Final Four weekend will offer tons of activities for fans and locals

A band performs during Swish, an arts and cultural festival that is taking place across downtown during the NCAA tournament. One of the performance areas is on Georgia Street at Pan Am Plaza. (IBJ photo/Lesley Weidenbener)

The Final Four is set, but what about your weekend plans?

Several activities and events are planned throughout the city for the final weekend of the college basketball season, including dozens of musical performances through Swish, a collaboration between the Indianapolis Arts Council and local cultural development firm GangGang, as well as fan activities on Monument Circle and multiple library branches.

Additionally, Indianapolis’ turn on the national stage will be accentuated by a trio of ancillary basketball events that fans can watch on TV.

Here’s what’s brewing for Final Four weekend:

Thursday, April 1

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: St’artup 317 pop-up shops open at 18 N. Meridian Street and 6 W. Washington St.
Noon to 1 p.m.: Fan Jam at Indianapolis Public Library’s Spades Park branch
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Fan Jam at Indianapolis Public Library’s Irvington branch
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Fan Jam at Indianapolis Public Library’s 16 Tech branch
9 to 11 p.m.: State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, live from Hinkle Fieldhouse (airs on ESPN, no public tickets available).
9 p.m. to midnight: Shining a Light presentation on Monument Circle

Friday, April 2

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: St’artup 317 pop-up shops open at 18 N. Meridian Street and 6 W. Washington St.
11 a.m.: Final Four Friday team practices at Lucas Oil Stadium (Free to the public, with limited tickets available)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Fan Jam at Monument Circle
3 to 5 p.m.: Fan Jam at Indianapolis International Airport
9 p.m. to midnight: Shining a Light presentation on Monument Circle

Swish music and art performances:
Davlan Park
Noon: Psyrn Simone
1 p.m.: Duncan Kissinger
2 p.m.: Devon Ginn
3 p.m.: Moxxie
4 p.m.: Rob Funkhouser
5 p.m.: Andy Greenwell
6 p.m.: Distinct
7 p.m.: Jessica Albatross

Georgia Street
Noon: DJ Liiightwerk
1 p.m.: Highway 9 Blues Band
2 p.m.: DJ Gabby Love
5 p.m.: Taylor Deshawn
6 p.m.: Davis & The Love

Saturday, April 3

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: St’artup 317 pop-up shops open at 18 N. Meridian Street and 6 W. Washington St.
4 to 8 p.m.: Fan Jam at Monument Circle
5 p.m.: Final Four, Game 1: Houston vs. Baylor at Lucas Oil Stadium
8:30 p.m.: Final Four, Game 2: Gonzaga vs. UCLA at Lucas Oil Stadium
        Resale tickets for the Final Four games start at $930 each on Ticketmaster

9 p.m. to midnight: Shining a Light presentation on Monument Circle

Swish music and art performances:
Davlan Park
11 a.m.: Blxck Kxng
Noon: Latin Expressions
1 p.m.: DJ Grapevine
2 p.m.: Andy D and Soft Surface
3 p.m.: Cristin Dent
4 p.m.: Yadin Kol
5 p.m.: That Peace Open Mic

Georgia Street
Noon: Charlie Ballantine
1 p.m.: Ed Lanier
2 p.m.: Pernell from Pike
3 p.m.: Clint Breeze & The Groove
4 p.m.: Goldie Ingram
5 p.m.: Dead Silence
6 p.m.: IllPhonics

Lugar Plaza
11 a.m.: Elliot Bigger
Noon: Brett Wiscons
1 p.m.: DJ Chromatic
2 p.m.: Black Expo
3 p.m.: Jesse Jones
4 p.m.: Bashiri

Sunday, April 4

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: St’artup 317 pop-up shops open at 18 N. Meridian Street and 6 W. Washington St.
1:30 p.m.: American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships (airs on CBS, after being taped Tuesday, March 30).
3:30 pm.: 3x3U Semi-finals and Championship, live from Pan Am Pavilion (airs on ESPN2, no public tickets available).
4 to 8 p.m.: Fan Jam at Monument Circle
9 p.m. to midnight: Shining a Light presentation on Monument Circle

Swish music and art performances:

Davlan Park
11 a.m.: B. Niquole
Noon: Skypp
1 p.m.: Latin Expressions
2 p.m.: Victoria Nickerson
3 p.m.: Hickey-Shanafelt 9ollective
5 p.m.: The Wonderlands

Georgia Street
Noon: DJ Niko Flores
1 p.m.: Philia
2 p.m.: Sabana
3 p.m.: Corey Cox
4 p.m.: Tad Robinson
5 p.m.: Tommy Baldwin
6 p.m.: Rob Dixon Trio

Lugar Plaza
11 a.m.: Yvonne Allu
Noon: Jake Dugan
1 p.m.: DJ Rusty Redenbacher
2 p.m.: Jeff Jena
3 p.m.: Marialle Sellars
4 p.m.: Kenyetta Dance Co

Monday, April 5

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: St’artup 317 pop-up shops open at 18 N. Meridian Street and 6 W. Washington St.
9 p.m.: National Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium; no tickets currently available
9 p.m. to midnight: Shining a Light presentation on Monument Circle

Swish music and art performances:
Georgia Street — Finale
3 p.m.: Sirius Blvck
4 p.m.: Lily and Madeleine
5 p.m.: Native Sun
6 p.m.: Huckleberry Funk

Know of an event we’re missing? Let us know. Email mshuey@ibj.com with your suggestions—be sure to include all pertinent details, such as the name of the event, when it happens, and how much it costs.

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