Virginia Avenue Music Fest

Virginia Avenue Music Fest

Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery, Lucille Furs, Cyrus Youngman & The Kingfishers, Hail Your Highness, Vilai Harrington & the Hamptones

Sat, May 12, 2018

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:30 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

(5:30 - 6:15 PM) Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery
(4:15 - 5:00 PM) Lucille Furs
(3:00 - 3:45 PM) Cyrus Youngman & the KingFishers
(1:45 - 2:30 PM) Hail Your Highness
(12:30 - 1:15 PM) Vilai Harrington & the Hamptones

Virginia Avenue Music Fest
Virginia Avenue Music Fest
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.
Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery
Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery
"Heartland trio Joshua Powell and company is a storming folk-rock outfit bred for the tavern. Careful picking and vintage Appalachian instrumentation keep the Great Train Robbery full in sound and authentic in nature." - Willamette Week
Lucille Furs
Lucille Furs
Patrick Tsotsos
Nick Dehmlow
Brendan Peleo- Lazar
Trevor Newton Pritchett
Cyrus Youngman & The Kingfishers
Cyrus Youngman & The Kingfishers
With a full year of development and a debut EP under their belt, Cyrus Youngman and the Kingfishers have set their sites on bringing their music to the rest of the Midwest and creating more connections withing a larger musical community in 2017. They will be recording their second EP in December with prominent producer Mark Rubel at the famed Blackbird Studios. Keep your eyes peeled and ears to the airwaves, Cyrus Youngman the Kingfishers will be releasing new music early spring.
Hail Your Highness
Hail Your Highness
When asked to describe their band in one sentence, vocalist and guitarist Jessie Bobenmoyer said this, "Hail Your Highness is a band striving to mesh eclectic styles and genres to create a unique sound with strong emotional vibes."

"It's never been easy for me to give someone a direct answer as to what Hail Your Highness sounds like, so when that sentence popped into my head, I coined it," says Jessie.

What would end up resulting as Hail Your Highness started 10 years ago in the garage of sister's Jessie and Niki Bobenmoyer. Through numerous member changes and plenty of ups and downs the Bobenmoyer sisters have ended up right back to the way they started playing music, just the 2 of them. Some might see this as yet another set back, but it has only been the opposite and a new launching pad for the duo. With the encouragement of their family and the guidance of their producer, Joe Stockton, Hail Your Highness is now presenting themselves as this "force to be reckoned with" 2 piece band with 2 lead vocalists and something to prove.

"The more I thought about it, the more I thought just the 2 of them is all they need," says Stockton, "It takes more than just sounding unique now. You have to present your music in a new way. And I know the 2 piece thing has been done (White Stripes, Black Keys, Middle Class Rut) but I've never seen it with a heavy sound, not to mention two sisters whose voices compliment each other so well. In my eyes their voices ARE their band and ARE their sound. Niki has the "flare" if you will, and Jessie has the raw aggression. It fits like a puzzle. Everything else just supports that."

With this new mindset in full swing Hail Your Highness has been reborn. "We want everything to be us, created by me and Niki," says Jessie. "Thankfully I play both guitar and bass so I can track everything musically when it comes to studio time and Niki can bang out drum tracks like nobody's business these days. So when we finally came to the realization that we really could do this on our own, it was very empowering." Not to say that this band doesn't have a lot of work ahead of them would be an understatement, but they've been putting it in for the past 10 years and if they keep growing day by day and year by year as they have been, with the right guidance and direction Hail Your Highness could really shake up the music scene.

In Spring of 2014, Hail Your Highness set out to record a new EP to capture an aggressive and melodic sound all their own. Completely crowd funded by a fan base they've developed meaningful relationships with over the years, in June they traveled to Louisville, KY to Butchertown Pub Studios and created "Albion," their 6th EP. It became their hope for a future.
Vilai Harrington & the Hamptones
Vilai Harrington & the Hamptones
Vilai Harrington-Banjo, Guitar and Vocals
Adam Bachman-Dobro
Ryan "Dr. LuvBeatz" McCarthy-Percussion
Matt Crisp-Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Backing Vocals
Josh Riley-Bass
Venue Information:
The HI-FI
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.hifiindy.com/