HI-FI has announced new age restrictions for select shows at its venue. The changes allow fans 18 years of age or older to attend HI-FI concerts for the first time. Adjusted age restrictions will take effect over the course of the next month and continue to roll out on a show-by-show basis with updates posted on the respective event listings at hifiindy.com.
In addition, HI-FI recently announced the opening of its new restaurant, Easy Rider Diner, located in Fountain Square in downtown Indianapolis, which features a Southwestern comfort food menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This new restaurant now connects HI-FI and HI-FI Annex (outdoor venue) and provides the ability to create a unique entertainment complex to pave the way for these changes.
“Cultivating artists and creating live music experiences is what we do and it’s exciting to expand these offerings and experiences to a new demographic,” said HI-FI and Easy Rider co-owner Josh Baker. “The expansion of HI-FI with the addition of our new restaurant (Easy Rider Diner) allows us to close the loop on our original vision of creating a live entertainment hub in the heart of Fountain Square and complement our live music experiences with great food for our guests.”
The Indy Music Strategy, a study by the Indy Chamber and economic consultancy Sound Diplomacy, cited that music and its surrounding industries account for over $1B in economic impact for Indianapolis annually. Creating more opportunities and access for younger artists and audiences is important as Indianapolis looks to grow the creative economy. Sound Diplomacy’s founder, Shain Shapiro, notes that “a thriving music ecosystem is inclusive of everyone, no matter their age. This change will create significant opportunities not just for HI-FI, but other venues across Indy. It is a demonstrable result of the study, yes, but more importantly the incredible work of Indy’s music entrepreneurs, actors, policymakers and musicians to continue to move the needle forward”
Wasserman Entertainment agent Jackie Nalpant (Sylvan Esso, Local Natives, Goth Babe, Hippo Campus) says, “Indy has always been a challenge for touring acts with the lack of all ages options at the club level. This positively impacts our ability to route more shows through the market.”
HI-FI continues to produce all ages shows in its outdoor venue, HI-FI Annex. Baker adds, “These new changes simply allow us to continue doing what we are already doing in The Annex, only at our indoor stage – year-round.”
The focal point of Indy’s Music Strategy identified the need for more all ages venues. “HI-FI’s new changes reflect a step in the right direction towards providing more live music options to a younger fan base, ultimately building a more creative city. Having a viable all ages option provides us another avenue to continue developing young artists,” said HI-FI & Easy Rider co-owner Dan Kemer.
HI-FI is currently developing a Frequently Asked Questions page for its new guests who fall between the ages of 18 and 21, with information on what to expect when attending shows. Jason King, HI-FI Partner, Senior Talent Buyer, adds “It’s important to deliver a consistent customer experience, regardless of age. We want to empower this new audience with all the information and guidelines needed for them to enjoy the show.”
UPCOMING SHOWS WITH AGE RESTRICTION CHANGES
Huckleberry Funk w/ The Vindys at HI-FI Friday, October 21st | 18+ | Tickets
Tigercub w/ Pat & The Pissers, Moon Goons at HI-FI Tuesday, October 25th | 18+ | Tickets
Amanda Shires w/ Honey Harper at HI-FI Friday, October 28th | 18+ | Tickets
The Cadillac Three w/ Everette at HI-FI Saturday, October 29th | 18+ | Tickets
Arise Roots w/ IndyCa at HI-FI Tuesday, November 1st | 18+ | Tickets
Stay Outside w/ Antlerhead, Spring Term at HI-FI Saturday, November 5th | 18+ | Tickets
Nightly w/ vaultboy at HI-FI Thursday, November 10th | 18+ | Tickets
Sun Room w/ Special Guests at HI-FI Saturday, November 12th | 18+ | Tickets
Welshly Arms + Motherfolk at HI-FI Tuesday, November 15th | 18+ | Tickets
Andy Frasco & the U.N. w/ Little Stranger at HI-FI Thursday, November 17th | 18+ | Tickets
Slaughter Beach, Dog w/ 2nd Grade at HI-FI Saturday, November 19th | 18+ | Tickets
Minnesota w/ Special Guests at HI-FI Friday, December 2nd | 18+ | Tickets
Bendigo Fletcher w/ Special Guests at HI-FI Saturday, December 3rd | 18+ | Tickets
Avi Kaplan w/ Maddie Poppe at HI-FI Saturday, December 10th | 18+ | Tickets
Tickets for shows can be purchased online at hifiindy.com, at The Virginia Avenue Mercantile & HI-FI Box Office M-F 10am to 6pm, or one hour prior to doors on event nights at either HI-FI Annex box office on St. Patrick Street or the HI-FI box office on Virginia Avenue. HI-FI Annex shows are open to all ages (unless stated otherwise). All shows are general admission, standing room only unless otherwise noted. A limited amount of VIP seating upgrades are available for select shows by contacting email@example.com.
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ABOUT HI-FI, HI-FI Annex, LO-FI Lounge
HI-FI and its entertainment complex features three live music venues (HI-FI, HI-FI Annex and LO-FI Lounge) and new restaurant – Easy Rider Diner. HI-FI is located in the Murphy Arts Building in the heart of Fountain Square on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Both venues have received numerous accolades, including Pollstar’s Top 50 Live Music Clubs Worldwide and “Best Music Venue in Indianapolis” from IndyStar. HI-FI has emerged as a fan favorite due to its intimate setting and incredible sound quality, with fans traveling from all over the Midwest to catch a show. HI-FI has had a long history of introducing Central Indiana music fans to the best new artists locally, regionally and nationally.
Josh Baker, HI-FI & Easy Rider
Andrea Hawman, @ELEVATE