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Luke Bryan To Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert May 23 at IMS

Award-winning country music superstar Luke Bryan will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 23, the day before the 104th Indianapolis 500.

The concert, which also will feature additional acts to be announced, starts at 3:30 p.m..

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. (ET) Friday, Nov. 1 at IMS.com, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700, or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building. Fans can get early pre-sale access by joining the mailing list at IMS.com/LegendsDay .

General admission tickets start at just $35. A limited number of concert pit tickets are available starting at $75. For the first time in 2020, a limited number of tickets in a new temporary grandstand are available starting at $115, including concert pit access. A very limited supply of exclusive VIP platform tickets also is available for $250, including pit access, snacks, two complimentary drinks, and dedicated bars. Ticket prices will increase as the concert draws closer, so fans are encouraged to buy now.

All concert tickets include admission to the concert and all Legends Day activities that day at IMS, including autograph sessions with current and past Indianapolis 500 drivers, the 104th Indianapolis 500 public drivers meeting, historic race car laps and more.

“The Firestone Legends Day Concert continues to attract the top names in country music every year, and 2020 will be no exception with Luke Bryan headlining the show,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Luke’s high-octane performances will charge up our fans for Race Weekend, and we know they’ll sing along with hit after hit. This show will be a perfect match for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

This will be Bryan’s second concert at IMS, and first in a decade. He performed as a rising young talent in the Pagoda Plaza on Brickyard 400 weekend in 2010. Since then, Bryan has emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history of country music.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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2019 Greenwood Park Mall Summer Concert Series

The 2019 Ray Skillman Summer Concert Series at Greenwood Park Mall runs from June 6 – August 1 on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the lifestyle center by the outdoor fountain.

All concerts are free to the public.

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Canceled: FGL Fest at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 – We deeply regret to announce that today’s FGL Fest at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been canceled. This decision was made after a comprehensive review of current and forecasted weather conditions, and with the safety of event attendees as our top priority.

All concert tickets purchased online through Ticketmaster.com, IMS.com, FGLFest.com or LiveNation.com or at the IMS Ticket Office will be refunded. If tickets were bought with a credit card, a credit will be issued to the account used for the purchase. Credits will be issued from the point-of-sale vendor tickets were purchased from.

Via Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Bachelor Host Slams Indy ABC Network, Gets Roasted By Indy 500 Fans

Chris Harrison, host of the “reality” show The Bachelor, sent out a tweet on Monday night whining about The Bachelorette getting preempted by the Indy 500 Victory Banquet.

Harrison tweeted, “Very sorry to hear #ABC Indianapolis fans are getting screwed over tonight and not getting #TheBachelorette Call your local affiliate and let them know how you feel.”

The response that ensued certainly isn’t what he was after. Grab a beverage and we’ll let the Indy 500 fans take it from here.

And there’s more where that came from. But I think that gives you the general idea.

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Indiana Comic Con 2018 Runs March 30-April 1

The 2018 Indiana Comic Con runs March 30-April 1 at the Indianapolis Convention Center (100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225).

The convention will feature comics, toys, guest artists, guest celebrities, costume contest and much more!

Guest celebrities scheduled to appear to include David Harbour, James & Oliver Phelps, Sean Astin, Matthew Lewis, Jonathan Frakes, Sean Young, Michael Biehn, Wallace Shaw, Renee O’Connor, William B. Davis & Walter Jones.

The convention runs Friday Noon-Midnight, Saturday 10 am-Midnight & Sunday Sunday 10 am-5pm. The Exhibitor Hall closes at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday.

Tickets are $30 for Friday, $40 for Saturday & @30 for Sunday.

A 3-Day Pass is $60.

Kids 12 and under are FREE.

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Indy Magic Monthly’s Halloween Show Tuesday Oct. 24

For Halloween, Indy Magic Monthly brings you from Baltimore, MD, the great magic of David London. David’s been called “our favorite mad genius of magic” by The Washington Post and “More Cocteau than Copperfield” by New City of Chicago. This is a unique opportunity to see one of the new stars of magic.

