(INDIANAPOLIS) – One of Indiana Black Expo’s big outdoor concerts is moving indoors this year.
The Music Heritage Festival will be held inside the Convention Center instead of on the American Legion mall, where the crowd would have been four times larger. Black Expo president Tanya Bell says a forecast of severe thunderstorms Friday night makes the outdoor concert unworkable. She says organizers considered postponing the concert to Sunday, but the forecast is just as bad.
The move indoors means there’s only room for 8,000 people. Tickets are free, but you’ll need one to get in. Black Expo will distribute half the tickets Thursday afternoon and the other half beginning at noon Friday at the Convention Center box office, with a limit of two tickets per person,
The move also means you can’t bring in food, and bags will be screened at the door.
Indianapolis natives After 7 will join Stephanie Mills and Loose Ends on the bill for the 6pm concert.
Stephanie Mills (center) performs at the Concert for America in New York in January 2017. (Photo: Jenny Anderson/Getty Images)