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Baker added to inaugural All IN Music Festival

Inaugural event features Cage the Elephant, Daryl Hall & John Oates


Olivia Hennessey

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 10, 2022

Local musician Jonah Baker has been added to the lineup of the inaugural All IN Music Festival in Indianapolis.

The two-day festival celebrates music and culture at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4.

Baker, an independent artist from Fort Wayne, is most known for his YouTube channel, where he has been posting cover songs since 2012. Since then, Baker’s subscriber base has grown to more than 550,000. This online success has helped him turn music into a career, playing live gigs and releasing original music. Recently, his cover of “Imagine” by John Lennon was featured on CNN. All IN will be Baker’s first festival appearance.

Baker’s addition to the lineup was announced June 8, along with the Grammy-nominated alternative headliners Death Cab for Cutie and a variety of Indiana-based artists. Kara Cole, Hank Ruff, and Joshua Powell are just a few of the acts from Indianapolis that will perform.

According to All IN, the event will feature “a unique cross-pollination of timeless legends and the stars of today.” The aforementioned “timeless legends” include Daryl Hall & John Oates and John Fogerty, leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Other notable headliners include two alternative rock bands, Cage the Elephant and Portugal. The Man. Additionally, the festival will include “Dreamsets,” which are collaborative cover acts that pay tribute to iconic musicians of the past. There will be Tom Petty and Allman Brothers Dreamsets this year, reimagining their classic songs.

Festivalgoers can see these diverse acts on multiple stages and an indoor arena. For those who want a truly immersive experience, the All IN camping site allows for an all-weekend stay.

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