Diverse music lineup part of 50th Broad Ripple Art Fair May 14-15

Joey Amato | April 5, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair returns in 2022 with a 50th anniversary celebration! Nearly 15,000 people are expected to visit the outdoor festival hosted by the Indianapolis Art Center during two days packed with visual art, music and food. Music will play a larger role in this year’s event, creating a festival environment and offering the best of local food and drinks. It will feature performances by local stars Rob Dixon, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Bashiri Asad, The Doo Band, The Blue Side, Living Proof and more, all curated by Indy Jazz Fest.

“This year’s event is going to be really spectacular,” said local musician and Indy Jazz Fest Artistic Director Rob Dixon, curator of this year’s music lineup. “We look forward to showcasing a great lineup of musicians based here in Indianapolis, especially after all that our music community has endured these last couple of years. Continuing to support the awesome talent we have right here in our community is what the Indianapolis Art Center and Indianapolis Jazz Foundation is all about.”

Where & When: Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Music Lineup and Schedule Information:
Sound: Pyramid Sound Company | Stage: Tipton Staging | Lineup Curated by Indy Jazz Fest

  • Friday, May 13 | Preview Party | Noon-5 p.m.
    Pavel’s Global Jazz Ensemble – Dominican born pianist and composer Pavel Polanco-Safadit blends an energetic mix of Latin Jazz, classical, modern, salsa, merengue and bachata. His modern music and jazz compositions, in addition to his hi-octane Latin jazz group Direct Contact, have taken him around the world.
    Rob Dixon and the From the 317 Band – Rob Dixon is an Indianapolis-based jazz saxophonist, who has worked with renowned artists including Count Basie Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Slide Hampton, Ray Charles, the Smithsonian Master Works Jazz Orchestra, and more.
  • Saturday May 14
    Rob Dixon and the From the 317 Band
    The Doo! Band – A high energy dance band providing soulful vocals and rock solid beats, mingling tunes from disco, Motown, retro, ‘80s, ‘90s, classic rock, and current Top 40 hits.
    The Blue Side – The Blue Side band, established in 2012, features some of the finest musicians of the Indianapolis music scene. Internationally acclaimed singers Gordon Bonham (also on guitar), and Tad Robinson (also on harmonica) are joined by a group of world renowned musicians including Indy’s musical mayor Rob Dixon on saxophone, Kevin Anker on B3 organ, Kenny Phelps on drums and Reggie Bishop on keyboards.
  • Sunday May 15
    Pavel’s Global Jazz Ensemble
    Living Proof – A premier wedding and party band that has opened for legendary acts, including Morris Day & The Time, Earth Wind & Fire, KC & The Sunshine Band and Chicago. Voted Indy’s best cover band by NUVO and a featured act in the 2012 Super Bowl Village!
    The Bashiri Asad Band – Bashiri Asad has come to define his sound as “IndySoul.” The “Everyday Soul Singer” will remind you that feeling what you feel, in your soul, is just fine. IndySoul is his passion, and he exudes this with every song.
    DJ: Rusty Redenbacher – After more than two decades in the Indy music scene, Rusty Redenbacher has successfully captured the hearts of a progressive arts community on the verge of national super stardom. His multiple releases with rock collectives Birdmen of Alcatraz and Lazarus, hip-hop groups The Mudkids and Tornado Alley and more have shown the local, regional, and national music scene the extreme versatility and dexterity it takes to be embraced by not only his peers but music lovers of all shapes, sizes, and cross-genre backgrounds.

Buy Early and Save! Tickets are on sale now at indyartcenter.org and are priced as follows:

$10 Child Ticket* (Ages 5-12, Children 4 and under are free.)

$15 Early Bird Adult Ticket* (Now through April 10)

$20 Adult Ticket* (April 11-May 13)

$25 Adult Ticket* (Day Of)

$65 VIP Ticket* (Includes one day Art Fair ticket and VIP Deck pass)

$150 Preview Party +VIP Weekend Experience – All Access, All Weekend! (Preview party on May 13, ticket for Saturday and Sunday, VIP parking pass and VIP Deck pass)
*Tickets are sold separately for Saturday and Sunday and give you access to one day only.