2019 Application is Open!
Don't miss your chance to perform for a crowd of 40,000 and play an important role in The Greatest Spectacle in Running - the 2019 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon! Musicians, dance groups, bands, and family-friendly entertainers of all genres are encouraged to apply. Don't wait, the application deadline is March 15, 2019!
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 4, 2019.
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 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
name and booking information listed on
in a 500 Festival “Thank You” ad
signage may be displayed at your performance location; as long as it does not
interfere with the race
to an Indianapolis 500 Practice Day
- Certificate of participation
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 IndyMini.com
for top entertainment group
- Opportunity to impact and inspire thousands
“Bands and entertainment along the course really made a difference for me throughout the race!" Alice R., OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon participant
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 in Mid-April 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 2019 Course Entertainment are due by Friday, March 15, 2019.
- Groups must be at their assigned location by 6:30 a.m. on
race morning (May 4). All groups will finish performing by noon.
- The number of entertainment groups selected will be capped at 100.