Saturday June 9, 2018
Carver Center Summer Celebration
Featuring Josh Kaufman
As winner of the sixth season of The Voice, Indianapolis based singer-songwriter Josh Kaufman possesses a stunning range and singular power to capture pure emotion. He is also gearing up to release a debut album that channels his rich vocal work into a gracefully catchy blend of soul, funk, R&B, rock and classic pop.
Special Guest The Sweetwater Allstars
June 28, 29 & 30, 2018
The Haynes Apperson Festival will return in 2018 and feature performances by Marc Cohn (June 28), Pink Droyd (June 29), and The Guess Who (June 30). Full details regarding this annual community event can be found at:
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Featuring The Romantics and The Why Store
Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Brad Elvis will be stopping in Kokomo on their summer tour. The Romantics formed in 1977 and are widely known for their rock and pop hits, iconic songwriting and style. Some of their best-known, chart topping work includes “What I Like About You,” “One In A Million, ”and “Talking in your Sleep.” Palmar has also been a touring member of Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band and member of the super group Empty Hearts.
The show will feature special guests The Why Store. A well known and popular 90’s band formed in Muncie, Indiana The Why Store are known for their hits “Lack Of Water” and “Surround Me” among others.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
This annual event will feature Kokomo area favorites including several of the best current and former student musicians from Rhum Academy and a performance by WLRS, which features Gary Rhum on vocals and lead guitar; Sami Soutar on vocals, piano and guitar; Ethan Wallsmith on bass and James Lightsey on the drums. Rhumfest will start at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Featuring Walker Hayes and special guests Walker County
Weberfest featuring country singer Walker Hayes takes the stage performing from his studio album boom. Walker Hayes uses the word often. “It just felt right,” the breakout country singer says of the title for his highly anticipated new album. It’s a celebratory sort of thing. A new radio station adds his buzzing single, “You Broke Up With Me.” boom. He links up for a national tour with Thomas Rhett. boom. That rowdy performance at CMA Fest –the one that had the crowd singing every word of his music back to him? boom. It wasn’t always this way. Not by a long shot. Lately, though, Hayes has had occasion to bust out the word often. And he’s not complaining. A confessional, no-nonsense singer-songwriter, and one whose voice and perspective brims with relatability, Hayes is a tried-and-true Nashville standout. He’s an original in a town all-too-often rife with mimicry and compromise. And, now, he has audiences flocking to him in a major way. He will be joined by the country sister duo from Indiana called Walker County.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
LIVE & LET DIE: The Music of Paul McCartney .... featuring Tony Kishman
with the Kokomo Symphony
Join the LIVE & LET DIE: The Music of Paul McCartney featuring Tony Kishman along with the Kokomo Symphony for an evening of music. Singer and recording artist, Tony Kishman is the creator and band leader of this amazing show which features a line-up of world class musicians. He has been performing his award winning show for more than a decade, brining the music and magic of both the Beatles and Paul McCartney to a new generation, earning raves by “Beatlemaniacs” for his uncanny resemblance both visually and vocally to the beloved Paul.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Featuring Rumours: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show.