Jazz on the Square kicks off summer season


Lonnie Lester kicked off the 2012 Jazz on the Square season June 1. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Residents can enjoy the smooth sounds and ambience of Noblesville Main Street’s Jazz Squared Concert Series every other Friday night in downtown Noblesville. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the free concert as the bands perform live from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the Courthouse Square (across from Smith’s Jewelers and The Wild).

“We should have a great summer with great attendance,” said Noblesville Main Street Executive Director Joe Arrowood. “It makes downtown really active.”

Lonnie Lester kicked off the 2012 season on June 1.

“I really enjoyed Lonnie. He’s not only a singer but a performer,” said Arrowood. “He’s real personal with everybody in the crowd.”

Upcoming concerts include Tad Robinson this Friday and Cathy Morris on July 6.

“They are fan favorites not only for people in Noblesville, but they bring people from around the area to watch them,” said Arrowood. “They bring a lot of people downtown.”

The concert series also includes SunSplash, July 20; The Tides, Aug. 3; and Tom Wright, Sept. 7; and local bands Blue Dorian Jazz Combo (Aug. 17) and the David Hartman Band (Aug. 31).

“They’re both very popular and bring in a lot of local people and youth,” Arrowood said of the Blue Dorian and the David Hartman Band.