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Center announces 2022-2023 Season

5/24/2022 12AM

Schedule offers pop, rock, classical, jazz, comedy, family fun and more

Series subscriptions on sale now at or (317) 843-3800


CARMEL, Ind. – The Center for the Performing Arts is gearing up for the most robust and diverse season in its history, starting in September with more than 50 performances already booked and more on the way.


The 2022-23 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions includes new faces and returning favorites in a broad range of genres.


Making their Palladium debuts this year are the iconic West African singer Angélique Kidjo, R&B giants Trombone Shorty and Tower of Power, jazz-pop pioneer Herb Alpert with vocalist Lani Hall, Marie Osmond with an orchestra for the holidays, the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, a New Orleans music celebration led by Dumpstaphunk, tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and the Electric Light Orchestra, and comedians Lewis Black and Kevin Nealon, part of a growing list of comedy events.


Artists returning to the Center include legendary crooner Johnny Mathis, jazz diva Diana Krall, Hoosier-born violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, trumpeter Chris Botti, pop-soul belter Michael Bolton, saxophonist Boney James, songsmiths Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and the U.S. Army Field Band with a free community concert.


“We’re making a statement with our upcoming 12th season,” said Jeffrey C. McDermott, President/CEO of the Center and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation. “Nothing can replace the experience of gathering together for live arts and entertainment, and this lineup should give everyone a reason to come and join us at the Center.”


Among the new offerings this season is a speaker series featuring experts from the pages of National Geographic, sharing their knowledge of wildlife and exotic corners of the world. Each of the three multimedia evening presentations is preceded by a free morning matinee for local students.


Subscription packages are on sale now for the Printing Partners Classical Series, the Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series and the Hoosier Village and The Barrington of Carmel Songbook Series, with benefits including discounts up to 20 percent off the regular ticket price. Another option is a Create Your Own subscription package, which offers similar perks for the purchase of any four or more events from the Center Presents schedule, including music, comedy and educational events.


Subscribers also are eligible for:

  • Immediate purchase access to the entire 2022-23 Center Presents Season, before tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Discounts up to 20 percent on other Center Presents performances
  • Presale access and discounts up to 20 percent for new events added throughout the season.


Visit for more information on subscription packages and benefits. Purchases can be made online at, by phone at (317) 843-3800 or toll-free (877) 909-2787, or in person at the Palladium’s Fifth Third Bank Box Office, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.


Tickets for individual performances will go on sale later this year. Tickets for the U.S. Army Field Band will be available free in September.


2022-2023 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions

The Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032

Tickets:, or (317) 843-3800

All performances will take place at the Palladium concert hall except * at the Tarkington theater.


Hoosier Village and The Barrington of Carmel Songbook Series

Songbook Academy in Concert – July 23

Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour – Oct. 15

Ella: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald in Concert – Nov. 4

The Four Phantoms in Concert – April 21

Get Happy: Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial – April 29


Printing Partners Classical Series

Joshua Bell and Peter Dugan – Sept. 29

Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi – Oct. 6

Wu Han, Benjamin Beilman and David Finckel: Schubert Trios – Nov. 13

Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine – Feb. 24

Abilene – April 15


Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall in Concert – Sept. 22

Madeleine Peyroux: “Careless Love” & Paula Cole: “This Fire” – Oct. 20

Chris Botti – Nov. 5

Boney James – Feb. 18

Sammy Miller and The Congregation – March 3

Jonathan Butler – March 26


Katz, Sapper & Miller Pop/Rock Series

Jimmie Vaughan – Sept. 9*

Tower of Power – Sept. 30

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Life in the Past Lane – Oct. 13

Jon McLaughlin – Nov. 2*

Take Me to the River NOLA LIVE! – Nov. 18

The Mavericks: En Español World TourJan. 27

Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin Together Onstage – April 13

Evil Woman – The American ELO – May 5


Old Town Family Series

Voca People – Oct. 9

The Queen’s Cartoonists – Oct. 16

Charles Peachock, jugglerNov. 5 (two shows)*

Ugly Duckling – Jan. 28 (two shows)*

Peking Acrobats – March 18


Telamon Passport Series

Angelique Kidjo – Oct. 23

Gilberto Santa Rosa – Nov. 11

Eliane Elias – Nov. 20

Dublin Irish Dance: Wings – Feb. 10

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – April 30


Faegre Drinker Encore Series

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Sept. 23

Diana Krall – Oct. 11


National Geographic Live Series

Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whales – Nov. 15

Lindsay Zanno: T. Rex RisesFeb. 21

Filipe DeAndrade: UntamedApril 25


Holiday Series

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Dec. 2

Canadian Brass Christmas – Dec. 3

Luminare Christmas – Dec. 8

Dave Koz and Friends 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour – Dec. 9

Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas Tour – Dec. 10

Michael Bolton: Greatest Hits & Holiday Favorites – Dec. 13

Celtic Woman: A Christmas Symphony Tour 2022 – Dec. 15


Comedy Series

Lewis Black: Off the Rails – Sept. 24

My Name Is NOT Mom – Oct. 14

Kevin Nealon – April 7


Special Events

Center Celebration 2022 presented by Krieg DeVault – Sept. 16

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus – Nov. 10