The Weekend Classic to Play the Hoosier Dome


On Saturday, Nov. 11, you’ll want to head to the Hoosier Dome near Fountain Square to check out The Weekend Classic, Riot Shield, Freshman Year, Misunderstood, and Setting Color tear up the stage for a few hours.

The Weekend Classic

Hailing from Madison, Indiana, alternative rockers The Weekend Classic are starting to make serious moves in this crazy music industry. On tour to support the band’s EP, “More Alive” — which was produced by New Found Glory frontman Chad Gilbert and engineered by former Yellowcard leader Ryan Key — the Midwestern four-piece offers hard-hitting, emotional tracks that clearly are influenced by the aforementioned pop-punk veterans.

With a new EP, a month-long headlining tour, and some of pop-punk’s best in their corner, it’s not difficult to see The Weekend Classic carving out a spot in the industry for years to come. As far as we’re concerned, checking them out in an intimate setting like the Hoosier Dome is a must, since it may be one of the last chances to do so. To learn more about The Weekend Classic, check out their website.

Riot Shield

Out of Terre Haute, Indiana comes punk-rockers Riot Shield. This four-piece, led by vocalist and guitarist Nathan Gray,  gets a much-deserved opportunity to play an Indianapolis show at one of the best venues for pop-punk in the city. Riding high after the 2016 release of their EP, “Not the Same,” Riot Shield is looking to attract a bigger following and thanks to the band’s grizzled vocals and catchy guitar licks, there’s a good chance of that happening. Check out their Facebook page to learn more.

Freshman Year

For the crew from Freshman Year, this is a home show. Hailing from Indianapolis, these four pop-punkers are ready to get noticed. Still in the early stages, you won’t find a lot of music from them. However, the band did release a Four Year Strong-esque track called “Conflicted” back in September and, if that song is any indication of the band’s talent, this four-piece has the potential to go places. Visit the band’s Facebook page for more information.


Out of Richmond, Indiana, Misunderstood is a long-standing garage-punk band with a lot of heart and a loyal following. Formed back in 2006 by singer/guitarist Lyn-Z, then just 15 years old, this trio has never stopped loving the music and it shows in their songs. To find out more about Misunderstood, check out the band’s Facebook page.

Setting Color

Rounding out the Indiana-only show is Setting Color, a self-described “Midwest band with a pop-punk core.” This five-piece is led by vocalist Julia Hershey, whose fantastic melodies and heartfelt lyrics evoke a serious Paramore vibe. Already signed to E2A Music Group, Setting Color is clearly going places. You’ll definitely want to look out for them. To learn more about this group, check out their website and Facebook page.


There’s nothing better than supporting local, homegrown music. This shows affords you the opportunity to check out five different acts from all over Indiana. The show starts at 6:30 P.M. and tickets range from $12 to $15.

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