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The upcoming race weekend means the fan favorite Legends Day Concert is almost here as well.

It’s happening on Saturday, May 28 at the TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park.

One of the country music stars on the lineup is Dillon Carmichael, and chatted with us like on “All Indiana” ahead of his performance.

Watch to see what he had to say.

500 Festival Kids’ Day is an Indy 500 celebration sized just for kids! Kids’ Day features interactive, educational displays and activities in a carnival-like atmosphere, giving children the opportunity to stretch their minds and their muscles.  

This free event is taking place at Monument Circle on Sunday, May 15, from Noon – 4:00 p.m.    

Lindsay Labas, 500 Festival VP Marketing & Communications joined us Tuesday on “Life. Style. Live!” to share more about what you can expect from this event.

A big part of this day is also the Rookie Run, where Indiana’s youngest runners take to the street. This non-competitive race allows children ages 3 – 10 the fun opportunity to get active and experience the excitement of a running event, complete with a start and finish line production, cheering section, participant bib and finisher medal. There is a $10 pre-registration fee.

To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    


“LoveFest” is one of the biggest R & B urban concerts for Valentine’s Day weekend! The concert features Keith Sweat, Tank, SWV, 112 and Rude Boys.

Geno Shelton, concert promoter, joined us today to share what makes this concert so special for Indy.

The opening acts include Damon Karl and Alaina Renae.

Renae gave us a preview of this weekend’s show by performing her song, “Showstopper.”

“LoveFest” is taking place at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m.

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Enter to win two VIP tickets here.

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Are you ready for some football?

We’re just three days away from the College Football Playoff National Championship.

WISH-TV’s Randall Newsome visited Playoff Fan Central today to experience some of the fun for himself.

He was joined by Nate Swick of the CFP Cost Committee who had all the details on what you can expect at this interactive fan experience.

The three-day, family-friendly event, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center, will include games, clinics, pep rallies, band performances, special guest appearances, autograph signings and exhibits celebrating college football and its history. Playoff Fan Central creates memories that last a lifetime.

Days & Times:

Saturday, January 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 9: 10 a.m.* – 5 p.m. ET
Monday, January 10: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

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Spoke Locally is a new app that allows you to cut through all of the noise online and find out what’s happening in your community in real-time.

Matt Baggott, co-creator and chief marketing officer of Spoke Locally, and Mel McMahon, co-founder of Indiana Owned, joined us today, to share more about his app that will help you never miss another local deal or event.

In May of 2020, during a global pandemic, local businesses were being tested like never before. Closing their doors, limiting access to customers, losing employees, shortages in inventory and more continued to challenge the ways local businesses operate and succeed.  
The creators were conflicted about the problems local businesses were facing due to the pandemic. So, they decided to launch Spoke Locally, a solution that’ll reinvent the way local businesses and the people around them connect. The idea is to focus on real and measurable engagement (foot traffic and revenue), all the while offering local businesses a direct line of communication to their most valuable audience; the residents and visitors around them. 

Matt and Aaron came together to figure out how they could build a solution for the local businesses in this trying time. Matt (a Junior at Hanover College at the time) focused attention on his family’s local restaurants. Seeing firsthand the challenges of constantly updating the community on menu changes, hour changes, hiring, capacity limits, and more, he connected with Aaron regarding his perspective on a solution. Aaron (Depauw University, 2019) had previously launched an app called CHOP (Community Heightened by Original Posting). Think of the app Yik Yak, there are no followers, just local content from the people in your community. Together they forged the community/proximity ideals with the concept of local digital marketing, and voila, Spoke Locally was born.  
The idea was simple, provide a solution for local businesses to target the community as a whole (residents & visitors) with their content. As a consumer, you could navigate any community like a local by engaging with personally curated, proximity-based content (deals, specials, features, announcements) directly from the local businesses around them on the Spoke Locally app. The concept is simple: no followers, no complicated content creation and no stagnant lists. As a business owner, you are targeting customers around you rather than people sitting on a couch scrolling from anywhere. There are also no public forums, no reviews and no crowded feeds. The focus is on analytics and boosting revenue.  

Indiana Owned is proud to partner with Spoke Locally and helps Indiana Owned members find and use another tool to help them grow their business. Spoke Locally is only at the beginning of a long and fruitful journey to empower local businesses and local people, all the while boosting local economies starting in their hometown of Indianapolis. Indiana Owned is proud to have them as a member and foster the growth of this tool to better connect local businesses and consumers. 

About Indiana Owned: Indiana Owned was founded as Indiana Originals in 2014 to simplify the search for local, Indiana-based businesses. Our mission is to create healthier, stronger communities and more jobs in Indiana by encouraging and facilitating greater use of Indiana-based businesses. Our members are locally owned and operated businesses headquartered in Indiana. Whenever you see the badge, you know you are supporting local. Discover businesses in your community for free at Indiana Owned, leading local living.

