Pacers host historic concert

October 22, 2008
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bluesTo celebrate the beginning of their 10th season at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Indiana Pacers will host the first outdoor concert in the venue’s history before the team’s home opener Nov. 1.

A free, 75-minute performance by Grammy-award winning rock band Blues Traveler, which recently performed its newest hit, “You, Me and Everything” on the David Letterman Show, will open the night’s festivities at 5 p.m.

Fieldhouse doors open at 6 p.m., and tip-off is at 7 p.m., for what the team is calling “Let’s Paint the Town Blue and Gold Opening Night.”

The arena’s Pennsylvania Street Plaza is the central gathering point for the open-air Blues Traveler concert. The show will be staged between the Fieldhouse, the adjacent parking lot to the north, and Pennsylvania Street—between Georgia and Maryland streets. The concert will be conducted rain or shine, Pacers officials said.
Immediately following the Blues Traveler concert, the Pacers Gold Band will march Pacers fans into the arena amidst a shower of blue and gold balloons.
  • What, was Hanson not available? It's like the Pacers want to fail.
  • Hanson was available, but wanted too much money. Not sure what demos they are going after, or if they've even given it much thought.
  • Take it easy on Blues Traveler. They're a classic, hard working rock band who's career has spanned decades. To compare them with Hanson is going a bit overboard.

    It both amuses and saddens me to see how eager people in this town are for the Pacers to fail. Why don't you quit complaining and try supporting the team. I'll be there for the concert and the opening tip and am looking forward to seeing this new squad come together over the course of the season. If you're not a fan then quit throwing your pithy comments up on stories like this. Cheer for the Celtics if your criteria for being a fan is that they have to be competing for a championship. Leave our team to the true fans.

    Go Pacers...I believe.

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