Madison is quickly becoming known as Indiana’s Music City, and for good reason!

You can find live music somewhere most nights of the week at one of our many music venues or by simply walking the streets of downtown Madison. Live music can even be found in some less common places, like barbershops and alleyways!

Throughout the summer and fall, Madison is home to several outdoor music events, ranging from large scale festivals to intimate lunch-time gatherings. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Music in Madison, and it is only growing more beautifully from here.


Madison Music Movement

Supporting the City of Madison with leadership, direction, investment, and support needed to make it THE Music City. Focused on using music as an economic driver for the City.

218 East Main St
(502) 558-2179

Recording Studios & Shops

Crawdaddy Music

An amazing music store with a variety of new and vintage instruments for sale. Private music lessons available.

130 E Main St
(812) 265-6087

The Madison Music Studio

Professional recording studio specializing in top quality demos and album projects for bands and singer/song-writers. Also offering assistance to aspiring songwriters in the songwriting journey! 

107 E 2nd Street, Madison
(574) 835-1817

Seasonal Live Music

Music at Lytle Park

Sponsored by M3 every Friday from noon May to October.

Music at the Mansion

Music on the lawn at Lanier Mansion sponsored by Indiana State Historic Museum every 2nd Sunday, June through September.

Music at Bicentennial Park

Held at Bicentennial Park every 2nd Friday from June through September, sponsored by Madison Main Street Program.

Music Venues

Hanover Park & Amphitheatre

Family park, playground, and amphitheater with live music events.

200 Spruce Lane, Hanover, In
(812) 866-2131

Historic Broadway Hotel and Tavern

Indiana’s oldest tavern and a Madison hometown classic. Serving homestyle cooking, live entertainment, and a full bar for over 178 years.

313 Broadway St
(812) 265-2346

A barber shop, art gallery, home to House of Jane Songwriter sessions, and an all around cool place to hang out.

207 E Main Street
(812) 599-9122

House of Jane Songwriter Sessions

Mad Paddle Brewstillery

Historic feed mill turned Brewery/Distillery with a state of the art steam pump self-pour wall. Enjoy Mad Paddle beer, guest taps, moonshine cocktails, wine, and live music.

301 West Street
(812) 274-0595

Off Broadway Taproom

A 21+ casual craft beer bar with fantastic food options and live music.

218 E Main Street
(812) 274-0216

Ohio Theatre originally opened on October 4, 1938. Today, the non-profit group, Friends of the Ohio Theatre, are working to restore and reuse this grand landmark. The space has recently *rustically* reopened to host live music and other events. 

105 E Main Street
(812) 624-1938

Red Bicycle Hall

Madison’s premier event and live performance space. Perfect venue for receptions, meetings, live music, and theatrical shows.

125 E Main St
(812) 274-0648

Richwood On The River

A tranquil and elegant property located across the bridge in Milton, KY. Doubling as an event venue and luxury lodging, this is a beautiful space to stay as well as host your event.

1233 KY-36 Milton, KY 40045
(502) 663-2748

Riverboat Inn & Suites

A boutique hotel on the edge of the Ohio river overlooking the bridge to Kentucky, hosting live music often on the patio. Every room is unique and boasts a fabulous view of the Ohio River.

906 E First St
(812) 265-2361

Rivercrest Lighthouse Marina Restaurant & Lounge

Floating bar and grill, right on the Ohio River. Walk up or dock up to enjoy good food, views, and live music.

375 W Vaughn Dr
(812) 265-3280

Thomas Family Winery

Handcrafted traditional wines, old-world ciders, homemade bread, and cheeses in a historic ambiance. Live music on the patio.

208 E Second Street
(812) 273-3755

From shops and restaurants to museums and live entertainment, explore all the fun Madison, Indiana has to offer.