4 Wild Indianapolis Music Venues

Indianapolis is known for its rich cultural heritage, and it has many interesting attractions for tourists who are interested in arts and music. Enthusiasts will find that there are Indianapolis music venues for just about any kind of music they want to listen to, ranging from pop and R&B to country and rock. BBOnline recommends that you visit these 4 excellent music venues when vacationing in the city.

Slippery Noodle
372 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
(317) 631-6974

One of the most popular Indianapolis music venues is the Slippery Noodle. This bar was established in 1850, and it is considered the oldest bar in the entire state of Indiana. It was originally a roadhouse, and it evolved into an inn as well as a music venue that was notorious for its booze and blues. Today, the establishment still serves as a bar and inn, and it attracts many music lovers from Indiana and other states. It won the Keeping the Blues Alive awards for "Best Bar" and "Best Live Music Venue" categories in 2003. Some of the famous musicians who have played at the Slipper Noodle are Luther Allison, Jay Giles, Albert Collins, John Mayall and Magic Dick. This bar plays live blues music every day of the week at 8.30 pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 9.00 pm from Thursday to Saturday.

Music Mill
3720 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
(317) 841-1850

Your experience of the Indianapolis music scene will not be complete without a visit to the Music Mill. This music venue's combination of refreshing drinks, good food and amazing music makes it one of the most sought-after newly-opened concert venues in the area. Its performance rooms can accommodate an audience of up to 700, and they provide the ideal environment for the enjoyment of pop, country and R&B music. The Music Mill is situated in a major shopping district in the downtown area, and it should be very convenient for you to get there from your Indianapolis Bed and Breakfast.

Locals Only
2449 East 58th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
(317) 255-4013

No, you don't have to be a local to enter Locals Only. In fact, tourists usually get a warm welcome from the friendly staff and guests at this music venue. This place has a unique d├ęcor that features artworks from some of the finest artists in Indianapolis, and it also serves a great selection of homemade all-American pizzas and sandwiches. Live music will be played six nights a week, ranging from bluegrass to heart-pounding rock. Locals Only promises a most unforgettable night out for all music fans, whether they're locals or tourists. You can find out the location of this music venue by checking its website or asking the staff at your Indianapolis Inn.

8 Seconds Saloon
111 North Lynhurst
Indianapolis, Indiana 46224
(317) 486-1569

If you're in Indianapolis on a Wednesday, you should not miss the chance to learn dancing at the 8 Seconds Saloon. This place has one of the largest dance floors in the Midwest, and it's a very popular night entertainment spot among the locals. Other than the dance lessons, it offers live music by the finest performers in Indianapolis almost every night. Whether you want to shake your booty, listen to music or enjoy a delectable American meal, the 8 Seconds Saloon is the perfect place for you.