Photos by Keith Griner and Chris Gordon
The second annual ALL IN Music & Arts Festival in Indianapolis wrapped up this weekend with resounding success, doubling its attendance compared to its inaugural event in 2022. Over two jam-packed days, festivalgoers enjoyed a collection of incredible experiences, performances and collaborations.
This year’s installment featured an impressive lineup of artists, including Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab, Tenacious D, Umphrey’s McGee + Led Zeppelin Dreamset featuring Jason Bonham, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cory Wong, Karina Rykman and The Beatles Dreamset, among others. The festival’s memorable moments began early on Saturday and continued to build throughout Sunday.
Thrilling musical collaborations included Cory Wong and Trombone Shorty exchanging performances, The Beatles Dreamset (an homage to the full setlist from The Beatles’ performance at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 1964) saw jamming between Indiana hometown legends, and Quinn Sullivan surprised the audience by joining The Main Squeeze. Additionally, Umphrey’s McGee brought Jason Bonham and Greensky Bluegrass on stage for a Led Zeppelin Dreamset, which served as the grand finale of this year’s event.
This year’s edition of ALL IN was unique and boutique, with a limited capacity of 7,200. All headline performances were held inside the air-conditioned Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The outdoor Main Street Stage featured bleacher seating and standing room. The combination allowed festivalgoers to experience both an arena rock atmosphere inside the coliseum and an outdoor setting. Rykman took to Instagram to express her joy about her first arena experience.
In addition to its musical offerings, ALL IN celebrated Hoosier culture and reflected Indiana’s hospitality and diversity with premium local food and beverages, a sprawling beer garden featuring local craft breweries, cocktail bars, and more.
With a record-breaking year behind them, organizers are swiftly starting plans for the 2024 edition of the ALL IN Music & Arts Festival. Check out selects from this year’s gathering below.
ALL IN Music & Arts Fest 2023 Lineup
Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB
Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass)
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Umphrey’s McGee + Led Zeppelin Dreamset featuring Jason Bonham
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
The Main Squeeze
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
The Beatles Dreamset
Dizgo with collaborative guest Maximillion of The Main Squeeze
Stardust Social Club with collaborative guest Mikial Robertson
Malingo with collaborative guest Helpling
Pushing Daisy’s Band with collaborative guest Rob Dixon