Pop/Alternative rock (Lafayette, IN)
Digby’s Stage (4th Street) 9:00 – 10:00 pm
An up and coming female lead pop/alternative rock group playing original songs.
Blues (Pittburgh, PA)
Digby’s Stage (4th Street) 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Tim Vitullo is a bit different. An accomplished singer, guitarist, & songwriter, Vitullo decided to return home to both Pittsburgh & his blues influences to record Josephine & Assorted Train Songs, his debut studio LP.
DJ (Bloomington, IN)
Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 11:10 pm – Midnight
Madison True also known as “Maddog” or “DJ Maddog” is an artist, stylist, entrepreneur, and DJ. Atlanta born and Florida/Chicago/Detroit/Indiana raised, her father coined her as “The Maddog” at an early age.
Residing in Indiana, Madison obtains several residencies in her town of Bloomington as well as playing in cities throughout the mid-west. Her sets include genres like house, techno, and trance with improvisations using drum machines and various synths. Recently adding the title “Producer” to her resume, she is beginning to pursue a successful career in music production as a solo artist.
Madison is tapping into a male dominated music genre where there are no Madonna’s or Beyonce’s paving the way creatively. A music genre known for habitually over-sexualizing women and where women are rarely taken seriously as musicians. Maddog creates and performs music that she hopes inspires others while proving that women have a creative place in electronic music other than being superficially attractive or second-rate DJs.
Pop rock (Kokomo, IN)
Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Hailing from Kokomo, Indiana, SHINY PENNY is an alternative pop/rock trio who has shared bills with acts such as Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Sublime with Rome, Switchfoot, Jane’s Addiction, Colony House, New Politics, Jon McLaughlin, and NEEDTOBREATHE. The band consists of Scott “Stix” Ayers (drums), Brad DiCarlo (guitar/background vocals), and Dean Schimmelpfennig (vocals/keys/bass/guitar).
The trio strives to be experimental with their approach to re-imagining songs and creating smooth transitions in order to provide the best possible performance for every audience. After reviewing the band at a show, Indianapolis’ NUVO described the group as “such a stunning presence on stage. Calculated, but not cold; perfectly together, but still organic.”
Beyond the songs, SHINY PENNY has an even deeper fervor for forging real connections with people both on and off the stage. From the venue staff members to the most dedicated fans, the band strives to share the love they’ve been given with everyone. The music is simply a vehicle for their burning desire to connect.
Electronic pop (Indianapolis, IN)
Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dream Chief are an electro-pop duo from Indianapolis comprised of cousins Luke (23) and John Tuttle (22). In just two years since their formation in 2016, Dream Chief has become one of the most promising new acts from the midwestern US, sharing stages with Portugal. The Man, Phantogram, Bishop Briggs, Dermot Kennedy, Flint Eastwood, Zell Day, Atlas Genius, Panama Wedding, and many others. Dream Chief released their debut single “Can’t Shake U” in early 2017 to amazing press and industry response, with IndyStar calling them a “must see” new artist. Spotify selected “Can’t Shake U” for inclusion in their coveted Fresh Finds and Indie Pop! playlist before it ultimately become one of the top songs on Spotify’s Global Vital 50 chart. To date, “Can’t Shake U” has accrued over a million plays on Spotify and 1.4 million overall plays.
Progressive guitar (Frankfort, IN)
Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 4:10 – 5:00 pm
Justin Seymour, artistically known as BODHI, is a high school history, government and psychology teacher that is making his name and music known in the world in progressive virtuosic guitar music. While being a part of the metal music scene for over a decade with prog metal outfit The Room Colored Charlatan, his new solo record titled Ineffable was released last August. His music caught the attention of Schecter with the release of the video for his song The Texture of Motion.
Reggae, calypso from Columbus, OH
Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 5:30 – 6:30 pm
THE ARK BAND, based out of Columbus Ohio with members hailing from St.Lucia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, & U.S.A, plays roots reggae, calypso & soca music. Combining heavenly harmonies with tight crisp performances, this powerhouse of talent captures their audiences with their very first note. THE ARK BAND’s repertoire combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all types of people. THE ARK BAND continues to be a dynamic force on the American scene after two decades, their songs expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today!
Singer-Songwriter (Lafayette, IN)
Digby’s Stage (4th Street) 10:00pm – 10:45pm
Jeff has performed and taught guitar in the Lafayette area for over 20 years. He blends elements of rock, folk, classical and blues into his own style of Americana. Sweet melodies and strong lyrics communicate his simple yet revealing, personal yet universal songs.