Final Four weekend entertainment a slam dunk

Lady Antebellum gets ready to take the stage during Fan Fest. (WISH Photo/Lindsay Stalf)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — City organizers say Final Four weekend is proving to be a success. Between concerts, fan fest and basketball, thousands are in Indy to witness all the city has to offer.

For the second night in a row White River State Park reached its capacity of 25,000 people. First, Saturday night for Rihanna and then again Sunday night for Jam Fest featuring Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band.

“We couldn’t even get in, but we’re enjoying it, trying to see the screen through the sunlight,” said Verna Hill of Martinsville, while standing outside the concert.

The crowds weren’t only record breaking at White River State Park, but also at the convention center for Fan Fest

“It’s fantastic, having a great time,” said Chandler Bentley, a Wisconsin fan.

Numbers are still being crunched, but Visit Indy says the crowds for this Final Four could beat those from the last time the city hosted.

“Based on what we’re seeing today, very healthy, very encouraging as we round out the weekend and head into the final stretch,” said Chris Gahl of Visit Indy

The final stretch is Monday when Duke faces Wisconsin for its 5th championship title.

“Duke beat us earlier in the year. I think we’re a whole different team now,” said Cory Beaulier, a Wisconsin fan.

“I think we got this. Championship for Duke!” Said Annette Seabrook, a Duke fan.

If Wisconsin wins it’ll be their first championship since 1941. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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