The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light announces the return of Skrillex to its legendary decs. Along side him, Alesso, Illenium and Chris Lake will be making their debut to the snake pit stage in the infield of Turn 3.
The 2019 lineup mixes up legendary Skrillex beats with main stage veterans Alesso & Illenium and sprinkles some house-techno bass by Chris Lake & Ricky Retro. We can’t wait for the electronic music journey the 2019 Snake Pit has in store for us!!!
So get your Coors Lights ready, your jean shorts short and your red-white-and-blue gear ready for a Memorial Day weekend that will set your tan-lines up for a killer summer.
You must be at least 18 years old to gain access to the Snake Pit. You also need a valid general admission or reserved seat ticket for the race.
General admission and VIP tickets are already on sale here. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $135.
Tickets for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 are available online at ims.com. The race is Sunday, May 26.
The Indy 500 Snake Pit is not your average concert, show, music festival. It’s a one of kind monster. Every year the vibe roars through the IMS, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, grounds while race fans stroll in from their camping grounds. Many, straight to the snake pit, and some, actually watch the race. Whether you’re a Snake Pit pro or an excited virgin, here are the top 10 things we believe you should know:
Have a plan. It starts early, the IMS grounds are massive, the cell reception sucks, and if you’re over 21, there’s a lot of drinking. So have a plan. Know where to meet, where to go, what time you will get there and what time you guys will leave. Drop a pin in your map for where your car is, we’ve gotten lost before and it’s no fun.
**Pro tip: have a designated driver, someone responsible and someone that will not drink. NO DRINKING AND DRIVING PEOPLE!
**Super pro tip: Park between 30th and 34th on Georgetown Rd. It’s close enough to walk but far enough for traffic not to kill your brain.
Get some rest. The party starts early. Some are known to head in at 4am, others stroll in at 11-12. But one thing is for sure, like for sure for sure, get plenty of sleep/rest. The sun is usually major, and even in the not-so-warm years, the party marathon takes it out of you. There’s a lot of walking, dancing, and then walking back. You don’t want to be the guy that passes out during the funnest spring weekend in Indy!!
Charge your phone And/or bring a portable charger. The Snake Pit is an instagramer’s dream. Photo-ops are everywhere, with friends, stage, artists, people watching, all types! Don’t forget to tag @raannt317 @indy500snakepit & @reachpresents to show us what an amazing time you had! Also #Indy500SnakePit We’ll for sure like your pix.
Pack lite. You’ll want to bring some of your own food, snacks, water, drinks. Which is very smart. If you’re going solo, pack lite. if you’re going with friends. Split up the load. It’s a packed house and you don’t want to be stuck carrying a heavy bag or cooler.
SQUAD GOALS. Theme up the day with your squad. Coordinate, don’t really match tho – that would be too much, gear and colors. Press, like us, like to catch groups of people that stand out, show off the fun that is the Snake Pit and the amazingness that fans bring.
If you can VIP it. Sure, the $ may be higher, but it’s worth it. No restroom lines, or at least very minimal. Private bar, which hi! cuts on waiting to get drinks and getting back to enjoying the show. Elevated viewing decks. Two decks, both higher than GA, providing you with amazing views of the entire Snake Pit area and stage. And, very important, there’s way more room to dance.
Be kind. Don’t be an ass. Remember to use the word ‘Excuse me’ if you’re walking through the crowd, or even if someone bumps you, it’ll be a tight squeeze. Also, don’t push while walking through the crowd, nobody likes an entitled prick pushing through.
Be helpful. If you see someone having a hard time, or needing help finding their friends, or if their phones died (cuz they didn’t read this amazing list), give them a hand. Good Karma is always welcomed, so put positivity out in the universe. Plus it’s sexy.
Be smart. Stay hydrated. Have some food. Make good decisions. Follow your plan (Hi! Number 1 on this list) and have a backup plan. We’re all adults here.
Enjoy the Music. React Presents does an incredible job at bringing us bomb, huge, artists for us to rage to. So enjoy them. Remember that music is an incredible thing. The only way you can see it’s energy is by creating memories that will last you a lifetime. Or if you drink a little too much, they’ll be in your phone (as long as you charge it).
