The Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational, arts, and cultural organization.

Our Mission
The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.

News & Media

Visit often for the latest news, stories and imagery from the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation.


Center to host swing dance night Sept. 7
Dance on the Palladium stage or just enjoy the music of the Cool City Band
Kentucky teen claims top honors in Songbook Academy Finals
Lily Rasmussen, 18, wins over judges with renditions of “What’s the Use of Wondrin’” and “The Man That Got Away”
Single-event ticket sales begin July 27
Center Presents season kicks into gear in September with Queen tribute and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Chris Isaak to headline 2018 Songbook Celebration
Annual gala includes Hall of Fame inductions, after-party
Songbook Academy Finals set for July 28
Who will claim the title of Songbook Youth Ambassador?