Indianapolis Music Events 2/11 to 2/14: To Haiti With Love, Lucero, Ghost of Maine, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis, lovey-dovey couples are gathering all over the Circle City to eat romantic dinners at Indianapolis restaurants, do some last-minute Indianapolis shopping, or toast to a lifetime of loving at Indianapolis bars. That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day this Sunday, a holiday that inspires both loathing and longing, depending on your romantic situation; the perfect holiday to get out and enjoy some fine Indianapolis music.

There are tons of cool concerts going on in Indy this weekend, including some in celebration of Cupid (“A Viennese Valentine”) and some that shun love like the plague (Anti-Valentine’s Day show at the Melody Inn). Top Indianapolis events that you should check out this weekend include a Haiti benefit show at Big Car Gallery. The concert, featuring more than a half dozen Indianapolis bands, is sponsored by NUVO Newsweekly, My Old Kentucky Blog, Asthmatic Kitty, Upland Brewery, the Murphy Art Center, and more; all proceeds go to Partners in Health, an Indianapolis non-profit organization, to support the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the Haiti disaster.

Other concerts going on this weekend include Lucero and Glossary at the Vogue, Hoosier Dylan and Jennie DeVoe at the restored Strand Theatre, and classic rock revivalists Healing Sixes and Ladymoon at Radio Radio. Any of these events would be great to either a) treat that special someone, or b) ignore the fact that Valentine’s Day is even happening. Check out our handy show calendar below to get a taste of some Indianapolis things to do this weekend:

-Bryan Johnson

Thursday, Feb 11
Winds of Plague, Despised Icon, For Today, Stray From the Path, The World We Knew, The Contortionist, and Vires @ The Emerson Theater

Video of Winds of Plague performing live; the band will be in Indianapolis this weekend


Composer’s Orchestra Concert @ Lily Hall in Butler University

Informational video on the Butler University Composer’s Orchestra Concert in Indianapolis


Lucero and Glossary @ The Vogue Theater

Video of Lucero performing live; Lucero will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Keystone Animal Rescue Benefit w/ Tybalt, Eric Arnet & Aaron Enneking, Rob Dixon & Shellie Vegas @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
Son of Cops, PFAU, and Frankie Camaro’s Atomic Bombay @ The Melody Inn
Latin Dance Party @ The Jazz Kitchen
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2

Video of the Flying Toasters, an Indianapolis band, performing live

Meet the Artists XXII @ Indianapolis Public Library Downtown

Video of the 2009 Meet the Artists event at the Central Library in Indianapolis

DJ Kool-Aid, Fiber, 8, One Side Later, Violent Calm, and Second Hand Theory @ The Ugly Monkey

Music video for Indianapolis band One Side Later’s “Wind of Change”

Gabriel Lubell @ Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana
Friday, Feb 12
Ghost of Maine, Ampheon, Small Town Murder, and Phoenix Down @ Emerson Theater

Video of Ghost of Maine performing live; Ghost of Maine will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Carol Harris @ Jazz Kitchen
Zanna Doo @ The Rathskeller Restaurant

Video of Zanna Doo performing live at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Aether Law, New Addiction, and Soul Marrow Transplant @ Birdy’s Bar

Video of Soul Marrow Transplant performing live; Soul Marrow Transplant will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Goliathon, Simeon Soul Charger, and So Sayeth @ Melody Inn

Video of Goliathon performing live; Goliathon will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Living Proof @ That Place in Greenwood, Indiana

Video of Living Proof performing live at Holliday Park in Indianapolis


One in the Same and Gary Applegate @ Jillian’s Downtown Pub
Who’s Bad @ The Vogue

Video of Who’s Bad performing live; Who’s Bad will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Hoosier Dylan, Jennie DeVoe, Joyous Garde, The Complete Unknowns @ The Strand Theater in Shelbyville, Indiana

Promotional video for Jennie DeVoe, an Indianapolis musician

Brandon Signorino and Panzer @ North Central High School

Video of Brandon Signorino performing live; Signorino will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

