Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Formerly known as the Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana’s largest outdoor music venue has been renamed to the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center as of 2017!
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The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center is a giant outdoor amphitheater located in the Noblesville, Indiana. With a seating capacity of 24,000, it’s the largest outdoor venue in the Indianapolis area. Although the venue is primarily used for concerts, it occasionally hosts political rallies and high school graduations.
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center History
The venue first opened its doors in 1989 and has gone through three name changes since its opening year. The venue sits along Sand Creek near Indiana’s former Route 238. The venue was built by Sunshine Promotions, but is now owned and operated by Live Nation Entertainment.
The amphitheater was originally known as Deer Creek Music Center and was later renamed to Verizon Wireless Music Center. In 2011, Klipsch Group, Inc. purchased the naming rights to the venue and renamed the amphitheater to Klipsch Music Center. In 2017 the venue was then renamed to Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center.
Notable Concerts and Festivals At Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center features 6,000 seats under its pavilion and another 18,000 general admission seats in the lawn area. Its massive seating capacity has allowed the venue to host some of the biggest concerts and festivals in the music industry. Some of the most notable and memorable events include:
- Mayhem Festival
- H.O.R.D.E. Festival
- Vans Warped Tour
- Family Values Tour
- Anger Management Tour
Between 1989 and 1995, the Grateful Dead had 15 shows scheduled, but only played 14. In 1995, a large group of fans stormed a rear fence at the arena in an attempt to enter the show without paying admission. The band was forced to cancel their last concert.
Phish also performed and recorded their August 13, 1996 show at the venue. The show was later released in a live album. The band has played at the arena a total of 25 times.
Rihanna was scheduled to perform at the venue in 2010, but the show was canceled due to low ticket sales.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed at the venue in 2013 and set a new attendance record for the music center with more than 24,000 fans attending the show.