The Indy Star and Tonic Indy organizing committee announced today the four bands that will be featured at the Tonic Ball on November 20. A longtime staple in fall must-do lists for Indianapolis, this year’s concert will celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Tina Turner and Beck at four Fountain Square music venues – Radio Radio, The Fountain Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret and The Hi-Fi. Tickets sales open September 4 right here on this site. Bands interested in playing Tonic Ball 14 can click here to sign up.
Where it’s at?
More than just a one-night concert in Fountain Square, Tonic Indy will host three additional events to lead up to the Ball. The Hi-Fi will host a FREE preview concert on October 2 with She Does is Magic, Last IV, Joey Welch and G.R.I.T.S. (featuring members of Hyryder). On November 13, Tonic Gallery—a silent art auction—will feature “re-covered” album art and concert posters. On November 14, 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. Keep checking this site for dates and times!
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
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.
What’s love got to do with it?
Tonic Indy is a celebration of local music and art for a good cause. Each year we pick four iconic bands and/or musicians, ask some of our favorite local performers to cover a few of their songs, sell tickets to the show, and give all the proceeds to our favorite charity: Second Helpings. As complements to Tonic Ball, Tonic Gallery gives visual artists a chance to strut their stuff alongside their musical counterparts, and Tiny Tonic offers little rockers the chance to party and fight hunger, too.