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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.

Indiana State Fair announces first wave of Hoosier Lottery Free Stage concerts for 2022

The Indiana State Fair has unveiled the first wave of its 2022 list of scheduled concerts as a part of the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule, July 29 through August 21 (Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

 

Photo of Kansas courtesy of Indiana State Fair

 

The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a summertime staple for concert goers and music lovers. 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 first wave announcement for 2022 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair schedule includes:

 

  • KANSAS - Friday, July 29 (opening day)
  • Chaka Khan - Wednesday, August 3
  • 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
  • Carly Pearce - Friday, August 19

 

Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, noted, “The Hoosier Lottery has enjoyed a great relationship with the Indiana State Fair for many years.  This year we are proud to sponsor the popular Free Stage that features a variety of outstanding talent. The Free Stage has become a ‘winning ticket’ for all fairgoers.”         

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

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.

 

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.

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 is a collaboration between powerhouse music industry veterans Steve Sybesma, Paul Peck, Dave Lucas, and Kevin Browning. This team has united to bring to the region this inaugural event and celebration as part of a new and exciting long-term agreement with the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.

 

The festival will connect artists and fans through shared moments of inspiration and is proud to present a showcase of musicians that champion positivity and connection. In addition to All IN’s formidable headliners, it will also include performances on three stages representing multiple genres including Lucinda Williams and Her Band, Trampled by Turtles, Dawes, Misterwives, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, The Four Tops and many more. 

Lincoln Amphitheatre to launch three-date "Amp Unplugged" Sunday series

The Lincoln Amphitheatre is adding a smaller, three-date Sunday series of events called “Amp Unplugged” to its 2022 performance schedule. The events will be late afternoon “matinee” performances and be diverse in genre.

 

“The intent of this series is to not only expand our seasonal offerings, but to bring performances to our Kyana Woodstock Performance Stage that we might otherwise not be able to bring as part of our normal Saturday series of events,” said Marc Steczyk, Lincoln Amphitheatre Director. “We are limiting this to three Sundays this year to gauge community and regional interest and, if successful, we’ll give stronger consideration to adding more Sunday dates in future years.” 

 

Amp Unplugged performances are for all ages with seating as general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessions, including beer/wine for guests 21 and over, will be available.

 

The 2022 Amp Unplugged Sunday dates are:

  • Sunday, August 28, 4 p.m. central: Kentucky Shine. Having recently performed at the ROMP Music Festival (among other events), Kentucky Shine has been recognized as one of the region’s strongest emerging bluegrass talents.
  • Sunday, September 11, 4 p.m. central: “American Roots” presented by members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. A scaled back version of the EPO will present “American Roots” featuring brass versions of popular songs at the root of the American experience.
  • Sunday, October 9, 4 p.m. central: Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio.  Duke Tumatoe has opened for the likes of Muddy Waters, George Thorogood, and John Fogerty and his songs are a mix of comedy and blues. He is also known for his regular performances on the Bob & Tom Show

 

The Amp Unplugged performance series is presented with support from the Perry County Community Foundation and the Spencer County Community Foundation.  Tickets for all Lincoln Amphitheatre events, including the 2022 season opening evening with Garrison Keillor (from NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion) on May 14 and the Henry Lee Summer performance on June 4, can be found at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com or directly bit.ly/2022LincolnAmp.

April 13 is National Thomas Jefferson Day

April 13 is National Thomas Jefferson Day and honors the birth of the third President of The United States, Thomas Jefferson, who was kind of born on April 13, 1743. The Julian or Old Style calendar was used until 1752, when the Gregorian or New Style calendar was adopted. This added eleven days to the current date to bring the calendar year into step with the astronomical year. Thus, the birthday of Jefferson, who was born on April 2 under the Old Style calendar, is now celebrated on April 13, the New Style date. The Gregorian or New Style calendar is the calendar we use today.

 

Ever curious, Jefferson was a lawyer and a scientist of agriculture, paleontology, and astronomy. He also studied the weather, keeping detailed records, sparking weather enthusiast across his home state of Virginia. He collected archeological animal bones; he loved wine, books, and was quite the foodie. In fact, many credit him to brining “mac and cheese” to America, though that is not the case. However, he does have a favorite recipe for the macaroni noodle, which can be found at https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/macaroni#footnote4_grw9agn.

