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Perform for a Crowd of 20,000!

Step into the spotlight at the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, an event celebrated as one of the nation's most iconic half-marathons. Known as The Greatest Spectacle in Running®, the Indy Mini features 100 of the best entertainment groups and spirited squads that will line the half marathon course, captivating an audience of 20,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators.
From musicians and magicians to rock bands to dance groups, fitness squads to cloggers, the stage is set for an unforgettable showcase of performances. The fanfare created by course entertainers is a key reason why Indy Mini participants keep coming back year after year.

Become an unforgettable part of The Greatest Spectacle in Running®

Applications for the 2024 Mini-Marathon are now closed. Applications for the 2025 Mini-Marathon will open in the spring of 2025.

Benefits of Getting Involved

  • An unforgettable experience to inspire tens of thousands of participants
  • Group name and booking information listed on
  • Group signage displayed at the performance location
  • Group recognition listed on the 2024 Participant Guide webpage
  • Commemorative shirt*
  • Tickets to an Indianapolis 500 Practice Day

*entertainment groups must register by March 15 to be guaranteed a commemorative shirt

Introducing Friendly Competition

This year we are introducing some friendly competition with two categories: Musical and Non-Musical performances. All volunteer performers will have the chance to win prize money as an additional benefit for their participation!

A select group of Mini-Marathon participants will become our undercover secret judges. With their evaluations, we'll uncover the standout performances that truly elevate the Indy Mini experience, fostering a spirit of positivity throughout the race. Those groups will be awarded in their corresponding category.

The top three groups in each category will receive prize money accordingly:

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200


All groups will be required to attend the Course Entertainment orientation in downtown Indianapolis. Critical performance details will be distributed at this meeting, including your group's assigned location, details regarding power, and your group's shirts. This year's orientation date is set for April 16th, 2024 from 5-6 pm at Centerpoint Brewing Company (1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B, Indianapolis, IN 46202).

Event Day Details

On race morning (May 4), groups must be at their assigned location by 6:30 a.m. All groups will finish performing by noon. All groups will be responsible for supplying their own equipment. Generators or business power sources will be provided. Please be specific when completing the application regarding your power needs so we can best follow up with your group.

2024 Course Entertainment Groups

  • ADDA
  • Asleep By 10 Rock and Roll Band
  • Barney Mugger's Street Band
  • Circle City Cloggers
  • Common Ground Urban Line Dance Group
  • Crossroads of America Scout Band
  • DJ Mama Mia Family Floor Show!
  • David Gerdt
  • DJ Barefut
  • DJ Dave Allen
  • gasb
  • Generation Gap
  • Get Fresh
  • Haughville Polka Band
  • Highway 9 Blues Band
  • Inconsistent Me
  • Indiana Dancer's Association
  • Indiana Robot Show
  • Indianapolis Liederkranz German Band
  • John Beatrice with Citrus & Smoke
  • Kanaka Jams Hawaiian Music
  • Malachi Jaggers
  • Malcom's Curse
  • Max Sax
  • Maximum Zero
  • No Criminal Record Band
  • November Swim Club
  • Odd Man In
  • Phony Hawk Pro Covers
  • Piper Mike
  • Reckless Rhymacide
  • Savior-Faire Band
  • Shelf Life
  • Straight up Chumps
  • Sweet Country & The Dog Biscuits
  • T.O.D.D.
  • The Embers
  • The Groove Factor
  • The Noise Boys
  • The Otis Tuckker Band
  • The TDT's
  • Very Important Productions
  • Washington Park Senior Line Dance Group
  • Windbreaker Possum
  • World music Special-Dan Kusaya

“Bands and entertainment along the course really made a difference for me and encouraged me throughout the race!"
- Alice R., OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon participant

Contact Us

If you have questions about Course Entertainment for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, please email

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