Nightlife Guide: All-ages live music venues

 

The Attic

115 N. Center St., Plainfield, www.theatticlive.net

Friday and Saturday nights at the Attic enable teen bands to show off their talent. They also have an annual battle of the bands in the spring.

Ben & Ari’s

13875 Trade Center Drive, Fishers,

317-770-5294, www.benandari.com

The most talked about new live music venue for teens, this mini-golf gaming complex offers “Student Night” once a month for high school bands.

Big Car Gallery

1043 Virginia Ave., www.bigcar.org

Although original art and spoken word shows take precedence here, the Big Car Gallery, located in the Murphy Art Center, supports all-ages unplugged acoustic shows and live music festivals like the Musical Family Tree showcase.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

114 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, www.bloomingtonarts.info

Family-friendly, the Buskirk-Chumley offers not only musical productions, but also orchestral concerts.

Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University

4602 Sunset Ave., 317-940-9697, www.cloweshall.org

The Clowes Performing Arts Series allows students to hear national touring musicians such as jazz artists and indie rock stars.

The Clubhouse

3225 Shadow Brook Drive

See punk shows here for low dough — around $5 at the door.

Club Logos

154 1/2 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, 317-446-1503, www.clublogos.com

Promoting the unity of opposites, this all-ages venue books up to five new bands to perform each weekend, accepting unsolicited press kits from various genres of musicians. Logos provides its own mixer, mics, monitors, a light show with special effects and a sound engineer. In addition, a dance floor, pool tables, air hockey, an arcade, a concession stand and a lounge for ladies makes this a hotspot for high school bands. The club posts a schedule on its Web site only a few weeks in advance, sometimes attracting bands as far away as Ohio, so check back here often.

Emerson Theater

4634 E. 10th St., 317-357-0239, www.emersontheater.com

Every national and regional act from the All American Rejects and Coheed and Cambria to Kill Hannah and Mindless Self Indulgence has toured through this staple all-ages Circle City venue. With a holding capacity of 400 people, the former art moderne neighborhood theater had its seats removed for an in-your-face glimpse at your favorite bands.

The Firehouse

108 W. Main St., North Manchester, www.thefirehouse.net

This free all-ages venue offers some of the hottest entertainment under 21 in Indiana. Its Web site also helps promote local musicians by linking to their sites.

Fountain Square Theatre

1111 E. Prospect St., 317-686-6006, www.fountainsquareindy.com

Built in 1928, this former vaudeville theater has an expansive dance floor for all-ages shows like the Prince tribute at Tonic Ball V last year.

Indy CD & Vinyl

806 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-259-1012, www.indycdandvinyl.com

Free, all-ages, in-store concerts take place at this independent record store in Broad Ripple Village on a regular basis.

The Irving Theater

5505 E. Washington St., 317-359-3186, www.theirving.com

Originally built around 1913, this historic Spanish-style theater once played art films. After renovations, the theater reopened as an all-ages music venue and community hub for touring bands, as well as Indiana talent.

LUNA Music

5202 N. College Ave., 317-283-5862, www.lunamusic.net

Although LUNA has numerous locations across Indy, in-store shows at its Broad Ripple location include original, up-and-coming performers.

Murat Egyptian Room

502 N. New Jersey St., 317-231-0000, www.murat.com

Rob Zombie and Death Cab for Cutie are just a few of the big names you’ll see at the Murat.

Performing Arts Center

575 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 317-844-9131,

www.performingartscarmel.com

Youth can rent the auditorium here for concerts and parties.

Rhino’s Youth Center & All-Ages Music Club

331 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, 812-333-3430, rhinosyouthcenter.org

Opened in 1992 as a youth center, Rhino’s is now home to some of Indiana’s best all-ages punk and rock shows.

The Underground

Harrison Center for the Arts,

1505 N. Delaware, 317-396-3886, harrisoncenter.org

The Harrison Center for the Arts houses six not-for-profits, 15 art studios and three art galleries. The Underground is one of the multipurpose rooms, which bands rent out for local all-ages shows. Piradical Productions (www.piradicalproductions.com), a major booking presence here, hosts punk shows at the growing venue. The center also hosts the Independent Music & Art Festival here each summer.

Verizon Wireless Music Center

12880 E 146th St., Noblesville, 317-776-8181

You won’t see high school bands perform at this giant outdoor live venue, except at the annual Spookapalooza competition. Anything better than lawn tickets here will cost you upwards of $30 each depending on the band, but national artists like Fiona Apple and Nine Inch Nails have been known to stop here.

Xtremes

8944 St. Peter St., 317-883-8000, www.xtremesindy.com

This teens-only dance club is open Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. DJs play hot mixes of everything from the Ying Yang Twins to My Chemical Romance.

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