Outdoor Music Festivals Around the South Bend Area

by Tracy Molnar on June 23, 2008

It’s time to enjoy great weather and great tunes. Check out the schedule of bands, days, and times below. There’s something for everyone.

Meet Me On the Island – Century Center, Island Park
Admission: $5; children under 12 free
July 3, 5:00 – 10:30pm – Clifford & Michaels Blues Band
August 29, 5:00 – 9:30pm – Darryl Buchannan
September 19, 5:00 – 9:30pm – The Whistle Pigs

Fridays By The Fountain, near W Colfax and N Michigan Streets
Admission: free
June 27, 11:30am – 1:30pm – John Sapen Band
July 11, 11:30am – 1:30pm – Little Frank & The Premiers
July 25, 11:30am – 1:30pm – Everyday People
August 8, 11:30am – 1:30pm – Kennedy’s Kitchen
August 22 11:30am – 1:30pm – Half-Pint Jones

Rooftop Rendezvous, near E Wayne and S St Joseph Streets
Admission: $7.00
June 21 , 6:00pm to 11:00pm – Driving Reign
July 12, 6:00pm to 11:00pm – Live Wire and Ruin Hayes
August 16, 6:00pm to 11:00pm – Vyagra Falls
September 20, 6:00pm to 11:00pm – Soul Funkshun

Beutter Park Thursday Concert Series
Admission: free
Jun 5, 6:30pm – South Slope Cut Throats
Jun 12, 6:30pm – Steve Foresman Band
Jun 19, 6:30pm – Driving Reign
Jul 3, 6:30pm – South Side Denny
Jul 10, 6:30pm – Soundwave
Jul 17, 6:30pm – FBI – Funky Blues Intuition
Jul 24, 6:30pm – High Life
Jul 31, 6:30pm – Last Call
Aug 14, 6:30pm – Vehicle
Aug 21, 6:30pm – Jason Sapen Band

Sundays at East Race / Seitz Park
Admission: free
June 22, 1:00pm — Celtic Fest and Kennedy’s Kitchen
June 29, 4:00pm — Dry Flood
July 6, 2:00pm — Comcast Day featuring: Jetta & the Jelly Beans, The Whistle Pigs, South Side Denny, Ruby Jazayre, and the Sisters of the Nile
July 13, 4:00pm — Zonnix The Band
July 20, 4:00pm — NIPSCO Day featuring: This End Up, LD Swygg Band, Jetta & the Jelly Beans, Leonardo
July 27, 4:00pm — Los Hermanos Bueno
Aug 3, 4:00pm — Soul Riders
Aug. 10, 4:00pm — Soul Funkshun


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