Fountain Square Music Festival to feature Thurston Moore Group, Andrew W.K. & more this March in Indianapolis == On Sale Now

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The Fountain Square Music Festival will take place on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 in Indianapolis, Ind. This year’s festival will include a series of concerts over two days at various venues throughout the popular Fountain Square neighborhood.

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Fountain Square Music Festival 2016

Fri, March 25 | Sat, March 26
Indianapolis, IN

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Headliners: Thurston Moore Group & Andrew W.K.
Also Featuring: Kishi Bashi, Kimya Dawson, Surfer Blood, Andrew Belle, Mexican Institute of Sound & many more

Festival will also feature the first—and possibly only—performance of the music of Lil Bub, the world’s first feline rock star

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

February 2, 2016 — The Fountain Square Music Festival will take place on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 in Indianapolis, Ind. This year’s festival will include a series of concerts over two days at various venues throughout the popular Fountain Square neighborhood, including the Fountain Square Theatre, The Hi-Fi, The White Rabbit Cabaret, Pioneer and at Joyful Noise Recordings. All participating venues are within a few blocks of one another.

The 2016 Fountain Square Music Festival will feature headlining slots by Thurston Moore Group and Andrew W.K. The lineup will also include an eclectic lineup of rock, hip-hop and world music artists including Kishi Bashi, Kimya Dawson, Surfer Blood, Andrew Belle, Mexican Institute of Sound, Lil Bub, Helado Negro, Reptar, Jad Fair, Stranger Cat, Serengeti, Yonatan Gat, Sound of Ceres, Mathaius Young, Ghost Gun Summer, SM Wolf, Sweet Poison Victim, Maxie, Flaco, Jefferson St. Parade Band, plus many more. The festival will also feature numerous local artists who call Central Indiana home.

Tickets are available now. Two-Day passes are on sale now and include wristbands to the Fountain Square Music Festival events on both March 25 and March 26. Must be 21 years or older.
Two-Day pass purchase link: http://bit.ly/1ntt4jh

VIP: Two day VIP passes are on sale now and include a VIP T-shirt, VIP Laminate, a March 25 Wristband, a March 26 Wristband, Exclusive access to live recording sessions each day, Exclusive access to VIP rooms, VIP bars with special reduced pricing, and VIP balcony access in the Fountain Square Theatre. Must be 21 years or older.
VIP purchase link: http://bit.ly/20bIxX1

Visit: fountainsquaremusicfest.org | facebook.com/fsqmf | @FSMusicFest

About the Headliners:
Led by the founder, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth, the Thurston Moore Group features some of independent music’s most influential and celebrated artists of all time. During his three decades with Sonic Youth, Moore was at the forefront of the alternative rock scene and served as a direct influence on everyone from Nirvana to Sigur Ros to Arcade Fire. Now performing with his own band, Moore is continuing to inspire new generations of music listeners and musicians. The Thurston Moore Group also includes Steve Shelley (formerly of Sonic Youth), Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine) and James Sedwards.

Andrew W.K., aka “The King of Partying”, first made a name for himself with his 2001 debut album I Get Wet, which included the hits “Party Hard”, “It’s Time to Party” and “She Is Beautiful”. Pitchfork Media named the album one of the decade’s best. In addition to being a musician, Andrew W.K. is a motivational speaker and TV host.

Fountain Square Music Festival background and partners:
Since starting in 2013 as a single-day outdoor festival, the Fountain Square Music Festival has grown and evolved just as its neighborhood has. Last year’s festival, which took place over the Fourth of July weekend, brought in an audience of nearly 4,000.

Fountain Square Music Festival organizers believe that moving the festival to spring and taking it indoors will benefit both the festival and its attendees.

“This year’s festival is a step forward,” said Adam Pedersen, executive director of the Fountain Square Music Festival. “Our goal is for the festival to continue to build and support our local music scene, and help establish Indianapolis as a cultural hub for artists and musicians.”

Fountain Square Music Festival has brought on a variety of local partners including Joyful Noise Recordings, Absorb, MOKB Presents, Rivet, Kyle Long and Oreo Jones this year in order to increase the size, scope and quality of the festival.

“Fountain Square Music Festival is a unique opportunity to bring our whole label together and bring important artistry to Indianapolis and more specifically, our neighborhood. There is so much potential for arts and music to thrive here, and this festival helps foster that growth,” said Karl Hofstetter, of Joyful Noise Recordings.

Visit: http://www.fountainsquaremusicfest.org | http://www.facebook.com/fsqmf | @FSMusicFest

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Andy Wilson, Bohlsen Group
317.602.7137 | awilson(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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