Fountain Square Music Fest 2017

Absorb. & MOKB Present

Fountain Square Music Fest 2017

Manray, Brandon Whyde, JAC, Shiny Penny, Arlie, Welshly Arms, Liz Cooper & the Stampede

Fri, October 6, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:40 pm

$49.00 - $99.00

Two-Day Festival Pass

This event is 21 and over

Fountain Square Music Fest 2017
Fountain Square Music Fest 2017
Absorb. & MOKB Presents
Friday October 6th & Saturday October 7th
Phantogram | Dr. Dog | Bishop Briggs | Real Estate | COIN |
The Cool Kids | WHY? | Richard Edwards | Lily & Madeleine | Welshly Arms & many more!
Manray - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
Brandon Whyde - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Brandon Whyde
On his new album, Silver Apples of the Moon, Brandon Whyde gives listeners a glimpse into his past -- a past that includes heartbreak, loss and self-discovery. His voice has been described as soulful, whiskey-soaked and even “a freight train on fire” – qualities that shine through on his latest release.

Silver Apples of the Moon was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt in Muscle Shoals, Ala. – an area known as “The Shoals” – the album includes some of the veteran musicians who helped The Shoals earn acclaim as a hotbed of musical talent. Spooner Oldham, who played keyboards on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and as part of several of Neil Young’s projects and Bob Wray, who’s played bass on more than 30 #1 country hits, are just a few of the artists appearing on Silver Apples of the Moon. The SteelDrivers frontman, Gary Nichols, makes a special guest appearance on the song “Self-Medicated”.

The album -- Whyde’s third full-length release -- includes rollicking melodies and mournful ballads, showcasing his vocal range. On autobiographical tracks like “Self-Medicated” and “Ain’t I A Man,” his lyrics focus on some of the more challenging moments of his life, including his father’s death, a friend’s struggle with addiction and the uncertainty of his early career.

Whyde is currently on tour in support of Silver Apples of the Moon, set to release on Sept. 19, 2017. When he’s not touring, he focuses on songwriting and has co-written songs with Grammy-winning country songwriter Clint Lagerberg and modern Americana music stars Jamie Kenney, Tony Lucca and Stone Aielli.
JAC - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Debut album THE NUMBERS out NOW on iTunes! Features 10 songs written by Jason, including the single "Best Friend."
Shiny Penny - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Shiny Penny
Hailing from Kokomo, IN, Shiny Penny brings a unique sound to the music world. By combining groovy, edgy, modern rock styles with a fresh pop mindset, SP strives to make music that timelessly connects with people.

In a span of 3+ years, the band has experienced both local and commercial success. They've shared the stage with many national acts and played in front of 3,000+ crowds, in both Indiana and all around the Midwest. They've also received a plethora of radio play, including slots on Kokomo's Z92.5, North Central Indiana's Rock 98.5, Indianapolis' X103 and Q95, including time on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show
Arlie - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Welshly Arms - (Set time: 11:20 PM)
Welshly Arms
WELSHLY ARMS combines their love of blues with rhythm and soul & good ol’ rock and roll, to create a fresh throwback sound that represents their Midwestern roots. Comprised of Sam Getz (guitar/vocals), Brett Lindemann (keys), Jimmy Weaver (bass), Mikey Gould (drums) and Bri and Jon Bryant (bgv’s), Cleveland-based WELSHLY ARMS pays homage to many of their collective musical influences such as Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations, Otis Redding, and Howlin Wolf.
The power of their live show has quickly built them a dedicated following in the US. In 2016 WELSHLY ARMS performed at SXSW, Austin City Limits, Laurel Live, Summerfest, and took a trip on The Rock Boat. The buzz earned them a spot on a 53 date tour across the US supporting NEEDTOBREATHE and Mat Kearney. In 2017, WELSHLY ARMS will beef up their national and international presence with performances confirmed at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, as well as yet another trip on The Rock Boat, this time supporting Andy Grammar. 
Their music has been featured in promos for the Emmy-nominated show, Empire (FOX), broadcast advertisements for Miller Lite, and national TV/radio campaigns for the Cleveland Indians

Their single “Legendary” has recently been featured in TV commercials for Hulu, Indian Motorcycles, the NFL, and is just starting to pick up traction at radio throughout Europe.
Liz Cooper & the Stampede
Liz Cooper & the Stampede
"It started with golf clubs and country clubs, but now it’s all rock clubs,” Liz says, giggling. She spent the majority of her life developing her golf skills, only to drop her college scholarship to move to Nashville and pursue music. “Writing songs and playing the guitar came as naturally to me as golf did. But music tickled my brain in a way nothing else ever could.”

But, Liz didn’t know a soul in Nashville when she moved. So, she went and got a job at a familiar place: a country club. “Liz may not have known anyone when she moved here,” says the Stampede low-end provider Grant. “But now, I feel like she knows pretty much every person she walks past. She just doesn’t stop smiling, and people don’t stop smiling back.” Coincidentally—or not so coincidentally cuz, well, Nashville—some fellow co-workers at the country club also had a band. They called themselves Future Thieves, and they offered to record Liz’s first EP, Monsters. After that, Liz began writing songs as frequently as she smiles. She formed a band with Ky Baker on drums and Grant Prettyman on the weird long guitar, and they recorded the Live at the Silent Planet EP. And now, there’s enough new songs to record a full-length album.“The record we’re working on now is a combination of Liz’s darkly-lit, reclusive songwriting habits, and Grant and I’s Rolling Rock induced rock and roll” chimes Ky. “It’s about bringing our different styles together to create something that makes us all question what kind of music we even like anyways.”
Venue Information:
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203