Nov 09 2019
Shining a Light

Shining a Light

Presented by Lilly Endowment at Monument Circle

Usher in Veteran’s Day and recognize those who have and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Activating for the first time, brand-new, high-tech video and lighting projections, new staging and surround sound elements.

The public is invited to attend this free event featuring entertainment from Clayton Anderson, veteran-owned food and beer garden and vendor activations.

As evening falls, attention will be drawn to the buildings of the Southeast Quadrant as the debut of Indy’s Signature Salute captivates and inspires all who gather. The five-minute program will bask the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in spectacular lighting with a synchronized original score from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra written by Emmy Award winner John Colby. Coordinated video and light projections featuring images of historic significance will unfold across the surrounding building facades and statues on the Monument will be illuminated. As the music crescendos, four intense beams of light will soar skyward from each quadrant illuminating Victory (atop the Monument), signaling Indianapolis as the Crossroads of America.

This event is free and open to the public.

Performance by local country music sensation, Clayton Anderson
U.S. Air Force and Indiana National Guard activations
Speeches and festive presentations from local and state dignitaries
Premiere of Indy’s new multimillion dollar Signature Salute at 5:45 p.m.
Veteran-owned food, beer and spirit garden featuring Hard Truth/Quaff On! Brewing and Hotel Tango Distillery

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2019/11/09 - 2019/11/09

Location Info

Monument Circle

1 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204