No Live Music As Speedway Moves Race Date To August
When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) pushed the race date back from its traditional Memorial Day Weekend to August 24, it also made an other announcement that hardly registered a blip with the mainstream and motorsports media but is huge deal for all the PubClubbing fans.
It canceled the infield concerts, originally scheduled for three days during the Indy 500 weekend.
Here is the statement on the decision from the IMS press release:
“All concerts scheduled for the original Race Weekend in May have been canceled. This includes REO Speedwagon and Styx on Friday, May 22, Luke Bryan on Saturday, May 23 and Martin Garrix on Sunday, May 24.
“This decision was made to provide the maximum flexibility possible to complete the Indianapolis 500 by Sunday, Aug. 23 and provide room for any contingency plans necessary. IMS appreciates the understanding of fans and regrets that the COVID-19 situation has caused the cancellation of these events.
“Fans who made concert-specific purchases will be able to access a credit for any IMS event, including the Indy 500, or choose to receive a refund. IMS concert customers will receive further communication on how to exercise their ticketing options.”
While the release made no other mention about the infield – famously known as “The Snakepit” – Pubclub.com takes this to mean the infield party will still go on, just without the live music. Fans will instead have to use the sounds of the race cars, conversations and individuals’ music coming from their speakers as their soundtrack for the party scene.
And if you want to know what it’s like, just click this link on the Snakepit infield party.