<I Made Rock 'N' Roll
I Made Rock 'N' Roll

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01/ 05

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me more about the artists in the lineup?

Janelle Monáe

Multi-talented musician, songwriter, actress, writer, producer, and ten-time Grammy nominee, Janelle Monáe will headline the inaugural I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival. A trailblazer like artists such as George Clinton, Prince, Lauryn Hill, and OutKast, Monáe is both a student and teacher of Afro-Futurism. Their music surpasses genre and time, combining technology with raw creativity while utilizing theatrical storytelling to create new musical landscapes. From their musical compositions and electric live performances to their short fiction collection The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe exemplifies a core value of Rock ‘N’ Roll: creative and unapologetic self-expression. View official artist website.

Gary Clark Jr.

This four-time Grammy award-winning musician and performer exemplifies the deep connection between Blues and Rock ‘N’ Roll music. As a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, he has recorded with R&B artists including Alicia Keys and Childish Gambino and has collaborated with rock stars such as Foo Fighters, Tom Morello, and Sheryl Crow. His fourth studio album, This Land, was released in 2019. View official artist website.

Robert Randolph Band

A six-time Grammy nominee, Robert Randolph came onto the national scene as the front person of Robert Randolph and the Family Band in 2003 with its debut album Unclassified. The album’s high-energy infusion of Gospel and Rock, paired with Randolph’s pedal steel playing introduced a wider audience to the legacy of “sacred steel”, a style of pedal steel guitar playing popularized and passed down among African American Pentecostal churches. Unclassified was nominated for “Best Rock Gospel Album” at the 46th Grammy Awards. Robert Randolph and the Family Band has released two live albums and six studio albums, the latest being 2019’s Brighter Days. View official artist website.

Joy Oladokun

Singer-songwriter and musician Joy Oladokun was raised in a small farming community in Arizona, so it was seeing a video of Tracy Chapman—a queer, black woman with a guitar—in which Oladokun saw herself and decided to pick up the instrument. Her blend of folk, country, and rock has captivated listeners ever since. Her debut album In Defense of My Own Happiness (2021) topped year-end lists from American Songwriter, Billboard, and PopMatters and was nominated for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards. Her fourth studio album Proof of Life was released in 2023. View official artist website.

Meet Me @ The Altar

Since its founding in 2015, pop-punk band Meet Me @ the Altar (M.M.A.T.A.) has taken audiences by storm as a talented band of queer women of color on the pop-punk stage. From meeting and trading song ideas online to signing with Fueled By Ramen in 2020, the band has performed at Lollapalooza and TwitchCon and opened for Green Day. M.M.A.T.A. released its debut EP Model Citizen in 2021 and followed up with debut album Past // Present // Future in 2023. View official artist website.

Inner Peace

I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll proudly welcomes Indianapolis’s own Inner Peace to our inaugural festival. Known for its high-energy performances and charismatic frontman, Inner Peace is the result of Indy’s longtime collaborating rap and hardcore scenes. Featuring members of Big Hog, L.I.B., and The Resource Network, the band is fronted by rapper Drayco and was named an ‘Artist to Know’ by Revolver Magazine in 2023. View official artist Instagram.

What ticket and experience packages will be available for the festival?

All attendees of the I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival must have a General Admission ticket to enter the event. Attendees will have the option to purchase additional add-ons during the checkout process.

Learn more about available ticket and experience packages on our Tickets page!

Where is everything located within the venue? Can I see a site map?

Yes, CLICK HERE to view a site map so you can get a good idea of where everything is located within the venue. All attendees must check-in and go through security via the Main Entrance on N. Meridian Street.

When is each artist performing? Can I see a run-of-show schedule for the day?

Gates open at 12:00pm and the event has a hard curfew of 10:00pm. See a full festival lineup schedule HERE.*

*Please note that set times are subject the change.

Is re-entry allowed throughout the event?

No re-entry will be allowed during the festival. The gates will open at 12:00pm and the event has a hard curfew of 10:00pm.

We will have food trucks, vendors, activations, and live performances to keep you engaged and entertained all day long!

Is this an all-ages Festival or is there an age restriction?

This is an all-ages event. Children under 10 years of age can attend for free and do not need a ticket, but all other attendees will need a General Admission ticket to enter the venue.

**PLEASE NOTE: All children 16 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.**

What parking and transportation options are available at this venue?

With the I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival taking place in downtown Indianapolis, we recommend making your parking and transportation arrangements early. Please keep in mind that there is NO RE-ENTRY into the festival once you have entered the venue meaning that you will not be able to enter and exit the venue between sets. Parking and transportation options we recommend include:

  • Rideshare and carpooling. There will be (2) rideshare pickup and drop off locations at:
    • Meridian Street and North Street
    • Pennsylvania Street and St. Clair Street.
  • Public transportation. There are several IndyGo bus stops within walking distance of the American Legion Mall. Learn more and plan your route HERE.
  • Paid parking downtown. We recommend using Visit Indy’s Downtown Parking & Transportation Guide to find the best fit for your needs. Please note that you will not be able to leave the venue to refill your parking meter or move your car during the event if you wish to come back.
  • Pacers Bike Share. There are a few Indiana Pacers Bike Share pickup and drop-off locations near the venue. Learn more and plan your route HERE
I am coming in from out of town. Where should I stay?

