Fountain Square Music Festival

A new creative direction will bring an immersive music festival experience to Indianapolis’ historic Fountain Square neighborhood as the Fountain Square Music Festival (FSMF) returns Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 2017. Produced by Absorb and MOKB Presents, FSMF creates a unique format allowing artists and audiences to converge. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at  or

New main stage

In addition to performances at various music venues throughout the popular Fountain Square neighborhood, FSMF will unveil its first-ever immersive outdoor stage as part of its commitment to unique audience experiences. THE NUCLEUS main stage will feature powerful lighting and production design elements to create a unique experience on popular Virginia Avenue, with customized visual installations for audiences to become intrinsic participants in an explosive atmosphere. Utilizing the neighborhood’s convenient infrastructure in a captivating new way, all FSMF stages will be within one block of each other. After beginning as a neighborhood festival utilizing multiple local music venues, FSMF has become a destination event dedicated to modern experience, technology and culinary arts while also hosting some of modern music’s most influential and exciting artists.

Lineup of artists

FSMF is committed to a strong representation of artists from Indianapolis and surrounding areas, giving emerging artists a chance to reach new audiences. The initial artist lineup will feature performances by Phantogram, Dr. Dog, Bishop Briggs, Real Estate, COIN, The Cool Kids, Why?, Richard Edwards, Welshly Arms, Flint Eastwood, Lily & Madeleine, Dan Luke & the Raid, Malcomb London, Warbly Jets, Okey Dokey, Arlie, Jake McMullen and BIYO. The full lineup will feature upwards of 50 artists, with more to be announced soon.

From Jared Sparkman

FSMF is a boutique, immersive music festival with a sole focus on ensuring new, unforgettable experiences for artists and fans. We want to bring them all together in unique performance environments unlike other festivals,” said Jared Sparkman, producer at Absorb, a local partner for FSMF 2017. “The entire neighborhood and business community in Fountain Square has helped enable us to create this event, and we’re honored to have their support of our vision to help make the event a fantastic success. Putting the festival together has been an amazing, organic experience.”

Tickets and information

Two-day general admission tickets will be available for $99, and VIP passes with exclusive amenities (including VIP lounge with side-stage viewing, special cuisine and beverage service, exclusive merchandise, and premium parking) will be available for $199. Tickets are on sale at  and Information regarding single day passes and additional artist announcements will be available in the coming weeks. Full initial festival lineup and event details can be obtained at

FSMF is an initiative of Southeast Neighborhood Development, a non-profit organization. A portion of the proceeds will go back to benefiting neighborhood organizations

THE NUCLEUS main stage experience and performances at Square Cat Vinyl are open to all ages. Indoor shows at HI-FI, White Rabbit Cabaret, and Pioneer are 21+.

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