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.

2021 Lineup

June 18: The Van Dyke Revue
June 25: Hey Annie
July 2: Kennedy’s Kitchen
*July 9: High Life at Howard Park
July 16: QSonics
July 23: The 1985
July 30: Deep Fried Pickle Project
August 6: PT & The Cruisers
*August 13: Remedy Band at Howard Park
August 20: Nate Venturelli
August 27: RockDogs
September 3: Whistle Pigs
September 10: Oblates of Blues
September 17: The Music Village

*The July 9 and August 13 performances will take place at Howard Park


A big thank you to our 2021 sponsors: Beacon Health System, U93, WNDU, IBEW Local 153, Martin’s Super Markets, Indiana Michigan Power, Jones Obenchain, LLP, and American Theatre Guild.

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


If you are interested in your band performing at Fridays by the Fountain for the 2021 season:

  • Send your promotional packet and/or press kit to Operations Manager, Mary Ellen Smith, ( 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.