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Oct 07

Woofstock returns to Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Posted to Fishers, Indiana on October 7, 2016 at 1:48 PM by Blog Admin

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is the only open-admission, no-kill shelter in the state, servicing Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. The shelter takes in an average of 3,000 animals annually and has a 98 percent placement rate, compared to the nation’s 36 percent average placement rate.

To maintain its operations, Hamilton County Humane Society relies heavily on the proceeds of special events like Woofstock in addition to private donations, adoption and service fees, corporate sponsorships, membership and grants.

Woofstock is a festival in celebration of the relationship between dogs and their owners. the festival offers dog owners the opportunity to pamper and play with their dogs while also learning about responsible pet ownership, pet adoption and the programs and resources offered by the Humane Society for Hamilton County.




Woofstock will kick off with the Woof It & Hoof It Charity Dog Walk which helps raise money to save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals. One hundred percent of the funds raised during Woof It & Hoof It will go to HSHC’s Survivor program, which provides emergency medical care and treatment to HSHC animals. For the first time, this year’s Woofstock will include the Woofstock Pops Concert Presented by WZPL featuring national pops acts Jojo and Jordan Fisher. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Survivor Program Fast Facts:

$2,000 – average cost to cover surgery for an animal after being hit by a car

$500 – average cost to cover the surgery to remove dangerous masses or correct an eye defect

$300 – average cost to save the life of a heartworm positive dog

$100 – average cost to disinfect the shelter for one week in order to prevent the spread of illness

Oct. 8, 2-9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Woof It & Hoof It
Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m. (registration begins at 12:45 p.m.)
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Woofstock Pops Concert presented by WZPL feat. Jojo & Jordan Fisher
7 p.m., Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

If you’re unable to attend Woofstock, but would still like to support the Humane Society for Hamilton County, visit

Sep 02

4th Annual J&J Winery Blues Fest Returns to Fishers’ Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Posted to Fishers, Indiana on September 2, 2016 at 2:20 PM by Blog Admin

The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater is the place to be this Labor Day weekend! The 4th Annual Blues Fest returns this year with two free nights of music on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3.


The festival features 10 local acts, including:

Friday, Sept. 2 | 7 p.m.

Doug Henthorn
Hurricane Ruth
Arthur James
The Ambassadors
Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel

Saturday, Sept. 3 | 6 p.m.
Bullet Proof Sound
On Cue
The Ambassadors
Rev Charlie 
Gene Deer

This year’s event will honor local blues musician, Gene Deer. Deer is known as Indiana’s “Blues Man” playing more than 250 shows annually.


Patrons are welcome to bring personal coolers into the venue or purchase from Neighborhood Pizza and J&J Winery on site. Be sure to bring your blankets or lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a weekend full of great music and entertainment. 


Feb 12

Preview: Fishers First State of the City Address

Posted to Fishers, Indiana on February 12, 2015 at 3:47 PM by Blog Admin

Next week, Mayor Scott Fadness will deliver his first State of the City address to an audience of residents, business owners and community stakeholders at Fishers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon.

In his address, Mayor Fadness will further the conversation about the future of Fishers and share upcoming initiatives with the community.

As Mayor Fadness expressed in his first mayoral speech at the inaugural ceremony last December, the ultimate goal we can all share moving forward is the establishment of a smart, vibrant entrepreneurial community. 


Next week, Mayor Fadness will begin to explain what a smart, vibrant entrepreneurial community looks like and engage the community to fully understand how this vision affects day-to-day life in Fishers.

In Fishers, we are blessed with highly-educated, capable and talented residents and we know that our government should be reflective of that. A smart city is one that provides local services efficiently and effectively, is planned with thoughtful purpose and intent and has an educated workforce and culture of excellence in education. In his address, Mayor Fadness will explain work both planned and already underway to further the vision of a smart community including the development of a citywide comprehensive plan and the HSE Funding Formula initiative

In order to foster a vibrant community, we must not focus only on areas of growth, but maintain the integrity of all neighborhoods. The State of the City will outline revitalization efforts both in commercial corridors and residential neighborhoods. Our efforts to be a vibrant community also include cultivating a sense of community. Next week, Mayor Fadness will explain how our Parks Department is working to develop more community wide events, many of which will surely take place at the gathering place for residents, The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. 


We know that entrepreneurs drive economies. Through our unique partnership with Launch Fishers, which now boasts over 400 members, we are committed to helping grow and develop local entrepreneurs and their business enterprises. Already, entrepreneurs nationwide are taking notice of the budding entrepreneurial culture here in Fishers;  LA based entrepreneur Anderson Schoenrock will soon move his consumer brands business to Fishers to be a part of it.  This year, we’re excited to continue to offer our support to Launch Fishers, knowing that the activity therein is critical to our overall economic ecosystem. In the State of the City address, Mayor Fadness will discuss the many ways we’re working to truly become that entrepreneurial city that he’s envisioned.

Registration is available for the luncheon at A live stream will be available for viewing during the event and archived at Residents can also follow along on Twitter by following @FishersIN. All tweets about the State of the City will be tagged #FishersSOTC15.