Lady Antebellum’s Upcoming Indiana State Fair Show Will Be Relocated
After Saturday night's fatal stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, a number of artists, including Lady Antebellum, were left to wonder where or if they'd set up to play their scheduled dates at the fair. The country trio is scheduled to perform on Friday. Janet Jackson and Maroon 5 are scheduled for earlier in the week.
Indianapolis area TV station WTHR reports that there will be no more concerts at the fairground's outdoor grandstand stage, but all future shows will be relocated. The grandstand was destroyed when a 60-70 mph gust of wind toppled the light and sound rigging, killing five and injuring 45. A new venue has not been decided, but options include Conseco Fieldhouse, the Verizon Wireless Music Center and the lawn at White River State Park.
This morning, the Indiana State Fair re-opened after closing on Sunday. An early morning memorial paid tribute to the five killed. Governor Mitch Daniels spoke not only about the lives lost, but about the heroes who rushed toward the scene and pulled others from beneath the scaffolding.