Indianapolis Music This Weekend: Indy Jazz Fest, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Opening Night, and More

In Indianapolis this weekend, lovers of old-school Indianapolis music can rejoice. The Indy Jazz Fest, a celebration of Indianapolis history‘s love affair with jazz music, is taking place at White River State Park. Aside from that, there’s the usual mix of Indianapolis bands tearing down a variety of different Indianapolis music venues.

Check out the short calendar below to find some great Indianapolis events going on this weekend.

Thursday, Sept 24
The Michaels @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, Indiana
Indianapolis Chamber Winds @ University of Indianapolis
Frank Glover and the Claude Sifferlen Quartet @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Apostle of Solitude, Salome, Batillus, Hull @ The Melody Inn
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2
Hightide Trio @ Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar
Indy Jazz Fest @ The Lawn at White River State Park
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grille
Friday, Sept 25
Freddie Walker Tribute w/James Spalding, Nicholaas Payton, Randy Brecker, Derrick Gardner, Pharez Whitted, Rufus Reid @ Madame Walker Theatre
The Cousin Brothers, Miss Kimmy, and Zorba @ Melody Inn
American Cabaret Theatre presents Deb Mullins @ the Connoisseur Room
Carmel Symphony Orchestra @ Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana
Art vs. Art @ The Vogue Theatre
Thump! @ Jillian’s Restaurant
Dark House Sweet @ Champps Americana
Alan Kaye and the Tunes @ Fionn MacCool’s Pub
Glass Halo, James Wilkerson, Before I Fall, Sugar Moon Rabbit, 3 A.M. Blues Band, Tomorrow the World @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
The Contortionist @ The Emerson Theatre
Devil To Pay, Deadmen, Cocaine Wolves, King Deuce @ Melody Inn
Clifford Ratliff Quartet & Indiana Avenue All-Stars @ Chatterbox
Twin Peaks @ Ian’s Pub in Greenfield, Indiana
Saturday, Sept 26
Open Mic Music and Poetry @ Language and Culture International
The Whigmaleeries @ Fionn MacCool’s
Rocky Ripple Arts Festival @ Holt Park
Greg O’Haver @ Easley Winery
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra‘s Opening Night Gala @ Hilbert Circle Theatre
Bryan Hodge @ Zing
Aether Law, Soul Marrow Transplant, War Heroes, Thrive @ Birdy’s
The Gates of Slumber @ The Emerson
Whystock 2009 @ The Water Bowl in Muncie, Indiana
American Cheese @ Moon Dog Tavern
Sunday, Sept 27
Good Earth Celebration @ Good Earth Store
Jazz in the Park @ Watkins Park