INDIANAPOLIS (March 11, 2013) – Jon McLaughlin is scheduled to open the stage for Gavin DeGraw at the 500 Festival Rev Your Engines Concert on Saturday, April 27. McLaughlin has sold more than 170 thousand albums and more than 1 million digital tracks.
McLaughlin released his 2007 debut album Indiana, followed by OK Now in 2008. The albums yielded placements on the TV Series Scrubs and movies including Georgia Rule and Bridge to Terabithia. Following this, McLaughlin’s song “So Close” was featured in Disney’s Enchanted starring Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams. The film was released with outstanding reviews and McLaughlin was later asked to perform “So Close” at the 2008 Academy Awards. McLaughlin is a native Hoosier who grew up in Anderson, Ind. and attended Anderson University. Jon’s most recent album Promising Promises was released last year and includes his latest single “Summer Is Over” featuring Sara Bareilles.
The REV Your Engines Concert is a free event that kicks off the month of May in downtown Indianapolis. Gavin DeGraw is the headlining performer for this concert. Food trucks and beverages will also be available to guests during the event. Jon McLaughlin will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., followed by Gavin DeGraw at 9 p.m.
Official media partners for the 500 Festival REV Your Engines Concert include B105.7, WRTV-6 and IndyStar.com. For more information on the concert or other 500 Festival events and programs visit www.500festival.com.
The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®. Through social, cultural and educational events and programs, the 500 Festival enhances the quality of life for all citizens of our communities.
The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 56 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.
Last year, more than 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in nearly 50 events and programs throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini-Marathon, fourth grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there, celebrating the legacy.