Preview: Fountain Square Music Festival 2017


On Oct. 6-7, Indianapolis residents will have the opportunity to experience the fifth annual Fountain Square Music Festival. This year will feature the festival’s first ever outdoor stage, which will be located on Virginia Avenue, in the heart of Fountain Square.

Celebrating local artists

More than 50 artists and musicians will take the stage throughout the course of the two-day event. Many local venues will be utilized for the festival, including The Hi-Fi, Square Cat Vinyl, White Rabbit Cabaret, and the Pioneer. These venues will host multiple concerts, while the main stage is reserved for the headlining artists. The event is intended to be focused on quality, rather than sheer size, and as a result, fewer than 5,000 tickets will be available for purchase. Ticket options include single day passes, along with two-day, and VIP passes, ranging from $50 to $100.

Although the size of the event errs on the side of modest, the festival itself promises to be an unforgettable experience to all who attend. Along with live music from dozens of bands, local artists will also set up booths with art to sell. During the festival, local Indianapolis food trucks will provide access to food and drink for attendees.

Some notable groups to perform on Friday night include Dr. Dog, Real Estate, Coin, Flint Eastwood, Welshly Arms, and Brandon Whylde, among many others. Saturday’s lineup includes performances by Phantogram, Bishop Briggs, The Cool Kids, Richard Edwards, Why?, and Bryce Vine. Most of the artists come from the Indianapolis area, or within driving range. For more information on the event, and to view the entire lineup for the festival, you can visit the website.

For contemporary music fans in Indianapolis, the Fountain Square Music Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. And for those interested in discovering new local artists, there isn’t a better opportunity to do so. I know I’ll be there.



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