Indianapolis Music Concerts This Weekend: Karaoke, Jazz, and The Moody Blues

Summer is winding down, and residents of Indianapolis are rushing to get in all their last minute Indianapolis music kicks before Old Man Winter buries Indianapolis nightlife under a blanket of snow. But don’t worry too much; the Circle City still has all fall to flex its musical muscles.


The last weekend in August is no exception. There are Indianapolis bands playing at Indianapolis music venues all over, and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Like those hard bop sounds? Head over to Jazz on the Avenue at the Walker Theatre. More of an easy listening person? Randy Strand’s Love Me Tender is going on at the Phoenix Theatre. Into something a little harder?  Check out Ready the Destroyer at The Melody Inn on Thursday and the Emerson Theatre on Friday.

Below is a short list of Indianapolis events going on this weekend.

Thursday, Aug 27
Cracker w/ Henry French and The Shameless @ The Vogue Nightclub
Eldon Groves Benefit Concert @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
The Michaels @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, Indiana
Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Concert @ The Rathskeller Restaurant
Nathanial Seer w/ Ready the Destroyer @ The Melody Inn
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grill in Castleton, Indiana
Friday, Aug 28
Randy Strand’s Love Me Tender @ the Phoenix Theatre
Jazz on the Avenue w/ X-Factor @ Madame Walker Theatre
Dave Tamkin @ The Rathskeller
Friday Nights at the Keyboard @ University of Indianapolis
The Are You Readys, Under the Bleachers, Epic Fail, and Ready the Destroyer @ The Emerson Theatre
Hillbilly Happy Hour w/ The Cousin Brothers and Miss Kimmy and Zorba @ Melody Inn
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra @ Conner Prairie
Punch Judy @ The Rathskeller
Clifford Ratliff Quintet @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Mars or the Moon @ Fionn MacCool’s
Jascha, The Founders, The Emeralds, and Nightjar @ The Melody Inn
Philip Steven and the Open Road @ the Doghouse Sports Bar in Brownsburg, Indiana
Twin Peaks @ Ian’s Pub in Greenfield, Indiana
Saturday, 8/29
Groovin’ in the Garden w/ KRS @ Easley Winery
The Elect w/ Daphne Willis  @ Rathskeller
Cathy Morris @ White River State Park
Nappyville, TRE-17, Oshuaboo Records, and White Out Gunemdownent @ The Emerson
Goldie and Exquisitely Yours @ Chatterbox
Bryan Hodge @ Zing
Sunday, 8/30
Jazz in the Park w/ Finnell Factor @ Watkins Park
The Moody Blues @ The Lawn at White River State Park
Phonograph and Dorsey @ Radio Radio