WARMfest announces Trombone Shorty returning to Indianapolis

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, Leagues, The Coup, 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 at WARMfest.org.

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.

Tickets are on sale now 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. For single day lineup details please visit lineup.warmfest.org/?sort=day.

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