Be Indypendent

By supporting the City Market, you are not only supporting a large piece of history of the city, but you are also supporting your fellow Hoosiers. Whether you stop in on your lunch break for something quick or you hit the Farmers’ market every Wednesday, you are supporting something much bigger than you realize. The City Market is not just any market, it is a piece of Indiana’s young history that stands as a national landmark constantly reminding us to Get Fresh. Be Indypendent. Buy Local.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Celebration Week EVENTS

Celebration Week Schedule of Events

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 23

  • Noon – Breaking of the Bread to kick off Harvest Week. Executive Director Joe Dayan will break bread on Whistler Plaza to signify the Grand Re-Opening of the City Market.
  • Noon – Cooking demonstration by a local chef in the Markets new Demonstration Kitchen.

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. June 24

Kids Day at the Market

· 9 to 11 a.m. – Sponge Bob Square Pants will greet visitors.

· Noon – Dance Creations will perform in the Historic Market House.

· Noon – Local kid’s singer Bill Bailey will perform on Whistler Plaza.

· Noon to 2 p.m. – Caring for Kids Digital Fingerprinting.

· 4 p.m. – The Boys of R, a teenage rock band, will perform on Whistler Plaza.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 25

Farmer’s Market

  • 10 to 1:30 p.m. – Local farmers sell their products on Market Street (a weekly summer tradition).
  • 11 to 12:30 p.m. – Tony Hanslits, Director of the Chef’s Academy, combines the Farmer’s Market and the indoor merchants to create a meal as he demonstrates “Fresh Bags to Go.” Pick up a bag of prearranged fresh goods and watch Tony prepare a meal that you can cook right in your own kitchen. You can even sample the meal before you choose to take your Fresh Bag home.
  • Noon – Live music by local artists on Whistler Plaza.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 26,

1880’s County Fair.

  • 10 to 4 p.m. – Connor Prairie brings a piece of its living history to the Market. Costumed characters – from 1886 – will mingle with visitors.
  • Hourly beginning at 10 a.m. – Visitors can take a Tour of the entire City Market. Tours begin on the hour at the Arch on Whistler Plaza.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. – Free carriage rides.

11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. June 27

International Day.

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Emily Ann Thompson will perform Celtic fiddle and guitar and Celtic Motion-Irish Dancers will perform.
  • 12:45 to 2 p.m. – Hybrid Strings performs world music.
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m. – Barbara Whiteside along with Salsa and Company perform and give free salsa lessons.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 28

Indy Arts Market Day.

9 a..m. to 2 p.m. –Indy Arts Market will debut featuring local artists, who will sell original work.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. –Throttle Stompers car show featuring classics and hot rods.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – City Market merchants will provide samples.

Noon to 2 p.m. – City Market Cooking Class featuring Dwight Simmons the “Chef of 2000.”

What's Going on at the Market June 16-20

The City Market is very very busy as we prepare for next week's Grand Opening! We like to think of this week as the calm before the storm. Not that next week will be anything less than amazing, but it will be the HUGE BANG the City Market has been working towards.

Stop in this week at the Farmer's Market and visit the City Market's Information Station to pick up Celebration Week Cards. They fill you in on what's going on all day everyday during the Grand Opening week. While you are there, pick up a reusable grocery bag from the City Market for only $5. Get Fresh. Be Indypendent. Buy Local and sport a very convenient City Market grocery bag!

Pick up a summer events card too! The convenient cards tell you about the cooking demonstrations, Indy Parks Concerts, the NEW Indy Arts Market and Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged. Don't leave the City Market without one!!!

Make sure to stop in Thursday June 19 for the next Acoustic Thursday with Gordon Bonham. He will brighten the City Market as he plays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grab a bite to eat and unwind with Bonham's cool melodies.

Get familiar with the Market this week so you can plan your days next week around our many exciting activities we have planned!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Check us out...

Make sure to visit our myspace at! It's a fun place to meet friends and network with people in Indianapolis! Also, make sure to check out our upcoming spread in the Indianapolis Star scheduled to be published June 21!

Check it out to find stories about the Market's history, vendors, award winning Farmers' Market, status as a nonprofit organization, and the new demonstration kitchen!

So don't forget, JUNE 21.

The paper precedes GRAND OPENING WEEK! We look forward to seeing you there and hearing what you think about the NEW CITY MARKET!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Grab Lunch, Get a FREE concert

While fresh foods always has been the center attraction to Indianapolis City Market, promoting and supporting independent artists are extensions of the Market’s tradition and culture of providing flavors of Indianapolis, and that includes food, art and crafts.

The 2008 City Market music line-up includes Indy Parks Concerts, Indy Arts Market and Acoustic Thursdays Unplugged. The City Market is proud to present these FREE concerts on Whistler Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

June 5 Shane Rodimel Acoustic Thursday

June 6 Jessica Sonner Indy Parks Concert

June 12 Phil Pierle Acoustic Thursday

June 13 Greg Ziesmer & Indy Parks Concert

Kris Luckett

June 19 Gordon Bonham Acoustic Thursday

June 20 Blueprint Music Indy Parks Concert

June 26 Mike Flowers Acoustic Thursday

June 27 Cool Chilies Indy Parks Concert

June 28 Sour Mash Indy Arts Fair

July 3 Mike Powell(Elvis) Acoustic Thursday

July 10 Frank Bradford Acoustic Thursday

July 11 Lathens Indy Parks Concert

July 17 Bill Rumley Acoustic Thursday

July 18 Acoustic Catfish Indy Parks Concert

July 24 Doug Henthorn Acoustic Thursday

July 25 Drums of West Africa Indy Parks Concert

July 31 Myra Dworski & Acoustic Thursday

Jon Hall

Aug 1 Riley O’Conner Indy Parks Concert

Aug 7 Gordon Bonham Acoustic Thursday

Aug 8 Naptown Tuba Indy Parks Concert


Aug 14 Joe Hart Acoustic Thursday

Aug 15 Cathy Morris Indy Parks Concert

Aug 22 Monica Herzig Indy Parks Concert
Aug 29 Indy Jazz Orchestra Indy Parks Concert

The City Market is open Monday – Saturday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking in the public lot at Market and Alabama streets is free to City Market patrons every Saturday, and is just $1 weekdays.

Tell Your Friends to Visit!