Gen Con is proud to announce that Grammy Award winning recording artists They Might Be Giants will play an exclusive concert to celebrate Gen Con 50 on the evening of Thursday, August 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. More concert details will finalize in the coming weeks, but Gen Con attendees will be able to purchase tickets when Event Registration opens on Sunday, May 28 at noon (Eastern) at gencon.com.
“Gen Con attendees are some of the most passionate, loyal people in the world, and we wanted to create yet another memorable, ‘can’t miss experience’ for them for Gen Con 50,” says Gen Con CEO/Owner, Adrian Swartout. “They Might Be Giants has an impressive catalog of music that spans decades, and we hope that this concert sparks wonderful new memories for gamers of all ages.”
This marks Gen Con’s first use of Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home to the NBA’s Indianapolis Pacers, which adds onto the already large footprint of the entire Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and seven participating hotel convention spaces.
The They Might Be Giants concert marks the first of several Gen Con 50 announcements, so expect more cool surprises soon!
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