Rolling Stones fans celebrate Independence Day at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Rock and roll fans celebrated July 4 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

After the two headline acts that included a few songs preformed by Rascal Flats, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both 71 years old, appeared on stage.

The crowd of more than 55,000 people cheered. It’s been more than 20 years since the famous duo performed in town.

Die-hard fans started showing up around noon when the long check-in line outside the venue started to form. The front entrance on 16th street opened by 4 p.m., by then traffic was backed up for miles past Tibbs Avenue.

“I saw them in Atlanta, Georgia, and Ohio. They are playing better than ever. I am so excited to hear them again,” said fan Don Radcliffe.

“I flew in to see them. I bought VIP hospitality package so I will be close to the action,” said fan Stephanie Hurley.

Homeowners living in the Speedway area set up chairs outside around the track. After the concert, according to the Rolling Stones Website, the largest fireworks show in the country will take place.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.