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Buzzing Around Broad Ripple - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Aug. 23, 2019
Hello dear readers, I can't believe that we're talking about events in September already. Where did the summer go? I hope you've been soaking in the outdoor activities - the outdoor season isn't over yet.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Fall Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019
5692 Central Ave. - Fun Run 9:00 am ($15/adults, student discounts and packages available)
Festival: 4 - 11 pm ($2, children under 5 free)
The festival features local food, Upland beers, games for the kiddos, raffles, and live music.
IHM's own, Half The Neighborhood, is headlining the show. Half The band is big fun and these talented neighborhood folks always have folks dancing and singing along.
Not only are they talented, they are generous. As their bio states, Half the Neighborhood is a band of Meridian Kessler residents in Indianapolis playing live music to support philanthropic events and to help people have FUN! They have donated their time and talent for Second Helpings events, church festivals, and neighborhood parties. The schedule:
4:00 doors open
4:30 DJBK (also 6-8pm in the gym).
5:00 Touch of Grass
8:30 Half the Neighborhood
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Flatwater Restaurant Outdoor Stage
832 E. Westfield Blvd. - all-ages, free, 8 - 11 pm
The trio of Jon Martin, Gary Wasson, and Ryan Shore play a great variety of songs that pull from the catalogs of bluegrass, traditional country, rock, and their own songs. Flatwater has great outdoor seating and even better food.
Labor Day Street Festival
Monday, September 2, 2019
Jazz Kitchen patio and sidewalk
5377 N. College Ave. - all-ages, free, 2:30 - 8:00
I know you all get tired of hearing me say this, but I can't believe that this is the 24th Annual Labor Day Street Fair. It is a leisurely day of great music, food, and libations. Food and beverages available for purchase from The Jazz Kitchen and Yats. The musical lineup:
Pavel and Direct Contact: 2:30-4p
Tucker Brothers Group: 4:30-6p
Rob Dixon and Triology: 6:30-8p
DJ Rusty Redenbacher spinning music during the breaks between the bands.
French Market Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Saint Joan of Arc Parish
4217 N. Central Ave. - all-ages, free, noon - 10:00 pm
The French Market features delicious French and Cajun inspired food, great music, an artisans market, raffle, and fun. I'm most excited about the unveiling of the newly-restored historic church constructed in 1929. Mass will be said in French at 5:30 and church tours will be held at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 pm.
Five chefs will be assisting with food preparation, in partnership with the talented Second Helpings culinary job training students and Ivy Tech Culinary School.
The musical lineup is:
Frenchaxe: noon - 2:00
Groove Theory: 2:15 - 4:15
First Impression Band: 4:30 - 6:30
The Doo! Band: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
I'll see you there!
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 nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com