 

Many know Thomas Jefferson as a former President of the United State or even a founding author of the Constitution. However, these achievements do not come close to encompassing Jefferson’s accomplishments, education, goals, and efforts.

 

 

 

While living in France, serving as a U.S. Minister to France, Jefferson fell in love with the cuisine, architecture, and the art. However, he found the state of poverty there to be deplorable. When he returned to the States, he brought with him a new found passion for French wine and a renewed sense duty to help his fellow man. As for wine, he was recognized as one of the great wine experts, keeping two vineyards at Monticello, which still exist.

 

Jefferson truly believed ALL men were created equal. His line in the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” was actually his view on poverty. He spend much of working life, actively trying to protect ordinary citizens from overreaching wealthy citizens. However, he also believed individuals should be self-reliant. He wanted the government to assume responsibility for the poor, but as a temporary measure meant to be used temporarily to help the person while they recovered financially or even while learning a new trade so they could be financially stable.

 

Jefferson believed that “without health, there is no happiness.” He made numerous attempts to improve health care. He fought to reduce disparities in health care amongst Americans. It is believed, due in part to his work with French health care and in part to his agreement with John Adams, that Thomas Jefferson actually wanted a universal health care coverage. However, it cannot be substantiated as there is no written proof of this theory.

 

During his political career, Jefferson fought to reform poorhouses. Poorhouses were similar to the homeless shelter/missions we have today. He believed they had failed their mission and were too underfunded. He also wanted all children to have access to education. Jefferson stated all children should learn “some art, trade or business,” however; he saw the merit in public school and wanted children to attend for a minimum of three years. He wanted education for everyone, whether they could afford it or not, even if it came at public expense.

 

Jefferson also wanted slaves to receive an education. He wrote a letter to Robert Pleasants, advocating for Virginia’s educational system to provide the education in order to prepare them for freedom. He saw education as a means of empowering the powerless to empower themselves.

 

It is not known if his love for education led to his passion for books or if his passion for books led to his love of education. What is known, however, is that the Library of Congress would have suffered more severely if not for Jefferson. It is believed that Jefferson had the largest personal collection of books in the United and when the Library of Congress was raided by the British in 1814, Jefferson offered his personal library, as a replacement. His collection was estimated to be around 6,500 different books.

 

From politics to humanitarianism, food to healthcare, Jefferson never wanted to stop learning. He promoted education and pushed for equality in all peoples.

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2022 season of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie starting June 24 at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre. Fans will be thrilled with an exciting line-up that offers a fun-filled musical summer experience for the whole family. 

 

Tickets to the general public will go on sale April 12. Buy tickets here beginning April 12, 2022. Tickets may also be purchased at central Indiana Kroger stores.

Season highlights include ten performances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Melissa Etheridge on her One Way Out Tour August 5; Three Dog Night August 13; and the Spinners August 12. Audience favorites are returning for the 2022 season, including Arrival from Sweden: Music of ABBA July 30; Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John August 6; and One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works August 19.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra opens the 2022 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season June 24-25 with Resident Conductor Jacob Joyce leading the orchestra in favorite classical music, including Ravel’s Boléro. The patriotic Star-Spangled Symphony returns July 1-4 conducted by Alfred Savia with vocalist Doug LaBrecque, accompanied by a fireworks finale. Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the ISO and a cast of Broadway performers July 15-16 in music from treasured musicals, including Les Misérables and Hamilton. John Williams Blockbusters on July 22-23 features music from the legendary composer’s film scores, including Indiana Jones, Superman, and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

 

2022 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie schedule

 

June
June 24-25: Classical Favorites with the ISO
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor Jacob Joyce take you on a whirlwind trip around the globe with selections from Ravel’s Bolero, Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, and many more.

