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Boasting three, state-of-the-art venues - The Palladium, The Studio and The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel is a performing arts campus with an international pedigree that promises to bring the world's finest performers to Hamilton County, Indiana.

Plus, tour the "Great American Songbook," a unique American collection of music, lyrics, culture, and history, of Broadway and other musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and Tin Pan Alley from the 1920s to 1960. Items including rare, significant and priceless orchestrations, recordings, sheet music, and other items important to the Great American Songbook will rotate on exhibit.

Current productions at the Center for the Performing Arts:


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Thursday Jul 02, 2015

Carmel Debut International Piano Competition

Jul 1 – 2

Exceptional young artists from North America, Europe and Asia, ages 5-19, will perform classical pieces in front of the international panel of judges and audience on June 29th-July 2nd at the Tarkingt... more

Saturday Jul 11, 2015

Pat McAfee: Uncaged

Jul 11

See the Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee perform in his very own stand up comedy show. This show is suitable for ages 18+. For tickets contact The Center for the Performing Arts. A portion o... more

Friday Jul 17, 2015

The Center Presents: David Sanborn Electric Band

Jul 17

In his three-and-a-half decade career, David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, he ... more

Saturday Jul 25, 2015

2015 Songbook Academy Vocal Competition Finals

Jul 25
  • Location: The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 1 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032

  A new generation of Songbook stars is revealed in nationwide regional competitions sponsored by the Great American Songbook Initiative. Those young artists who are selected to participate in ... more


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