Indianapolis Live Music 11/12 to 11/15: The Elms, Joshua Bell, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis music, get ready for a slew of fun Indianapolis events. Indianapolis bands of all shapes and sizes are playing everywhere in the Circle City this weekend; downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis cultural districts, Indianapolis suburbs…anywhere you go, there’s probably some sort of music event going on.

Probably the biggest concert event this weekend is The Elms‘ return to the Indianapolis stage. They’ll be playing at The Vogue on Friday with Green River Ordinance, A Squared, and Henry French & The Shameless, which should be an interesting night. The Hoosier hometown heroes recently released their fourth full length record, The Great American Midrange, to popular acclaim; the first single to the album, “Back to Indiana” debuted on national television during the Indianapolis 500.

The Spirit and Place Festival continues this weekend with events at Marian University, the Indiana Medical History Museum, and more historic and modern locations in the city. This Indianapolis festival‘s theme this year is Inspiring Places, and if the events last week are any indication, this week’s offerings should inspire a love, or at least an interest, for Indianapolis and Indianapolis history.

Take a glance at the Indianapolis concert calendar for this weekend to see which Indianapolis music venues are hosting your favorite band:

Thursday, Nov 12
Chad Mills @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, Indiana
IUPUI Chamber Ensemble @ Indiana University – Purdue University (IUPUI)
Dorsey, Veritas, and Ada Jane @ The Melody Inn
Latin Dance Party @ The Jazz Kitchen
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2
Spirit and Place Festival Events @ Marian University, Indiana State Museum, Franklin College, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and more.
James F. Parker Jr., Austin, Erik Truelove @ Indiana Convention Center
Groovkilla @ Sangiovese Restaurant
Fireworks, Small Time Crooks, News From Verona, The RCP 90’s, and Chasing Canadia @ Murphy Art Center
Sleeper Cell Crew, Shadyside All Stars, Keen, Brad Real @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
Trampled By Turtles, Woodstove Flapjacks @ Radio Radio
Warren G, Grey Granite @ The Vogue
Matthew Roberts Trio @ Simon Property Group event
Eastern Wing Band @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grille
Friday, Nov 13
American Cabaret Theatre presents Natalie Toro @ The Connoisseur Room
Kelly Thompson and Dmitri Alano @ Claddagh Irish Pub
Friday Nights at the Keyboard: Women’s Liberation in the 1970’s @ University of Indianapolis
Miss Kimmy & Zorba, Gamblin’ Christmas @ Melody Inn
Tony Monaco @ Jazz Kitchen
Hogeye Navvy @ Fionn MacCool’s Pub
Bill Lancton and Coalition @ The Chatterbox Jazz Club
Zanna Doo @ Pinheads Entertainment Center in Fishers, Indiana
The Flying Toasters @ Brownsburg, Indiana
Toy Factory @ The Ale Emporium
Spirit and Place Festival Events @ Indianapolis Propylaeum, Indiana Medical History Museum, Oaklandon Civic Theatre
The Elms, Green River Ordinance, and Henry French and the Shameless, A Squared @ The Vogue Theatre
Joshua Bell w/ the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra @ Hilbert Circle Theatre
Winnah Faith @ Indiana State Fairgrounds
Synthetic Child @ The Emerson Theater
The White Roberts @ Indiana University Dance Marathon in Bloomington, Indiana
Fast Ryde @ 8 Seconds
Kellie Pickler @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Youthguard @ Birdy’s
Spanky’s Clubhouse @ Krazy Street
Saturday, Nov 14
Vocal Jazz Festival Gala Concert @ Butler University
Mars or the Moon @ Fionn MacCool’s
Shawn Plonski & IJC @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Spirit and Place Festival Events @ Ruth Lily Health Education Center, Madame Walker Theatre, and more.
Bob Schneider @ The Music Mill
Eastern Wing Band @ The Strand Theater in Shelbyville, Indiana
The Movement @ The Rathskeller Restaurant
Charlie Mars @ Music Mill
SOCE, the Elemental Wizard @ Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
Pass the Peas @ The Monkey’s Tale
My Yellow Rickshaw @ Claddagh
My Delilah @ Kelly’s Pub Too
Sunday, Nov 15
Amanda Martindale @ The Murat Theatre
Jeremy Vogt Band @ Lucas Oil Stadium