 

July
July 1-4: Star-Spangled Symphony with the ISO
Your favorite patriotic celebration complete with fireworks! Featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Alfred Savia, and vocalist Doug LaBrecque.
July 8: Home Again: A Tribute to Carole King
July 9: Never Die Young: A Tribute to James Taylor
July 15-16: Broadway Under the Stars with the ISO
Join Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly for this exciting performance of all of your Broadway  favorites. Featuring music from Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, and Wicked!
July 22-23: John Williams Blockbusters with the ISO
Get ready for a night of Hollywood’s greatest soundtracks with the ISO under the direction of  Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez, featuring the music of John Williams and more.
July 29: Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience
July 30: ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

August
August 5: Melissa Etheridge: One Way Out Tour
August 6: Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John
August 12: The Spinners
August 13: Three Dog Night
August 19: One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & the Works
August 20: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
August 26: The Phil Collins Experience
August 27: Master Blaster: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

 

September
September 2: Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute
September 3: The Springsteen Experience: A Tribute to the Boss
September 4: Here Come the Mummies

Know before you go:

  • Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m. each night
  • Date-specific tickets may be purchased via the ISO website. Attendees must have tickets (mobile or hard copy) to enter each performance. Children two years old and under do not need a ticket.
  • In addition to purchasing online, patrons may scan a QR code at Central Indiana Kroger stores to receive a discount when they purchase tickets on the ISO’s website. Tickets are also sold at the ISO Box Office located on Monument Circle.
  • Tickets can be downloaded to phones as mobile tickets for all ISO concerts at Conner Prairie. Likewise, patrons can print their tickets at home and bring them.
  • Table rentals, reserved seating, and tickets to the Huntington Bank Sunset Lounge are available in limited quantities. served seating tickets and table reservations (a maximum of ten per table) will go on sale to the general public April 12. Visit IndianapolisSymphony.org/SOTP for the list of shows that have reserved seating available.
  • Patrons may carry in their own food and beverages and purchase refreshments on-site including beer, wine, and spirits.
  • Three large LED screens installed in 2019 enhance the stage view from every location on the lawn.
  • Reserved parking is $40 for each show and provides easy-access parking. Reserved parking is available for individual concerts.
  • Groups of 30 or more may purchase discounted tickets to Kroger Symphony on the Prairie at a 10% discount. For group sales, contact the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Box Office at (317) 639-4300
  • For more information on any Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra indoor or outdoor presentation, contact the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (317) 639-4300 or online at IndianapolisSymphony.org.

About the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, at home and thriving in the heart of Indianapolis, offers an exceptional artistic and musical experience. The orchestra is open to all and dedicated to creating an inclusive and innovative experiential environment that is inspiring, educational, and welcoming. The ISO celebrates historically beloved performances while engaging audiences by introducing new voices through programming including the DeHaan Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration and the popular Bank of America Film Series. For more information, visit www.indianapolissymphony.org.

About Conner Prairie
Conner Prairie is the destination for living history, inviting guests to step into the story and actively experience the connection between today and yesterday. With more than 1,000 wooded acres on the White River, Conner Prairie offers education and adventure to more than 400,000 visitors of all ages each year. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate museum, Conner Prairie provides both outdoor interpretive encounters and indoor experiential learning spaces, melding history and art with science, technology, engineering and math. A 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, Conner Prairie is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and relies on grants and philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fuel its sustainability and growth. For more information, visit ConnerPrairie.org.

 

 

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. 

Heywood Banks brings genius and buffoonery to The Strand on Saturday

He is a nationally syndicated comedian who sings songs called "Toast" and "Big Butter Jesus".

 

The Strand Theatre is opening its doors Saturday night for the return of Heywood Banks.

 

Heywood spoke with GIANT fm about his return to The Strand.

 

 

 

Tickets are $25 and will be sold at Shelbyville Paint, Flooring, & More, online at https://strandpac.square.site/ , and at the door.

 

Popular drive-through Christmas light display returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

A family holiday tradition continues at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and it’s bigger and better than ever!

 

The show will feature singing snowmen (over 20’ tall), a life-sized Nativity, Candyland, a giant American flag and a spectacular 240 ft. wall of lights, making it the largest synchronized show in Central Indiana. This dazzling light display will be open from 6-10 p.m., November 12 through January 2, 2022.

 

New this year: tickets must be purchased in advance, online at https://www.christmasnightsoflights.com/indianapolis. Tickets will be honored in two timeslots: enter the show anytime between 6-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m. Cost is $30 per carload, up to 8 people; $50 per carload, 9-15 people and $75 per carload, 16-35 people.

