Arthur’s Music Store
931 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203 Get Directions
317-638-3524

Arthur’s Music Store has been at the same location in Fountain Square since 1952 and is still owned and operated by the Arthur family. Although a lot has changed in the last 60 years, the level of personal service that Mr. Arthur instilled in his family and employees is continuing to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction today.

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While mainly a fretted instrument store (stocking everything musical except pianos, organs and recording gear), Arthur’s Music is known for having a wide variety of products from electric guitars to hammered dulcimers. We are one of the few stores in the Midwest where you can find pedal steels, accordions and Irish tenor banjos alongside guitars, basses, drums, amps and PA systems.

We buy, sell, trade, and offer vintage consignment, appraisals and instrument brokering. Our used and vintage stock moves quickly, so just ask and we will keep your requests on file and let you know when something that fits your needs becomes available.

Among the many other services available, we offer on-site luthiery & repair, parts and accessories for do-it-yourself repairs and customization on most electric and acoustic fretted instruments. 

Our staff of instructors offer private music lessons in the store for almost all instruments as well as voice and theory.​​ 

 

We LOVE Fountain Square! Arthur’s Music Store plays host to dozens of local events, festivals and concerts every year including 3rd Fridays On The Plaza, an outdoor summer concert series held on the 3rd Fridays of the month from April through October on the Fountain Square Plaza. Check out our website for what’s coming up next!

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For two years in a row, Arthur’s Music Store has been named one of the Top 100 Dealers in the country by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

“The music retailers honored with NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer status are those working hard to create positive musical experiences for everyone from those just learning to experienced musicians,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Arthur’s Music Store is an important ambassador for making music in Indianapolis and exemplifies the passion for making music that unites us all.”

Arthur’s Music Store won the Top Dealer award in the category “Music Makes A Difference” at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show. This is an honor given to only 7 NAMM dealers per year from music stores all over the world!

The continuing history of Arthur’s Music Store has been written up in Music Trades Magazine, Music Inc. Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine and The Indianapolis Star.

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September 2019

Kid’s Night at The Salvation Army

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

The Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,Indiana46203United States
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FREE! Weekly dinner, crafts, sports, field rips & more! Kids ages 6-17 years old

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Fourth Tuesday Songwriter Showcase

September 17 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 24, 2019

Fourth Tuesday is a monthly songwriter showcase curated by Fourth Sunday Music Co. THIS MONTH: Books, the SoulScholar, Joshua Powell & Lara Chapman Music This is a fun evening of chatting with these songwriters and getting to the nitty gritty of what makes them such great writers and musicians! Come grab a beer or coffee, and sit in on some candid conversations with your favorite local artists. Craig Helmreich comes prepared with gear turning questions and the artists always come…

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Salvation Army Open Gym

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,Indiana46203United States
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FREE Open Gym Ages 12-18 Please wear gym  attire (athletic shoes, t-shirts, shorts or sweat pants) For more information and questions please contact: Al Green Community & Athletic Ministry Coordinator Salvation Army Fountain Sq. Indianapolis. IN 46203 317-632-0156 ext. 105

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Art Squared

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fountain Square Merchants Association, 1104 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,IN46203United States
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September 21st is going to be a beautiful day! The Fountain Square Art Fair is one portion of an exciting day in Fountain Square known as Art Squared. Art Squared encompasses the Art Fair, the Art Parade and Masterpiece in a Day. At MASTERPIECE IN A DAY you’ll find dozens of artists creating works of art throughout Fountain Square for cash prizes. If you’re more interested in finding a work of Art rather than creating one, browse the FOUNTAIN SQUARE…

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Salvation Army Open Gym

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

The Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,Indiana46203United States
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FREE Open Gym Ages 12-18 Please wear gym  attire (athletic shoes, t-shirts, shorts or sweat pants) For more information and questions please contact: Al Green Community & Athletic Ministry Coordinator Salvation Army Fountain Sq. Indianapolis. IN 46203 317-632-0156 ext. 105

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Arthur’s Music Store Bluegrass Jam

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Arthur’s Music Store, 931 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,Indiana46203United States
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Join us for Bluegrass pickin'! Every MONDAY 5:30-7:30pm at Arthur's Music Store - 931 Shelby St! FREE and Everyone is Welcome! Even if you don't play an instrument, come hang out and tap your foot! Check our Facebook and Instagram for the latest info about the Arthur's Music Store Bluegrass Jam.   @ArthursMusicStore We will not hold the jam during the month of December, but will start up again in January!  

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The Wine Market at Fountain Square: Two For Tuesday

September 24 @ 3:00 pm
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The Wine Market At Fountain Square, 1031 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis,IN46203United States
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New year, same great Tuesday - two glasses of wine for the price of one! Join us every Tuesday to try different wines and save while doing so. Perfect for your group night out, date night, book clubs or meetings!

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Kid’s Night at The Salvation Army

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

The Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,Indiana46203United States
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FREE! Weekly dinner, crafts, sports, field rips & more! Kids ages 6-17 years old

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Fourth Tuesday Songwriter Showcase

September 24 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 24, 2019

Fourth Tuesday is a monthly songwriter showcase curated by Fourth Sunday Music Co. THIS MONTH: Books, the SoulScholar, Joshua Powell & Lara Chapman Music This is a fun evening of chatting with these songwriters and getting to the nitty gritty of what makes them such great writers and musicians! Come grab a beer or coffee, and sit in on some candid conversations with your favorite local artists. Craig Helmreich comes prepared with gear turning questions and the artists always come…

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Salvation Army Open Gym

September 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

The Salvation Army, 1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis,Indiana46203United States
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FREE Open Gym Ages 12-18 Please wear gym  attire (athletic shoes, t-shirts, shorts or sweat pants) For more information and questions please contact: Al Green Community & Athletic Ministry Coordinator Salvation Army Fountain Sq. Indianapolis. IN 46203 317-632-0156 ext. 105

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