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.
12th Annual Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, May 26 - July 21
Held on The Lawn at Clay Terrace in Carmel.
May 26: My Yellow Rickshaw
June 2: Dave & Rae
June 9: Big Rosco & The Hammers
June 16: Jambox
June 23: Country Summer
June 30: Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars
July 7: Endless Summer Band
July 14: Stella Luna & The Satellites
July 21: Toy Factory
Aug. 4: rain date
Midday at Midtown
Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 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.
Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo
Wednesdays, June 1 - Sept. 28
7 – 8:15 p.m.
Offering 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.
Keepin' It Live
Thursdays, June 16 - Sept. 99
6 – 8 p.m.
Keepin' It Live is a weekly outdoor concert (weather permitting) in The Yard at the Fishers District featuring a rotation of musical performers.
Various Dates, June - Sept.
Gates open at 6 p.m.
This popular summer music series at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre returns for 2022. Guests can pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy music under the stars on summer evenings.
June 24-25: Classical Favorites
July 1-4: Star-Spangled Symphony
July 8: Home Again: A Tribute to Carole King
July 9: Never Die Young: A Tribute to James Taylor
July 15-16: Broadway Under the Stars
July 22-23: John Williams Blockbusters
July 29: Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience
July 30: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of Abba
Aug. 5: Melissa Etheridge: One Way Out Tour
Aug. 6: Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John
Aug. 12: The Spinners
Aug. 13: Three Dog Night
Aug. 19: One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works
Aug. 20: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
Aug. 26: The Phil Collins Experience
Aug. 27: Master Blaster: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder
Sept. 2: Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute
Sept. 3: The Springsteen Experience: A Tribute to the Boss
Sept. 4: Here Come the Mummies
NPD AMP Concerts
Concerts start at 8 p.m. See Blue Fest schedule for performance times.
Ticketed concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
June 18: Houndmouth
July 16: Colony House with Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Aug. 5: Waxahatchee with Liam Kazar
Aug. 19: The Main Squeeze
Aug. 27: Lawrence
Sept. 2-3: 10th Annual Blues Fest
Tuesday Night Community Concerts
Tuesdays, June 7 – July 26
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 7: Cool City Band
June 14: Mike & Joe
June 21: White River Wind Symphony Orchestra
June 28: Dave & Rae
July 4: Fool House
July 12: The Big ’80s Tribute Band
July 19: My Yellow Rickshaw
July 26: Toy Factory
Wednesday Lunchtime Shows
Wednesdays, June 1 – July 27
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 1: Mr. Daniel*
June 8: Old Coyote Band
June 15: Jump & Hop*
June 22: Steve Fulton
June 29: Dorin*
July 6: Mr. Daniel*
July 13: Stevens Puppets*
July 20: Kyle Bledsoe
July 27: Stevens Puppets*
*Denotes children's entertainment.
Concerts at the Commons Tour
Various Saturdays, June 11 – Sept. 24
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. View a parking and trolley map.
June 11: Southern Accents (Tom Petty Tribute) / Opening Band: Groove Smash
June 25: REO Survivor (REO Speedwagon Tribute) / Opening Band: Aela
July 9: 16 Candles (80's Variety) / Opening Band: Roughouse
July 23: BritBeat (Beatles Tribute) / Opening Band: Rhino Down
Aug. 13: Motor City Revue (Motown Tribute) / Opening Band: BBI
Aug. 27: Nightrain (Guns N' Roses Tribute) / Opening Band: The Cosmic Situation
Sept. 10: The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute) / Opening Band: The Toons
Sept. 24: Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Band Tribute) / Opening Band: Sam King
Music & All That Jazz
First Fridays, July - October
Held on the Historic Noblesville Square.
Noblesville Summer Concert Tour
Thursdays, June 9 – July 21
Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual summer concert series lineup at Dillon Park, presented by STAR Financial Bank.
June 9: EndlessSummerBand
June 16: The Cosmic Situation
June 23: The Big 80’s Band
June 30: Jambox
July 7: Roughouse Indy
July 14: Toy Factory
July 21: Dave & Rae
Various Dates, May - Oct.
Named the World’s #1 Amphitheater in 2018 by Pollstar, Ruoff Music Center brings in big names every summer. The lineup for 2022 includes Brad Paisley, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and more.
Summer Concert Series
Saturdays, June 4 - July 23
12 - 2 p.m.
Enjoy music on the patio at Mercantile 37.
June 4 - Annabelle Wolfe
June 11 - Keith Rea
June 18 - Mike Snyder
June 25 - Booze Hounds
July 2 - Dale Bitner
July 9 - John Gilmore
July 16 - Andy Schomburg
July 23 - Malachi Jaggers
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Various Dates, June – August
Gates open at 6 p.m., shows start at 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person and kids 12 and under are free.
June 17: The Flying Toasters
June 24: Fleetwood Gold
July 1: Toy Factory
July 15: The Nauti Yachty's Feat. Josh Kaufman
July 22: Stella Luna and the Satellites
Aug. 5: 45 RPM
Various Thursdays, June – September
6 - 8 p.m.
June 2 - Valerie Phelps
July 7 - Lovesick Moan / The Auburns
Aug. 4 - BC & The Classic Bus
Sept. 1 - Cool City Band