Downtown Hammond's Free Outdoor Concert Series

Picnic in the Park is a family-friendly and free-to-attend live music event right in the heart of our downtown. Grab a bite, pop a top, and chill out in the grass at Cate Square Park. Concerts may also be hosted in Railroad Park. Join our newsletter or give us a follow to stay up to date! 

🎶🌳 Picnic in the Park: Spring 2023 Series 🌳🎶 

Picnic in the Park is a family-friendly and free-to-attend live music event in Cate Square Park... right in the heart of Downtown Hammond!

This fall, the area's top musical acts will rock out from the gazebo, providing FREE quality entertainment for all ages. Each show starts at 5:30pm and runs until 7:30pm.


March 31: Bottom's Up
April 29: Mary's Wish

Grab your lawn chair. Gather your friends.
Get your food to-go. We'll see you at Cate Square Park!

We would like to give a special thank you to our Spring 2023 Gold Sponsor, North Oaks Health System

Become A Sponsor

By becoming a sponsor of Picnic in the Park, you would contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Hammond, help strengthen our community, and support local musicians, bars, and restaurants. You will also position your brand in front of a broad and diverse audience, and join the ranks of companies who are well-known for supporting important causes in our community. There are sponsorship levels that would fit into budgets of all sizes.

Sponsorship Info

Apply to be a Musical Act

We strive to bring in local acts of all genres. If you'd like to play at Picnic in the Park, please email [email protected] with the following information:
  • Band name
  • Sample of music (video or audio)
  • 2-hour set list and rate

Thank you!

Past Musical Acts

Nick Perkins as Elvis
Casey Saba
Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces
The Open Range Band
Sugar Shaker
Will Vance & The Kinfolk
Thomas Cain
The Joe & Mo' Show
Ricky T & The Rockets
61 Suns
📸 Picnic in the Park Pics 📸

Take a look at some awesome moments from PITPs past!