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Jun 2, 2022

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  • Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Flower Hour at the Brink of Summer Artswalk After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach playing Cocktails, food, and music at the Downtown Farm Stand Faith Kellermeyer at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer at Madjax! Musicians Paul Marhoefer and Maevyn Stone at Madjax Debra Gindhart collaborates with Amelia Jo Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Jo Rule collaborates with Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Yart! 2022 Brink of Summer Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Flower Hour at the Brink of Summer Artswalk Flower Hour at the Brink of Summer Artswalk After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach playing After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach playing "Stand By Me" Cocktails, food, and music at the Downtown Farm Stand Cocktails, food, and music at the Downtown Farm Stand Faith Kellermeyer at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Faith Kellermeyer at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer at Madjax! Brink of Summer at Madjax! Musicians Paul Marhoefer and Maevyn Stone at Madjax Musicians Paul Marhoefer and Maevyn Stone at Madjax Debra Gindhart collaborates with Amelia Jo Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart collaborates with Amelia Jo Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Jo Rule collaborates with Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Jo Rule collaborates with Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Yart! 2022 Yart! 2022

    Downtown Development:
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk celebrates the arts culture in Muncie!

    Head DWNTWN to enjoy:
    - YART: A Yard Sale for Art @ Canan Commons
    - Stage performances by Muncie Ballet Studio and Maypole Dancing
    - The Jacob Smith Quartet on the Canan Commons Stage
    - The George Wolf Ensemble and America's Hometown Band jazz combo on Walnut Street
    - MadJax Artist Sales
    - Multiple gallery openings throughout DWNTWN

    This event is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

    Flower Hour:
    During ArtsWalk, be sure to also take on Flower Hour! 
    Explore DWNTWN during Brink of Summer ArtsWalk and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create a beautiful, custom bouquet. 
    Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at downtownmuncie.org/flowerhour, or from a participating sponsor or Downtown Development board, or staff member. 
    Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. This event is presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Foister's Flowers & Gifts, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, and Millers Flowers.

    Art Reels:
    Also join us for After Hours Art Reels, presented by The Fickle Peach. Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will host outdoor After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June–September. Films will be projected onto the Northwest Bank wall on Charles St at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E Charles St for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. June’s film will be Stand by Me.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    It's First Thursday and the fabulous spring Artwalk! Come downtown and enjoy cocktails and an exciting menu of charcuterie, cheeses, local salad greens and more. Our craft cocktails will be on full display and we'll have some affordable specials too! Our friend Adam Crawley from the BSU Department of Dance will be performing musical selections! Crawling Giants is an improvisational exploration of rhythm, groove, and sonic texture rooted in the DIY traditions of blues, rock, hip hop, and electronic music and utilizes digital, analog, and acoustic instruments.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is honored to celebrate the 5th anniversary of On the Mark, For the City, the colorful mural on the Mark III Tap Room, with an exhibition and sale of artworks by the four artists who planned, designed, and painted that mural.  The opening party for this exhibition will be First Thursday, June 2 from 5 to 8 pm with an artists’ talk by Faith Kellermeyer and Jannell Summers at 6:15.

    Following the tragic events at the Orlando Pulse Nightclub in 2016, JoAnna Darda, Braydee Euliss, Faith Kellermeyer, and Jannell Summers were inspired to work hand-in-hand to create a piece of public art that would illustrate Muncie’s acceptance of and support for people of all backgrounds.  These four women artists raised the funds, figured out the logistics, designed and painted the mural. Throughout the process they invited the community to help in the creation of the mural.

    Making Their Mark looks at each of these women as artists.  JoAnna, a textile artist, focuses on color, texture, and function. Braydee is a visual artist and curator that explores human relationships with objects, spaces, and institutions. Faith, a painter, focuses on narratives that embrace universal experiences. Jannell works in various mediums that blend 70s color and design with modern day attitudes. 

    The show will be on view with works for sale through August 26. 10% of all sales of artworks will go to support Muncie OUTreach and its mission to provide an accepting environment to enhance the personal growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the Delaware County area. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    First Thursdays at MADJAX celebrates Brink of Summer ArtsWalk.  A fun evening with family and friends. Gallery walk your way around our first and second floor galleries. Music on both floors! Artists include: Maevyn Stone/balcony, Long Haul Paul/first floor, Tenant artists, popup artists and makers, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Johnny Woods. Meet the artists and check out DIY stretchy bracelet making . Support The Guardian Brewery too! 

