July 22, 2023

6:00 PM

2023 No Limits Celebration presented by the Indiana Blind Children's Foundation

Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

7725 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46240


Date & Time

Saturday, July 22, 2023

6:00 PM

Location

Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

7725 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

Image Description: The No Limits Arts Series logo is featured with black and white icons underneath indicating the following access services which are listed from left to right- wheelchair seating, assistive listening, open captioning, ASL interpretation, Braille programs, and audio description.

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Join us for An Evening with A.J. Croce!


The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, in partnership with the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI), is excited to host the 2023 No Limits Celebration and welcome A.J. Croce to the ISBVI auditorium on Saturday, July 22, 2023.


All tickets include the following:

  • Doors open at 6PM. Guests to enjoy a pre-concert reception from 6PM- 7:15PM featuring a local jazz artist and a meal catered by The Jazz Kitchen with select complimentary beverages (beer, wine, soda) and desserts.
  • A one-hour concert in the ISBVI Auditorium at 8PM featuring A.J. Croce. Seating for the concert begins at 7:15PM. Program to start at 7:45PM.
  • A half-hour conversation and Q & A with A.J. Croce and Emcee Kathy Nimmer from 9:30PM-10:00PM.

Patrons who need wheelchair seating, ASL interpretation (stage right), or designated aisle seats with a retractable arm should pick those seats when purchasing their tickets. IBCF will reserve accessible seating under the ticket buyer's name to ensure guests have appropriate seating.


ASL interpreters will be provided throughout the No Limits Celebration and featured stage right during the performance and Q and A in the ISBVI auditorium. Access services such as audio description, open captioning, and assistive listening devices are available to all patrons, no matter the seat.


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About A.J. Croce

Image Description: A portrait of A.J. Croce, who has short brown hair, sunglasses and a closed-mouth smile.


Over his 10 studio albums, it’s clear that A.J. Croce holds an abiding love for all types of musical genres, from blues to soul to rock ‘n’ roll. A virtuosic piano player, Croce toured with B.B. King and Ray Charles before reaching the age of 21, and over his career, he has performed with a wide range of musicians, from Willie Nelson to the Neville Brothers; Béla Fleck to Ry Cooder. His albums have all charted and done so on an impressive array of charts, including Top 40, Blues, Americana, Jazz, College, and Radio 1.


A.J.’s deep love for music is understandable considering that his mother, Ingrid, was a singer/songwriter, as was his father, the late Jim Croce. A.J., who started playing piano at a young age, purposely avoided his father’s music in order to establish his own identity as a musician. Around 15 years ago, however, A.J.’s relationship with Jim Croce’s music started to change, which has now led to him periodically performing his Dad’s songs live in concert.


While he may come from a storied musical family, though, A.J. is best summed up by the late, great New Orleans piano player Allen Toussaint: “In such a crowded music universe it is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness: pianist, songwriter, singer and at such a level, and who does he sound like? The answer is himself…A.J. Croce.”


About Emcee and Host Kathy Nimmer

Image Description: Kathy Nimmer is pictured sitting on playground equipment as she poses for a photo with her guide dog Tate. Positioned on a platform behind Kathy, Tate is a black dog with big, droopy ears and a friendly face.


Kathy Nimmer is the 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year and a finalist for 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She received the Dollywood Foundation’s Chasing Rainbows award, the NFB’s Blind Educator of the Year Award, and the Hasbrook Award, a lifetime achievement honor sponsored by Bosma Industries. Among other previous honors, she was named Sagamore of the Wabash in 2014, the highest civilian honor in Indiana, and delivered a TED Talk that same year. Kathy has authored two books: an anthology called Two Plus Four Equals One: Celebrating the Partnership of People with Disabilities and Their Assistance Dogs, and a book of poetry called Minutes in the Dark, Eternity in the Light. Kathy taught English at Harrison High School in West Lafayette for 29 years and currently directs a mentorship program for new educators in Tippecanoe School Corporation. She is also a frequent motivational speaker at local, state, and national events. Kathy earned her B.A. in English Education from Trinity Christian College in 1991 and her M.A. from Purdue University in 1992. Her life is grounded in faith, family, friendship, and creativity.


About the No Limits Art Series


The No Limits Arts Series aims to strengthen inclusiveness and remove social barriers in the arts for individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the goals of No Limits: An Arts Series Focused on Access for All, made possible by the Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation grant from Lilly Endowment, IBCF in partnership with ISBVI, brings artists of all abilities to the stage that mirror the strengths and abilities of students at ISBVI. The public is invited onto the school grounds to not only experience internationally known artists and musicians but learn about the programs at ISBVI helping students succeed academically and socially.


Patrons who need wheelchair seating, ASL interpretation (stage right), or designated aisle seats with a retractable arm should pick those seats when purchasing their tickets. IBCF will reserve specific seats under the ticket buyer's name to ensure guests have appropriate seating.


ASL interpreters will be provided throughout the No Limits Celebration and featured stage right during the performance and Q and A in the ISBVI auditorium. Access services such as audio description, open captioning, and assistive listening devices are available to all patrons, no matter the seat.


Image of the 2023 No Limits Celebration sponsor logos. Thank you to our No Limits sponsors; Lilly Endowment Inc., A Private Philanthropic Foundation, Regions, Opendate, Sweetwater Sound, Jazz Kitchen, Piano Solutions, Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple, IBCF, and ISBVI.


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