500 Festival Announces 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball Theme

500 Festival Announces 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball Theme

Fast & Fabulous, The Future of Speed

INDIANAPOLIS (January 11, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the theme for the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit BallFast & Fabulous, The Future of Speed.

In honor of a month dedicated to being fast, the 500 Festival’s most exclusive party invites guests to push the limits and explore speed in an entirely new dimension. Event designer David Reilich and 500 Festival event manager Sara Adams will lead a team focused on harnessing Indy’s desire for speed in a futuristic landscape amid one of Indy’s most high-profile, red carpet occasions.

On May 26, for one night only, The Indiana Roof Ballroom will be transformed into a futuristic party. The future of speed will be incorporated into all facets of the event – from sleek, futuristic décor to gourmet food stations to truly unique signature cocktails presented in innovative ways. With high energy and entertainment that will dazzle attendees, the 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball (#SnakepitBall) is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

“We’re thrilled about the theme for the 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Fast, fabulous, and futuristic are all keywords we think about when focusing on May and the celebrations within it. It really brings the mantra of our city to life, and it’s sure to be an occasion you won’t want to miss.”

The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is race weekend’s most exclusive party. All attendees will walk the televised red carpet alongside celebrities and VIPs in town for race weekend, as well as local business and civic leaders. Taking place at the historic Indiana Roof Ballroom, the Snakepit Ball is the premier celebration before race day. This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 26, on the eve of the Indianapolis 500.

“KeyBank is excited to partner with the 500 Festival for race eve’s red carpet celebration, once again,” said Aaron Reitz, president of KeyBank, Central Indiana. “This has been such a special and unique event over the years and we can’t wait to see “Fast & Fabulous, The Future of Speed” come to life.”

Tickets will go on sale to the public in March and will cost $325. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 500 Festival’s free programs and events.

To request tickets to this year’s event or learn more about the 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, please visit https://www.500festival.com/snakepit/. Or, you can search #SnakepitBall on social media.

The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is sponsored by KeyBank, Business Furniture and BC Forward. The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball’s red carpet arrival will broadcast live on WISH-TV.

Members of the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball Committee include; Aaron Reitz (chair), Melissa Proffitt, Joe Santucci, Dennis Murphy, Fred Dufor and Sarah Fisher.

 

About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $400 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.

 

 

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Media Contact: Sabrina List, 500 Festival
Mobile: 317.954.3203 ǀ slist@500festival.com