Vibe Check

These area venues offer live concerts for all musical tastes


Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
212 Main Street • 812-303-3178
Enjoy a birds’-eye view of Downtown when acts like Hannah Evelyn, D.R. Bridges, and Soul N The Pocket perform.

Farm 57
3443 Kansas Road • 812-677-5757
Food Trucks at the Farm is a seasonal event on Wednesdays and features performances from singer-songwriters like Ben Dahlquist, Lindsey Williams, and Stephen Anthony.

Marina Pointe and Nightclub
1801 Waterworks Road • 812-550-1050
A hotspot in the summertime, Marina Pointe hosts DJs and musicians on weekends.

Reitz Home Museum
112 Chestnut St. • 812-426-1871
In spring and fall, this French Second Empire home hosts weekly Wine Down to the Weekend concerts featuring Gina Moore, Kings Highway, and The Smoke Rings.

Where to Find Every Genre

Bokeh Lounge
1007 Parrett St. • 812-909-0388
The Haynie’s Corner Arts District staple offers a diverse calendar of live performances by local favorites like Corduroy Orbison, The Pits, and The BackBeats.

Damsel Brew Pub
209 N. Wabash Ave. • 812-909-1956
Enjoy jamming to metal and punk rock played by High Strung, Thlurm, and Faerie Ring at this West Side brewery.

Lamasco Bar and Grill
1331 W. Franklin St. • 812-437-0171
This West Side neighborhood bar welcomes local and national performers of all genres, like Evansville’s The Randys and the Thursday Morning String Band.

Where to Explore New Bands

Warehouse 410
410 Carpenter St. • 812-568-1467
The former industrial facility hosts an eclectic mix of regional and touring musicians like country artist Brooks Werner and alt-rockers Lucero.

Your Brother’s Bookstore
504 Main St. • 812-303-8230 
This indie bookstore’s Booked! concert series showcases local indie talent for all ages, like Sluice, Woe Boy, and Slack.

Date-Night Vibes

Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive • 812-433-4000
Spectacular Ohio River views are complemented by classy piano music and smooth jazz from rotating artists like Bob Green.

Entwined Wine & Cocktail Bar
303 Main St. • 812-550-1393
Cocktails and a changing tapas menu offer a cosmopolitan vibe for jazz musicians like Monte Skelton to perform.

Appeals to General Audiences

Allen Family Amphitheater
525 E. Highway 662, Newburgh, Indiana
This small but comfortable riverfront venue hosts performances by area musicians.

Tiki on Main
524 Main St. • 812-424-5020
Basketball fans over age 21 cross the street from the Ford Center to pregame and postgame here for karaoke and live music.

Rock and Country Party Music

Bud’s Rockin’ Country Bar & Grill
2124 W. Franklin St. • 812-401-1730 
Line dance to country tunes by the banjo-playing Ridge Runners and Southern rocker Jake Holder, among others.

Chaser’s Bar & Grill
2131 W. Franklin St. • 812-401-1699
Expect DJ music in The Attic and live music by regional and national country and pop artists.

KC’s Time Out Lounge and Grill
1121 Washington Square • 812-437-9920
Stop by for good-time vibes from ‘80s and ‘90s rock enthusiasts Flat Stanley and the all-genre-embracing Goldy lockS Band.

Groove Sessions

Mo’s House
1114 Parrett St. • 812-401-3800
This Best of Evansville award-winning cocktail bar often hosts Dekar Justus for Sunday open mic and jam sessions, as well as regional jazz musicians.

Mojo’s BoneYard Sports Bar & Grille
4920 Bellemeade Ave. • 812-475-8593
Spot touring blues and funk musicians like Albert Castiglia and Coco Montoya at this East Side bar.


Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville
123 W. Second St., Owensboro, Kentucky • 270-702-6003
Musician and promoter Andy Brasher stocks his lively bar with top-shelf spirits and music including bluegrass, rock, and pop voices like Cynthia Murray & The End Times and Music City artists.

Lincoln Amphitheatre
15032 E. CR 1500, Lincoln City, Indiana • 812-937-2329 
From May to October, this 1,500-seat covered outdoor stage offers a lineup that includes national tributes to Taylor Swift, The Eagles, and rock ‘n’ roll’s golden age.

Beaver Dam Amphitheater
217 S. Main St., Beaver Dam Kentucky • 270-274-7106
The 10-year-old venue brings in varied acts like country artists Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, rapper Nelly, and a group tour of early 2000s pop stars.

Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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