Inventive musical showcase filmed on IndyGo buses to feature top talent like
Native Sun, Parris LaDame and The Palace
INDIANAPOLIS – “Music in Transit,” an award-winning concert web series created in partnership by IndyGo, Square Cat Vinyl, and now GANGGANG, will return for its fourth season in June, with filming taking place this weekend. This year’s series will showcase six Indianapolis-based musical acts, spanning multiple genres, performing original sets on an IndyGo rapid transit bus.
The series will kick off with a “Music in Transit” Community Block Party on Sunday, May 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Tube Factory Artspace, located at 1125 S. Cruft Street. The event will feature food trucks, fun, giveaways, DJs and live music by Skypp.
The new season will be available on Square Cat Vinyl’s YouTube channel, with the first video debuting on June 12. Additional music videos will be released every Sunday at noon following the season four premiere.
“IndyGo couldn’t be happier to see this program return for another season,” said IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans. “’Music in Transit’ shines a spotlight on the amazing connectivity IndyGo brings residents with the Red Line, in addition to the immense talent of Indianapolis’ local musicians.”
Featured performers for the “Music in Transit” 2022 series include:
- Alex Beckman – rock
- Parris LaDame – hip hop
- Skypp – hip hop
- The Palace – rock
- Wife Patrol – alternative rock
- Native Sun – R&B/hip hop
- Cloakroom – heavy rock
“The variety of music we get to showcase through our videos makes it a series for everyone,” said “Music in Transit” Co-creator and Director Jake Huber, whose company Total Fun Productions produces the series. “We hope the widespread genres, combined with the fact that we’re recording on a 60-foot battery-electric IndyGo bus, can show that IndyGo’s transit service is also multidimensional.”
“We’re excited to see transit and the arts in collaboration here in Indianapolis, because both are essential to driving culture in the community,” said Nigel Long, Program & Curation Manager, GANGGANG. “We support the ‘Music in Transit’ series because it’s creative and award-winning — and because it produces content we can use to advocate for public transit throughout the city and state.”
“Music in Transit” was created in 2019 by Square Cat Vinyl, a coffee and record shop located along the Red Line in Fountain Square, with the support of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The goal of the program remains the same: celebrate the local arts community as well as the expansion of public transit, including the launch of the Red Line, Indianapolis’ first bus rapid transit (BRT) line, and the upcoming Purple Line. Since its inaugural season, the series has received nine National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Emmy nominations, with one win for outstanding audio in 2019. The series also received Indy Chamber’s 2020 Monumental Award for public art.
“This series has brought great exposure to music artists around the city,” said Mike Angel, “Music in Transit” Co-creator and Square Cat Vinyl Co-owner. “We’re so happy with the success it’s had already, and we can’t wait to see what positive impacts the series will have in the future.”