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Great deals, values at the 2022 Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair returns in just nine days and there are many ways to save on the State Fair experience.

 

The State Fair offers deals and discounts throughout the 18 day Fair, including 100+ free things to do once you’re there. The State Fair is open Friday, July 29 through Sunday, August 21 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays).

 

Fairgoers are encouraged to buy tickets early to save up to 40%. Tickets are currently available to purchase online at www.IndianaStateFair.com. All advance discounts end Thursday, July 28 at 11:59pm.

 

Advance Admission Discounts - the following discounts are available now at IndianaStateFair.com

 

Advance Discount Fair Admission Tickets. $10 advance discount State Fair Tickets are available through July 28 at 11:59PM ET - SAVE 29% off gate admission

 

Advance Discount Fair Parking Pass. $8 discount State Fair parking is available through July 28 at 11:59PM ET - 20% savings

 

Advance Discount Midway Wristbands. $25 midway wristbands available through July 31 at 11:59PM ET - 38% savings

 

Advance Discount Family 4-Pack. Includes 1 parking pass and 4 admission tickets to the 2022 Indiana State Fair. Available now through July 28 at 11:59PM ET - 40% savings Daily Gate Discounts - discounts listed available on select days:

 

Daily Gate Discounts - discounts listed available on select days:

 

BMV Discount Day, Wednesday, August 3. $7.00 gate admission with printed or digital voucher from IN.GOV/BMV (50% savings on admission)

 

$3 Thursdays presented by the Indiana Secretary of State, Thursday, August 4, 11, and 18. $3 admission, $3 Midway Rides, and $3 food options at each food stand

 

Free IndyStar Ticket Union Carpenters’ Day, Wednesday, August 10. Grab a copy of the IndyStar on Thursday, August 4th for a FREE admission ticket to the Fair - valid ONLY at the State Fair on Wednesday, August 10 for FREE admission

 

AAA Day, Wednesday August 17. AAA Cardholders receive FREE State Fair admission with a valid AAA membership card presented at the gate. One valid card per person.

 

Military & First Responders’ Day presented by Peterman Brothers, Friday August 19. First responders, current and former Military, and their families receive FREE admission with valid ID presented at the gate. Additional Daily Deals & Value:

 

Free Tractor Shuttle Rides. Travel around the fairgrounds for FREE this year on the tractor shuttles

 

Additional Daily Deals & Value:

Free Entertainment and Activities at Every Turn. Visit IndianaStateFair.com to view the Top 100 Free Things to Do DAILY at the 2022 Indiana State Fair

 

Free Entertainment Every Day at The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage. Visit IndianaStateFair.com to see the full Hoosier Lottery Free Stage line up - All Concerts are FREE with paid fair admission

 

Pedal and Park. Save $1.00 off Fair admission when you ride your bicycle to the Fair and use one of the free secured bike racks on the Monon Trail north of 38th St.

Indiana State Fair unveils 2022 new culinary favorites

The Indiana State Fair unveiled new must-have items to try at this year’s State Fair.

 

In addition to these new tasty treats, fairgoers can also expect the classic must have selections across a wide variety of 140+ different food stands.

 

The 2022 Indiana State Fair returns July 29 - August 21 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays).

 

Bison Lettuce Wrap (Offered by Red Frazier Bison)

Butter Lettuce filled with Ground Bison, Sweet Onion, Water Chestnut, Ginger, Carrot, Soy, Hoisin Sauce.

 

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos walking taco (Offered by Meatball Factory LLC)

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos crushed in the bag with taco meat, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream.

 

Carmel Corn (Offered by Sun King)

You know the say, there’s more than corn in Indiana? Well, sometimes it is all about the corn in Indiana! Sun King + Indiana State Fair Beer have partnered again for a new 2022 Indiana State Fair beer. This year’s beer is Caramel Corn. There are 100 lbs of Just Pop In Caramel Popcorn in the batch! Fun fact - kernels hail from a local popcorn farmer. You will be able to get your hands on Caramel Corn beer during the 2022 Indiana State Fair and a limited amount will be available on draft at Sun King tap room locations and at Just Pop In.

 

Pickle Pizza (Offered by Swains Concessions)

Homemade dough with a dill ranch sauce topped with mozzarella cheese, dill seasoning and dill pickles.

 

Deep Fried Brownies (Offered by R&W Concessions)

Ooey Gooey Brownies dipped in funnel cake batter, deep fried then topped with powdered sugar with a drizzle of chocolate syrup for chocolate lovers' taste buds.

 

Deep Fried Cheese Stick (Offered by R&W Concessions)

Mozzarella cheese dipped in corn dog batter then deep fried to a golden brown.

 

Peach Shake Up (Offered by R&W Concessions)

Fresh lemons, sugar, ice, and water along with peach flavoring for a great summertime taste.

 

Iced Mocha Coffee Float (Offered by Hooks Drug Store Museum)

Hand dipped ice cream on top of a chocolate flavored iced coffee, topped with your choice of whipped cream and a cherry.

 

Boba Fun Cup (Offered by Goodwin’s Pork-N-More)

Vanilla Ice Cream layered with Strawberry Boba balls, Sliced Strawberries and Gummy Bears

 

Nitro Fuel (Offered by Goodwin’s Pork-N-More)

Fresh Brewed Lipton Iced Tea mixed with our World Famous Blue Raspberry Lemon Twister.

 

State Fair Charcuterie Board (Offered by Urick Concessions)

Charcuterie, but make it fair themed. We’ve swapped out the traditional cheeses, meats, and nuts for mini funnel cakes, mini corn dogs, salt water taffy, cotton candy, caramel corn and popcorn corn topped with a sprinkle of colored candies - all of your favorite classic Indiana State Fair staples.

 

State Fair Mary (Offered by Urick Concessions)

State Fair Mary. A delicious 24 oz Bloody Mary topped with all the State Fair favorites! 3 skewers of Fair Food Treats like Waffle Fries, Deep Fried Cheese Curds, Deep Fried Mac n Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, Bacon, Fried Pickles and a BBQ Pulled Pork Slider!

 

The Original Cowpie (Offered by Indiana Ribeye)

It’s a delicious homemade chocolate chip cookie with creamy vanilla ice cream in the center and another chocolate chip cookie to top it off!

 

Vegan Nachos (Offered by Black Leaf Vegan)

Our all vegan nachos are loaded with our fresh tortilla chips, juicy plant based meat, crispy coleslaw, pico de gallo, and cheese, topped with our creamy ranch, guacamole sauce and sweet teriyaki. Your mouth wants to believe it’s all vegan and it tastes so good!

