Indy Jazz Fest Adds Legend

Singer John Legend is replacing Aretha Franklin as the headliner for this year's Kroger Indy Jazz Fest presented by Coca-Cola. Franklin had been announced as the main attraction earlier this year, but she is unable to maintain the commitment. The event is set for Father's Day weekend, June 13, 14 and 15 at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis.

The American Pianists Association (APA) announced John Legend has replaced Aretha Franklin as the headliner as well as the performance schedule and complete artist line-up for the Kroger Indy Jazz Fest presented by Coca-Cola. Three days of live music and good food will make the Kroger Indy Jazz Fest presented by Coca-Cola perfect for Father's Day weekend June 13 15 at Military Park downtown Indianapolis.

The mission of the American Pianists Association is to discover, promote and advance the careers of young world-class, American, jazz and classical pianists. In addition, the American Pianists Association assumed control of Indy Jazz Fest in 2003, which it now leads and manages. More information is available online at and

The American Pianists Association (APA) is an organization with local, national and international impact. In addition to worldwide performance opportunities the APA offers its jazz and classical Fellows, the organization has a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for members of the community. Through its educational outreach program, Concerto Curriculum, the APA provides free concerts and workshops for underserved youth, seniors and community members. APA Fellows have engaged with 13 high schools in the metropolitan area, nine of the 14 Community Centers and retirement centers in all areas of the city. In 2007, the APA presented eleven of these free programs, reaching over 1, 200 individuals who may not have otherwise had access to the arts.

The American Pianists Association receives support from the City of Indianapolis through the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation the Indiana General Assembly through the Indiana Arts Commission and the U.S. Congress through the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.

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