Tuesday, June 14

Indy Jazz Fest 2011 Schedule Headliner is George Benson

Indy Jazz Fest Announcement 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2011) – The Indy Jazz Festpresented by Marsh, announced Thursday, June 9, that multi-Grammy award-winning musician George Benson will be its 2011 festival headliner. The artist announcement party at the Indianapolis International Airport marked the beginning of the festival's 13th year and a celebration of the festival's year-round dedication to strengthening the Indianapolis jazz and arts scene. 

The 2011 festival will be held over a six-day period in many locations, combining the great venues of Indianapolis with the diversity of jazz styles. Additional Saturday Main Stage performers include Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. These Main stage performers will be joined by acts on the Jazz Legacy and Emerging Artists stages. The full schedule and ticket information are available at the festival’s newly redesigned website:www.indyjazzfest.net

Multiple Venues
This year's featured venues include the Madame Walker Theatre, Cabaret at The Columbia Club, The Jazz Kitchen and the Christel De Haan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis, all leading up to the outdoor grand finale on Saturday, September 17 held on the grounds of Opti-Park and the Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple. Gates open at noon with music on three stages from 1 p.m to 11 p.m.
Ticket and Membership Information
Now in its third year as presenting sponsor, metro Indianapolis Marsh Supermarkets will again serve as the ticket outlet for purchasing advance discount tickets. Discount tickets will go on sale August 1, 2011. Attendees can pay only $25 on the regular general admission ticket price of $30 when buying in advance at Marsh Supermarkets.
New for 2011 is a VIP membership ticket and the return of the popular week-long JAZZpass. The VIP and week-long passes are available online at www.indyjazzfest.net. Additional support for the education and performance programs can be given through theIndy Jazz Fest Membership Program, with packages starting at only $50.
Sponsorship Information
 Indy Jazz Fest continues to be an example of community success through the dedication and support of its generous sponsors, Marsh Supermarkets, Printing Partners, DCG, Klipsch, Indiana Brewers Guild, United Water, Owl Studiosand The Jazz Kitchen. A variety of support levels and special advantages have been designed to make sponsorship experiences both enjoyable and rewarding. Those interested in learning more about sponsoring the 2011 Indy Jazz Fest can contact us at (317) 988-7854 or david@indyjazzfest.net

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