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Music in Fishers, Indiana

Downtown Fishers, IndianaFishers, Indiana is a prosperous suburb of Indiana state capital Indianapolis, a growing, vibrant area that has its own breed of Fishers art, Fishers attractions and Fishers things to do. Though Fishers is more inclined to attract an older crowd of residents, families who want to take advantage of the many benefits offered to Fishers children, there are still many younger residents in the city. And in any town where there’s a strong youth presence, there will probably be a strong music scene: Fishers music is no exception.

Video of live music in Fishers, Indiana

Probably the biggest organization of Fishers music is the Fishers Chamber Orchestra, this suburb’s equivalent of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra or the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The Fishers Chamber Orchestra began life in 2005 and has been growing exponentially ever since. This Fishers music organization performs at many different Fishers attractions and Fishers events; the orchestra has played at Conner Prairie, the Fishers Freedom Festival,  and many times during the Fishers Summer Concert Series. The Fishers Chamber Orchestra can stand toe to toe with any other Indianapolis musical organization.

Video of live music at the Fishers Freedom Festival in Fishers, Indiana

There are also a number of Fishers businesses that cater to the music trade in Fishers. Reno’s Music is a locally owned Fishers business located just off the highway. The “home of fine guitars,” Reno’s Music deals in electric guitars, acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins, and more. Butler Music Resources (not affiliated with Butler University) is the business that provides Fishers schools with their marching band equipment, including uniforms, accessories, and drums.

There are also a few academies in the Fishers music scene, including the Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy, a music school founded by Seoul native and Indiana University graduate Ji-Eun Lee that offers lessons in piano, cello, voice, electric bass, and more, and Andy’s Music Box School of Music, an extension of Andy Garcia Sounds LLC that offers both private and group lessons.

Video of students at Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy in Fishers, Indiana performing “Winter Sonata, Memory” in 2007

Of course, since it’s so close to Indy and all the wanton variety of the Indianapolis music scene, residents and bands in Fishers are free to play at any Indianapolis music venue, including The Vogue, the Emerson Theater, Chatterbox Jazz Club, and Birdy’s Bar & Grill. There are also several popular music venues in Fishers where Indianapolis bands come to play. Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub used to be a hotspot for local Irish bands like Mother Grove before the Fishers restaurant closed its doors in late 2009. The Britton Tavern, Nickel Plate Bar & Grill, and other Fishers bars also double as music venues, attracting musicians and fans from all over Central Indiana.

Video of Indianapolis band Mother Grove performing at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, Indiana

Take a short trip to Fishers, Indiana to see why this small town perfectly compliments the Indianapolis music scene!