Seitz & Sounds is an outdoor, open stage event at Seitz Park in Downtown South Bend. It runs every Thursday evening during the months of June, July & August from 7 - 10 p.m. Come out and relax along the backdrop of the South Bend River Lights and the East Race Waterway! This event is fun, FREE and family friendly!

Food and beverages (including beer/wine/soft-drinks) will be available for purchase courtesy of The General Deli & Cafe. You are welcome to bring your own food to the events, but alcohol from outside the event will not be permitted.

There are 14 weeks in our 2017 season, beginning with the kick off event on June 1st. The June 1st event is part of South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts BEST.WEEK.EVER! We will be partnering with South Bend's River Lights Music Festival for their opening night! 

What started out as a simple event to give young, emerging talent a new place to play, Seitz and Sounds Open Stage has morphed into a community experience that is drawing seasoned professionals to the stage as well. Each Thursday night there will be five different performers, four 20 minute sets followed by a one hour featured performer. We deliberately mix up the genres and types of performances each week to have something for all of our attendees to enjoy.  We encourage musicians, poets, dancers, actors and other live performance artists to apply for one of our open sets. To do this we need artists to pre-register. You will find the sign up information above under the Musician/Performer Sign Up tab on this page.

There is bench seating for approximately 80 people at Seitz Park, but there is also plenty of open space for you to bring chairs or spread out a blanket on the green spaces.

We can't wait to see you!