The sun is out, the beer is cold, and it’s finally become socially acceptable to blast the Beach Boys out your car window any time of day… must be summertime in Indiana! And what better way to spend a gorgeous evening than at a concert in the company of friends? The Lawn at White River State Park recently announced its strongest and most eclectic summer line-up to date—from Ke$ha to country, they’ve got it all! Prepare for some sweet summertime jams. Here it is, Indianapolis: Snappening’s fool-proof guide to the concert line-up and some hot spots to hit before or after the show. Cheers!

Drum roll, please… The Summer Line-up (and where the party’s at!)

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ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION feat JERRY DOUGLAS

Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. gates)
ON SALE NOW

Soak up that last bit of sun before you head to your evening with Alison! Dine at Indianapolis’ brand new T.G.I. Fridays Downtown—the perfect place to kick back, sit out on the patio and enjoy the ambience of the Marriott Place’s Art Plaza. Its broad menu offers tasty appetizers, delectable nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages for all parties involved, and not to mention, mouth watering desserts. Fuel up!

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THE BLACK KEYS
Special Guests: Booker T. Jones and Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea
Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. gates)
ON SALE NOW

As the restaurant itself says, “Serious about our food. Crazy about our beer.” The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery could not be more right—experience it yourself before this rockin’ concert! From steakburgers to pizza, enjoy one of the tasty entrees from their menu… and a cold brew. Hit it up!

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RAY LAMONTAGNE & THE PARIAH DOGS
Special Guests: Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters
Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. gates)
ON SALE NOW

Looking to head to one of the leading Indianapolis dining options before your musical adventure with Ray LaMontagne? Dine at theCircle City Bar & Grille at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Your taste buds will thank you! Test some eclectic appetizers or savory dishes like Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. Their varied menu has something for everyone—by your meal’s end, you’ll be ready to sing!

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UMPHREY’S McGEE
Special Guests: TBA
Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. gates)
ON SALE NOW

Head to High Velocity for a sportier start to your Umphrey’s McGee concert adventure. This all American bar is sure to be a home run with your entire concert posse. Serving up classic favorites from the grill, its savory menu options include mouth-watering burgers, quesadillas with a kick and finger-licking wings. Score!

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FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Special Guests: Hanni El Khatib
Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. gates)
ON SALE NOW

Florence + The Machine traveled all the way from Europe… looking to keep that international flavor alive? Head to Osteria Pronto, the swankiest new place to indulge in authentic Italian food and drinks in the Indy area. The Italian restaurant is located on the lobby level of the JW Marriott at Marriott Place and offers a contemporary Italian menu with freshly prepared ingredients.

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THE DECEMBERISTS

Special Guests: TBA
Friday, August 5
ON SALE NOW

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KE$HA
Special Guests: TBA
Tuesday, August 23
ON SALE NOW

Before or after a Ke$ha concert, you have no choice but to get wild! Head to The Ugly Monkey on South Illinois St. for cocktails—even a little dancing if you’re channeling your inner Ke$ha! The bar has a back room dance floor, retro lounge, outdoor party deck and even a live music venue if you don’t get your fill at the concert.

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THE AVETT BROTHERS

Special Guests: TBA
Saturday, October 1
ON SALE NOW

Ticket Info:
Tickets for The Lawn at White River State Park are available through LiveNation.com, the Old National Centre Box Office (except day of show), Ticketmaster outlets or 1-800-745-3000.

So there you have it! Concert season in Indianapolis has officially kicked off… and Snappening fans always love a good time! Heading to The Lawn for a musical extravaganza? Chat with us on Snappening’s Facebook or Twitter to talk details!