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ReelzFest Music Documentary Festival headlines August 2021 premieres

REELZ today announced its August 2021 premieres highlighted by REELZFest celebrating the music, mayhem and mojo of Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Metallica and AC/DC in a massive lineup of new music themed stories. REELZFest also includes the REELZ premieres of music documentaries Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.


“With a staggering lineup of music themed shows REELZFest taps into the phenomenon of rock music celebrating its fandom, the wild lives of rock stars and the real stories about why the music stops,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “And REELZFest isn’t all blistering guitar riffs, big hair and bandmate squabbles as our Michael Jackson and Jim Morrison original documentaries give viewers an insightful look into the real lives of two enduring music legends and their contributions to culture and complicated personalities that spawned their genius and their troubles.”


A look at the remarkable life of a true comedy giant leads August 2021 premieres with Autopsy: The Last Hours of…“Jerry Lewis” on Sunday, August 1 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. His trademark physical humor inspired generations of comedians and earned him the nickname the ‘King of Comedy’ but behind his image as a benevolent clown who raised billions for charity there were rumors of a different Lewis. Was there a secret hiding behind the funny façade Lewis so successfully perfected over the years and did his signature pratfall comedy style play a role in what eventually took his life?

Kicking off REELZFest programming on Saturday, August 14 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT is Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm exploring the mercurial journey of The Doors frontman whose electrifying performances, rebel spirit and provocative lyrics changed rock music. But behind his mysterious rock star poet persona was a troubled and restless soul trapped in a life damaged by heavy substance abuse and eventually mired in controversy after he became the first ever rock star arrested on stage during a live performance. Now in rare archive interviews hear Morrison in his own words discuss fame, becoming a sex symbol and how he pushed back against any label. While Morrison symbolized the psychedelic rock star of the ‘60s the band with the mind-bending sound was Pink Floyd. On Sunday, August 15 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Pink Floyd: Breaking the Band examines the rapid ascent and trickling breakup of the wildly successful group that sold more than 250 million albums. But before Pink Floyd took off their lead singer and co-founder was ousted from the band for excessive and debilitating drug use. The band would not derail and with the release of their iconic “The Dark Side of the Moon” album everything changed. Huge money, global fame and power struggles chipped away at Pink Floyd but what exactly made this unique mega selling band finally fall apart? Meteoric success, toxic jealousy and creative rivalries are also pillars in the story of progressive rock juggernaut Genesis. On Sunday, August 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Genesis: Breaking the Band former lead guitarist Steve Hackett shares his first-hand experiences of the band’s incredible success, the story behind his departure and  witnessing the clashes between singer Peter Gabriel and drummer Phil Collins that would spawn their remarkable solo careers.  

Then on Saturday, August 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it’s the REELZ premiere of music documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey exploring heavy metal music as a cultural phenomenon with its legends Tony Iommi, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie among others giving their take on the genre, its global fanbase and wild stories from decades of performing. Within the heavy metal music family is a branch of glam metal epitomized by the band Whitesnake with its lead singer David Coverdale’s big voice, searing guitar riffs, tight leather pants and big hair. On Sunday, August 22 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Whitesnake: Breaking the Band see the band that emerged from English badlands hungry to conquer the world but to hone the sound that would rock America it would take 10 years and a constantly changing lineup. With more than 15 million albums sold Whitesnake was a success but it was all built on Coverdale’s ruthless and singular ambition and at height of their power he threw it all away. The pantheon of hard rock is not complete without Alice Cooper. Dubbed “The Godfather of Shock Rock” Alice Cooper’s signature brand of heavy metal included a wild and often controversial stage show that involved pyrotechnics, live animals and fake blood. Before its lead singer legally changed his name to Alice Cooper, the name was for a rock band that achieved huge success in record time but the pressure to keep performing turned toxic. In Alice Cooper: Breaking the Band on Sunday, August 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT see the story of the legendary group whose story went from a party to a horror show.