 

This family-friendly event features a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights synchronized to traditional and more modern Christmas music. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the display’s RGB technology that creates larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes, mischievous elves, enchanting tunnels of lights, and much more. In the warmth of their own vehicle, guests tune their radio dial to a dedicated signal and sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to holiday lights.

 

This immersive experience will be offered snow, rain or shine every evening, including holidays. The height of vehicles must be NO MORE than 11 ft. tall to drive through the light display. Guests should enter the Indiana State Fairgrounds at Gate 12, 1698 E. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

 

“We’re thrilled to return to the iconic Indiana State Fairgrounds,” said the Richie King, Titan Light Shows, Inc. “The Fairgrounds has been a popular family venue for a remarkable 128 years and we’re thrilled to work with their outstanding team again – especially given that we’re able to celebrate the true spirit of the season by supporting local charities.”  

 

The Arthritis Foundation, Salvation Army and Indy Humane are among local charities to benefit from a portion of the event’s proceeds. The holiday light show is produced by Titan Light Shows, Inc., Bluff City, Tennessee.

 

For more information, visit, www.christmasnightsoflights.com.

 

Tips for attending Christmas Nights of Lights (sidebar)

  • Make a quick stop at the portable toilets at the beginning of the show.
  • Know how to tune your car radio and turn off your headlights — Google how to do this in advance, if needed.
  • Tour buses with more than a 35-person capacity or limos will not be admitted, as those vehicles are unable to drive safely through the show. Vehicles over 11’ tall will not be able to access the light show, due to height restrictions at the entrance.
  • Don’t forget to bring snacks!

 

Alexandra Hirt unveils the second Piano Project piano

On Friday, September 24, 2021, the second installment of the Greencastle Piano Project was introduced at an unveiling party held at Conspire: Contemporary Craft. The brightly painted piano was painted by Greencastle resident, Alexandra Hirt.

 

Alexandra Hirt, who goes by Alex, studied at DePauw University. She was able to witness some of the work Matt Reese had done on the first piano, which was placed in Wasser before Covid-19 caused a multitude of changes, specifically, the ability to be in the Peeler Art Center to witness Matt work on his piano. However, what she did see was enough to pique her interest and she was determined to put her name everywhere in hopes of being selected for the next piano. Little did Alex know, both Matt Reese and J.D. Grove (owner of Conspire: Contemporary Craft) had recommended her as the next artist. When she was asked by Main Street Greencastle to participate, she said she was honored and gladly accepted.

 

Alex believes all art should be available and accessible to the public. Not just because it can be pretty, but because it can be a valuable tool and resource for voicing thoughts and opinions, for provoking thoughts, and for inciting change. In fact, she chose a concept for her piano piece that not only promotes conversation, but also touches on history. Her concept is brightly colored and contains faces of women, along with many of their quotes. Whether they are current speakers of the world, or long since passed, Alex felt their voices needed to be heard.

 

To usher in the new piano piece, Dustin Scoggins was asked to be the inaugural musician for the piano. Dustin and Alex had a brief conversation, each showing appreciation for the other’s talents. Between the beautiful music and the thought provoking art, the unveiling was a success.

 

If you are interested in joining the Piano Project (donating a piano, painting, etc.) you can contact mike@goputnam.com for more information.

 

 

 

Giant FM Enjoys First Friday

Since purchasing WREB, the Giant FM family has worked diligently to bring the station back to life. They have worked countless hours, staying up all night at times, to move the station downtown and to update the systems to something more reliable. The reward for all this hard work? A chance to enjoy their first Main Street Greencastle First Friday.

 

Not only were they able to explore many of the businesses Greencastle has and taste some of the amazing food this town produces, but they were also able to engage with residents and join in on a lot of the fun. Check out all of the fun had by WREB Giant FM in the following pictures taken during the August First Friday.

 

New fair food at the 2021 Indiana State Fair

Indulging in sweet and savory treats is an absolute must when visiting the Great Indiana State Fair and routinely ranks as the #1 reason people attend the fair. Just announced: a variety of new and wacky culinary creations added to this year’s State Fair offerings!

