812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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An Evening with Kenny Aronoff

Presented by: Stone Age Institute

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


Thursday, February 27th 7:30 pm Sold Out!


photo of Kenny Aronoff in front of his drums

This event is SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line on the day of the show starting at 6:30pm.

Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in demand drummers and percussionists. Rolling Stone, in fact, cited him as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” and Modern Drummer named him #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and #1 Studio Drummer for five years. The list of artists he’s worked with on the road and/or in the studio reads like a who’s who of the music industry, and includes John Mellencamp.

Kenny’s winning approach to drumming and to life has given him the ability to sustain a successful career for over three and a half decades. He has an extraordinary gift and ability to manipulate sound using drums, cymbals and a variety of percussion instruments, the combination of which create a rare and custom accompaniment for each artist for whom he sets the pace – and raises the bar. His talent and acclaim have earned him recognition with signature gear including Vic Firth drumsticks, Meinl has Kenny Aronoff signature cowbells in two sizes, and Tama features three Kenny Aronoff Trackmaster signature snare drums bearing his name.

Doors open at 7pm for this free but ticketed event. The estimated length of the event is 2 hours and there will be a book signing after the performance. The show is appropriate for all ages, although it may be loud.

Note that there is a maximum of four tickets allowed per person. To make arrangements for large groups, contact the Stone Age Institute.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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1392 W Dittemore Rd, Gosport, IN 47433

The Stone Age Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3), independent research center dedicated to the archaeological study of human origins and technological development. International in scope, the purpose of the Stone Age Institute is to advance research and education in human origins studies, including fellowship support to visiting scholars, publication of books and articles, mentoring the next generation of scientists drawn from global talent and intellect, and educational outreach to the general public. Stone Age Institute funding provides support to in-house researchers and staff, enhances laboratories and research projects, enables the Institute to host visiting scientists, and sponsors lecture programs and education initiatives.


Although the Stone Age Institute is an autonomous research organization, it has strong ties with Indiana University, especially CRAFT (the Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology) and the Human Evolutionary Studies Program, both of which are also co-directed by Indiana University Anthropology Professors Kathy Schick and Nicholas Toth. Presently, Institute scientists have a number of research projects underway, including work at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, and the Nihewan Basin, China, research with primates, brain imaging and biomechanics. The Institute is also involved with informal science education programs centered around the multi-faceted From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web™ project, such as the related science education website, the exhibit, “From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web,” at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University Campus, and the science education songs performed by The Stone Age Institute Band.

The facility includes a world-class research library on early prehistory and an extensive artifact collection donated by the late J. Desmond Clark, professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, the library collections of Alan Walker, professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University have been donated to the Stone Age Institute’s growing resources.

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