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Tonic Ball 16 Adds Film, Food, Music & More on Prospect Street

Annual fundraiser to present dynamic street programming for first time ever, in addition to its five stages of music — all to benefit Indianapolis nonprofit Second Helpings.

The Tonic Indy organizing committee announced a significant addition to its annual hunger-fighting fundraiser taking place on November 17 – a multimedia Prospect Street experience. For the first time in its 16-year history, Tonic Ball will not only close down the main Fountain Square thoroughfare; it will feature film, food, music and more. Some of the programming will even spill over to storefronts on adjacent streets.

Additional info on Tonic 16’s Prospect programming:

  • Special film screenings in partnership with Indy Film Fest
  • Onsite food vendors including Turchetti’s, Sahm’s Ale House Monon, Sidekick’s Pizza, Pioneer and La Margarita
  • Jam stage kicking off with Dave Lindquist’s special podcast, Dave’s Old Interview Tapes and featuring a range of local musicians
  • Roving buskers and the always beloved Pork & Beans Brass Band
  • Plus a “chill lounge” at Heartland Film Fest’s offices

A longtime staple on Indy’s fall must-do lists, Tonic Ball 16 celebrates the music of Wilco, Simon & Garfunkel, The Cure, James Brown & Dolly Parton at five Fountain Square venues – Radio Radio, The Fountain Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret, The Hi-Fi and Pioneer. This year’s Tonic Ball is presented by Eskenazi Health.

Limited tickets are available at LUNA Music at College Ave and 52nd Street. [Update: LUNA sales have now closed.] Online sales have closed.