Indiana State Fair won't host concerts at coliseum anymore

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This year’s state fair will no longer host live music at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Indiana State Fair Lesley Gordon says livestock exhibitors requested more flexibility in a coliseum schedule that’s been split between music and animals. Instead of a concert series, an uninterrupted slate of 17 days of livestock shows will be held.

Gordon says it’s challenging to find acts that can sell enough tickets to fill the coliseum and fit within the fair’s budget. The Indianapolis Star reports that touring acts still will perform on the Free Stage, where admission is included with each fair ticket.

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