Indianapolis Live Music this Weekend: Ghostface Killah, Spirit and Place Festival, and Kids in the Way

It’s hard to believe it’s already November. Halloween has come and gone, and Indianapolis is still intact, so that must mean the Circle City will continue to rock well into the new year. This weekend in Indianapolis music, there are several special treats for those who can brave the brisk fall weather.

For example: one of the most interesting Indianapolis fairs and festivals kicks off this weekend: the Spirit and Place Festival. This celebration of Indianapolis society, Indianapolis arts, and the rest of Naptown‘s culture has Indianapolis events going on at tons of different venues around Indianapolis. Featuring live music, many of these events are things you should definitely get out of the house for.

Other than the Spirit and Place Festival, there’s tons of cutting edge Indianapolis bands on display in Indianapolis music venues this weekend, like Same as Sunday, Up! Scumbag, and Red Wanting Blue, so put on those winter coats, pull up your collar against the wind, and head on down to an Indianapolis cultural district to see what the Circle City has to offer.

Check out the handy Indianapolis live music calendar below to see when your favorite acts are playing:

Thursday, Nov 5
Chad Mills @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, Indiana
American Cabaret Theatre Presents “Enter Love: The Composer’s Stage Project” @ The Connoisseur Room
Chaconne Klaverenga @ Indiana University – Purdue University (IUPUI)
William Bennett @ Hilbert Circle Theatre
Composer’s Orchestra Project @ Lilly Hall in Butler University
Latin Dance Party @ The Jazz Kitchen
Junk Box and The Mod Squad @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2
Groovkilla @ Sangiovese Restaurant
Red Wanting Blue @ The Rathskeller Restaurant
Dead Man’s Grill w/ Bullet Boys and DYRRJ @ 8 Seconds Saloon
The Gates and Pravada @ Radio Radio
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grille
Friday, Nov 6
Heather Ramsey @ Jazz Kitchen
Clint Black @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Before I Fall CD Release Party w/ From Where it Ends, The Holland Account, One Below Nothing @ Birdy’s Bar
My Yellow Rickshaw @ Fionn MacCool’s Pub
Jared Thompson and Premium Blend @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Zanna Doo @ That Place in Greenwood, Indiana
Up! Scumbag, Will Stockwell @ The Melody Inn
Time For Three @ Hilbert Circle Theater
The Post Script @ The Monkey’s Tale
Pattern Hungry Records Presents “Both Sides of the Beat” @ Big Car Gallery
Whiskey Biscuits @ Rathskeller Restaurant
The Thunder Club @ The Slippery Noodle Inn
Sour Mash @ Champps Americana
Echoes of Pompeii @ 8 Seconds
Spanky’s Clubhouse @ Ian’s Pub
Saturday, Nov 7
Spirit and Place Festival Events @ Channel 20 WFYI, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra @ Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
Homeland @ Fionn Mac Cool’s
Naptown Roller Girls After Party @ Birdy’s
Larry Greene and Friends @ Chatterbox
Greta Speaks @ Pinheads Entertainment Center in Fishers, Indiana
Kids in the Way, Same as Sunday, With Honors @ The Building in New Castle, Indiana
Bustin’ Loose Band @ The Strand Theatre in Shelbyville, Indiana
Howard Jennings, Vertical Horizon @ The Vogue Theater
Uncle JuJu @ Rathskeller
The Involuntary’s @ Melody Inn
Andrew Ripp and NEEDTOBREATHE @ The Music Mill
Sunday, Nov 8
Spirit and Place Festival Events @ Arthur M. Glick Jewish Cultural Center, Indianapolis Public Library, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Marian University, the Athenaeum Building, Oaklandon Civic Theatre, Booth Tarkington Residence, Conner Prairie, Garfield Park
Theatre Organ Concert w/ Jim Riggs @ Emmerich Manual High School
Butler University Symphony Orchestra @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Ronen Chamber Ensemble @ Northminster Presbyterian Church
Rocky Loves Emily @ Metropolis Mall in Plainfield, Indiana