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Rickie Lee Jones to perform March 8 at the Tarkington

12/11/2023 12AM

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15


CARMEL, Ind. – Two-time Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones will visit the Center for the Performing Arts for the first time March 8.


Sporting long blonde hair and a colorful floral jacket, singer Rickie Lee Jones leans back on a wall and smiles. Photo by Astor Martin.
Rickie Lee Jones by Astor Morgan

Jones shot to fame in 1979 with her self-titled debut album, which featured the Top 5 single “Chuck E.’s in Love” and earned her the Grammy for Best New Artist, along with three other nominations. Since then, she has tirelessly explored the worlds of jazz, rock, R&B, pop and soul. This year, she landed her eighth Grammy nomination (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) with the release Pieces of Treasure, a reunion with producer Russ Titelman, who helmed her first two records.


Jones has been called the “premier song-stylist and songwriter of her generation” by The New Yorker and “The Duchess of Coolsville” by Time magazine. Her 2021 memoir Last Chance Texaco was named Book of the Year by MOJO and a Best Book of the Year by Pitchfork and NPR.


An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones is set for 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Tarkington, 3 Carter Green, Carmel. Tickets starting at $45 will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, online at, by phone at (317) 843-3800, or in person at the Palladium’s Fifth Third Bank Box Office


Presale access is available Tuesday for Center donors ($250 or more), Wednesday for series package subscribers, and Thursday for subscribers to the Center’s eNews mailing list.


The performance is part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Pop/Rock Series and the 2023-2024 Center Presents Season, presented in partnership with Allied Solutions.



An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

8 p.m. Friday, March 8

The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032

Tickets: From $45, on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15

Purchase and information:

(317) 843-3800


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,500-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at