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Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Deer Creek
Noblesville Deer Creek.jpg
Coordinates 40°00′19″N 85°55′52″W / 40.00516°N 85.931061°W / 40.00516; -85.931061Coordinates: 40°00′19″N 85°55′52″W / 40.00516°N 85.931061°W / 40.00516; -85.931061
Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Location Noblesville, Indiana
Owner Live Nation
Former name(s) Deer Creek Music Center
Seating type reserved, lawn
Capacity 24,000

The Verizon Wireless Music Center (formerly known as Deer Creek Music Center) is an outdoor amphitheater owned by Live Nation located in Noblesville, Indiana. The center is the largest outdoor music venue in central Indiana with 6,000 seats under a pavilion and 18,000 general admission lawn seats. It is used mainly for large concerts but is frequently a host for high school graduations and as recently as October 17, 2008, a public speech venue for Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin.

Concerts and Music Festivals

Verizon Wireless Music Center is a large open-air concert venue capable of hosting live, high-profile concerts. This facility is capable of hosting outdoor music festivals, such as Ozzfest, Van's Warped Tour, and Farmaid.

When it was known as Deer Creek Music Center, the Grateful Dead performed on July 2, 1995, in one of their final concerts before their last venue at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, on July 9, 1995. During the Dead's visit, a number of fans stormed a rear fence, attempting to enter without paid admission. As a result, the Dead's last concert at the facility on the following night was canceled. Musician Keller Williams memorialized this gate-crashing event in his song "Gate Crashers Suck."

Verizon Wireless Music Center was ranked 5th in the nation for ticket sales in 2006.


Possible Sale

On December 28, 2006, Live Nation, the owner of the music center, confirmed they were putting up for sale the 203 acres (0.82 km2) of land that currently holds the Verizon Wireless Music Center. Regardless of the sale, Live Nation said it was committed to the 2007 concert season.

As of June 9, 2007, the Indianapolis Business Journal, a local business newspaper, reported, "But no acceptable offers have been received, and several local brokers say the unofficial asking price of more than $40 million is outrageous."2

On August 15, 2007, the Indianapolis Business Journal had a new report stating "Noblesville's Verizon Wireless Music Center is no longer for sale and will host a full lineup of shows in 2008, the facility's general manager, Steve Finkel, told IBJ this afternoon."

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