Four new concerts have joined the entertainment lineup at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater this year.
The Fishers Summer Concert Series kicks off this week with free concerts on Tuesday and Friday evenings in the newly renovated Amphitheater, presented by IU Health Saxony. The series also includes free Wednesday lunchtime concerts on Central Green in front of Fishers City Hall, presented by Meyer Najem. The full lineup is available here.
In addition to the previously announced schedule, four new concerts have been added to the season.
Free Saturday Concerts
New this summer, Fishers Parks & Recreation will host two special shows on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Concerts are free, and tickets are not required for entry.
On July 20, Fishers welcomes Chance McCoy, a virtuoso fiddler, guitarist, and banjo player best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning Americana powerhouse Old Crow Medicine Show. His debut solo album, Wander Wide, blends old-school bluegrass melodies with modern rock and roll arrangements and rich, atmospheric production.
High-powered funk, R&B and soul band Huckleberry Funk takes the stage on August 17. Based in Bloomington, Ind., their live shows have earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting and entertaining performances in the Midwest. At the heart of a Huckleberry Funk show, the audience can expect powerhouse vocals, face-melting guitar solos, a touch of east coast horns, and rock-solid grooves.
Lawn chairs and outside food and beverages are welcome at these concerts. Beer will also be available from Four Day Ray for purchase onsite during the show. Learn more at npdamp.com/Saturdays.
Ticketed Friday Night Shows
Fishers Parks and Recreation will also host two ticketed Friday night concerts featuring national recording artists. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available beginning June 10 at npdamp.com/Tickets.
In partnership with 92.3 WTTS, Jade Bird and Ruston Kelly will perform on August 9. The ‘tts tiny ticket will be available for $9.23. Jade Bird is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new British voices in the alternative music world. With her debut release the Somewhere American EP and 2018's follow-up breakthrough single Lottery, Jade has performed on Later with Jools Holland, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Ruston Kelly, a Nashville-based artist debuting his first full-length album later this year, will also take the stage alongside Bird in August. While also penning songs for artists like Tim McGraw and Josh Abbott Band, he continued working on his own material, releasing his debut EP Halloween in 2017 and earning praise from Rolling Stone.
The final show of the season will take place on Friday, September 20 with Grammy Award-winning artist Van Hunt, whose melding of R&B, soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll has garnered critical praise and success over his nearly 15-year music career. A charismatic and engaging live performer, Hunt has toured both as headliner as well as alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Matthews Band. Tickets will be available June 10 at NPDamp.com/tickets for $10.
Four Day Ray and various food vendors will also be onsite at both concerts. No outside food or beverage is permitted at ticketed shows.