WROI Entertainment Archives for 2021-05

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 http://kokomosummerseries.com 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 www.dirtydozenbrassband.com



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 slamology.com.


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 Slamology.com



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.com 




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 slamology.com and lucasoilraceway.com/

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.