Central Indiana’s must-see events this fall

Indianapolis, Indiana – This fall brings a plethora of performances to Central Indiana, marking both beginnings and ends in the artistic realm.

John Mayer is scheduled to return to Central Indiana, marking his second appearance in a span of four months. He is continuing his solo acoustic tour after a performance with Dead & Company in June. Both Kiss and Aerosmith are slated to perform at Gainbridge Fieldhouse as part of their farewell tours. Moreover, Dance Kaleidoscope is set to commence its new phase with an incoming artistic director.

Outlined below are 12 notable events this fall to consider adding to your itinerary:

Luis Miguel

WWE Fastlane

John Mayer

  • When: Oct. 17.
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
  • Details: This marks Mayer’s second visit to Central Indiana, following his June performance with Dead & Company at Ruoff Music Center. Tickets available online.

‘New Horizon’

  • When: Oct. 19-22.
  • Where: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St.
  • Details: Dance Kaleidoscope, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joshua Blake Carter, introduces its first mainstage concert of the season. More details at dancekal.org.

Janice Chandler-Eteme

  • When: Oct. 27-28.
  • Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle.
  • Details: Accompanied by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Chandler-Eteme will perform pieces inspired by President John F. Kennedy and poet Robert Frost. The program also includes works by Brahms and Joan Tower. Visit indianapolissymphony.org for more.



  • When: Nov. 3-12.
  • Where: Various locations.
  • Details: This theater festival celebrates Black playwrights, with five plays addressing various themes. More information at onyxfest.com.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee

  • When: Nov. 4.
  • Where: The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green in Carmel.
  • Details: This power duo will showcase their renowned hits and share the stories behind them. Visit thecenterpresents.org for more.


  • When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
  • Details: The Grammy-winning artist will perform as part of her “Trustfall” tour, supported by Grouplove. Tickets available online.

‘Anne Frank’s Tree’

  • When: Nov. 8.
  • Where: JCC Indianapolis, 6701 Hoover Road.
  • Details: A quartet from the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will present a preview of this piece, with a full premiere slated for January 2024. More details at jccindy.org/books-arts-festival.


  • When: Nov. 10-12.
  • Where: Tarkington Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Carter Green in Carmel.
  • Details: This iconic opera by Georges Bizet will be performed. Information and tickets at indyopera.org/carmen.html.


  • When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
  • Details: Celebrating their 50th anniversary, this performance is also a part of their farewell tour. Anticipate tickets to sell out fast. Tickets available online.

Natasha Pearson

Tasked with the responsibility of transforming Indiana Today into a contemporary news platform, Natasha employs a unique approach that fuses community-sourced content with targeted coverage. As a seasoned editor, her dedication to the craft is evidenced by her extensive contributions to various now-obscure dot-coms and dot-orgs over the years. In her current role, she combines her expertise and passion for journalism to create a dynamic, engaging, and well-rounded news experience for readers from all walks of life.

Related Articles

Back to top button