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08-12-23 | 4-9 PM (doors at 3 pm) | Free
MacAllister Amphitheater and Grounds




About the Garfield Park

Art & Music Festival:

The Garfield Park Art & Music Festival is hosted by the Garfield Park Arts Center, Indy Parks, Musical Family Tree, and Garfield Brewery at Garfield Park, the oldest city park in Indianapolis. The 6th annual Garfield Park Art & Music Festival (GPAMF) is an outdoor festival celebrating the art, music, and culture of Indianapolis. The festival will feature local musicians and bands of diverse genres performing their original music. Up to forty local artists working in a variety of mediums will also host artist booths with their fine art and handmade wares for sale as part of a curated art fair.

The mission of this festival is to showcase and celebrate local talent in the art and music scene in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable way, by highlighting and uplifting artists and musicians who are BIPOC or often underrepresented.

To read more about our mission, click here. 


Enjoy beers by Garfield Brewery, as well as local food trucks and community vendors.

This free, all-ages event is part of Indy Parks and Recreation's summer programs. 

Join us for a summer evening filled with local music and art at the MacAllister Amphitheater.




Musician Callout

Apply to perform at GPAMF!

To be considered for this limited lineup, please review the requirements and provide the necessary information.


1. Artists who are Indianapolis-based or from the surrounding counties only.
2. Be available on Saturday, August 12 from 4-9 PM for the festival and organization of sound needs at the Garfield Park Amphitheater, plus additio
nal setup and teardown time as needed for your set.
3. Have at least 30 mins of material (original music only) to perform.
4. Be okay with performing live or virtually.
5. Be able to supply a set list along with lyrics so that we may organize ASL interpretation when possible.
6. Be willing to promote on behalf of the festival.
7. Any acts with racist, sexist, homophobic/transphobic, or vulgar lyricism/attitudes need not apply.





Art Vendor Callout

Apply to sell your art at GPAMF! 

Priority is given to artists local to the Garfield Park neighborhood and returning GPAMF artists. If you are an artist local to the neighborhood, or reside in central Indiana, please review the requirements and provide the necessary information below. We welcome interested artists of all mediums to connect with us, as booth spaces may still be available or could become available.


1. Artists who are Indianapolis-based or from the surrounding counties.
2. Be available on Saturday, Aug 12 from 3-9 PM for the festival, plus additional setup and teardown time as needed for (more information to be provided to selected artists). Artists who teardown early or show up late will not be considered for future events.
3. Only original, handmade artwork by the artist is allowed (includes prints of original artwork).
4. Provide your own pop-up tent (no deep stakes), tables, chair, table coverings, etc. for a 10x10 booth space. No access to electricity.
5. Pay a $50 booth fee by deadline (payment methods to be provided to selected artists).
6. Be willing to promote on behalf of the festival.
7. Any artwork with racist, sexist, homophobic/transphobic, or vulgar content will not be tolerated and will result in immediate removal of artist from the event.





Frequently asked questions:

When?┃ Where?

GPAMF will be held on Saturday, Aug 12, 2023, from 4:00 - 9:00 PM (doors open at 3:00 PM).

The festival will be located at the MacAllister Amphitheater and grounds in Garfield Park:

2450 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

How much does it cost?

The Garfield Park Art & Music Festival is free and open to the public.


What are the age requirements?

The Garfield Park Art & Music Festival is for all ages. 

Must be 21 or older to purchase alcoholic beverages from Garfield Brewery.


how do I get tickets?

No tickets necessary!

what covid-19 safety precautions will be in place?

At this time, masks are no longer required to enter Indy Parks facilities, but they are still encouraged regardless of vaccination status. Park visitors are encouraged to continue practice social distancing where appropriate. Please stay home if you are sick. All programs are subject to change as new information becomes available regarding COVID-19.

where do i park?┃ do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is free and available in front of the Garfield Park Arts Center and throughout the park in designated parking lots (parking on the grass is prohibited). View the map above for parking areas.


Yes, however dogs must be on a leash at all times. Please make sure to pick-up after your dog.

Are outside food and drinks allowed?

No. Outside food or beverage is NOT permitted. You will be asked to throw these items out or return them to your car. There will be many local vendors for a variety of food, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer and wine.


can i bring my own chairs?

Yes! We encourage you to bring your own low back lawn chairs or blankets. Please be cognizant of your surroundings when planning what items to bring and refrain from bringing items that could obstruct others' views.

Bag Policy | What can I bring in?

Items that are allowed: unopened water bottles, bags, cameras.

Items that are not allowed: coolers, any smoking/vaping, weapons, illegal drugs.


what if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event. However, the festival will be cancelled or postponed if there is thunder and lightning.

will recycling be available?
Yes, we will have recycling bins available in multiple areas.

can i smoke?

No. Smoking or vaping is not permitted in Garfield Park per the City of Indianapolis’ ordinance.​

is there re-entry?

Yes. Please note that you cannot take alcohol outside the fenced area of the event.

will there be wifi?


Is the festival wheelchair accessible?

Is handicap parking available?

Yes, the festival is wheelchair accessible. However, it is on park grounds so there may uneven areas.
There is handicap parking throughout the park. There is a designated seating area for ADA access.

I still have questions. who can I talk to?
Please email for more information.

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