Other acts to be announced, plus a costume contest. Door prizes, too.

David will lecture after the show.

Early time: 7 PM, David will lecture after the show!

Lecture tickets at the door only!! Cash and Charge accepted!

Special guest star: Mdm. Esmerelda Fallendo, Gypsy Magic Queen

And if you wear a costume, you get into a drawing for a gift certificate for 10 tickets to be used over the next year!

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Garth Brooks Headed to Indianapolis October 7th

For the first time in 21 years, the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana.

The tour is presented by Amazon Music Unlimited. The concert will be Saturday, October 7th, 7:30 PM at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 25th at 10:00 AM EDT. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or either Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. Please note there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on August 25th.

Tickets will cost $60.66 plus a $6.07 tax, a $2.00 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge for a total of $74.98. All seats sold are best available.

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2017 DCI World Championship Finals Lineup & Schedule

The Cavaliers performs Thursday, August 11, during the 2016 DCI World Championship Prelims presented by Earasers Musicians Earplugs at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. The corps finished in 6th place with a score of 93.213.

The 2017 DCI World Championship Semifinals are in the books and here is our lineup and performance order for the Finals competition on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

DCI World Championship Finals

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, August 12, 2017

3:00 p.m. – Stadium gates open

4:55 p.m. – Welcome
5:05 p.m. – Open Class Champion – Vanguard Cadets
5:22 p.m. – Acknowledge SoundSport and DrumLine Battle Award Recipients
5:27 p.m. – Dr. Baggs Leadership Award
5:30 p.m. – INpact Indiana’s Future Band
5:42 p.m. – Sponsor Recognition
5:55 p.m. – U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
6:18 p.m. – National Anthem

6:30 p.m. – Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
6:47 p.m. – Crossmen – San Antonio, TX
7:04 p.m. – Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
7:21 p.m. – Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL
7:38 p.m. – Blue Knights – Denver, CO
7:55 p.m. – The Cadets – Allentown, PA

8:12 p.m. – Intermission (17 Min.)

8:29 p.m. – Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA
8:46 p.m. – The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
9:03 p.m. – Bluecoats – Canton, OH
9:20 p.m. – Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC
9:37 p.m. – Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
9:54 p.m. – Blue Devils – Concord, CA

10:19 p.m. – Retreat/Awards Ceremony

10:50 p.m. – World Champion Encore

All times Eastern Time Zone and subject to change.

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Celebrate Indiana Authors: Book Fair For National Novel Writing Month on July 15th

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Prince’s Purple Rain Hits #4 on the Billboard Top 200

LOS ANGELES (July 6, 2017) – Released by NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records in new Deluxe and Deluxe – Expanded Edition formats last week, Prince’s Academy Award® and GRAMMY Award®-winning RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece Purple Rain now returns to the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and bows at #4. Combining all versions, the album moved 52,000-plus cumulative units.

Additionally, it also captured #1 on the Top Soundtrack Albums Chart, #1 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Catalog Albums Chart. As soon as the Deluxe and Deluxe – Expanded Edition versions went live, the record became a mainstay in the Top 10 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart.

Tastemakers have universally lauded this definitive Purple Rain. Awarding it a highly rare perfect 10.0 score, Pitchfork wrote, “more than three decades on, it still retains all of its power.” In a 5-out-of-5-star review, Rolling Stone claimed, “a crisp remaster and discs of bonus material will make you miss the pop auteur even more,” andThe New Yorker praised, “louder, brighter, and still undeniable.” Entertainment Weekly broke down all 11 unreleased tracks, and Billboard dubbed it “Album of the Week.” On television, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon also celebrated the release with a special homage from The Roots.

Get Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition (affiliate link).

The Deluxe and Deluxe – Expanded Edition were preceded by the release of three previously unheard anthems-“Electric Intercourse,” “Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden,” and “Father’s Song.” In just a month, “Electric Intercourse” quickly surpassed 1 million Spotify streams. Meanwhile, each respective track would immediately draw critical praise right out of the gate.

