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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: May 26, 2017

Buzzing Around Town

Hello sunshine! It's May in Indianapolis so not only can you hear the roar of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through the open windows, outdoor music season is starting. This round I'll highlight two venues that offer free - I strongly encourage you to enjoy dinner while you're there - al fresco concerts.
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave
21+, outdoor music Tues & Wed 6 pm, Thurs 6:30 pm
The Jazz Kitchen hosts music on their deck three nights every week. The same delicious Jazz Kitchen menu and drinks are available outdoors.
On Tuesday evenings the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers play. Their put a New Orleans funk twist on jazz standards. The RHWS are Richard Dole (trombone), Bill Lancton (guitar), Michael Beck (drums), and Jim Lichfield (bass).
Wednesday evenings alternate between Tim Brickley's Troubadore (5/24 ,6/7, 6/21, etc) nights - Tim is a wonderful singer-songwriter and he'll often feature other musicians and Scott Ballantine & Andra Faye (5/31, 6/14, 6/28, etc) - they play a wonderful mix of blues, country, and roots music.
Thursday evenings feature the Bembe Latin Band. They play toe-tapping Latin salsa.
Check the Jazz Kitchen website for more details:

832 E. Westfield Blvd
all-ages, outdoor music Wed - Sat 8 pm, Sun 6 pm
Flatwater hosts music on the deck each week (weather permitting of course) Wednesday - Sunday. It's a great place to have a mini-getaway - in your mind at least - outdoor bar and listening to music while looking at water screams vacation to me.
Here is the rest of May lineup:
Thursday, May 25: Indy Blues Trio
Friday, May 26: Joe Hart & The Walk the Talk Band
Saturday, May 27: The Turnip Seeds
Sunday, May 28: Ryan Connolly
Wednesday, May 31: Craig Thurston
Their June calendar should be posted by the time you're reading this:

Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site, send any questions, comments or suggestions to
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