WonderRoad Music Festival Comes To Indy – Lineup and Info
BRAND NEW Two-Day Music Festival
Garfield Park – June 11-12, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 8, 2021) – Elevation Festivals, creators and producers of WonderStruck in Cleveland and the WonderBus Music & Arts Festival in Columbus, OH announced today the birth of their third multi-day music festival, WonderRoad. The city of Indianapolis will host the USA’s newest contemporary music festival. WonderRoad scheduled for June 11-12, 2022 will be presented in association with the Indianapolis-based, independent concert promoter MOKB Presents.
WonderRoad will take place at Garfield Park utilizing three different stages and featuring a lineup including weekend headliners Vampire Weekend and Lord Huron, plus English band Bastille, Scotland’s Chvrches, German group Milky Chance, Bishop Briggs and many more.
Two-day festival passes start at $99.50 and go on sale this Friday (December 10, 2021) at 10:00 a.m. Weekend festival passes and VIP ticket packages can be purchased at www.WonderRoadfest.com or HI-FI box office located at 1043 Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square.
A limited amount of on-site parking will be available for purchase. Fans are encouraged to take advantage of Indy’s expansive public transit options, including Red Line Rapid Buses, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Pleasant Run Trail and various Rideshare services. There will be a dedicated Rideshare pick-up and drop-off area at the festival site.
For all additional festival information, including lineup and ticketing, click www.WonderRoadFest.com.
“We are excited at the opportunity to host WonderRoad in our city,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Indianapolis is known for its thriving arts community, as well as a tradition of musical excellence and innovation. WonderRoad is a great fit within that rich history, and we look forward to extending Hoosier hospitality to those attending from across the country and neighborhoods right here at home.”
“Indianapolis is an important part of Elevation’s history. Our company was built around music and motorsports and I am proud to say that we have been a part of two Indy 500 victories,” stated Elevation president Denny Young. “As we continue our expansion of highly curated festivals that include top global acts, a fan-friendly environment plus local artistic, civic and corporate involvement, Indianapolis is the best next market for us. MOKB’s Dan Kemer is one of my closest friends, who happens to be the very best concert promoter in this region. To have Dan, Josh (Baker) and the entire MOKB team by our side is a massive advantage.”
In addition to hosting the festival at Garfield Park, WonderRoad has announced a $25,000 grant to Indy Parks. As a part of the festival launch, the grant will underwrite the 2022 Indy Parks Summer Concert and Movie series, an annual showcase of jazz, hip hop, funk, rhythm and blues, movies, and other performances in parks across the city.
“Parks are known for being welcoming places for people to relax, exercise, and enjoy activities and special events with their families and friends,” said Phyllis Boyd, Indy Parks director. “We are thrilled to host WonderRoad as we invite park visitors to explore Garfield Park while enjoying an impressive display of artists and music.”
THE ELEVATION GROUP
Created in 2002 by former IMG senior executives Denny Young and Steve Lindecke, the Elevation Group is comprised of seven different companies operating in the United States, Canada, Australia, The United Kingdom and Ireland. Elevation is a recognized leader in music & sports event production, talent management, content development, experiential marketing tours and sponsorship activation. Elevation is based in Cleveland, OH.
Elevation Festivals is a partnership between the Elevation Group and investors Cliff Chenfeld (co-founder and former owner of leading indie record label Razor & Tie Music and Kidz Bop) and businesswoman/ philanthropist Michelle Wesley. The company owns Ohio’s two largest contemporary music festivals – WonderStruck in Cleveland and the WonderBus Music & Arts Festival (Columbus). In a few short years, the company’s music events have been recognized by The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, as “the Midwest’s (USA) top music festivals.” Both festivals feature a wide variety of upscale culinary options, include robust artisan villages and showcase the very best Alternative, Indie-Pop, Funk and Jam bands. Featured artists have included chart-toppers Kesha, AJR, Foster The People, Lewis Capaldi, Portugal. The Man, Walk the Moon, Hozier, Wilco and more. Grammy Award-honorees Sheryl Crow, Black Pumas, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Stephen Marley and Trombone Shorty have also performed at Elevation’s festivals.
Since its inception in 2008, MOKB Presents has produced more than 2,500 of Indiana’s top entertainment events. As Indiana’s top independent concert promoter, MOKB Presents annually produces and consults over 300 events per year. In addition to producing events across the state of Indiana, MOKB Presents oversee operations for HI-FI Indianapolis, HI-FI Annex and LO-FI Lounge. As an exclusive talent buyer, MOKB Presents represents a variety of statewide venues including Nickel Plate Amphitheater (Fishers), The Pavilion at Pan Am (Indianapolis) and The Clyde Theatre (Fort Wayne). MOKB Presents has been instrumental in the development and resurgence of Garfield Park as a viable concert venue with the creation of the MOKB Summer Concert Series and Holler on the Hill Music Festival. For over a decade, MOKB Presents has built its company on an artist development foundation by helping foster the careers of artists like The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson and Band of Horses. As a key contributor to the cultural and economic development of Indianapolis, MOKB Presents established the Indy Music Strategy (2018) and Indiana Independent Venue Alliance (2020) to help foster the national profile of the city’s music sector.
Indy Parks connects communities by providing places and experiences that inspire healthy living, social engagement, and a love of nature. The parks department offers 212 parks, 11,258 acres of greenspace, 130 playgrounds, 153 miles of trails, and more. Indy Parks proudly serves 8 million people annually.
During the summer of 2021, Elevation’s safe reopening of its music festivals was powered by Germ-X. The St. Louis-based Germ-X is the #1 Hand Sanitizer “meeting CDC guidance, shared by doctors” NBC News Story. According to the leading music industry trade publication, Pollstar, WonderStruck in Cleveland and the WonderBus Music & Arts Festival (Columbus) led the successful and safe re-opening of several music festivals in 2021.
The safety of patrons, artists, workers, employees, volunteers and vendors is Elevation’s number one priority. Festival officials will monitor COVID-19 developments throughout the winter months and as Indiana heads into spring/summer 2022. It is Elevation’s hope that COVID-19 will be under even better control by the time the company stages WonderRoad and that there will be no need for special entry requirements. However, Elevation will make a final determination on all health protocols closer to the festival weekend.
For additional festival information and updates, please follow or like us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @wonderroadfest or visit www.WonderRoadFest.com.
2345 Pagoda Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203December 8, 2021 5:57 am