As possibly the most fascinating, successful and troubled superstars of all time Michael Jackson was a singular talent who captivated crowds and stirred strong reactions among fans and observers. Alongside the remarkable performances and die hard fans was a deeply damaged man. In Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind on Thursday, August 26 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT psychiatrist Dr. Bob Johnson psychologically profiles the complex mind of the pop icon from his abusive childhood to his insatiable need for attention and the origins for compulsions that drove his often erratic behavior. On Saturday, August 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage makes its REELZ premiere with the story of the Canadian rock band power trio exploring their 40 years of rock and roll success, setbacks and soaring popularity. From the Rush’s working class roots and struggle to land a record deal to globetrotting tours with legends including KISS this is the complete inside story of one of the most influential bands of all time. Closing out REELZFest on Sunday, August 29 are the back-to-back premieres of Metallica: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and AC/DC: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT about the fabled bands who share stories of pushing through heartbreaking tragedies on their way to making music history. Metallica is the highest selling heavy metal bands in history with five consecutive chart-topping albums along with 1,600 shows and nearly $1.5 billion in gross sales. But their massive musical success came with destructive excess and intra-band rivalries led to mayhem with extreme personalities battling for the spotlight. But as the young band ascended to its lofty status tragedy struck when bassist Cliff Burton dies after the band’s motorhome crashes. The death would reverberate through Metallica for years and it would take hundreds of thousands of dollars in therapy to get the band back on track. Selling more than 200 million records and playing more than 2,500 concerts worldwide explosive Australian rockers AC/DC blew away everything in front of them. The band’s two founding brothers Malcolm and Angus Young had a relentless drive to succeed that would leave carnage in its wake and splinter the band. Former bassist Mark Evans shares his experiences from the legendary in-studio guitar solo by Angus that literally lit the studio on fire to his fallout with Angus that led to Evans leaving the band.



Below is August 2021 programming listed by premiere date and time. Full synopses for every show follow this list.


Sunday, August 1

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of…“Jerry Lewis” at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
Saturday, August 14

*NEW* Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

Sunday, August 15

*NEW* Pink Floyd: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
*NEW* Genesis: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, August 21

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

Sunday, August 22

*NEW* Whitesnake: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
*NEW* Alice Cooper: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT


Thursday, August 26

*NEW* Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, August 28

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT


Sunday, August 29

*NEW* Metallica: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
*NEW* AC/DC: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Below are detailed descriptions for August 2021 programming listed by premiere date and time:  

