Indy's Second Annual ALL IN Music Festival is Huge Success Celebrating Two Jam Packed Days of Performances and Experiences

Article Contributed by Elevate | Published on Monday, September 11, 2023

The annual ALL IN Music & Arts Festival in Indianapolis returned for its second year this past weekend and with double the attendance from 2022. The 2023 installment played host to mind-blowing sets from Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab, Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass), Umphrey’s McGee + Led Zeppelin Dreamset featuring Jason Bonham, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cory Wong, The Beatles Dreamset and many more. The memorable moments started early on Saturday and were frequent and built steadily through Sunday.

“ALL IN is a one-of-a-kind musical experience like no other that is all about amazing music, convenience and fun. It is a highly unique festival starting with an amazing site that is built around both an indoor and outdoor stage. The fans who have attended ALL IN knew they were experiencing something special and the artists all responded. The vibe is strong with this one and we look forward to continuing to build a legacy with this event,” said ALL IN co-founder Paul Peck.

Known for frequent and thrilling musical high points, ALL IN ‘22 and ‘23 has already established an impressive history based on moments of collaboration. This year Cory Wong played with Trombone Shorty who returned the favor, The Beatles Dreamset saw national artists jamming with Indiana’s own hometown legends, Quinn Sullivan popped up with The Main Squeeze to play an Allman Brothers song. Umphrey’s McGee welcomed Jason Bonham and Greensky Bluegrass to a Led Zeppelin Dreamset that capped this year’s event, while artists like Trombone Shorty, Tenacious D and Trey Anastasio had some of their best performances of the year.

Since ALL IN debuted in 2022, the festival has made a big impact on Central Indiana drawing in fans from across North America and 2023 was even stronger. The location and easy access to the event from so many nearby cities makes it one of the most accessible and comfortable festivals around.

This year ALL IN was truly unique, and boutique, with a very limited capacity of 7,200 festivalgoers. All headline performances took place inside the air-conditioned Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The setup features VIP reserved seats, plus GA seats in the stands, and standing-room access on the floor for all attendees. The outdoor Main Street Stage had bleacher seating and standing room available. ALL IN offers the best of both worlds with the epic arena rock feel inside the coliseum and a great outdoor experience that allows two different environments, a major rarity for a multi-artist festival event.

The ALL IN location at the Indiana State Fairgrounds affords amenities not available at other festivals, including both an indoor and outdoor stage, easy entry and access for parking, comfortable seating and ample clean permanent restroom facilities for all attendees – no porta-potties and no need to wait in long lines. ALL IN also offers free water refill stations.

The two-day event combines elements of Hoosier culture and reflects Indiana’s extraordinary hospitality and diversity where you can enjoy great food & drink and world class music. ALL IN features a wide selection of premium, local food and beverages, a giant beer garden with local craft breweries, beer stations, cocktail bars, and the refreshing ALL IN Signature Cocktail.

The festival connects artists and fans through shared moments of inspiration and is proud to present a showcase of musicians who champion positivity and connection. In addition to ALL IN’s formidable headliners, there are other exceptional artists, all performing on two stages.

A unique feature that makes this festival stand out from all others are the ALL IN Dreamsets, which are epic celebrations of iconic songs featuring world-class artists, very special guests and surprises. The festival’s 2023 Led Zeppelin Dreamset featured Umphrey’s McGee performing with Jason Bonham and The Beatles Dreamset celebrated history by recreating the full setlist from The Beatles performance at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 1964 and more.

CAMPING: ALL IN is a city festival that also offers the rare opportunity for a limited number of weekend campers to stay onsite. Car/Tent Camping and RV Spaces with water, power, and sewer are available at ALL IN’s permanent camping facilities at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, with shuttle service available throughout festival hours. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and once you register, you become part of the ALL IN Camping Club which guarantees your participation every year. Camping offers a truly immersive festival experience, allowing guests to enjoy their time without the hassle of transportation to and from.