Hoosier Park Racing & Casino includes bigger names, a variety of genres and both genders this year in its lineup for 2013 Summer's Greatest Hits Music Series.
Located on the track side of the Anderson venue, the amphitheater has become a summer tradition for fans of numerous types of music.
For reviews, return to GottaGo.us throughout the 2013 season. Ticket information and links are located below schedule.
Huey Lewis & the News
Saturday, June 8
Known for such hits as “The Heart of Rock and Roll” and “I Want a New Drug” Huey Lewis & the News kick off the summer concert series on with their "Sports" Anniversary Tour, named after their seven-time platinum 1983 album.
The B-52s and The Go-Go’s
Saturday, June 29
Fellow 1980s rockers, The B-52s and The Go-Go’s, will bring their new-wave brand of rock to the stage playing their respective hits that include “Love Shack” and “We Got the Beat.”
Willie Nelson and Family
Friday, July 12
Country music legend Willie Nelson will treat country music fans to the classics that built his storied career such as “On the Road Again” and “Always on My Mind.” Alongside his series of fan favorites, Nelson and Family will play songs from their album, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” described as a collection of American standards and country classics.
The Beach Boys
Saturday, Aug. 31
The Beach Boys will once again grace the Hoosier Park summer stage since last performing at the Anderson racetrack and casino in July '09. Recently coming off their 50th anniversary international tour, they've released a new studio album that represents a new harmonic blending from a super group with such hits as “Good Vibrations,” “Surfin’ U.S.A,” and “Kokomo.”
Hoosier Park's outdoor music center accommodates up to 4,500 reserved ticket seats. The music center features a wide variety of ticket options, including premium VIP seating and private party decks complete with personal beverage service.
Tickets range from $23 to $67 and can be purchased by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting Ticketmaster.com. Special VIP seating is available for an additional charge. Concertgoers may also purchase directly from the box offices located in Shelby’s Gifts at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino or in Hoosier Park’s Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB located in downtown Indianapolis. Club Centaur members receive a 20 percent discount on tickets purchased at either Hoosier Park box offices.
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