The City of Kokomo is proud to present its 2021 free admission summer concert series at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park in downtown Kokomo. This year’s lineup offers a little bit of something for everyone, with performances from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman along with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra, Monsters of Yacht (a night of 70’s & 80’s yacht rock hits), and more.
The Kokomo concert series aligns with many of the local themed festivals throughout the summer, creating even more entertaining activities for area families and beyond. “The City of Kokomo takes pride in making our summer concert series bigger and better every year with the array of talent we are able to bring to the stage,” said Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore. “With all that folks have had to sacrifice this past year, these events will provide a great opportunity to give back to the community we love and appreciate.”
All concerts are family friendly, ideal for those on a date night, or spending time with family or friends. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for each evening packed with fantastic entertainment.
The concerts are general admission seating and are free to the public.
2021 Kokomo Summer Concert Series Lineup:
Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Saturday, June 12 – Pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, Dirty Dozen Brass Band is recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. They have been featured guests both in the studio and onstage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, and many others. For more information, visit www.dirtydozenbrassband.com.
HOGFest featuring Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
Saturday, June 26 – For 45 years Max Weinberg has held the drum chair behind Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, playing before millions around the world. He expanded his role as band leader and resident music historian while anchoring the house band for Late Night with Conan O’Brien for 17 years. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox comes armed with an unlimited repertoire of classic songs, engaging the audience in a truly interactive concert experience. Max is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.maxweinberg.com.
The Haynes Apperson Festival
July 1, 2 & 3 – Full details and lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon.
Saturday, July 10 – Full details and lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon.
Saturday, July 24 – Artists for this event are TBA but are bound to feature Kokomo area favorites from solo artists to bands. The event will also include favorite past and present musicians out of the Rhum Academy. The event is set to start at 3 p.m.
Fireman’s/Jeep Rally featuring Nashville’s Finest
Saturday, Aug. 14 – Nashville’s Finest combines two new up-and-coming Nashville bands (Zeona Road and the GD Saints) with established recording and touring musicians who have played with some of the world’s biggest acts.
My Sinatra with the Kokomo Symphony
Saturday, Aug. 21 – Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra. Hoffman captivates the audience with his intimate journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra’s greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings Sinatra, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession. For more information, visit www.mysinatra.com.
Summer’s End featuring Monsters of Yacht
Saturday, Sept. 18 – Featuring classic 70’s and 80’s yacht rock hits, Monsters of Yacht deliver rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. They have the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the classic yacht rock songs. For more information, visit www.monstersofyacht.com.
All Kokomo Summer Concert Series shows will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.
About the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion
Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion is an outdoor music venue located at the corner of Washington and Superior Streets in downtown Kokomo, Indiana. The summer concert series is an annual event featuring live music shows in a festive, family-friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
Tickets and information
Visit http://kokomosummerseries.com for more information on the series overall. All dates and acts subject to change without notice.