The Center for the Performing Arts has announced an upcoming performance season with more than 50 events already booked and more on the way. The 2023-2024 Center Presents season, presented in partnership with Allied Solutions, features many new faces as well as returning favorites in a broad range of genres.
The action kicks off early with August performances by rockers Daughtry and Ben Harper, both making their debut appearances at the Center. Other first-timers on the 2023-2024 schedule include New Orleans sax great Branford Marsalis, Police drummer Stewart Copeland, roots-rocker Grace Potter, and singer-songwriters Meshell Ndegeocello, Bruce Cockburn, and Indiana’s own Carrie Newcomer. Returning to the Center are many favorites from seasons past, including jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra, guitarist Bill Frisell, pianist Jim Brickman, and singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby.
For fans of classic rock and pop, the season offers tributes to Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Harry Chapin, and Jim Croce. Classical highlights include mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter with the progressive string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Among several international entries are Mariachi Herencia de México and a globe-spanning quartet led by banjo innovator Béla Fleck and tabla master Zakir Hussain.
This year’s Holiday Series celebrates the season from many angles, with traditional music from the Vienna Boys Choir, the return of perennial favorite Dave Koz, and special holiday programs from Jon McLaughlin, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Other events include blues from Robert Cray, country from Easton Corbin, comedy from “Polyester Princess” Etta May, a free community performance by the United States Marine Band, and talks with TV ghost hunter Amy Bruni, and Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell
Again this season, the Center will present several family-oriented performances and a related series of free matinees for school groups. Funding is available to help schools defray their transportation costs.
Subscription packages are on sale now for the Printing Partners Classical Series, the Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series, and the Hoosier Village & The Barrington of Carmel Songbook Series, with benefits including discounts up to 20 percent off the regular ticket price. Another option is a Create Your Own subscription package, which offers similar perks for the purchase of any four or more events from the entire Center Presents schedule, including music, comedy and family events.
Subscribers also are eligible for:
- Immediate purchase access to the entire 2023-2024 Center Presents season, before tickets go on sale to the general public
- Discounts up to 20 percent on other Center Presents performances
- Presale access and discounts of up to 20 percent for new events added throughout the season.
Tickets and information
Visit TheCenterPresents.org/SubscribeNow for more information on subscription packages and benefits. Purchases can be made online at TheCenterPresents.org, by phone at (317) 843-3800 or toll-free (877) 909-2787, or in person at the Palladium’s Fifth Third Bank Box Office, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.
Tickets are on sale now for some individual events early in the season, including the annual Songbook Academy in Concert, Daughtry, Spyro Gyra, Ben Harper, and indie-folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth. Tickets for Grace Potter will go on sale in June.
Other individual performances will go on sale Aug. 4. Free tickets for the United States Marine Band will be available in September.