Jazz on Monon gets new site

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Improvements being made to the rapidly developing Midtown and Carmel Arts & Design District this summer have caused the popular IU Health North Hospital Jazz on the Monon concert series to find a new location for this season. The event will move just a little south on the Monon Greenway.

The series of six free concerts opened June 2 on a patch of greenspace just south of Union Brewing Company at Monon Square, the northeast corner of the Monon Greenway and City Center Drive.

The site has easy access for pedestrians and bicyclists off the Trail and ample parking nearby at Monon Square and parking garages at City Center.

The remaining concerts are: June 16, Main Street Jazz Band; June 23, Brenda Williams; June 30, The Kenny Phelps Band; July 28, Tad Robinson; and Aug. 4, Slammer Jazz.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. Carmel’s “Bike There, Borrow a Chair” program will provide a free lawn chair for anyone who prefers to bike to the event. At the end of the night, return the chair and bike. The city encourages all bicyclists to bring their own locks to secure their bike during the event. Chairs for the program are supplied by the National Bank of Indianapolis.

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