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Jerry Lewis” Premieres on Sunday, August 1 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Jerry Lewis was still working into his 90s up until just a few months before his death. But 75 years in the limelight took its toll on this comic legend. His body paid the price for his knockabout clown image which centered around elaborate and frequent pratfalls after he suffered a permanent back injury at just 38 years old that would cause him a lifetime of chronic pain and led to an addiction to opioid painkillers. He was a heavy smoker for more than 40 years and the doctors discovered congenital heart issues when he was just a teenager. He died at the age of 91 of cardiac disease but what was it that kept Lewis living and working so long? Renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter doesn’t think his cardiac failure is the whole story behind his death. Dr. Hunter delves deep into Lewis’ records to discover whether there was something else going on in his body that contributed to his eventual demise. Sharing their personal stories of Lewis are his daughter Danielle Lewis and widow Sandra Lewis. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm Premieres on Saturday, August 14 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. In July 1965 Jim Morrison ran into classmate and keyboardist Ray Manzarek on a beach in Venice California and the two decided to start a rock band. Just two short years later The Doors hit “Light My Fire” topped the Billboard Hot 100. As one of the most memorable artists of the 20th century the creative rebel brilliance of Morrison was only matched by his penchant for raw self-destruction which culminated in his untimely death at just 27 years old. Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm explores every chapter of the mysterious rocker’s life and his search for his true identity. Did Morrison himself even know who he wanted to be? Morrison’s extraordinary story reveals the rock icon as a chameleon constantly shifting personalities and personas to manifest his wild artistic sparks.  From the seeds of his anti-authority spirit planted in his youth from clashes with his strict U.S. Navy Rear Admiral father to the excesses of ‘60s rock stardom hear  Morrison in his own words discuss his youth and becoming a celebrity. Morrison could be a sensitive friend, an aspiring poet, a caring lover or an out of control alcoholic hell bent on confrontation which was all seen by The Doors road manager Vince Treaner who shares his experience with the complex rocker. Did Morrison’s constant quest to express his artistic urges and rebel against any authority become the catalyst for his untimely death? Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Pink Floyd: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 15 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. With their astounding 250 million albums sold Pink Floyd is among the most successful rock bands of all time but the band was nearly broken before they rocketed to success. The British rockers had always been at the center of ‘60s psychedelic rock era with their experimental sound incorporating sound effects and playing live gigs with long and improvised sets but lead guitarist and singer Syd Barrett took it too far. Barrett became so engulfed in his addiction to drugs the band ousted him and were back to the drawing board. The band’s bass player Roger Waters picked up the reigns and began writing the album that would become “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Upon its release in 1973 the album went straight to the top of the Billboard 100 and stayed in the charts for a record setting 18 years and would go on to sell more than 45 million copies alone making Pink Floyd certified superstars. But the extreme swing in fortune for the band after toiling for years began to rip them at the seams. Add on the pressure of trying to follow up an iconic album and mix in intra-band power struggles and Pink Floyd was a powder keg. “The Dark Side of the Moon” like the four records that followed it was the brainchild of Waters who became so convinced Pink Floyd’s success was only down to him that he tried to bury the band so he could prosper alone. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Genesis: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.  One of the biggest bands of the 20th century Genesis sold more 100 million albums worldwide and sold out thousands of shows. But their story is as remarkable for the band’s success as it is for their extraordinary transformation from cult progressive rockers to pop-rock superstars. Along the way power struggles saw the band fragment with lead singer Peter Gabriel and eventually drummer Phil Collins both leaving to launch massively successful solo careers. See the band’s remarkable creation and survival story from their early beginnings in a sleepy part of England to sold out global tours and chart topping hits as they infused a decade with their iconic sound. Genesis lead guitarist Steve Hackett shares his personal experience detailing his reaction to Gabriel getting a hot Hollywood offer that saw him leave the band on a whim as well as the intense creative clashes that led to Gabriel’s final departure from Genesis to start his solo career. When Gabriel left Genesis was bankrupt, without its lead singer and written off by the music press as yesterday’s news. What followed was an amazing turn of fortune driven by a refocused group with Collins as the lead singer as the band recorded their most commercially successful album ever. Still, creative differences remained as did financial struggles. Hackett also reveals what prompted his own departure from the band leaving Genesis to just three members before yet another and final breakup. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey Makes Its REELZ Premiere on Saturday, August 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. An illuminating examination of the heavy metal music subculture through the lens of anthropologist and lifelong heavy metal music fan Sam Dunn who takes viewers on a global journey asking why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned yet loved so passionately by millions of fans. The documentary dives into the defining details of the genre answering the questions: What group is considered the first heavy metal band? What sounds define heavy metal? Who is really behind the popularization of the heavy metal horn hand gesture? Viewers also see why heavy metal artists have long had an obsession with some of life's most provocative subjects including sexuality, religion, violence and death. This groundbreaking documentary is the first of its kind presenting both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal. Sharing their first hand experiences as legends of the genre are Tony Iommi, Alice Cooper, Dio, Dee Snider as well as Tom Morello and Rob Zombie among others. Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey is produced by Banger Films.

Whitesnake: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 22 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.  Whitesnake was the brainchild of former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale. They appeared on the English music scene in 1978 with raunchy lyrics and a big blues rock sound. Over the next 12 years Coverdale’s grit and determination went on to drive the band to become one of the biggest successes of the “Hair Metal Age”. But there were plenty of casualties on the way with a host of lineup changes as Coverdale ruthlessly searched for the winning formula. Hit songs like “Here I Go Again” and “Fool For Your Loving” along with famously big hair, Coverdale’s unique voice and stellar guitar playing pushed them to the forefront of the glam rock consciousness. With an image that went from blues musicians with tailored moustaches to leather clad rockers with bouffant hair Whitesnake sold millions of albums worldwide and their sexy glamourous videos defined an era but the band’s story is one filled with personal rifts and an epic meltdown. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Alice Cooper: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The band Alice Cooper rose from total anonymity to become one of the highest grossing groups in the world capturing the imagination of a generation with iconic hits including “School’s Out” and their provocative often controversial stage show. But the pressure to continue their success was immense. And when their intriguing frontman began to monopolize the spotlight it rankled the other band members. Mix in addictions, jealousy and greed and it would only be three years after their first hit that the band Alice Cooper would implode. The lead singer changed his name to Alice Cooper and became a cultural icon while the other members of the group quietly moved into the background. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind Premieres on Thursday, August 26 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Innocent or guilty? Black or white? Man or child? Extrovert or introvert? Michael Jackson left many questions about his life unanswered. His controversial decisions involving personal relationships, child care, spending habits and drug dependency make his story one of the great riddles of pop culture and music. So who was this man and why did he operate in such strange ways with such bizarre consequences? In Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind psychiatrist Dr. Bob Johnson examines Jackson’s childhood, relationship with his father and siblings, incredible early superstardom followed by an adult life of untold riches, horrific accusations and exile. In doing so he stitches together the man behind the mask of plastic surgery, misinformation and mystery. What led Jackson to a strange lifelong obsession with childhood that eventually contributed to his own self-destruction? Did his life as a global star where normal boundaries didn’t exist make him believe he was untouchable and influence his own moral compass? How did his experiences of childhood shape his own seemingly disturbed reality? Go inside the complex and controversial mind of Michael Jackson with insight from several people who knew Jackson personally including former manager Dieter Wiesner, friend Mark Lester, The Jackson 5 keyboard player Ronnie Rancifer and Jackson family neighbor Reynaud Jones among others. Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind is produced by Honey Bee.

