Who's excited about attending live concerts in 2021? Announcements of performers that will be taking the stage in Morgan County have begun, and we've got all the info you need to plan your 2021 schedule of outdoor live music shows. As the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, events will continue to be held in areas with plenty of room for social distancing and venue capacities will be determined in compliance with all state and CDC recommendations. Each concert series listed below is planned to take place between May and October this year. Outdoor shows are more conducive to social distancing as spectators can spread out over a large distance, making them a safer alternative to indoor shows
All events will be subject to changing state and federal guidelines. This post will be updated with any changes as soon as they take place.
DRINK AT THE CREEK CONCERT SERIES
The Drink at the Creek Concert Series is back in 2021 and better than ever, with even more shows than previous years! This is becoming a popular signature event series for Martinsville's Cedar Creek Winery, Brew Co and Distillery. Admission to these shows ranges from $10 to $20 per person. There is no admission charge for children age 12 and under for these family-friendly performances. Adult beverages from Cedar Creek are served along with onsite food options. Be sure to bring your own seating as well as sunscreen and bug spray. A free shuttle is available from the overflow parking area at Hoosier Harvest Church. There's a show for just about every taste in this series, or if you like it all be sure to purchase a season pass! This year's Drink at the Creek Concert schedule is below.
May 15, 5 pm
Resurrection (Journey Tribute)
May 22, 5 pm
Thunderstruck (AC/DC Tribute)
May 29, 5 pm
Tastes Like Chicken
The Nace Brothers
June 5, 5 pm
Too Hype Crew
June 19, 5 pm
Gone 2 Paradise (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
The Unity Band
July 10, 5 pm
July 24, 5 pm
Henry Lee Summer
Mellencougar (John Mellencamp Tribute)
August 7, 5 pm
Absolute Queen (Queen Tribute)
August 28, 5 pm
The Chicago Experience
China Grove (Doobie Brothers Tribute)
September 4, 2 pm
Country Rockin' Blues Fest - Day 1
*$15 per person or $25 for two day pass
She Loves Horses (Tom Petty Tribute)
Benito Dibartoli Blues Band
The Classic Rock Experience
September 5, 2 pm
Country Rockin' Blues Fest - Day 2
Gene Deer & Gordon Bonham Blues Band
Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers Tribute)
Creedence Revived (CCR Tribute)
September 12, 5 pm
"Symphony at The Creek"
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra
September 18, 5 pm
The Woomblies Rock Orchestra
September 25, 5 pm
Kenny Live (Kenny Chesney Tribute)
October 2, 5 pm
"Cedar Creek Winery Anniversary Party"
The Big 80s
October 9, 5 pm
"90s Rock Night"
Pearl Jam Chicago (Pearl Jam Tribute)
Without U2 (U2 Tribute)
October 16, 5 pm
The Ultimate King of Pop Live Experience (Michael Jackson Tribute)
October 23, 5 pm
The Flying Toasters
MOORESVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Mooresville's annual free summer concert series is back! The series will continue to take place at Pioneer Park to allow additional space for additional social distancing. Shows are free and music begins at 7 pm. This fun and relaxed series will have refreshments available on site. There will be seven shows this year, ranging from May through July. Please bring your own seating, sunscreen and bug spray.
Big Rosco & The Hammers
Stella Luna & The Satellites
Tastes Like Chicken
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 adjacent to the Art Sanctuary of Indiana, located at the corner of Jefferson and Pike streets, just off the courthouse square. Food is available from downtown eateries and admission is free. Bring your own seating. Music begins at 7 pm; any onsite food and drink vendors open at 6 pm.
MORGAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CONCERTS
Concerts at the Morgan County Fairgrounds will return in 2021, though scheduling will be a bit earlier in the summer than in past years. Tickets will be available online. Ticket pricing and seating will be by section. Admission will range from $25 to $100 per person. Last year's setup in the midway area of the fairgrounds will be retained for 2021, giving concert goers a nice grassy area to enjoy. Concert dates will be Friday, June 25 for the country music show and Saturday, June 26 for the rock concert.
This year's country concert will feature popular musician Justin Moore! Opening for Justin on Friday evening will be Bigg Country and Split Rail. There will be three areas of festival seating, Platinum, Gold and Silver, for the Friday night country music show. 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. Bring your own seating. There will be concessions on site, including locally crafted beverages from Cedar Creek Winery and Cedar Creek Brew Co.
Saturday's rock concert will feature performances from four well known tribute bands - Panama, featuring the music of Van Halen; Freebird, featuring the music of Lynard Skynard; Heartache Tonight performing music from The Eagles; and The System, a Bob Seger tribute. Admission pricing for the rock concert will be $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. There will be concessions on site, including locally crafted beverages from Cedar Creek Winery and Cedar Creek Brew Co.
Attendees for either show 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 all current state regulations and recommendations on social distancing at that time.
June 25, 7 pm
June 26, 5 pm
CITY OF MARTINSVILLE 4th of JULY ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment for the City of Martinsville's annual Independence Day celebration at Jimmy Nash City Park will feature live music from seven performers. This is a free show. Entertainment will begin at 4 pm. The even plans to return to Jimmy Nash Park for both music and fireworks this year. Stay tuned for any updates as we get closer to summer. Food vendors will be available onsite; bring your own seating. Music will conclude prior to fireworks beginning at approximately 10 pm. For those who may wish to watch from a distance, fireworks are launched from the top of the large hill inside the park, so they should be visible from a variety of locations outside the park as well.
July 4th Entertainment
2 for the Show
Main Street Band
Cody Ikerd & The Sidewinders
Fireworks Show at Jimmy Nash City Park, 10 pm.