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The ultimate best friend, podcast host, actress and comedian joined us today on Indy Style! Heather McMahan is performing at Clowes Memorial Hall TONIGHT! The show is part of Heather’s “The Farewell Tour,” and starts at 8 p.m.

Heather has seen her fandom skyrocket through her Instagram storytelling and the debut of her podcast, Absolutely Not with Heather McMahan. She also told us about her upcoming Netflix film Love Hard, and what it was like filming during quarantine!

This is Heather’s first time to Indianapolis, and she studied UCB in Los Angeles and was a performing arts major at Ole Miss.

You can learn more about Heather McMahan and her tour here.

You may know Joshua Kaufman, singer-songwriter, from NBC’s “The Voice,” or any of his many other appearances, and now you have the chance to see him live, and in-person at the Locally Made festival this weekend!

Today, Joshua performed “If I Ran the Zoo” from his album NDOXO Vol. 1 along with a single he released last year called “Lie to Me.”

Joshua is an American soul singer and singer-songwriter. A native of the Tampa Bay area in Florida, Kaufman is based out of and resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is best known for winning the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice as a member of Usher’s team and previously Adam Levine’s team.

Locally Made is a fantastic new art, music and culinary festival happening on May 15th and May 16th from noon to 6 p.m. It’s produced by and hosted at the Indianapolis Arts Center. This festival replaces the Broad Ripple art fair. Indy Jazz Fest was was asked to partner up on this festival to curate the music.

The new community event is presented by OneAmerica. It will showcase the talents of Indiana creators. Brought to you by the Indianapolis Art Center and Indy Jazz Fest, Locally Made features the creativity and talent in our circle city and surrounding areas in a celebration of art, music, local brews, and food!

Partnering with the Indy Jazz Fest, this festival will feature local musicians who live and breathe the Indy music scene! Guests will be able to enjoy some sweet sounds while taking in the work of a select number of talented Indiana-based artists throughout the Art Center grounds selling unique and one-of-a-kind art. While your there, don’t forget to keep an eye out for artful demonstrations in woodturning, wheelthrowing, weaving, raku, blacksmithing, painting, and more from Art Center Teaching Artists and Students.

With only a limited number of tickets available each day for safety and an exciting Backstage Pass area with musician meet and greets and more, this event will be a new experience for our creative community.

When you go to purchase your tickets, look for add-on merchandise options. We are offering a few select NEW items that you can pre-order and pick up at the event. There will be merchandise tents at the event as well, with t-shirts, koozies, and more, but these new items may sell out fast!

For more information on Locally Made visit, For more from Joshua, visit his Instagram.

Let’s take a look at some of the fun events and activities you can find in Downtown Indy. We have just four of the many events that will have you heading back downtown and enjoying the best of fall in the city.

Brew HaHa Halloween 5K at Military Park — Saturday, Oct. 31

Treat yourself to the ultimate Halloween 5K Run/Walk. Enjoy the beautiful 5K course along the canal and finish in style with one of the biggest and most unique finisher medals. Race begins at 9 a.m. with a post-race party included.

Now through Nov. 2 — Dia de Muertos Virtual Celebration with the Eiteljorg Museum

While nothing can replace the experience of watching colorful twirling folklorico dancers, taking selfies with immaculately dressed and made-up Catrinas and Catrins and indulging in a loaf of pan de muerto, this year’s completely virtual Día de Muertos Celebration will be offering exciting new opportunities – all from the comfort of your own sofa. To learn more and view the full schedule of events click here.

Free Adult Fitness Class with Naptown Fitness & Indy Cultural Trail — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.

Come for a fun, engaging, free adult fitness class. Meet at the North end of the Canal, for a FREE 45-minute workout led by the coaches at Naptown Fitness.

Now through Nov. 3 — Live at Lugar Plaza

Lugar Plaza, located on the south side of the City County Building and bordered by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is where citizens are waiting in line for early voting.  A wide variety of local, professional musicians have been hired to perform throughout early voting hours daily 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be LIVE music in the plaza through Nov. 3. Stop by and enjoy the free entertainment.

Get creative with your family this holiday season. Children ages 3 — 12 are invited to participate in the IPL Coloring Contest — Now through Nov. 16 (noon)

Five finalists will be selected and the grand prize winner will “flip the switch” for the Downtown Indy, Inc. Circle of Lights presented by IBEW 481. Each of the five finalists will receive $529 deposited into a College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plan. Good luck & click here to enter today!


