The 8th annual Fishers Blues Fest returns Sept. 4-5 to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, hosted by Fishers Parks. Presented by IU Health Saxony, the free, two-night event includes performances by well-known local and nationally award-winning blues artists in a first come, first served, limited-capacity outdoor setting with social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19 mandates.
Justin Deckert, Fishers Parks concert manager, said capacity will be limited to approximately 500 fans, 10 percent of capacity. Attendees will be allow to leave and return to the lawn, space permitting, as crowd size will be monitored.
The performances will be from 7 to 11 p.m. with four acts each night. Matthew Socey, WFYI radio personality will serve as emcee.
The lineup for Sept. 4 will be Kyle Bledsoe, The Agents of Redemption, Tad Robinson Band and Toronzo Cannon and the Chicago Way. The Sept. 5 lineup is John Ford, Paul Linden & The Icemen, Niki J. Crawford and The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling.
Due to city and state mask mandates, masks are required to be worn any time attendees are indoors and or unable to maintain a distance of 6 feet outdoors. This includes but is not limited to: restrooms, seating boxes, and queuing for vendors and or entry/exits. Patrons will be required to sit within the pre-determined, socially distant seating arrangements. Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available throughout the venue. Vendor lines will require 6-foot spacing between each guest
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