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Welcome to Summer!
We are Standardizing our Open Mic Nights to the 1st Thursday of the Month and our Big Broadway Sing-Along to the Last Thursday of the Month.

Tuesdays through Friday from 5 - 7pm.
Let go of the stress of your day with 1/2 Priced Small Plate Happy Hour and a mixed drink from the bar; 25% off Wines by the Bottle on Tuesday, $4 Draught Beer Wednesday, $5 Martini Thursdays and 1/2 Priced Well Drink Fridays. Add live music from the Baby Grand on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a relaxing afterwork experience!
As a show of support for the arts in Indianapolis, show us your evenings Theatre Ticket for 20% off your Entree selection!

Julie Tuesdays – Live Music from 7-10pm with Julie Houston and Zach Lapidus!

Christopher Wednesdays – Live Music from 5-9pm with Christopher Parrish!

Gourmet Pizza Wednesdays!
Chef Joseph prepares unique 7" Pizzas for your selection. Pair that with one of our $4 Draught selections for a bargain that doesn't require a degree!

Sunday, June 29 – Monday July 7

Chef Joseph's will be closed for for the week. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Thursday, July 10 – Open Mic Night!

Sean Baker, the Music Maker is your personal pianist on the Baby Grand! Bring your sheet music and enjoy the adoration of the fans that you so richly deserve. With a full bar for liquid courage, it's all covered. The bar opens at 5pm with Open Mic beginning at 7pm.

Friday, July 11 – Carol Harris Returns!
Carol has performed locally for over 30 years featuring Jazz Standards, ballads and blues tunes often with brother Mel Rhyne, nationally known Jazz Keyboardist.

Date Night, Saturday, July 12 – Kelleen Strutz Performing!

With a voice described as "silky-smooth" and a debut CD that "sounds like it came from a major record label," Kelleen has embarked on an exciting journey as a unique solo artist. Simply Beautiful, which features over 30 of Indianapolis’ finest musicians, received high accolades from Indianapolis’ top DJs and local publications and continues to sell both nationally and internationally. Recently, Kelleen was featured as guest vocalist with the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra on their CD recording An Old Soul which was one of the Top 10 Recordings of 2009 in Jazziz Magazine. Her performance on the project has been described as “seductive” and “slinky and earthily sirenic, breathy and erotic…”. She has been featured at numerous special events including The Rose Awards at the Indianapolis Convention Center, The Music, Martin, and Me at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, LotzaJazz at Washington Park, Hot Licks, Cool Chics at the Indiana History Center, and the Ronald McDonald House at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Last year, Ms. Strutz was honored to perform as featured artist at a concert fundraiser for Optimist International in Barbados sponsored by the United States Embassy. Ms. Strutz is also an accomplished pianist and received a full scholarship to pursue her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance from Butler University studying with artist-in-residence Panayis Lyras. She has performed as guest soloist with numerous orchestras, conducted piano accompaniment master classes in Hong Kong, has collaborated with nationally renowned flutists William Bennett (London, UK) and James Walker (Los Angeles, CA), and accompanies opera star, Ms. Angela Brown. Ms. Strutz is an active piano teacher, an accompanist at Butler University and Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, and performs at numerous venues and special events in and around Indianapolis. You can find out more about Kelleen at

Thursday, July 17th DINNER BLACKOUT
We are pleased to host the Steel Dynamics, Inc. "Walk Around" Dinner at Chef Joseph’s. Contact or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special event!

Saturday, July 18 – The Nexus Jazz Trio Performing!
Nexus has been a mainstay on the Indy/Geist music scene for over a decade. The versatile band performs originals and covers, contemporary and standards. They’re excited to announce their newest member, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame bassist Joe Deal. Mark Timko and Tom Dimartino round out the trio for a rich, unique sound.

Date Night Saturday, July 19 – Jennifer Gregory Performing!
Coming from a family of singer/songwriters, Jennifer Gregory has been a gifted singer and actress since childhood. She has performed in such Indianapolis venues as the Chatterbox, The Jazz Kitchen, The Brass Ring, The Scottish Rite Cathedral and on Monument Circle, often while working as a studio vocalist. Classically trained, she sings in four languages in addition to English and speaks French fluently. Her credits include operas Die Fledermaus and Die Zauberflöte as well as two runs of Pure Prine at the Phoenix Theatre.

