Indianapolis Music Events This Weekend: Rib America Festival and More

This weekend is Labor Day weekend, which means tons of fantastic shows by Indianapolis bands. Since you’ve got Monday off work, why not take the weekend to sit back, relax, and take in the eclectic sights and sounds of Indianapolis? There are lots of Indianapolis things to do, including some one of a kind Indianapolis music events.

A highlight for this weekend is the Indianapolis Rib America Fest in Military Park, which will feature live music from around the region, good company, and, of course, top notch ribs. It’s a fantastic Indianapolis festival that shouldn’t be missed. If a festival isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other shows going on this weekend at all sorts of Indianapolis music venues.

A smattering of good shows this weekend:

Thursday, Sept 3
Chad Mills @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra @ Conner Prairie
Fred Shafer, Pistolero, and Lies Never Sleep @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
High Tide Trio @ Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grill 2
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grill in Castleton
Friday, Sept 4
Appetite for Destruction, Healing Sixes, and Night Ranger for the Indianapolis Rib America Festival @ Military Park
Brian Hodge @ Vito’s
Stockwell Road @ The Melody Inn
Revenants, Shattercore, Rejicide, and From Where It Ends @ The Emerson Theatre
Battle of Birdy’s w/ Mark Alexander Band, Salvador Dalai Llama Farm, Wilson, Andrew Rosborough and the Umbrella Parade, Civilian @ Birdy’s
Toy Factory @ The Ale Emporium
Jester Kings @ Champps
Aberdeen Project @ Jillian’s Restaurant
My Yellow Rickshaw @ Fionn MacCool’s
Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s, Marmoset, and Pravada @ The Vogue Nightclub
First Friday After Party w/Red Light Driver and DJ’s A-Squared, Coppertop, Krazy Karoline, Jin-xs, Gir @ Melody Inn
Zanna Doo @ That Place in Greenwood, Indiana
Saturday, Sept 5
American Idols Live Tour 2009 @ Conseco Fieldhouse
LayFlats Arts and Music Festival in Lafayette, Indiana
Groovin’ in the Garden: Michael Beck and Kenny Kipp @ Easley Winery
Murder of Malloy, The Life We Had, Few And Far Between @ The Emerson Theater
EYE Rock @ The Rathskeller Restaurant
The Great Hookup, Kyle Bledsoe Trio, and Vintage Union @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
Aberdeen Project @ Champps Restaurant
40% Steve @ Jillian’s
Sunday, Sept 6
Toy Factory @ Indiana State Fairgrounds
Igor Lovchinsky @ Rathskeller
Indianapolis Symphonic Band @ Holliday Park
Stereo Deluxe w/ Candlebox and Puddle of Mudd @ Rib America Fest (Military Park)