With warmer temperatures and more beautiful days finally here, there is plenty of fun to be had outdoors for families with children of all ages!  What better way is there to spend beautiful evenings than by bringing your blanket, a picnic and family and friends to listen to your live music in the great outdoors? Children can play in the grass while you catch up with old friends!  Baby may get lulled to sleep under the stars! Sounds pretty perfect, right? Below is a list of many of the free or relatively inexpensive family friendly outdoor concerts in and around Indianapolis.

Music in the Garden – Garfield Conservatory

August 16 | 7 pm | Free

Performer list coming soon!

Fridays at the Fort at Lawrence Civic Plaza

Select Fridays | 6 pm | Free Admission

6 FREE concerts include a beer tent, food trucks, kids zone, Pacers fan van and MORE!

May 25 Lawrence Township Night
June 8 Premium Blend
June 22 45RPM
July 6 us’ta Band
July 20 Mississippi Raglips & the River Dogs
August 3 Queen Delphine & the Crown Jewels

Tuesday Night Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony

Tuesdays | June 5-August 7 | 7-9 pm | Free

Central Green & NPD Amphitheater
*Due to construction at the NPD amphitheater, Tuesday Night Concerts will take place on the Central Canal through June 26.

June 5 My Yellow Rickshaw sponsored by Heritage Christian School
June 12 Endless Summer Band Sponsored by Citizens State Bank
June 19 The Doo! Sponsored by Cathedral High School
June 26 Mike & Joe sponsored by Mosquito Joe of North Indianapolis
July 3 Spark! Fishers Show: WJJK presents The PettyBreakers sponsored by Johnson Jensen LLP
July 10 The Bishops sponsored by Primrose Schools
July 17 Parrots of the Caribbean sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans
July 24 Dave & Rae sponsored by The Goddard School
July 31 Encore Show sponsored by Boomerang Development
August 7 Encore Show sponsored by Boomerang Development

AMP After Dark Concert Series

Fridays | June 8-August 17 | 9-11 pm | Free

Central Green & NPD Amphitheater
*Due to construction at the NPD amphitheater, AMP After Dark concerts will take place on the Central Green through June 22

June 8 John Waite & Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio
June 15 WJJK & Schwab Investments present Dogs of Society: The Music of Elton John
June 22 B105.7 presents the Live and Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to Paul McCartney
June 29 Spark! Fishers Show – Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
July 6 The Meek Sisters
July 13 Jennie DeVoe
July 20 Sounds of Summer
July 27 Woomblies Rock Orchestra
August 3 Boy Band Revue: The Music of The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC & New Kids on the Block
August 10 Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger of Extreme with the music of The Eagles
August 17 Trippin Billies
August 24 More details coming soon!
September 21 More details coming soon!

Concerts on the Central Green presented by Meyer Najem

Wednesdays | May 2-September 26 | Noon-1 pm | Free

Liberty Plaza on the Central Green

May 9 Kelly Isenhower
May 16 Phil Pierle
May 23 Tim & Jay
May 30 Doug Henthorn
June 6 Kelly Isenhower
June 13 Phil Pierle
June 20 Christina 7
June 27 Rick Matillo
July 11 Kelly Isenhower
July 18 Phil Pierle
July 25 Chad Mills
August 1 Kelly Isenhower
August 8 Phil Pierle
August 15 Tim & Jay
August 22 Doug Henthorn
August 29 Cory Williams
September 5 Kelly Isenhower
September 12 Phil Pierle
September 19 Doug Henthorn
September 26 Chad Mills

Greenwood Summer Concert Series presented by Century 21 Scheetz

Most Saturdays | June 2 – August 11 | 7 pm

Greenwood Amphitheater in Craig Park

June 2 Blue River Band
June 9 Toy Factory
June 16 Flying Toasters
June 23 Stella Luna and the Satellites
July 14 Tastes Like Chicken
July 21 The Big 80s
July 28 Parrots of the Caribbean
August 4 Indy Nile
August 11 The Doo

Carmel Concerts at the Gazebo

Wednesdays | June 6-September 26 | 7 pm | Free

*Also be sure to catch RUDITOONZ children’s show at 6 pm on June 20 & Aug 29!
1 Civic Square, Carmel

June 6 The Flying Toasters
June 13 Rick K & The Allnighters
June 20 Hunter Smith Band
June 27 My Yellow Rickshaw
July 11 Blue River Band
July 18 45RPM
July 25 Parrots of the Caribbean
August 1 The Bishops
August 8 Mike & Joe
August 15 Stella Luna & The Satellites
August 22 The Womblies Rock Orchestra
August 29 Soul Street
September 5 Mix Tape
September 12 Midnight Moon
September 19 Endless Summer Band
September 26 The Doo

Clay Terrace Summer Concert Series presented by Century 21 Scheetz

Thursdays | June 7-July 26 | 6-9 pm | Free

Performer list coming soon!

