Rick Springfield will headline the 2012 Regions 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Rick Springfield will headline the 2012 Regions 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Mon, 2012-04-02

INDIANAPOLIS (April 1, 2012) – The 500 Festival announced today attendees of the 2012 Regions 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, presented by Cindy and Paul Skjodt, will be rocking to the music of Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield.  With a career spanning more than three decades, Springfield has sold more than 19 million albums including five Top 10 and 17 Top 40 hits. He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the years and will now entertain guests at the May 26 gala, the eve of the 2012 Indianapolis 500.

Springfield skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s charts in 1981 with No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything For You” from the multi-platinum album Working Class Dog. He earned a Grammy for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” for “Jessie’s Girl” in 1982. Springfield went on to have success with follow-up albums Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (1982) and Living in Oz (1983). He is also known for his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the popular daytime drama General Hospital.

Taking place in the Indiana Roof Ballroom, the Snakepit Ball has become a race-eve tradition.  Known as the place to see the stars, the black-tie party includes red carpet arrivals by celebrities in town for race weekend and special VIP guests.  Dinner and dancing will round out the celebration.

The Snakepit Ball will begin at 6 p.m. with celebrity and guest arrivals; followed by dinner at 7 p.m. WISH-TV will televise live from the event’s red carpet arrivals.

Tickets will be available by calling (317) 614-6114, and are $275 per person. Corporate tables may be reserved when purchasing tickets.

The Regions 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, presented by Cindy and Paul Skjodt, is sponsored by Regions, Cindy and Paul Skjodt, The Westin Indianapolis, Business Furniture and BCforward.

Editors’ note: Please click here to download pictures of Rick Springfield.

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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