Calendar of Events
A note on Easter Brunch!
It's Spring and as the poem goes "April showers bring May's flowers". Well, we love the rain and the flowers and are confident that our new Tuesday - Sunday music line-up, growing Brunch and upcoming menu release will make April worth every drop! We are excited to be heading into our 4th annual Easter Brunch, and as Sunday Champagne Brunch is becoming a popular event, be sure and make your reservations!
See the Easter menu here!
We Don't Discriminate.
To our regular guests, it may seem silly for us to make such a statement. You all know. We have never believed in exclusivity. When 111 Cakery refused to serve a gay couple, we contacted them and asked directly what the truth of the situation was. Once they informed us, we told them we would no longer be doing business with them. When someone asked us to attend a gay only event, we asked if we could bring our straight friends. When they said "no" we did not attend. Our business is about inclusiveness. We are all the same. Come enjoy some fun around the Piano and you'll get it.
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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; $5 Martini Tuesdays, $4 Draught Beer Wednesdays, $5 Martini Thursdays and 1/2 Priced Well Drink Fridays.
As a show of support for the arts in Indianapolis, show us your evenings Theatre Ticket for 20% off your Entree selection!
Every Tuesday - Cool Vibes with Mitch Shiner!
Shiner, an outstanding drummer and vibraphonist, graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies.
We are thrilled to welcome him as a regular performer at Chef Joseph’s.
Every Wednesday - Julie Houston Performing!
Join Julie, jazz Flautist and studio Vocalist, and Kevin Anker for an evening of original spins on
classic and Brazilian jazz.
Thursday, April 2 - Open Mic Night with Special Guest Host Toni Tolliver!
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, April 3 - NEW MUSIC - Introducing Cole, Grove & Day!
Our favorite Brunch Guitarist and Vocalist, Kevin Grove brings his new trio for your musical enjoyment.
Sure to be one of the highlights of our month!
Date Night, Saturday, April 4 - Carol Harris Performing
Carol has performed locally for over 30 years featuring Jazz Standards, ballads and blues tunes often with brother Mel Rhyne, nationally known Jazz Keyboardist.
Easter Sunday Brunch, April 5 - 10am - 2pm
Wear your Easter Finery and join us for our 4th annual Easter Brunch!
Featuring Chef’s Selections, Fabulous Cocktails and the music of Kevin Grove to make this special day of family complete!
Tuesday, April 7 - DINNER BLACKOUT!
Chef will be presenting his quarterly Invitation Only Wine Collector’s Dinner for our regular oenophiles. If you are interested in Fine Wine & Food Pairings, and don't want it in a Mass Dive, contact us to be included on our invitation list for the next dinner!
Thursday, April 9 - Billy Dunne, the Singing Server!
Your very own waiter, Billy Dunne will be performing numbers from some of his favorite shows and movies of the 1920’s through the 40’s, his favorite era. He has become quite popular with our guests and even management.
But please don’t tell him, he gets a big head…
Friday, April 10 - Barbara "Babs" Randall Performing!
Her inspiration is drawn from such legends as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle, all have helped her develop her own unique style, adding extraordinary warmth and sincerity helping her communicate directly to the heart.
Date Night, Saturday, April 11 - Yvonne Allu Performing!
Soulful and soul satisfying, Yvonne’s musical style is a diverse repertoire of jazz, soul, pop, funk and rock. Some of her musical influences are, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Sade and Nina Simone.
Thursday, April 16 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!
Featuring Sandy Gosling on vocals and Dana Spence on piano, they have played for special events at many Indianapolis venues. Their musical style is a classy blend of pop and soft rock with a touch of jazz.
Friday, April 17 - Jeanne Logan Performing!
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, April 18, with Nancy Moore and Sean Baker the Music Maker!
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!
Thurs, April 23 – Glazer’s Presents Mercer Wines with Special Guest Jenna Hannan with Mercer Estates!
Tired of those boring old tastings at some Mass Dive? Trust in Chef! Join us for our fantastic Wine Pairing!
The cost is $65 per person, including tax and gratuity.
See the full menu here.
Friday, April 24 - Jennifer Gregory Performing!
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.
Date Night, Saturday, April 25 –Gina McLaughlin Performing!
As a life long jazz enthusiast, her father’s cousin, Dick McDonough, was a famous New York guitarist in the late 20’s and 30’s who played with all the greats, as a session player. Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Red Norvo, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, and Fats Waller were just a few of the people with whom he had played.
Thursday, April 30 –Jan Aldridge Performing!
Jazz Harpist Jan Aldridge Clark is back with her unique jazz stylings of The Great American Songbook, the glorious Ratpack standards of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., and luscious brazilian arrangements of Jobim and Gilberto. Enhanced by the multi-talented Cahone/Conga player, Michael Beck, this duo will leave you wanting more.
Useless Wine Factoid
Did you know:
Wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, Palestine/Israel or what is now called Georgia. It originally fermented by accident when native yeasts stuck to grapes stored in containers turned sugars in the grapes into alcohol.
March's Joke of the Month....
It was so cold outside that by the time Chef Joseph got home from shopping at the bakery his buns were frozen!
Thank you Nick Watts for that brilliant submission!