The 500 Festival will kick-off the month of May and celebrate its 2013 theme: TurboCharging Indy with a free concert on Monument Circle. The 500 Festival REV Your Engines Concert will feature multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw.
DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts, he first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 onBillboard‘s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. “Soldier,” his current single continues to climb the charts.
Gavin recently collaborated with two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat on their duet “We Both Knew” which appears on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Safe Haven, premiering Feb. 5. The movie, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.
DeGraw was also a contestant on the 14th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars which premiered in Spring 2012.