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Celebrating The Beatles at the Indiana State Fair

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of The Beatles playing their shows at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, we are excited to announce a full day of Fab Four themed entertainment on Saturday, August 3!

The Beatles performance at the Indiana State Fairgrounds took place on September 3, 1964, so this special celebration during the State Fair will tip-off a month-long celebration with additional details to be announced at 10am on August 3 at a special press event!



Hard Days Night (A tribute to the beatles)

A special matinee show on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage will feature Hard Days Night where they will perform the exact setlist from 1964 + additional hits from that era.

August 3rd at 2PM: Hoosier Lottery Free Stage

Live and let die: the music of paul mccartney

A special evening performance on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage featuring the great Tony Kishman. Tony starred for six years in both the national and international tours of Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘Beatlemania’ and also performs in the International Symphonic Beatles production, ‘Classical Mystery Tour’.

August 3rd at 7:30PM: Hoosier Lottery Free Stage

Artifacts: The Jim irsay collection

Select items from the early era of The Beatles will be on display including:

  • George Harrison’s 1964 Gibson SG Standard
  • John Lennon’s 1963 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120
  • John Lennon’s 1964 Rickenbacker Rose Morris 1996 (later gifted to Ringo)

There will also be select images and items featured that were used by The Beatles during the group’s performances in Indianapolis in 1964 courtesy of the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

August 3rd from 9AM-8PM: Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Special all day On-site Themed Activations will also include:

  • Movies: Classic Beatles movies will be featured at the Fairgrounds Outdoor Theater (Gate 12)
  • Hot Air Beatles Balloon at 6AM
  • Impersonators of the Four Lads all day
  • Themed photo ops all day
  • Themed music playing all-day throughout the fairgrounds all day
  • Fab Food and Drink Options ALL DAY!
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