New holiday rock production debuts Dec. 3

9/8/2021 12AM

An electric guitarist, keyboard player and violinist onstage under purple light

Luminare features top musicians playing Christmas classics


CARMEL, Ind. – A new high-energy Christmas concert experience will help kick off the holiday season Dec. 3 at the Center for the Performing Arts.


Described as “a powerful visual and musical journey,” Luminare performs original Christmas songs and reimagines the classics through dynamic staging and a blend of rock, pop, classical and folk music. The production is led by John Blasucci, longtime keyboardist for Dennis DeYoung of Styx and former lead keyboardist for Mannheim Steamroller.


The band, which launches its national tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Palladium, is composed of world-class musicians whose international credits include Foreigner, Chicago, Camerata Strumetale Italiana, Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio Giuseppe Tartini di Trieste, Rock of Ages, American Idol and The Voice. Luminare’s debut album, That Star, showcases their powerful sound on the original title track as well as Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “What Child Is This,” “We Three Kings,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Joy to the World.”


Tickets starting at $25 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Palladium Box Office, online at and by phone at (317) 843-3800. The Holiday Series event is part of the Center’s 2021-22 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions.


Subscription packages are still available for the 2021-22 season, offering up to 20 percent off standard pricing as well as early access to choice seats before single-event tickets go on sale to the general public. A Create Your Own series package requires choosing just three events from the more than 40 performances already announced.


Luminare Christmas

Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets: From $25, on sale 10 a.m. Sept. 10

Purchase and information:

(317) 843-3800