Support the kids in the arts at Concerts for a Cause

Help kids flourish through art AND help transform the lives of American soldiers.

It’s all part of Indianapolis-based “Concerts for a Cause,” featuring Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith, founder and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Amy Black. Proceeds will benefit The Kids Art Program at the Indianapolis Art Center and SongwritingWith:Soldiers.

Bruce Kidd, Concerts for a Cause, and Jheny Nieto, Youth & Teen Programs Manager, Indianapolis Art Center, tell us more:

ABOUT THE CAUSE: SongwritingWith:Soldiers is an initiative that transforms the lives of American soldiers by using collaborative songwriting to expand their creativity, connections and strength ( The Kids Art Program at the Indianapolis Art Center is a program specially designed for kids who otherwise would not get to experience the joy and wonder of creating art (

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Darden Smith has released 16 critically acclaimed albums in his 30-year career including the latest release “ Everything.” His music is a combination of folk, Americana and pop rock. Amy Black is a soulful singer/songwriter whose recent release “Memphis” is part R&B, part soul. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 6 p.m. reception, 7-9:30 p.m. concert.

WHERE: Indianapolis Art Center | 820 East 67th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220

TICKETS: Tickets are $75 per person, includes food, open bar, two live concerts, and post-show meet-and-greet with the artists. Concert is limited to the first 200 people who RSVP. To RSVP and reserve tickets, visit