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Our 2020 Course Entertainers are there to support you as you complete your virtual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K! Follow the Spotify playlist below to support these local artists and pump up your miles. It's a fun mix of course entertainers and some of the most popular running and walking songs for the spring.

Spotify Playlist

Perform for a Crowd of 35,000!

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons. Known as The Greatest Spectacle in Running, the Indy Mini features 100 of the best entertainment groups and spirit squads lining the course. Selected entertainment acts will perform for 40,000 participants, volunteers and spectators on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

The quantity and quality of entertainment lining the route have led to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon often called the largest four-hour music festival, anywhere. From rock bands to cloggers, from gospel choirs to Indy’s best DJs, #IndyMini participants cite course entertainment as one of the top reasons they return to the race year after year.

Course Entertainment Benefits

  • Group name and booking information listed on
  • Recognition in a 500 Festival “Thank You” ad
  • Group signage may be displayed at your performance location; as long as it does not interfere with the race
  • Commemorative t-shirt
  • Tickets to an Indianapolis 500 Practice Day
  • Certificate of participation
  • Social Media Contest – The winning group will be featured in a Facebook post on both the Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival page, as well as a blog post on
  • Award for top entertainment group
  • Opportunity to impact and inspire thousands


In January 2020, confirmation letters will be mailed to all selected groups once we receive your application and sample of your work (link to online video or audio, CD/DVD, etc.).


All groups will be required to attend a Course Entertainment orientation (April 8, 2020) 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.


All groups will be responsible for supplying their own equipment. The Mini-Marathon will provide access to electricity, either from a business or a generator. Please be specific when completing this application as to your needs so we can best accommodate your group. Please note if you will supply your own generator.

Other Requirements & Details

  • Applications for the 2020 Course Entertainment are due by March 15, 2020.
  • Groups must be at their assigned location by 6:30 a.m. on race morning (May 2). All groups will finish performing by noon.
  • The number of entertainment groups selected will be capped at 100.
“Bands and entertainment along the course really made a difference for me throughout the race!"
- Alice R., OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon participant

2019 Course Entertainment Winners!

Nearly 70 groups performed for participants of the 2019 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K and OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on May 4. While they all motivated participants, one was voted the fan favorite: The Spontaneous Combustion Band! Learn more and book here.


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