Train/Maroon 5 concert expected to raise $500,000 for fair victims
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Fair says Thursday's Train and Maroon 5 concert will raise around of $500,000 for the fair victim assistance fund.
The bands were originally scheduled to play at the State Fair. The fair announced Monday that the concert would be relocated to Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. All previously purchased tickets will be honored there for the show.
A limited number of tickets have been made available and are on sale at Ticketmaster and the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office. Those ticketholders wishing to refund their tickets should do so at place of purchase. (See ticket info here.)
Around 11,000 tickets were sold for the concert. The show will take place at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 18.
Rick Fuson with Pacers Sports & Entertainment Fuson estimates that the time and expertise being donated by crews, security and ushers is worth roughly $380,000. He says it's "just about the community helping people in need. It's about the faces of the victims, and the faces of the heroes, not us."
Volunteers from the Conseco Fieldhouse full and part time staff, members of IATSE Local 30 Stagehands, ESG Security, Levy Restaurants and others are all volunteering their efforts to work at the event. The Women of Faith rearranged their set-up schedule for their upcoming event at Conseco Fieldhouse so that the remembrance concert can take place.
The fair says Train and Maroon 5 are donating all of their performance fees to the fund. The fair and the management of Conseco Fieldhouse also will donate all of the concert proceeds to the fund.
Two other fair concerts, by Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum, have been canceled.