Indianapolis Music: Venues, Bands, and Organizations

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Indianapolis Music Venues


Bankers Life Fieldhouse is not only the home of the Indiana Pacers, it is an outstanding music venue which has hosted dozens of major acts, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and  Michael Buble.


Clowes Memorial Hall is located on the Butler University campus. It is a highly respected Indianapolis theater and all-around performing arts facility in Indy.

Klipsch Music Center is located in the greater Indianapolis area, in the small-but-thriving city of Noblesville, Indiana. This state-of-the-art venue is known for its ex cellent acoustical qualities. It seats around 24,000.

The Lawn is a 6,000-seat grass amphitheatre located at White River State Park.  It was opened in 2003 for the purpose of combining the joy of an outdoor setting with live entertainment.
hilbert-circle-theatre Hilbert Circle Theatre is home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. It is a beautifully restored old theater located in the heart of downtown Indy, and has hosted such legendary acts as Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, and Dizzy Gillespie
Old National Center, formerly known as the Murat Centre, is an historic Indianapolis performing arts venues located in downtown Indianapolis, in the Mass Ave cultural district.
rathskeller Rathskeller is part restaurant and part performance venue. It is located in the basement of the historic Athenaeum Building in downtown Indianapolis, and is the oldest running restaurant in Indianapolis.
slippery-noodle-inn Slippery Noodle Inn is the state‘s oldest bar, opened in 1850. It has been a favorite spot for visiting celebrities and is widely considered the city’s finiest blues bar.
vogue The Vogue is one of the city’s oldest venues, built in 1938. It serves as a combination dance club and small concert venue.

 Indianapolis Bands

indianapolis-bands Indianapolis Bands span the full spectrum of musical genres, from rock to reggae to country to hip-hop. They are a vital par of the city’s music scene.

Indianapolis Musical Organizations


Indianapolis Music Organizations play a vital role in fostering music education and skills, as well as bringing musical performances to the public.


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