The Madame Walker Theatre Center has its own set of signature programs that offers a wide variety of events and activities to the Indianapolis community.
Jazz on the Avenue
Jazz on the Avenue, presented every last Friday, showcases local and national jazz artists in concert in a cabaret setting in the Casino Ballroom. JOA provides opportunities for the community to be entertained by the hottest local jazz, funk and neo-soul bands in Indianapolis. For your chance to perform at JOA, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. James Walker, Sr. and JOON
Feb. Johnny Dial Trio
Mar. Kenny Dodson
April. Will Ramsey and Nu Image
May. David Morris
June. In Tha Moment
June. Al Finnell and Jazz Masters
July. Wm. Taylor and Sounds of Essence
Aug. Chubby Massey
Sept. Greg Sansing
Oct. Billy Wooten
Nov. Aberdeen Project
Art at the Walker
The Madame Walker Theatre Center is an advocate of the arts in Indianapolis; performing arts as well as the visual arts. Beginning in March 2011 with a group show, the Walker will begin bi-monthly visual art exhibitions on the 4th floor. This new gallery space called The Lobby is dedicated to local artists as well as student work. Artists interested in submitting images for consideration should contact the Director of Marketing and Programs at email@example.com
Theatre at the Walker
Voted “Best Theatre in Indianapolis” by WRTV’s 2010 A-List, The Madame Walker Theatre Center is home to a 943 seat Theatre dedicated to bringing in quality productions. Theatre is our passion! Broadway plays, musicals, short films and dramas are welcome on stage at the Walker. Playwrights and directors should email firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce new ideas and plays to the Walker. We’d be delighted to see your production come to life!
MLK Jr. Celebration
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration
follows the “Freedom Walk” on the King Holiday, and commemorates
the life and legacy of this late international icon in a 90-minute
program featuring local artists singing songs of courage, literary
artists sharing words of wisdom, and dancers presenting dances
FREEDOM WALK ON THE AVENUE
Annually, The Walker joins forces in with the Indianapolis Urban League by co-presenting the “Freedom Walk on the Avenue” and the “The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration.” “Freedom Walk on the Avenue” is an annual processional of community leaders, civil rights supporters, business professionals, students, and families down Indiana Avenue, from the front doors of the Indianapolis Urban League to the Madame Walker Theatre Center.
In 1987, the Madame Walker Theater Center launched the Youth-in-Arts™ program, opening a world of possibilities to Indiana’s children. Youth-in-Arts™ reflects The Walker’s mission as it seeks to provide an environment of cross-cultural appreciation through nurturing and celebrating the artistic and cultural perspectives of African-Americans. Kamp Kuumba is an all day summer program for youth between the ages of 6 and 15. Students will learn various aspects of art including dance, theatre, art and vocal awareness. Register by emailing email@example.com, coming to the office or downloading the registration form here. Arts Camp Assistant positions are now open. Kamp Kuumba will run from June 17-Aug 2nd, 2013.