Cool Creek Concert Series celebrates 25th anniversary


As Cool Creek Concert Series celebrates its 25th anniversary, one constant remains. The admission is still $5.

The concert series will open June 14 with a perennial favorite, Polkaboy, which first performed at Cool Creek in 2008.

“They have been invited back every year since that concert,” said Don Nicholls, Hamilton Parks and Recreation resource development specialist. “We have built a wonderful relationship with the band and their fans love the beautiful natural venue of Cool Creek Park.”

Jennie DeVoe will return for the first time since 2008, appearing June 14. Duke Tumatoe, who last performed in the series in 1997 and 1998, will perform June 28. Bach to Rock will perform at either 6 or 7 p.m. at every show, depending on other scheduled acts. The innovative music school will engage guests during the entire concert, Nicholls said.

Gates open at 6 p.m., with the main stage performance starting at 7 p.m. Concerts conclude at 9:15 p.m.

The concert series, sponsored by the Clay Township Trustee Office and Board, could draw more than 7,000, if the weather cooperates, Nicholls said.

Children 12 and under are admitted free. Season passes are $25.  Spectators are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. There are several on-site food vendors.

Nicholls said Noblesville-based Ashlin Hadden Insurance is providing the Wipe Out Challenge Ring during each of the six concerts. The Velcro Wall will alternate with other activities, such as rock climbing throughout the season.

The Pacer Fan Van will participate in the first and last concerts of the series.

Nicholls said the parks department will announce an anniversary surprise before the opening concert.

The summer lineup is — June 14: Polkaboy; June 21: Jennie DeVoe; June 28: Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio; July 12: The Flying Toasters; July 19: Dave & Rae; Aug. 2: 45 RPM

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