 

As always, the 2021 Indiana State Fair will offer traditional fair foods such as corn dogs and elephant ears, but these NEW 23 food items featured in the “Taste of the Fair” contest are a MUST TRY.

 

New food items featured at this year’s Indiana State Fair include: 

 

Beef Parfait (offered by Indiana Beef Cattle Association)

This new item will be exclusively offered at the northside Indiana Beef Cattle Association tent throughout the Fair. This savory Beef Parfait features flavor-packed layers of chopped smoked beef brisket, mashed potatoes, and smokey BBQ sauce.

 

BBQ Suga (Sh-uga) Momma (offered by Gobble Gobble Food Truck)

Many have tried the Mac Daddy, but now it’s the Suga Momma’s time to shine! The NEW BBQ Suga Momma features a generous serving of Gobble Gobble’s well-known pulled BBQ turkey sandwiched between two fresh donuts. This sweet and savory mix will have your taste buds working overtime in the best way possible. 

 

Buttermilk Wafflewich (offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.) 

This year’s Indiana State Fair Dairy Bar signature grilled cheese is the Buttermilk Wafflewich. This unique twist on a classic grilled cheese sandwich features two buttermilk waffles grilled to perfection with ooey gooey cheddar and American cheese inside. A side of sweet red pepper relish is offered as the perfect topper to this cheesy treat. 

 

Deep Fried Cheesecake (offered by AP Concessions Deep Fried Sweet Concession)

Just when you thought cheesecake couldn’t get any better! This sugary treat features a blend of crispy and creamy fried cheesecake bites topped with powdered sugar and a succulent strawberry drizzle. It’s a slice of heaven in every bite!

 

Honey BBQ Wings (offered by Da Portable Rican)

These mouth-watering wings deliver a sweet taste with a touch of savory, spicy delight. Choose a small or large bucket!

 

Bavarian Cream Puff (offered by The German Corner)

The Bavarian Cream Puff is an authentic German dessert featuring a light, delicate pastry shell filled with a sweet vanilla cream and topped with powdered sugar or chocolate sauce, a dollop of whipped cream, and a cherry on top. Don’t miss out on this delicious delicacy!

 

Iced Coffee Float (offered by Hook’s Drug Store Museum)

Have your daily dose of caffeine with a scoop of ice cream for good measure. The Iced Coffee Float is a delicious concoction of ice-cold coffee and freshly scooped ice cream, topped off with whipped cream and a cherry. *Not available in decaf.

 

Bison Steak Fajitas (offered by Red Frazier Bison)

A hot-and-ready dish you can’t resist! Bison Steak Fajitas feature marinated bison steak with grilled onions and peppers, served on warm flour tortillas with corn and black bean salsa, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.   

 

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner (offered by Urick Concession)

The Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner makes eating on-the-go easy by conveniently combining three dishes – creamy mac and cheese, coleslaw, and popcorn chicken topped with chives – in a crunchy and delicious waffle cone bowl.  

 

Cherry Chocolate Funk Hand Dipped Ice Cream (offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.) 

This new hand-dipped ice cream flavor features a creamy blend of cherry and chocolate ice cream mixed with Bordeaux dark cherries, delicious chocolate fudge, and extra chocolate chunks. It doesn’t get more decadent than this!  

 

Philly Cheesesteak Fries (offered by Miss Piggy’s) 

These Philly Cheesesteak Fries take cheese fries to the next level! Hot, crispy French fries are topped with Miss Piggy’s signature Mr. Beefy’s seasoned Philly cheesesteak, onions, peppers, and mild cheddar cheese.  

 

Media Noche (offered by Da Portable Rican) 

Originating from Cuba, the Media Noche is a sandwich that has served many Puerto Rican families in the United States. Meaning “middle of the night,” the Media Noche gained popularity around the Latin night club scene. This classic Cuban sandwich includes garlicy bread, roasted pork, ham, mustard, Swiss cheese, and sweet pickles.

 

Frozen Mocha Coffee (offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.) 

