This Labor Day weekend, my lovely city of Indianapolis put on the inaugural White River Arts & Music Festival, aka WARMfest. Not that I have a lot of music festival experience for comparison, but I’m going to go ahead and say that WARMfest is the best one ever. I say that because (1) I’m biased because it’s my own city and (2) it really was fantastic.
If there are any WARMfest organizers reading, you guys did a great job! I can’t imagine how much work it was to find so many talented bands from all over the country – of so many genres – and get them all here for 3 days on 5 stages. Not to mention all the food trucks and local artisans and boutiques. I was very impressed…If I didn’t know this was the first year for the festival, I never would have guessed.
These photos are from Sunday. We were there from about 3:30 to 7:00, but it was a million degrees so 3.5 hours felt like a lot longer. Good day for a breezy dress and a Panama hat, right?
We went in knowing basically nothing about any of the groups, but it was kind of nice that way. No expectations means an open mind and some new favorite bands. Kristin’s favorite from Sunday was JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers (rockabilly) , and mine was Machines are People Too (poppy indie rock – if you like Neon Trees, you might like these guys too).
We had such a good time Sunday that we went back Monday night for the third and final day. Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ and check back tomorrow for more WARMfest. You can also see my photos on Instagram.
*Dress purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; bracelet provided courtesy of House of Gemmes. This post was in no way sponsored by WARMfest!