Best Places for Live Music in Indy

April 5th, 2018 by

Music Performance and a Music VenueIf you are looking for some new places to listen to live music in Indianapolis, you are in luck. There are many unique venues hosting great entertainment throughout the city. Here are five of the best places to visit.

The Vogue

The Vogue is a nightclub recognized as one of the most popular music venues in the Midwest. It hosts live music as well as recorded music but in a nightclub setting. Once a movie theater that opened in 1938, it became a nightclub 40 years later in 1977 and is now one of Indianapolis’ top clubs. It features national touring acts and new artists on the rise. It is also the No. 1 dance club in Indianapolis. If you like the nightclub scene, The Vogue is a venue you want to check out.

Old National Center

Constructed in 1909, The Old National Center is the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis and is a significant architectural and historical landmark. With its unique architectural designs, the theater offers an exclusive experience like no other with its Middle Eastern-style and luxurious Grand Lobby. The lineup of shows at the Old National Center is impressive, as the venue hosts the hottest acts in music, comedy, and Broadway year-round. This includes approximately 300 public and private events throughout the year in the large performing arts theater, concert hall, and multifunctional room for smaller events.

Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

Founded in 2003, The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park is now one of the Top 100 Outdoor music venues. A world-class venue, the shows here offer a mix of the best music in Indianapolis from summer through fall. The live outdoor performances feature some of the best musicians and bands in the world. All the concerts are performed rain or shine. The box office opens one hour before the venue gates for anyone who wants to buy last-minute tickets.

Slippery Noodle Inn

The Slippery Noodle Inn is Indiana’s oldest continually operated bar in its original building. Founded in 1850 as the Tremont House, it has gone through many name changes, settling on the Slippery Noodle in 1963. The Slippery Noodle is one of the most prominent blues venues in the region and was awarded “Best Open Mic Night” in Indianapolis. Do not miss this spot! The history is just as great as the weekly drink specials and music.

Tin Roof

The Tin Roof offers a laid-back atmosphere where guests can kick back, listen to live music, and have a good time. In addition to excellent music, the Tin Roof has delicious food made from scratch by the friendly staff. It is an eclectic spot that promises a good time for all guests.

It is always fun to explore your city and experience new local joints in your neighborhood. While these are just five places that offer wonderful music, there are many more places where you can listen to Live Music in Indianapolis. Check out some of the other venues as well.

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