I was at the Brownsburg Farmers Market opening day and got to enjoy music performed by the Twilite Nites. Several market-goers had chairs set up to watch the band as they played jazz versions of some classic songs. They were fantastic and seeing them play really got me excited to check out more bands playing over the next few months. After doing a little research, I was blown away by how many concerts Hendricks County has to offer.  Here's a list of just some of the outdoor music to enjoy this summer in Hendricks County:


Hendricks County Rib-Fest & Balloon Glow

Date: June 25
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Kingsway Christian Church
Performer: Deep Fried Pickle Project (4:30 p.m.) and Jambox (7:30 p.m.)
Admission: FREE, $5 Parking

Concert by the Creek

Date: July 8 & August 26
Performer: My Yellow Rickshaw (July 8)  and The Doo (August 26)
Location: Washington Township Community Park
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: FREE


Summer Concert Series

Date: June 25 - September 18
Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Arbuckle Acres Park
Performer: Jessie Brown (June 26), Not Your Average Boy Band (July 10), Jambox (July 31), Soul Street (Aug. 14), Corey Cox (Aug. 28), The Doo (Sept. 18)
Admission: FREE
Come early for the Brownsburg Street Eats food truck rallies and fun lawn games.

Rev Rally Fanfest

Date: June 21
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Brownsburg Town Hall Green
Performer: 800 lb. Gorilla
Admission: FREE
Race cars from NMCA Pro Mod muscle cars to NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters will be on display, and fans can meet some drivers who race at Lucas Oil Raceway. The event will also feature games and concessions.

Danville Ellis Park Amphitheater

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Date: June 18-Sept. 17
Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Danville Historic Courthouse Square
Performer: MoJo Gumbo (June 18), Zanna-Doo (July 16), Levi Riggs (August 20), and Audiodacity (September 17)
Admission: $7 (Adults age 21 and up), FREE (under age 21). ID required. Season pass is $20.
A food court and beer garden are available. No coolers permitted.

Danville Music Palace Benefit Concert

Date: July 4
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Danville Music Palace
Performer: Gordon Bonham
Admission: $10 donation
This concert will benefit the Make A Wish foundation.

Symphony in Ellis Park

Date: July 14
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Concert begins at 8:15 p.m.
Location: Ellis Park
Performer: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Admission: Adults (Age 16 and above) $18 in advance/$20 at the gate; Children (ages 4-15) $8 in advance/$10 at the gate; Parking $10.
Enjoy "Movie Music" by composer John Williams.


Hummel Park Concert Series

Date: July 23, Aug. 20, Sept. 17
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. July 23, and 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and Sept. 17
Location: Hummel Park
Performer: Endless Summer Band (July 23), Big Roscoe & The Hammers (Aug. 20), Cook & Belle (Sept. 17)
Admission: FREE

Play'nfield in the Park

Date: July 30
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Hummel Park Performing Arts Center
Performer: Performances by Launch Pad Rock School and musical performances during the Plainfeld's Got Talent talent show
Admission: FREE

Music on the Veranda at Chateau Thomas Winery

Date: June 17 & 24, check the website for more dates in July, August, and September
Time: 7:00 p.m., food service begins at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Chateau Thomas Winery
Performer: Paul Bertsch Band (June 17) and CPR Revival (June 24)

Be sure to watch for live performances at the farmers markets and other events and festivals throughout the summer, too. Whether you're a fan of country, folk, classical, pop, jazz, soul, or other music, you're sure to discover a musical group you love this summer in Hendricks County.