Southern Indiana has come to be the home of many things. Great shopping, great views, great food and, of course, great hospitality but did you know that we’re also home to a lot of great places to enjoy live music? From festivals to a cozy bistro to the old favorite dive bar, there are plenty of options to catch a good live music experience almost any night of the week. 

Let’s start with the small venues. Some are restaurants where the stage is simply the corner of the room while others were built with the idea of patrons enjoying good tunes while dining. 


Harry's Taphouse

Harry’s Taphouse - Standard American fare with good drinks and a great atmosphere by the river.

on the rocks kingfish

Kingfish Jeffersonville and On the Rocks Patio Bar - An old family favorite with fried fish and other seafood located by the river. Great for a sunset.


Parlour - Games, pizza, never a dull moment or a dull bite to eat. Both Jeffersonville and New Albany locations offer live music.


Pints and Union - A progressively Old-World pub with fare from fish and chips to Tikka Masala.

Union GameYard DJ

Union Restaurant & Gameyard - Games, grub and guitars—and sometimes a DJ! Union patrons can enjoy music on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the warmer months. Call ahead to reserve a cabana!

Bearno’s New Albany - Pizza and a huge patio. 

Fistful of Ale - a nano-brewery and burger joint from the same folks who brought you Fistful of Tacos.

Bars and Breweries

The Alcove

The Alcove - Bar with a good mixologist and good drinks.
Wrong Side 812 - New drinking, food and music venue with a late-night kitchen and live music 7 days a week.

Hitching Post

The Hitching Post Tavern - Another New Albany classic where you can grab some good pub fare, including Chili.


Hoopsters - A sports bar and grill where you can catch a game AND a bite to eat.

Hugh E. Birs

Hugh E. Bir - This old-time, might-be-haunted New Albany staple is known for its live country music, spirits and … spirits. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Hops Live Music

Our Lady of Perpetual Hops - Fun times are afoot with local brews, crafty cocktails, a Kingfish On the Rocks food truck and pub games. 

Pride Bar

Pride Bar - Drinks, drag and free admission. This is the perfect venue for a night out with friends. 

Floyd County Brewing

Floyd County Brewing - With its Enchanted Forest and Medieval-themed restaurant, Floyd County Brewing is perfect to host your next family event or your Dungeons and Dragons game night. 


Warder Park

Warder Park - A lovely park with a gazebo that hosts music on Friday nights throughout the warmer months of the year. 

Bicentennial Park New Albany

Bicentennial Park - Each summer in downtown New Albany, Bicentennial Park is the home of a recurring Friday night music series.

New Albany Amphitheater

New Albany Amphitheater - A spot for music, performances and other fun events right on the New Albany shoreline. 

Other Venues

Kentuckiana Music Center - This music shop in New Albany has everything from lessons to instruments to repair and also a little live music now and again to soothe the spirit. 

Summer Concerts Series

Central Green Bolt + Tie

Town of Clarksville “Good Times” Summer Concert Series - Enjoy a community concert every month from May to August, on the Central Green outside of the Bolt+Tie complex, located at 1400 Main Street, Clarksville, Indiana.  The events will feature live music, food trucks and a beer garden by TEN20 Craft Brewery

Concerts in Bicentennial Park

New Albany Bicentennial Park Series - Free Friday night concerts through the summer in downtown New Albany.

Jeffersonville Riverstage Jammin in Jeff

Jammin in Jeff - Free Friday night concerts through the summer at RiverStage on Jeffersonville’s riverfront. Don't miss out on the special performances for Juneteenth, featuring En Vogue, Chika and more!

Huber Patio

Huber’s Orchard & Winery – Live music on Saturdays and Sundays during the warmer months.

Concerts by the Creek

Concerts By The Creek- Grab a bite and enjoy performances at Borden Community Park as part of the Concerts By The Creek series. The series takes place from June through September with shows happening on the third Friday of the month. 2024 dates are June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20. Food starts at 6 p.m. and music is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Here's the list of this year's acts:

June  21st - The Echoes
July 19th - The Valley Collective
August  16th - Hank Rose Trio
September 20th - James White & Deer Creek

Crowds enjoy an outdoor concert at Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville, IN

Abbey Road on the River - The largest Beatles-inspired festival in the world. It’s a wild weekend each year honoring the Fab Four. Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, Abbey Road kicks off the region’s summer concert and festival season.

Louisville Festivals

Across the river in Louisville, music is everywhere. Louisville is a music city. However, let’s focus on a few of the larger events.
Waterfront Wednesday - Enjoy free concerts on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. 2024 acts include Pokey LaFarge, S.G. Goodman, Ellie Ruth Band, Dark Side of the Wall, Zaniah, +Flow and more! 
Gazebo Festival -  A music festival on over 85 acres of green space at Louisville's Waterfront Park. This two-day event will feature Jack Harlow and SZA  as headliners with over 20 additional acts on two stages while highlighting some of Louisville's local food and culture.

Bourbon & Beyond - September 19 - 22, 2024, this festival will host acts such as Zach Bryan, Dave Matthews Band, Tyler Childers, Neil Young, Beck, My Morning Jacket and several more.
Louder Than Life – September 26 - 29, 2024, Louisville’s peak hard rock experience! 2024 acts include Slayer, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Korn and more. 

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*Last updated April 2024.