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How does a crowd of more than 35,000 people sound?

The 500 Festival is looking for entertainers to be part of the largest four-hour music festival in the nation! Applications are now being accepted from live bands, cheer groups, DJs, and dance groups to cheer 35,000 runners and walkers to the finish line of the 40th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K. Live entertainment will provide high-energy motivation for participants making their way through the 13.1-mile course on Saturday, May 7.

Last year 100 live groups performed along the course of one of the premiere half marathons in the nation. The application deadline for those who would like to participate is April 1, 2016. The 500 Festival urges those interested to apply early due to limited space.

New this year, we will be hosting a social media contest asking the Mini-Marathon and 5K participants to vote for their favorite entertainment group. The winning group will receive a featured Facebook post on both the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival pages.

Along with performing in front of more than 35,000 runners and walkers, all entertainers will have the opportunity to:
- Have group name and booking information listed on www.indymini.com , reporting 1.5 million page views
- Have group name listed on "Thank You" ad placed in local newspaper
- Personal signage can also be displayed at location

Groups can access the application online at http://www.indymini.com/p/mini-marathon/entertainment. Groups must submit a CD or online link with a sample of their performance.

For more information, call (317) 614-6163 or email Katie Schura at kschura@500festival.com.
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