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Tonic Ball 2022 Returns to In-Person, Feature The Music of the Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, OutKast and Taylor Swift

The annual concert event will take place in Fountain Square on Friday, November 18, 2022, and raise funds for Indianapolis hunger relief agency Second Helpings.

Today, the Tonic Ball organizing committee announced the four bands that will be featured at Tonic Ball presented by Eskenazi Health on November 18, 2022. Indy’s biggest hunger-fighting party, Tonic Ball will celebrate the music of the Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, OutKast and Taylor Swift Fountain Square music venues – Radio Radio, White Rabbit Cabaret, The Hi-Fi and Square Cat Vinyl. Bands interested in playing Tonic Ball can visit tto sign up through September 23. An additional sponsor experience will take place at Fountain Square Theatre throughout the evening.

Additional info on Tonic Ball:

  • After two years of virtual Tonic Ball experiences, this year’s event returns to Fountain Square and has added Square Cat Vinyl to its venues.
  • Eskenazi Health is once again sponsoring the event, in support of Second Helpings and their high-impact mission.

“We are thrilled to be back in person for 2022, after two years of wonderful virtual experiences,” said Kirsten Eamon-Shine, Tonic Ball Committee Co-Chair. “Being back in these amazing Fountain Square venues means that more bands will be back in the mix, and we’re excited to see how they show up to celebrate these music icons.”

Tonic started in 2002 with a one-night performance of Gram Parsons songs at Radio Radio. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most popular nights of art and music in the city each year. Through sponsorships and ticket sales, the event has raised over $1 million since its inception, with every ticket purchase going directly to Second Helpings.

About Tonic

Tonic Ball is a celebration of local talent and music heroes, and a night of fun and excitement, all for a good cause. Each year we pick iconic bands and/or musicians, ask 200+ of our favorite local and regional performers to cover a few of their songs, sell tickets to the show, and give all the proceeds to our favorite non-profit: Second Helpings.

About Second Helpings

Second Helpings transforms lives through the power of food. By accepting donated perishable and overstocked food, the organization prepares nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day and distributes them free of charge through social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. For more information, visit