Blues Fest

September 1 & 2

Come out this year for the 11th Annual Fishers Blues Fest!

For more than a decade, the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater has been host to local, regional, and world-renowned blues musicians annually on Labor Day weekend, which also celebrates the end of our concert season at the NPD AMP.

Don't miss this two-day music festival running Friday, September 1, and Saturday, September 2. Both nights are free, and no tickets are required. Chairs, blankets, and coolers welcome. NO outside alcohol. All ages. 

2023 lineup coming soon!

Toronzo Cannon

Special thanks to our 2023 Blues Fest
sponsor, Dunn Hospitality!

Dunn Hospitality Group

Know Before You Go

Admission & Seating

Entry to both events is free and first-come, first-served. No tickets required. Seating is general admission lawn throughout the venue. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Food & Drink

Outside food, drinks, and coolers are allowed with the exception of alcohol due to Indiana State Excise Law (Indiana Code 7.1-5-8-4). Food, beverage, and snack vendors will be on site, with some selling beer and wine. Bags and coolers are subject to security search.


While dogs are permitted at the NPD AMP, we advise against bringing your furry friends to this venue during live music events due to the stress our sound equipment could cause for your pet. All dogs must be on a leash, and dogs must be taken outside the venue for potty breaks Proper waste cleanup is required.


Phones permitted. No flash photography of any kind. Small, point-and-shoot cameras permitted, but no DSLR cameras or cameras with interchangeable/removable lenses are permitted. If you are a photographer affiliated with a media organization and would like to photograph this event, please email Sadie Hunter at to receive the appropriate credentials.


Purses and personal bags permitted. They do not need to be clear. All bags and outside items are subject to security search. Poster tubes and small umbrellas permitted.

Permitted items include: blankets, lawn chairs, outside food and drinks (NO alcohol), coolers, reusable water bottles, poster tubes, umbrellas.

Prohibited items include: weapons of any kind, outside alcohol due to Indiana State Excise Law (Indiana Code 7.1-5-8-4), air horns and noisemakers, fireworks, laser pens, skateboards/scooters/bikes, large strollers/wagons, Camelbak backpacks, any illegal substance, glass of any kind, recording equipment.

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Soliciting, including commercial or any other type of vending without a permit
  • Distributing literature/produce with prior written consent from facility management
  • Fighting
  • Public drunkeness
  • Threatening behavior
  • Throwing objects
  • Profanity and unacceptable language, gestures


All information regarding weather, safety, and potential rescheduling will be communicated through the NPD AMP's social media channels. Follow @NPDamp on Facebook and Instagram.

Health Check

No health check required. In accordance with Indiana state guidelines and health orders, the NPD AMP is working alongside the Fishers Health Department to ensure patron and event organizer safety. Masks are not required but are strongly encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated. We ask that if you are feeling symptomatic, or know you have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19, to please stay home.

Connect With Us

Guests are strongly encouraged to follow the NPD AMP social media channels for the latest information and requirements for entry to these events. Follow @NPDamp on Facebook and Instagram.


Parking located in the Switch, Police, and Spark Apartments garages. Surface lot and street parking is also available throughout the Nickel Plate District and downtown Fishers. See a parking map here.

parking map

2023 Parking Map