Summertime really rocks!

The Ultimate Lineup of Music Festivals in the Evansville Region

Start your Summer on a high note! The Evansville Region hosts some of the most rockin' music festivals around.  

They're loud, they're exciting, they're full of talent! Around here, we love a good music festival. We're lucky to have such incredible local, regional, and nationally known musicians perform live during these Summertime music festivals. 

Blues Festival
June 12-15, 2024
Audubon Mill Park, Henderson, KY

W.C. Handy Blues and BBQ Festival

Now in its 33rd year, the W.C. Handy Blues and BBQ Festival is a 4-day showcase of musical talent from across the country.

Today, this festival has grown to be one of the largest FREE music festivals in the nation!

On opening day, visitors can enjoy  barbeque prepared by local vendors.

Throughout the week, the festival hosts a 5K run, a Mardi Gras style parade, and "happy hours" at nearby bars and restaurants.

W.C. Handy Blues and BBQ Facebook Page

Newburgh Music Festival
June 29. 2024 12-8pm
525 State Rd 662 E., Newburgh

Newburgh Music Festival

Organized by Historic Newburgh, Inc.' this year's Newburgh Music Festival is located at the Old Lock and Dam Park.

Listen to live music of all genres while you watch the boats float by on the river, sip on a drink, and enjoy a meal from a local food truck!

 Newburgh Music Festival Website

June 26-29, 2024
Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, KY

ROMP Music Festival

Over the span of 4 action-packed days, catch a huge lineup of the best bluegrass and roots music around.

This year, ROMP promises to deliver a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music to suit all tastes.

Live music performances take place throughout the day, and way into the night! You can also participate in artist workshops, children's activities, all-night after parties, yoga sessions, and camping.

Located in the gorgeous Yellow Creek Park, ROMP Music Festival is just a short trip from anywhere in the Evansville Region. 

FPF Haynies Corner - Photo Cred Rob Stacer
September 7, 2024
Haynie's Corner Arts District

Front Porch Fest at Haynie's Corner

This unique music fest features nearly 50 households hosting musicians right on their front porches!

Front Porch Fest as a free, family friendly, and super diverse event that is not to miss.

Stroll through the neighborhoods of the Haynie's Corner and Historic Downtown Evansville while you listen to local and regional musical acts along the way.

Front Porch Fest Website

First City music Festival
September 26-29, 2024
327 Bayou Street, Vincennes, IN

First City Music Festival

Located just 1 hour from Evansville is a festival of music, yoga, kids activities, camping, regional artisans, and late night campfires!

Created by a group of music lovers, friends, and family; the First City Music Festival is a place to come together and simply enjoy the magic of music, art, and culture. 

For ticket information, to book a campsite, or to view this year's lineup, visit their website. 

Lincolnshire Front Porch Fest
October 2024
S. Willow and Bayard Park Drive, Evansville

Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival

This annual outdoor music festival is a celebration of local musicians and the historic Lincolnshire Neighborhood on Evansville's East side.

At this music fest, tour the neighborhood on foot and stop to enjoy over 20 musical acts performing on front porches. 

If you get hungry, local food trucks are on site to feed you!

Keep tabs on the Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival Facebook Page for updates!

Lincolnshire Front Porch Fest Facebook Page