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The Center Celebration 2022

Presented by Krieg DeVault

Featuring musical guests Straight No Chaser, Michael Feinstein and more!


Friday, September 16

The Palladium


Experience the Center like never before!


After two seasons away, the Center for the Performing Arts’ annual gala fundraiser returns to the Palladium for an evening of food and fun, with a headlining performance from a cappella icons Straight No Chaser and appearances by Artistic Director Michael Feinstein and Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. Proceeds will benefit the Center's education and outreach efforts.


Table reservations are available now! For details, see our table reservation guide.


To make your reservation, email or call the Development Team at 317.819.3534.


Highlights include:

5 PM – Registration and First Merchants Bank Cocktail Reception

6 PM – Opening Performance and Welcome
6:15 PM – Dinner

7 PM – Program

7:30 PM – Live Auction

8:20 PM – Straight No Chaser performance

9:20 PM – After-Parties and lobby refreshments

  • Experience the Band: Roughouse Band in the Robert Adam Room
  • Experience the Club: Gary Walters Jazz Trio in Brham Founders Club by Brahm
  • Experience the Cabaret: Pianist David Duncan and guest singers in the Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge

11:30 PM – End


The Center Celebration 2022 is co-chaired by Mike and Liz Messaglia of Brownsburg and Jeff and Shari Worrell of Carmel.