 

Pretzel Nacho Bites (Offered by Wilson Concessions)

Fresh pretzel bites covered in nacho cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, and bacon bits.

 

Mexican Street Corn in a Cup (Offered by Wilson Concessions)

It is made up of roasted sweet corn, mayonnaise, hot sauce, cheese, and Mexican spices.

 

New Crispy Chicken Sandwich (Offered by Wilson Concessions)

It’s a crispy chicken breast on a fresh bun with your choice of toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, mayo, mustard).

 

Lemon Shake Up Canned Cocktail (Offered by Hi and Mighty)

Made by Hi & Mighty, a new craft spirits distillery on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This bubbly refresher will remind you of the fair during the magic hour in the waning days of summer. Tough day? Shake it off. Good day? Shake it Up!

 

Pit-tatoes (Offered by Indiana Pork Producers Association)

Pit-Tatoes, pulled pork, shredded cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and sour cream.

 

Mint Cookie Milkshake (Offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.)

Mint Cookie Milkshake served with crumbled Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.

 

Quick Quesadilla (Offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.)

Quick Quesadilla served with Indiana’s own Red Gold Salsa!

Indiana State Fair adds final headliner to complete lineup schedule for the 2022 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage Concerts

The Indiana State Fair announced the addition of 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo as the final addition to its exceptional lineup that will take place on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage. 

 

The 2022 Indiana State Fair will take place July 29 through August 21 (Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The lineup each year consists of some of music’s most legendary acts and this year is no exception.

 

All shows at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served. A limited number of premium section access tickets will also be made available at a later time.

 

All shows start at 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

 

The 2022 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair schedule includes:

  • Kansas - Friday, July 29 (opening day)
  • Jesse McCartney - Saturday, July 30
  • We The Kingdom - Sunday, July 31
  • Chaka Khan - Wednesday, August 3
  • Gone 2 Paradise (Tribute to Jimmy Buffett) - Thursday, August 4
  • Travis Tritt - Friday, August 5
  • The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band - Saturday, August 6
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - Sunday, August 7
  • Trace Adkins - Wednesday, August 10
  • Too Fighters (A Tribute to Foo Fighters) - Thursday, August 11
  • KC & The Sunshine Band - Friday, August 12
  • El Dia de los Latinos en la Feria del Estado de Indiana presented by Radio Latina (Latino-Fest at the Indiana State Fair) - Saturday, August 13
  • Zach Williams - Sunday, August 14
  • Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Classics IV,  The Vogues, The Cowsills - Wednesday, August 17
  • Small Town (A Tribute to John Mellencamp) - Thursday, August 18
  • Carly Pearce - Friday, August 19
  • Vixen & Autograph - Saturday, August 20
  • Gospel Music Day featuring Fred Hammond - Sunday, August 21

 

High Resolution Artist Images are Available by Request or By Visiting the State Fair Media Center Photo Gallery at www.IndianaStateFair.com.    

Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, noted, “The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a ‘winning ticket’ for all fairgoers. This week, the Hoosier Lottery is launching a Premium Concert Ticket Giveaway providing an opportunity for myLOTTERY members and music lovers to win the best seats to a summer concert of their choice.”

The 2022 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Friday, July 29 and runs through August 21, when you can enjoy The Greatest 18 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition. For more information, please visit www.indianastatefair.com or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The 2022 Indiana State Fair will be Fun at the Speed of Summer with the theme of Celebrating Indiana’s Automotive Excellence, presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group.

 

2022 Artist Bios 

KANSAS:

This classic rock band from Topeka, Kan., nearing five decades in the classic rock scene, has become one of the most influential rock bands to date. Kansas, composed of Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, Tom Brislin, and Richard Williams, appeared on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Their songs have appeared in many shows like “Supernatural,” “South Park,” “The Office,” and “The Simpsons;” and with films including “Old School,” “Anchorman,” and “Happy Gilmore.”

 

JESSE McCARTNEY:

Since the start of his career, New York-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, artist, and actor Jesse McCartney has built a catalog of instantly recognizable anthems and captivated audiences on the road and on-screen. His first three albums -- the Platinum Beautiful Soul [2004], Right Where You Want Me [2006], and Departure [2008] -- consecutively bowed in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200 with the singles "Beautiful Soul" minted Gold and "Leavin'" certified Platinum. Plus, he collaborated with T-Pain on the cross-genre banger "Body Language." A sought-after songwriter, he notably wrote the 4x-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated "Bleeding Love" for Leona Lewis. In 2018, the one-off single "Better With You" racked up nearly 30 million cumulative streams and paved the way for his fifth offering. Simultaneously, his acting credits grew to include everything from Chernobyl Diaries and Fear The Walking Dead to Alvin and the Chipmunks, and even voicing the character Roxas/Ventus in gamer favorite Kingdom Hearts. In 2020, Jesse was revealed as the runner-up and popular fan favorite Turtle in the third season finale of Fox's The Masked Singer. Now, he opens up more than ever on his fifth full-length album New Stage, due out later this year. His second single "Friends," an homage to the people who became chosen family, followed the release of "Yours" in 2020, an introspective look at the different roles he's played throughout his life. Then there's "Kiss The World Goodbye," the third release from the forthcoming album.

 

WE THE KINGDOM:

We The Kingdom is a multigenerational family of musicians, including producers and songwriters Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, NeedToBreathe, Bethel Music, Crowder), Scott Cash, Franni Rae Cash, Martin Cash and Andrew Bergthold. With a combination of four different decades, We The Kingdom’s music embraces worship, rock, country, folk and pop, providing a textured sonic background for vulnerable, gritty lyrics. The Georgia based band write songs about the full spectrum of human emotion, including the messy parts, as they aim to embrace brokenness, honesty, and the redemptive power of God’s love in their music.

 

CHAKA KHAN:

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Activist - Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Affectionately known around the world as Chaka, she is revered by millions of fans as well as her peers for her timeless, classic and unmatched signature music style and ability. The late, great Miles Davis often said, “She [Chaka] sings like my horn.” And the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin says, “[Chaka] is a one- of- a -kind, premier vocalist.”

 

GONE 2 PARADISE:

Jimmy Buffett is internationally known for his fun & totally outrageous sold-out concerts worldwide. Gone 2 Paradise, featuring Frank Paul, continues the party, bringing the ultimate Jimmy Buffett experience alive throughout the year! Gone 2 Paradise, entertains all age groups including the faithful followers of Jimmy Buffett known as “Parrot Heads”.Gone 2 Paradise has been featured on WGN and NBC TV and some of the places they have played include Navy Pier, US Cellular Field, Hawthorne Race Track, Northerly Island, and The Chicago Yacht Club. With Frank Paul’s voice and the island dressed band performing hit songs that span Jimmy Buffett’s entire career.