Looking for a pick-me-up? New to this year’s Indiana State Fair Dairy Bar is a Frozen Mocha Coffee. With a consistency similar to a milkshake, this drink is both decadent and refreshing and pairs perfectly with any delicious Dairy Bar menu item.  

 

Outlaw Burger (offered by Indiana Ribeye) 

It’s the Indiana State Fair’s “Most Wanted” burger! The Outlaw Burger is a thick and juicy quarter pounder with pepper jack cheese, peanut butter, and jalapeño jelly served on a toasty bun.  

 

Fruit Twister Paradise Pop (offered by Goodwin’s Pork-N-More) 

This popsicle is an icy twist on Goodwin’s Pork-N-More’s classic Fruit Twister Shakeup. This delicious frozen treat on a stick features fresh squeezed lemon, oranges, limes, pineapple tidbits, and real slice strawberries. This refreshing treat will taste like paradise!

 

Fruity Pebbles Funnel Cake (offered by Monroe Concessions) 

The Fruity Pebbles Funnel Cake combines two delicious foods – Fruity Pebbles cereal and a classic funnel cake – for a unique concoction. This dish features a fresh, golden funnel cake topped with powdered sugar, Monroe Concessions’ special icing, and a generous sprinkle of fruity pebbles.  

 

Cinni Minnis (offered by R&W Concessions) 

These adorable Cinni Minnis feature the gooey and delightful center of a cinnamon roll dipped in funnel cake mix, deep fried and served with powdered sugar and a sweet cream cheese topping. Each piece is a sugary bite of heaven!  

 

Chocolate Salted Carmel Milkshake (offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.) 

Back by popular demand, it’s the Chocolate Salted Carmel Milkshake! Available at the Dairy Bar, this sought-after shake includes fan-favorite chocolate and salted caramel flavors for the perfect combination of salty and sweet.  

 

Miss Piggy’s Mac Daddy (offered by Gresham Foods) 

The Mac Daddy features a hefty helping of creamy, cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth macaroni and cheese topped with Miss Piggy’s signature sweet and savory tender pulled pork drizzled with Gresham Foods’ family recipe Sweet D’s BBQ sauce.  

 

Loaded Brat (offered by Black Leaf Vegan)  

This Loaded VEGAN Brat will make your taste buds tingle with excitement and dance with delight! The Loaded Brat is also 100% soy free and gluten free.

 

Bacon Mac & Cheese (offered by Indiana Pork)  

Believe it or not, this dish manages to make macaroni and cheese even more delicious. True to its name, Bacon Mac & Cheese features classic creamy macaroni and cheese and fresh, crispy bacon, mixed together for cheesy-bacon goodness.  

 

Mangonada Frozen Beverage (offered by Baskin Robbins)                                        The Mangonada combines sweet, tart, and savory authentic Latino flavors into a unique drinking experience. Mangonada swirls the bright, tropical flavor of mango puree with a salty kick of chamoy. A sprinkle of Tajín® Clásico Seasoning – a signature Mexican combination of mild chili peppers, lime, and sea salt – tops off the drink with a mild spicy kick, leaving taste buds with an unforgettably unique experience.

 

Sun King Funnel Cake Pastry Ale (offered by Sun King Brewery)                        

 Sun King Brewery's Indiana State Fair 2021 beer is inspired by a State Fair classic – funnel cake. Funnel Cake is a pastry ale that is a dark copper brown in color resembling its namesake. Three hundred powdered sugar funnel cakes were put in the kettle during the brewing process along with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. 6% ABV | 12 IBU

 

Fairgoers are encouraged to vote for their favorite featured food items by visiting any of the Information Booths presented by Prairie Farms throughout the 18-day fair or by using the QR codes displayed at each participating “Taste of the Fair” concession stand. The winning food stand will receive a $2,500 cash prize, followed by second place receiving $1,000, and third place receiving $500. 

 

In addition to these new “Taste of the Fair” food items, nearly 140 food stands will be offered at this year’s fair. A map including featured food items will be available at IndianaStateFair.com as you plan your trip to this year’s State Fair and at Information Booths located throughout the Fairgrounds. A map highlighting the locations of all of the fair’s food booths will be available on the Indiana State Fair mobile app.

Indiana State Fair Free Stage performance lineup

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

 

  • 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.

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