This Wednesday, February 10 the University of Indianapolis welcomes Hoosier singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer to perform at the Schwitzer Student Center. This Indianapolis music event is FREE to all Indianapolis people. Newcomer’s performance begins at 7:30 pm. Don’t miss this Indiana artist’s homecoming, as she shares her musical talents with one of the largest universities in Indiana.
Born in Dowagiac, Michigan, Carrie Newcomer was raised in Elkhart, Indiana; she wears the badge of “Hoosierdom” with honor as she represents the Heartland with her music. Newcomer attended Goshen College for two years before transferring to Purdue University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual art and education.
She received her first break as a member of the folk group Stone Soup, with whom she released two albums. In the mid 80s, Newcomer struck out on her own as a solo artist. After gaining wide success in a regional tour, she crossed the United States, Europe and India.
As the cultural ambassador for The American Center, Newcomer’s tour of India happened in collaboration cultural outreach division of the American Embassy in India. While there, she performed concerts, lead workshops and visited community service projects. Newcomer spoke to her experience in India saying, “Music can be a language deeper than words. I love our differences. Cultures are rich and what makes each culture unique is to be celebrated, but I was powerfully moved by what we share as a human family.”
Carrie Newcomer has been hailed as a new American classic by Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Acoustic Guitar, Performing Songwriter, Paste Magazine and many more. Author Barbara Kingsolver described Newcomer’s style best saying, “Carrie Newcomer is much more than a musician. She’s a poet, storyteller, snake charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace.”
Hear Carrie Newcomer perform this Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm at the University of Indianapolis. For additional information about this Indianapolis event, visit the University of Indianapolis’ website or call Daniel J. Stoker at 317.788.3507.
Though the weather outside if frightful, Newcomer’s performance this week in Indianapolis is sure to warm from the inside out. Get your dose of Indianapolis culture this Wednesday at the University of Indianapolis (south of Indianapolis downtown). While you are out, take a taste of these great Indianapolis restaurants and/or Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We find fun in Indy for you!
Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm
University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227