Entertainment Spotlight

The Carmel International Arts Festival offers a variety of performing arts activations throughout the Festival weekend.


CURRENT Main Stage (East)*

Located at:  Main Street and 1st Ave NE in front of Woodys Library Restaurant

Saturday, September 28
9:55 AM National Anthem (Daniel Tanner, CHS)
10:00 AM ICCCI Chinese Dragon
11:00 AM Indiana Ballet Co.
12:15 PM Touch of Grass
2:15 PM Phone Club
4:15 PM Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars
7:30 PM ART ROCKS! – The Bishops Live in Concert


Sunday, September 29
9:55 AM National Anthem (Daniel Tanner, CHS)
10:00 AM Minyo Dancers
11:15 AM Kenny Phelps
1:15 PM Bone Appetit Indy
3:15 PM Tim Wright


Kahlo Community Stage (West)

Located at:  Main Street and Monon Trail next to Anthony’s Chophouse

Saturday, September 28
10:00 AM Ling’s Oriental Martial Arts-Tai Chi
11:20 AM Shari Wagner
12:40 PM Iibada Dance Company
2:00 PM John Alvarado
3:20 PM Anderson Folklorico Dance Troupe
4:40 PM Ballet Theatre of Carmel


Sunday, September 29
11:20 AM Dukes of Django
12:40 PM Laughing Jack (Quartet)
2:00 PM Midwest Rhythm Exchange
3:20 PM The Island Trio of Mike Kessler, Michael Beck, and Seth Jenkins



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Indiana Design Center Stage (South)

Located at:  South Rangeline Road at the Indiana Design Center in front of Blu Moon Café

Saturday, September 28
10:00 AM John Alvarado
11:20 AM Actor’s Theatre of Indiana
12:40 PM The Klezmatics, East to West
2:00 PM Julane Beetham
3:20 PM Ed Pithey
4:40 PM Jan Aldridge Clark w/Michael Beck


Sunday, September 29
11:00 AM Classical Dances of India
12:00 PM South Indian Classical Music
1:00 PM Ted Yoder
2:15 PM Phil & Mario
3:30 PM Katherine Nagy

: King Court Singers, Indianapolis Opera

*Acts, dates, times subject to change

Dwight Lightning & the Conch City All-Stars

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Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars formed in 2014, drawing together members of various longstanding bands for an opportunity to play island/beach/”Gulf & Western” music mostly in the heartland of America. We play a variety of corporate, private and civic events, and a club date here and there, throughout Indiana and well beyond. We will take you to that beach destination in your mind … or the bottom of a bottle of tequila; you decide. (Dwight asks all the Conchs out there to party with all due responsibility. That’s your job, and music is ours.)

Go to our facebook page → Dwight Lightning & the Conch City All-Stars on facebook

Email: steve46032@gmail.com
Phone: 317-847-5022
Twitter: @1SauceBoss


The King’s Court Singers

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Following tradition, the King’s Court Singers learn and present various genres of music each year, including Madrigal, concert choir and show choir/vocal jazz.

The King’s Court Singers, while wearing period dress, will be strolling around the 23rd Annual Carmel International Arts Festival.

The director, Joyce J. Click is a graduate in Music Education from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and holds a Master of Music Education from Butler and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University with a certification in Special Education. She also is Indiana’s first Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Music. She has taught all 36 years in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, which is an urban suburb on the north side of Indianapolis.

Learn more at their website! → The King’s Court Singers website


Kenny Phelps

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Kenny Phelps is known for his explosive groves and intuitive sense of musicality and has influenced countless musicians around the world of all ages. Kenny’s twenty-five years’ experience of playing and touring has allowed him to masterfully adapt to a wide range of musical styles. He has performed with an elaborate list of artist from Wynton Marsalis, Eartha Kitt, Michael Brecker, The Debarge Family, to Slide Hampton, Wycliffe Gordon, Chuchito Valdes to The New York Voices. Currently, Kenny is a member of the Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet. In 2015 Kenny was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame and in 2016 he launched the Owl Music Group Radio show on WICR 88.7. This program interviews local and national talent and also spotlights agencies that produce positive change in our community.

Thought Kenny has made his living as a musician he still takes time to share his gift with younger audiences. His educational programs have touched over 30,000 students in the state of Indiana. Kenny is now the new owner of Owl Music Group a record company based in Indianapolis. Owl Music Group is a humanitarian arts organization that empowers artist and communities.


Phone Club


Phone Club is a Carmel-based rock/pop band that plays a very specific genre of songs: whatever they want. The band formed in 2011 as a group of friends playing for fun when they decided to bring that same casual spirit out of the basement studio and into the community. Phone Club is proud of their unpredictable setlists and prefers to deviate from normal cover band staples. If you’re tired of hearing “Don’t Stop Believing” Phone Club is the band for you.

With decades of music from Elvis to The Black Keys to Ben Folds, Phone Club does a little bit of everything. They are summertime mainstays of local events and have been found performing at The Carmel Marathon, CarmelFest, the Summer Concert Series at Clay Terrace Mall, Union Brewing Company, and the Carmel International Arts Festival, as well at The Palladium.

Current Line-Up:
Bryan Ferry – Bass/ Vox
Paul Waltz – Guitar/ Vox
Clint Culberson – Guitar/ Vox
Jeff Lauer – Drums

Post on their Facebook page to request a song you want to hear at the festival! → Phone Club on facebook

Email: phoneclubbooking@gmail.com
Phone: 317-426-6548
Instagram: instagram.com/phoneclubband