painting demonstrations and Rockin’ new contemporary art by Carmen Hurt and David Reddick

Definitions for Her
Super sidewalk sale outside of store.

Ferrin’s Fruit Winery
Celebrating the Indy Wine Trail BBQ weekend! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of. The BBQ will be going both Saturday and Sunday at all seven wineries on the trail. The ticket entitles you to a BBQ meal and a glass of wine at each winery and you will receive a logo glass from each winery. Event runs 12-6pm both days. Tickets available at the winery. Ferrin's will also offer to the Rock the District visitors a $6 BBQ meal which includes a BBQ sandwich, side, cookie, and lemonade or iced tea.

Gunstra Builders " Monon and Main " Town homes
Gunstra Builders will have "Weekend Open Houses" Saturday from 10am - 5:00pm and Sunday from 12pm - 5:00pm to visit their Luxury Townhome Model!

The most amazing and easy lifestyle with home-ownership in the "hottest" place to live in all of Carmel! Model home office is open daily from 12-6:00pm, and located next door to Bub's Burgers. Hurry..........They are selling in their FINAL SECTION NOW!

Joe’s Butcher Shop
Serving food, drinks and gelato with extra outdoor seating.

Lauck & McLean Optometry
25% off all sunglasses (prescription and non-prescription) on Friday 7/18 & Saturday 7/19 - Not valid with insurance or other discounts.

Main Street Barber Shop
Members of the Carmel High School marching band will be out front of the store playing some tunes and the Main Street Barber Shop will be selling drinks and snacks.

Majors Sports Café
Always wanted to be a rockstar?  Have your chance at Rock the District with our All-Access Karaoke area sponsored by Majors Sports Café! Pick your favorite song, show your stuff in front of friends and family, and have fun!

Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
Pandora Trunk show!

Movement on Main
Come and experience the joys of movement. Yoga and Dance classes open to all levels. Just $10.00 per class. $8.00 for students/ artists/ and senior citizens (65 years and up). Punch cards are available.

Mudbugs Cajun Café
In addition to the refuge of their air-conditioned restaurant, Mudbugs will have an outdoor café serving buckets of beer, wine & frozen Hurricanes. Don’t miss out on their new dessert: Deep Fried Bananas Foster Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle. It was the winner of the 2008 Indiana State Fair Signature food contest and will be featured in a special booth at this year’s Fair. Why wait? Stop by Mudbugs to taste it before the Fair! They will also be serving delicious beignets. Yum!

Rock out to a day of amazing music at the Muldoon’s stage with National Recording acts Unwritten Law, Rockstar/INXS Jordis Unga, a special appearance by 2007 Grammy nominee Aimee Allen and from the “Next Great American Band” - Rocket! There will be a beer garden for all those thirsty rockers!

Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, Inc.
Open from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by and see the wonderful collection of steam engines and robots on loan, as well as a working to-scale machine shop. Admission is just $4 for individuals ten years and older, $2 for children under ten.

Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments
Offering complimentary bottled water, candy (while they last) and handing out marketing items. Special Rock the District promo: waiving the $100 administration fee for those who apply for an apartment that day. *Certain restrictions apply.

Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments
Offering complimentary bottled water, candy (while they last) and handing out marketing items.

Pillow Talk
Outside sales and a drawing for a free Tucci candle!

Reforming Indy Pilates Studio
Reforming Indy Pilates Studio will be giving free group classes. Also a huge sale on private pilates session packages. Enter the rafel to win classes and a studio tshirt! Free water if anyone is thirsty! (while supplies last)

Schoenenberger Agency - Farmers Insurance
CD with children identification through “Missing and Exploited Kids” as well as a home organizer for their "artwork." The CD can be viewed at the table.

Skin Sense MedSpa
Look for Skin Sense MedSpa at CK Designs! Information on the spa and special coupon offers will be available. Also available are Rock Star Specials for the week. Stop by and sign up for super savings!

Shane Photography
OPEN HOUSE with appetizers and drinks, drawing for a free High School Senior portrait session ($150 value), drawing for a free family portrait session ($150 value).

Simply Sweet Shop
Now Open! Simply Sweet Shoppe features unique candy, café and gifts in a fun, welcoming setting. Enjoy homemade baked goods, gourmet cupcakes by Happiness in a Bite, truffles by the Best Chocolate in Town, specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, slushies and so much more! Create your own chocolate dipped treat at their dipping station!

Soori Gallery
Light refreshments and 5% all art pieces in the gallery.

Sugar Buzz
Party like a Rock Star with Sugar Buzz! Sugar Buzz Party for Kids has brought the glitz and glam to Rock the District! Look for the stretch Hummer limo near Bub’s Burgers and enter to win the “Party Like a Rock Star” contest! Don’t pass up the chance to sit inside this rockin’ Hummer limo and feel like a true VIP!

Woody’s Library Restaurant
Stop by the outdoor grill for tasty treats and beverages to go!

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
Featuring artwork by photographer C.T. Spalding

Wyant Photography
Photography packages and information

2008 sponsors:

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