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Makes Its REELZ Premiere on Saturday, August 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. As one of the most influential rock bands ever Rush ranks third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band’s devoted following numbers in the millions worldwide and their music is revered by generations of musicians. Now their story is the focus of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage chronicling the group’s 40-year history in a comprehensive exploration of the extraordinary power trio, the evolution of their sound and celebrating their continuing popularity. Using extensive archival footage see the resilient rockers lead guitarist Alex Lifeson along with singer and bassist Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart from when they started the band in the late ‘60s through to the present. Interviewees include colleagues and contemporaries Billy Corgan, Gene Simmons, Trent Reznor and South Park creator Matt Stone who share what they believe makes the band so special. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage is produced by Banger Films.  

Metallica: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 29 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.  With a combined fortune of more than $900 million and a band life spanning four decades Metallica are undisputed royalty in heavy metal history. Their 1991 album “Metallica” also known as “The Black Album” was certified 16x platinum and changed the course of heavy metal along with plunging the young quartet into mega stardom. But it wasn’t always an easy road. Struggles with aggression, addiction, jealousy and the death of a beloved band member have sent Metallica in and out of darkness since the band’s inception and yet they continue to thrive. Metallica: Breaking the Band reveals the inside story of the trials and tribulations of one of the biggest, baddest metal bands on earth. Sharing his first-hand experiences working with the band is their former manager Jon Zazula and studio producer Flemming Rasmussen. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

AC/DC: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.  Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young are the heart and co-founders of Australian rock band AC/DC. The two were the youngest of eight siblings and grew up in a working-class family where rock and roll was the only life they ever knew. Both brothers had a relentless and take no prisoners attitude towards success and they shared the dream to get to the top and become guitar toting multi-millionaires. Their desire to conquer the world with their singular brand of heavy rock came before everything including family relationships and over 35 years many of those around them would be chewed up and spat out as AC/DC rose to world domination. But even as its members achieved global success beyond their wildest dreams AC/DC would be haunted by tragedy after tragedy. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Indiana State Fair announces Free Stage performance lineup For 2021

The Indiana State Fair today unveiled the 2021 list of all scheduled performers who will appear on the Indiana State Fair Free Stage July 30 through August 22 (Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays).


All shows at the Indiana State Fair Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served.


The 2021 Indiana State Fair Free Stage lineup includes:

All artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice

  • State Fair Yacht Rock Night with Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall & Orleans presented by Yacht Rock Radio - Friday, July 30
  • John Waite and Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty, presented by - Saturday, July 31
  • Mary Mary, presented by WTLC FM - Sunday, August 1
  • Josh Turner - Wednesday, August 4
  • Run Forrest Run, Ultimate 90s Party Band - Thursday, August 5
  • Noah Cyrus - Friday, August 6
  • Blanco Brown - Saturday, August 7
  • Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, presented by WTLC FM - Sunday, August 8
  • for KING & COUNTRY - Wednesday, August 11
  • TBA – Thursday, August 12
  • Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe - Friday, August 13
  • Home Free - Saturday, August 14
  • Casting Crowns - Sunday, August 15
  • Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Classics IV, The Vogues, The Cowsills - Wednesday, August 18
  • Barracuda - America’s Heart Tribute - Thursday, August 19
  • The Beach Boys - Friday, August 20
  • Latino-Fest at the Indiana State Fair, presented by Radio Latina – featuring AK7, Banda Blanca and La sonora Dinamita de Colombia - Saturday, August 21
  • Gospel Music Festival with headliner Hezekiah Walker, presented by WTLC AM & FM - Sunday, August 22


The 2021 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Friday, July 30 and runs through August 22, when you can enjoy The Greatest 18 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition.


The Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


The safety of our guests, staff, and community is our number one priority. Please follow CDC guidelines regarding wearing masks. There are no capacity restrictions for Free Stage concerts and no reserved seating.

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion in Fort Wayne announces complete 2021 Summer Concert Series details

Sweetwater presents its 2021 summer concert series at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion located in Fort Wayne.


The 1,800 capacity outdoor performance facility is located on the campus of Sweetwater Sound and plans to host a wide variety of talent this summer representing multiple genres of music ranging from classic rock and country to R&B, funk, blues and more.


The series kicks off Thursday, July 22 with STYX and will continue through late September.  


2021 Concerts at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion Include:

  • An Evening with STYX— Thursday, July 22
  • The Music of Queen with Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Sunday, July 25
  • Whiskey Myers with special guest Bones Owens — Friday, July 30
  •  Warrant with special guests Eric Martin of Mr. Big and PJ Farley of Trixter (hosted by Eddie Trunk) — Saturday, July 31
  • An Evening with Gladys Knight — Saturday, Aug. 21
  • Samantha Fish with special guests Southern Avenue — Friday, Aug. 27
  • An Evening with The Fab Four (The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles) — Sunday, Aug. 29
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band — Wednesday, Sept. 1
  • Kool & The Gang with special guests The Sweetwater All Stars — Friday, Sept. 3
  • Pure Prairie League with special guests The Why Store — Saturday, Sept. 18
  • Tower of Power with special guests The Sweetwater All Stars — Sunday, Sept. 19
  • Pink Droyd presents Signs of Life, a live performance of the legendary Pink Floyd album Delicate Sound of Thunder — Saturday, Sept. 25
  • Fort Wayne Jazz Celebration powered by Sweetwater featuring Rick Braun with special guests Grace Kelly, Adam Hawley and Jacob Dupree Trio  – Sunday, Sept. 26


Tickets for all concerts are on sale now and can be purchased online via or in-person at the Sweetwater campus located at 5501 US Highway 30 West in Fort Wayne.


Health and Safety Precautions: All Sweetwater Performance Pavilion shows will follow recommendations and adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.


About Sweetwater Performance Pavilion: The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is a covered outdoor music venue, located on the south end of the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, Ind. Features of the venue include: custom-designed, state-of-the-art sound system, free on-site parking, air-conditioned on-site restrooms, and food, soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase.


The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is located in the Southwest corner of the Sweetwater campus at 5501 US Highway 30 West in Fort Wayne, Ind.


For more information, please visit:


Carver Center Summer Celebration 2021 featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band June 12

The free admission summer concert series at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park is an annual concert series that residents and music fans across the region look forward to every year. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for each evening of fantastic entertainment. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. The first concert in the 2021 summer series lineup is Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Saturday, June 12.


All Kokomo Summer Concert Series shows will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.


Visit for more information on the series overall. All dates and acts subject to change without notice.



Saturday, June 12, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.



Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion

Foster Park, Kokomo, IN 46901



Pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, Dirty Dozen Brass Band is recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. They have been featured guests both in the studio and onstage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, and many others. For more information, visit



About Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion:

Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion is an outdoor music venue located at the corner of Washington and Superior Streets in downtown Kokomo, Ind. The summer concert series is an annual event featuring live music shows in a festive, family-friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Proceeds of the summer concert series benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Slamology Automotive & Music Festival returns Lucas Oil Raceway June 12-13

The 18th annual SLAMOLOGY automotive and music festival returns to Lucas Oil Raceway (10267 E. Highway 136) in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021. Presented by Gauge Magazine and Orion Car Audio, and co-sponsored by Sky High Car Audio, this highly anticipated, annual automotive event for the whole family highlights the latest and greatest in customizing vehicles and car audio. Pre-Registration for custom car and car audio vehicles is open now at


One of the premier gatherings of car enthusiasts in the U.S., SLAMOLOGY offers exciting automotive contests throughout the weekend, live music, a massive vendor midway, and more. The event weekend attracts fans from across the globe and in recent years has attracted more than 2,000 custom vehicles.



  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



  • Kicker Car Audio presents The Largest Car Stereo Sound Off in The World
  • Huge Car Show and Shine Presented by B2 Audio featuring more than 1000 custom vehicles.
  • Full Tilt Audio Demo Session
  • Lowest Vehicle Limbo Contest
  • Indiana Music Festival on the Main Stage featuring country, metal, rock, electronic, funk & old school.
  • RNL Suspension Flying High Hydraulic Demo
  • Bikini Contest
  • Davis Brothers Designs Big Rig Roundup Semi Show (custom Semi’s)
  • Steel Rod Tattoo of Indianapolis Tattoo Contest
  • Family fun zone
  • Great food vendors
  • Huge vendor midway
  • Awesome trophies
  • …and much more!



