From a local neighborhood festival to a destination festival with over fifty artists in a weekend, Indianapolis’s Fountain Square Music Festival has grown steadily over the years, and 2017’s event is no exception.
Held in Fountain Square in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 6 and 7, the festival will, for the first time, have an outdoor main stage, called THE NUCLEUS. The well-loved local haunts will still be featured as well, with HI-FI, White Rabbit Cabaret, Pioneer, and Square Cat Vinyl all welcoming artists.
Leading the artists this year are Dr. Dog, Phantogram, COIN, The Cool Kids, Real Estate, and a plethora of other modern artists. COIN made waves on the alternative charts last year with their song “Talk Too Much,” topping out at number eight. The Cool Kids, with Sir Michael Rocks from Illinois and Chuck Inglish from Michigan show that, though the coasts may rule hip-hop, the Midwest isn’t going without.
Fountain Square is striving to not just bring live music, but create an experience for festival-goers, bringing them close to the artists in an intimate, immersive event. At this festival, it’s not just about hearing the music, it’s about experiencing the music.
Focus remains on live music, naturally, but the neighborhood also boasts boutiques and stellar culinary options, including local craft breweries and vegan options. The festival has expanded, but it hasn’t lost the neighborhood feel, still highlighting local musicians and artists with paintings, sculptures, and designs displayed for purchase on the festival grounds.
Two-day VIP passes are sold out, but two-day passes and single-day tickets are available online for $49-$99 before fees at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1523140-fountain-square-music-festival-indianapolis/.