She said there’s much to be gained by staying in Speedway for the evening.
“A lot of people have their own family activities on Saturday,” Harris said, “so we thought Friday would be a good kick-off party to start the weekend. We want people to come to Speedway and stay in Speedway instead of going to Broad Ripple or downtown.
“(The event) helps the businesses because it brings people to Main Street who might not get there otherwise. Local restaurants benefit.”
Harris said town officials are working hard to show visitors and residents alike how much Speedway has to offer. Long after the race is gone, she said there’s still plenty to do in Speedway.
“We’re building more things,” she said. “Dallara has a fan experience. Sarah Fisher Racing will eventually open a fan experience. We’re slowly adding new restaurants and we’d like it to be up and down Main Street throughout the year. We’re unique in that sort of thing.”
The live music area will be at 15th and Main streets. There will be a tent in the event that inclement weather forces adjustments.
For more information, visit the website at speedwaychamber.com.
Just the facts
WHAT: Rockin’ on Main
WHEN: 5 to 11 p.m. May 24
WHERE: 15th and Main Street, Speedway