About the Festival

The fifth annual Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival takes place May 26, 2018 in Indiana, Pennsylvania’s IRMC Park. The one-day, 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.

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.

 

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Steering Committee

Chair

Dave Ferguson
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Committee

Matt Baumer

David Janusek

Cate Planisky

Mike Powers

Karen Salser