Summer Concerts | Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas

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

The Market at Hague (AKA Binford Farmers Market)

Saturdays from 8 am-Noon, May-October
Northview Church

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

Select Fridays at 7 pm, June 7-August 23
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, May 29 through August 14
Eagle Creek Park Marina

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 Marina. Both “In Concert with Nature” and “Jazz on the Point” 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.

Summer Concert Series at the Eiteljorg

Wednesdays at 6 pm, June-July
The Eiteljorg

Back for a fifth season, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Summer Under The Sails Concert Series is a great way to get through that mid-week slump. So bring a friend, grab a bite from the museum café and enjoy live music under The Sails. The museum is open until 8 pm on concert nights, with free admission into the building starting at 5 pm for guests to come and go during performances. Parking is always FREE, as spaces are available in the White River State Park underground parking garage.

Orchestra in the Park

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm
Ellenberger Park

Bring your dinner, folding chairs, and blankets for an evening of fun and beautiful music in the fresh summertime air at Ellenberger Park! Join ISO Associate Conductor Jacob Joyce as he leads the ISO through Copland’s Outdoor Overture, Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, and more!

Garfield Park Farmers’ Market

Saturdays from 9 am-12:30 pm May-October
Garfield Park

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 29 from 4-9 pm
Behind the Garfield Park Arts Center

The 2nd 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 forty 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

Most Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, June 5-August 1
MacAllister Ampitheatre at Garfield Park

Enjoy free summer concert pops series at the MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park.

Holliday Park Summer Concerts Series

Select Thursdays and Saturdays, June 6-September 5
Holliday Park

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and head to Holliday Park for a free evening of family fun! No registration required.

Friends of Irving Circle Free Summer Concerts

Select Saturday nights at 7 pm, June through September
Irving Circle Park

Bring the family and enjoy one of the most beloved Irvington events of the year… the free summer concert series. Concerts are select Saturday nights at 7 pm.

Irvington Garden Club and Farmers Market

The second Sunday of the month from Noon-3 pm, June-October
Ellenberger Park

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.

Tarkington Park Fest 2019

June 1 from 8 am-11 pm
Tarkington Park

All midtown neighbors are invited to come and experience a day long festival of fun put on by neighbors for neighbors. The splash pad will be open, the stage will be poppin’, the food will be delicious (and local), and the cherry on top will be the movie in the park at sundown.

Griot Drum Ensemble at Tarkington Park

July 9, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Tarkington Park Performance Pavilion

Join Tarkington Park to experience the rhythms in West African music and dance and hear stories from West African culture as told by the Griot Drum Ensemble. Participants will hear different drum segments and will learn patterns and the origins of instruments as well as some Swahili language and dance steps. This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Blues and Jazz in the Park

Select Sundays at 5 pm, May-September
Watkins Park

Indy Parks presents the Watkins Park concert series: Blues & Jazz in the Park. (This year with two acts per show!) Bring a seat, your friends and family, and enjoy free music in the park.

Concerts on the Canal

Thursdays at 6 pm, May 30-July 18
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
Carmel Gazebo

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-August
Cool Creek Nature Center

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of the Cool Creek Summer Concert Series! 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 4-October 26
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.

Fishers Concerts
Tuesdays from 7-9 pm, June-July
Wednesdays at 1 pm, June-August

Fridays from 8-10 pm, June 7-August 23
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.

Zionsville Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8-11 am, Mother’s Day-September
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, April-September
Whitestown Municiple 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.

Saxony’s Concerts in the Park

Select Dates from 7-9:30 pm, June-August
Witten Park

Enjoy a night of dancing and fun at Saxony’s Concert in the Park. There will be food trucks, or you can bring your own refreshments to enjoy.

Noblesville Free Summer Concert Series

Thursdays from 7-9 pm, June-July (excluding July 4)
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, May-September
First Merchants Pavilion

In its third season at First Merchants Pavilion, Noblesville will, host two different free concert series, Concerts at the Commons Tour and Tribute Tour. Shows in each series will take place from 7 to 10 pm on Saturday nights.

Music on the Monon

Select Saturdays from 6-9 pm, June-August
Center Green, Carmel 

Music on the Monon kicks off Saturday, June 1 and continues with five additional performances throughout June, July and August. The 2019 series will be located at Center Green and visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blanket to sit on.

Easthside 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, May-August
Lawrence Civic Plaza

Head to the Lawrence Civic Plaza for 6 FREE concerts, a beer tent, food trucks, kids zone and more.

Fort Ben Farmers’ Market

Thursdays from 4-7 pm, June 6-October 3
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.

Southside Summer Concerts


Bargarsville Summer Concerts

Select Fridays from 7-10 pm
Bargarsville Town Hall

The Town of Bargarsville is bringing back another fun, free summer concert series. Admission is always free, and each event will host local food vendors for your refreshments. Plus, kids will love the bounce house.

Greenwood Park Mall Summer Concert Series

Thursdays at 6:30 pm., June 6-August 1
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, June-August
Greenwood Amphitheater

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 25-September 22. 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 beginning Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 22. Most concerts are free.

Morgan County Farmers’ Market Association-Mooresville

Select Tuesdays from 3-6 pm, starting May 7
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 Saturdays at 7 pm, June-September
Bicentennial Park

The Mooresville Park District will be hosting the 2019 Citizens Bank Summer Concert Series at Bicentennial Park. The Concert Series consists of nine concerts and will kick off at the Mooresville Downtown Block Party on June 8.

Shelbyville’s Music in the Park Concert Series

Select dates from 6-9 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
Arbluckle Acres Park

Grab your lawn chair or favorite blanket and head to Arbluckle Park because summer is all about outdoor music.

Danville Chamber Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8 am-Noon, May-September
The west side of the Hendricks County Courthouse

Join 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
Ellis Park

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.

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