Levitt VIBE Indianapolis Music Series

Big Car Collaborative, Arte Mexicano en Indiana, and our partners are excited to be part of a national program to bring FREE live concerts to Garfield Park in Fall 2024 — and continuing in 2025 — as part of the new Levitt VIBE Indianapolis series!

Want to help? We’re seeking sponsors to meet our match from The Levitt Foundation! Check out our sponsorship info here.

We are also grateful for very generous sponsorship support from Citizens Energy and Efroymson Family Fund! 

When: Sept. 1, 8, 22, & 29 + Oct. 6, 13, & 20, All on Sundays noon to 3 p.m. 

Where: The lawn behind the Garfield Park Art Center, on the near southside of Indianapolis. 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46203 

What:  Seven Sundays of free multi-genre outdoor concerts and creative community gatherings in September and October.

Why: To bring additional liveliness to an underused area of our neighborhood park with free outdoor music experiences and neighborly, inclusive, fun, and creative social gatherings.

Who: Arte Mexicano en Indiana and Big Car are collaborating with our partners at the City of Indianapolis/Indy Parks, local and national musicians, local vendors, artists, and poets — with the Bean Creek and Garfield Park neighborhoods and the Friends of Garfield Park.

Scheduled performers include a wide range of local, regional, national and international acts: Girl Ultra, Bitchin Bajas, Forgotten Tribe, Nathaniel RussellAllison Victoria, Elisa Harkins, Juan William Chavez, Giselle TrujilloNative Sun, Mina and the Wondrous Flying MachineMariachi Sol Jalisciense, Sarah Grain and Billions of Stars, Lasana Kazembe, Rock E Bassoon, La Maquina del Tiempo, Clint Breeze Quartet, Eli Winter Trio, Sylvia Thomas, Jordan Munson, The Roundups, Meadows, El Mirambaso, Mffred, Giselle Montoya, Caldwell/Tester, Rodrigo Hernandez, Gamelan Group, Indianapolis Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

Genres represented

  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Ambient and electronic
  • Soul, pop, and rock
  • Folk and old-style country
  • Spoken word and poetry

These free events also include:

  • Sharing spoken word and poetry 
  • Haiku and and poetry activities
  • Postcard coloring and other creative activities
  • Interactive art making
  • A food truck and select local vendors
  • Open picnicking (people can bring their own food and drink)
  • Some provided seating (attendees encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets)

Event Partners + Organizational Information

Arte Mexicano en Indiana

 Nonprofit – Partner & co-producer

  • Mission: Arte Mexicano en Indiana (AMI) is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes Mexican art, music and culture in Indiana through collaborations and by organizing and promoting public events.
  • Website: facebook.com/artemexicanoenindiana 

Big Car Collaborative

Nonprofit – Partner & co-producer

  • Mission: We bring art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to support communities.

City of Indianapolis – Indy Parks

Government Organization – Partner

  • Mission: We connect communities by providing places and experiences that inspire healthy living, social engagement, and a love of nature.
  • Website: parks.indy.gov

Levitt Foundation

Nonprofit – Funder & Partner (provides match dollars)

  • Mission: The Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We partner with communities to activate underused outdoor spaces, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together of all ages and backgrounds and invigorates community life.
  • Location: Headquartered in Los Angeles; Projects across the U.S.
  • Website: levitt.org