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We at DTSB are taking 2023 off for this event as we focus our energy on making our other events even better, especially the 20th anniversary of Art Beat taking place August 19! We have selected our 2023 events based on which events garnered the most engagement and attendance in the past. We are happy to creatively partner with any entity on our 2023 events and look forward to a fun year of memory-making in downtown South Bend!

The streets of downtown will be resonant with the music of local musicians for 14 weeks during the Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series. Monday through Thursday, May 31 through September 1. Soloists, duets and small groups will perform free acoustical concerts (weather permitting) from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Downtown workers and visitors are invited to take a seat at Studebaker Plaza, at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Michigan Street. Grab lunch from a nearby restaurant or bring your own, then enjoy it while taking in the tunes! We will also have food trucks this year - Smothered & Covered on Mondays and Tattoo Taco by Hacienda on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

This year, Barnes & Thornburg presents Food Truck Philanthropy; a chance to enjoy some of the best local food truck fare around, while helping to support local non-profit organizations! Food trucks will be parked less than a block away from Red Table Plaza concerts in front of Barnes & Thornburg on the following dates: 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/21, 8/5, 8/18, 9/15, 10/7, & 10/13.

This year’s series once again is a fundraiser for The Music Village, a non-profit music school and arts alliance located in downtown South Bend. Performers have the option of donating their $75 to The Music Village, and the Red Table Plaza marketing materials will indicate which performances are benefiting The Music Village.

2022 marks the 11th year of partnership between the Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series and the Morris Performing Arts Center’s Fridays by the Fountains. On these Fridays, Red Table Plaza’s tables and chairs will relocate to Jon Hunt Plaza at Colfax and Michigan for one big downtown concert!


View the schedule for both the 2022 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concerts and the 2022 Fridays by the Fountain Concerts Below!

The red café tables and chairs give this concert series its name are provided by DTSB.


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*This performer/performance group is generously donating all or a portion of their performance fees to help support The Music Village, downtown South Bend’s not-for-profit music school and arts alliance.

Genre appears in italics below performer name.


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