Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to play Palladium on April 16

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will bring its blues-rock sound to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 16.

Tickets starting at $40 will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the Palladium Box Office, online at and by phone at (317) 843-3800. The 8 p.m. event is part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Pop/Rock Series and the 2021-22 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions.

Shepherd first emerged as a young guitar prodigy in the 1990s, signing his first recording contract at 16 and quickly becoming one of the most successful blues artists of his generation, as well as a prominent champion of blues tradition. The Louisiana native’s releases have routinely topped Billboard’s Blues Albums chart, and he has collaborated or toured with such names as B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Robert Randolph, Stephen Stills, Ringo Starr, the Rolling Stones and Van Halen. Along the way, he has earned five Grammy nominations, two Billboard Music Awards and the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award, among others.

The band’s current tour celebrates the upcoming 25th anniversary of Shepherd’s sophomore album, Trouble Is …, which sent three singles to the Top 10 of the Mainstream Rock chart: “Blue on Black,” “Everything Is Broken” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.”

The Center for the Performing Arts currently requires patrons 12 and older to show proof of COVID vaccination, or a negative test taken within 72 hours of the performance, before entering its venues. Patrons 3 and older must wear masks or other face coverings at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

8 p.m. Saturday, April 16

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032

Tickets: From $40, on sale 11 a.m. Dec 17

Purchase and information:

(317) 843-3800

About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at