Let’s Kick the Beat—The Performances of the Broad Ripple Art Fair
Artists of all kind participate in the Broad Ripple Art Fair, and luckily for your entertainment pleasure we have a jam-packed lineup of skillful performers. While the focus of the weekend is on supporting visual artists’ successful exposure and sales of their wares, an equally important aspect of the experience is coming together as a community to enjoy and support talented musicians, dancers, and entertainers from the region. We take pride in selecting a wide-ranging spectrum of musical and choreographed acts.
A full listing of the weekend’s performances follows:
SATURDAY: MAY 18
12:30-2:00 pm - Rock E Bassoon
2:00-3:30 pm - Showtime Dance Academy
4:00-5:30 pm - Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers
10:30-Noon - Jan Aldridge Clark Harp
12:30-2:00 pm - Frank Bradford Music
2:30-4:00 pm - Katherine Nagy Music
SUNDAY: MAY 19
10:30-Noon - School of Rock Carmel
12:30-2:00 pm - Santosha School
2:00-3:30 pm - Cirque Indy
11:00 am-12:30 pm - Jessie Phelps
12:30-2:00 pm - Olga Berezhnaya - Violin
2:00-3:30 pm - Benito Dibartoli
3:30-5:00 pm - The 78's
Attendees should prepare their ears for a satisfying soundscape and shifting reprieve from strolling around artist booths and ArtsPark.
Wielding an impressive range and confidently covering a range of genres and classic tracks, the continual crowd pleaser School of Rock aims to show attendees just how awesome its youth are who can shred beyond their years. Jessie Phelps, The78’s, Benito DiBartoli, Katherine Nagy, Frank Bradford, and others cover various genres from folk to Indie to contemporary rock.
Just as impressive and alluring as the more traditional acts are the mesmerizing sets of orchestral and instrumental sounds coming to our two stages. Olga Berezhnaya harnesses the resonant power of violin to tug at our emotional strings, likewise as does Jan Aldridge Clark with the harp. Rock E Bassoon promises to redefine what you thought was possible by a band of bassoonists.
The fair is host to more than just contemporary and classical-inspired music though. The entertainment at this year’s BRAF spans a wide range of performances and is reflective of the greater cultural surroundings of Indianapolis.
Dance and yogic performances will be performed throughout the weekend by Santosha School Yoga, Cirque Indy Aerial Arts, the Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers, and the Sho’Time Dance Company. We’ll also have special appearances by Diamond Entertainment Juggling & Magic, Circle City Bucket Drummers, Chickadee Gardens, and Indy Acro Yoga.
Showing that it’s a festival with a flair for marrying arts of all kinds, this year’s entertainment is just another reason to experience what makes the Broad Ripple and the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair community uniquely creative while enjoying our shared humanities. And hey, while you’re at it, if you enjoy what you see give the performers a shout out on social media.