2023 Kokomo Summer Concert Series

Join us in Kokomo this summer for a series of
free concerts, bringing live music to Kokomo.

All concerts take place at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion in Foster Park. These shows are family friendly, ideal for a date night or spending time with family and friends. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for these evenings packed with fantastic entertainment. Generally, music starts at 6:00 p.m. All concerts are free!

Saturday, June 10:

Myron Elkins Band with opener Revolver Band

Myron Elkins’ debut album reflects the gritty mix of classic rock, country and blues, infusing his music with rich personal experience.

Saturday, June 17:

Carver Center Juneteenth Celebration featuring The Downstroke Band

Indy’s premier R&B and Funk band playing artists like Prince, Bruno Mars, James Brown and many more.

June 29 – July 1

Haynes Apperson Festival

Thursday, June 29: Here Come the Mummies
Friday, June 30: Ace Frehley, formerly of KISS
Saturday, July 1: Starship with Mickey Thomas

All concerts are free. VIP tickets are available for seating close to the stage for $20 per show or $50 for all 3 nights.  Festival will also include carnival rides, parade, car show, food, sports festival and fireworks.

Saturday, July 8:

Firefighter’s Jeep Jam, featuring Los Colognes with opener Joshua Powell Band

Characterized by its ‘70s-style rock, this Nashville band infuses country and classic rock elements in their own unique sound.

Saturday, July 22:


Rhumfest is a day of live music highlighting the talented students and instructors from the Rhum Academy of Music.

Saturday, Aug. 5:

Kokomo Symphony Orchestra with The Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

The Piano Man celebrates the musical influence of Billy Joel and Elton John brought to you by the amazing pianist Nick Davies and his band. Nick will be joined by the KSO. Show starts at 8 p.m. VIP tickets are available.

Saturday, Aug. 19:

Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel 30th Year Celebration with opener CNI Dawgs

Originally from Kokomo, Mike Milligan formed Steam Shovel in the summer of 1993 and was named “Best Blues Band in Indiana” in 2002 by the Crossroads Blues Society of Indiana. They are an original, powerful, soulful band celebrating 30 years!

Saturday, Sept. 9:

Runaway June with
opener Walker Montgomery

Runaway June is a Grammy-nominated country music trio made up of Jennifer Wayne, Natalie Stovall, and Stevie Woodward. They made their first public performance together at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry and are currently on the road hitting stages in cities across the U.S. The trio recently signed to Quartz Hill Records, released their current single “Make Me Wanna Smoke” and have toured with Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan.

Walker Montgomery, chosen as an Artist to Watch in 2022 by Country Now and Music Mayhem Magazine, is a rising singer/songwriter who knows a thing or two about family tradition, but he’s an artist making his own legacy. The 21-year-old son of John Michael Montgomery and nephew of Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery, the emerging star was raised away from the spotlight in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

About the venue

The Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion, located downtown in Foster Park at 721 W. Superior St., provides quality, free entertainment for our community and Central Indiana. The outdoor pavilion is home to the Kokomo Summer Concert Series and other events throughout the year, and it is conveniently located within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and trails in downtown Kokomo.

Make the most of your trip to Kokomo!

Live music, festivals, local dining, eclectic nightlife and unique shopping. Set against a backdrop of historic buildings and public art spaces, the city center is home to unique experiences and tastes.

Authentic Italian favorites, burgers, barbecue, craft beer and cocktails, and of course, the Indiana favorite – the breaded tenderloin. You’ll find it all here in Kokomo!

Plan to stay in Kokomo after the concert! Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of Kokomo’s many hotels. There are rooms and suites to fit any budget, just minutes from downtown.

While you’re here for the Summer Concert Series, make sure to check out all the other awesome things happening in Kokomo. Visit our calendar for fun things to do for you and your family.