 

TRAVIS TRITT:

Multi-platinum selling and award-winning artist Travis Tritt launched his career three decades ago. Though his career is lengthy, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Tritt’s albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, have amassed more than 30 million in career album sales, two GRAMMY® Awards, four CMA Awards, an invitation to become a member of the world’s famous Grand Ole Opry and a devoted fan base that fills venues coast-to-coast. The Georgia native is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, however, his limited to music as he has also appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows throughout his extraordinary career.

 

THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND:

Two time BMA nominee's The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are one of the greatest front-porch blues band in the world. This “Big Damn Band” Led by Reverend Peyton, considered the best finger picker playing today, has earned a reputation as both compelling performers and  persuasive evangelists for the rootsy, country blues styles that captured their imaginations early in their lives. Reverend Peyton started this band after moving to Mississippi to study under blues masters such as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. He has now led his band to a number one song on the Billboard and iTunes Blues Charts, “Dance Songs For Hard Times”, which has been critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Relix, Popmatters, Guitar World, American Songwriter, and more.

 

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO:

Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rock’s most memorable hits including “We Belong,” “Invincible”, “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark,” “We Live For Love,” “Heartbreaker” and “Hell Is For Children.” Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY® awards. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades. Pat and Neil continue to tour, selling out concerts everywhere. Their chemistry will undoubtedly be thrilling music fans forever. In 2022, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

TRACE ADKINS:

Trace Adkins is a Grammy award nominated, three-time CMA award winner that has sold more than eleven million albums and has charted more than 20 singles in his 25 year long career. This Nashville artist has worked with other big country artists like Luke Bryan to rap superstar Snoop Dogg in his career. Along with singing Trace has found his way into films and television shows getting roles as a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in “Deepwater Horizon” (starring Mark Wahlberg), a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew), and as MercyMe’s actual manager in the box office hit “I Can Only Imagine.”

 

TOO FIGHTERS:

Too Fighters are a Foo Fighters tribute band, and Chicago's answer to making a true Foo concert experience available to everyone. Their mission is to pack twenty plus years worth of Foo Fighters into one set, the best songs, moments, antics, history, stories and fun. The Too Fighters are committed to making this experience as close to a true Foo Fighters concert as possible, using no samples or past records is just one way they do this. Fan interaction, energy on stage, and true passion shown during the show gives the listener the closest Foo Fighters experience without truly being there.

 

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND:

Features in over 200 motion picture films, Grammy awards, People's Choice awards, four number one records in a row, and coined the “Founder of the Dance Revolution” all can be claimed by KC & the Sunshine Band. Hits like, “Give it up”, “That’s the way (I like it)”, and “(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty” have found their way into nearly every major sporting event, parade, wedding, and bar mitzvah of the last three decades. The fifteen man band took inspiration from the sunny days in Florida to get the very energetic and fun sound that continually influences artists to this day. KC & the Sunshine Band led by Harry Wayne Casey did not only spark a revolution in the 70s and 80s, but still has people of all ages now getting up out of their seats to boogie.

 

ZACH WILLIAMS:

GRAMMY® award winning Contemporary Christian artist Zach Williams aims to share his story of how he found his faith, with honesty and clarity into his troubled past. Zach is a Tennessee-based Christian singer that infuses outlaw country, the dirt-road grit of southern rock, and the contemporary roots music of alt-country into his sound to create a unique and special way to spread his passion for God, and share how he stays on the path of being Christian. He grew to popularity with his debut album “Chain Breaker,” winning GRAMMY® award Best Contemporary Christian album, as well as the GMA Dove Awards 2017 New Artist of the Year and 2018 Artist of the Year.

 

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR:

The Happy Together Tour consists of six bands: The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Classics IV, The Vogues and The Cowsills. These bands that had their biggest hits in the 60’s and 70’s brought timeless sounds and songs like “Happy Together” by the Turtles, one of the most recognizable songs of that time period. These bands combined have multiple No. 1 hits with this tour starting in 1984. Since then the band has consistently knocked out 50 shows a year, making this tour an iconic homage to an era of music that has influenced many of today’s artists. The tour has consisted of several different bands and artists throughout the nearly 40 years it has been running, with the only constant band being The Turtles. This group’s members include: Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Chuck Portz, and Don Murray. With the exception of Don, all original members are alive today, making this band’s live songs truly original.

 

SMALL TOWN:

Small Town is Chicagoland’s premier John Mellencamp Experience. This tribute band, composed 100% of Hoosier natives, has set out to bring the musical catalog of John Mellencamp to life on stage just as Mellencamp has done year after year, decade after decade.  Mellencamp is an Indiana native and legendary rock icon With over 25 Top 20 hit songs spanning 40 years. Small Town has recreated his high energy shows and the music that everyone knows and loves. Authenticity is key with Small Town, they do not sample any past records or have any pre-recorded tracks, everything you hear at the show is exactly what you would have heard at a real John Mellencamp show.

 

CARLY PEARCE:

Carly Pearce is a young country singer on the rise, releasing her first album in 2017. Her Platinum-certified No. 1 song “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with artist Lee Brice has earned CMA nominations for New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and won Musical Event of the Year. She has exploded in the country scene touring alongside Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan. The past two years this Kentucky native has won CMA awards for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2021 and Female Artist of the Year in 2022. She is now on her third studio album, “29: Written in Stone,” and has been nominated 22 times for numerous awards since these three albums have been released.

 

VIXEN & AUTOGRAPH

Vixen is an American rock band formed in Minnesota in 1980. During its most commercially successful period from 1987 to 1992, the band released their eponymous first album in 1988, and it reached No. 41 on the charts. Their second album Rev It Up was released in 1990, and reached No. 52 on the Billboard 200. Their third album Tangerine was released in 1998. Their fourth album Live & Learn was released in 2006. Autograph is an American glam metal band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1984, best known for their hair metal anthem "Turn Up the Radio".

 

FRED HAMMOND:

Detroit-raised Fred Hammond is one of the most popular worship gospel singers to date. Getting his start in the 80s, Fred performed in gospel bands and groups until going solo in 1991. Since then, he has released a consistent string of gospel albums, “Verity,” “Pages of Life: Chapters I & II (1998),” “Free to Worship (2006),” and “God, Love & Romance (2012),” “United Tenors Project” (2013) and “I Will Trust” (2014), all reaching Billboard’s No. 1 Gospel Album spot within the first week of releasing. Fred returned to concerts in 2016 after a 17-year hiatus and has been touring ever since. He continues to collaborate and produce with multiple generations of gospel musicians including The Williams Brothers, Yolanda Adams, Israel & New breed, John Bush & Andy Kellman, and Rovi.