Indiana Owned takes the guesswork out of supporting local businesses! Discover businesses in your community for free at and support members like Spoke Locally.

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After hosting a virtual Veterans Day Service last year, the Veterans Day Council of Indianapolis is excited for a full return of Veterans Day festivities!

J. Stewart Goodwin, Brigadier General USAF (Ret) executive director for the Indiana War Memorials Commission joined us today to share how you can celebrate around Indy this year for the holiday.

There will be a Veterans Day Awards Breakfast, Veterans Day Service and live parade on November 11, 2021.

The awards breakfast will take place at 8:00 a.m. in the Arabian Room at the Murat Shrine in Indianapolis. Tickets are $20 each and don’t include parking.

The Veterans Day Service will be hosted at 11:00 am on the north steps of the Indiana War Memorial located at 55 E. Michigan St, Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Service will be live-streamed and available to view at the Veterans Day Council of Indianapolis website:

The Veterans Day parade in downtown Indianapolis will immediately follow the Service starting at noon. The parade route begins at Michigan and Pennsylvania Streets, moves south on Pennsylvania to New York Street, west to Meridian Street, north on Meridian Street and finishes at North Street.

During the Veterans Day events, Hoosier veterans will be honored for their military service, past and present and local businesses will be recognized for their dedication and support of veterans and active-duty servicemembers.

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The Oak Ridge Boys are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their mega-hit “Elvira,” and they’re releasing a new album!

Watch the video above to hear Randy’s full conversation with Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys band member, ahead of their Oct. 23 show at the Paramount Theatre.

The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards. They’ll embark on a special tour this year in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their mega-hit “Elvira.”


Anderson Paramount Theatre: 1124 Meridian St. Anderson, IND 46016


Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.; Theatre doors open at approximately 6:30 p.m.


Most seats are $35, $45 and $55, with limited premium seating available for $75. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via or by calling the box office at 765.642.1234.


The Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom has been in operation since Aug. 20, 1929. The Paramount has inspired many spectators with its architecture, entertainment and history. On behalf of generous local benefactors with an appreciation of history, the theatre continues to shine as brightly on the outside as the stars do inside. The Paramount offers residents and visitors unique entertainment options year-round in partnership with Arts & Honeywell Entertainment. 

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Step inside a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical!

Fiona Claire Huber, ensemble and Veruca Salt understudy, joined us today to share what you can expect from this show.

WHEN: Performances October 19 – 24

WHERE: Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 317.632.5183.

This weekend, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis will reveal this year’s ‘Youth of the Year’ at the Blue Door Gala.

The annual tradition recognizes kids for their many contributions, and WISH-TV’s own Alexis Rogers says she’s “so honored to get to be the emcee of this amazing event.”

Maggie Lewis, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, joined us today day to share more about the event and why it’s so important to support and honor the youth.

The gala is happening at the Crane Bay Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6pm.

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Grande Masquerade, one of Indy’s premier philanthropic events is back this year, and you can attend virtually!

Lady Bunny, drag artist pioneer, is coming to Indy to support the good cause. It draws in more than 600 attendees and raises vital funds allowing Damien Center to continue offering its one-stop-shop approach to HIV prevention and carefree of charge.

This year, the event is being held both in-person with a virtual option to continue the 34-year tradition while offering a safe alternative to large gatherings for those who aren’t comfortable attending in-person.

The Majesté-themed masquerade ball will feature dinner, live entertainment, the annual Parade of Costumes and a silent auction.  

Lady Bunny will emcee the event. She’s a multi-talented drag artist, comedienne, DJ, actress and singer/songwriter who has headlined gay pride events worldwide and has been lucky enough to share a stage with many of her idols including, Patti Labelle, Joan Rivers, and Jennifer Hudson.

Bunny has also made the leap to television and film, with appearances on Sex and the City, The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson and in the feature films Dragtime (HBO), The Out List (HBO, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Part Girl, RuPaul’s Drag U and can be seen in the upcoming feature film My Dead Boyfriend opposite Heather Graham. 

COVID-19 Safety Plan:

To ensure the health and safety of our guests, attendees to the event will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the event. Additionally, Damien Center will provide on-site rapid COVID-19 testing for convenience and masks will be given to all guests upon entry. It is suggested that guests wear their masks for the duration of the evening except while eating or drinking.

When:  Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m. – VIP Reception

7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Main Event

Where: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis

Tickets: Tables are sold out for the event, but tickets are still available if you would like to attend virtually. Virtual tickets are $25.

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