INDIANA BLACK EXPO ANNOUNCES MUSIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL II AT BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE – SATURDAY, JULY 15
Tickets Go On Sale Monday, April 17
Kenneth Babyface Edmonds headlines Music Heritage Festival II, joined by Fantasia & Chante Moore
INDIANAPOLIS – As part of Indiana Black Expo and its Summer Celebration weekend music lineup, Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be the site for Music Heritage Festival II, highlighting day two of its Annual Music Heritage Festival series, a cornerstone concert series of the 47th Annual Summer Celebration.
The three-day lineup includes music from on Exhibit Hall Entertainment Stage, in the Exhibition Hall of the Indiana Convention Center, in addition to a Friday concert at the American Legion Mall and Saturday’s showcase concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indy’s own Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds headlines Music Heritage Festival II at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, July 15. He is joined by Grammy Award winner Fantasia Barrino and Grammy-winning R&B diva Chante Moore. Tickets are $50, $65, $75, $100 and $125 and go on sale Monday, April 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, BankersLifeFieldhouse.com, the IBE Office at 3145 N. Meridian St., IndianaBlackExpo.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Music Heritage Festival II Performers
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
Edmonds an 11-time Grammy Award winner with 11 solo albums, 125 Top-10 R&B hits, and 16 #1 Pop hits, Kenneth Edmonds accomplishments speak for themselves. The hallmark of a true artist is the ability to reinvent yourself and still sustain the intrinsic essence of who you are. Babyface gives fans the real deal and more.
In 2004, the High Point, North Carolina native became the season three winner of Fox’s American Idol. Later that year, Fantasia released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, “I Believe.” Fantasia’s second single, “Truth Is,” spent 14 weeks at #1, making her the first singer to simultaneously have two of the top three songs on the Billboard chart. Fantasia’s 2006 eponymous second album featured the #1 R&B single, “When I See U,” and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia released the critically acclaimed Back To Me, which featured the hit single “Bittersweet” that earned her first ever Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song. Back To Me debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, and not only marked Fantasia’s first #1 R&B album but also her highest Billboard Top 200 chart ranking. In 2013, Fantasia released her fourth studio album, Side Effects of You which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her second consecutive positions on these charts. Fantasia’s fifth album, The Definition Of…, include the standard love ballads that have won her plenty of Grammys, influenced by the “rock soul” sensibility she’s been testing for years.
Chante Moore has been in the game since the early 90’s. Long before her first number 1 single the R&B Divas was featured on soundtracks for Waiting to Exhale, and Stella Got Her Groove Back. She signed her first record deal when she was only 22 years old. Chante grew up in a religious household. Her father was a minister and she grew up singing in the church. Her vocal range, clarity and strength helped her get noticed by Boyz II Men. She was featured on the groups single Your Home is In My Heart and later linked up with R&B singer Keith Washington on I Love You.
Her breakout came in 1999 after recording 3 albums she had her first Billboard top ten single “Chante’s Got A Man.” The record was international hit and got Moore her first Grammy nomination, Soul Train Award and the song sold over 500,000 copies in the US alone.
About Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) statewide organization with 12 chapter affiliates. The mission of IBE is to serve as a voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans. IBE is known for its two major fundraisers, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic®. IBE provides year round youth and family programs, including its Indiana College & Scholarship Fair, Summer Internship Program, Circle City Classic® Scholarship Fund, State of Our Black Youth Report and Initiative, Parent Leadership Academy, Youth Media Institute, Statewide Anti-Tobacco Initiative, Education Conference, Youth Leadership Summit, Employment Opportunity Fair, and Minority Business Conference. IBE is currently responsible for the implementation of OpportunIndy as part of former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Program. The proceeds from Summer Celebration benefit its year-round youth and family initiatives.