INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 31, 2021) – Music in Transit, an award-winning concert web series presented by Square Cat Vinyl, returns for its third season Wednesday, Sept. 1. The series showcases eight local Indianapolis-based acts across multiple genres performing sets on an IndyGo rapid transit bus.
The new season can be viewed on Square Cat Vinyl’s YouTube channel and will debut with the first music video episode Sept. 1, at 9 a.m. After the season debut, new performances from the film sessions will be released every Sunday, Sept. 19 through Oct. 31.
Featured performers include:
- Allison Victoria – soul, rhythm and blues singer-songwriter
- Kiddo– punk rock band
- Houndmouth– alternative blues band
- Public Universal Friend– folk rock band
- 81355 (pronounced Bless) – hip-hop band
- Annie Brown– jazz singer-songwriter
- Cairo Jag – psychedelic rock band
- Vess Ruhtenberg– indie rock musician
Music in Transit was created in 2019 alongside the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Square Cat Vinyl, a coffee and record shop located along the Red Line in Fountain Square. The goal was to celebrate the local arts community as well as the expansion of public transit with the launch of the Red Line, Indianapolis’ first bus rapid transit (BRT) line. Since its inaugural season, the series has received four Emmy nominations with one win for outstanding audio in 2019. The series also received Indy Chamber’s 2020 Monumental Award for public art.
“The Music in Transit partnership with IndyGo is one of the most unique musical showcases in Indianapolis,” said Jake Huber, Music in Transit co-creator and director. “We get to record some of the best local artists while they perform on a 60-foot IndyGo Red Line bus in the heart of Fountain Square. It’s a match made in heaven that promotes our much needed BRT line while featuring a beautiful, eclectic mix of music.”
“Many organizations talk about supporting the local arts community. But IndyGo through Music in Transit has demonstrated the biggest commitment I’ve seen of any Indianapolis entity investing in and supporting local musicians,” said Mike Angel, co-owner of Square Cat Vinyl and Music in Transit co-creator.
For more information, contact Carrie Black, IndyGo director of communications, at 317-664-1951.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable and accessible mobility experiences. The IndyGo Red Line is the longest fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line in the Midwest and provides service through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus or call 317.635.3344.