Free Music, Light Show & More For College Football Playoffs Along Georgia Street – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Organizers of college football playoff activities said on Friday they hoped the Georgia Street festivities give fans a chance to experience the city.
The teams spent the day setting up fire pits, vendor tents and the live music stage on Georgia Street outside the Indiana Convention Center.
The convention center is home to the College Football Playoff Fan Central, but Lisa Vielee, co-chair of communications for the Indianapolis host committee, said on Friday people will have plenty to do outside as well. Around 100,000 people are expected for the game and the events.
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All Georgia Street events are free and do not require tickets, although crowd size may be subject to certain limitations. Vielee said Georgia Street will be closed to automobile traffic, but surrounding streets will remain open.
Vielee said the stage will host a constant stream of musical acts through Monday, including an a cappella group performing popular songs with new lyrics crafted around the college football playoffs. In addition, a piano will go up and down Georgia Street.
She said she was thrilled to see the weekend arrive after all the planning.
âIt’s so exciting to finally see it all come to fruition, but I know these next three days are going to go by so quickly,â she said on Friday.
Restaurants around Georgia Street expect big crowds this weekend.
Steve Kelly, regional manager of Kilroy’s Bar & Grill, stocked up on additional food and beer and hired additional staff. He said the crowds that come to town for special events always bring their own special energy, and his staff feed off of that. He said the best way fans can help his staff is to be patient if orders are taking a long time to fill.
âDress warmly and be patient,â he said. “Especially with my staff, please be patient.”
Vielee said outdoor seating with fireplaces and heaters will be available so customers can take their restaurant orders outside.
During the game itself, monitors will be set up outside the Palais des congrÃ¨s so people can watch. Additionally, a drone team will fly a formation of around 500 drones at the end of each quarter, specifying the score in the night sky.