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Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival, June 1

Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival.

Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival at Military Park. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Sara Holtz
On behalf of Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival

Josh Gracin headlines 14th Vintage Indiana; tickets now on sale at Marsh Supermarkets

INDIANAPOLIS – Josh Gracin, the US Marine who became an instant fan-favorite during American Idol season two, will headline the 14th annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Military Park in Downtown Indianapolis.

Tickets sales began May 1 at all Marsh Supermarkets, and also are available online at Advance sale tickets are $22 for adults age 21 and over (a $3 savings over gate admission). Designated drivers’ tickets are $10; youth tickets for ages 6-20 are $5. Children 5 and under are free.

More than 300 wines from over two dozen Indiana wineries will be available for tasting. Participating wineries also will sell wines by the bottle and case. Other festival attractions include the live music performances featuring Gracin, Cari Ray and Jennie DeVoe; cooking and wine pairing demonstrations; a fantastic variety of food including top area food trucks; an eclectic arts & crafts showcase, and more.

Over 10,000 wine enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest are expected to attend the event billed as “the Biggest Celebration of Indiana Wines.”

Gracin is a Michigan native whose fourth album is scheduled for release this summer. His previous albums – “Josh Gracin,” “We Weren’t Crazy” and “Redemption” – produced the No. 1 hit “Nothin’ to Lose” along with other charting singles including “I Want to Live,” “Stay with Me,” “We Weren’t Crazy,” “Favorite State of Mind,” “Different Kind of Crazy,” and “Long Way to Go.” The latter song was Gracin’s first cross-over hit, showing up on both country and adult contemporary charts.

“Josh Gracin is a terrific talent to headline at Vintage Indiana,” said Jeanette Merritt, Director of Marketing for Indiana Wines. “His music spans a couple of genres, and, along with performances by Cari Ray and Jennie DeVoe, we have a pretty dynamic entertainment line-up set for this year’s event. We’re expecting Gracin Nation to be out en force!”

For the second consecutive year, the JW Marriott is Vintage Indiana’s host hotel. Located within easy walking distance of Military Park at 10 South West Street, the luxurious JW is offering a Vintage Indiana overnight package that includes two adult tickets to the festival plus fantastic rates on room accommodations. For more information or reservations, follow the link provided at

Vintage Indiana is presented by Indiana Wines, headquartered on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette. Among event sponsors are WISH-TV/8 and MyNDY-TV; NUVO Newsweekly; WFMS & WJJK Radio; Marsh Supermarkets; the American Dairy Association of Indiana; Indiana Turkey, and Indiana’s Family of Farmers.

For additional information, visit, or call 800-832-WINE. Fairs and Festivals on

Editor’s Acknowledgement: BPS Marketing, Inc.