Hoosier Park Announces Kool & The Gang and Thunder From Down Under in Early 2018


Tickets On Sale for Both Shows Friday, December 22, 2017

Anderson, Ind.December 19, 2017 Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced today that both Kool & The Gang and Australia’s Thunder From Down Under will return to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in early 2018. Kool & The Gang will perform live in The Terrace Showroom on Saturday, Feb. 3 and Thunder from Down Under will perform two shows in The Terrace Showroom on Saturday, March 24. Tickets are on sale for both acts on Friday, Dec. 22 via Ticketmaster or Shelby’s Gifts at Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand and start at $35.

Kool & The Gang, returning to Hoosier Park on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m., has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Jungle Boogie, and Summer Madness, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

Australia’s Thunder from Down Under returns to The Terrace Showroom on Saturday, March 24 with shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Known as the perfect girls night out and Australia’s hottest export, the show features chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor, and boy-next-door charm. Thunder is a fully interactive experience and available for fans 18 years or older.

Also returning to The Terrace Showroom stage is The Fighting Jamesons, a popular Celtic rock band, on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. As a part of Hoosier Park’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities, the band will play both evenings at 9 p.m.

“Hoosier Park is known for world-class entertainment, and we’re excited to kick off 2018 with three incredible fan-favorites,” said Becky Young, Hoosier Park’s vice president of marketing. “Kool & The Gang, Thunder From Down Under and The Fighting Jamesons all put on incredible shows at Hoosier Park in the past, and we’re happy to bring them back once again for our guests.”

About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino holds multiple awards for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Downtown Indianapolis and Winner’s Circle OTB & VooDoo BBQ & Grill in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information on upcoming entertainment and promotions at Hoosier Park visit www.hoosierpark.com.