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Sat, Feb 25



Sugar Creek Music Hall Presents Nantucket with Special Guest Abby Bannon

Nantucket In Concert

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 Sugar Creek Music Hall Presents Nantucket with Special Guest Abby Bannon

Time & Location

Feb 25, 7:00 PM – Feb 26, 10:00 PM

Crawfordsville, 1428 Darlington Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA


About the event

Tickets Available At The Door

General Admission $10

VIP Experience $20 Includes Preferred Seating, Meet & Greet & Photo with the Band

Combo Ticket $30 Includes 1 Hour of Axe Throwing & 1 General Admission Concert Ticket

About Nantucket

How does a band with Clinton roots in the 1970s feel about making music together again in their 60s and 70s?

“It’s a hoot.”

Clinton High School graduates Joe Cartwright ‘69, Tim Cloyd ‘70, Chris Darwin ‘66, and Rick Gilman ‘70 first played together in homes and a local bar before starting the rock band Battle with Mark Harris and Donnie Wollam in 1971. After Battle disbanded in early 1973, the four first mentioned above started playing as Nantucket with Rick as leader. They marketed themselves as a dance band and played at high school events and local bars, including weekends for 13 months straight at Dagliona’s Lounge (now the Corner Stop).

By late 1974 the band was booking dates outside of Clinton, including the Royal Inn in Terre Haute and Holiday Inns out of state. In September 1975 keyboardist John Moore (CHS ’72), joined the group. Then “life happened.” Nantucket disbanded in September 1976. Some members played and/or sang with other groups over the next 40+ years. The band occasionally regrouped to jam and also to play pre-Fourth fireworks shows at Sportland Park or fundraisers.

Flash forward to late 2018 when Ron Shepard began planning an all-CHS classes reunion that would feature music played by musicians with Clinton connections. All day and night the 700 or so people attending the September 2019 event enjoyed great live music. Nantucket had regrouped and was the last band on the outdoor stage. They were a hit. They decided to keep on playing.

In 2020 Patti Reed Jakowczyk (CHS ’71) joined Nantucket – a welcome female voice and presence. That year they recorded cover tunes at Studio 401 Recording in Georgetown, Illinois. The resulting demo C.D. was used to market Nantucket as a dance and listening band. They have since played in Clinton, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Terre Haute, and at Lake Freeman. Nantucket now practices weekly, is learning new cover tunes, and adapts to what their audiences like. They continue to have and create fun.

Thanks to the band for answering my questions about origins and being okay with my posting about them on Facebook. What I realized visiting a practice session is that this band is made up of a group of friends who love making music together. Their energy is contagious.





  • General Admission


    General Seating




  • VIP Experience


    VIP Experience- Includes Meet & Greet, Preferred Seating and Photo with the Artist/Band






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