All IN Music & Arts Festival Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis

Indy Festival Partners in association with the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center are proud to unveil an exciting lineup along with additional details for the inaugural All IN Music & Arts Festival, set for Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4, 2022 in Indianapolis.

 

The new festival will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 

The event will debut with an intimate capacity footprint for 2022 allowing for a truly special year one experience for attendees, with an emphasis on great songs and amazing performers including Daryl Hall & John Oates, Cage the Elephant, John Fogerty, Portugal. The Man and many more (see the full artist lineup list below). 

 

A very limited number of Early Bird 2-Day General Admission tickets, as well as 2-Day VIP tickets will go on sale today, May 10 at 10:00 AM EST, exclusively at https://www.allinfestival.com. Front Gate Ticketing is the official ticketing platform for All IN Music Festival. For more information about ticketing, VIP offerings, and payment plans, please visit the All IN Festival website.

 

“This festival is going to be the greatest project of my career. I'm beyond excited to create a new chapter in live music history right here in my beloved hometown of Indianapolis,” said All IN Music & Arts Festival co-founder Steve Sybesma.

 

The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is located in the heart of Indianapolis between downtown, Broad Ripple and Indy’s bustling northside. The two-day event will combine elements of Hoosier culture and reflect Indiana’s extraordinary hospitality and diversity where you can enjoy the perfect blend of great food & drink and great music. All IN will feature a great selection of premium, local food and beverages, a giant beer garden with local craft breweries, beer stations, cocktail bars, and the All IN Signature Cocktail. Arts, crafts and other activities including the Indiana State Fair Skyride taking you for a birds eye view of the festival grounds.

 

The All IN location at the Indiana State Fairgrounds affords amenities not available at most other festivals, including easy access and parking, and ample clean permanent restroom facilities for all attendees – no porta-johns and no need to wait in long lines. All IN also offers free water refill stations.

 

All IN is a city festival that offers the rare opportunity for a limited number of weekend campers. Car/Tent Camping and RV Spaces with water, power, and sewer are available at the permanent camping facilities of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and once you register, you become part of the ALL IN Camping Club which guarantees your participation every year. Camping offers a truly immersive festival experience, allowing guests to enjoy their time without the hassle of transportation to and from shows, traffic, or hotel bookings.

 

All IN Music & Arts Festival Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis

Indy Festival Partners in association with the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center are proud to unveil an exciting lineup along with additional details for the inaugural All IN Music & Arts Festival, set for Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4, 2022 in Indianapolis.

 

The new festival will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 

The event will debut with an intimate capacity footprint for 2022 allowing for a truly special year one experience for attendees, with an emphasis on great songs and amazing performers including Daryl Hall & John Oates, Cage the Elephant, John Fogerty, Portugal. The Man and many more (see the full artist lineup list below). 

 

A very limited number of Early Bird 2-Day General Admission tickets, as well as 2-Day VIP tickets will go on sale today, May 10 at 10:00 AM EST, exclusively at https://www.allinfestival.com. Front Gate Ticketing is the official ticketing platform for All IN Music Festival. For more information about ticketing, VIP offerings, and payment plans, please visit the All IN Festival website.

 

“This festival is going to be the greatest project of my career. I'm beyond excited to create a new chapter in live music history right here in my beloved hometown of Indianapolis,” said All IN Music & Arts Festival co-founder Steve Sybesma.

 

The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is located in the heart of Indianapolis between downtown, Broad Ripple and Indy’s bustling northside. The two-day event will combine elements of Hoosier culture and reflect Indiana’s extraordinary hospitality and diversity where you can enjoy the perfect blend of great food & drink and great music. All IN will feature a great selection of premium, local food and beverages, a giant beer garden with local craft breweries, beer stations, cocktail bars, and the All IN Signature Cocktail. Arts, crafts and other activities including the Indiana State Fair Skyride taking you for a birds eye view of the festival grounds.

 

The All IN location at the Indiana State Fairgrounds affords amenities not available at most other festivals, including easy access and parking, and ample clean permanent restroom facilities for all attendees – no porta-johns and no need to wait in long lines. All IN also offers free water refill stations.

 

All IN is a city festival that offers the rare opportunity for a limited number of weekend campers. Car/Tent Camping and RV Spaces with water, power, and sewer are available at the permanent camping facilities of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and once you register, you become part of the ALL IN Camping Club which guarantees your participation every year. Camping offers a truly immersive festival experience, allowing guests to enjoy their time without the hassle of transportation to and from shows, traffic, or hotel bookings.

 

Your band could open for Bon Jovi

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi announced the chance for local bands across the country to perform on the highly anticipated Bon Jovi 2022 Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Hampton Water.

 

Bands are encouraged to submit an audition video of original music for the chance to open for the band at a concert stop on the tour. One local band will be selected for each tour date, including the tour stop in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

 

For more information and to upload a submission, visit www.bonjovi.com. Submission deadline is Friday, April 8.

The Bon Jovi 2022 Tour will launch this spring in arenas nationwide. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

 

Bon Jovi spent much of the past two years recording and releasing new music, while also creating livestream performance content and launching Bon Jovi radio for their fans.  Bon Jovi’s 2020 was one of the most critically acclaimed album releases of that year with USA Today calling it “BRILLIANT” and Associated Press highlighting the depth of lyrics within the songs that “chronicle pain, loss, fear and death from the coronavirus, police killings and mass shootings.”

 

Bon Jovi remains one of the most prolific and sought-after tour tickets in live music today, and getting back on tour was a top priority for the band. “We have all missed touring and we know that nothing can replace the energy of a live show for the fans or the band,” said Jon Bon Jovi. 

ReelzFest Music Documentary Festival headlines August 2021 premieres

REELZ today announced its August 2021 premieres highlighted by REELZFest celebrating the music, mayhem and mojo of Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Metallica and AC/DC in a massive lineup of new music themed stories. REELZFest also includes the REELZ premieres of music documentaries Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

 

“With a staggering lineup of music themed shows REELZFest taps into the phenomenon of rock music celebrating its fandom, the wild lives of rock stars and the real stories about why the music stops,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “And REELZFest isn’t all blistering guitar riffs, big hair and bandmate squabbles as our Michael Jackson and Jim Morrison original documentaries give viewers an insightful look into the real lives of two enduring music legends and their contributions to culture and complicated personalities that spawned their genius and their troubles.”

