Concerts, other performances tip off Saturday as part of 3-week Swish festival

Swish—an art and music festival that will run through the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament—kicks off Saturday with performances downtown and at the Indianapolis International Airport.

Organized by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with creative input from startup cultural development firm GangGang, the event is being funded by a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant received by Indiana Sports Corp.

The event includes 50 visual and poetry installations throughout downtown as well as a handful of three-dimensional murals.

And over the course of three weeks, more than 500 musicians, dancers, storytellers and others are set to perform.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s performances:

Georgia Street

Connects to the Cultural Trail on Capitol Avenue and spans from Capitol Avenue to Pennsylvania Street.

  • Saturday, March 13

    • 11 a.m.: DJ Iman Tucker
    • Noon.: Shawn McGowan
    • 2 p.m.: Dough Henthorn
    • 4 p.m.: Brandon Meeks Quartet
    • 6 p.m.: The Warrior Kings
  • Sunday, March 14

    • Noon: DJ SoundsbyTodd
    • 1 p.m.: Love Battalion
    • 3 p.m.: DJ Rusty Redenbacher
    • 4 p.m.: Yadin Kol
    • 6 p.m.: The Phelps Connection

Lugar Plaza

Along Washington Street between Delaware and Alabama streets, across from downtown Indy’s Julia M. Carson Transit Center.

  • Saturday, March 13
    • 11 a.m.: The Phelps Connection
    • 1 p.m.: DJ Top Speed
    • 2 p.m.: Naptown Stomp
    • 3 p.m.: Taylor Deshawn
    • 3:30 p.m.: Mr. Daniel
    • 4 p.m.: Bembe’
  • Sunday, March 14
    • 11 a.m.: Pat Petrus
    • 1 p.m.: DJ Iman Tucker
    • 2 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos
    • 3 p.m.: Cathy Morris
    • 4 p.m.: Renee King

Davlan Park

At the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Alabama Street.

  • Saturday, March 13

    • 11 a.m.: Sister Sinjin with Kaitlyn Ferry
    • 1 p.m.: DJ Liiightwerk
    • 2 p.m.: Snyder
    • 3 p.m.: Pohjo
    • 4 p.m.: Scott Matelic
    • 5 p.m.: Keith Beatty
  • Sunday, March 14

    • 11 a.m.: Jacob LeFever
    • 1 p.m.: Aimee and Dave
    • 2 p.m.: Longevity
    • 3 p.m.: Vandi Enzor
    • 4 p.m.: Doug Henthorn
    • 5 p.m.: Breanna Faith
    • 6 p.m.: Sweet Tunes

Indianapolis International Airport

  • Saturday, March 13, in Civic Plaza
    • 3 p.m.: Adam Gross
    • 5 p.m.: Alaina Renae
    • 6 p.m.: Haley Urbanowski

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