2023 Indy St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Golden Ace

Golden Ace 90th St. Patrick's Celebration

The craic will be 90 this year…and so will our St. Patrick’s Celebration!


Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at an authentic Irish-American pub, McGinleys’ Golden Ace Inn!  As they say across the pond, “The craic will be 90″….and so will we! Literally, we’ll be celebrating our 90th St. Patrick’s Celebration.  It is the oldest, continuous St. Patrick’s pub celebration in the nation! 

We’ll erect a huge tent in the parking lot (heated, if needed). We’ll have some great Irish music, with 2 bands direct from Ireland–on U.S. tour and 3 more wonderful local acts!  For food we will have corned beef, our well known cheeseburgers–and much more

Just remember, you must be 21 or older, we’re cash only (no ATM) and $10 admission!  

Below are the details of our wonderful entertainment:
The Bare Minimum–from Co. Offaly, Ireland, on US Tour

Born and bread in the faithful county Offaly, where music and sessions are only ever a stones throw away. The Bare Minimum has a unique mix of Traditional Irish Music with some Folk and Pop, featuring all those Irish sing along classics. They go by the name ‘The Bare Minimum’. But don’t be fooled by the name, the craic will always be maximum!  These lads were hand picked by the legendary Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones to play at the Golden Ace on St. Patrick’s Day!   They’ll be flying over here from Ireland the day before….just to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Golden Ace!

Liam & Liam–from Co. Galway, Ireland, on US Tour
Liam & Liam have played concerts and festivals throughout the world (from their former band “Fling”)—from Galway to Graceland, Donegal to Denmark and Cork to China.  Together, the Liam’s form a dynamic duo that have received international acclaim for their own compositions.   Plus, they play many traditional folk and ballad songs…but with their own style.  So sit back, relax, and listen to some real Irish music…from the shores of Galway Bay
Patrick Grant—Born in Scotland and raised in Ireland, Patrick is the voice of the Indianapolis Irish community! Growing up he sang on the BBC and later in life sang in the movie, “A League of Their Own”. Patrick and his accompanist have graced us at the Golden Ace with his beautiful voice for years and we’re thrilled to have them back for St. Patrick’s Day!
Deardaoin—This 5 piece band began at the Ace during Thursday jam sessions (Deardaoin is Gaelic for Thursday). Led by Pat McNulty, many of these musicians have performed throughout Indiana for years.  During the pandemic they focused their musical talent to the Irish genre and performed for our 2021 & 2022 St. Patrick’s Day.  We loved them, the crowd loved them and we’re happy to have Deardaoin back…except this year in the tent!
J.P. & The Donegal Boys—this 4 piece band is going to be bringing high energy Irish music to the stage. Comprised of J.P. McGinley, Joseph Hegarty, Eamon Hegarty & Katie Versteegh it will be hard to find a band that’s more Eastside Indianapolis Irish than these lads! Fold up the tables & chairs because you’ll be on your feet in the tent when J.P. & The Donegal Boys are performing!