7 things to do in the Evansville area this weekend, from music to antiques

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Outdoor concerts, art and gardens and pride are among the events planned for this weekend. Check out this to-do list to help you plan your weekend.


Summer Concert Series at EVPL Oaklyn

6-7:30 p.m., EVPL Oaklyn, 3001 Oaklyn Drive

Bring your lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy a concert on the lawn at EVPL Oaklyn during their summer concert series which kicks off with 60s-90s rock band TuneStop on Friday. Other dates include Monte Skelton on June 25, The Burma Shavers on July 9, and Sarah Werner on July 23.

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be postponed to a later date. They will not be moved inside.

After:Ford Center announces Hank Williams Jr. show as Evansville concerts continue to return regularly


19th Annual New Harmony Antiques Show

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Downtown New Harmony

New Harmony Business Associates 19th Annual New Harmony Antiques Show features 50 booths of antiques and vintage items including furniture, Americana, advertising, signs, textiles, quilts, jewelry, architectural salvage, cookware, utensils kitchen, ephemeral, garden antiques and Suite. Also this year, a mini antiques roadshow with certified appraiser George Higby, CAGA, known to YouTube viewers as “The Antique Nomad”. He will be present at the show to help determine the age, origin and other valuable characteristics of the items. Participants are encouraged to bring as many items as they wish (excluding gems or art) to be appraised at a cost of $ 5 per item. Look for his stand on the Saturday and Sunday of the Antiques Fair.

The Workingmen’s Institute and Library (WMI) annual book sale inside the Library and Farmer’s Market also takes place on Saturday.

After:Handy Fest’s annual Street Strut returns to Henderson with new energy this year

Haynie’s Corner Family Pride Day

2 pm-5pm, Haynie’s Corner

LaDawn McGinnis skates during the River City Pride Parade on Saturday June 22, 2019.

Organizers describe Family Pride Day as “a low-key pride day for the whole family.” There will be a 0.8 mile parade walk with parades returning to the corner to listen to music by Honey Vines, goodies from Lolly’s Pops, a small health salon and chalk art.

Those interested in participating in the parade should not bring anything larger than a golf cart; scooters, tanks and banners are welcome; he will finish and start at the fountain. Register your group on shapes.gle/9CPJdy2GcjNK5JdV9, but people not associated with a group are also welcome!

Participants are encouraged to bring banners, pride equipment, lawn chairs, good attitudes, children, parents, straight friends and more.

After:Modern 1816 Kitchen in Corydon: Elegant Dining in Historic Indiana

BBQ and beer fundraiser at the Victory International Film Festival

Starts at 11 am, Myriad Brewing Company, 101 SE First St., Ste 1; $ 12 the plate

The 2nd BBQ and Beer Fundraiser for the Victory International Film Festival will feature baby back ribs, chicken and pork by barbecue master Roger Griffin. All profits from meat sales and all tips will go to the Victory International Film Festival, which is scheduled for September 9-11 in downtown Evansville.

Rooftop Concert Series

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.

Cage Willis and Kelsey Barr are the featured artists at Saturday's On the Roof concert.

The On The Roof musical series continues with Cage Willis and Kelsey Barr performing on the Arts Council’s Rooftop Art Deck. This open-air venue overlooks the main street and features artist-designed furniture.

Other dates are planned throughout the summer.

After:Blake Shelton returns to the Ford Center in Evansville for a concert this fall


The Annex Community Block Party

1 p.m. to 7 p.m., 315 avenue Taylor.

The Evansville Community Development Annex is hosting a block party and community picnic to kick off Juneteenth.

The Evansville Community Development Annex kicks off June 17 with a block party and community picnic on Saturday at the Annex. There will be food, music, an open mic, dance competition, musician sit-in and more. There will be a presentation on community unity at 6 p.m.

Art in the garden

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway

The SWIGMA Display Garden will be the site of Art in the Garden featuring a number of works by local artists.

The Art in the Garden of the Master Gardener Association of Southwest Indiana will feature a number of works by local artists in the exhibit garden. Artists include Terry Rone, Donna Kipp, Tim Lutz, Roger Lynch, Calvin Ott, Stacy Aunspach, Tri-State Woodcarvers, and Bob Zasadny.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs for the free, family-friendly event that will feature music from the Honey Vines.

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