Concerts at the JCC Indianapolis

As part of its arts programming for the Indianapolis and central Indiana community, the JCC Indianapolis offers live music and other performing arts events throughout the year.

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Upcoming Concert Events

For more upcoming events, visit the our Events page. Please remember to scroll through the months to see our offerings. We also send arts-only emails to those interested in arts events at the JCC. The emails are sent about twice a month. Visit our Stay Connected page to sign up today!

Past Concert Events

In partnership with The Unity Project, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest, the J hosts a series of community concerts featuring local jazz artists like Rob Dixon, legendary jazz saxophonist of the band Triology and Artistic Director of the Indy Jazz Fest and Foundation.

Rami Feinstein is an Israeli singer-songwriter who has been performing throughout Israel and the US for the past 15 years. His upbeat music and touching/ humorous lyrics, in English with some in Hebrew, are a blend of folk, rock, and funk. A Rami Feinstein single: It’s Gotta Mean something.

In partnership with Arte Mexicano En Indiana, the JCC hosted an evening of music and conversation with multi-instrumentalist musician and songwriter, Rafael Cohen. A child of Guatemalan Jews, Cohen lived in Mexico City until he was 10, when his family moved to Washington, D.C. Las Palabras evokes the spirit of Mexican guitar standards, the acoustic soul of Bill Withers, and class of Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben.

Friends of the Arts

Friends of the Arts at the JCC

In addition to foundations and corporations, support for arts programs at the JCC comes from a group of active, engaged arts enthusiasts called J Friends of the Arts. As an example, the group provided more than $50,000 in funding to purchase new, more comfortable seating for the Laikin Auditorium. To become a member of J Friends of the Arts, contact Camille Arnett at 317-715-9240 or

About Irwin and Ann Katz

Programs like these are made possible with funding from the Irwin and Ann Katz Cultural Arts and Education Endowment Fund. Irwin “Irv” Katz was devoted to the JCC for more than 70 years, serving as president of the JCC board of directors at its old location from 1950-52 and again from 1958-61 during a pivotal time: its move and construction at its current location. The resulting 24,000-square-foot facility boasted meeting rooms, nursery school facilities, a gym, locker rooms, and outdoor space for summer camp. Katz’s wife, Ann, was an inveterate reader and lover of books and literature.

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