Vehicle registration is $50 / $70 day-of starting on Friday, June 11 from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., includes custom vehicle and two weekend passes, and additional passenger passes for $10. Registration or credential pickup on Friday is the only way to get a Speed Pass for Saturday.


Register before Friday, May 21 for advance pricing, only available online at



Spectator tickets will be available at the main gate


Spectator Saturday: $10

Spectator Sunday: $10

Weekend Event Pass: $15

Parking onsite is $5; Free parking tickets are available for download at 




SLAMOLOGY will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by the local health department.


For the latest information, visit and

Fishers Parks announces summer concerts

The Fishers Summer Concert Series hosted by Fishers Parks will return beginning June 1, featuring local and national performing acts in the heart of downtown Fishers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive). The free concert series includes performances on Tuesday and Friday evenings, presented by IU Health Saxony, and Wednesday lunchtime concerts presented by Meyer Najem. The series will conclude with the return of the popular two-day Blues Fest celebration on Labor Day Weekend.


Fishers Parks continues to monitor federal, state and local guidelines daily, and will adapt accordingly. Admission is free (limited first come, first served). Operating restrooms, hand washing, and sanitization stations will be available on site. Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks. No outside alcohol allowed. Vendors will be available on site to purchase adult drinks and other refreshments. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

The 2021 season lineup includes:


Tuesday Nights
Starting June 1 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

  • June 1: Living Proof
  • June 8: Karma Band
  • June 15: Mike & Joe
  • June 22: The Midtown Mad Men
  • June 29: Cool City Band
  • July 6: The Nauti Yachtys
  • July 13: Henry Lee Summer
  • July 20: Country Summer
  • July 27: Toy Factory

Friday Nights
Starting June 25 | 8 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

  • June 25: SPARK! Fishers – Spin Doctors: Grammy nominated band best known for their early 90’s hits, "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong,” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 7 and No. 17, respectively.
  • July 2: Free Fallin – The Tom Petty Concert Experience
  • Sunday, July 4: GlamëricA – A tribute to the awesome era that was ‘80s hair and glam metal!
  • July 9: Pearl Jam Tribute - Chicago
  • July 16: Purple Veins – The Essential Prince Tribute Band
  • July 23: Hard Day’s Night Beatles Tribute
  • July 30: Creedence Revived – The World Premier CCR Tribute Band
  • August 6: Heroes – The David Bowie Experience
  • August 13: The Soul Pocket Band – A night of R&B and Dance classics
  • August 20: Pink Droyd – The North American Theatrical Pink Floyd Concert with Laser Light Show
  • August 27: Uptown Funk – Tribute to Bruno Mars
  • September 3-4: Fishers Blues Fest – the full lineup will be announced soon

Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts
June 2 – August 25 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Central Green (1 Municipal Drive)
*indicates children’s entertainment

Conner Prairie presents Chautauqua Series - Exploring Explorers

In celebration of National Great Outdoors month, we’ll take in the awesome environs of Conner Prairie’s grounds. Starting off with cocktails, light appetizers, and some play at our Treetop Outpost, we’ll hear about the chilling arctic exploration by one of Indiana’s own. We’ll investigate the edible wild abundance offered by nature (and do a little tasting!) and finish by putting your adventurous explorer skills to the test in an orienteering competition with a great grand prize!


Chautauquas are special evenings that marry education and entertainment, thoughtfulness and humor, food and drink – all based on a chosen theme.  Each guest will receive a signature cocktail based on the evening’s topic (cash bar also available), enjoy themed light appetizers, and participate in a variety of edutainment presentations designed to engage the brain.


Theodore Roosevelt called it "the most American thing in America" – an event that provided the opportunity to gather for cultural development as a shared community. Named for the town in New York where the first large assembly took place, a Chautauqua presented lecturers, entertainers, scientists, and politicians to the public, offering knowledge and fellowship that might otherwise be out of reach in less metropolitan areas. From its humble beginnings, the movement spread across the U.S., fostering traveling "Sister Chautauquas" that brought provocative thought, scholarship, and entertainment to people for over fifty years.


Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Chautauquas are for ages 21 and older only.



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