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They started right here in Indiana, and now they’re well-known all over the country.

The acapella group, Straight No Chaser, is on tour, and they’re about to make some stops back here in central Indiana.

Today, WISH-TV’S Amber Hankins caught up with two of the group’s members, Jerome Collins and Jasper Smith.

You can catch their show in Bloomington on December 17. Then they have 4 shows here in Indy, including some afternoon shows, on the 18th and 19th.

To purchase tickets, click here.

S’mores, visual art, and a giving community are just some of the things you can expect to see at the Bonfire + Jam, and it’s all for a good cause!

Allison Victoria, singer, songwriter and emcee, joined us today to share how we can support the Indy community and gave us a preview of what we can expect to hear this weekend.

This event is a community movement to collect blankets, coats and umbrellas for those that may be in need.

It’s happening at Re:Public on Saturday, December 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More about Allision Victoria:

Allison Victoria is a self-taught musician from Indianapolis, IN.

Her style ranges from soul, hip-hop, Rnb, folk, gospel, pop, jazz & much more.

Allison always brings a refreshing rawness on and off the stage.

She rooted herself in the community by using her art with purpose by performing at a variety of events for the people.

Her mission is to be a true voice for others and spread love one song at a time.

For more information visit:

The Oak Ridge Boys are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their mega-hit “Elvira,” and they’re releasing a new album!

Watch the video above to hear Randy’s full conversation with Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys band member, ahead of their Oct. 23 show at the Paramount Theatre.

The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards. They’ll embark on a special tour this year in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their mega-hit “Elvira.”


Anderson Paramount Theatre: 1124 Meridian St. Anderson, IND 46016


Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.; Theatre doors open at approximately 6:30 p.m.


Most seats are $35, $45 and $55, with limited premium seating available for $75. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via or by calling the box office at 765.642.1234.


The Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom has been in operation since Aug. 20, 1929. The Paramount has inspired many spectators with its architecture, entertainment and history. On behalf of generous local benefactors with an appreciation of history, the theatre continues to shine as brightly on the outside as the stars do inside. The Paramount offers residents and visitors unique entertainment options year-round in partnership with Arts & Honeywell Entertainment. 

For more information about The Paramount and upcoming events and performances visit,

Also, for more from The Oakridge Boys visit,

WAMMfest is a festival of wine, art, music and microbrews, and it’s happening on Saturday, August 21 at Craig Park in Greenwood.

Russ Dodge, media consultant for WAMMfest, and Nate Johnson, owner of Johnson’s BBQ Shack, joined us today to share what kind of food and fun you can expect at this year’s 12th annual festival.

For more information and for tickets visit,


Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz says to prepare for dancing and celebration when he heads to Indianapolis in August to perform.

He told News 8 Entertainment Insider McKinzie Roth that he suggests “light clothing and dancing shoes” for a night of “Mraz-ercise or Mraz Zumba” at his Aug. 7 performance at White River State Park.

Mraz says the night will be one for celebration and gratitude after the year we’ve all lived through, calling the concert “a musical yoga class.”

Watch the video above for his whole chat with McKinzie.

To purchase tickets click here.

In honor of 20 years since his first CD release, Don Elbreg, a local guitarist, singer, songwriter is giving away free music! He also performed two beautiful songs today, dedicated to his father.

Don recently released 20 Free Downloads for 2020 to celebrate 20 years since the release of his first CD.

The downloads include previously unreleased material, live performances with The Wright Brothers Band and on 100.3 KORN Country FM, and a new song called “A Whole Lot About Nothin'” dedicated to his father George Elbreg! The link to the promo for the 20 Free downloads is included below. 

His next gig is May 8th at the famous Story Inn in Nashville from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, click here.

They’re getting bigger and bigger each year, and now performing in as many as 9 states! Today the Night Owl Country Band joined us to perform one of the soon to be released songs, “Country to the Bone” along with “Off the Tracks.”  

A World Wide Release of ‘Country To The Bone’ will be sent to over 6000 Radio Stations Worldwide including AM, FM, Internet, and Satellite Stations the first week of May. It’s written by Mike Morgan, Jeff Elliott and Mike Owens.

