The Tonic Indy organizing committee announced today the five bands that will be featured in the Tonic Ball concert on November 17. A longtime staple in fall must-do lists for Indianapolis, Tonic Ball 16 will celebrate the music of Wilco, Simon & Garfunkel, The Cure, James Brown, and Dolly Parton at five Fountain Square music venues – Radio Radio, The Fountain Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret, The Hi-Fi, and Pioneer. Tickets sales open September 4. Bands interested in playing Tonic Ball 16 can visit tonicindy.com to sign up.
- On November 11, Tiny Tonic will offer children and families a chance to be a part of the Tonic experience with a free concert and opportunity for families to tour Second Helpings.
- This year, Tonic Ball will take over Prospect Street, closing the street and adding multimedia entertainment for Tonic fans
Popular day of music
Tonic started in 2002 with a one-night performance of Gram Parsons songs at Radio Radio. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most popular nights of art and music in the city each year. Last year’s sold-out concert and related events brought in close to $95,000, with every dollar going directly to Second Helpings. This year’s Ball is presented by Eskenazi Health.