About the Festival
The sixth annual Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival takes place May 25, 2019 in Indiana, Pennsylvania’s IRMC Park. The free jazz and blues festival features a lineup that includes nationally and internationally known musicians, regional acts, and student musicians playing in a classic American small town.
New for 2019 and in partnership with Downtown Indiana, visitors will enjoy Friday night activities and entertainment in IRMC Park to kick off the festival — in addition to vendors, and children’s activities coordinated by the Children’s Advisory Commission of Indiana County.
The inaugural festival was attended by over 1,200 people. Festival headliners have included blues guitarist Sonny Landreth, the Poogie Bell Band featuring trumpeter Sean Jones, The New Mastersounds, Elevations with special guest Warren Wolf, Richie Cole, Jevon Rushton, Trudy Lynn, Reggie Watkins, and Joanna Connor.
The festival is presented in partnership with the the Indiana Arts Council. The steering committee includes representation from jazz quintet the Dad Band, founders of the festival; Downtown Indiana, Inc.; and the Indiana business community. It is supported by a generous donation from Delaney Chevrolet of Indiana, Pennsylvania; a partnership with the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; the Indiana Arts Council, and by corporate sponsors and individual patrons.