Indianapolis airport welcoming Indy 500 visitors with ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis International Airport is revving up for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Beginning this week, airport visitors will hear Jim Nabors’ final performance of “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the call to “start your engines” as they enter and leave the terminal.

The music will be accompanied by an interactive light show over the pedestrian bridge and moving walkway. The light show, called “Connections,” was designed by Electroland based in Los Angeles.

This is just part of a series of art installations celebrating the month of May at the airport. Airport visitors will also see a slice of the Indy 500 through two new art exhibits. The exhibits in the airport’s ticket hall, just past the ticket counters, celebrate the historic 100th running of the race now through June.

“This isn’t just a typical race, this is the 100th running of the Indy 500, a piece of Indiana history, and we wanted to show our respects to this American cultural phenomenon,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority.