All In Festival 2022 Preview

Indianapolis gets its own festival in All In, this Saturday & Sunday, September 3rd & 4th....
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Indianapolis gets its own festival in All In, this Saturday & Sunday, September 3rd & 4th:


All Grandstage

Allman Brothers Band Dreamset, 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM

All In has two very special all-star tribute sets, starting on Saturday with The Allman Brothers Band Dreamset. The celebration of iconic Allman songs comes from a line-up that includes Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones), Allman Betts Band’s Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr., and Johnny Stachela, plus Widespread Panic’s Jojo Hermann & Sunny Ortiz, All In ’22 performer Samantha Fish (see below), and more.

Allman Brothers Band Dreamset

Daryl Hall & John Oates, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The once-and-forever Hall & Oates (QRO photos), in the late seventies & early eighties the Philadelphia duo of Daryl Hall & John Oates (QRO photos) fused rock ‘n’ roll with rhythm & blues for ‘rock and soul’ and chart-topping hits such as “Maneater” and “Private Eyes”. They’ve been together & solo for over five decades, and come to All In (QRO photos at a festival) with a massive catalog of songs to perform.

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Portugal. The Man, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

All In draws from very farther up north with Alaska/Portland’s Portugal. The Man (QRO photos at a festival). The rambling grunge outfit garnered new fans with 2007 sophomore release Church Mouth (QRO review), and its unhinged alt-rock (QRO live review), though slipped somewhat since then, even while finally playing Europe (QRO photos at a European festival) and becoming a festival favorite (QRO photos at a festival).

Their major label debut In the Mountain In the Cloud (QRO review) was more psych-lite, but they still bring it live (QRO live review), and even went Down Under (QRO photos at a festival) after 2013’s release of follow-up Evil Friends (QRO review), hitting both the festival circuit (QRO photos at a 2013 festival) and live gigs (QRO 2013 live review). They come to Tampa (QRO photos at a festival) touring 2017’s hit Woodstock (QRO review), which has vaunted them in popularity (QRO photos at a 2018 festival) thanks to big, Grammy-winning hit, “Feel It Still”. Now they’re back on the road (QRO photos at a festival just before everything shut down) and come to All In (QRO photos at a festival).

Portugal. The Man


The Four Tops, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Driver Era, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

The Four Tops

Indosphere Stage


Trampled by Turtles, 9:00 PM – 10:15 PM

From frigid Duluth comes the warm jam-folk of Trampled by Turtles (QRO photos), who are heading onto the open road (QRO photos outdoors) behind 2018 great Life Is Good On the Open Road (QRO review), and come down to Indiana (QRO photos at a festival) for All In (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Trampled By Turtles

MisterWives, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Catch the excitable, electric indie-pop of MisterWives (QRO photos) as they come to All In (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) behind 2020’s SUPERBLOOM (QRO review) and it’s killer titular single (QRO review).



Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dumpstaphunk, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Samantha Fish, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Samantha Fish

Indiana Stage


Doug Henthorn, 9:30 PM – 10:15 PM

Kara Cole, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

The Breakes, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

The Palace, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Rob Dixon Trio, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Doug Henthorn


All Grandstage

Cage the Elephant, 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM

With hardly a full-length album to their name, Kentucky’s Cage the Elephant (QRO photos) was snatched up by EMI Records at a low-key SXSW showcase. Following some impressive U.K. airplay, the band packed up and moved to London, where they released their first studio album in 2008. The following two years were a haze of international touring, late night TV shows, festival appearances (QRO photos at a festival) – and preparation for 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday, following that up with 2013’s more indie-influenced Melophobia, 2015’s Dan Auerbach-produced Tell Me I’m Pretty (which won the Grammy for Best Rock Album), and 2019’s Social Cues (which also won the Grammy for Best Rock Album).

They have also become a wild festival presence (QRO photos at a festival). As their blues-y rock infused live show will prove (QRO photos), elephants were never meant to be caged (QRO photos), as they come over to Indiana’s All In (QRO photos at a festival).

Cage the Elephant

John Fogerty, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

All In welcomes America rock legend John Fogerty (QRO photos at a festival). He came to fame leading the seminal Vietnam War era protest rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Fortunate Son” is basically the soundtrack to ‘Nam), before having his own lengthy and successful solo career.

John Fogerty

Tom Petty Dreamset, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

For All In’s second all-star tribute event, the Tom Petty Dreamset has John Oates, Jenny Lewis, Cage the Elephant’s Matt Schultz, Nicki Bluhm, and more.

Tom Petty Dreamset


Lucinda Williams, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Hearty Har, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Lucinda Williams

Indosphere Stage


Death Cab for Cutie, 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM

When Pacific Northwest alternative favorite Death Cab for Cutie (QRO photos at a festival) left long-time indie imprint Barsuk for major Label Atlantic in 2005 with Plans, fans thought the sky might be falling. But instead, Death Cab (QRO photos) has released some of their best records to-date, following up Plans in 2010 with the excellent Narrow Stairs (QRO review), 2011’s Codes and Keys (QRO review), 2015’s Kintsugi (QRO review), and 2018’s Thank You for Today (QRO review).

Singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard may have gone from dork to looking like a Cascadian beefcake (QRO photos at a festival) – he was married to Zooey Deschanel of She & Him/The New Girl (meanwhile, his famous indietronic side project, The Postal Service, went on a reunion tour– QRO photos – behind the tenth anniversary deluxe edition of the one-and-only album, Give UpQRO deluxe edition review – and last year fought Trump’s Postmaster General Louis DeJoy with live album Everything Will Change QRO review), and guitarist Chris Walla may have left for solo projects (QRO solo album review), with over two decade’s worth of strong material (QRO photos), their well is deep for a wide performance (QRO photos at a festival).

Death Cab for Cutie

Dawes, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The up-and-coming Americana indie outfit (QRO photos) that’s come up, Dawes (QRO photos at a festival) hail from Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon (QRO photos outdoors), out this year with sixth release Midadventures of Doomscroller. They come to All In (QRO photos at a festival) after having also served as opener & backing band for Conor Oberst (QRO photos together at a festival) – and frontman Taylor Goldsmith (QRO photos solo at a festival) is married to none other than actress/musician Mandy More.


Watchhouse, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Formerly known as Mandolin Orange (QRO photos at a festival), Chapel Hill’s married couple Watchhouse play beautiful Americana music that yes, includes the mandolin (QRO photos), changing their name only last year, and now come to All In (QRO photos at a ’21 festival).


La Luz, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Surf rock from Los Angeles, of course, La Luz (QRO photos at an Austin Festival) come to All In behind last year’s Live from the Black Hole.


J. Elliott, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

La Luz

Indiana Stage


Hank Ruff, 9:30 PM – 10:15 PM

Julia Khan, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Dream Slice, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Jonah Baker, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Joshua Powell, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Hank Ruff