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East Central Indiana Music and Concerts

By Chris Flook

Summer is here! There’s no better way to take advantage of the warm nights and weekends than an outdoor concert, or music series. The communities in East Central Indiana offer several exciting opportunities to catch outdoor music in 2017.


Mississinewa Valley Band

Based out of Marion, Indiana – the Mississinewa Valley Band seeks to provide a performance arena for amateur instrumentalists of all ages. They offer several concerts in the east-central Indiana area this summer.

Swing Band and Mississinewa Valley Band

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 7-8pm
Downtown Square in Hartford City – 117 North Jefferson Street:

Swing Band at Matter Park in Marion Indiana

Friday, July 21 from 7pm-8pm
North River Road and Quarry Road in Marion:

Swing Band and Mississinewa Valley Band

Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 7-8pm
Downtown Square in Hartford City – 117 North Jefferson Street:

Muncie Three Trails Concert Series

The White River Greenway, the Cardinal Greenway, and the Muncie Arts and Culture Trail have teamed up again in 2017 to bring a free concert series – the Muncie Three Trails Music Series – to downtown Muncie in Canan Commons – 600 South Walnut Street:

This year, the series offers four concerts starting in July.

Bettye Lavette w/ Jennie Devoe

Saturday, July 8th at 7:00pm

The Earls of Leicester

Friday, August 4th at 7:00pm

Flor De Toloache

Saturday, August 26 at 7:00pm

Pokey Lafarge

Saturday, September 23 at 7:00pm

Hoosier Park Racing Casino

Hoosier Park, long known for its racing and casino, also hosts musicians and concerts all summer long! Hoosier Park Racing Casino is located at 4500 Dan Patch Circle in Anderson:

This summer, Hoosier Park hosts the following acts for their 2017 Outdoor Summer Concert Series:

Gene Simmons of Kiss

Friday, June 9 at 9:00pm

The Temptations and the Four Tops

Saturday, July 1 at 9:00pm

Billy Currington

Friday, July 21 at 9:00pm

Rushville’s Riverside Park Amphitheater Summer Concert Series

Rushville’s Riverside Park Amphitheater Concert Series brings several tribute bands to east-central Indiana this year. The amphitheater is located in Riverside Park – 100 West Water Street in Rushville:

Departure (Journey Tribute Band)

Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00pm

Natural Wonder (Stevie Wonder Tribute Band)

Saturday, July 8th at 7:00pm

Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band)

Saturday, July 22 at 7:00pm

Blizzard of Ozzy (Ozzy Osbourne Tribute Band)

Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm

Rusted Root

Saturday, August 26th at 7:00pm

Clayton Anderson

Saturday, September 16 at 7:00pm

Henry County Concert Series – Arts Park Concerts

Beginning in 2002, the Henry County Concert Series is an annual music series established to bring music to the residents in New Castle and Henry County. Concerts take place at the Art Center in New Castle – 218 South 15th Street:

Cousin Brothers

Friday, June 16 at 7:00pm


Friday, July 21 at 7:00pm

Gene Deer

Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm

BSU Jazz Ensemble

Friday, September 15 at 7:00pm


Summer State Fest at Minnetrista: America’s Hometown Band

1200 North Minnetrista Parkway in Muncie:
Tuesday, July 4th at 8:00pm

2017 Jonesy Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland – 806 East Votaw Street:
Friday, June 16 – Sunday,  June 18
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