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Looking for a place to host a unique, indoor, and carefree birthday party? Bongo Boy Music School on the northeast side of Indy has you covered.

One of our Adventure Kids had his 2nd birthday party here, and it was fabulous! And they offer so much more than birthday parties!

Read on for the details. 

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Birthday Parties

There are two party packages available for you along with a couple of extras. However, if you have something else in mind, make sure you ask.

Lisa Colleen, the Recreational Music Center’s Director, is very easy going and accommodating. She is happy to cater the party to meet your needs. If you have a theme in mind, she will even work with you to decorate according to that theme.

Here are the options available:

Drum Circle Birthday Party

  • $195 for 90 minutes for 20 kids and their adults (up to 45 people max)
  • Dancing and sharing the groove (tailored to age group present)
  • Drum circle led by Bongo Boy staff
  • Tables, chairs, tablecloths, cups, plates, plasticware
  • You are welcome to bring in your own food and drinks. If you have guests with allergies, you can bring in whatever food items you’d like to accommodate their needs. 

Deluxe Drum Circle Birthday Party

  • $325 for 90 minutes for 20 kids and their adults (up to 45 people max)
  • Dancing and sharing the groove (tailored to age group present)
  • Drum circle led by Bongo Boy staff
  • Tables, chairs, tablecloths, cups, plates, plasticware
  • Balloons
  • Cake, pizza, chips/snack, lemonade, and water for all kids 
  • If you want to purchase pizza and drinks for the adults, the staff will order it and add it to your total. They do not charge anything on top of the pizza’s total price.


  • $5 extra per participating guest
  • Choose one craft for everyone to make: drum, maracas, tambourine, or cardboard guitar


  • Add on for $50

Our Experience


Lisa Colleen was my point of contact for the party, and she was wonderful. I spoke with her on the phone and met her in-person at the facility to scope everything out.

Since Bongo Boy Music School is a school, the majority of the building is dedicated to rooms for music classes. However, they also have a large drum circle and party room that is dedicated to the Recreational Music Center portion of the business.

Once I saw how fun everything looked, I paid a deposit to hold our date for the party and made some final selections with Lisa.

We chose the deluxe party, and I’m so glad we did because on the day of the party, we literally just showed up empty-handed ready to have a blast. 

Party Time:

During the party, I didn’t have to worry about anything at all. Lisa and her assistant did EVERYTHING.

They kept the kids entertained the whole time, served the pizza and cakes, and made sure all of the adults had everything they needed. Since the majority of the children attending our party were younger than 5, the staff started with giving everyone balloons to throw around while listening to music.

Then, they led them in playing with tambourines and scarves, which they all really enjoyed.

After the food was served, Lisa invited everyone (adults included) to the drum circle and led us in some fun jamming where kids and adults took turns starting beats and delighting themselves with their newfound musical talents.

The Adventure Kids absolutely loved this!

Then, Lisa made our birthday boy feel even MORE special by lighting the candles on the cake and putting him in the center of the drum circle so that everyone could drum, sing, and clap for him. 

After the Party:

What did I have to clean after the party? Not a single thing.

We just took the gifts out to the minivan and headed home for naptime.

If you’re looking for a stress-free party that your kids will enjoy, you’ll find it here. 


Just call or email Lisa Colleen to get the party started!

She can be reached at 317-771-0241 or [email protected].

FREE Community Drum Circle

If you’ve never experienced a drum circle before and you want to try one out by yourself or with your family, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Every Thursday from 7:00-7:45pm, Bongo Boy invites you to join them in this fun, high-energy, and low-stress experience. The drum circle is facilitated by a staff member and drums are provided. 

Bongo Boy Recreational Music Center

This center aims to use rhythm, music, and movement to unite all types and kinds of people from all walks of life. They offer experiences both in-house in Castleton and also on site wherever you might be.

They host programs such as:

  • field trips
  • homeschool groups
  • conferences
  • parties
  • retreats
  • workshops

They also offer wellness programs such as music therapy services for seniors, those with special needs, or those in support groups. Visit their website or call the center for more information or to explore ideas for your next gathering.

No practice, special skills, or training are necessary to enjoy these experiences. 

Jam as a Fam!

The Bongo Boy Recreational Music Center offers a $5 drop-in class for children 6 months to 4 years old.

This happens on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:15. Families are never charged more than $10 per family.

The family participates in movement, rhythm and music activities together to start the day off right. The best part is that you do not need to sign up or commit to a certain number of classes. Just come when you can! 

Bongo Boy Music School

If you’re interested in signing your kids up for music lessons, Bongo Boy Music School strives to provide the best music instruction around. In addition to percussion, they also provide lessons for:

  • guitar
  • violin
  • viola
  • cello
  • piano
  • voice
  • woodwinds
  • brass
  • recording
  • songwriting
  • music production.

So, pretty much everything, right? Ha! Check their website for more details about lessons. 

Location and Contact

8481 Bash St., Suite 1100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250


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