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Faegre Drinker Peanut Butter & Jam Series

Designed for children ages 1-7, Peanut Butter & Jam sessions encourage young children to become engaged in the arts. Join us each month for these fun and informal concerts, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturdays.

Tickets are only $10 per child, with two free adult admissions included – perfect for parents and grandparents!


2021-22 Schedule

Stevens Puppets: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

September 11, 2021

Three wooden marionettes – a brown bear, a polar bear and a mouse – stand on a lodge-like set.

Founded in 1933, the award-winning Stevens Puppets proudly presents a classic tale with some new twists. Hand-carved wooden marionettes bring this story to life, and hand-painted scenery depicts the misty fjords and totems of Southeast Alaska in glorious color.



Mrs. Kate

October 2, 2021

A woman poses with two animal hand puppets and a blue acoustic guitar

“Mrs. Kate” Carpenter travels the world making families smile with her homespun folk music. A newcomer to Indiana, she performs catchy interactive tunes that build character and spread joy.  Folks of all ages are delighted with her puppets, storytelling and unusual instruments.



The Shake Ups

November 13, 2021

Six young men and women are dressed as characters from the animated series “Scooby Doo.”

The Shake Ups are an award-winning power-pop group that writes and performs songs inspired by a variety of cartoon favorites. The combination of co-ed vocals, danceable hooks and singable melodies makes for a unique concert experience that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.



Melchior Marionettes: Holiday Cabaret on Strings

December 11, 2021

Closeup of a smiling woman holding a purple duck marionette.

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fast-paced, entertaining cabaret of hand-crafted marionettes. Children and adults will delight in the hilarious antics of the marionettes and the skill of the puppeteers and they sing along with holiday favorites.



Traveler’s Dream

January 15, 2022

A brown-haired man and a blonde woman pose with an acoustic guitar and a concertina.

With rich voices, engaging personalities and a wide variety of folk instruments, Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson – aka Traveler’s Dream – captivate listeners with lively Celtic, French-Canadian and American folk songs. Children will be encouraged to interact and sing along!



Silly Safaris: Animal Athletes

February 26, 2022

A man in glasses holds an animal's tail like a mustache

Animals are so AMAZING! What is the fastest animal on earth? Who can jump the farthest? Who can squeeze the strongest? Join us for Animal Athletes and compete for the gold medal with your favorite Silly Safari stars. Let's get moving with reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians and bugs!



The Rainbows

March 12, 2022

Two men and two women smile as they pose with a unicorn costume.

Come join family jam supergroup the Rainbows for interactive musical fun. Mr. Daniel and Ms. Michelle of ShooBeeLoo Music are joined by Daniel's son Roland, Ms. Sheila of Itty Bitty Book Mobile and Mr Phil. They will have you dancing, singing and playing along to original songs and children's favorites.



Phoenix Rising Dance Company: Imagination Station

April 16, 2022

Four women and a man strike dance poses before a colorful backdrop.

Join Phoenix Rising Dance Company dancers on a trip to a magical world created by dancing children. Unfortunately, all the children have grown up and forgotten how to dance! Since the magical world needs dancing to remain magical, we’ll use our imaginations to create the sun, wind, rain, flowers, trees and animals.



Jack Denger, Juggler

May 14, 2022

A man in a white shirt juggles four bowling pins.

Carmel native Jack Denger began juggling at age 7 and has been hooked ever since, winning international awards and competitions with skill matched by few. Join Jack for an exciting display of juggling to music with balls, clubs and rings – and even explore the objects he uses to do it!