About Us

About MOKB Presents

We Are Live Music Fans

We are live music fans, plain and simple. There’s no better way to experience the music than the way it was meant to be heard: live and in person. It’s that “in the moment” concert experience that keeps our wheels turning, day-in and day-out. Somewhere along the line we accidentally turned our passion into a business.  From there it’s evolved into the heart and soul of our daily lives. Since our inception in 2008, we’ve always focused on attracting artists and profile events to Indianapolis. Over the years we’ve been recognized for our horsepower behind breaking new bands in Indy. We’re thankful to have a network of friends, fans, agents and managers that help us find and discover new music, and those partnerships yielded an explosion of local talent.  Our real value is the ability to help develop an artist in Indy. That ability comes largely from the trust and confidence of our fans who buy tickets to the shows. Indianapolis’ music and cultural scene is flourishing, and we’re grateful to be a catalyst in this ecosystem between talented people and the fans that love them.

What Does MOKB Stand For?

Aside from free ticket requests, this is the most frequent question we’re asked.  

MOKB is an acronym for My Old Kentucky Blog.  When founders Josh Baker and Craig “Dodge” Lile started producing concerts, the duo decided it would be best to shorten the name to avoid confusion about what city’s scene the site focused on. Starting a business was never part of the plan, and MOKB’s jet-fueled rise found the boys at the helm of a powerful promotional machine with a funny name we’re happy to be stuck with (if you’re wondering, it’s just “M-O-K-B”). But don’t worry about pronunciations, just focus on enjoying the shows. As long as the tickets keep selling, you can call us whatever you want.


Producing and promoting shows has always been in our blood. Through our concerts and events, MOKB Presents has evolved into more than just a promoter. In addition to our own shows, we’ve been producing events for our partners and clients for the last 4 years including Sun King Brewery, Punch Bowl Social, Craft Brewers Association, IUPUI, DoStuff Media and many more. This segment of our business experiencing tremendous growth and affords us the ability to keep creating amazing experiences for fans. Our suite of event management and marketing services includes: talent buying, event production, experiential events, influencer marketing, consultation, ticketing and box office management and sponsorship.

Over the course of the last 10 years, our little rock and roll family has produced over 1,500 events. You can view our full range of capabilities and case studies by visiting our new services site at EventLiftoff.com

Concerts We’ve Produced

Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible artists, many of which we consider part of the MOKB family. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite artists we’ve produced thus far:
• Sturgill Simpson
• Bon Iver
• The Lumineers
• Alabama Shakes
• Sleigh Bells
• Lord Huron
• Phantogram
• Sylvan Esso
• Cody Jinks
• Nikki Lane
• Andrew W.K.
• John C. Reilly
• Houndmouth
• Bishop Briggs
• Spafford
• Black Joe Lewis
• The Devil Makes Three
• Glen Hansard
• Band Of Horses
• The National
• Tyler Childers
• Greensky Bluegrass
• Billie Eilish
• Fleet Foxes
• Jack Harlow
• Walk The Moon
• Elle King
• Robert Earl Keen
• The Avett Brothers
• Margot Price
• Dr. Dog
• Whitey Morgan & the 78’s
• Real Estate
• The Civil Wars
• Betty Who
• Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
• Portugal, The Man
• Future Islands
• Colter Wall
• St. Paul & the Broken Bones
• Young The Giant
• Anderson East
• Reignwolf
• Glass Animals
• Durand Jones & the Indications
• Delta Spirit
• Lucero
• The Head & The Heart
• Mt. Joy
• Dan Deacon
• Oddisee
• Feist
• Hunter Hayes
• The Pretty Reckless