You can see them perform in Hope, IN at the Town Square on May 7th. They’ll also be at the ‘Indiana Gives Back Concert’ benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, July 17th at the Columbus Elks Lodge. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and there’s a 5 p.m. meet and greet. Tickets are available here.

In 2022 we will be hosting our very own International Independent Awards Show at the Commons in Columbus, IN. called the Who’s Hoo Awards Show.

Featuring: Night Owl Country Band, Scott Haggard ‘Merle Haggards son’, and Tom Wopat ‘Luke Duke’

Find more information at

Damon Karl, singer and acoustic guitarist, filled our studio with the beautiful sounds of his music filled with positive messages.

You can see the Indianapolis native performing live and in-person at GodRoxx Volume Three. It’s being held at The Spotlight Event Center, Sunday, April 18th at 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. The address is, 5060 E. 62nd Street, Indianapolis.

Tickets are on sale at their website,

Here’s more about Damon:

It was in fourth grade that Damon decided he wanted to be a singer. At age 16 he received his first guitar as a birthday present.

Damon is an alum of Arsenal Technical High School. Has been playing guitar since the age of 16.

He was discovered at a talent show contest where the winner would get to open for singer Tank.

Veteran Grammy winning manager/songwriter/producer Sid “Uncle Jamz” Johnson discovered him at the talent contest where he was a judge and would later introduce Damon to his chief influence Indy’s own legendary Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. After that, Damon got to open a show for Babyface in Louisville, Kentucky. He has also opened for The Isley Brothers, SOS Band, Zapp and Morris Day & The Time.

Damon counts Indianapolis native son Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Tori Kelly as the two of his biggest musical inspirations.

He enjoys listening to: Babyface, Usher, Raheem DeVaughn, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Alicia Keys, India. Arie, Tori Kelly and John Mayer. Music with passion is his favorite style to listen to.

Born under the sign of Sagittarius on December 2nd,  Damon feels his purpose in life is to stand out and succeed.

His debut single “Colors Of The World” was co-written by him and his label-mate Nut Bush. The song has a great message for these times where it seems people are so divided by race, religion and politics.

Damon’s second single release was “Beautiful Girl”, and it was mostly written by Karl himself along with music producer Rob Hittz. There is a music video for the song.

His latest single, “Love Again,” recently hit #1 in the Atlanta market. The music video was filmed in Atlanta.

This summer he will be have a new single that is being produced by Rob Hittz in Phoenix, Arizona.

To keep up with Damon follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For bookings: contact:

This Saturday, LivexLive will host Trace Adkins, Country Music Icon. The three time Grammy award nominee, multiple CMT and Academy of Country Music has an upcoming virtual concert titled, Trace 25: Still Dreamin’ Out Loud. With more than 11 million albums sold, more than 20 charted singles and an accomplished acting career, he had lots to share today.

Adkins will commemorate his 25 years in entertainment featuring hits like “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “There’s a Girl in Texas,” “Every Light in the House” and many more. 

To watch the concert visit,

To keep up with the latest on Adkins visit or his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, @TraceAdkins.

Today we launch our relationship with Downtown Indy Inc. and their #BackDowntownIndy campaign. Bob Schultz, Sr. VP of Marketing/Events at Downtown Indy Inc. joined us to today with more about this weekend’s event.

Groovin’ Back Downtown will feature local bands, Nauti Yachtys and Toy Factory in the new Amphitheater at White River State Park. Attendees will also enjoy entertainment by DJ GNO, food trucks, beer and wine, and the beginning of milder fall weather in a safe, socially distanced environment. See a video here.

It’s happening Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Event Schedule:

This is a ticketed event and all tickets will be sold at the Park. No pre-event ticket sales will be available. Ticket prices range from $5 (lawn) to $15 (pit seating).

All seats will be distanced to observe social distancing guidelines. In adherence with the guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health, this event will be limited to the first 1,800 attendees. Masks are required.

To view a seating map, click here.

Parking is available at White River State Park: $10 in the Garage; $20 in the Surface Lot

Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting Groovin’ Back Downtown: Indianapolis Colts and Pacers Sports & Entertainment

For more information visit the Downtown Indy website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.