In The News: City Becoming Music Magnet

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Indianapolis’ success at living up to its self-proclaimed status as the amateur sports capital of the world is legendary. Now city and civic leaders are trying to build a similar hub of not-for-profit music organizations through a lower-key initiative dubbed MusicCrossroads.

Its first big score: the former Bands of America organization—now called Music for All Inc.— which relocated from Chicago in 2003. Momentum grew in 2007 and this year, when two other groups joined the chorus.

The effort targets groups with large events, but organizers want more than the temporary infusion of free-spending visitors such gatherings attract. MusicCrossroads wants the organizations to set up shop in Indianapolis.

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Posted by on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.