 

A look at the remarkable life of a true comedy giant leads August 2021 premieres with Autopsy: The Last Hours of…“Jerry Lewis” on Sunday, August 1 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. His trademark physical humor inspired generations of comedians and earned him the nickname the ‘King of Comedy’ but behind his image as a benevolent clown who raised billions for charity there were rumors of a different Lewis. Was there a secret hiding behind the funny façade Lewis so successfully perfected over the years and did his signature pratfall comedy style play a role in what eventually took his life?


Kicking off REELZFest programming on Saturday, August 14 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT is Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm exploring the mercurial journey of The Doors frontman whose electrifying performances, rebel spirit and provocative lyrics changed rock music. But behind his mysterious rock star poet persona was a troubled and restless soul trapped in a life damaged by heavy substance abuse and eventually mired in controversy after he became the first ever rock star arrested on stage during a live performance. Now in rare archive interviews hear Morrison in his own words discuss fame, becoming a sex symbol and how he pushed back against any label. While Morrison symbolized the psychedelic rock star of the ‘60s the band with the mind-bending sound was Pink Floyd. On Sunday, August 15 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Pink Floyd: Breaking the Band examines the rapid ascent and trickling breakup of the wildly successful group that sold more than 250 million albums. But before Pink Floyd took off their lead singer and co-founder was ousted from the band for excessive and debilitating drug use. The band would not derail and with the release of their iconic “The Dark Side of the Moon” album everything changed. Huge money, global fame and power struggles chipped away at Pink Floyd but what exactly made this unique mega selling band finally fall apart? Meteoric success, toxic jealousy and creative rivalries are also pillars in the story of progressive rock juggernaut Genesis. On Sunday, August 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Genesis: Breaking the Band former lead guitarist Steve Hackett shares his first-hand experiences of the band’s incredible success, the story behind his departure and  witnessing the clashes between singer Peter Gabriel and drummer Phil Collins that would spawn their remarkable solo careers.  


Then on Saturday, August 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it’s the REELZ premiere of music documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey exploring heavy metal music as a cultural phenomenon with its legends Tony Iommi, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie among others giving their take on the genre, its global fanbase and wild stories from decades of performing. Within the heavy metal music family is a branch of glam metal epitomized by the band Whitesnake with its lead singer David Coverdale’s big voice, searing guitar riffs, tight leather pants and big hair. On Sunday, August 22 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Whitesnake: Breaking the Band see the band that emerged from English badlands hungry to conquer the world but to hone the sound that would rock America it would take 10 years and a constantly changing lineup. With more than 15 million albums sold Whitesnake was a success but it was all built on Coverdale’s ruthless and singular ambition and at height of their power he threw it all away. The pantheon of hard rock is not complete without Alice Cooper. Dubbed “The Godfather of Shock Rock” Alice Cooper’s signature brand of heavy metal included a wild and often controversial stage show that involved pyrotechnics, live animals and fake blood. Before its lead singer legally changed his name to Alice Cooper, the name was for a rock band that achieved huge success in record time but the pressure to keep performing turned toxic. In Alice Cooper: Breaking the Band on Sunday, August 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT see the story of the legendary group whose story went from a party to a horror show.
 

As possibly the most fascinating, successful and troubled superstars of all time Michael Jackson was a singular talent who captivated crowds and stirred strong reactions among fans and observers. Alongside the remarkable performances and die hard fans was a deeply damaged man. In Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind on Thursday, August 26 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT psychiatrist Dr. Bob Johnson psychologically profiles the complex mind of the pop icon from his abusive childhood to his insatiable need for attention and the origins for compulsions that drove his often erratic behavior. On Saturday, August 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage makes its REELZ premiere with the story of the Canadian rock band power trio exploring their 40 years of rock and roll success, setbacks and soaring popularity. From the Rush’s working class roots and struggle to land a record deal to globetrotting tours with legends including KISS this is the complete inside story of one of the most influential bands of all time. Closing out REELZFest on Sunday, August 29 are the back-to-back premieres of Metallica: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and AC/DC: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT about the fabled bands who share stories of pushing through heartbreaking tragedies on their way to making music history. Metallica is the highest selling heavy metal bands in history with five consecutive chart-topping albums along with 1,600 shows and nearly $1.5 billion in gross sales. But their massive musical success came with destructive excess and intra-band rivalries led to mayhem with extreme personalities battling for the spotlight. But as the young band ascended to its lofty status tragedy struck when bassist Cliff Burton dies after the band’s motorhome crashes. The death would reverberate through Metallica for years and it would take hundreds of thousands of dollars in therapy to get the band back on track. Selling more than 200 million records and playing more than 2,500 concerts worldwide explosive Australian rockers AC/DC blew away everything in front of them. The band’s two founding brothers Malcolm and Angus Young had a relentless drive to succeed that would leave carnage in its wake and splinter the band. Former bassist Mark Evans shares his experiences from the legendary in-studio guitar solo by Angus that literally lit the studio on fire to his fallout with Angus that led to Evans leaving the band.

 

 

Below is August 2021 programming listed by premiere date and time. Full synopses for every show follow this list.

 

Sunday, August 1

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of…“Jerry Lewis” at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
  
Saturday, August 14

*NEW* Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
 

Sunday, August 15

*NEW* Pink Floyd: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
*NEW* Genesis: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
 

Saturday, August 21

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
 

Sunday, August 22

*NEW* Whitesnake: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
*NEW* Alice Cooper: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

 

Thursday, August 26

*NEW* Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
 

Saturday, August 28

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

 

Sunday, August 29

*NEW* Metallica: Breaking the Band at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
*NEW* AC/DC: Breaking the Band at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT


Below are detailed descriptions for August 2021 programming listed by premiere date and time:  
 

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Jerry Lewis” Premieres on Sunday, August 1 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Jerry Lewis was still working into his 90s up until just a few months before his death. But 75 years in the limelight took its toll on this comic legend. His body paid the price for his knockabout clown image which centered around elaborate and frequent pratfalls after he suffered a permanent back injury at just 38 years old that would cause him a lifetime of chronic pain and led to an addiction to opioid painkillers. He was a heavy smoker for more than 40 years and the doctors discovered congenital heart issues when he was just a teenager. He died at the age of 91 of cardiac disease but what was it that kept Lewis living and working so long? Renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter doesn’t think his cardiac failure is the whole story behind his death. Dr. Hunter delves deep into Lewis’ records to discover whether there was something else going on in his body that contributed to his eventual demise. Sharing their personal stories of Lewis are his daughter Danielle Lewis and widow Sandra Lewis. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
 

Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm Premieres on Saturday, August 14 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. In July 1965 Jim Morrison ran into classmate and keyboardist Ray Manzarek on a beach in Venice California and the two decided to start a rock band. Just two short years later The Doors hit “Light My Fire” topped the Billboard Hot 100. As one of the most memorable artists of the 20th century the creative rebel brilliance of Morrison was only matched by his penchant for raw self-destruction which culminated in his untimely death at just 27 years old. Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm explores every chapter of the mysterious rocker’s life and his search for his true identity. Did Morrison himself even know who he wanted to be? Morrison’s extraordinary story reveals the rock icon as a chameleon constantly shifting personalities and personas to manifest his wild artistic sparks.  From the seeds of his anti-authority spirit planted in his youth from clashes with his strict U.S. Navy Rear Admiral father to the excesses of ‘60s rock stardom hear  Morrison in his own words discuss his youth and becoming a celebrity. Morrison could be a sensitive friend, an aspiring poet, a caring lover or an out of control alcoholic hell bent on confrontation which was all seen by The Doors road manager Vince Treaner who shares his experience with the complex rocker. Did Morrison’s constant quest to express his artistic urges and rebel against any authority become the catalyst for his untimely death? Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
 


Pink Floyd: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 15 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. With their astounding 250 million albums sold Pink Floyd is among the most successful rock bands of all time but the band was nearly broken before they rocketed to success. The British rockers had always been at the center of ‘60s psychedelic rock era with their experimental sound incorporating sound effects and playing live gigs with long and improvised sets but lead guitarist and singer Syd Barrett took it too far. Barrett became so engulfed in his addiction to drugs the band ousted him and were back to the drawing board. The band’s bass player Roger Waters picked up the reigns and began writing the album that would become “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Upon its release in 1973 the album went straight to the top of the Billboard 100 and stayed in the charts for a record setting 18 years and would go on to sell more than 45 million copies alone making Pink Floyd certified superstars. But the extreme swing in fortune for the band after toiling for years began to rip them at the seams. Add on the pressure of trying to follow up an iconic album and mix in intra-band power struggles and Pink Floyd was a powder keg. “The Dark Side of the Moon” like the four records that followed it was the brainchild of Waters who became so convinced Pink Floyd’s success was only down to him that he tried to bury the band so he could prosper alone. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
 

Genesis: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.  One of the biggest bands of the 20th century Genesis sold more 100 million albums worldwide and sold out thousands of shows. But their story is as remarkable for the band’s success as it is for their extraordinary transformation from cult progressive rockers to pop-rock superstars. Along the way power struggles saw the band fragment with lead singer Peter Gabriel and eventually drummer Phil Collins both leaving to launch massively successful solo careers. See the band’s remarkable creation and survival story from their early beginnings in a sleepy part of England to sold out global tours and chart topping hits as they infused a decade with their iconic sound. Genesis lead guitarist Steve Hackett shares his personal experience detailing his reaction to Gabriel getting a hot Hollywood offer that saw him leave the band on a whim as well as the intense creative clashes that led to Gabriel’s final departure from Genesis to start his solo career. When Gabriel left Genesis was bankrupt, without its lead singer and written off by the music press as yesterday’s news. What followed was an amazing turn of fortune driven by a refocused group with Collins as the lead singer as the band recorded their most commercially successful album ever. Still, creative differences remained as did financial struggles. Hackett also reveals what prompted his own departure from the band leaving Genesis to just three members before yet another and final breakup. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

  
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey Makes Its REELZ Premiere on Saturday, August 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. An illuminating examination of the heavy metal music subculture through the lens of anthropologist and lifelong heavy metal music fan Sam Dunn who takes viewers on a global journey asking why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned yet loved so passionately by millions of fans. The documentary dives into the defining details of the genre answering the questions: What group is considered the first heavy metal band? What sounds define heavy metal? Who is really behind the popularization of the heavy metal horn hand gesture? Viewers also see why heavy metal artists have long had an obsession with some of life's most provocative subjects including sexuality, religion, violence and death. This groundbreaking documentary is the first of its kind presenting both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal. Sharing their first hand experiences as legends of the genre are Tony Iommi, Alice Cooper, Dio, Dee Snider as well as Tom Morello and Rob Zombie among others. Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey is produced by Banger Films.


Whitesnake: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 22 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.  Whitesnake was the brainchild of former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale. They appeared on the English music scene in 1978 with raunchy lyrics and a big blues rock sound. Over the next 12 years Coverdale’s grit and determination went on to drive the band to become one of the biggest successes of the “Hair Metal Age”. But there were plenty of casualties on the way with a host of lineup changes as Coverdale ruthlessly searched for the winning formula. Hit songs like “Here I Go Again” and “Fool For Your Loving” along with famously big hair, Coverdale’s unique voice and stellar guitar playing pushed them to the forefront of the glam rock consciousness. With an image that went from blues musicians with tailored moustaches to leather clad rockers with bouffant hair Whitesnake sold millions of albums worldwide and their sexy glamourous videos defined an era but the band’s story is one filled with personal rifts and an epic meltdown. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
 

Alice Cooper: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The band Alice Cooper rose from total anonymity to become one of the highest grossing groups in the world capturing the imagination of a generation with iconic hits including “School’s Out” and their provocative often controversial stage show. But the pressure to continue their success was immense. And when their intriguing frontman began to monopolize the spotlight it rankled the other band members. Mix in addictions, jealousy and greed and it would only be three years after their first hit that the band Alice Cooper would implode. The lead singer changed his name to Alice Cooper and became a cultural icon while the other members of the group quietly moved into the background. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.


Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind Premieres on Thursday, August 26 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Innocent or guilty? Black or white? Man or child? Extrovert or introvert? Michael Jackson left many questions about his life unanswered. His controversial decisions involving personal relationships, child care, spending habits and drug dependency make his story one of the great riddles of pop culture and music. So who was this man and why did he operate in such strange ways with such bizarre consequences? In Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind psychiatrist Dr. Bob Johnson examines Jackson’s childhood, relationship with his father and siblings, incredible early superstardom followed by an adult life of untold riches, horrific accusations and exile. In doing so he stitches together the man behind the mask of plastic surgery, misinformation and mystery. What led Jackson to a strange lifelong obsession with childhood that eventually contributed to his own self-destruction? Did his life as a global star where normal boundaries didn’t exist make him believe he was untouchable and influence his own moral compass? How did his experiences of childhood shape his own seemingly disturbed reality? Go inside the complex and controversial mind of Michael Jackson with insight from several people who knew Jackson personally including former manager Dieter Wiesner, friend Mark Lester, The Jackson 5 keyboard player Ronnie Rancifer and Jackson family neighbor Reynaud Jones among others. Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind is produced by Honey Bee.


Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Makes Its REELZ Premiere on Saturday, August 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. As one of the most influential rock bands ever Rush ranks third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band’s devoted following numbers in the millions worldwide and their music is revered by generations of musicians. Now their story is the focus of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage chronicling the group’s 40-year history in a comprehensive exploration of the extraordinary power trio, the evolution of their sound and celebrating their continuing popularity. Using extensive archival footage see the resilient rockers lead guitarist Alex Lifeson along with singer and bassist Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart from when they started the band in the late ‘60s through to the present. Interviewees include colleagues and contemporaries Billy Corgan, Gene Simmons, Trent Reznor and South Park creator Matt Stone who share what they believe makes the band so special. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage is produced by Banger Films.  


Metallica: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 29 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.  With a combined fortune of more than $900 million and a band life spanning four decades Metallica are undisputed royalty in heavy metal history. Their 1991 album “Metallica” also known as “The Black Album” was certified 16x platinum and changed the course of heavy metal along with plunging the young quartet into mega stardom. But it wasn’t always an easy road. Struggles with aggression, addiction, jealousy and the death of a beloved band member have sent Metallica in and out of darkness since the band’s inception and yet they continue to thrive. Metallica: Breaking the Band reveals the inside story of the trials and tribulations of one of the biggest, baddest metal bands on earth. Sharing his first-hand experiences working with the band is their former manager Jon Zazula and studio producer Flemming Rasmussen. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
 

AC/DC: Breaking the Band Premieres on Sunday, August 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.  Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young are the heart and co-founders of Australian rock band AC/DC. The two were the youngest of eight siblings and grew up in a working-class family where rock and roll was the only life they ever knew. Both brothers had a relentless and take no prisoners attitude towards success and they shared the dream to get to the top and become guitar toting multi-millionaires. Their desire to conquer the world with their singular brand of heavy rock came before everything including family relationships and over 35 years many of those around them would be chewed up and spat out as AC/DC rose to world domination. But even as its members achieved global success beyond their wildest dreams AC/DC would be haunted by tragedy after tragedy. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Indiana State Fair announces Free Stage performance lineup For 2021

The Indiana State Fair today unveiled the 2021 list of all scheduled performers who will appear on the Indiana State Fair Free Stage July 30 through August 22 (Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

 

All shows at the Indiana State Fair Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served.

 

The 2021 Indiana State Fair Free Stage lineup includes:

All artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice

  • State Fair Yacht Rock Night with Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall & Orleans presented by Yacht Rock Radio - Friday, July 30
  • John Waite and Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty, presented by IndianaRockHistory.com - Saturday, July 31
  • Mary Mary, presented by WTLC FM - Sunday, August 1
  • Josh Turner - Wednesday, August 4
  • Run Forrest Run, Ultimate 90s Party Band - Thursday, August 5
  • Noah Cyrus - Friday, August 6
  • Blanco Brown - Saturday, August 7
  • Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, presented by WTLC FM - Sunday, August 8
  • for KING & COUNTRY - Wednesday, August 11
  • TBA – Thursday, August 12
  • Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe - Friday, August 13
  • Home Free - Saturday, August 14
  • Casting Crowns - Sunday, August 15
  • Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Classics IV, The Vogues, The Cowsills - Wednesday, August 18
  • Barracuda - America’s Heart Tribute - Thursday, August 19
  • The Beach Boys - Friday, August 20
  • Latino-Fest at the Indiana State Fair, presented by Radio Latina – featuring AK7, Banda Blanca and La sonora Dinamita de Colombia - Saturday, August 21
  • Gospel Music Festival with headliner Hezekiah Walker, presented by WTLC AM & FM - Sunday, August 22

 

The 2021 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Friday, July 30 and runs through August 22, when you can enjoy The Greatest 18 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition.

 

The Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

The safety of our guests, staff, and community is our number one priority. Please follow CDC guidelines regarding wearing masks. There are no capacity restrictions for Free Stage concerts and no reserved seating.

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion in Fort Wayne announces complete 2021 Summer Concert Series details

Sweetwater presents its 2021 summer concert series at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion located in Fort Wayne.

 

The 1,800 capacity outdoor performance facility is located on the campus of Sweetwater Sound and plans to host a wide variety of talent this summer representing multiple genres of music ranging from classic rock and country to R&B, funk, blues and more.

 

The series kicks off Thursday, July 22 with STYX and will continue through late September.  

 

2021 Concerts at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion Include:

  • An Evening with STYX— Thursday, July 22
  • The Music of Queen with Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Sunday, July 25
  • Whiskey Myers with special guest Bones Owens — Friday, July 30
  •  Warrant with special guests Eric Martin of Mr. Big and PJ Farley of Trixter (hosted by Eddie Trunk) — Saturday, July 31
  • An Evening with Gladys Knight — Saturday, Aug. 21
  • Samantha Fish with special guests Southern Avenue — Friday, Aug. 27
  • An Evening with The Fab Four (The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles) — Sunday, Aug. 29
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band — Wednesday, Sept. 1
  • Kool & The Gang with special guests The Sweetwater All Stars — Friday, Sept. 3
  • Pure Prairie League with special guests The Why Store — Saturday, Sept. 18
  • Tower of Power with special guests The Sweetwater All Stars — Sunday, Sept. 19
  • Pink Droyd presents Signs of Life, a live performance of the legendary Pink Floyd album Delicate Sound of Thunder — Saturday, Sept. 25
  • Fort Wayne Jazz Celebration powered by Sweetwater featuring Rick Braun with special guests Grace Kelly, Adam Hawley and Jacob Dupree Trio  – Sunday, Sept. 26

 

Tickets for all concerts are on sale now and can be purchased online via sweetwaterpavilion.com or in-person at the Sweetwater campus located at 5501 US Highway 30 West in Fort Wayne.

 

Health and Safety Precautions: All Sweetwater Performance Pavilion shows will follow recommendations and adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.

 

About Sweetwater Performance Pavilion: The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is a covered outdoor music venue, located on the south end of the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, Ind. Features of the venue include: custom-designed, state-of-the-art sound system, free on-site parking, air-conditioned on-site restrooms, and food, soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase.

 

The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is located in the Southwest corner of the Sweetwater campus at 5501 US Highway 30 West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

For more information, please visit:

sweetwaterpavilion.com/

 

Carver Center Summer Celebration 2021 featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band June 12

The free admission summer concert series at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park is an annual concert series that residents and music fans across the region look forward to every year. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for each evening of fantastic entertainment. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. The first concert in the 2021 summer series lineup is Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Saturday, June 12.

