About the Series
Welcome to the After Hours Concert Series at the
Batesville (IN) Memorial Public Library.
After Hours Concerts are a series of monthly (except for December),
free-to-the-public performances by a wide variety of musical artists
from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and beyond. We have enjoyed
everything from barbershop to blues; jazz to folk; Celtic to Klezmer;
classical to classic rock. See our
page for past performers.
If you are looking for entertainment,
our concerts at the
library are, as one performer put it, "like an evening at an intimate club."
After Hours Concerts are family-friendly, usually last about two hours (with
a short break) and always free and rain-or-shine. Please note
that some concerts are held at other venues (see
If you are a musician who would like to play in our series
at the top to find out more.
If you are
from another public library and would like to know more about our
series, or are already providing live music at your library and want to
share information, please
email the director, Mike Kruse.
Actually, we think they're all "special," but the following concerts are in a
different venue and/or are part of some special event:
March 8 -- After Hours Concert by Batesville High School Student Bands
Held at Batesville Middle School, 201 North Mulberry Street.
Features the Sport Coat Jazz Explosion and Batesville Steel Drum Band.
Wednesday, June 19 -- After Hours Concert / Music & Arts Festival
This concert will be in the parking lot of downtown Batesville as part of Batesville's 2013 Music &
Arts Festival. Rain or shine.
July 13 -- After Hours / SummerFest Concert
Held in Batesville's
Liberty Park. Rain-or-shine fun in a friendly,
setting. In partnership with the
Batesville Volunteer Fire Department.
Saturday, August 24 -- Library Ice Cream Social / After Hours
Celebrate the end of summer with our annual Ice Cream Social at the
Saturday, September 28 -- After Hours / AppleFest Concert
Liberty Park is again the scene for our concert during AppleFest.
Another rain-or-shine event.
... the BMPL Board of Trustees for their continued support of this
Friends of Batesville Memorial Public Library for their financial
... the many outstanding musical artists who have shared their
talents and creativity with us.
... the audience members of all ages, sizes, and musical preferences,
who have found out that their public library is a place to enjoy
familiar music as well as to expand musical horizons.
Ripley County Tourism Bureau for their promotional efforts
... the Columbus Area Arts Council, the
Indiana Arts Commission, a
state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency,
for their support.
... Adam Kruse for his advice and expertise on the soundboard, and the
rest of the Kruse family and all the volunteers for assisting with set-up and
After Hours Concert Series performers