Welcome to entertainment spotlight! Learn more about some of the entertainers scheduled to perform at the 19th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival. Check back soon for updates!
Dwight Lightning & the Conch City All-Stars
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
The King’s Court Singers
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 19th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival singing on Saturday, September 24th from 10:45am til 11:45am and then will perform on the grass lot near the Monon Trail and Main Street (near Bazbeaux Pizza / across the street from Bub’s Burgers) starting at 11:45am til 12:30pm.
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 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 2116 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 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 set lists and prefer 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.
Bryan Ferry – Lead Vocals / Bass Guitar
Daniel Chester – Piano / Vocals / Percussion
Paul Waltz – Guitar / Vocals
Jeffrey Lauer – Drums
Post on their Facebook page to request a song you want to hear at the festival! → Phone Club on facebook
The Violet Duo is an engaging and refreshing new ensemble founded by saxophonists Cecily Terhune and Brian Bosley. This duo features a broad range of works for two saxophones from the colorful minimalist textures of Marc Mellits to the quirky Bartok-inspired, egg-themed miniatures of Carter Rice and everything in between.
Originally from Carmel, Indiana, Cecily Terhune has been described as having “the heart of a musician – an engaging performer and a natural teacher.” Terhune has had the honor of playing with many fine ensembles including the Midas Quartet, the New Harmony Saxophone Quartet, the Evansville Symphonic Band, Ball State’s Jazz Lab Ensemble, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and of course, the Violet Duo among many others.
For the 19th Carmel International Arts Festival the Violet Duo is proud to feature Valparaiso native, Kaleigh Wilder. Wilder is currently a senior Music Performance major at Ball State University and plans to pursue a Master’s degree upon completion of her Bachelor’s.
Watch video → Recital hour: Kaleigh & Cecily