Indy and surrounding areas are gearing up for another round of free concerts. Grab your picnic blanket, lawn chairs, a cooler of drinks and snacks for the kids, and enjoy evenings of music, entertainment and old-fashioned neighborly get-togethers. Here is where you can find a concert near you.
Indy Parks is knocking it out of the park with the number of free and inexpensive concerts they are offering all summer long. You can view the complete list HERE. The Pops Series on Wednesdays at Garfield Park begin at 7 p.m. and feature artists such as the Greenwood Community Band, Pride of Indy Concert Band and Swing Shift Indy. Also at Garfield Park, Alt Indy Series is every Thursday at 7 p.m., featuring bands like Fern Murphy, Audiodacity and Huckleberry Funk.
Eagle Creek Park hosts In Concert with Nature and Jazz at the Beach on rotating Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hear from The Honey Dewdrops, New Augusta Bluegrass Band, Christopher Pitts Trio and Amanda Gardier Quartet, among others.
The Freedom Series at Martin Luther King Jr Park is on Fridays at 7 p.m., and the Original Music Series held at Broad Ripple Park will also be held on Fridays at 7 p.m.
In addition to all the free concerts offered around Indy, there will be a few ticketed events. Visit www.gpacarts.org for a full schedule of events.
The concerts outside of Indiana Historical Society offer beautiful scenery with free seating in the grassy areas along the Canal Walk. Concerts are at 6 p.m. each Thursday in July.
July 1: Cool City Band with Laney Wilson and Troy Thomas Jr.
July 8: Midtown ManMen
July 15: Hopkins and Miller
July 22: Tad Robinson
July 29: Brenda Williams
Fishers is offering concerts at a variety of time, for those that can’t make it mid-week or on weekends. Their series offers opportunities on Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings and a Wednesday lunchtime event.
Tuesday evening concerts are 7 to 9 p.m. and feature Cool City Band, Henry Lee Summer and Toy Factory. Friday evening concerts begin at 8 p.m. and feature tribute nights from Tom Petty hits to Beatles classics. From noon to 1 p.m. you can catch the lunchtime series on Wed. featuring special children’s entertainment, including Mr. Daniel, Annie’s Jam and Stevens Puppets, to name a few.
There will be a food court available and an adult beverage station. Ticket cost is $10 per adult, 21 and over.
June 19: Cornfield Mafia at 7 p.m.
July 17: Jennie DeVoe at 7 p.m.
Aug. 21: Hunter & Girton at 7 p.m.
Sept. 18: Levi Riggs at 7 p.m.
Every Thursday at 7 p.m., visitors can catch some free tunes at Noblesville’s Dillon Park, including The Flying Toasters on July 1, Endless Summer Band on July 15 and Parrots of the Caribbean on July 22.