The two-CD Purple Rain Deluxe set includes the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes from the soundtrack, presenting an unheard vision of the album overseen and sanctioned by Prince himself. The From The Vault & Unreleased disc boasts eleven gems unearthed from the heart of Prince’s storied vault.

Six tracks that have never been released or distributed in the collector or bootleg community include: “Possessed” – the ’83 Prince solo version, never heard before; “Electric Intercourse” – the studio version not known to exist before it was discovered at Paisley Park; “Father’s Song” – a full, five plus minute version that prior to this fans could only find a minute and half snippet of in the movie; “We Can Fuck” – a track that has never circulated as the full, 10 minute version with these lyrics; and “Katrina’s Paper Dolls” – a finished master of the song, which has previously only circulated as a demo. Additionally, all of the material is taken from the source and mastered by Bernie Grundman, the mastering engineer who worked on the original album.

In addition to the Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) and From The Vault & Unreleased, the Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition presents a third disc of Single Edits & B-Sides, as well as the concert DVDof Prince and The Revolution Live! at the Carrier Dome Syracuse, NY March 30, 1985. With audio and video restored from the original production master tape, it offers an exclusive vignette into the passion and power of his legendary live performances during one of the artist’s most celebrated eras.

The DNA of Purple Raincan be felt throughout pop culture at large. It is a timeless body of work with an immortal resonance exemplified by smashes such as “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “Darling Nikki,” the title track “Purple Rain,” and more. 1984’s Purple Rain remains a high watermark for Prince, changing the worlds of film and music.

In its initial run, the theatrical musical generated over $220 million worldwide at the box office against an estimated $7.2 million budget, while receiving the Academy Award® for “Best Original Song Score.”

Minted Diamond by the RIAA for sales exceeding 13 million, the record stands out as the sixth best-selling soundtrack album in history, moving more than 22 million copies.

Hailed by Vanity Fair as “the best soundtrack of all time,” Time Magazine placed it as the 15th greatest album ever.

Posthumously, it was honored as “Favorite Soundtrack” at the 2016 American Music Awards.

The album won two 1985 GRAMMY Awards® in the categories of “Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” and “Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.”

Posthumously, it was honored as “Favorite Soundtrack” at the 2016 American Music Awards.

It was also recently nominated for a 2017 Billboard Music Award in the Top Category of “Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.”

The ultimate vision of Prince’s Purple Rain is here. Below is the complete track list for both editions.


Disc One: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I’m A Star
  9. Purple Rain

Disc Two: From The Vault & Previously Unreleased

  1. The Dance Electric
  2. Love and Sex
  3. Computer Blue (“Hallway Speech” version)
  4. Electric Intercourse (studio)
  5. Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
  6. Possessed (1983 version)
  7. Wonderful Ass
  8. Velvet Kitty Cat
  9. Katrina’s Paper Dolls
  10. We Can Fuck
  11. Father’s Song


Includes Disc One and Disc Two as Listed Above

Disc Three: Single Edits & B-Sides

  1. When Doves Cry (edit)
  2. 17 Days
  3. Let’s Go Crazy (edit)
  4. Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)
  5. Erotic City
  6. Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”)
  7. Purple Rain (edit)
  8. God
  9. God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
  10. Another Lonely Christmas
  11. Another Lonely Christmas (extended version)
  12. I Would Die 4 U (edit)
  13. I Would Die 4 U (extended version)
  14. Baby I’m A Star (edit
  15. Take Me With U (edit)

DVD: Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Delirious
  3. 1999
  4. Little Red Corvette
  5. Take Me With U
  6. Do Me, Baby
  7. Irresistible Bitch
  8. Possessed
  9. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
  10. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  11. International Lover
  12. God
  13. Computer Blue
  14. Darling Nikki
  15. The Beautiful Ones
  16. When Doves Cry
  17. I Would Die 4 U
  18. Baby I’m A Star
  19. Purple Rain

SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

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