Summer Concert FAQ's

Have questions about concerts in the Nickel Plate District? Please find information below on frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 317-595-3150 or by email.

I heard the NPD AMP is undergoing renovations. When will the AMP open? 
The NDP AMP will be open for the first show on July 13. The NPD AMP opens for concerts on July 13. Final touches are being made on the south area of the project and will open soon, so please excuse the construction! NPD AMP entrances are located on the north side of the Fire and Police Departments. 

Where can I park for summer concerts and events?
Parking is available for all concerts in the Flats at Switch and The Depot parking garages located to the east and west of City Hall. See the parking map for more information. 

Can I bring outside food and drinks to the show?
Coolers and outside food and drinks are welcome during Tuesday Night Concerts, AMP After Dark Concerts (excluding Spark!Fishers show), Wednesday Concerts on the Central Green. Alcohol is permitted at these shows (no glass bottles please). If a show is ticketed, tickets will detail cooler permissions for that concert. 

Are pets allowed at summer concerts?
Pets are welcome on a leash; however, we ask that guests clean up after their pets. The AMP does not permit animals that are not leashed, even if they are being held or restrained by their owner.

Where can I learn about last minute cancellations due to inclement weather?
Sometimes bad weather arrives resulting in a show cancellation. When cancellations are made, that information is shared via social media on the Nickel Plate District AMP Facebook page and on the Fishers Parks & Recreation Twitter account.

Is there food available on site during events?
Given the diverse nature of events at the AMP, there may or may not be food available. We work with local food trucks in an effort to have at least one truck present during concerts. 

Is smoking allowed?
The NPD AMP or Central Green does not permit chewing tobacco, vaping, or smoking.

What if my child gets lost during the event?
Volunteers working the event will take lost children to the Fishers Parks & Recreation tent or backstage with the venue coordinator. An announcement will be made from the stage letting the parents know where they can reunite with their child.

What are the hours for the AMP?
The AMP is an outdoor venue, thus does not have set hours where City staff are onsite. During City events, staff will be on site and available to assist concert-goers.

How early can I arrive to the show?
We typically suggest no earlier than a couple hours before the event. Guests arriving early are encouraged to plan ahead for dinner or bring a few toys for children to play with. Typically, the Fishers Parks & Recreation staff are set up with pre-show activities an hour before the concert is set to begin.

What happens if inclement weather arrives during the show?
If inclement weather should arise during a concert, an announcement will be made from the stage followed by evacuation of the facility.

Is City Hall open during events?
While City Hall may be often for events, entry is not guaranteed during events at the AMP.

Where is the NPD AMP located?
6 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038

Have questions about our Tuesday Night Concerts or AMP After Dark shows? Please find information below on frequently asked questions for both concert series. If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to us at (317) 595-3150 or

AMP After Dark Concert Series

What shows require tickets and where can I get them?
National shows are the only shows that require tickets. National shows include:

Tickets are required in order to ensure public safety and crowd control. Tickets can be obtained through the sponsoring radio stations' ticket stops and promotions, or by attending a City of Fishers ticket giveaway event. Check the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Facebook page for updates on ticket giveaways. 

Tickets for Alt 103.3 presents Better Than Ezra tickets will be available at these upcoming Fishers events: 

  • 8/12- Fishers Farmers' Market (8 a.m. at the Parks Tent in the Nickel Plate District Amp)

Do children need tickets?
Children over the age of 2 require tickets for admission. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket.

Where can I park?
Due to limited parking, please carpool if possible. Free parking is located in:

  • The Depot parking garage (southwest of City Hall)
  • The Switch parking garage (southeast of City Hall)
  • Meyer Najem parking lot
  • The Edge parking garage
  • City Hall parking lots
  • Lawn lots north of Amphitheater
  • Handicap accessible parking (first come first served) in North Fire Dept. lot

View the Parking Map for more info.

Can I bring coolers, food and alcohol?
National Shows (Smashmouth, Loverboy, Moon Taxi & Better Than Ezra):
No outside alcohol is permitted
(alcohol will be sold onsite). Outside food, non-alcoholic beverages and coolers are not permitted at these National shows. 

Non-national shows: 
Outside alcohol, coolers and food are welcome! 

Are pets allowed? 

Pets are only welcome at non-national shows and must be kept on leashes. Pets are not allowed at National Shows.

Can I bring lawn chairs and blankets?
Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at all shows, and are especially encouraged on rainy days and nights.

Tuesday Night Concert Series

Can I bring coolers, alcohol and food?
Yes, food, coolers and alcohol are welcome at our Tuesday Night shows!

Can I bring pets to Tuesday Night Shows?
Yes, we welcome pets but they must be kept on leashes. 

Can I bring lawn chairs to Tuesday Night Shows?
Yes, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at all shows, and are especially encouraged on rainy days and nights.