indian wells music festival
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GRAMMY award-winner Jonny Lang and Jon Batiste & the Dap Kings will headline the Indian Wells Music Festival, a newly-expanded two- day music concert event to be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The popular music event that has taken place in the Coachella Valley for the past two decades has been expanded into a two-day multi-genre event.
Mindi Abair, a two-time GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist, and The Boneshakers will open the event on Friday, followed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Jonny Lang. On Saturday, California native Sandra Lynn will open the performances, followed by multi-GRAMMY award-winning Robert Cray Band and Jon Batiste & The Dap Kings.
The event will be held under the Indian Wells Tennis Garden shade structure, offering seating for 2,000 patrons. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden – home to the BNP Paribas Open, the largest men’s and women’s combined tournament in the world – underwent a full site beautification project ahead of the 2018 event to showcase the venue in “Full Bloom.” The extensive project added palm trees, floral installations, pavers, plants and greenery throughout the Tennis Garden, reminiscent of a garden blooming to life in the springtime.
In addition to an impressive lineup of artists, the event will also feature an assortment of vendors offering food, wine, art and more. Reserved Table seating is available for each night, as well as two-day packages to ensure the same seats for both days of the event.
"We are so proud to have the city of Indian Wells as our title sponsor" said Raymond Moore, CEO of Indian Wells Tennis Garden. "We’re excited to once again be partnering with the Indian Wells Tennis Garden team for this signature desert event,” added CV 104.3’s Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, co-founder of Wendy Jayne Productions, Inc. “Our goal is to always up the experience for loyal patrons, and we believe we did that this year by expanding the event to two days and putting together an impressive line-up of talent. This year we kick-off “Music Month” in the desert, and what a way to start it off!”