Las-Vegas-based Plastic Musik to entertain at 2012 Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day

Las-Vegas-based Plastic Musik to entertain at 2012 Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day

Fri, 2012-04-20

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2012) – The 500 Festival announced today that Las Vegas-based Plastic Musik will headline the entertainment stage at the 2012 Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day.

Plastic Musik is a unique performance group that utilizes traditional percussion techniques, along with all-plastic instruments to produce familiar melodies. The audience can expect to hear familiar themes ranging from classical favorites, to Motown classics, Hip-Hop hits, 80’s movie themes and original pieces sure to get you and your kids groovin’ to the music.

Local acts will include P.H.A.T., Junior Civics Act One, Garrett Godsey and G. Scotten Talent Center.  

Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day is the state’s largest free outdoor festival for children. Families can interact with local mascots and clowns, race mini cars, bounce in giant inflatables and create arts and crafts. Children can also visit with nationally-known characters or make sashes with the 500 Festival Princesses. Dozens of exhibitors will fill Monument Circle and surrounding streets with food, fun and educational games.

New this year, kids can ride a free 70-foot Ferris wheel, race remote-controlled cars and test their skills in a race car simulator.

Sponsors for Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day include Chase, Riley Hospital for Children, AAA Hoosier Motor Club, Indianapolis Colts, The Indianapolis Star and Chick-fil-A.

For more information on Kids’ Day or other 500 Festival events and programs visit www.500festival.com.

Also, the Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. All kids, ages 3-12, are invited to participate in the non-competitive race. The pre-registration fee is $6 until May 10. On-site registration will be $10. Rookie Run is a great way for kids to stay physically fit. Kids aged three to five will run a two-block course, runners aged six and seven will race a 1/5-mile course, while runners aged eight to 12 will run the 1/3-mile course. The race takes place on Ohio and Meridian streets, just north of Monument Circle. All participants will receive a goodie bag, a runner’s bib with the number 1 and a finisher’s medal.

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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