Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 28, 2014

Editor's Picks

Kokomo Tribune

---- — 1) Crank up the music

Capitol Records artist Jon Pardi headlines 8 Seconds Saloon Sunday in Indianapolis.

Pardi released his debut album "Write You A Song" on Jan. 14 featuring his Top 10 hit “Up All Night” and debut single “Missin’ You Crazy.” Pardi and his band, The All-Nighters, recently made their TV debut on The Queen Latifah Show

Pardi has toured with Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Gary Allan and joins Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley on tour this spring.

Tickets are $9.75 for general admission or $16 for open floor. The show starts at 4 p.m.

2) All for the kids

Take your kiddos to Carmel's Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre to see Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat on stage.

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this grey day— but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? This Dr. Seuss classic leaps onto the stage with chaotic exuberance in this adaptation from the National Theatre in London.

Tickets are $15, and there are shows at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

3) A little pop and soul

Andrew Ripp performs 8 p.m. tonight at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis.

Ripp creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into a soul culture and adding the depth and groove of soul music into a pop culture. Since beginning his career in 2005, Ripp's songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience including true music lovers and easy listeners.

Tickets to the show are $15.