Electronic Dance Music (EDM), arguably the most popular music currently on the planet, visited Indianapolis, Indiana, again on Saturday (September 14, 2013) for day two of the 1st annual WheelHouse Festival, a two-day electronic dance music event held outdoors at Opti Park with after-parties indoors at The Vogue in Broad Ripple. According to event co-producer, Matt Schwegman, "2,200 fans took part in the inaugural festival's second day."
Crowds attending WheelHouse Festival on Saturday experienced ideal weather conditions; plenty of bright, warm sunshine. Popular Indianapolis Food Truck vendors served up a wide variety of culinary delights including, redneck nachos, Cuban subs, gourmet topped potatoes, NYstyle pizza by the slice, wings, grilled cheese sandwiches, Cajun/Creole, southern/soul, and barbecue offerings. Interactive activities, including a zip line, were available as well.
Saturday's high-energy standout performances were delivered by co-headliner, The Crystal Method, pioneers of electronic dance music who gave fans over 75-minutes of classic slammin' electronic sounds. Co-headliner, Wolfgang Gartner, followed and delivered over 90-minutes of his ever-growing popular electro-house music. The all-ages crowd clamored for more as both acts left the stage at Opti Park after their respective sets. DJ Gabby Love, DJ Lockstar, both Indianapolis-based, and DJ's Bad Boy Bill & Richard Vission were highlights at the evening's after-party at the Vogue. Just like the festival's first-day on Friday, excitement was also heightened with the added attraction of Blonde Bombshellz dancers and Lu Sanders and the Vogue Dancers. Other DJ talent on the bill Saturday were X5IGHT, Shy Guy Says, Action Jackson, Salva, Araabmuzik, and Figure at Opti Park and DJ Helicon and Bryan Downs at the After-Party at The Vogue.
Look for more coverage of WheelHouse Festival to follow; including more artist interviews and a look back at the event.