Things are constantly changing amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Lately, you've probably been hearing talk about reopening things on a state by state basis after statewide stay at home orders caused the cancellation of many spring events. Indiana's five phase plan, Back on Track Indiana, can be found online for details on what to expect, and when. Local event planners are taking a cautiously optimistic stance regarding the possibility of summer and fall events still taking place later this year, though nothing is guaranteed. We appreciate all the hard work of these event organizers as they scramble to make sense of delays and potential changes to their events.

Of course, we'll all have to continue monitoring the situation, with a close eye on when it's safe to gather in large numbers, before definitive decisions can be made, but we have received a recent update from the organizers of some of the area's most popular live music events. Here's what we know so far about upcoming summer concerts scheduled for 2020 in Morgan County. These are tentative schedule changes and will continue to develop over time as things change. We will update with any additional information or changes as we get them. (Last update made May 27, 2020.)

 

DRINK AT THE CREEK CONCERTS

At this time, the Drink at the Creek Concert Series has been delayed and is tentatively planned to kick off in July. This popular outdoor summer concert series at Cedar Creek Winery, Brew Co and Distillery is quickly becoming a staple of Morgan County summer fun. Admission is $10 per person, unless otherwise noted. No admission charge for children age 12 and under. The tentative updated schedule will kick off on July 11 and run through October with the following shows. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks. 

July 11, 5 pm
JAMBOX & Toy Factory

July 18, 5 pm
The Flying Toasters & Combonation

July 25, 5 pm
Shagadelics & Living Proof

August 8, 5 pm
The Woomblies Rock Orchestra & The Dynamics

August 22, 5 pm
Gone 2 Paradise & Kenny Kipp Island Party

August 29, 5 pm
Tastes Like Chicken & The Nace Brothers

September 5, 2 pm
Country Rockin' Blues Fest - Day 1

*$15 per person or $25 for two day pass
She Loves Horses (Tom Petty Tribute)
Gene Deer Blues Band
BIGG COUNTRY
Jennie DeVoe
Henry Lee Summer​

September 6, 2 pm
Country Rockin' Blues Fest - Day 2

*$15 per person
Virtue
Pure Country
Gordon Bonham Blues Band
China Grove (Doobie Brothers Tribute)
7 Bridges, The Ultimate Eagles Experience

September 12, 5 pm
*$15 per person in advance; $20 at the gate
The Ultimate Aldean & Luke Bryan Tribute
Split Rail

September 19, 5 pm
*$15 per person in advance; $20 at the gate
Purple Veins (Prince Tribute) & Soul Street

October 3, 5 pm
The Nauti Yachtys & Groove Smash

October 10, 5 pm
*$15 per person in advance; $20 at the gate
Resurrection (Journey Tribute) & Fancy Sauce

October 17, 5 pm
*$15 per person in advance; $20 at the gate
Beatles vs Stones & 45 RPM

October 24, 5 pm
Halloween Party!

*$15 per person in advance; $20 at the gate 
Hairbangers Ball & The Big 80's

 

MOORESVILLE BICENTENNIAL PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

The relatively new Bicentennial Park in downtown Mooresville, located at Main and Indiana Streets, has become a popular venue for their annual summer concert series. Shows are free and music begins at 7:30 pm. Bring your own seating. This event's revised schedule delays concerts until July and adds two additional dates August and September. Note the later start time for the September Show.

July 10
BIGG COUNTRY & Main Street Band

July 17
Blue River & The Phil Pierle Trio

July 24
The Doo! Band

August 7
Tastes Like Chicken

September 26
*Earlier Start Time of 6 pm
Cruise Control

 

CITY OF MARTINSVILLE 4th of JULY ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment for the City of Martinsville's annual Independence Day celebration at Jimmy Nash City Park is still on schedule at this time. Watch for updates should that change as we move forward into summer. This is a free show. Entertainment begins at 3 pm with fireworks following at 10 pm. Food vendors will be available onsite; bring your own seating. Attendees are asked to practice appropriate social distancing at this event. 

July 4
Rockin' Horse
2 For the Show
Miah Ferran
Main Street
Pure Country
Split Rail
BIGG COUNTRY
Fireworks Show

 

TOWN OF MOORESVILLE 4th of JULY FIREWORKS

The Town of Mooresville has elected not to have their traditional public gathering prior to fireworks at Pioneer Park this year. There will be no live entertainment or food vendors. There will, however be a fireworks show that will be visible from around town. The public is asked not to gather in large crowds for this show.

 

CITY OF MARTINSVILLE DOWNTOWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

This year's downtown summer concert series in Martinsville will feature four free live music events. Concerts are held on the lawn at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana, located at the corner of Jefferson and Pike streets, just off the courthouse square. Food vendors are onsite and admission is free. Bring your own seating. Currently, the series' revised scheduled will offer four concerts in July. Music begins at 7 pm; food vendors open at 6 pm. Attendees are asked to practice appropriate social distancing at these events.

July 9
Country Summer

July 16
Carl Storie Band

July 23
Back in the Day

July 30
Rosco & The Hammers 

 

MORGAN COUNTY FAIR CONCERTS

Concerts at the Morgan County Fairgrounds featuring Trace Adkins on Friday, July 31 and several widely known rock tribute bands on Saturday, Aug. 3 are still expected to take place as scheduled. Tickets will go on sale May 30 for these two shows beginning at 9 am at Ray Skillman Ford in Martinsville and will also be available online after Noon on that date. Ticket pricing and seating are subject to change as additional guidelines are released from the state for live music events. As of now, these concerts have been moved from the grandstand to the midway area of the fairgrounds.

There will be three areas of festival seating, Platinum, Gold and Silver, for the Trace Adkins show. Ticket prices for the Trace Adkins show are $100 per person ($110 day of show) for Platinum level seating, $50 per person ($60 day of show) for Gold level seating and and $25 per person ($35 day of show) for Silver level seating. Gates will open for Platinum level seating at 5:30 pm; for Gold level seating at 5:45 pm and for Silver level seating at 6 pm. Music begins at 7 pm.

Expected pricing for the rock concert is $20 per person in advance or $25 the day of the show. There is no admission charge for children age 12 and under. The rock show is festival seating without sections. Music begins at 5 pm.  

Attendees are asked to bring their own seating (either foldable chairs or blankets). The area is grassy and there will be plenty of space for social distancing within each section. Attendees are asked to abide by current state regulations and recommendations on social distancing at that time.  

July 31, 7 pm
Trace Adkins
BIGG COUNTRY
Jake Dodds

August 1, 5 pm
Resurrection (Journey Tribute)
Thunderstruck (AC/DC Tribute)
Bebe Le Strange (The Ultimate Tribute to Heart)
Dave Fleppard (Def Leppard Tribute)

 

***Special note on the Morgan County Fair*** 
The non-4-H portion of the Morgan County Fair has been canceled for 2020. Arrangements will be made for 4-H competitions. Watch for additional details on those competitions from the Morgan County Fair Board. The Morgan County Fair Concerts are produced by RD Productions using the Morgan County Fair as a venue only. Plans for the concerts have been approved by the Morgan County Health Department and the Indiana Governor's Office for the safety of all attendees. Again, attendees are asked to observe all related recommendations on social distancing in effect at that time.