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NCAA Final Four Fan Fest Tickets Now Available

February 8, 2015 Leave a comment
Indiana Convention Center

Final Four Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center, Apr. 3-6, 2015. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corporation

Tickets to the NCAA® Final Four® Fan Fest presented by Capital One are now available to the general public. Fans who purchase tickets this week will be rewarded with a 50 percent off discount. Regularly-priced tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11, current college students with valid ID, senior citizens ages 55+ and military personnel. Ages 2 and under are free. Fans can purchase tickets at

The event is open Friday, April 3 from Noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 5 from Noon to 8 p.m., and Monday, April 6 from Noon to 8 p.m. Final Four Fan Fest is scheduled for the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets are good for one day of the event.

Fan Fest is the ultimate pregame destination. A budget-friendly, four-day indoor interactive event, Fan Fest targets basketball fans and fans of all NCAA sports by offering them a chance to meet legendary coaches and former college stars at exclusive autograph sessions, sign up for daily youth clinics, and participate in a host of sport activities ranging from basketball to lacrosse to hockey and more. The weekend also boasts a variety of unique entertainment including the annual Final Four Pep Rally featuring the bands and cheerleaders from the four participating NCAA teams.

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four Weekend includes fan events surrounding the national semifinals and championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. Information is available at as well as @FinalFour on both Twitter and These events include:

– Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One at the Indiana Convention Center Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 6

– NCAA March Madness Music Festival at White River State Park, a three-day event including the AT&T Block Party (April 3), Coca-Cola Zero Countdown (April 4) and the Capital One JamFest (April 5)

– Reese’s Final Four Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, April 3, featuring open practices by all four teams and the Reese’s College All-Star Game

– Northwestern Mutual Road to the Final Four 5K beginning at the NCAA Hall of Champions on Saturday, April 4

– Youth initiatives including Coca-Cola NCAA Youth Clinics at four locations on Saturday, April 4, and the Final Four Dribble refreshed by Coca-Cola in Downtown Indianapolis on Sunday, April 5.

For more information, visit

Call for Artisans and Craftsmen in Switzerland County

February 8, 2015 Leave a comment
Community Art Center in Vevay, Indiana.

Community Art Center in Vevay, Indiana. Photo provided by Switzerland County Tourism.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism

Switzerland County Tourism in Indiana invites Switzerland County artists and craftsmen to participate in the “Artisans Tour of Switzerland County.” The event will take place throughout galleries, home studios, and businesses in Switzerland County on May 2 & 3 from 10am-4pm. There is no charge to participate but artists must pre-register by calling (812) 427-3237 or by e-mailing by April 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Artisans can reside outside of Switzerland County but must display their work within the county limits. Businesses, galleries and participating artists are asked to share spare space with others who may wish to join the tour. Demonstrations in all mediums are encouraged. A map of artisan locations will be distributed throughout the tour.

Art glass, quilts, weaving, jewelry, baskets, ceramics, painting, sculpture, woodworking, photography and artful reuse are examples of mediums on display. A showcase of items from participating artists will be on display at the Community Art Center in Vevay during the May 1 Vevay’s First Friday.

For more information telephone (812) 427-3237 or e-mail Information on lodging, county events and local businesses be found on to the Switzerland County Tourism website at or join the Artisans Tour of Switzerland County Facebook page.