An Artistic Venture
by the Kurt Vonnegut
Museum and Library

See below for general
information and
upcoming show
listings.


Kurt Vonnegut loved music – so much so that he said the following:

“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC”

Since its founding, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) has hosted a number of musical and spoken word performances. These occasional performances will now continue under a new moniker: Arlene’s House of Music and Imperial Jazz, named after the record store and jazz club that once occupied space in our building. We’ll host performers of a variety of musical genres, as well as spoken word readings of poetry, prose, short stories, more. The series is sponsored by Sun King Brewery. Unless otherwise specified, all events run from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and advance $12 admission tickets are for sale on Eventbrite.

  • January 3  Arlene’s House of Music and Imperial Lounge presents live music by Wampus Milk Daddies, a local jazz/rock band featuring Ryan Johnson (Bass), Elijah Pollard (Drums), Tony Echarry (Alto Sax), Ethan Stutz (Tenor Sax), and Ethan Hodes (Trumpet). Sponsored by Sun King Brewery. Tickets on Eventbrite.
  • February 7 –  Arlene’s House of Music and Imperial Lounge presents live music by Premium Blend, an Indianapolis Jazz Fusion band featuring Jared Thompson (Bandleader/Saxophone), Ryan Taylor (Guitar), Steven Jones (Keyboard/Keyboard Bass), and Brian Yarde (Drums). Sponsored by Sun King Brewery. Tickets on Eventbrite.

New shows will be added over time, so be sure to sign up for our e-mail list, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get announcements and access to tickets as soon as they become available.

 


Past Programs:

2019: 

Edgar Derby

 

2018:
John Green

 

2017:
Stelth Ulvang and Nick Jaina

2016:
Danny Barnes
Tim O’Brien

2015:
J.T. Whitehead
Bob Weide
Nick Jaina
Wood & Wire