The concert promoter and producer responsible for the SuperJam and PoWow concepts will unveil its latest creation, the “Dreamset,” in less than two weeks at the inaugural All IN Music & Arts Festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend (3- September 4) in Indianapolis. The first night of the festival will pay tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, while the second night will celebrate the music of Tom Petty.
All IN is promoted by Indy Festival Partners, the new collaborative effort created by longtime festival producers and friends Steve Sybesma, Dave Lucas, Paul Peck and Kevin Browning. Peck and Sybesma were founding partners of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Florida; Peck is also a former Superfly executive and helped co-launch Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn in 2002 and Outside Lands in San Francisco in 2008.
Peck said the concept of the Dreamset format is to bring famous and unique artists together to perform as a once-in-a-lifetime house band honoring the legacy of mega-star artists through performance and music. The concept is an evolution of the SuperJam, which Peck pioneered at the first Bonnaroo in 2002 as a way to pair unlikely artists and bands who often aren’t revealed until they take the stage for the ultimate jam. live session (first iteration included Michael Kang, Bela Fleck, Jeff Raines and Robert Randolph). For the first annual Okeechobee Festival in 2016, Peck also introduced the same concept as PoWow, curating the inaugural lineup of Miguel, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, John Oates, George Porter, Jr., Kamasi Washington, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. and more.
Dreamset’s lineup for All IN’s first night honoring the Allman Brothers Band includes Chuck Leavell, Johnny Stachela, Gerry Hansen and Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of the late Berry Oakley), JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic and Sunny Ortiz, drummer Rod Morgenstein, Steve Morse of Deep Purple, Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident and guitarist Samantha Fish. Leavell and Betts will both serve as musical directors for the Dreamset.
The Tom Petty Dreamset tribute lineup on night two of the festival will include the band Dawes as well as Cage the Elephant’s Matt Shultz and Daniel Tichenor, John Oates, Goose’s Rick Mitarotonda, Neville Brothers’ Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk. , Jenny Lewis and Nicki Bluhm.
“We hosted All IN to celebrate the power of great songs performed live by amazing performers in an awesome environment,” says Peck. “There is pure joy created in these moments. These Dreamsets are the purest form of that idea – world class artists, stepping into new territory to celebrate the songs we all know and creating a special experience that we will all share together. With major surprises in the works, these Dreamsets will be special moments in music history.
Ticket prices for All IN start at $109.50. You can find more at allinfestival.com.