After closing at the end of February, the Music Mill in Indianapolis, IN, reopened on April 17 under new management and with a free...

After closing at the end of February, the Music Mill in Indianapolis, IN, reopened on April 17 under new management and with a free concert the following day by local band Permacursh.

Upcoming concerts by national, regional and local bands and comedians are expected to be announced shortly. Local acts will play the Whammy Bar, located inside the Music Mill. The bar has a 21-plus age restriction for shows. There is no cover charge.

The 750-capacity, non-smoking club staged its last paid concert on February 27 by singer-songwriter Brett Dennen. It shut down because of poor ticket sales according to the Indianapolis Star.


Dan Anderson, a former radio executive serving as a consultant to the new management team, told TicketNews that the club will continue with the 18-and-older admission policy that was enacted in January 2008 in the larger room.

According to the Music Mill Web site, local bands can sign up with the Music Mill to open for national acts passing through the venue. The Music Mill is also available for private rentals.

By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner