The inaugural White River Arts & Music Festival (WARMfest) today announced Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as part of their three-day lineup during the Labor Day weekend festival August 31-September 2 at Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis. Live music will be featured throughout the entire run of the event on five stages and will include a mix of national, regional and local talent.
Trombone Shorty is a trombone and trumpet player originally from New Orleans with a background in jazz, funk and rap music. Since 2009, he has toured with his own band Orleans Avenue including ￼￼￼Mike Ballard on bass, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax, Tim ￼McFatter on tenor sax, Pete Murano on guitar and Joey Peebles on drums.
In addition to acts already announced that include Mayer Hawthorne, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Michael Franti & Spearhead, among many others, new lineup announcements include legendary hip hop group 3rd Bass, The Pieces, KO, Sleeping Bag, Denney & The Jets, Party Lines, Whipstitch Sallies, Know No Stranger, Brooks & Daegar, Kyle Long, Fortissimo, Magnetic, Ranch Ghost, Andy D, RJD2, Chuck Love, JJ Flores, Chuck Daniels, Burlesque Bingo Bango, TV Mike & The Scarecrows, DJ Steady B, Nicolas Rage, J Rabbit, Jennie Devoe, DJ Lockstar, Cadillac G, Dolfish, Cari Ray & the Loaners, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Dessa, Said The Whale, Hyryder, Coyote Armada, A Squared DJ’s, JFET and the Blue Monkey Sideshow. See the full lineup here.
Tickets are on sale now at warmfest.org & ticketfly.com or charge-by-phone at 877-4-FLY- TIX (435-9849). Three-day admission passes for WARMfest are also on sale now.
WARMfest is presented by Howald Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing; Sam Ash Music; Neat-o Art Shop; and Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown. The three-day event will bring together several key Indianapolis cultural groups including Indy Parks & Recreation, Broad Ripple Music Fest and Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Carl G. Fisher Society, a non-profit whose goal is to restore the waterfront of Broad Ripple.