July 27, 2019

River Park Square

Plymouth, IN

Hear Festival is a music and arts festival in Plymouth, IN, at River Park Square in beautiful downtown Plymouth, IN (the corner of Water Street and Garro Street) on July 27 from 2pm-8pm. This year we bring back a number of our favorite past artists, along with some great new ones! 

The purpose of Hear Festival is to raise awareness for those with mental illness, give people affected by mental illness a place of hope, and help educate all people. We do this through music and art and spoken word and the like. It’s a genuinely great time.

Hear Festival is family-friendly and, while we have food trucks and the like there, you are able to bring in your own food. You can also bring in alcohol if you so desire, but understand that if you become unruly, you will be asked to leave.

This year we are doing something a little different. Hear Festival will not have tickets. Instead, we ask that you make a donation. If you cannot afford a donation, we understand, and ask that you simply come and enjoy the festival!


stop.drop.rewind is what happens when emo kids grow up and get jazz degrees. stop.drop.rewind is a progressive/powerpop band from Valparaiso, IN. Members Kris Lohn and DJ Crenson have been playing together since 2000. Andy Sutton joined – with a big leap forward – in 2015; they filled out their live sound with Josh Andrews on lead guitar in late 2016. stop.drop.rewind has released 3 EP’s: “Part of the Whole” (2012), “Smoke Signals” (2014) and “Polarity” (2016). They have toured regionally since 2012. They have played in 10 states, and opened for The Misfits, Hawthorne Heights, The Spill Canvas, Amber Pacific, Real Friends, among many.

SLOW ORBIT is a sonic steamroller ~ a marriage of psychedelic funk, gritty rock and roll, fatback groove-soul, and jammy roadtrip songs. They have played all over northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, bringing their utterly unique show to the pleasure of lots of people.

Spaceships is a post-rock band hailing from Northern Indiana. Their live performances are something to behold. They bring a great vibe to Hear Festival and we are excited to have them.

Fragile Soul comes to Hear Festival from Northwest Indiana. Fragile Soul is a modern mix of soulful heartfelt vocals with the blues rock influences such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd and City and Colour. We can’t wait to see what they bring to the table at Hear Festival!

Doug Harsch comes to Hear Festival from South Bend, IN. He is a master at Americana, folk, rock, and more. His diversity and passion are greatly welcome at Hear Festival and we can’t wait to see what he brings out of his repertoire.

We are very excited to have Brittany Lee Moffitt coming to Hear Festival in 2019. Her passion only accentuates the beauty of her voice and playing. She puts on a great show and we are so excited she agreed to come to Hear Festival.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the date, time, and location?

Hear Festival is Aug. 4, 2018 from 2:00pm-9:30pm. It is at the beautiful Young Amphitheater in Plymouth, IN. This is in Centennial Park and is caddy-corner from Plymouth High School. Young Amphitheater is at the corner of Bayless and Randolph Streets.

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets are through Eventbrite and also at the door. Tickets get you access to all the music inside the amphitheater. They also allow you to come and go.

Is Hear Festival “family friendly”?

Yes, we are intentional about bringing in groups and artists and people who are family friendly. While we talk about some deep issues from the stage, we believe it is important to engage families in these conversations. We are so committed to families, in fact, that we have a special ticket package for families. We will also have some activities for children to do during the event, along with dancing and playing.

Is there a discount for students?

Why, yes, yes there is. We offer junior high, middle school, high school, and college students discounted tickets.

Will there be alcohol for sale?

We do not sell alcohol at Hear Festival. This is a choice on our part because we deal with people who have addiction disorders. But, per the rules of Centennial Park, people are allowed to bring their own alcohol into Hear Festival. We just ask that you consume responsibly. Anyone found to be unruly or causing problems will be asked to leave Hear Festival.

Is there food at Hear Festival?

While you are allowed to bring your own food into the festival, we do have food trucks on premises. These trucks provide great food and great quality at a great price and we encourage people to patronize them. But, we also realize that with diets and restrictions, people need to bring their own food sometimes and, so, we allow that to occur.

What type of artists are there?

We have some great artists that come to Hear Festival. In 2016, we had two artists do live paintings, we had a number of other artists that came and showcased their art. We also had an art auction that generated much interest.

I have other questions not answered here. What do I do?

If you have questions that are not answered, go to our Contact Form and send us a message. You can also check out our Facebook page for Here/Hear and Hear Festival. Those are the best ways to get to us. And we’ll do our best to answer your question.