Tastings events

Saturday,
August 24, 2019

Tastings Vintage Wine Truck Sponsor

Tastings Vintage Wine Truck is excited to be pouring your favorite wine’s at the

2019 Feast of Lanterns!

Spades Park 1801 Nowland Ave

4PM-11PM

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ABOUT FEAST

The Feast of Lanterns is a historic festival based on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Its earliest incarnations in the late 1800s were of small gatherings and decorated front porches in nearby neighborhoods like Woodruff Place. By 1909 these neighborhood events had morphed in to a single, larger festival that took place in Spades Park. Neighbors came out to hang paper lanterns—lit first by candles and later by electric lights. The park, historic bandstand, and numerous bridges were illuminated by the colorful lantern lights. Nearby homes would  participate by decorating their porches. As time passed—through World War I, the Roaring 20s, and Prohibition—the event continued to be celebrated. But by the 1940s the event was held only sporadically and eventually not at all. 

In the early 2000s local neighbors from Windsor Park and Springdale were looking to begin an outdoor music festival and re-discovered the historic Feast of Lanterns festival. The theme of colorful lanterns lit throughout the park was incorporated with local music,  craft vendors, and neighborhood booths. Eventually the event was hosted by Near Eastside Community Organization (NESCO) for more than a decade. In 2015, NESCO announced they would not be hosting Feast as part of their efforts to reorganize and refocus as an organization. This year’s Feast of Lanterns, hosted by Lanterns Foundation, brings a refocus on the origins of the event, local neighbors and neighborhoods working together to not only put on a festival but also to build community.

Sunday,
August 25, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, August 25th @ 6:00pm

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Cohen Rutkowski

Saxophonist Rich Cohen, originally from the east coast, relocated to the Midwest for postdoctoral work in Physics at Notre Dame. Having been bitten by the jazz bug at an early age, Rich’s avocation has always been music, while his day job morphed from teaching Physics to developing help systems for software applications. Since relocating to the Indy area, Rich has continued to hone his musical craft, working with a number of established jazz artists such as Rob Dixon, Everett Greene, Monika Herzig, and Clifford Ratliff.

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Sunday,
September 1, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, September 1st @ 6:00pm

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John Blythe

When did you start making music, releasing music and/or playing shows?
I began playing when I was 12 and have been on a stage nearly ever since

What genre can people expect to hear?
A little of everything. I cover The Beatles to Bieber.

How would you describe your sound?
Clean and simple

What are your influences?
Damn near everything!

What are your releases so far (EPs, Albums, mixes, remixes, etc.) or where can folks find your music? (include video links, websites?)
I released an EP when I was in college that I think has evaporated into the ether, so they can just find me around town rather than online

What are you doing right now? (touring, recording, collaborating, etc)
Absolutely nothing!

What other related projects/venues are you involved in/ where guests can come see you!? (a radio show, upcoming events, etc)?
Every Friday night Indians game they can find me on the porch of the High Velocity bar at the JW

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Sunday,
September 8, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, September 8th @ 6:00pm

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Carmichael

Carmichael creates unique and varied musical pieces that challenge the band’s genre categorization. Their catalogue has been classified in everything from rock, alt-country, americana, neo-folk, tex-mex, soul, alternative, to indie rock. Each song provides a new blend of sounds from the previous. Carmichael utilizes the vocal talents of its members by switching lead vocalists and employing harmonies.

The band’s primary focus, beneath the surface of the musical arrangements, is the content of the lyrics and the artistic aim of the writer. Along side refined harmonies, noteworthy musicianship, and varied style, Carmichael’s songs offer a deeper region of examination and reflection for its listeners.

- listen here 🎤🎸🎶

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Sunday,
September 15, 2019

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2019 Carmel PorchFest!

September 15th, 2019 1 – 5:30 pm

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Carmel PorchFest is a free, family-friendly community event where a variety of musical acts perform live on neighborhood porches. Food and beverage vendors are available. The featured musical acts range from acoustic to electric, solo to ensemble covering multiple different musical genres. 

Mayor Jim Brainard says of the concept, “Carmel PorchFest is an excellent addition to our active events schedule. It highlights other lesser known streets in the district to show the great uptown neighborhood that comprises the Arts & Design District.”


