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Concerts on the Canal at the Indiana Historical Society

The Kruse Family Stardust Terrace at the History Center is the place to be on Thursday nights in downtown Indianapolis. The 2023 Concerts on the Canal series features a spectacular lineup of entertainers including The Beatless, Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, Groove Essential, and Pavel and Direct Contact.

Related Page: Summer Concert Series in Indianapolis

Concert Details

Concerts begin at 6 pm. You can reserve tables for a group of 4 or 8 people. Tables will be sold as full tables and separate groups will not share tables. Single seats will not be available. 

Concerts on the Canal
Concerts on the Canal

Free Things 

While reserved tables are available for purchase, sit along the canal and enjoy the music for FREE. Guests can bring their own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy areas along the Central Canal. *Please note that free seating is limited. 

Another FREE perk is that the Indiana History Center is free during the summer concert season on Thursdays. The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm.

Free parking at the History Center is on a first-come basis. Nearby street or garage parking is available for a fee.


2023 Concerts on the Canal Season Lineup 

All performances are from 6 to 8 p.m.
* Concert performers are subject to change without notice

concerts on the canalFree seating is available on the grassy knoll across the canal from the History Center.

RESERVATIONS

Free seating is available on the grassy area on Canal Walk. Tables for 8 are $90, $70 for members. Tables for 4 are $65, $45 for members.  Event reservations are valid for the date and/or event of issue; no rain checks will be permitted.

CLICK HERE to view the Stardust Terrace map/seating chart

CLICK HERE to reserve your tables

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

The Stardust Terrace Café, outdoor grill, and cash bar 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.

Upcoming Concerts:

June

202308jun6:00 pm8:00 amConcerts on the Canal: Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra6:00 pm - 8:00 am Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun

202315jun6:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts on the Canal: The Cool City Band6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun

202322jun6:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts on the Canal: Jennie DeVoe6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun

202329jun6:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts on the Canal: The Bishops6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun

July

202313jul6:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts on the Canal: Groove Essential6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun

202320jul6:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts on the Canal: Pavel and Direct Contact6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun

202327jul6:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts on the Canal: Deb Mullins6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Free,Summer Concert Series,Summer FunFilterFreeSeasonalSummer Concert Series,Summer Fun


About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization and Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programming. Normal operating hours for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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