INDIANAPOLIS – Each year Indy Parks produces a full season of music, movies and more featuring a wide variety of artistic styles – and the entertainment is brought to a comfortable outdoor setting near you! From folk music at Eagle Creek Park to jazz and blues at Watkins Park, Indy Parks offers a broad selection of concerts and artists for all interests. Most events are free, and all feature gifted local and regional artists.
“Jazz on the Point” continues at picturesque Eagle Creek Park Marina on Aug. 3 with Bill Lancton’s Indianapolis Guitar Summit, followed two weeks later by the Steve Weakly Group on Aug. 17. The folk and bluegrass “In Concert with Nature” series features Deep Fryed Acoustiblasters on Aug. 10 and Last Drop Jug Band perform on Aug. 24. All four concerts are free with park entrance fee and start at 6:30 p.m.
The last performance of Is That Your “Reel” Hair? by Tiffanie Bridges is on Aug. 19 at The Garfield Park Arts Center at 7 p.m. This show, which recently debuted at the Fringe Theater, is based upon a real-life experience Tiffanie has dubbed her “6th Grade Hair Fiasco.” This one-woman musical inspires and entertains as it reveals lessons learned after Tiffanie’s mother put a SUPER relaxer in her hair and it all fell out.
The Country Music Concert Series at Southeastway Park, presented by WFMS, continues with Stockwell Road on Aug. 6. The concert is free and begins at 5 p.m.
At Broad Ripple Park our re-invented “Original Music Series” continues to feature artists who share their original art. On Aug. 12 Folk Soul Revival will share its unique rural folk/bluegrass flavors while Cara Jean Wahlers brings soulful contemplative compositions to the park on Aug. 26. Concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.
Holliday Park continues its concert season featuring Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra on Aug. 11. Concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.
Also FREE in August:
Irvington Artist Series at Ellenberger Park will feature Martine Locke at 5 p.m. on Aug. 20.
The Irvington Circle series, a community-organized concert series presented on “Irving Circle” on South Audubon and sponsored by the Friends of Irving Circle, will feature The Common on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.
Jazz artists Greg Sansing & The Jazz Setters will be featured at Bethel Park on Aug. 7 at 5 p.m., and Watkins Park will host Chubby and The All Stars on Aug. 14 and Finnell Factor on Aug. 28. Concerts begin at 5 p.m.
Don’t miss the last “beat the heat” movie in the parks in August: The Great Debaters will be featured at Washington Park on Aug. 8. The movie is indoors and begins at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the performing arts with Indy Parks in August for FREE!