Every Indianapolis Outdoor Concert to See This Summer
The warm weather is here, which means it’s time to get outside for barbecues, drinks, races, and concerts. Whether it’s hip-hop, alternative rock, or country, you’ll find it at Indianapolis’ myriad outdoor festivals and venues. With so many options to choose from, we curated this list of the best upcoming shows to help you plan your summer music calendar.
This country singer-songwriter has had a charmed musical career for a guy who originally planned to play pro football.
The current master of Auto-Tune (no offense, T-Pain) brings his “Nobody Safe Tour” to town, with Migos, Tory Lanez, and Zoey Dollaz supporting.
The music at this all-day wine festival includes local singer/songwriter Jennie DeVoe, who really should be a much bigger deal nationally.
Lewis may be old news, but opener Jamie Kent is a fresh country voice.
The indie rock stalwarts are joined by the up-and-coming Saskatchewan folk duo Kacy and Clayton.
The chart-topping, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is here in support 2017’s acclaimed From A Room: Volume 1.
Jam with The Revivalists, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the Marcus King Band.
They’ve been around forever, but they still bring the house down with “Photograph” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
Dispatch built a cult following thanks to the Napster era, and the fans still keep turning out en masse.
The band is supporting its 10th album, A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat.
Get ready for an evening of hip-hop and reggae fusion.
The award-winning country group is back with enough hits to fill a pickup.
The hip-hop masters bring their “Against All Odds” tour to indy following their latest collaboration, “Top Looking Down.”
Third Eye Blind soundtracked a ‘90s summer with “Semi-Charmed Life,” which is probably why this is called “Summer Gods Tour.”
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performs the Star Wars score and a bunch of other of soundtrack favorites.
This Grammy-winning blues act is joined by Hot Tuna, the duo featuring former Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.
Spend the day with GWAR, Anti-Flag, Bad Omens, Silent Planet, Knocked Loose, and dozens more.
The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer headline two nights of pre-Brickyard 400 shows.
Come see one of country music’s most prolific hit makers when he comes to town as part of his “What the Hell Tour.”
South Bend’s favorite jam band brings its improvisational sets and open taping policy to Indy.
Old-school stadium rock, with special guest Asia.
“The Last Hot Night in America” is probably the best name for a summer tour this year.
Stone Sour and Yelawolf support on the oddly named “Serenity of Summer” tour.
The alt-rock acts are still going strong after a couple decades.
From “The Safety Dance
” to “I Melt With You
,” this show will deliver plenty of ‘80s hits with a lineup of Howard Jones, The English Beat, Paul Young, Men Without Hats, Katrina, and Modern English.
A blast of country from the young stars in the middle of the city.
The “Revolution Come … Revolution Go Tour” visits Indy with some political-minded jams.
Logic’s supporting his critically acclaimed album, Everybody, with Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo opening.
When you play guitar this well, you get all the girls.
The Lips know how to put on a show. Be prepared for lots of costumes, confetti, and plenty of special effects.
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Sam Stall lives and writes in Indianapolis. Look for him at the July 22 Umphrey’s McGee show.