About Indy Jazz Fest

Now celebrating 20 years as a mainstay in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2018 with a 10-day lineup celebrating the legacy of jazz, modern masters and the discovery of new jazz stars. Indy Jazz Fest returns this year with “The Big Beat” to celebrate and honor the spirit of Art Blakey. This year’s festival features Jazz new stars, Indianapolis’ notable performers and award winning national acts. Indy Jazz Fest will once again be in venues “All Around Town” September 13-22, featuring performances at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, The Jazz Kitchen, IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis Central Library, The Cabaret, The Athenaeum, Daredevil Brewing Co. in Speedway and Shortridge High School’s Caleb Mills Auditorium.