Indianapolis heats up with the 2008 Kroger Indy Jazz Fest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With summer’s rising temperatures, the 2008 Kroger Indy Jazz Fest presented by Coca-Cola adds heat with steamy performances by Grammy Award-winner John Legend, Buddy Guy and Freddie Hubbard. For the first time in the history of the Indy Jazz Fest, the soul music will continue with a performance each day by an award-winning American Pianists Association (APA) Jazz Fellow. For more information about the Jazz Fellowship, visit

In addition, performances at the Kroger Indy Jazz Fest will be the only thing smoking, as the fest goes smoke-free for the first time. The Festival also does its part to keep Military Park and the community clean by partnering with community leaders Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Countrymark Co-op and Cummins Power Generators.

Artist Line-up includes performances by:

Friday: Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, Bettye LaVette, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Adam Brinbaum (former APA Jazz Fellow) and Buddy Guy

Saturday: Headliner John Legend, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band, Stephanie Browning Quartet, Dan Tepfer Trio (APA Jazz Fellow), Freddie Hubbard, Tad Robinson, Dave Koz and Kenny Phelps and Hannaneel

Sunday: Robin McKelle Quartet, Aaron Parks Quartet (former APA Jazz Fellow) and Legends of Jazz Tour presented by AARP, including Ramsey Lewis, Paquito D’Rivera and Fourplay

Tickets are now available at any Kroger store in Indiana or through June 11 at Single day tickets are $25 and $65 for a three-day pass. Tickets can also be purchased at Military Park the day of the event with CASH ONLY for $25 for Friday and $35 for Saturday and Sunday. Children 14 and younger are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

For more information about the Kroger Indy Jazz Fest presented by Coca-Cola or to purchase tickets, visit or call (317) 940-8072.

The American Pianists Association receives support from the City of Indianapolis through the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, the Indiana General Assembly through the Indiana Arts Commission and the U.S. Congress through the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.

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