White River State Park & Downtown Indy, Inc Announce “Groovin’ Back Downtown”

Joey Amato | September 18, 2020

White River State Park (WRSP) and Downtown Indy, Inc. are partnering to provide Hoosiers with an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon Downtown for an end-of-summer concert event, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

Groovin’ Back Downtown will feature local bands, Nauti Yachtys and Toy Factory in the new Amphitheater at White River State Park. Attendees will also enjoy entertainment by DJ Gno, food trucks, beer and wine, and the beginning of milder fall weather in a safe, socially distanced environment.

“We could not be more excited to offer this event in partnership with White River State Park as part of our #BackDowntownIndy campaign,” said Bob Schultz, Sr VP Marketing/Comm/Events for Downtown Indy, Inc. “This is yet another fantastic opportunity to get out and enjoy the city that we all love in safe and measured ways. We want folks to arrive early and stay late and support the many Downtown restaurants and retailers who are especially struggling due to canceled conventions and large-scale events.”

The Back Downtown campaign is a city-wide initiative to encourage residents to patronize Downtown businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with local leaders and members of the Downtown Recovery committee, the campaign is working to reinvigorate Downtown pride.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for our community, and we are so thrilled to partner with Downtown Indy, Inc. to host this event in our new amphitheater”, says Carolene Mays-Medley, Executive Director of the White River State Park Development Commission. “The pandemic has taken its toll on all of us and we know that many are looking for activities that can be enjoyed safely. Fortunately, White River State Park and the Amphitheater at White River State Park are the perfect venues to host such an event while providing ample space for social distancing. We hope that people will head downtown for a fun-filled day while supporting some of our local talent and businesses.”

The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. with performances from Nauti Yachtys beginning at 3 p.m. followed by Toy Factory at 5:30 p.m.

This is a ticketed event and all tickets will be sold at the Park. No pre-event ticket sales will be available. Ticket prices range from $5 to $15. All seats will be distanced to observe social distancing guidelines. In adherence with the guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health, this event will be limited to the first 1,800 attendees. To view a seating map, click here.

WRSP continues to prioritize the health and safety of its visitors and staff. Attendees are required to wear masks throughout the event unless eating or drinking and adhere to social distancing guidelines. To view a full list of guidelines and protocols, including socially distanced seating arrangements, visit, www.WhiteRiverStatePark.org.

To learn more about Groovin’ Back Downtown or White River State Park, visit www.whiteriverstatepark.org and follow WRSP on Twitter and Instagram @WhiteRiverStPrk and Facebook @WhiteRiverStatePark.

To learn more about Back Downtown or Downtown Indy, Inc. visit www.downtownindy.org and follow Downtown Indy, Inc. on Twitter @IndyDT, and Instagram and Facebook @DowntownIndy.