Entertainers are needed for one of the largest four-hour music festivals in the nation, and the 500 Festival is now accepting applications. Bands, DJs and dance troupes will entertain runners and walkers and cheer them to the finish line of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K.
Live entertainment will provide motivation for participants making their way through the 13.1-mile course on Saturday, May 3. Last year nearly 100 groups performed along the course of the nation's largest half-marathon.
The application deadline for those who would like to participate in this year's entertainment line-up is April 1, 2014. Space is limited, so the 500 Festival encourages those interested to apply early.
Along with performing in front of the 35,000 participants of the Mini-Marathon and 4,000 participants of the 5K, all entertainers will have:
Group name and link website listed on www.500festival.com
Group name listed in "Thank You" ad placed in local newspaper
Commemorative t-shirt for all members of participating groups
Tickets to an Indianapolis 500® Practice Day
Certificate of Participation
Opportunity to place personal signage at each entertainer's performance location
Groups can register online at www.500festival.com or mail an entertainment registration form to Hannah Clune, 500 Festival, 500 Festival Building, 21 Virginia Avenue, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204. A demo DVD or CD and photo must be included with the application.