Destination: Indianapolis, IN by Monica Yasher

Posted on 5/02/2010 by Monica Yasher

Heelllooo Race fans!  This month we are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for 200 laps for the Indy 500, which takes place on Sunday, May 30. But at the end of the day, you have all of that adrenaline going and you aren't quite ready to go back to the hotel.  So when the race is over and dis is it.  Where do you go? 

Why it's the Slippery Noodle!  Though Indianapolis doesn't have any big blues concerts on the calendar for May, they do have a jewel of a place in the Slippery Noodle, that hosts a blues event nightly! 

So if you arrive a few days early to the race, or wish to leave a few days late, there are more than just noodles at this place!   They also accept reservations up to 8 pm daily.  If you are running short on cash, there is an ATM on site and, of course, they accept all major credit cards.

The Slippery Noodle hours are as follows, and sometimes you can see my friend, Gary Applegate there:

Monday 11 am to 3 am
Blues start at 8:30

Tuesday 11 am to 3 am
Blues start at 8:30

Wednesday 11 am to 3 am
Blues start at 8:30 and it is a Jam with different hosts weekly!

Thursday 11 am to 3 am with a $5 cover
Blues start at 9

Friday 11 am to 3 am with a $5 cover
Blues start at 9 with not one but 2 bands!

Saturday 12 noon to 3 am with a $5 cover
Blues start at 9 with 2 bands!

Sunday 4 pm to 12:30 am
Blues start at 8:30

If the Slippery Noodle isn't your cup of tea, there are other venues that support the blues in Indianapolis.

Big Cities Lounge
Rockford's Home for Jazz & Blues
905 E State St (State & 5th St), Rockford IL

Bills Blues, which is also offers music 7 days a week
1029 Davis Street, Evanston IL

Speaking of supporting the blues, check out their blues society. The Crossroads Blues Society (CBS for short),
P. O.Box 722, Freeport, IL  61032.  They also have a Facebook page and Myspace page, if you are looking for a more information on the society.  The groups primary initiative is the Blues In The Schools Program. Since inception in 2002, their BITS programs has touched approximately 20,000 students through over 70 programs that they have provided in the Northern Illinois area!

Their blues festival, which supports the BITS program, will be held on August 28, 2010.  If you could, please support this group in their efforts.  To read more about the festival, here it is!

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