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Summer Concerts: A Look at Live Music in Indiana This Summer

Summer Concerts: A Look at Live Music In Hamilton County, Indiana This Summer

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Summer Concert Locations in Hamilton County, Indiana

Live music is finally back this summer, which is good news for everyone. Find out the full schedule for live music and outdoor performances in Hamilton County, Indiana.


Keepin' It Live

Thursdays, June 16 – Sept. 99

6 – 8 p.m.

A variety of musical artists play in the weekly outdoor concert series Keepin' It Live in The Yard at the Fishers District, weather permitting.

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

Various Dates, June – Sept.

Gates open at 6 p.m.

This popular summer music series at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre returns for 2022. Guests can pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy music under the stars on summer evenings.

June 24-25: Classical Favorites

July 1-4: Star-Spangled Symphony

July 8: Home Again: A Tribute to Carole King

July 9: Never Die Young: A Tribute to James Taylor

July 15-16: Broadway Under the Stars

July 22-23: John Williams Blockbusters

July 29: Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience

July 30: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of Abba

Aug. 5: Melissa Etheridge: One Way Out Tour

Aug. 6: Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John

Aug. 12: The Spinners

Aug. 13: Three Dog Night

Aug. 19: One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works

Aug. 20: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

Aug. 26: The Phil Collins Experience

Aug. 27: Master Blaster: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Sept. 2: Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute

Sept. 3: The Springsteen Experience: A Tribute to the Boss

Sept. 4: Here Come the Mummies


NPD AMP Concerts

Concerts start at 8 p.m. See Blue Fest schedule for performance times.

Ticketed concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

June 18: Houndmouth

July 16: Colony House with Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Aug. 5: Waxahatchee with Liam Kazar

Aug. 19: The Main Squeeze

Aug. 27: Lawrence

Sept. 2-3: 10th Annual Blues Fest

Tuesday Night Community Concerts

Tuesdays, June 7 – July 26

7 – 9 p.m.

Tuesday Night Community Concerts, presented by IU Health Saxony, features weekly shows from local and regional bands and performers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.

June 7: Cool City Band

June 14: Mike & Joe

June 21: White River Wind Symphony Orchestra

June 28: Dave & Rae

July 4: Fool House

July 12: The Big ’80s Tribute Band

July 19: My Yellow Rickshaw

July 26: Toy Factory


Wednesday Lunchtime Shows

Wednesdays, June 1 – July 27

12 – 1 p.m.

The sounds of summer return with free lunchtime concerts and shows on the Central Green in front of Fishers City Hall. Bring your lunch, and enjoy a break from the workday. Back by popular demand, there is music for all ages this year, rotating between local singers/songwriters and popular children’s performers.

June 1: Mr. Daniel*

June 8: Old Coyote Band

June 15: Jump & Hop*

June 22: Steve Fulton

June 29: Dorin*

July 6: Mr. Daniel*

July 13: Stevens Puppets*

July 20: Kyle Bledsoe

July 27: Stevens Puppets*

*Denotes children's entertainment.


12th Annual Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, May 26 – July 21

6-9 p.m.

Held on The Lawn at Clay Terrace in Carmel.

May 26: My Yellow Rickshaw

June 2: Dave & Rae

June 9: Big Rosco & The Hammers

June 16: Jambox 

June 23: Country Summer

June 30: Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars

July 7: Endless Summer Band

July 14: Stella Luna & The Satellites

July 21: Toy Factory

Aug. 4: rain date


Midday at Midtown

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 – Oct. 28

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy your lunch while listening to live music on the Main Stage in Midtown Plaza, or simply unwind on one of the communal chairs, benches, swings, or green spots. Free parking is offered in garages and on the street. To find out which musician will be the featured one, follow Midtown Plaza on social media.


Summer Concert Series at the Gazebo

Wednesdays, June 1 – Sept. 28

7 – 8:15 p.m.

Providing concerts that are appropriate for the whole group and include pop, rock, jazz, and country music. It's a Carmel summer tradition, so guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Concerts will be postponed or canceled in the event of rain or bad weather.


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series 

Various Dates, June – August

Gates open at 6 p.m., shows start at 7 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person and kids 12 and under are free.

June 17: The Flying Toasters

June 24: Fleetwood Gold

July 1: Toy Factory

July 15: The Nauti Yachty's Feat. Josh Kaufman

July 22: Stella Luna and the Satellites

Aug. 5: 45 RPM


Market Concerts

Various Thursdays, June – September

6 – 8 p.m.

June 2 – Valerie Phelps

July 7 – Lovesick Moan / The Auburns

Aug. 4 – BC & The Classic Bus

Sept. 1 – Cool City Band


Concerts at the Commons Tour

Various Saturdays, June 11 – Sept. 24

7 p.m.

The First Merchants Pavilion will host Federal Hill Commons performances on Saturdays. All ages are welcome to attend, and chairs and blankets are encouraged. The opening act will begin playing at 7 o'clock, and concerts are free to attend. View a map of the trolley and parking.

June 11: Southern Accents (Tom Petty Tribute) / Opening Band: Groove Smash

June 25: REO Survivor (REO Speedwagon Tribute) / Opening Band: Aela

July 9: 16 Candles (80's Variety) / Opening Band: Roughouse

July 23: BritBeat (Beatles Tribute) / Opening Band: Rhino Down

Aug. 13: Motor City Revue (Motown Tribute) / Opening Band: BBI

Aug. 27: Nightrain (Guns N' Roses Tribute) / Opening Band: The Cosmic Situation 

Sept. 10: The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute) / Opening Band: The Toons

Sept. 24: Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Band Tribute) / Opening Band: Sam King


Music & All That Jazz

First Fridays, July – October

7-9 p.m.

Held on the Historic Noblesville Square.

July 1

Aug. 5

Sept. 2nd

Oct. 7


Noblesville Summer Concert Tour

Thursdays, June 9 – July 21

7 p.m.

The STAR Financial Bank presents the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department's annual summer concert series in Dillon Park.

June 9: EndlessSummerBand

June 16: The Cosmic Situation

June 23: The Big 80’s Band

June 30: Jambox

July 7: Roughouse Indy

July 14: Toy Factory

July 21: Dave & Rae


Ruoff Music Center

Various Dates, May – Oct.

Ruoff Music Center, which Pollstar named the World's #1 Amphitheater in 2018, hosts notable performances every summer. Brad Paisley, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and more are on the 2022 schedule.


Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June 4 – July 23

12 – 2 p.m.

Enjoy music on the patio at Mercantile 37.

June 4 – Annabelle Wolfe

June 11 – Keith Rea

June 18 – Mike Snyder

June 25 – Booze Hounds

July 2 – Dale Bitner

July 9 – John Gilmore

July 16 – Andy Schomburg

July 23 – Malachi Jaggers

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