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Klipsch Music Center
There are only a few outdoor music facilities in the Indianapolis area. Nothing compares to Klipsch Music Center, however. With an impressive 24,000 seats, Klipsch Music Center is the largest outdoor music center in the Greater Indianapolis area. It has, and continues, to welcome musical acts across multiple genres.
Klipsch Music Center has been open since 1989, though it has held various names throughout its history since its opening such as Deer Creek Music Center and Verizon Wireless Music Center. The facility was built, owned and operated by Sunshine Promotions, but it is now owned by Live Nation Entertainment. Phish released a live album of their performance at Klipsch Music Center in 1996. In total, they have played at Klipsch 25 times. The facility has completely sold out for previous concerts. The facility has been called Klipsch Music Center since 2011, when Klipsch Group, Inc., purchased its naming rights. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drew a sellout crowd for their 2013 performance at Klipsch.
Usually, Klipsch is used for musical acts. However, since the facility is so large, it has been used to host political rallies and graduations. There are 6,000 seats under the facility’s pavilion. These seats are under a roof, and they are closest to the stage. Klipsch Music Center has an additional 18,000 general admission seats. These seats are further from the stage, and they are in the facility’s lawn. There are no actual seats in the lawn. General admission patrons can sit on blankets or bring a short lawn chair. Seat bottoms for chairs must be 9 inches or less off of the ground. Guests can also rent a lawn chair for a small fee. Klipsch Music Center’s patrons are allowed to bring food and water to most of its performances. However, they must be stored in a clear, one gallon plastic bag. Parking at Klipsch Music Center is free.
Recent Acts and Festivals
Klipsch Music Center welcomes many acts over many different music genres. Chris Brown, 5 Seconds of Summer, Luke Bryan and Def Leppard have all recently performed at Klipsch. Klipsch Music Center is also well known for its large variety of music festivals. Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest, H.O.R.D.E. Festival and Anger Management are just a few of the music festivals that have been held at Klipsch Music Center.
Hours and Location
Klipsch Music Center is located on East 146th Street in Noblesville, Indiana. It is just north of the Hamilton Town Center and west of Interstate-69. It is about a 25 minute drive from Downtown Carmel, and about a 30 minute drive from Downtown Zionsville. During busier concerts, there can be heavy traffic leading up to the facility. Generally, it is best to avoid I-69 when approaching Klipsch. Traffic is typically lighter when approaching Klipsch Music Center on 146th Street from the west. Klipsch’s hours vary, depending on the event. Patrons should check with Klipsch to find out when it will open its lots and gates.