Celebrating more than 20 years as innovators in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns as a two-day outdoor festival. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at the MacAllister Center in Garfield Park.
Headliners include Robert Glasper, Tank and the Bangas, Lalah Hathaway and Norman Brown and the Indy Jazz Fest continues its focus on celebrating the legacy of jazz, its modern masters and new jazz stars and features a wide variety of performers under the jazz umbrella.
Gates will open at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at indyjazzfest.net. Preferred seating, pavilion seating, lawn seating and VIP all available.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Tank and the Bangas – New Orleans-based Tiny Desk competition winners.
Lalah Hathaway – Grammy Award-winning R&B vocalist.
Norman Brown – Smooth jazz guitar favorite.
Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science – Grammy Award-winning drum legend.
And local artists Josh Kaufman, Bashiri Asad, Sarah Scharbrough, Rob Dixon, Charlie Ballantine, Rusty Redenbacher, Brandon Meeks and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Robert Glasper – 4-time Grammy Award-winning pianist.
Ghost-Note – Percussion-based hip-hop, jazz fusion Snarky Puppy break-out.
Rebirth Brass Band – New Orleans brass band icons.
Butcher Brown – 70’s jazz-funk fusion throwback.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra – Innovative steel pannist.
Indiana High School All-State Jazz Band featuring trumpeter Derrick Gardner.
PHOTO ABOVE: Garfield Park’s MacAllister Center will host this year’s Indy Jazz Fest.