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Prom at the Palladium fills the gap

4/21/2020 12AM

Events on Aug. 7 and 8 will include music, dancing, refreshments
and more to make up for canceled high school celebrations




CARMEL, IN – High school seniors whose proms have been canceled this spring will have another chance Aug. 7 and 8 when the Center for the Performing Arts hosts Prom at the Palladium.


Graduating seniors from throughout Central Indiana are invited to choose a night and bring a guest for just $10 per person. General admission tickets, limited to four per household, go on sale July 6 at More information is available at


Starting at 8 p.m. each evening, Prom at the Palladium will feature a DJ and dancing on the concert hall stage, refreshments in the lobbies, a photo station and other standard features of a high school prom.


“Our staff realized that, as a result of the current stay-at-home restrictions, this year’s graduates are missing out on some traditional milestones of the high school experience,” said Jeffrey C. McDermott, President/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation. “In light of our mission as a nonprofit, community-based organization, we saw an opportunity to step up and try to fill that gap for the people we serve. We also think it will be a lot of fun.”


Attendance will be limited to 400 each night. Chaperones and security guards will be on duty, and student IDs will be required for admission.



Prom at the Palladium

What: Prom-style gatherings for Central Indiana high school seniors and their guests

When: Aug. 7 and 8, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Where: The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel

Tickets: $10