Indy’s Live Music Scene

Once the sun goes down, head to one of Indy’s hot live music venues. This city offers an expansive array of outdoor venues, music clubs and bars that appeal to all types of music lovers, so take in a show while you’re in town.  Here are a few of our favorite spots to get your groove on:

The Jazz Kitchen: Dive headfirst into the jazz scene at this Broad Ripple establishment that plays host to local, national and international musicians. Guests can savor the local fare while enjoying an array of jazz-infused tunes. Not so jazzed about jazz? The venue also celebrates other genres with musically-themed nights, such as the Latin Dance Party every Thursday. Plus, The Jazz Kitchen tends to draw an eclectic crowd, so people-watching is another form of entertainment in itself. For more information, please visit www.thejazzkitchen.com

Radio Radio: Prowl through Indy’s up-and-coming Fountain Square neighborhood and you’re likely to stumble upon this hip and happening music venue. Radio Radio offers a retro, laidback vibe that is ideal for a low-key evening full of friendly conversation, tasty cocktails and great original live music. Popular tunes include jazz, rock and rockabilly. For more information, please visit www.futureshock.net/radioframeset.html.

8 Seconds Saloon: Strap on those cowboy boots, lasso a partner and saddle on up to 8 Seconds Saloon, the premiere Indy location for today’s best country music. The venue often showcases aspiring local artists, but big-name country singers also have been known to make an appearance, including Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean. Show up on Wednesdays for authentic dance lessons. For more information, please visit www.8secondssaloon.com.

Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park: Soak in Indy’s skyline vista while enjoying top-notch performances at this world-renowned venue. Consistently dubbed one of the world’s best outdoor concert arenas by Pollstar magazine, the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park boasts a capacity of 5,000 guests and welcomes famous musicians from all types of genres. For more information, please visit http://inwhiteriver.wrsp.in.gov.