Live music is back this summer, and that news is music to our ears. Find a full list of summer concerts and live music in Hamilton County, Indiana.


Midday at Midtown

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 1 – Oct. 28
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy your lunch or relax on the community chairs, benches, swings and green spaces while enjoying live music on the Main Stage in Midtown Plaza. On-street parking and garage parking is available free of charge. Follow Midtown Plaza on social media to see who will be the featured musician.

Music on the Monon

July 31 and Aug. 7
6 – 9 p.m.

Music on the Monon is a free evening concert series held at the Carmel Civic Square. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets, and bike racks will be provided for guests that prefer to pedal and park.

Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo

Wednesdays, June 2 – Sept. 29 (except June 30)
7 – 8:15 p.m.

The 2021 series offers 17 family-friendly concerts featuring a mix of pop, rock, jazz and country musical performances. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a picnic supper to enjoy this Carmel summer tradition. In case of rain or inclement weather, concerts will be canceled.

June 2: Flying Toasters
June 9: Rick K
June 16: Blair Clark
June 23: The Doo*
July 7: Duelranger
July 14: 45 RPM
July 21: Living Proof
July 28: The Bishops*
Aug. 4: My Yellow Rickshaw
Aug. 11: The Woomblies Rock Orchestra
Aug. 18: Country Summer
Aug. 25: Stella Luna & the Satellites
Sept. 1: Mix Tape
Sept. 8: Toy Factory
Sep. 15: The Nauti Yachtys
Sept. 22: Jai Baker Trio
Sept. 29: Endless Summer Band

*Includes performance by children’s favorite Ruditoonz at 6 p.m.


Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

Various Dates, June - Sept.

This popular summer music series at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre is back in 2021. Guests can pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy music under the stars on summer evenings.

June 25 and 27: Revolution: Music of the Beatles
July 2  – 4: Star-Spangled Symphony
July 9  – 10: Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
July 16  – 17: TBD
July 23 – 24: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
July 30  – 31: One Night of Queen: Performed by Gary Mullens & The Works
Aug. 6  – 7: The Temptations
Aug. 13: The Nauti Yachtys ftg. Josh Kaufman
Aug. 14: TBD
Aug. 20  – 21: Southern Accents: Music of Tom Petty
Aug. 27  – 28: Legendary Ladies of Soul
Sept. 3  – 4: Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago
Sept. 10  – 11: Who's Bad Music Presents: The Evolution of Pop

TTRG Fishers District Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 8 – Aug. 31
6 – 8 p.m.

TTRG Fishers District Concert Series is a weekly outdoor concert (weather permitting) in The Yard at the Fishers District featuring a rotation of musical performers.

Tuesday Night Community Concerts

Tuesdays, June 1 – July 27
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 1: Living Proof
June 8: Karma Band
June 15: Mike & Joe
June 22: The Midtown Mad Men
June 29: Cool City Band
July 6: The Nauti Yachtys
July 13: Henry Lee Summer
July 20: Country Summer
July 27: Toy Factory

Wednesday Lunchtime Shows

Wednesdays, June 2 – Aug. 25
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 2: Old Coyote Band
June 9: Mr. Daniel*
June 16: Stevens Puppets*
June 23: RudiToonz*
June 30: Mr. Daniel*
July 7: Annie's Jam*
July 14: Musical Conexion*
July 21: Kyle Bledsoe
July 28: Mr. Daniel*
August 4: Old Coyote Band
August 11: Stevens Puppets*
August 18: RudiToonz*
August 25: Annie's Jam*

*Denotes children's entertainment.


Federal Hill Commons Concerts

Various Saturdays, June – September
7 p.m.

Federal Hill Commons concerts will take place Saturdays at First Merchants Pavilion, where attendees of all ages are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy a concert in the park. Concerts are free to attend and an opening band will start at 7 pm.

June 12: The Wildflowers (Tom Petty Tribute) with opening band Roughhouse Band
June 26: Separate Ways (Journey Tribute) with opening band Fishers School of Rock
July 10: Motor City Revue (Motown Tribute) with opening band BBI
July 31: The Purple Madness (Prince Tribute) with opening band Groove Smash
Aug. 14: Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Band Tribute) with opening band Sam King
Aug. 28: 16 Candles (80's Tribute) with opening band Carmel School of Rock
Sept. 11: The Eagles Project (Eagles tribute) with opening band Alan Kaye & The Toons
Sept. 18: Aeromyth (Aerosmith Tribute) with opening band The Cosmic Situation

Noblesville Summer Concert Tour

Thursdays, June 10 – July 22
7 p.m.

Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual summer concert series lineup at Dillon Park, presented by STAR Bank.

June 10: Dave & Rae
June 17: Alan Kaye & The Toons
June 24: Jambox
July 1: Flying Toasters
July 8: The Cosmic Situation
July 15: Endless Summer Band
July 22: Parrots of the Caribbean

Ruoff Music Center

Various Dates, July - Oct.

Named the World’s #1 Amphitheater in 2018 by Pollstar, Ruoff Music Center brings in big names every summer. The lineup for 2021 includes Brad Paisley, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and more.

See the full 2021 Ruoff Home Music concert schedule.


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series presented by Ashlin Hadden Insurance

Various Dates, June – August
7 – 9:15 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person and kids 12 and under are free

June 11: Dave and Rae
June 18: Barometer Soup
July 9: 45 RPM
July 16: The Doo! Band
July 30: Stella Luna and the Satellites
Aug. 6: The Flying Toasters


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