November 9, 2010
Tonic Ball 9: We all want to change the world

Indy’s most popular night of music and art – Tonic Ball and Tonic Gallery – returns Friday, Nov. 19 to Fountain Square.  More than 30-plus local bands, along with 40-plus visual artists, will bring Beatlemania back to Indianapolis to benefit Second Helpings, Indianapolis’ premier hunger relief agency.

Tonic Ball 9 will feature more than 30 of Central Indiana’s top rock, folk, jazz, funk, country, and pop artists celebrating the songs of Beatles at Radio Radio, 1119 E. Prospect St., and  next door at Fountain Square Theater—all beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. Local acts like Red Light Driver, Yoko Moment, Kate Lamont, Everything Now and many more will perform in both venues throughout the evening. Tonic Ball 9 tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

New this year, Tiny Tonic, is a Tonic Ball celebration from 5-7p.m. at Big Car Gallery, catering to children with crafts, live Beatles music and more. Admission is free and Red Lion fish and chips can be purchased for $5.

The Tonic Gallery will feature  works by more than 40 of the city’s most renowned visual artists—all for sale and available for as little as $100. Contributing artists include: Kyle Ragsdale, Casey Roberts, Mab Graves, Yasha Perrson, Josie Jeffries and Rob Day. Tonic Gallery will be held at New Day Meadery, Fountain Square, 1102 E. Prospect Street, 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 19. Gallery admission is free.

Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the event in Fountain Square and raised $45,000 to fight hunger. This year, Tonic Ball and Tonic Gallery are bigger and better than ever, spilling throughout the Fountain Square neighborhood! 100 percent of proceeds will go directly to Second Helpings’ core programs of hunger relief, culinary job training and food rescue.

About the organization:
Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.


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