    First and Second floor galleries 5-8 pm. Parking is available in our lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe. 

    Music by Paul Marhoefer, singer/songwriter and Maevyn Stone, Harpist. Paul is a native of Muncie, Long Haul Paul’s stories and songs have appeared on PRX Radiotopia on the critically acclaimed podcast Overtheroad.fm. A lifetime trucker with 4 million miles of memories, he resides in rural Losantville. Find Long Haul Paul on the first floor. Maevyn will be providing beautiful Celtic harp ambience as you view the amazing MADJAX artists and makers merch.  Find Maevyn on the second floor balcony. You can find beautiful artwork, jewelry, edible art, prints, T-shirts, photography and more! 

    Also featuring a special collaboration between Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Amelia Jo Rule. Debra is collaborating with Amelia Jo Rule, former BSU fine arts grad, now in Indianapolis. Playing with lines, patterns and textures found in nature, Amelia seeks to explore the extra found in the ordinary. Her colors and textures blend well with Debra’s social commentary artwork.

    Green Glam Studio jewelry collection PEACE LOVE WAR & MONEY wearable art pendants also available. Meet the artists, Second floor Galleries

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for June 2022 is Karen Fisher. Her artwork will be showing at: Northwest Bank, Old National Bank, Parlour Salon, Rosebud Coffee House, and Vera Mae's Bistro.

    Karen is the owner of Art Mart as well as a member of Muncie Artist Guild and former president. Currently she is the chair of the Susie Burns Memorial Scholarship Committee and Events Committee chair. She is also a member of the Mayor’s Public Arts Committee, NAMTA, and iAMart, an international organization of Independent Art Materials Retailers. 

    Karen earned her Master’s degrees in education from Ball State University in 1990 and purchased Art Mart along with her husband Paul in 2003. Karen has taught art classes to many young students and adults through the years. She still interacts with many of those same folks, with their children, and some of their grandchildren. She does ArtCamp in the summertime and often goes to family art festivals in the area to demonstrate one process or another. She taught classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for several years. 

    As an artist, she likes to draw and paint. Recently she began concentrating on learning pastel painting. She is an avid collector of many things and enjoys incorporating her collections into her artwork. She currently lives in a 125-year-old home downtown, and appreciates the artistic quality that can be found in old homes. 

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main
    Jar Community Church will hold an art gallery at the Muncie Civic Theatre. The art included in the show will be from different ages and skill levels, and the majority of the work will be available for purchase. 

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    The Shoppe is blossoming with amazing deals this First Thursday! Our gorgeous art-designed seed packs are BOGO and we have some fun, hands-on activities for the kids. Come see what all the buzz is about!

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    YART is Coming! 
    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues here and in several U.S. cities - a Muncie original! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, at Canan Commons, twice a year, Spring and Fall, and coincides with ArtsWalk. The Spring 2022 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 2nd!

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Spring 2022 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2022 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 2nd, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by the roundabout on South Walnut Street in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. 

    All forms of Art are welcome at YART! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of Artists! YART encourages interaction between Artists and the community, hoping to make Art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy Art for themselves and their homes. To this goal, all YART Art will be priced below $40! YART works to enable local creative entrepreneurs and to improve the Muncie economy. Shop local, support independents, enjoy your town! 

    The last YART featured over 100 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their Art, handle sales personally, and some Artists will be making Art LIVE at YART! This is a great opportunity to enjoy your family interacting with local culture in a dynamic, lively, and relaxed atmosphere.

    The Spring 2022 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Outdoor fun for all ages - YART and ArtsWalk are for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (YART Director) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and the City of Muncie for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

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  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers! 7pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Tommy Castro & The Painkillers LIVE at the 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series!

    Please join us on Saturday, July 29th at 7:00pm, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie, Indiana for the 2023 season kickoff of our Summer of FREE CONCERTS with TOMMY Castro & The Painkillers and special guest opener Lovesick Moan!

    Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 16 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll. He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. Castro’s band, The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown, and keyboardist Michael Emerson—have now been playing together for over seven years. After hundreds of live shows, they have coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today. “This is the best band we’ve ever had,” says Castro. “We really got something going on beyond just being good musicians. Every song we play live now has that right feel—all the dynamics. It allows us to jam out more on stage.”

    Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy first picked up a guitar at age 10. He formed the first Tommy Castro Band in 1991, releasing his debut album in 1996 on the Blind Pig label. During the 1990s and into the 2000s, Castro recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums for various labels, then hooked up with Alligator Records in 2009, releasing Hard Believer to massive acclaim. Castro formed the first incarnation of The Painkillers in 2012, and by 2014 (with Brown and Emerson taking over drums and keys respectively), Castro stripped his music down to its raw essence with the new, smaller band, creating a larger than life sound. The San Francisco Chronicle describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock...silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.” No Depression says “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train...a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.” The Washington Post says Castro is “phenomenal and funky” with “soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.” Blues Revue perhaps sums it up best by simply saying, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.”

    In 2022, hot on the heels of his latest release, A Bluesman Comes to Town, Castro and his band snagged Blues Music Awards for Album of the Year, Band of the Year, and, for the third time, the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). His relentless road-dog approach—gig after gig, night after night—has won him loyal, lifelong fans everywhere he plays. Live on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened musicianship brings an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. We are happy to welcome Tommy Castro & The Painkillers back to the Muncie Three Trails stage!

    Visit Tommy Castro & The Painkillers here:

    https://www.TommyCastro.com

    Presented by the The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

    The primary mission of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series is to bring critically acclaimed, national recording artists to perform at Canan Commons, Muncie’s newest outdoor performance venue, located in the heart of Downtown. All concerts are free to the public. Our second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic, and cultural attractions located along, or in close proximity to, Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails” -- The White River Greenway, The Cardinal Greenway, and The Muncie Arts and Culture Trail. We hope that the combination of outstanding concerts and Muncie’s attractions will provide both local citizens and visitors from throughout the region and state with a full day of fun and music.

    🎶 Explore The Trails, Enjoy The Music! 🎶

    Please visit our website to learn much more about our 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series:

    https://www.munciethreetrails.com

Aug 5, 2023

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Aug 12, 2023

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  • The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys! 7pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys LIVE at the 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series!

    Please join us on Saturday, August 12th at 7:00pm, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie, Indiana for our Summer of FREE CONCERTS with The Po' Ramblin' Boys and special guest opener The Bashville Boys!

    At a time when most people feel constantly distracted by technology and barraged by the news, authenticity and straightforward honesty are paramount. There’s something about the music of The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys that cuts right through the noise of the world and speaks plainly to the soul. Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are at once exactly what you would expect and not at all what you would expect from a tattooed East Tennessee Bluegrass outfit. No strangers to hard work, the boys are as much at home riding in their restored Eagle tour bus as they are crawling underneath to fix it when it needs maintenance. But they take pride in being ambassadors of their genre, and the group has brought their music from rural bluegrass festival stages to the rock clubs of Europe, and even the Grammy Red Carpet, with stunning results. “I think to a certain extent everyone is just craving music that they can feel, and any music that feels real will reach any audience” says CJ Lewandowski, the groups founder.

    In 2014, Lewandowski was working at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Sevierville, TN. The distillery employed musicians to play for visitors seven days a week, and Lewandowski, who primarily plays mandolin and sings, was occasionally hired to fill in when the entertainment didn’t show. Eventually, the distillery approached him about forming a band for a full time slot, so he reached out to long time music friends Jereme Brown, who plays banjo for the group, and Josh Rinkel, who plays guitar. “Jereme was doing a lot of welding work at that time, and Josh was running a sign company”, says Lewandowski, “I think we were all ready to do something new, something with our music but we didn’t know when or how”. Bassist Jasper Lorentzen happened to be working in the tasting room at the distillery, and he turned out to be the perfect addition to the band. Apparently the bluegrass world agreed, as the group garnered the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2018. Then, in 2020, the finishing touch was added to the quartet when Laura Orshaw, a seasoned fiddle player and singer, joined the Boys.