Cool Creek Park Summer Concerts

Select Fridays | June 15-August 3 | Gates Open at 6 pm for 7 pm concert

Adults $5 each. Ages 12 years and under are free.

Discount season passes are available! For details call (317) 770-4400.

June 15 Cook and Belle
June 22 My Yellow Rickshaw
June 29 Blue River Band
July 13 Polkaboy
July 20 ESB
August 3 The Flying Toasters

Traders Point Creamery Fridays on the Farm

Updated info coming soon on the website!

Summer Concert Series at Urban Vines

Every 2 weeks on Thursdays | May 31-August 23 | 7 pm | Free

Parking is $10 per vehicle. Ride a bike or walk and don’t pay parking!

May 31st The Bishops
June 14th Living Proof
June 28th My Yellow Rickshaw
July 12th Touch of Grass
July 26th Lemon Wheel
August 9th Stella Luna
August 23rd Flying Toasters

Holliday Park

Thursdays | 7-9 pm | Free

May 31 The Midtown Mad Men Summer Concert
June 14 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert
June 21 The Knot Brothers Summer Concert
July 5 Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars Summer Concert
July 19 Matt Roush Summer Concert
August 2 Jif and the Choosy Mothers Summer Concert

Watkins Park

Sundays | May 20 – September 16 | 5 pm | Free

Performers List Coming Soon!

Fishers Farmers’ Market Concerts presented by IU Health Saxony

Saturdays | May 5-September 29 | 8 am-Noon | Free

Municipal Complex & NPD Amphitheater 

Enjoy a free concert at 10 am every Saturday as you stock up on local goods and prepared foods at the award-winning Fishers Farmers’ Market. Due to construction at the NPD Amphitheater, Farmers’ Market Concerts will take place on the steps of the Braden Building located at 8700 North Street through June 26.

IU Health Hospital Jazz on the Monon

Saturdays | June 2-August 4 | 6-9 pm | Free

Performer list coming soon!

Indiana Historical Society Concerts on the Canal

Thursdays | June 7-July 26 | 6-8 pm

Tables of 8 are $50, $40 for members. Tables of 4 are $40, $30 for members.

Single seats are $10, $8 for members. *Single seats will be at a community table.

To reserve season package or single seats, please call (317) 232-1882

Patrons may also bring their own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hill across the Canal for free. Food service will be available from the Stardust Terrace Café and outdoor grill. A cash bar will also be available by Hoaglin Catering.

June 7 The Cool City Band
June 14 Midtown Mad Men
June 21 Tad Robinson
June 28 Everett Greene
July 5 LemonWheel
July 12 Brenda Williams
July 19 My Yellow Rickshaw
July 26 Tastes Like Chicken

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie

Check website for ticket information

The Music of Star Wars

Friday, June 15 at 8 pm – Scout Night presented by Printing Partners
Saturday, June 16 at 8 pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Friday, June 22 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 23 at 8 pm

Star-Spangled Symphony

Friday, June 29 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 30 at 8 pm
Tuesday, July 3 at 8 pm
Wednesday, July 4 at 8 pm

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Friday, July 6 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 7 at 8 pm

The Beach Boys

Friday, July 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 14 at 8 pm

Strauss’ Don Juan

Friday, July 20 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm

Yacht Rock Revue

Friday, July 27 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 28 at 8 pm

The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show

Friday, August 3 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 4 at 8 pm

Classical Mystery Tour: Music Of The Beatles

Friday, August 10 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 11 at 8 pm

ABBA: The Concert

Friday, August 17 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 18 at 8 pm

Who’s Bad: Music of Michael Jackson

Friday, August 24 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 25 at 8 pm

The Music of Tom Petty with Southern Accents

Thursday, August 30 at 8 pm
Friday, August 31 at 8 pm

Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Saturday, September 1 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 2 at 8 pm

Bargersville Summer Concert Series

The series will kick off on Friday June 22 from 7 pm to 10 pm in Downtown Bargersville

24 N. Main Street. More information on the Summer Concert Series will be coming soon!

Citizens Bank Summer Concert Series at Bicentennial Park

Downtown Mooresville | Select Saturdays | 7 pm | Free Admission

June 9 – Wrong Side of Dixie (Country)
June 23 Ride That Train (Classic Rock)
July 14 Jennie Devoe (Blues/Indie)
July 28 The Renner French Band (Pop & Folk)
August 11 Rebels of the Son (Contemporary Pop & Rock)
August 25 Random Reaction (Country & Rock)
September 8 Eight Track Mind (Classic Rock)
September 22 Spank & Mikey (Folk/Country/Bluegrass)