Sunday,
September 15, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, September 15th @ 6:00pm

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Cohen Rutkowski

Saxophonist Rich Cohen, originally from the east coast, relocated to the Midwest for postdoctoral work in Physics at Notre Dame. Having been bitten by the jazz bug at an early age, Rich’s avocation has always been music, while his day job morphed from teaching Physics to developing help systems for software applications. Since relocating to the Indy area, Rich has continued to hone his musical craft, working with a number of established jazz artists such as Rob Dixon, Everett Greene, Monika Herzig, and Clifford Ratliff.

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Sunday,
September 22, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, September 22nd @ 6:00pm

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Jake Towe

Jake Towe started playing music at five years old. He played piano, joined concert band, learned guitar and eventually studied music in college. His show is based on customer requests with genres ranging from jazz to hip hop to rock and country. Jake writes music as well and will throw a few original tunes throughout his performance.

You can find his music on Spotify and band camp.

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Sunday,
September 29, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, September 29th @ 6:00pm

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Doghouse Grove

Doghouse Grove is an eclectic, acoustic blues-folk-rock fusion band created in the Broadripple Village of Indianapolis in 2012. The band recorded their first album “The Good Stuff” in 2018, and had a vinyl release day at Luna records with great fan fare reception. The album can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. Doghouse Grove’s musical influences include Clapton, Hendrix, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, and Miles Davis. The band is working on songs for their sophomore album. Recently bandmate Wm Burns had a recording session at historical Sun Studios in Memphis where he recorded 2 songs for the next album using Carl Perkin’s 1940 Silvertone electric for song. The new album “The Legends” set to release early 2020.

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Sunday,
October 6, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, October 6th @ 6:00pm

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Carmichael

Carmichael creates unique and varied musical pieces that challenge the band’s genre categorization. Their catalogue has been classified in everything from rock, alt-country, americana, neo-folk, tex-mex, soul, alternative, to indie rock. Each song provides a new blend of sounds from the previous. Carmichael utilizes the vocal talents of its members by switching lead vocalists and employing harmonies.

The band’s primary focus, beneath the surface of the musical arrangements, is the content of the lyrics and the artistic aim of the writer. Along side refined harmonies, noteworthy musicianship, and varied style, Carmichael’s songs offer a deeper region of examination and reflection for its listeners.

- listen here 🎤🎸🎶

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Sunday,
October 13, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, October 13th @ 6:00pm

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John Blythe

When did you start making music, releasing music and/or playing shows?
I began playing when I was 12 and have been on a stage nearly ever since

What genre can people expect to hear?
A little of everything. I cover The Beatles to Bieber.

How would you describe your sound?
Clean and simple

What are your influences?
Damn near everything!

What are your releases so far (EPs, Albums, mixes, remixes, etc.) or where can folks find your music? (include video links, websites?)
I released an EP when I was in college that I think has evaporated into the ether, so they can just find me around town rather than online

What are you doing right now? (touring, recording, collaborating, etc)
Absolutely nothing!

What other related projects/venues are you involved in/ where guests can come see you!? (a radio show, upcoming events, etc)?
Every Friday night Indians game they can find me on the porch of the High Velocity bar at the JW

*Sunday’s Special

50% Off Bottles of Wine

Sunday,
October 20, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, October 20th @ 6:00pm

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Jake Towe

Jake Towe started playing music at five years old. He played piano, joined concert band, learned guitar and eventually studied music in college. His show is based on customer requests with genres ranging from jazz to hip hop to rock and country. Jake writes music as well and will throw a few original tunes throughout his performance.

You can find his music on Spotify and band camp.

*Sunday’s Special

50% Off Bottles of Wine

Sunday,
October 27, 2019

Live Performance!

Sunday, October 27th @ 6:00pm

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Cohen Rutkowski

Saxophonist Rich Cohen, originally from the east coast, relocated to the Midwest for postdoctoral work in Physics at Notre Dame. Having been bitten by the jazz bug at an early age, Rich’s avocation has always been music, while his day job morphed from teaching Physics to developing help systems for software applications. Since relocating to the Indy area, Rich has continued to hone his musical craft, working with a number of established jazz artists such as Rob Dixon, Everett Greene, Monika Herzig, and Clifford Ratliff.

*Sunday’s Special

50% Off Bottles of Wine