Who's excited about attending live concerts in 2023? Announcements of performers that will be taking the stage in Morgan County have all taken place for major show and we've got all the info you need to plan your 2023 schedule of outdoor live music shows. Each concert series listed below is planned to take place between May and October this year. Several are free, but even those with admission charges are affordable and very family friendly, with kids age 12 and under free for most shows!
All events are subject to changes. 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 2023 and better than ever! This is becoming a popular signature event series for Martinsville's Cedar Creek Winery, Brew Co and Distillery, which provides a gorgeous setting complete with locally-crafted beverages and on-site food service. Admission to these shows is $15 per person in advance and $20 at the gate. 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 from both Cedar Creek's Eatery and a popular local food truck.
Performers are often well known nationally touring tribute bands featuring some of your favorite songs, along with some popular regionally known bands as well. 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! Tickets and season will be available online. This year's Drink at the Creek Concert Series schedule is below.
Saturday, May 20, 5 pm
Resurrection (Journey Tribute)
Saturday, May 27, 5 pm
Thunderstruck (AC/DC Tribute)
Jump (Van Halen Tribute)
Saturday, June 10, 5 pm
Shania Twin (Shania Twain Tribute)
The Ultimate Carrie (Carrie Underwood Tribute)
Saturday, June 24, 5 pm
Barracuda (Heart Tribute)
Crush (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Saturday, July 8, 5 pm
World Turning (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
The Wildflowers (Tom Petty Tribute)
Saturday, July 22, 5 pm
Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute)
Saturday, August 5, 5 pm
Saturday, August 26, 5 pm
Made in America (Toby Keith Tribute)
The Woomblies Rock Orchestra
Saturday, September 2, 2 pm
Country Rockin' Blues Fest
Henry Lee Summer
Mellencougar (John Mellencamp Tribute)
Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute)
Saturday, September 16, 5 pm
Rob Caudill (Rod Steward Tribute)
Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett Tribute)
Saturday, October 7, 5 pm
Cedar Creek Winery Annual Anniversary Party
The Big 80s
Saturday, October 14, 5 pm
The Prince Experience (Prince Tribute)
CITY OF MARTINSVILLE DOWNTOWN FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
This year's downtown summer concert series in Martinsville will feature eight free live music events. Concerts will be held this year at the brand new downtown performance venue located just off the courthouse square at the corner of Jefferson and Pike Streets, adjacent to the Art Sanctuary of Indiana. Food is available from downtown eateries, locally crafted beverages are available on-site, and admission is free. Bring your own seating. Music begins at 7:30 pm, with the exception of the expanded August 20 show featuring Christian music performers which starts at 2 pm. Any onsite food and drink vendors open at least approximately one hour prior to the show start time. This series features regionally-known bands.
Friday, May 12
My Yellow Rickshaw
Thursday, May 25
Thursday, June 1
Thursday, June 22
Friday, June 30
Friday, July 21
Thursday, August 3
Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio
Sunday, August 20, 2 pm
Christian Music Concert
Hoosier Harvest Praise Team
Spirit of Life Praise Team
Life of Love Ministry Center
River Valley Worship Team
MOORESVILLE FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Mooresville's annual free summer concert series is back! The series will continue to take place at beautiful Pioneer Park. Shows are free and music begins at 7 pm. This fun and relaxed series will have refreshments available on site. There will be five free shows this year, ranging from May through July. Please bring your own seating, sunscreen and bug spray. This series features regionally-known bands.
Friday, May 19
Friday, June 9
Big Rosco & The Hammers
Friday, June 23
Friday, July 14
Stella Luna & The Satellites
Friday, July 28
MORGAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS SUMMER COUNTRY CONCERT
The Morgan County Fairgrounds will be the site of this year's big country music concert featuring four headlining acts! Tickets will be available online. Ticket pricing and seating will be by section. Admission will range from $25 to $100 per person. Audience seating will again be set up in the midway area of the fairgrounds, giving concert goers a nice grassy area to enjoy. Tickets go on sale April 1 at Greg Hubler Chevrolet in Camby. These in-person, discounted (25% off!) ticket sales will be available from 10 am to 2 pm; online ticket sales will begin after the in-person event at rdproductionsllc.com. Concert date is Saturday, June 17.
This year's country concert will feature four popular country acts: Ashley McBryde, Tanya Tucker, Neal McCoy, and Easton Corbin! There will be three areas of festival seating, Platinum, Gold and Silver. Gates will open for Platinum level seating at 3:30 pm; for Gold level seating at 3:45 pm and for Silver level seating at 4 pm. Music begins at 5 pm. Bring your own seating. There will be concessions on site, including locally crafted beverages from Cedar Creek Winery and Cedar Creek Brew Co.
June 17, 5 pm
CITY OF MARTINSVILLE FREE 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 three performers. This is a free show. Entertainment will begin at 6 pm. 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. Live entertainment schedule is listed below.
July 4th Entertainment
Fireworks Show at Jimmy Nash City Park, 10 pm.
MOORESVILLE 4th of JULY ENTERTAINMENT
Mooresville will also host their annual July 4th celebration at Pioneer Park featuring live music from three performers. Food vendors will be available on site as well. Please bring your own seating. Music begins at 6 pm, with fireworks following at dusk. Live entertainment schedule is listed below. This is a free event.
July 4th Entertainment
Tastes Like Chicken
Blue River Band
Fireworks Show at Pioneer Park, 10 pm.
MORGAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CHRISTIAN BENEFIT CONCERT
2023 will mark the first year for this brand-new concert experience taking place at the Morgan County Fairgrounds Grandstand during Fair Week. Proceeds from this show will go to local, Morgan County non-profits to help make a positive difference in our community. The show will feature nationally-known Christian music performer Chris Tomlin and popular regional artists Megan Duke, DownPour and Natalie Layne. Music starts at 6 pm on Thursday, July 13. Food and drink will be available at the grandstand, and since this show takes place during fair week, you can come early and choose from a wide variety of food booths at the Fair! Tickets will be available for both grandstand seating ($25) and three sections of reserved seating ($50-100). Tickets will go on sale April 22 at HomeBank in Martinsville. In person sales will run from 9 am to Noon. Online sales will be available after Noon.
July 13, 6 pm
ARTIE FEST ENTERTAINMENT
Artie Fest, Martinsville Celebration of all things Artesian, returns to downtown Martinsville this year after two years at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. This fun one-day event features everything from a 5K run/walk, craft show and car show to kick off the day to kids' activities, live music and more throughout the day and into the evening. Live music begins at 3 pm. The festival is free and fun for all ages, so come downtown and plan to stay for a day of fun with food and drink vendors, and more. Entertainment will take place on the stage at the new downtown performance venue at Jefferson and Pike Streets. Bring your own seating; performers are listed below.
July 29, 3 pm
The Pil Perle Trio
OTHER AREA OUTDOOR VENUES
The events listed above are the major performances, but there's live music taking place in Morgan County throughout the warmer months! Be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming shows at the following venues as the weather warms. Most shows are free and open to all ages, but occasionally shows are 21+, so be sure to watch for that on individual calendar listings.
This downtown Mooresville venue is located right at Main Street and Indiana Street, in the heart of Mooresville. Watch for upcoming events including Mooresville's summer Street Fairs in May, July and September, plus additional performances throughout the summer months.
Black Dog Brewing Company
Black Dog Brewing in Mooresville hosts live music most Saturday evenings. Shows take place indoors throughout the year. Once the weather warms, the big overhead door to their awesome patio seating area opens up! Watch for upcoming shows on our calendar.
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery & Distillery
Any weekend of the year, you'll usually find live music at Cedar Creek Winery. With the exception of the Drink at the Creek Concert Series dates (detailed above), these shows are usually free of charge. Often, there are performers scheduled on Friday evenings, Saturdays beginning around 4 pm and Sundays beginning at 2 pm. Enjoy casual, live music shows for all ages along with locally crafted beverages and great food. Shows take place indoors until the weather warms, when performers move out to the big stage.
Downtown Martinsville Performance Venue
We mentioned the free Downtown Martinsville Concert Series above, but watch for even more fun things to happen at this brand-new venue! We've been told to expect musical performances and even some movies this summer, so we'll add those events to our calendar as we get details. Located at Jefferson and Pike Streets.
Foxcliff Golf Club
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Club hosts live music every Saturday evening. Shows move outdoors onto their patio once the weather warms. Enjoy casual, free performances from popular local (and sometimes regional) performers each Saturday along with great food from Hoosier Que!
Gather Around BBQ
Watch our calendar for occasional live music performances on the awesome patio at Gather Around BBQ in downtown Martinsville. These shows are typically informal, free and open to all ages. Enjoy great music and tasty food from this popular local eatery!
Greek's Pizzeria Martinsville
They don't do it often, but when Greek's hosts live music, they do it well! Their large patio and green space right on Main Street become a great seating area for a temporary stage in the adjacent alley. Watch our calendar so you don't miss out on these fun outdoor shows when they take place.
Morgan County Fair Free Stage
Each year, the Morgan County Fair hosts a variety of performers on their Free Stage throughout Fair Week. Watch for this year's schedule as the event gets closer. The Free Stage at the Fair features everything from cloggers to live animal shows to popular local bands, and it's only steps away from the food booths and merchant's building!