    Material for the group’s freshman Rounder Records album, Toil, Tears & Trouble, is a combination of original songs and old numbers that honor the group’s mentors and bluegrass heroes. “We love to dig up old songs that haven’t been heard in years and bring them back into the spotlight”, explains Lewandowski. The record has enjoyed great acclaim, receiving the band’s first Grammy nomination for “Best Bluegrass Album,” an “Album of the Year” nomination from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and winning “Song of the Year” award from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America for the tune “Next Train South.”

    Visit The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys here:

    https://www.theporamblinboys.com

    The primary mission of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series is to bring critically acclaimed, national recording artists to perform at Canan Commons, Muncie’s newest outdoor performance venue, located in the heart of Downtown. All concerts are free to the public. Our second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic, and cultural attractions located along, or in close proximity to, Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails” -- The White River Greenway, The Cardinal Greenway, and The Muncie Arts and Culture Trail. We hope that the combination of outstanding concerts and Muncie’s attractions will provide both local citizens and visitors from throughout the region and state with a full day of fun and music.

    Explore The Trails, Enjoy The Music!

    Please visit our website to learn much more about our 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series:

    https://www.munciethreetrails.com

Aug 25, 2023

Friday

  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper! 7pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper LIVE at the 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series!

    Please join us on Friday, August 25th at 7:00pm, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie, Indiana for our Summer of FREE CONCERTS with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and special guest opener The Punkin Holler Boys!

    "My desire to present the amazing artistry of Michael Cleveland to residents of Muncie and East Central Indiana was one of my main motivations in starting the Muncie Three Trails Music Series."

    - Rick Zeigler, Founder, Muncie Three Trails Music Series

    The tension between tradition and innovation is at the core of bluegrass music, and the fiddle playing of Michael Cleveland exemplifies this musical tug of war. As a boy, Cleveland heard a local fiddler play “Orange Blossom Special,” which sparked a lifelong obsession with the tune that mimics the sound of a train. Cleveland’s improvisational versions push the piece’s descriptive tones and percussive bowing to a new level. With an encyclopedic memory for melodies, and an uncanny intuition for improvisation, Cleveland’s music is both rooted in tradition and fueled by his melodic imagination.

    From an early age, Cleveland heard old-time and bluegrass music at local jams and festivals near his hometown of Henryville, Indiana. His grandparents hosted regular bluegrass gatherings at the American Legion, and at age four, he began playing the fiddle. He attended the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville, where he learned the Suzuki method of violin. While he practiced the violin at school, he played fiddle at home. Traveling with his grandparents to area bluegrass festivals, he heard many legendary players perform at Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana. At the age of nine, Cleveland got to play with Monroe—a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship in the inaugural class of 1982—at the festival. When Cleveland was 12, he met music historian Dave Samuelson, who recognized the young musician’s interest and talent. Samuelson curated several Braille-labeled tapes for the young musician, which served as Cleveland’s essential listening guide to bluegrass music. Cleveland’s repertoire and musicianship grew, and in 1993 he played the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards show with the Bluegrass Youth All-Stars.

    Cleveland began playing professionally after he graduated from high school, first with Jeff White and later with Dale Ann Bradley and Rhonda Vincent. Since he was young, however, Cleveland had dreamed of leading his own band. In 2006, he formed Flamekeeper, now seven-time recipients of the IBMA’s “Instrumental Group of the Year” award. Flamekeeper includes Josh Richards, Nathan Livers, Jasiah Shrode, and Chris Douglas. In addition to touring with his band, Cleveland has performed with a legendary list of bluegrass greats. Nevertheless, he remains rooted in his local Southern Indiana community, where he continues to play with friends when he is not on tour.

    Widely considered the best bluegrass fiddler of his generation, Cleveland has been recognized 12 times as the IBMA’s “Fiddler of the Year,” and in 2018 he was inducted into the National Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. His recording Fiddler’s Dream was nominated in 2018 for a Grammy for “Best Bluegrass Album,” and in 2019, his album Tall Fiddler won that award. In 2019, Cleveland’s amazing life of adversity and achievement was featured in the documentary film Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story. And in 2022, he, like his idol Bill Monroe, was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship.