Thursday, July 24 - The "Wines of South Africa" Wine Pairing Dinner with D & E Distributing and Maison, Marques & Domaines.
Join us for our a Rare South African Wine Pairing Dinner! This one is 5 courses with 6 wines for a one-of-a-kind side by side tasting! See the full menu here. The cost is a mere $65 per person, including tax and gratuity. 
Reservations are required as these popular events sell out quickly! Reservations are available by calling 317.600.3577.

Friday, July 25 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!

Heart 2 Heart is a musical duo featuring Sandy Gosling on vocals and Dana Spence on piano. They have played for special events around Indianapolis at venues including the JW Marriott, the Palladium, Hillcrest Country Club, Columbia Club, and other local restaurants since 2005.
Their musical style is a classy blend of pop and soft rock with a touch of jazz. Their song list includes soft rock, pop tunes, country ballads, and jazz standards.

Date Night, Saturday, July 26 – Nancy Moore Performing!

Get off your Mass and Upgrade to Downtown! There is no better evening than one featuring live cabaret with the sultry Nancy Moore and Sean Baker, the Music Maker. These two plus Chef Joseph’s equals perfection!
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for those who wish to begin the evening with dinner or drinks.. Live entertainment begins at 5 p.m. and will continue through 10pm.
No cover charge.

Thursday, July 31 – Big Broadway Sing-along with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!

Join us for Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along “The Love Songs”. We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Hymnal (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and John will coach you along. Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food & Spirits!

Friday, August 1 - Jeanne Logan Performing!

Logan enjoys sharing a wide variety of vocal performance stylings with all kinds of audiences. A Butler/Jordan College of Music grad, she's entertained throughout the country and many other parts of the world. For over a decade, she graced NYC's theatre and cabaret stages before embarking on a nation-wide "top 40" and Show Band tour that introduced her to new destinations including Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Holland-America Cruise Lines.

Date Night, Saturday, August 2 – Sally Kathary Returns!

Some people are born to sing and Sally Kathary is one of those lucky people. Blessed with a sultry contralto voice that lends itself beautifully to the genre of the Great American Songbook. Sit back, relax and enjoy being transported back in time to the era of the glamorous supper club.

Thursday, August 7 – Open Mic Night!
*Proprietor's Pick*
Sean Baker, the Music Maker is your personal pianist on the Baby Grand! Bring your sheet music and enjoy the adoration of the fans that you so richly deserve. With a full bar for liquid courage, it's all covered. The bar opens at 5pm with Open Mic beginning at 7pm.

Friday, August 8, 2014 – D.A. Young Returns!
After a long hiatus, D.A. Young returns! A veteran Indy studio vocalist, entertainer and and songwriter (member A.S.C.A.P), Daniel "D.A." Young has worked his way up as a jazz/standards singer, studying and mastering over eighty American songbook Standards. With local piano legend Ken Fary, D.A. released his first CD of standards, "A Place to Dream" (Dreamwalker Media 2007). He has performed at the Jazz Kitchen, the Chatterbox, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana Historical Society, the Convention Center, Scottish Rite Cathedral, the Marott, the Palomino Ballroom, Eddie Merlot’s, Brix Wine Bar, Deano's Vino, Center Stage Café and other Central Indiana venues.

Date Night, Saturday, August 9, 2014 – Kellie Welborn Returns!
Kellie is taking her show on the road. In this Farewell Concert, Kellie sings all her favorites for her favorite people. Join us for this not to be missed command performance!

Thursday, August 14 – Roger Schmelzer Performing!
One of our most popular entertainers, Indianapolis native Roger Schmelzer brings a crisp, fresh sound to neglected pop classics and underperformed cabaret gems. His debut CD, "About Now" was described by WFYI-FM as "Chock-full of the sorts of clever lyrics and lush arrangements that characterize songs for intimate settings from the last century to today." About Now has received airplay throughout the United States as well as on radio stations in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

*****Upcoming Important Dinner Dates*****
As with entertainment, these dates and themes are subject to change.

August 5th- Collector's Dinner with Evan Arnesan, Maison, Marques & Domaine

August 21st-Knapsack Imports with Neil Charles

September 18th-Glazer's Distributors with Sue Kimeciak

October 16th-RNDC with Allison Hendricks

November 4th-Collector's Dinner, Knap Sack Imports with Neil Charles

November 13th-Carrol Company with Molly Meeker

December 31st-New Year's Eve Bash!!!! with Todd Rainer of Freemarket Imports