2019 updates coming soon… In the meantime, here’s last year’s information.
Tonic Ball takes place at five separate venues on the same night, all conveniently located within walking distance of one another in Fountain Square. They are:
The Ramones at Radio Radio – As one of the premier music venues in Indianapolis, Radio Radio is a coveted destination for local and national bands alike. Owned and operated by music industry veteran David “Tufty” Clough, the venue boasts a first-class sound system, a beautiful winding bar, hardwood trim, and a captivating atmosphere that has played host to countless prominent musical acts. When you hang out at Radio Radio, you’re bound to see the “next big thing” in music—and you’ll probably meet some pretty cool people, too.
Beastie Boys at White Rabbit Cabaret – The White Rabbit Cabaret is a venue unlike any other in Indianapolis. In addition to musical acts, the venue also hosts burlesque bingo nights, stand up comedy, and lots of other unique events you simply won’t find anywhere else. You won’t find a more interesting place for a show in Fountain Square—or in all of Indy.
Bob Marley & The Wailers at Fountain Square Theatre – Originally built in 1928, the Fountain Square Theatre was designed to show feature films and to host vaudeville performances. The theatre was closed in the late 1950’s and converted into a five and dime store. In 1994, the theatre began extensive renovations. Today, it’s a beautiful starlight courtyard surrounded by columned arches and beautiful artwork—and it’s also become one of Indy’s most iconic venues for music, dancing, corporate functions, and much more.
Radiohead at The Hi-Fi – HI-FI is Indianapolis’ premier mid-size club and concert venue. At 400 capacity, concert-goers get a chance to see their favorite up and coming live acts in an intimate, listening-room type setting. After a renovation in 2017 HI-FI continues to bring quality national, regional, and local bands to a stage near you. With 20-25 shows a month there is something for everyone!
Diana Ross (and the Supremes) at Pioneer – Capable of comfortably seating 80 people, or being quickly broken down and converted into a 300+ capacity venue and event space, The Main Hall is the backbone of Pioneer. Equipped with a Meyer sound system, and professional lighting rig, The Main Hall is capable of handling everything from intimate company dinners, receptions, to large touring bands, comedians, or DJ’s.