Fridays by the Fountain

About Fridays by the Fountain

An outdoor lunch-time concert series, Fridays by the Fountain on the Jon R. Hunt Plaza is a summertime tradition in downtown South Bend! Each summer between the months of June and August, the concert series runs every Friday and features live entertainment from local Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk, and Country bands. The concerts are free and run from 11:45am – 1:15pm.

Food vendors are available and they offer a variety of lunchtime favorites including pizza, sandwiches, salads and smoothies, or you may choose to bring your own! Tables are set in and around the plaza to give concertgoers a space to eat Рor bring a blanket and relax on the lawn.

2018 Lineup:

June 1 – Kennedy’s Kitchen

June 8 – Jerica Paliga

June 15 – Oblates of Blues

June 22 – Out by 8

June 29 – Don Savoie

July 6 – Denny Snyder

July 13 – Junior & the Igniters

July 20 – The Roosters

July 27 – Remedy Band

August 3 – Ginger and Her Baked Goods

August 10 – Memphis Underground

August 17 – Whistle Pigs

August 24 – QSonics

August 31 – IUSB Raclin School of Music


Because it is offered as a free event to the community, the Morris Performing Arts Center depends largely on the generosity of businesses to make Fridays by the Fountain a success. By participating as sponsors, businesses can show their support for the community as well as add to the on-going revitalization of downtown South Bend.

There are value-added benefits to businesses who sponsor Fridays by the Fountain, including many advertising opportunities which reach thousands of people. For detailed information about these opportunities, please contact the Director of Development for South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, Adam Miller at


If you are interested in your band performing at Fridays by the Fountain for the 2019 season:

  • Send your promotional packet and/or press kit to Director of Booking and Events ( This should include personal information about your band, style of music, member names, contact information and list of places and dates where your band has performed.
  • Send samples of your music. All demo submissions are responded to by email. If your band is selected to perform at one of the dates, we will contact you. Please, no phone calls.
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Special thank you to our 2018 sponsors: