Concert season at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center starts this week with concerts featuring Slayer on Thursday and The Who on Saturday. More than 20,000 fans attend some of the more popular concerts creating a rapid, short-lived influx of traffic. Motorists traveling in the area of the concert venue should expect increased traffic, generally beginning about two hours before concert time. Evening concerts usually end between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. creating another brief period of traffic congestion. Access to Hamilton Town Center and other businesses and restaurants as well as traffic at Exit 210 (Campus Parkway) of I-69 may be affected by concert traffic. NOTE: Greenfield Avenue at Howe Road is currently closed for construction.
Law enforcement officers are stationed around the music center on concert days to facilitate traffic flow through the area. Please plan to leave early, especially during larger concerts, and practice patience and courtesy during potential traffic congestion. Traffic from the north is encouraged to use State Road 38 and Olio Road or Boden Road.
In addition to deputies and officers assisting with traffic around Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, the Hamilton County Traffic Safety Partnership regularly patrols the area to promote traffic safety, especially compliance with Indiana’s seatbelt and impaired driving laws. Please remember to buckle up and if using alcohol, do so responsibly. The Traffic Safety Partnership is composed of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Carmel Police, Cicero Police, Fishers Police, Noblesville Police, and Westfield Police along with assistance from the Indiana State Police and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.