You know The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana for their show-stopping performances featuring national artists like Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow and Michael Feinstein. But the new Studio Series at the Studio Theater will feature local and regional music talent in an intimate nightclub-style or listening-room setting.
Each show begins at 8 p.m. and is open to all ages. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Guests can enjoy a cash bar and free parking in the adjacent Center Garage off 3rd Avenue SW.
Indianapolis-based singer-songwriter Allison Victoria started playing local open-mic events in 2016. Since then, she’s been a featured artist at the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ 2019 Art & Soul festival, and her blend of soul, hip-hop, R&B, folk and gospel has been heard on WFYI-FM’s Small Studio Sessions.
800 lb. Gorilla
The group 800 lb. Gorilla mixes indie-esque songs with funk, jazz and electronica influences. You can listen to their danceable sound on their new studio album, Metro Manila. Group members include Mark Humphrey (guitar, lead vocals), Kwame Newton (keyboards, saxophone, vocals) and Andy Greenwell (keyboards, lead vocals).
A regular at local music festivals, Indianapolis band Veseria is led by the husband/wife songwriting team of Patrick and Jen Roberts. Their sound mixes rock, folk, blues and punk described by HuffPost as “dynamic and visceral.” Veseria will release their third studio album soon.