Haunting Hot Spots with Hoosier Harmonies for Halloween 2017
Article by Melodie Yvonne Ramey
Halloween is a favorite time of year for many Hoosiers. Just like any other state there are haunted houses a plenty. Indiana happens to have a few Halloween specialties, though, that the other states don’t, and I’m not talking about extra corn mazes. The Halloween entertainment that I’m referring to happens the weekend surrounding the holiday. Suddenly Hoosier venues all over the land seem to come alive as they fill with artists that have been preparing acts all year befitting the beloved holiday. These artists are some of the best musical acts the country has to offer with roots deep in the Hoosier Heartland. So, without further ado, I’d like to present just a small portion of the stops every traveler should make for the most magical musical mayhem on this upcoming magnificent Halloween weekend.
Thursday, October 26
Head to the Melody Inn Halloween Weekend Kickoff Party in the heart of the Hoosier state in Indianapolis on October 26! Start the holiday weekend off right with the hauntingly spectacular stylings of The Long Arm, That Girl Suicide (The Brian Jonestown Massacre tribute/Louisville), and Bizarre Noir! Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Head out to the Melonhead Open Mic in Sheridan, Colorado hosted by Dead Hippie Brewing and Blind Melon Articles! This twist on the traditional open mic night is inspired by the legendary band Blind Melon once lead by Hoosier icon Shannon Hoon. Sit back and watch the beauty unfold or join in on the fun by getting your own slot on the evenings set list! Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Friday, October 27
Check out the annual Melody Inn Halloween Tribute Show, one of their favorite nights of the year! This year come see local versions of Queens of the Stone Age, Journey, Genesis, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Head over to the “Come As You Are” Halloween Shindig – A Tribute to Nirvana with SpaceWords at Digby’s. Rock the night away with an all original set PLUS an entire set of Nirvana tunes. Dress up, dress down, don’t get dressed at all, just come as you are and party! Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Blind Melon w/ Duey & The Decibels will be at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado for a beautiful holiday cross-country trip that still revels in those Indiana roots! Duey and the Decibels will start the night right with their beautiful blend of melodies paving the way for the melony goodness from the jamming geniuses later in the evening. Join the celebration as they dole out downhome rock & roll treats for an unforgettable Halloween weekend! Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Saturday, October 28
Moonlight Madness at the Mousetrap returns for its 3rd year with 2 stages and a costume contest! Break out your best costume and bring in the madness with a night of freakishly good performers including kLL sMTH, Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Magnetic X Kromuh, Eumatik, Bad Dagger, Cam Miller X Sweater Disco, Christian the DJ, DSX88 X Kwenga MUSIC, Frozen Turtle, MAD Pritch, and Strong Roots Records Showcase, as well as fire shows by Dan Hoops & Friends, Aerial Performances by Amy Hanners & Madison Hart, and Art/Live Painting by Miranda Thomas, Alex Buchanan Art & Design, and Chelsey Penrod. Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Rocky Horror Picture Halloween Show hosted by Transylvanian Lip Treatment at the Irving Theater will be a frighteningly beautiful time. This campy cult classic is the most popular midnight movie of all time, and definitely one of the best ways to celebrate any weekend, especially a Halloween weekend! Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
The Night of the Dead – Grateful Halloween Party at Indiana Beach is the place to be if you’re anywhere near Monticello! Celebrate the night of the dead and the Grateful Dead with the spectacular musicians in the Graciously Departed for a phenomenal holiday evening! Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
The Doom Room’s 2017 Halloween Bash! at Carnahan Hall will be an event to remember celebrating their 5th annual Halloween extravaganza. Along with an amazing lineup they will have barrels of tasty craft brews, a cornucopia of delicious food, traditional scream queen/costume contests, and the return of the guitar shredding competition! Performances will include amazing sets from Dwarf Among Midgets, Sarcophagy, Limbsplitter, Mormont, Walk Among Us (Indiana’s finest piano tribute to the Misfits), Thermonuclear Division, The Enstrangers, and THOGGOHT. Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
Miller at the Lafayette Theater is definitely the place to be to find some good old soul on this lovely holiday weekend. The Miller Band is the display of an experience more than a decade in the making. Each show sends the roots deeper and deeper, ensuring that the art of the Blues will continue to brim forth and branch toward the light that shines from every soul. Get more info on their EVENT PAGE now!
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