    Visit Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper here:

    www.michaelclevelandfiddle.com

    Presented by Ball State University, THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

    The primary mission of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series is to bring critically acclaimed, national recording artists to perform at Canan Commons, Muncie’s newest outdoor performance venue, located in the heart of Downtown. All concerts are free to the public. Our second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic, and cultural attractions located along, or in close proximity to, Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails” -- The White River Greenway, The Cardinal Greenway, and The Muncie Arts and Culture Trail. We hope that the combination of outstanding concerts and Muncie’s attractions will provide both local citizens and visitors from throughout the region and state with a full day of fun and music.

    Explore The Trails, Enjoy The Music!

    Please visit our website to learn much more about our 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series:

    https://www.munciethreetrails.com

Aug 26, 2023

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Sep 9, 2023

Saturday

  • The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio! 7pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio LIVE at the 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series!

    Please join us on Saturday, September 9th at 7:00pm, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie, Indiana for our Summer of FREE CONCERTS with The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and special guest opener Ball State University Jazz Ensembles!

    Soul-jazz groove-machine the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (DLO3) never would have happened without years and years of crummy gigs and Delvon’s staunchly supportive wife, Amy Novo. The story goes that Hammond B3 organist Delvon would regularly lug his 400-pound instrument from venue to venue, barely breaking even, to play other people’s music, and Amy just got tired of it. She fiercely believed in Delvon’s talents, and, eventually, she made an offer he couldn’t refuse: If Delvon picked the musicians, she would take care of all the business surrounding the gigs.

    The three-piece DL03 started in May, 2015, and since then has issued three #1 Billboard-charting albums, as well as a 45. The Seattle-based trio’s music is best described as “feel good music.” DLO3 conjures the smoky 1960s jazz and soul stylings of Jimmy Smith, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, The Meters, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Charles Earland. Within DLO3’s distinct jazz stew there are also dashes of Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. The band features Delvon Lamarr on the legendary Hammond B3 organ, with dynamo Jimmy James on guitar, and Julian MacDonough on drums.

    Live, the band is telepathically musical, easing through improvisational ideas, grooves, and extended jams with silken swagger. Their exhilarating live performances also showcase the band’s deep personal connections, with witty between-song repartee, song story vignettes, and unpredictably dynamic flights of in-the-moment musicality. The three-piece has quickly made a name for themselves, including a feature on Seattle’s KEXP “Local Artist Spotlight”; a live performance at Upstream Music Festival which has garnered over 7 million views; and numerous national and international tours and performances. The band’s live connection also carries over into the studio and the band’s compositional approach, as much of the band’s recorded repertoire is written on the spot during soundchecks, on the bandstand, or while in the studio.

    Besides prodigious talent and a rare chemistry, a constant ingredient in DLO3’s success has been manager/den mother Amy Novo, who heads up Novo Productions LLC. Amy is affectionately referred to as “Shortcake” by the band, and has been called “Mafia” by some industry professionals, resulting in the modified nickname, “Shortcake Mafia.” Years ago, Amy would hear Delvon’s fears about being known as the local legend who never went anywhere. Today, through Amy’s tireless work ethic, and Delvon’s bottomless talent, the power couple have taken the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio beyond their wildest dreams. “I used to listen to the old jazz greats and think about their European travels. For years, I thought it would never happen for me, and then Miss Novo made it happen. Without her we would still be in the basement,” Delvon marvels. Amy adds: “I’m not a salesperson—I can only do something I believe in—but Delvon is so talented, and I am passionate about keeping his music alive. I fight for the artists I work with.”

    Visit The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio here:

    https://delvonlamarrorgantrio.com

    Presented by DeFur Voran, THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

    The primary mission of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series is to bring critically acclaimed, national recording artists to perform at Canan Commons, Muncie’s newest outdoor performance venue, located in the heart of Downtown. All concerts are free to the public. Our second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic, and cultural attractions located along, or in close proximity to, Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails” -- The White River Greenway, The Cardinal Greenway, and The Muncie Arts and Culture Trail. We hope that the combination of outstanding concerts and Muncie’s attractions will provide both local citizens and visitors from throughout the region and state with a full day of fun and music.

    Explore The Trails, Enjoy The Music!

    Please visit our website to learn much more about our 2023 Muncie Three Trails Music Series:

    https://www.munciethreetrails.com

Nov 24, 2023

Friday