If you’re looking for some family fun Sunday, here’s a great option for you, featuring activities from pony, carriage rides and hot air balloons rides to a petting zoo.

Mark Mattingly, director of Biltwell Event Center joined us today to share what you need to know about the Biltwell Summer Fair. Here’s more from him:

This event is part of our quarterly Open Door Series which is designed to invite our community and neighbors to enjoy different themed events throughout the year.

The fair will be from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Biltwell Event Center, 950 S. White River Parkway West Drive.

Our state fair theme offers plenty of outdoor activities for social distancing including:

Food is provided by MBP Catering & Santorini Greek Kitchen (both located here in the Biltwell Event Center).

Our historic building opened in 1922 as a door & cabinet factory and features our Grand Hall as well as our Dock, Den & Deck spaces for all types of events.

Find advance sale discount tickets online here and here.

Tickets include entry, entertainment, carnival games, fair food and non-alcoholic beverages/combos.

There is an additional charge for balloon rides, pony & carriage rides, alcoholic drinks.

For more information visit the Biltwell Event Center website.

The Indy Restaurant community is stepping up to support one of their own in need. Corrie Cook of Smoking Goose joined us today to share a sampling of the items available for silent auction. Here’s more from him:

In July, Studio C’s chef and owner Greg Hardesty was diagnosed with leukemia. As he undergoes chemotherapy treatments, we are helping support him and his family.

Silent Auction Items:

Bid on silent auction items here.

Not into bidding? Give a financial donation in any amount here.

For more information, visit the Goose Market’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Racing continues in Indiana this weekend, but this time it will be two wheels instead of four. The Guaranteed Rate Ironman National features the fastest motocross riders on the planet from all over the world. Tim Cotter, MX Sports Pro Racing, event director joined us today to tell us what you can expect at the event. Here’s more from him:

This is the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, dating back to 1972. The event has been coming to the greater Indy area for the event in Crawfordsville since 2014.

This year’s event is called the Guaranteed Rate Ironman National and will take place on Saturday, August 29, from Ironman Raceway. Traditionally this race has served as the 12th and final round of our championship, but due to COVID and a more condensed schedule for the 2020 championship, it Is instead the third of 9 rounds. The 2020 season was originally scheduled to begin in mid May and conclude this weekend, but COVID ultimately put the championship on a 3-month delay, with the new seasons beginning in mid August and running through mid October.

The event in Crawfordsville will be open to spectators, albeit with a limited capacity in an effort to adhere to social distancing policies that have been determine between the event organizer (Tim Cotter) and local government and health officials within Montgomery County.

Extensive and ongoing discussions with local officials is what has ultimately allowed for this event to take place. Tim is one of the principal members of the Race Leadership Team Safe-to-Race Task Force, which is a collections of high level members of various US racing series that banded together to properly find ways to bring live racing back into their respective event markets. This group was able to develop the “Safe-to-Race Toolkit” which serves as a working blueprint on how to safely host a live racing event by working directly with local officials, obtaining all the necessary paperwork and approvals in order to to so. Considering each state has specific COVID protocols that have been established, be it on a county or statewide level, every event will run in accordance with the local guidelines.

While spectators will be permitted at the event, part of the social distancing rules will include a designated area for the public that separated fans from participants and event staff in the paddock. The paddock will be closed to the public, only allowing entry for credentialed event personnel, the media, team representatives, and competitors. Within the paddock is a Mandatory Mask Zone as well as “pods” that have been created for each participating team, the media, event staff and others that is intended to minimize person-to-person interaction beyond the specific group any one person is assigned to. Temperature checks will be given to every individual prior to entering the paddock.

Due to Indiana’s mask mandate, fans will also be required to wear masks. Signage will be present on site and event organizers will provide masks for those who need one. Social distancing will be greatly emphasized as well.

We want to emphasize that your viewers are aware of how extensive the planning process has been to ensure the health and safety of fans that may be in attendance, as well as participants and event personnel.

Tickets to the Ironman National start at $45 for Saturday Adult General Admission and $20 for Saturday Kids General Admission. Gates open at 8AM, while the event officially gets underway with opening ceremonies at 12:30PM.

Tickets and event information can be found here, with online ticket purchasing strongly recommended.

For more, visit the social media below:

Instagram & Twitter: @promotocross

Facebook: @americanmotocross