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.

2020 Lineup:

July 10 Jerica Paliga
July 17 High Life
July 24 Hey Annie
July 31 P.T. and The Cruisers
August 7 The Toona’s
August 14 The Van Dyke Revue
August 21 Sankofa
August 28 Ginger & Her Baked Goods
September 4 The Music Village
September 11 Whistle Pigs
September 18 The Oblates of Blues
September 25 Kennedy’s Kitchen
October 2 The Remedy Band


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.