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Master P Joins Circle City Classic; Indianapolis Live Music This Weekend

Circle City Classic Partnering With Master P and Son Romeo

The Circle City Classic, a historic Indianapolis sports event that brings visitors to Indianapolis from all over the Midwest, will be partnering with acclaimed hip-hop musician Master P for its 2009 incarnation. Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, plays host to a college football matchup between Alabama A&M and Tuskegee University, and it’s there that Master P and son Romeo will work their magic.

During halftime of the Circle City Classic, Master P will help his son’s band, College Boys, to create a music video on the spot. Any fan of Indianapolis music should attempt to go to the event, if not for Master P, then at least for the jazz band parade that flows through downtown Indianapolis.

The parade consists of marching bands from all over the country, and is always exciting to watch. Master P and Olympic gold medal swimmer Cullen Jones will also be grand marshals of the parade, while Romeo will be a junior parade marshal.

This Indianapolis event is one of the most important to Indianapolis education; the main goal of the Circle City Classic is to promote the importance of a college education to African-American students, a goal Master P has been passionate about.

The Circle City Classic is sponsored by the Indiana Black Expo, Ivy Tech Community College, Conrad Indianapolis, Channel 8 WISH TV, Eli Lilly and Company, Crown Plaza, Embassy Suites, Indianapolis Hilton, Hyatt Regency, the Indianapolis Recorder, and many more.

Indianapolis Live Music This Weekend

It’s a busy weekend for the Circle City in terms of Indianapolis live music. There are big names in all sorts of genres playing at Indianapolis music venues this weekend, so be sure to check your calendars and get out there to experience some unique Indianapolis nightlife. Major highlights include the fathers of popular metal, Metallica, at Conseco Fieldhouse, Texas shuffle blues master Long John Hunter at The Slippery Noodle, pop country king Kenny Chesney at Lucas Oil Stadium, and sludge metal legends The Melvins at The Vogue.

Also, be sure not to miss the Indy Jazz Fest at White River State Park. It’s one of the most popular Indianapolis fairs and festivals, and it’s a great time to see the Indianapolis bands that made Naptown such a booming jazz town.

Thursday, Sept17
Metallica @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Chad Mills @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub
Long John Hunter @ Slippery Noodle Inn
The Melismatics w/ The Fuglees @ The Melody Inn
Brothers of August, Sarah Parrish, John Strahl Band, The Ids @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
Latin Dance Party @ The Jazz Kitchen
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2
Hightide Trio @ Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar
Dave and Rae @ Jillian’s Restaurant
The Flying Toasters @ DogHouse in Brownsburg, Indiana
Rich Hardesty @ Joe’s Grille
Friday, Sept 18
Third Friday Live Music @ Language and Culture Gallery
Indy Jazz Fest All-Star Band w/ Bashiri Asad and Native Son @ Scotty’s Brewhouse
City in the Sea, Chasing Canadia, The Gentlemen’s War, The Olympians, Tiger Tiger @ The Emerson Theatre
Hillbilly Happy Hour w/ Punkin Holler Boys @ Melody Inn
The American Cabaret Theatre performs “Patsy Decline” @ The Connoisseur Room
Eldar @ The Jazz Kitchen
Twin CD Release Party w/Take the Sky, I Exist, Spare Time Killer, Cursed for Manners @ Birdy’s Bar
Cousin Roger @ Ale Emporium
The Big Legumes @ Fionn MacCool’s Pub
Ricochet @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Saturday, Sept 19
Donna and Savannah Smith @ Easley Winery
Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band @ Lucas Oil Stadium
Dog Talk w/ Cliff White @ Rathskeller Restaurant
Forevermore @ Emerson Theater
Joshua Redman Trio @ Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University
Hemlock, From Where it Ends, Shunned, Xaphan @ Birdy’s
Jai Baker @ Champps Americana
10th of Never @ Fionn MacCool’s
Zannadoo @ Jillian’s
Twin Peaks @ 10th Street Pub
Sunday, Sept 19
Hometown Roots Concert Series @ Indianapolis Central Library
School of Music Ensemble Showcase @ Clowes Hall
Bill Lancton Quartet @ Rathskeller
Monday, Sept 20
Indy Jazz Fest @ The Lawn at White River State Park
Faculty Artist Series @ Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis
Down, The Melvins, Weedeater, and Evil Army @ Vogue Theatre
Star & Micey (soulful folk pop from Memphis) @ Monkey’s Tale