The Nick and Rodney Show @ Zydeco’s
Bomar & Ritter @ Chateau Thomas Winery in Plainfield, Indiana
The Last Good Year @ 8 Seconds Saloon

Video of The Last Good Year performing live at Spin Nightclub in Indianapolis

The Audacity of Youth @ Eagle Creek Coffee Company in Zionsville, Indiana
Wernk @ Murat Centre‘s Oasis Lounge
Keyboardz @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Chaser Band @ Snafu Saloon in Lawrence, Indiana
Blonde Sonja @ Indiana Live Casino

Video demo for Blonde Sonja, an Indianapolis dance band

Spanky’s Clubhouse @ The Rockhouse

Music video for “Let Your Love Ring Out” by Spanky’s Clubhouse, an Indianapolis band

Saturday, Feb 13
The Ghost Inside, For the Fallen Dreams, Suffocate, Your Demise, and The Life We Had @ The Emerson

Music video for “Faith or Forgiveness” by The Ghost Inside; The Ghost Inside will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


American Pianists Association Presents “A Viennese Valentine” @ Omni Severin Hotel
Steve Allee Big Band @ Players Pub in Bloomington, Indiana

Video of the Steve Allee Trio performing live at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis

The Impalas @ The Rathskeller
Mojo Gumbo @ Zydeco’s Restaurant in Mooresville, Indiana

Video of Mojo Gumbo, an Indianapolis band, performing at the Penrod Arts Fair

Hoosier Dylan @ The Royal Theater in Danville, Indiana

Video of Hoosier Dylan performing live; Hoosier Dylan will be playing near Indianapolis this weekend

Mardelay and Glass Halo @ Birdy’s

Video of Mardelay, an Indianapolis band, performing live on a television program

Healing Sixes and Ladymoon @ Radio Radio

Video of Healing Sixes performing live at opening day of the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis

Scott Blasco and Andy Francis @ Ball State University Festival of New Music
Scribble Class and Jeff Vyain @ Earth House Collective
Totally Michael, Rodeo Ruby Love, Dr. Manhattan, and Blane Fonda @ ES Jungle

Music video for “Summertime” by Totally Michael, an Indianapolis musician

Holy Ghost Canyon, Accordions, Bronze Float, Sea Krowns, Beat Debris,, Rusty Redenbacher (of Mudkids), and DJ Slo-Ro @ Big Car Gallery‘s “To Haiti with Love”

Video of Holy Ghost Canyon performing at the Broad Ripple Music Fest in Indianapolis

Whiskey Runners @ Claddagh Irish Pub

Video of Whiskey Runners performing live near Indianapolis

Sunday, Feb 14
Big Band Valentine’s Day Concert and Dance @ Athenaeum Building

Indianapolis Music Venues

8 Seconds Saloon | Big Car Gallery | Birdy’s Bar & Grill | Chatterbox Jazz Club | Emerson Theater | Jazz Kitchen | Old National Centre | Radio Radio | The Vogue | More Indianapolis Music Venues

Indianapolis Bands

Amanda Overmyer | Cathy Morris | Flynnville Train | Gwen Stacy | The Elms | Haste the Day | Jennie DeVoe | Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s | Mudkids | Murder by Death | Sloppy Seconds | Straight No Chaser | More Indianapolis Bands

Indianapolis Musical Organizations

Arts Council of Indianapolis | Capital City Chorus | Ensemble Music Society | Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra | More Indianapolis Musical Organizations

Indianapolis Musicians

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds | Freddy Hubbard | Wes Montgomery | Cole Porter | James Spaulding | More Indianapolis Musicians

Indiana Music by City

Avon Music | Brownsburg Music | Carmel Music | Danville Music | Fishers Music | Greenfield Music | Greenwood Music | Martinsville Music | Mooresville Music | Noblesville Music | Plainfield Music | Westfield Music | Zionsville Music | More Indiana Music