 

All Kokomo Summer Concert Series shows will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.

 

Visit http://kokomosummerseries.com for more information on the series overall. All dates and acts subject to change without notice.

 

WHEN: 

Saturday, June 12, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

                                                                        

WHERE:

Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion

Foster Park, Kokomo, IN 46901

 

ABOUT DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND: 

Pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, Dirty Dozen Brass Band is recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. They have been featured guests both in the studio and onstage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, and many others. For more information, visit www.dirtydozenbrassband.com

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About Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion:

Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion is an outdoor music venue located at the corner of Washington and Superior Streets in downtown Kokomo, Ind. The summer concert series is an annual event featuring live music shows in a festive, family-friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Proceeds of the summer concert series benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Slamology Automotive & Music Festival returns Lucas Oil Raceway June 12-13

The 18th annual SLAMOLOGY automotive and music festival returns to Lucas Oil Raceway (10267 E. Highway 136) in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021. Presented by Gauge Magazine and Orion Car Audio, and co-sponsored by Sky High Car Audio, this highly anticipated, annual automotive event for the whole family highlights the latest and greatest in customizing vehicles and car audio. Pre-Registration for custom car and car audio vehicles is open now at slamology.com.

 

One of the premier gatherings of car enthusiasts in the U.S., SLAMOLOGY offers exciting automotive contests throughout the weekend, live music, a massive vendor midway, and more. The event weekend attracts fans from across the globe and in recent years has attracted more than 2,000 custom vehicles.

 

DATES:

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

2021 SLAMOLOGY SPECIAL FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Kicker Car Audio presents The Largest Car Stereo Sound Off in The World
  • Huge Car Show and Shine Presented by B2 Audio featuring more than 1000 custom vehicles.
  • Full Tilt Audio Demo Session
  • Lowest Vehicle Limbo Contest
  • Indiana Music Festival on the Main Stage featuring country, metal, rock, electronic, funk & old school.
  • RNL Suspension Flying High Hydraulic Demo
  • Bikini Contest
  • Davis Brothers Designs Big Rig Roundup Semi Show (custom Semi’s)
  • Steel Rod Tattoo of Indianapolis Tattoo Contest
  • Family fun zone
  • Great food vendors
  • Huge vendor midway
  • Awesome trophies
  • …and much more!

 

REGISTRATION:

Vehicle registration is $50 / $70 day-of starting on Friday, June 11 from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., includes custom vehicle and two weekend passes, and additional passenger passes for $10. Registration or credential pickup on Friday is the only way to get a Speed Pass for Saturday.

 

Register before Friday, May 21 for advance pricing, only available online at Slamology.com

 

SPECTATOR TICKETS:

Spectator tickets will be available at the main gate

 

Spectator Saturday: $10

Spectator Sunday: $10

Weekend Event Pass: $15

Parking onsite is $5; Free parking tickets are available for download at Slamology.com 

 

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

SLAMOLOGY will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by the local health department.

 

For the latest information, visit slamology.com and lucasoilraceway.com/

Fishers Parks announces summer concerts

The Fishers Summer Concert Series hosted by Fishers Parks will return beginning June 1, featuring local and national performing acts in the heart of downtown Fishers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive). The free concert series includes performances on Tuesday and Friday evenings, presented by IU Health Saxony, and Wednesday lunchtime concerts presented by Meyer Najem. The series will conclude with the return of the popular two-day Blues Fest celebration on Labor Day Weekend.

 

Fishers Parks continues to monitor federal, state and local guidelines daily, and will adapt accordingly. Admission is free (limited first come, first served). Operating restrooms, hand washing, and sanitization stations will be available on site. Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks. No outside alcohol allowed. Vendors will be available on site to purchase adult drinks and other refreshments. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

The 2021 season lineup includes:

 

Tuesday Nights
Starting June 1 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

  • June 1: Living Proof
  • June 8: Karma Band
  • June 15: Mike & Joe
  • June 22: The Midtown Mad Men
  • June 29: Cool City Band
  • July 6: The Nauti Yachtys
  • July 13: Henry Lee Summer
  • July 20: Country Summer
  • July 27: Toy Factory

Friday Nights
Starting June 25 | 8 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

  • June 25: SPARK! Fishers – Spin Doctors: Grammy nominated band best known for their early 90’s hits, "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong,” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 7 and No. 17, respectively.
  • July 2: Free Fallin – The Tom Petty Concert Experience
  • Sunday, July 4: GlamëricA – A tribute to the awesome era that was ‘80s hair and glam metal!
  • July 9: Pearl Jam Tribute - Chicago
  • July 16: Purple Veins – The Essential Prince Tribute Band
  • July 23: Hard Day’s Night Beatles Tribute
  • July 30: Creedence Revived – The World Premier CCR Tribute Band
  • August 6: Heroes – The David Bowie Experience
  • August 13: The Soul Pocket Band – A night of R&B and Dance classics
  • August 20: Pink Droyd – The North American Theatrical Pink Floyd Concert with Laser Light Show
  • August 27: Uptown Funk – Tribute to Bruno Mars
  • September 3-4: Fishers Blues Fest – the full lineup will be announced soon

Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts
June 2 – August 25 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Central Green (1 Municipal Drive)
*indicates children’s entertainment

Conner Prairie presents Chautauqua Series - Exploring Explorers

In celebration of National Great Outdoors month, we’ll take in the awesome environs of Conner Prairie’s grounds. Starting off with cocktails, light appetizers, and some play at our Treetop Outpost, we’ll hear about the chilling arctic exploration by one of Indiana’s own. We’ll investigate the edible wild abundance offered by nature (and do a little tasting!) and finish by putting your adventurous explorer skills to the test in an orienteering competition with a great grand prize!

 

Chautauquas are special evenings that marry education and entertainment, thoughtfulness and humor, food and drink – all based on a chosen theme.  Each guest will receive a signature cocktail based on the evening’s topic (cash bar also available), enjoy themed light appetizers, and participate in a variety of edutainment presentations designed to engage the brain.

 

Theodore Roosevelt called it "the most American thing in America" – an event that provided the opportunity to gather for cultural development as a shared community. Named for the town in New York where the first large assembly took place, a Chautauqua presented lecturers, entertainers, scientists, and politicians to the public, offering knowledge and fellowship that might otherwise be out of reach in less metropolitan areas. From its humble beginnings, the movement spread across the U.S., fostering traveling "Sister Chautauquas" that brought provocative thought, scholarship, and entertainment to people for over fifty years.

 

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Chautauquas are for ages 21 and older only.

 

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