July 8-11, 2021

The Annual Bluegrass Festival is back for 2021!  Stop by the Niles Riverfront Park July 8-11, 2021 for some twangy tunes and great performances. The Niles Riverfront Optimist Club promises the best offering of live Bluegrass & Americana music and an entire weekend of family fun!


The Music festival is FREE and is held in Riverfront Park in downtown Niles, just 8 miles north of South Bend, Indiana. This year, over 13 bands will be featured in the four days of live music on the banks of the St. Joseph River. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and sit on the grass next to the serene St. Joseph River and watch the live musical performances.

Niles Bluegrass/Americana/Folk Music Festival will feature a variety of vendors with fun, eclectic, unique merchandise, diverse food from lots of food trucks, and children's activities. The Bluegrass Festival features numerous vendors with their handcrafted items, along with many community minded organizations that will also be selling their products and services.  

See our 2017 Flyer. For this year's schedule of performers go to: or call the Niles Main Street (Downtown Development Association) office at 269-687-4332. You can also email us at