Voice Box Indy

You’ve been to a poetry slam. A concert. A live performance. But let us introduce you to an event that combines all three.

Join us for Voice Box Indy, a monthly celebration of self-expression that invites area artists to come and create together, letting word and song interweave into one unforgettable event. Every month is different, with a new theme, new storytellers, new tales to tell.

Voice Box Indy plays every third Tuesday at The Dugout, 621 Virginia Avenue . Come in, grab a cocktail (or two!), and settle in for a little soul-sharing.

Voice Box originated in Chicago and was expanded to Indianapolis in 2019 by local empowerment coach Haley Lawrence, We begin with our featured artist performing an opening number that sets the tone — and theme — for the evening. What follows is a lineup of storytellers, each with their own take on the theme. Between stories, you’ll be treated to music inspired by the tale you’ve just been told. What results is a one-of-a-kind performance, a sort of living, breathing event that evolves with the mood as we go.

Feeling inspired? As we wind down the fun, audience members are invited to take their turn at the mic, sharing a two-minute story of their own. Find out more about this month’s event HERE.

Interested in getting involved? We’re looking for artists of all types. Music-makers, storytellers, we want to hear from you.

Save The Date


  • November 19th: Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant
  • December 17th: Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder


  • January 21st: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  • February 18th: Wasteland, Baby – Hozier
  • March 10th: 8-Year Anniversary – Through The Years, Kenny Rogers
  • April: Pink Houses – John Mellencamp
  • May: Tiny Dancer – Elton John
  • June: I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
  • July: You Got Lucky – Tom Petty
  • August: Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys
  • September: Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
  • October: Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John
  • November: Thirteen – Big Star
  • December: We Have All The Heaven – Bruce Springsteen

Requirements: True Story and 6-10 minutes

Voice Box