500 Festival announces free ‘REV Your Engines Concert’ on April 28

500 Festival announces free ‘REV Your Engines Concert’ on April 28

Thu, 2012-04-05

The 500 Festival will kick-off the month of May and celebrate its 2012 theme: A New REVolution with a new event, a free concert on April 28 on Monument Circle. The 500 Festival REV Your Engines Concert will feature Plain White T’s as the headliner, and The Romantics as the opening act. The 2012 Indianapolis 500® Pace Car replicas will also be on display.

The Plain White T’s are an American pop rock band. The band is best known for their number-one hit song “Hey There Delilah”, which achieved platinum status in 2007 and earned two Grammy nominations. Hit singles “1, 2, 3, 4” and “Rhythm of Love,” turned platinum in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and each cracked the Top Five on the charts. The Romantics are best known for their 1980s hit singles “What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep” and ”One in a Million.” “Talking in Your Sleep” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was number one on the US Dance charts.

Event schedule:

8 p.m.: The Romantics take the stage

9:30 p.m.: The Plain White T’s take the stage                    

Official media partners for the 500 Festival REV Your Engines Concert include B105.7, WRTV-6 and IndyStar.com. For more information on the 500 Festival REV Your Engines Concert or other 500 Festival events and programs visit www.500festival.com.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 28, 2012                

WHERE: Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis                  

CONTACT: Megan Bulla, 500 Festival, (317) 614-6128; mbulla@500festival.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please click here to download photos of the Plain White T’s and The Romantics.

The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®. Through social, cultural and educational events and programs, the 500 Festival enhances the quality of life for all citizens of our communities.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 55 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.

Last year, more than 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in nearly 50 events and programs throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini-Marathon, fourth grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there, celebrating the legacy.

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