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Indianapolis Music This Weekend: Taylor Swift, GermanFest, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis music, prepare for an afternoon of beer, pretzels, and tons of live music. The historic Athenaeum building is hosting Germanfest, a day-long Indianapolis event that promises to be full of good times. Enjoy appearances by Indianapolis musical organizations with a piping hot schnitzel, and then visit one of the many vendors to take home a piece of the festival.

Other than Germanfest, there are still plenty of interesting Indianapolis bands playing at Indianapolis music venues. Check out the schedule below to see who’s rocking out the Circle City this weekend.

Thursday, Oct 8
Red Wanting Blue @ Rathskeller Restaurant
Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, and Gloriana @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Butler University Choral Department Fall Concert @ Meridian Street United Methodist Church
Jazz Ensemble @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Michael Glabicki @ The Rathskeller
Hey Hey Melodica @ The Melody Inn
Latin Dance Party @ The Jazz Kitchen
Karaoke @ Kelly’s Pub Too
A Bad Idea, Electostatic Attraction, Cough Twice for Danger, The Sages, Stephanie Kaleto, Lo Woods & 3.0, and Dutch Rudder @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2
Matthew Roberts Trio @ Columbia Club
Jamie Nichols @ Fall Foliage Festival in Martinsville, Indiana
Stryper @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Panzer and Cryptik Mindz Live Radio Show @ WJEL 89.3
Mat Kearney @ The Vogue Theatre
Scott Kline @ Upper Room Martini Bar
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grille
Friday, Oct 9
Foster’s Branch @ Rathskeller
Gambit’s Disciples, The Gentlemen’s War, Kids in the Way, The Spiral, Ironsides @ The Emerson Theatre
Hillbilly Happy Hour w/Miss Kimmy & Zorba, and Aaron Persinger @ Melody Inn
Lancton 5 @ Jazz Kitchen
Bulletwolf w/ Livermortis and The Dockers @ The Melody Inn
Bossa Rio @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Webster CD Release Show w/David Moore, Rick Stump, and Jeffrey James @ Birdy’s Bar
Jai Baker @ Jillian’s Restaurant
Living Proof @ The Ale Emporium
Bob Cheevers @ Thomas Winery
Jake Brothers @ Anderson University‘s Homecoming
Steel Train @ The Murat Theatre
Bryan Hodge @ Vito’s
Corey Cox and Emerson Drive @ 8 Seconds
Smokin’ Guns Band @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, Indiana
Pass the Peas @ Monkey’s Tale
Girl in a Coma, Black Gold, and Throwing Stars @ Radio Radio
Spanky’s Clubhouse @ Krazy Street
Hairbangers Ball @ The Vogue
Saturday, Oct 10
GermanFest w/ the Indianapolis Männerchor, Young Actors Theatre, Athenaeum Pops Orchestra, and more @ The Athenaeum
Possum @ The Rathskeller Restaurant
American Cabaret Theatre presents Shannon Forsell @ The Connoisseur Room
Eric Person & Meta-Four @ Jazz Kitchen
Mumbai Taxi @ Chatterbox
The New Finland Radicals @ Birdy’s
Naptown Boogie @ Pinheads in Fishers, Indiana
The Franchize @ Jillian’s
Kevin Stonerock @ Indiana Repertory Theatre
Native Reign @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
American Cheese @ Bella Vita
Ballet Hispanico @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Sunday, Oct 11
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis @ Pike Performing Arts Center
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra @ Indiana University for the IU President’s Concert Series