Family Friendly Outdoor Concerts in Indy!

Family Friendly Outdoor Concerts in Indy!

Summer will be in Indy before you know it. What better way is there to spend warm summer nights than by bringing your blanket, a picnic, and the kiddos to listen to your favorite tunes 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 cheap family friendly outdoor concerts in the greater Indianapolis area this summer.

What are you waiting for? See you there!

Music in the Garden – Garfield Conservatory

June 1, August 3, 7-9 pm, Free

Performer list coming soon!

Holliday Park

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Free

May 25, The Tides (Island Rock)
June 8, Matt Roush (popular covers)
June 22, Dave and Rae (popular covers)
July 6, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
July 20, Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra: Back Home Again in Indiana Tribute

Watkins Park

Sundays, 5 pm, Free

June 11, Cliff Ratliff Big Band
June 25,  69 Ways & Chocolate
July 9,  Harvey Cook & The Blue Tones
July 30, Sandy Lomax & Friends
August 13, Todd Harrold Group
August. 27, The Finnell Factor
September 10, Ken “Harpman” Skelton & Friends

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Fishers 

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Free

June 6, My Yellow Rickshaw
June 13, An Innocent Band
June 20, Meraki The Band
June 27, The Doo! Band
July 11, Parrots of the Caribbean
July 18, Dave and Rae
July 25, DUDE!
August 1, TBD
August 8, TBD

Fishers AMP After Dark Series

Varying Days, most concerts start at 9 pm, Free

June 2, Woomblies Rock Orchestra
June 3, 80’S at the AMP (6:30 pm)
June 9, Smash Mouth with special guest Monofiction
June 16, John Waite with special guest Phil Pierle Trio
June 30, Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute
July 7, Loverboy with special guest Rick Hardesty
July 14, Jenniw DeVOE
July 21, Trippin’ Billies
July 28, The Meek Sisters
August 4, Moon Taxi with special guest The Elect
August 11, Dogs of Society: Music of Elton John
August 18, An ALT 103 Present Show
August 25, Chad Mills with special guest Cory Williams
September 1-2, Blues Fest Weekend

Concerts on the Central Green

Wednesdays, Noon-1 pm, Free

May 3,  Kelly Isenhower
May 10,  Zach Day
May 17,  Bret Wiscons
May 24,  Joy Anderson
May 31,  Phil Pierle
June 7,  Kelly Isenhower
June 14,  Chad Mills
June 21,  Craig Thurston
June 28,  Zach Craft
July 5,  Kelly Isenhower
July 12,  Marc Diebold
July 19,  Trilogy Unplugged
July 26,  Heartstone Crossing
August 2,  Kelly Isenhower
August 9,  Zach Day
August 16,  Chad Mills
August 23,  Cory Williams
August 30,  Phil Pierle

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June-September, 7 pm, Free

June 3, The Flying Toasters
June 10, The Blue River Band
June 17, Lemon Wheel
July 1, Toy Factory
July 15, Tastes Like Chicken
July 22, Living Proof
July 29, The Big 80s
August 5, Indy Nile
August 12, The Bishops

Carmel Concerts at the Gazebo

Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, Free

May 31 Flying Toasters
June 7 Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra
June 14 Rick K & the All Nighters
June 21 Jennie Devoe
June 28 Dave & Whitney
July 12 Hunter Smith Band
July 19 My Yellow RickShaw
July 26 Parrots of the Carribean
August 2 The Bishops
August 9 Blair Clark
August 16 The Woomblies Rock Orchestra
August 23 The Doo!
August 30 Stella Luna & The Satellites
September 6 Endless Summer Band

Carmel Clay Terrace Concerts

Thursday evenings, June 1-July 27  7-9 pm, Free

Performer list coming soon!

Jazz on the Monon Carmel Arts & Design District 

Saturdays, 6-9 pm

June 3, 17, 24, July 22, 29, August 5

Performer list coming soon!

Indiana Historical Society Concerts on the Canal

Thursdays, 6-8 pm, table tickets are available for purchase (discounts for members) or seats are free.

May 25, Hopkins and Miller
June 1, In Tha Moment
June 8, Big 80s
June 15, CW & the Working Class
June 22, Twilite Nites
June 29, Cocktail Sax
July 4, Indianapolis Municipal Band
*There will be one performance for the Fourth of July Celebration, 6-8 pm
July 6, Deb Mullins
July 13, My Yellow Rickshaw
July 20, Tuned In! featuring David Mannell, Laura Hammer-Erhart, Becky Barton and Heather Hinton
July 27, Living Proof

Traders Point Creamery Fridays on the Farm

Updated info coming soon on the website!

Cool Creek Summer Concerts

Fridays, June 9-July 21, 7-9:15 pm

Adults $5, Children 12 and under FREE

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie 

Check website for ticket information

Beethoven’s Fifth
Friday, June 16 at 8 pm – Teacher’s Night
Saturday, June 17 at 8 pm

One Of These Nights – A Tribute To The Eagles*
Friday, June 23 at 8 pm

Feeling Groovy – Remembering The Summer Of Love
Saturday, June 24 at 8 pm

Star Spangled Symphony
Saturday, July 1 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 2 at 8 pm
Monday, July 3 at 8 pm
Tuesday, July 4 at 8 pm

Romance Under The Stars
Friday, July 7 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 8 at 8 pm

John Williams Strikes Back
Friday, July 14 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm

Just The Hits: 20 Years Of Doo Wop Classics
Friday, July 21 at 8 pm – Scout Night presented by Printing Partners
Saturday, July 22 at 8 pm

The Beach Boys*
Friday, August 4 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 5 at 8 pm

Classical Mystery Tour: Music Of The Beatles*
Friday, August 11 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 12 at 8 pm

Rumours: The Fleetwood Mac Experience*
Friday, August 18 at 8 pm – College and Alumni Night
Saturday, August 19 at 8 pm

Who’s Bad: Music Of Michael Jackson*
Friday, August 25 at 8 pm – Nurses Night
Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm

To Be Announced*
Thursday, August 31 at 8 pm
Friday, September 1 at 8 pm

Zoso: Music Of Led Zeppelin*
Saturday, September 2 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 3 at 8 pm

 

About The Author

Inna Shmukler

I am a proud Mama to three adorable wilderness explorers. A seasoned Hoosier, having lived in Indianapolis for over 25 years, I love to explore the nooks and crannies in seemingly ordinary places with my boys. My motto is "Look closely and you never know what you’ll find." My varied interests include aspiring novelist and children's author, freelance writing and travel planning. I look forward to sharing our family adventures with you.


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