Fridays by the Fountain
About Fridays by the Fountain
An outdoor lunch-time concert series, Fridays by the Fountain at 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 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
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 or bring a blanket and relax on the lawn.
June 7 Kennedy’s Kitchen
June 14 The Whistle Pigs
June 21 Hey Annie
June 28 Terry and the Heartbeats
July 5 Ginger & Her Baked Goods
July 12 Jerica Paliga Band
July 19 Denny Snyder/The Snyders
July 26 Oblates of Blues
August 2 Out by 8
August 9 Memphis Underground
August 16 High Life
August 23 The Remedy Band
August 30 IUSB Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
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 Development Director for South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, Amy Roush at email@example.com.
If you are interested in your band performing at Fridays by the Fountain for the 2020 season:
- Send your promotional packet and/or press kit to Operations Manager, Mary Ellen Smith, (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Special thank you to our 2018 sponsors: