Who's excited about attending live concerts in 2024? 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 2024 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.
2024 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Morgan County is perfectly positioned within the line of totality for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, which will take place on April 8 of this year. With a coveted four minutes of totality in much of the county, the area will be a popular destination for those seeking to experience the unique experience of darkness in the daytime. Multiple viewing locations and events are happening throughout the weekend in Morgan and surrounding counties, including outdoor entertainment, most notably a viewing festival at Cedar Creek Martinsville, a street festival in Mooresville, and performances at The Venue in Martinsville. Be sure to get all the details on our 2024 Total Solar Eclipse page!
DRINK AT THE CREEK CONCERT SERIES
The Drink at the Creek Concert Series is back in 2024 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 just $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. Watch for special online advance ticket promotions, too! Adult beverages from Cedar Creek are served along with onsite food options from both Cedar Creek's Eatery and a popular local food truck or two.
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 18, 5 pm
Resurrection (Journey Tribute)
Saturday, May 25, 5 pm
Thunderstruck (AC/DC Tribute)
Jump (Van Halen Tribute)
Saturday, June 8, 5 pm
Taylor Made (Taylor Swift Tribute)
Saturday, June 29, 5 pm
World Turning (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
The Wildflowers (Tom Petty Tribute)
Saturday, July 13, 5 pm
The Heart of Rock & Roll (Huey Lewis & The News Tribute)
Saturday, July 20, 5 pm
Best of Times (Styx Tribute)
Midnight Blue (Foreigner Tribute)
Saturday, August 10, 5 pm
Night Fever (Bee Gee's Tribute)
Saturday, August 31, 4 pm
Country Rockin' Blues Fest
Henry Lee Summer
Mellencougar (John Mellencamp Tribute)
Crush (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Saturday, September 14, 2 pm
Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Tribute)
Saturday, September 28, 5 pm
Journey from the Heart:
Ryan Christopher (Journey Tribute)
Barracuda (Heart Tribute)
Saturday, October 5, 5 pm
Cedar Creek Winery Annual Anniversary Party
The Big 80s
Saturday, October 19, 5 pm
Back 2 Back (Elton John & Billy Joel 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 10
Thursday, May 31
King Bee & The Stingers
Thursday, June 14
Big Rosco & The Hammers
Thursday, June 28
Friday, July 19
Friday, July 27
Artie Fest Entertainment:
The Volunteer Railroad
Thursday, August 3
Main Street Band
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 to take place at either beautiful Pioneer Park or downtown's Bicentennial 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 17
The Indigos at Pioneer Park
Thursday, May 30
The Phil Pierle Trio at Bicentennial Park
Friday, June 7
Bonham-Holdman at Pioneer Park
Thursday, June 13
My Yellow Rickshaw at Bicentennial Park
Friday, June 21
The Doo! at Pioneer Park
Friday, July 12
45 RPM at Pioneer Park
Thursday, July 18
Chickenbone at Bicentennial Park
Friday, July 26
Stella Luna & The Satellites at Pioneer Park
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 March 30 at a special in-person event at Greg Hubler Chevrolet. 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 15.
This year's country concert will feature three popular country acts, Martina McBride, Tracy Lawrence, & Diamond Rio, along with local opening acts Rose O'Neal and Michael McCartney! 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 15, 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
Paul & McCartney
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
Two for the Show
Fireworks Show at Pioneer Park, 10 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. 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.
The Volunteer Railroad
OTHER AREA MUSIC VENUES
The events listed above are the major performances, but there's live music taking place in Morgan County throughout the year! Be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming shows at the following venues, both indoors and sometimes moving outside 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. Also watch for local area festivals - most include a live entertainment component as part of the festivities!
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.
Frenchy's Pub, Morgantown
Frenchy's Pub is well known as a stop on regional motorcycle rides, but they've also started hosting occasional live music! Watch the calendar for upcoming shows.
Gather Around BBQ, Martinsville
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 The Groggy Goat, 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.
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Club, Martinsville
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!
Morgan County Fair Free Stage, Martinsville
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!
Route 67 Bar & Grill, Mooresville
Located in Mooresville, just off State Road 67, Route 67 Bar & Grill often hosts regional bands for live music on Saturdays, plus they serve up quality food in a friendly atmosphere. Shows are typically a bit later, with start times at 9 pm. Some shows have a cover charge (usually around $5) but many do not. 21+
The Venue, Downtown Martinsville
We mentioned the free Downtown Martinsville Concert Series above, but watch for even more fun things to happen at The 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.
Trackside Bar & Grill, Paragon
Located in Paragon, Trackside Bar & Grill often hosts live music on Saturday evenings (and occasionally on Fridays) throughout the year. Watch our calendar (and their Facebook page) for upcoming show announcements. Located on State Road 67 in Paragon. These are indoor shows that typically begin at 8 pm. Bar is 21+ but they do have a family dining area as well.