Friday, September 5, 2014

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 11 no 18

[first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette]

Indy Jazz Fest
Thursday, September 11 – Saturday, September 20, 2014
All Around Town
some events all-ages, free shows, single event and ticket packages available 

How lucky are we to have a wonderful jazz festival right on our own backyard? Over 50 bands will be playing over the 10 days of Indy Jazz Fest, including our favorite American Idol winner, Josh Kaufman. The queue to meet Josh wound around the 4-H Buildings after he played at the Indiana State Fair – I was glad to see the line was gone when I went to the Fair the next morning! You can get a VIP ticket ($150) to Josh’s show at the Old National Centre which includes a reception and photo shoot before his concert Saturday, September 13. General seating tickets for his show start at $37.00. 

The Jazz Fest kicks off on Thursday, September 11 (7:00 PM) with a free show. The Indy Jazz Fest Band kick-off the festival at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center on the campus of UIndy. The concert will celebrate the legends of Acid Jazz and Fusion - Bill Lancton (guitar), Allen Turk Burke (Hammond B3 organ and piano), Scott Pazera (acoustic and electric bass), Vince Jackson (drums), Mark Buselli (trumpet and flugelhorn), Tom Clark (saxes), and Rich Dole (trombone). They will be performing the music of Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Melvin Sparks, The Meters, Groove Holmes, Grant Green, Chick Corea, and many more jazz greats. 

The festival ends with a block party at the Jazz Kitchen (5377 N. College Avenue) on Sunday, September 20. There will be terrific music on both the indoor and outdoor stages. 

Check out the Indy Jazz Fest website for all of musicians, venues (including brewery shows), and ticket prices. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Broad Ripple Park
1550 Broad Ripple Ave
8:30-11:30, all-ages, $25 presale, $30 the morning of.  

Five yoga studios are participating in the yoga-thon to benefit the I.W.I.N. Foundation (based in Broad Ripple). The foundation provides personal grants to woman undergoing breast cancer treatment. The grants are used for things to make their life easier – transportation assistance, meals, child care, house cleaning, lawn care, massage, yoga, etc. Often times the group is referred to as the “neighbor next door” for those who are not comfortable asking for help from friends and family or those without a support system. 

Registration starts at 7:45 and the yoga-thon begins at 8:30. The first 75 participants will also receive a cute tank top. Teachers from each of the five yoga studios will present a 25 minute class, ranging from traditional yoga to yoga-with-a-twist. Actually all yoga seems to fold me into a twist! 

Anne Marie Tiernon will emcee the morning and there will be information about the I.W.I.N Foundation available. Visit  for more information and to register. 

Marigold Silver 25th Anniversary Party
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Northside Social
6525 N. College Avenue
21+, 5:00 - 8:00, $25 suggest donation to BRVA Beautification Projects 

Marigold Clothing Store has been a beautiful part of Broad Ripple for 25 years. And did you know that I’ve been a proud “Marigal” for most of that time? I’ve worked there in some fashion for all but five (when I lived in the Philadelphia area) of the 25 years.  I can honestly say that I’m always wearing a piece of Marigold clothing – often pairing a lovely skirt with a band tee shirt for my waitressing shift. 

Marigold is celebrating with a fundraiser for the BRVA Beautification Initiatives, including the Bill Brink Memorial Garden. There will be a champagne toast, appetizers, and cake – of course every Marigold celebration involves cake! There will be raffle prizes and much more fun. 

Show off your vintage Marigold clothing– I still wish I had the first thing I purchased there, a pair of mustard colored balloon pants – for a special fashion contest. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that men are encouraged to join the party and there will be a cash bar. 

Visit or call Marigold Clothing at 317-254-9939 for more tickets and more details.