2024 Music for All National Festival Spectator Guide

Hotels & Parking

Courtyard by Marriott
601 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Mariott Indianapolis Downtown
501 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
601 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229

Hotel Parking
Music for All does not control parking prices at any of the Festival hotels or venues. Prices are subject to change, so check each hotel’s website for the most up-to-date information on rates.

Downtown Indianapolis Map

Performance Venues & Parking

Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University
4602 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Parking: Car parking is available for an hourly fee in the Sunset Avenue Parking Garage – directly north of both Butler venues. View Butler campus map.

Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University
610 W. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Parking: Car parking is available for an hourly fee in the Sunset Avenue Parking Garage – directly north of both Butler venues. View Butler campus map.

Warren Performing Arts Center
9500 E. 16th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229
Parking: Free parking is available in the lots directly west of the WPAC.

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts
1 Carter Green
Carmel, IN 46032
Parking: Free parking is available on the street surrounding the theater and the city’s self-park garages. The nearest garage is at Center Public Parking directly south of the Palladium and Carter Green.

Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Parking: Free parking is in available in the lot north of the building.

Atherton Union, Butler University704 W. Hampton Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Buca di Beppo Downtown35 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Old Spaghetti Factory Carmel918 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032
Punch Bowl Social Downtown120 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Songbook Lounge at the Palladium1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032
Souvenirs: Merchandise and Photos

PepWear will be on-site selling Festival merchandise. PepWear will be located on the 3rd floor of the JW Marriott and the lobby of Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Merchandise, including the official National Festival shirt, will be for sale.

Jolesch Enterprises will be on-site selling Festival photos on the 3rd floor of the JW Marriott.

Souvenir Hours and Locations
Clowes Hall Lobby

  • Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday, 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

JW Marriott Third Floor

  • Wednesday, 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, 6:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

All scholastic ensemble concerts are free of charge and no tickets are required for entry.

This includes:
National Concert Band Festival
Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival
Orchestra America National Festival
Chamber Music National Festival

Tickets and Admission to Concert Venues

Festival Package Holders: Every student and adult with a Festival Package has admission to most festival events, including either the Honor Band of America Concert or the Jazz Band of America Concert (ticketed event). Directors, students, and chaperones will be given a name badge that will admit them to all areas. Please ensure your students and chaperones wear their name badges to gain access to Festival activities.

Attendees without Festival Package: Non-package-holding attendees are still able to attend scholastic concerts for free. Honor Ensemble concert attendance requires the purchase of a ticket. Tickets can be purchased here:

Banquet Tickets

If you are not purchasing a festival package but would like to attend the Festival Ensemble Student Banquet or the Honor Ensemble Student Banquet, fill out this form to purchase individual banquet tickets


All transportation in and around the Indy metro area is the attendee’s responsibility. All official Festival hotels are all connected or within walking distance from one another in downtown Indianapolis. Venues are not within walking distance of hotels or each other. Be sure to look at a map in advance as you plan your transportation.

Driving in Indianapolis
Like other metropolitan areas, Indianapolis experiences rush hour times. The metropolitan area consists of a radius of approximately 20 miles from the downtown city center. Rush hour times in Indianapolis run from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please allow extra travel time for traffic and inclement weather.

Getting Around Indianapolis
The central core of downtown Indianapolis is compact.

Weather & Dress Guidelines

Indianapolis weather varies during March.
The average temperature is 45 degrees. Highs range from 30 to 60 degrees, and lows range from 20 to 40 degrees. 
Snow and/or rain is possible, so pack smart and check weather forecast before leaving home.

Dress Guidelines
The following dress guidelines have been issued to student and director attendees. You may wish to dress accordingly during your time in Indianapolis.

The expected dress at National Festival is business casual. Please avoid jeans, shorts, and casualwear during the week’s activities except for the Student Social. The Student Social is an opportunity for casualwear (jeans, t-shirts, etc.). For the Saturday evening banquets we ask that each ensemble dress in semi-formal attire (jacket/tie, concert attire, etc.).

What's Nearby?

If you find yourself in need of any essentials during your stay in Indianapolis, here are the closest stores: