What’s better than a live concert on a warm summer day? Grab your picnic basket and lawn chairs because we have more than 25 locations for you to get your groove on for free (or nearly free.)
Central Indianapolis Summer Concerts
Binford Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8 am-Noon, May-October
By bringing together Indiana food and craft artisans, musicians and area businesses and non-profits, BRAG creates a vibrant community gathering offering local, fresh food, support for local businesses, and cultural and ethnic educational opportunities.
Broad Ripple Park’s Original Music Series
Fridays at 7 pm, June 25, July 9, July 30
Broad Ripple Park
Grab your lawn chairs and picnic basket for this year’s Original Music Series at Broad Ripple Park.
Eagle Creek Park Summer Concerts
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, June 2-Aug 18
Eagle Creek Park Beach
Pitch a blanket, bring some chairs, or cruise in on your boat to enjoy some local folk or jazz tunes every Wednesday night June–August down at the beach. Both “In Concert with Nature” and “Jazz on the Beach” concert series begin at 6:30 pm, and the concession stand remains open until 7 pm. Picnics are welcome, and cost is free with park admission.
Garfield Park Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 9 am-12:30 pm May-October
At the Garfield Farmers’ Market, you will find fresh produce, meats, cheese, eggs, and plants, as well as hand-made artisan goods and prepared foods. Plus, the market will host live music, demonstrations, and special celebrations.
Garfield Park Art & Music Festival
Saturday, June 26 from 4-10 pm
Behind the Garfield Park Arts Center
The annual Garfield Park Art & Music Festival (GPAMF) is an outdoor festival celebrating the art, music, and culture of Indianapolis. The Festival will feature a handful of local musicians and bands of diverse genres performing their original music. Up to thirty local artists working in a variety of mediums will also host artist booths with their fine art and handmade wares for sale. Enjoy beers by Garfield Brewery, as well as local food trucks and vendors.
Garfield Park Pops Series
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, June 2 -August 18
MacAllister Ampitheatre at Garfield Park
Irvington Garden Club and Farmers Market
The second Sunday of the month from Noon-3 pm, June-October
Regularly named as one of the top markets in Indianapolis, the Irvington Garden Club and Farmers Market prides itself on being “in a park, not a parking lot.” The market has been going strong since 2000 and will host 70-plus vendors in the middle north section of Ellenberger Park. Take a blanket and enjoy some live music after your shopping.
Friday at 7 pm June 4, July 16, Aug 6, Aug 27
Martin Luther King Jr Park – Main Shelter
Bring a seat, your friends and family, and join us for some music in the park! The concert is free and begins at 7pm.
Concerts on the Canal
Thursdays at 6 pm, July 1-Juy 22
Indiana History Center
The Stardust Terrace Café, outdoor grill and cash bar, operated by Hoaglin Catering, open at 5 p.m. Guests may bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages to the concerts. All alcohol must be purchased and consumed on site. Free seating is available on the grassy area on the Canal Walk or purchase a table on the terrace.
Northside Summer Concerts
Carmel’s Free Summer Concerts at the Gazebo
Wednesdays at 7 pm, June-September
Those attending the Summer Concerts at The Gazebo are invited to bring picnic suppers along with a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the bay of Fire Station #1, north of the fountain.
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Select Fridays at 7 pm, June 11 – Aug 6
Cool Creek Nature Center
Enjoy free face painting and bounce house for kids. Food and drink will be available for purchase, but guests can also bring in their own refreshments. Don’t forget lawn chairs or a blanket! Adult tickets are $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Cash only.
Fishers Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 8 am-Noon, May 1 – Sept 25
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Rated one of the top farmers’ markets in the region, the Fishers Farmers’ Market features your favorite local produce, baked goods, and prepared foods from over 60 full and part-time vendors. The whole family can enjoy live entertainment, the Farm Hand’s children’s program, and festive specialty days while stocking up on fresh, local, flavorful foods direct from farmers and producers.
Tuesdays from 7 – 9 pm, June-July
Wednesdays at 12 – 1 pm, June-August
Fridays from 8 – 10 pm, June 25 -August 27
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
The free Fishers Summer Concert Series presented features something for everyone with family favorites and exciting new sounds. Outside food, drink, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Check out the free kids’ concerts in Fishers.
Fishers Blues Fest
September 3 & 4 from 7pm -11pm
Zionsville Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8-11 am, May 22 – Sept 25
The corner of Main St. and Hawthorne
Located in the heart of the Historic Village, the Zionsville Farmers’ Market boasts over 40 vendors with high quality and fresh products that only travel a short distance to get to your table. In addition to wonderful food, enjoy live music and special events throughout the season.
Whitestown Free Summer Concerts
Select Fridays from 6-10 pm, May – Aug 6
Whitestown Municipal Complex
Whitestown Parks and Recreation will be bringing back another fun summer concert series for 2019. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink permitted.
Noblesville Free Summer Concert Series
Thursdays from 7-9 pm, June-July
Dr. James A. Dillion Park
Noblesville’s Thursday Evening Concerts are the perfect way to enjoy summer evenings with family and friends. Grab a blanket and lawn chairs. Pack a picnic meal or purchase food and beverages from local vendors.
Federal Hill Commons Free Summer Concerts
Select Saturdays from 7-10 pm, June 12 – Sept 18
First Merchants Pavilion
Noblesville will host a free concert series, Concerts at the Commons. Shows will take place from 7 to 10 pm on Saturday nights.
Eastside Summer Concerts
Fortville Farmers’ Market
Thursdays from 4-7 pm, May-September
Fortville Church of the Nazarene
In addition to fresh product, you can also enjoy special events and live music at the Fortville Farmers Market. Follow them on Facebook for more information about upcoming performances.
Fridays at the Fort Free Concert Series
Select Fridays from 6-9 pm, June 18 – Aug 27
Fort Ben Cultural Campus
Head to the new Fort Ben Cultural Campus for FREE concerts, a beer tent, food trucks, kids zone and more.
Fort Ben Farmers’ Market
Thursdays from 4-7 pm, June 3 – October 7
Lawrence Civic Plaza
Featuring a variety of fresh and prepared food product, the Fort Ben Farmers’ Market will also be partnering with local arts, music, nonprofits, and business to enrich the market experience and atmosphere for market-goers.
May – October
Free kids concerts select Wednesdays 5-7 pm
Free live Music Fridays at 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 & 4 pm.
Ticketed shows Fridays at 7 pm.
Southside Summer Concerts
Greenwood Park Mall Summer Concert Series
Thursdays at 6:30 pm., June & July
Greenwood Park Mall
Every Thursday this summer, Greenwood Park Mall will present a different artist or band, providing community members and families with entertainment all summer long. All performances will begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted online. Performances will take place near the outdoor fountain on the mall’s north side.
Greenwood Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series
Select Saturdays 7pm June-August
Back for its 12th year, the Amphitheater has been remade and is waiting to rock with you this summer! Oaken Barrel Brewing Co. and Mallow Run Winery will be there for your enjoyment. There will be some great food vendors on site as well. Feel free to bring your own refreshments as well—just no outside alcohol. The concerts are open seating, but special VIP seating is also available.
Mallow Run Winery Summer Concerts
Most Saturdays and Some Sundays, May 29 – Oct 10. Times Vary.
Mallow Run Winery
Mallow Run Winery invites you to enjoy Lively Saturday Evenings and Laid-back Sunday afternoons all summer long. The concert series will run every weekend. Most concerts are free.
Select Thursdays at 7pm
Art Sanctuary of Indiana
Bring your own seating and consider ordering carryout from a downtown eatery to enjoy. These all ages shows are free to attend.
Morgan County Farmers’ Market Association-Mooresville
Select Tuesdays from 3-7 pm
Mooresville Friends Church
Besides offering vegetables, fruits, eggs, baked goods and more, the Mooresville market often offers live music and special events.
Mooresville Parks Summer Concert Series
Select Fridays at 7 pm, May 21 – July 23
The Concert Series consists of seven concerts and are free to attend.
Shelbyville’s Music in the Park Concert Series
Select dates from 7-9 pm, June-September
Blue River Memorial Park
The free family-friendly concerts will include mix of legendary hits and headliners across a wide spectrum of genres. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the show.
Westside Summer Concerts
Brownsburg Park Summer Concert Series
Select dates at 5 pm, June-August
Grab your lawn chair or favorite blanket and head to Arbluckle Commons because summer is all about outdoor music. “Rock the Block” with food trucks, yard games, free family fun and of course music!
Danville Chamber Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8 am-Noon, May-September 4
The east side of Danville Square
The Danville Chamber Farmers Market for fresh fruits & vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, honey, jewelry, handmade soap and live music.
Evenings in Ellis Park
Select dates at 7:30 pm, June-August
Grab your favorite chair or a snuggly blanket and take the family to Evenings in Ellis Park. The series will host a combination for family friendly movie and live music.
We think you will find plenty of live music around the Indy area to enjoy this summer. If we missed one please send us a message!