Kokomo Summer Concert Series
Join us in Kokomo this summer for a series of free concerts, bringing big-name bands right here to Kokomo.
All concerts 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.
All concerts are free!
All Kokomo Summer Concert Series shows will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.
Carver Center Summer Celebration
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
June 12, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021 – Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, Dirty Dozen Brass Band is recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. They have been featured guests both in the studio and onstage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, and many others. For more information, visit www.dirtydozenbrassband.com.
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
June 26, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021 – HOGfest featuring Max Weinberg’s Jukebox with opener Hence the Hero. For 45 years Max Weinberg has held the drum chair behind Bruce Springsteen & The E Street band, playing before millions around the world. He expanded his role as band leader and resident music historian while anchoring the house band for Late Night with Conan O’Brien for 17 years. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox comes armed with an unlimited repertoire of classic songs, engaging the audience in a truly interactive concert experience. Max is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.maxweinberg.com.
The Haynes Apperson Festival
Acts to be Announced
July 1-3, 2021
July 1, 2 & 3, 2021 – The Haynes Apperson Festival. Full details and lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon.
JD McPherson & Aaron Lee Tasjan
July 10, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021 – Weberfest featuring JD McPherson & special guest Aaron Lee Tasjan. Known for his highly resonant voice and vintage-inspired sound that nods to ’40s R&B and ’50s rock & roll, JD McPherson initially broke through with his 2010 single “North Side Gal” off his debut “Signs & Signifiers.” Pairing with bassist/producer Jimmy Sutton, he quickly built a strong following and drew critical praise for his soulful analog aesthetic. Subsequent albums, like 2015’s “Let the Good Times Roll” and 2017’s “Undivided Heart & Soul,” continued to find McPherson building upon his old-school passions while showcasing collaborations with contemporaries like Lucius, Dan Auerbach, and Nicole Atkins. Aaron Lee Tasjan joins the Weberfest excitement, bringing his blazing guitar work, first rate song crafting, and witty storytelling to the stage. www.jdmcpherson.com / www.aaronleetasjan.com
July 24, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Rhumfest. Artists for this event are TBA but are bound to feature Kokomo area favorites from solo artists to bands. The event will also include favorite past and present musicians out of the Rhum Academy. The event is set to start at 3 p.m.
August 14, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021 – Firefighters/Jeep Rally featuring Nashville’s Finest. Nashville’s Finest combines two new up-and-coming Nashville bands (Zeona Road and The GD Saints) with established recording and touring musicians who have played with some of the world’s biggest acts.
Kokomo Symphony Orchestra
Kokomo Symphony Orchestra featuring My Sinatra
August 21, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – Kokomo Symphony Orchestra featuring My Sinatra. Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra. Hoffman captivates the audience with his intimate journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra’s greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings Sinatra, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession. For more information, visit www.mysinatra.com.
Summer’s End Celebration
Monsters of Yacht
September 18, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021 – Summer’s End Celebration featuring Monsters of Yacht. Featuring classic 70’s and 80’s yacht rock hits, Monsters of Yacht deliver rocking recreations of songs by artists like Toto, Christopher Cross, the Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, and more. They have the skills and attitude needed to pay tribute to the artists of the yacht rock genre with a powerful live show featuring accurate vocals and performances of the classic yacht rock songs. For more information, visit www.monstersofyacht.com.
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 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 and shops in downtown Kokomo.
Check out places to eat and things to do to make the most of your trip!
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.