If we missed anything, or if you would like to add to our list of Indy Snake Pit musts, leave a comment below! Or better yet, write on any of our socials. Tickets are still available, but not many, so if you haven’t planned your Indy 500 2018 Snake Pit experience yet… HURRY UP!!!
Buy your tickets here: http://www.indy500snakepit.com/tickets/
When it comes to putting on a good show, Steve Aoki does it well. He rocks the stage, interacts with the crowd, tries to connect with every person in the room and throws cakes! For those that complain abut the fact that he “just pushes a button and walks around stage” here what I say to you… He’s more than just a DJ, he’s an entertainer, he puts on a show that goes beyond the smooth transitions between tracks and live music playing.
The Kolony tour features classics ‘No Beef’, ‘Turbulance’, ‘Boneless’, ‘Mayhem’, and more, while also featuring he’s newest tracks like ‘AZUKITA’ and remixes of ‘Mi Gente’, ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (The Titanic Song) and more. Click through the pix below for the Steve Aoki KOLONY tour raannt experience.
It’s incredibly amazing seeing a generation of rave goers take over a crowed that partly was made up of kids that weren’t even born when Above & Beyond first got together. This 90’s rave vibe was everything! Reminded me of the days when ‘göt 2b glued’ and tight tank-tops were part of the raver started kit. Over the years, Above & Beyond has continued to put together incredible performances, emotionally charged songs, and captivating world tours. I’m glad I was able to witness their magic, their power of being a group and sticking together for so long, for penetrating my soul with their music, for every goosebump and for all the FEELS had with every light flicker, laser flashed, bass dropped, and lyric sang. The ‘Common Ground’ tour starts with the warmest of hello’s and it ends with an incredible, not really but you’ll get the point, ‘see you later’.
There’s still dates on their tour, so if you haven’t seen them, get your tickets! If you’ve seen them and need to hop back in time to your good’ol days of raving, get your tickets! If you’re just looking for a good time, get your tickets! Above & Beyond does not disappoint!!! Check out or pictures below.
2/21 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 2/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide 3/2 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 3/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre 3/9 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center 3/13 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 3/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 3/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater 3/17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy 3/18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
For ticket information click here: http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/commonground/tour/
YOU GUYS!!!! What a sick sick sick lineup this is!!!! Over the last 8 years, the Indy 500 Snake Pit has made it’s mission to provide race fans an alternative way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. Each year stepping up its game, they’ve brought in some of the biggest names in the Electronic Dance Music industry. This year, will for sure top years past!
The 2018 edition will have musical master minds Axwell /\ Ingrosso, deadmau5, Griz and Diplo for his second Indy 500 Snake Pit experience!
Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light tickets are only available for purchase by Indianapolis 500 Race Day ticket holders age 18 and older. Ticket packages for both the Indianapolis 500 race and the Snake Pit can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/SnakePit18Tix
General admission tickets to the Snake Pit are available beginning at $45, with VIP tickets starting at $125. VIP amenities will include access to a raised viewing platform located beside the stage, a private cash bar and private air-conditioned restrooms. Snake Pit tickets do not include Indianapolis 500 gate admission, which also must be purchased.
ODESZA is coming to INDY!!!!! OMG we literally can’t wait. Knowing they’ll be gracing our ears and souls with their music late April makes our hearts bare the awful winter weather. The 24 city tour will kick off in Laneway, Adelaide on Feb. 2nd 2018 and keep them busy till Dour Festival mid July. Ticket (Pre-Sale, VIP packages, and more) info here: https://odesza.com/shows/
26 cities, 26 shows, 26 chances to let Galantis change your life! The Aviary Tour kicked off on Oct. 6th with huge success. Working its way through its designated cities, Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw bring to the decks their magic musical touch mixed with unbelievable live percussion skills.
