Top 5 Essential Outdoor Summer Shows

From ”Ice Ice Baby” to ”Good Vibrations” there is an outdoor show for everyone this summer.

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Indy brings in an array of popular musical acts each year, and this summer is no exception. These five shows are sure to satisfy your outdoor concert craving.

 

Dave Matthews Band

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band performs live for fans at the 2014 Byron Bay Bluesfest on April 21, 2014 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 21: Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band performs live for fans at the 2014 Byron Bay Bluesfest on April 21, 2014 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

(Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Dave Matthews Band is a fan-favorite that formed in 1991, and is still performing to huge crowds 25 years later. Many make it a weekend and camp out to enjoy the shows on both Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at Klipsch Music Center.


Brad Paisley

TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 20: Brad Paisley performs at Country Thunder - Twin Lakes, Wisconsin - Day 3 on July 20, 2013 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
TWIN LAKES, WI – JULY 20: Brad Paisley performs at Country Thunder – Twin Lakes, Wisconsin – Day 3 on July 20, 2013 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

This popular country star is returning to Klipsch on Saturday, July 30 with Chris Young. As with most concerts, the more expensive seats closer to the stage provide a great view, but the real fun is had on the lawn.


Gwen Stefani

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Gwen Stefani performs in a concert presented by MasterCard exclusively for its cardmembers at Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center on October 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MasterCard)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Gwen Stefani performs in a concert presented by MasterCard exclusively for its cardmembers at Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center on October 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MasterCard)

Gwen Stefani has been in the spotlight for years, performing both with a band and solo. Stefani, known for her unusual vocal ability, is on her This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour and performs with Eve on Sunday, July 31 at Klipsch.


 The Beat Summer Jam: I Love the 90’s

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Rapper Vanilla Ice performs onstage at the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 15: Rapper Vanilla Ice performs onstage at the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Enjoy all of your 90’s favorites in one evening at the Lawn at White River State Park. Performers include Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC, Rob Base, Kool Moe D, and All-4-One. This perfect night out on Saturday, August 13 makes for an all-inclusive throwback to the best 90’s jams.


The Beach Boys

Bruce Johnston (right) and Mike Love (center)
Bruce Johnston (right) and Mike Love (center)

Photo by Udo Spreitzenbarth

Attracting an audience of all ages, The Beach Boys are performing at the Lawn on Friday, August 19. End the summer outdoor concert season while enjoying popular classics like “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations.”

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