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Indianapolis 2019 outdoor concerts

Outdoor concerts top our favorite summer events in Indianapolis. We are so fortunate to have amazing outdoor venues that draw in today’s hottest acts and the classic ones, too. Here’s the line up of outdoor concerts in the Indianapolis area this summer!

If you want to enjoy a wine slushie and a gorgeous outdoor venue, this summer concert series is for you! With monthly wine specials and great music, Easley Winery makes for a great summer night experience for family and friends.

June


1 -- Balwin 2 Baldwin

8 -- Brett Wiscons

15 -- Party of Two

22 -- Two For The Show

29 -- Island Breeze

July

6 -- Circle City Steel

13 -- Indiana Island Band

20 -- Random Harvest

27 -- Island Breeze

August 

3 -- Brett Wiscons

10 -- Tim Brickley

17 -- Circle City Steel

24 -- Kenny Kipp

These brief concerts and plays last only 40 mins and begin at 12:15 p.m. which makes this venue the perfect place to spend your lunch break! Bring your lunch and a friend and have an afternoon to brag about to co-workers while enjoying a sweet mid-day vignette at Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

June

12 -- Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

27 -- Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5

July

3 -- Patriotic Favorites

11 -- Broadway Hits

17 -- Russian Delights with Maya Kilburn

If you like an enormous outdoor concert venue, this is the place for you! This is the hottest summer concert venue in Indianapolis. Grab your tickets to see some of the biggest names in the music industry!

June

12 -- Dead & Company

 21--Thomas Rhett

 28 -- Dave Matthews Band

 29 -- Dave Matthews Band

July

 3 -- Blink-182 and Lil Wayne

 12 -- ALT 103.3 Birthday Bash featuring Dirty Heads and 311

 13 -- Chris Young

 14 -- DISRUPT Festival

 20 -- Brad Paisley

21 -- Train and Goo Goo Dolls

 23 -- Breaking Benjamin

 26 -- Wiz Khalifa

 27 -- Hammer's House Party Tour

August

4 -- Beck and Cage the Elephant

7 -- Heart

 9 -- Carlos Santana

11 -- Impractical Jokers featuring The Tenderloins

16 -- Slipknot

17 -- Hootie & the Blowfish

18--Luke Bryan

20 -- Korn and Alice in Chains

23 -- Jason Aldean

 24 -- Iron Maiden

 31 -- KISS

September

 14 -- Rascal Flatts

 20 -- Outlaw Music Festival ft. Willie Nelson

 21 -- Brantley Gilbert

If you're looking for the perfect venue to picnic with friends and enjoy a beautiful evening on a grassy oaisis, this is the venue for you! Big names this summer include Vampire Weekend, Jon Bellion, and more. Pack some food and a blanket and relax on this gorgeous 250 acre lot at White River State Park !

June

4 -- Rob Thomas Tour with special guest Abby Anderson 

 5 -- Aly & AJ with Armors

 7 -- Vampire Weekend

 11 -- REO Speedwagon with Sister Hazel

 16 -- Young The Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums with COIN
 
 21 -- 99.5 WZPL Birthday Bash with Why Don’t We, Ava Max, Bryce Vine, FLETCHER

 23 -- Gov’t Mule

 26 -- The National with Courtney Barnett

 29 -- Kidz Bop Live

 30 -- WOLT Presents: Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot

July

24 -- Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels of Soul Tour with Blackberry Smoke/Shovels & Rope

26 -- WTTS Rock On The River: The Flaming Lips with The Claypool Delirium

30 -- Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour with American Authors and Rozzi

31 -- moe. & Blues Traveler with G. Love

August

 2 -- Jon Bellion: The Glory Sound Prep Tour with Marc E. Bassy and Lawrence

 6 -- Gary Clark Jr.

9 -- Beast Coast: Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight & Nyck Caution

10 -- Ben Folds & Violent Femmes

16 --Judah and The Lion

17 -- Skillet & Sevendust with Pop Evil and Devour The Day

18 -- JJ Grey & Mofro with Jonny Lang

21 -- Papa Roach with Asking Alexandrea and Bad Wolves

24 -- Umphrey’s McGee with SunSquabi

29 -- Weird Al Yankovic

This summer concert series is the best way to spend a Wednesday night in Indy! These free events begin at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July. They play classics and throwbacks, so prepare for some nostalgia with a cold drink in hand at the Eiteljorg Museum's outdoor venue.

June


5 – The Sawyer Family Band (Western Swing)

12 – Midtown Mad Men (50s & 60s Rock and Roll

19 – Son of Hweeldi (Resistance Rock)

26 – DysFUNKtion Brass (Brass)

July

3 – Alan Kaye and The Toons (Rock and Roll)

10 – Nu-Blu (Bluegrass, Americana)

17 – James Weston (Blues, Folk) – museum member night

24 – Rob Dixon Quartet (Jazz)

31 – Luciano Antonio Trio (Brazilian Jazz, in partnership with Indiana Partners of the Americas)


Step through time into a classic German biergarten at the Rathskeller's Athenaeum. Drink German lagers and enjoy an array of music at this gorgeous hidden treasure behind the Rathskeller restaurant.  Prost!

June

6 – Daniel Bonte

7 – Nick Crook & The Woomblies Rock Orchestra

8 – Full Moon Dogs & The Elect

13 – Harper

14 – The Doo!

