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Buzzing Around Broad Ripple - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Jul. 26, 2019
It's the happiest time of the year! The great Indiana State Fair starts Friday, August 2 and runs through Sunday, August 18, 2019. I'm going to do my darnedest to keep my streak of attending every day of the State Fair alive.
Indiana State Fair
Aug. 2 - 18, 2019
I love every bit of the Indiana State Fair, especially that there is music around every corner. You can always find bluegrassy traditional folk music in the Pioneer Village Building. It's a great place to sit on a church pew and take a break. Pioneer Village is my favorite corner of the Fairgrounds. Tell them all I said hello!
Susan Cowsill on the Indiana State Fair Free Stage. Returning on Monday, August 12.
image courtesy of Nora Spitznogle
The shows on the aptly named Free Stage are always big fun also. Most shows start at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Free Stage is located on the northwest corner of the Fairgrounds, near the 4-H Exhibit Halls.
- Friday, August 2: Ace Frehley, co-founding member of KISS
- Sunday, August 4: Chase Rice
- Monday, August 5: Air Supply
- Tuesday, August 6: Indiana Wind Symphony
- Wednesday, August 7: SWITCHFOOT
- Thursday, August 8: KC & The Sunshine Band
- Friday, August 9: Pop 2000 Tour, hosted by Lance Bass, featuring O-Town, Aaron Carter, & Ryan Cabrera
- Saturday, August 10: David Nail
- Sunday, August 11 (6 pm): Matthew West & Francesca Battistelli
- Monday, August 12: Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Three Dog Night's Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV, The Cowsills
- Tuesday, August 13: Sixteen Candles
- Wednesday, August 14: Bozy II Men
- Thursday, August 15: Melissa Etheridge
- Friday, August 16: Everclear
- Saturday, August 17: The Guess Who
- Sunday, August 18: Gospel Music Festival, headlined by Mary Mary
I hope to see you all there!
Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com