As Indianapolis creators, we stand together in solidarity. We represent a group that created buzz/cut - the first all LGBTQ music festival, Chreece - the first all hip-hop festival (POC led), WooGrl Fest - the first all women’s music festival (POC led), New Hands Music Festival (the first POC ran, non-profit music festival) and Virginia Ave Music Fest. We embrace diversity, fight against systemic racism and are continuing to break barriers in our individual and collective crafts. We stand in solidarity for the protection of everyone’s right to express themselves freely. We acknowledge that we’re stronger together. We’re advocating for free speech, marginalized voices, inclusivity and paying homage to the historic artistic value in this city. We’ve earned our seat at the table - in fact, we’ve built the table and are here setting the stage for the future of Music & Art in Indianapolis. Together, we are dedicated to providing a platform for those voices who’ve had to fight to be heard or seen as an equal in their own communities. Creators are not disposable, but essential to preserving the history of our city. Our creative roots run deep through the fabric of culture within our collective neighborhoods. We are not choosing sides - we are simply doing. Thank you for your support.
The third annual Back Alley Ballyhoo will take place September 6 & 7 with two stages at @squarecatvinyl and an outdoor stage. We’re very excited to be bringing this lineup of killer psychedelic acts to Indianapolis. Keep an eye out here for more details. Tickets are on sale at 10 AM today. #backalleyballyhoo #bab2019 #psych#livemusic#musicfestival... See MoreSee Less
2020 dates: To Be Announced. The Virginia Avenue Music Festival (originally Virginia Avenue Folk Fest) was created in 2015 by Mike Angel and Patrick Burtch to bring local musicians, artists, businesses, and the local community together. Each year the Virginia Avenue Music Fest benefits a hyper-local non-profit directly involved with the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods in Indianapolis, Indiana [from website].