Our preferred hotel partner for the 2024 I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival is The Alexander. Attendees of the festival can unlock a special rate on rooms by booking via this link while supplies last. Outside of The Alexander, there are a variety of fabulous hotel options in downtown Indianapolis.

What ADA and accessibility accommodations will you provide at this event?
  • The Festival will provide a secure section with unobstructed views for folks with additional accommodation needs as well as ASL interpreters on stage.
  • There will be a medical tent on-site for all attendees.
  • The terrain of this event is a well-maintained and level grass field.
  • There will be ADA-accessible restrooms available on-site.
  • There will be ADA-accessible parking near the festival via city-provided parking.

Need ADA tickets? Please contact the I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll box office team via phone (317-259-7029) or email at info@imaderocknroll.com and we will assist you!

Are chairs and blankets allowed at this festival?

Chairs and blankets will be permitted and there will be a designated area for ground seating at the event.

What are prohibited items to bring into the festival?
  • All firearms and guns (with or without a permit)
  • Bladed items of any kind
  • Coolers (unless medically necessary)
  • Beach umbrellas (normal umbrellas permitted)
  • Alcohol or controlled substances
  • Beach chairs 
  • Aerosols, including pepper/mace spray, sunscreen and bug spray
  • Fireworks, flammable liquids, and other explosive materials
  • Audio recording devices (unless you have been granted a Press Pass)
  • Monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks
  • Backpacks and other large bags
  • Beach balls and other inflatable items
  • Confetti, glitter (any items that may be thrown), and face paint
  • Bull horns, musical instruments, and other noisemakers
  • Hula hoops and juggling sticks
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laptops/tablets
  • Laser pens
  • Pets
  • Tents
  • Totems
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by management/staff
Can I bring in outside food and drink?

No outside food or drink will be allowed in. However, (1) factory-sealed or empty plastic water bottle per person is permitted. There will be a water refill station at the event!

Is this a rain or shine event?

Yes, this event will happen rain or shine! Should there be severe weather, our staff will notify you via our social media channels, email, and SMS messages. Unless temperatures or conditions are deemed dangerous by weather emergency professionals, the event will happen! All set times are subject to change due to weather.

Will there be refunds available for any reason?

No refunds will be permitted for the festival.

What food trucks will be available at this event?

We are excited to host these food trucks and vendors at the I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival:

  • T Day’s Jerk
  • Combos OTG
  • Black Leaf Vegan
  • Good Vegan Bad Vegan
  • Pronto Taco
  • The Garnacha Spot
  • Hert’s BBQ
  • Nicey Treat
What kind of festival activations (activities, vendors, and interactive exhibits) will be available on-site?

ACTIVATIONS

The long-standing presence of Black artistry in rock and roll will be highlighted in activations, such as the Sound Space, an immersive boxed-in space that will provide guests with an extraordinary A/V experience while displaying legendary performances by Black rock musicians, ranging from the inception of the genre to now. A giant rock history timeline will be a focal point of the festival in order to credit the true creators of rock and roll.

CUSTOM MERCH OPPORTUNITIES

I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll will feature a one-of-a-kind merch experience. In collaboration with Dickies and Howl + Hide, festival attendees will be able to design their own I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll overalls. Along with customizable overalls, there will be a thrifted denim jacket station where guests can add buttons, patches, and pins to fit their personal aesthetics. Custom guitar picks, jewelry, and many more exclusive clothing items will be available at the various merch and retail activations at the festival.

VENDORS & ENTREPRENEURS

Indianapolis-based entrepreneurs and restaurants will be on full display at the festival. Rock and Row will feature a rockstar lineup of local businesses, from record stores to full-time artists to jewelry-makers.

THE BACKYARD

Festival attendees are welcome to relax in The Backyard, a specially curated space for individuals and families to recharge, play games, and connect with each other. This area will feature lawn chairs, giant umbrellas for shade, phone-charging stations, and easy access to Food Truck Row. Here, guests can also enjoy various public art activations, such as the colorful artwork that will adorn the trees within American Legion Mall.

 

Learn more on our Festival Experience page!

Looking for other things to do, see, and eat while in Indianapolis for the Festival? Here's what we recommend!

Where go to/what to do:

  • Coming into the city early? Cheer on Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever during the home opener on Thursday, May 16th at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • Indianapolis Indians are home May 14 – 19
  • Indy 500 – Fast Friday Practice on Friday, May 17th
  • Indy 500 – Qualifying on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th
  • Broad Ripple Art Fair May 18 – May 20  

Where to eat:

  • St. Elmo’s and Harry & Izzy’s (home to the world’s spiciest shrimp cocktail sauce)
  • RH Indianapolis (reservation recommended)
  • Nationally-rated restaurants: Milktooth, Blubeard, Vida, Livery (Yelp’s top 100 list)
  • Foodhalls: The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks or The AMP at 16 Tech
  • Breakfast: Gallery Bistro & Bar, Love Handle, Sidedoor Bagel (be prepared for a line)
  • For cocktails:
    • Indy’s newest speakeasy: Mel’s
    • The Exchange for whiskey and craft cocktail lovers
    • Parlor Public House (coffee by day, cocktails by night)
    • BlankUS Luxury Lounge (live music)
    • Nowhere Special

Additional resources:

  • Visit Indy Daily Deals program offers various discounts for visitors. Top to mention:
    • Discounted admission to museums (Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg and more)
    • Discounts at restaurants
    • The Patron Saint (no cover)
I have a question that wasn't answered here. What can I do?

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