Titled after their newest album, The Aviary, will give fans a personal insight to the minds behind our favorite electronic wild animal. The Swedish duo expanded their musical talents and created an album filled with amazing vocals, energy, melodies, and up-beat joyful tunes. The tour, just like the album, will not let fans down!
October 6 /// All Things Go Fall Classic /// Washington, DC*
October 7 /// Electric Factory /// Philadelphia, PA*
October 8 /// House of Blues /// Boston, MA*
October 13 /// Memorial Auditorium /// Sacramento, CA*
October 14 /// Greek Theatre /// Los Angeles, CA*
October 27 /// Voodoo Festival /// New Orleans, LA*
October 28 /// Marquee Nightclub /// Las Vegas, NV*
November 12 /// The Pavilion /// Indianapolis, IN*
November 16 /// Rebel Complex /// Toronto, ON*
November 17 /// Aragon Ballroom /// Chicago, IL*
November 18 /// Eagles Ballroom /// Milwaukee, WI*
November 24 /// Stubb’s /// Austin, TX*
November 25 /// Bomb Factory /// Dallas, TX*
More Dates and Cities HERE.
“In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy…”
In Music Festival World, is just another night where boys and girls can dress up as whatever they like and no one can say anything about it… The hard-core ragers turn on their LED gadgets while they step into their party dimension and stay hydrated. Fortunately for us, this was not our first rodeo.
We gathered our Halloween gear and got to Indy’s hottest event/concert venue, The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza, for Haunted Fest, Indy edition. WE were extra excited for A) Haunted Fest 2016 was so much fun, we loved it, B) it’s was here, INDY!! Which we’re so happy to see more of our favorite types of show come through our city, and C) Our close friend Jason Barth opened the show!
The Pavilion at the Pan Am Plaza is huge, great warehouse vibe with multiple elevated VIP areas, an ultra VIP area (that could use less lighting and more bass, give it that ultra lounge exclusivity) and bars (for the 21+) all through out. We did missed the silent disco, the outside little plaza would be ideal, plus it would make for the perfect spot to cool down.
Cash Cash rocked the stage with remixes of classic 90’s electronic beats. They rocked a killer mix of Eurythmics -Sweet Dreams, Nelly’s Ride with me and lots of their originals. Their vibe is always so dope and they put on a great show every time. Waka Flocka Flame, for us, totally changed the vibe… Personally, really into his music, but the crowed loved him. He does put on a fun interactive show. He brings his pose up on stage and got the crown hyped. Now, Yellow Claw, that’s totally up or wheel of loving. It’s amazing how music can transport you to a different time and place. I found myself dancing at Ultra Music Festival or Spring Awakening when some of his songs would play. That’s thing about musicians (Yes! I believe DJs/Producers are musicians), if you love them, they take you on an amazing journey with their songs and performances.
Haunted Fest 2017 was a huge success for us. The Pavilion downtown Indy is amazing and we’re so excited to see all the upcoming shows they have in store for us! Check out our Haunted Fest pix below.
Above & Beyond has announced their ‘Common Ground’ tour starting at the end of December. Tickets will be available from 9am PT to 12pm ET on October 26, pre-sale tickets will on Tuesday October 24 by signing-up at aboveandbeyond.nu/commonground. Above & Beyond will be bringing their amazingness to 25 North American cities, within those lucky 25 is Indy and we couldn’t be happier!! Ticket information: http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/tour
Full list of ‘Common Ground’ tour dates below, and ticket information can be found here: http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/commonground/tour/
Above & Beyond ‘Common Ground’ Tour dates:
12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Convention Center 12/30 – Calgary, AB – Big Four 12/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory 1/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore 1/26 – Washington, DC – Echostage 1/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center 2/1 – Toronto – Rebel 2/3 – Montreal – Laval 2/6 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground 2/8 – Syracuse, NY – Sl Hall at the Fairgrounds 2/9 – Worcester, MA – Palladium 2/15 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues 2/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre 2/17 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier Festival Hall 2/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit 2/21 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 2/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide 3/2 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 3/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre 3/9 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center 3/13 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 3/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 3/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater 3/17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy 3/18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte