New Labor Day weekend fest set for Broad Ripple

June 5, 2013
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Rib America is no longer on the summer festival lineup (see post here), but that doesn’t mean your Labor Day weekend has to be music-free. A new three-day festival in Broad Ripple Park will be picking up the slack.

The White River Arts & Music Fest, or WARMfest (technically, of course, that would be WRAMfest—which I actually think sounds better), represents a collaboration between Indy Parks & Recreation, Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace, and Broad Ripple Music Fest.

Headliners for the first outing will include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Mayer Hawthorne. The undercard features G. Love & Special Sauce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Delta Spirit, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Red Wanting Blue, and more to be announced to fill out the fest’s five stages.

Beyond music, the fest has an agenda: Help preserve White River and promote environmental responsibility. A percentage of ticket sales (advance tickets are $60 for the entire fest, Aug. 31-Sept. 2) will go to the Carl G. Fisher Society, a not-for-profit founded by festival founder and Executive Director Dan Ripley. You can find more specifics here

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