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 2022 Concerts on the Canal series features a spectacular lineup of entertainers including Touch of Grass, 45 RPM, Everett Green and Trio, and Sizzlin’ Gregg Bacon.

Related Page: 2022 Summer Concert Series in Indianapolis

Concert Details

Concerts begin at 6 pm. Tables reservations can be made for a 4 or 8 person group. Tables will be sold as full tables and separate groups will not share tables. Single seats will not be available. Table reservations are available now. 

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.

Another FREE perk is the Indiana History Center is free on Thursdays during the summer concert season. 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.

2022 Concerts on the Canal Season Lineup 

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

June 2 – Touch of Grass, Bluegrass

June 9 – Doug Henthorn and the LLC, Classic Rock/Blues

June 16 – 45 RPM, British Invasion Rock n Roll

June 23 First Time Caller, Covers

June 30 – Cohen Rutkowski Mix, Jazz

July 7 – Everett Greene and Trio, Jazz

July 14 – Sizzlin’ Gregg Bacon, Smooth Jazz

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


Free seating is available on the grassy area on the Canal Walk. Tables for 8 are $80, $60 for members. Tables for 4 are $60, $40 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


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.

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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