15 – Gene Deer Band

19 – The Why Store

20 – Carolina Story & Bob Schneider

21 – Polka Boy

22 – The Outer Vibe

26 – The Elect Unplugged

 27 – Vinyl Richie

28 – The Flying Toasters

29 – Stella Luna

July

4 – The Doo!

5 – Jukebox Luke

6 – Jennie DeVoe

12 – Clayton Anderson

13 – Gene Deer & Gordon Bonham

17 - Preachervan

18 – Preachervan

 19 – The Woomblies

 20 – Flow Tribe

 25 – Maddie & The Roadies

26 – Woomblies Rock Orchestra

27 – Rods & Cones

 31 – The Elect Unplugged

August

2 – Lloyd Dobler Effect

3 – Lloyd Dobler Effect

9 – Wyland

9 – My Yellow Rickshaw

10 – The Elect

 16 – Polka Boy

17 – Jennie DeVoe

21 – Full Moon Dogs

23 – The Doo!

24 – The Woomblies

28 – The Elect Unplugged

30 – The Flying Toasters

31 – Stella Luna

You can’t miss these free outdoor concerts held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 1 Civic Square in Carmel! Hosted by the Carmel Fountain Square Committee, these concerts have a goal of bringing families together and enjoying a mid-week break in the gorgeous city of Carmel.

June

5 – The Flying Toasters

12 – Blair Clark

19 – Naptown Royals

26 – My Yellow Rickshaw

July

10 -- Blue River Band

17 – 45RPM

24 – Parrots of the Caribbean

31 – The Bishops

August

7 – Alan Kaye & the Toons

14 – Stella Luna & the Satellites

21 – The Woomblies Rock Orchestra

28 – Soul Street

September

4 – Mix Tape

11 – Mike & Joe

18 – Country Summer

25 – Endless Summer Band

 

Spend your Thursday nights soaking in music from Indianapolis's favorite local bands at Clay Terrace from 6-9 p.m.! Grab a blanket to sprawl on and relax at this intimate outdoor venue! 

June

6—Living Proof

13 – Stella Luna & The Satellites

20 – Dave & Rae

27 – Endless Summer Band (ESB)

July

3 – The Doo!

11 – Groove Smash

18 – Dwight Lightening and the Conch City All-Stars

25 – My Yellow Rickshaw

August

1 – Toy Factory

 

This wonderful cultural center puts on a great show every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. during the summer. If you're looking for a laid back evening with a friend or loved one, head to Indiana Historical Society Concerts on the Canal. You can sit near the actual stage or bring a chair and a blanket and sit on the hill overlooking the canal. 

June

6 – Rob Dixon

13 – Living Proof

19 – Dragtivism

20 – Deb Mullins

27 – Groove Essential

July

4 – Soul Deep

11 – The Bishops

18 – Gordon Bonham




If you're looking for a sprawling outdoor venue this summer, head over to Fisher’s Nickel Plate District Amphitheater for their annual Summer Concert Series! They play everything from classics to contemporary music, making this venue great for all age groups! Check out their evening concerts on Tuesdays and Fridays and their special Wednesday afternoon concerts! 

Tuesdays in June & July | 7-9 p.m.

June

4 -- My Yellow Rickshaw with special guest Shiver & the Shakes sponsored by Heritage Christian School & Primrose School

11 -- Endless Summer Band sponsored by Boomerang Development

18 -- The Doo sponsored by Citizens State Bank

25 -- Karma with special guest Fishers Music Works' Mudsock Jazz Combo

July

2 -- The Bishops

9 -- Parrots of the Caribbean with special guests The Islanders sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans

16 -- Dave & Rae sponsored by Cathedral High School & The Goddard School

Fridays, June - August | 8 -10 p.m.

June

7 -- B105.7 presents 80's At The AMP with E5c4p3: The Journey Tribute Band

14 -- The PettyBreakers

21 -- Mike & Joe

28 -- Spark!Fishers Concert - more details coming soon!

July

5 -- Sounds of Summer: The Music of the Beach Boys

12 -- Jennie DeVoe

19 -- Dark Desert Eagles

26 -- Such a Night: Recreating the Music of the Band's Last Waltz

August

9  -- The Woomblies Rock Orchestra

9 -- A 92.3 WTTS Presents Show 

16 -- Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd with special guest Phil Pierle

23 -- The Travelin' McCourys with special guest Fishers Music Works' Fishers Switch Vibe

30 and 31 -- Fishers Blues Fest

Wednesdays, June  – August | Noon – 1 p.m.

June

5 -- Kelly Isenhower

12 -- Mr. Daniel

19 -- Phil Pierle

26 -- Mr. Mystic the Magician

July

3 -- Tim & Jay

10 -- Mark & Max

17 -- Kyle Bledsoe

24 -- Paul's Father Goose & Music Show

31 -- Kelly Isenhower

August

7 -- Stephen's Puppets presents Goldilocks & the Three Bears

14 -- Phil Pierle

21 -- Mr. Daniel

28 -- Tim & Jay

Do you have a favorite venue? Tell us about your most epic concert experience in the comment section below!

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Indianapolis Realtor Kristie SmithAbout the Author
Kristie Smith
Kristie Smith is the founder and CEO of the Indy Homes Real Estate Team. She is a REALTOR, and is one of the most recognized and accomplished Indiana real estate agents. Ranked among Central Indiana's top 10 real estate teams, the Indy Homes Team specializes in relocating families moving to the Indy area, as well as Helping People on the Move locally in Indy.


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