Sugarland Fans Start Lining Up at 5 a.m. for Indy Show

Many of those injured in deadly Aug. 13 stage collapse expected at tonight’s free concert.

Sugarland fans started lining up at 5 Friday (Oct. 28) for the duo's return to Indianapolis, a little more than two months after a stage collapse killed seven fans and injured about 50 others, Indy TV stations report.

Sugarland distributed free tickets through Ticketmaster, giving first preference to those who had tix for the Aug. 13 show at the Indiana State Fair. Storm winds blew staging over onto Sugarland's crowd just before the show was to start, landing on dozens of fleeing fans.

One of tonight's opening acts, Indiana singer/songwriter Corey Cox, says it'll be an emotional do-over for those who were there.

“Obviously everybody at the concert who was affected by the stage collapse might have lost loved ones or had injured loved ones, and a lot them will be at the concert,” Cox told WTHR.

“So it's a chance for everybody just to get back together and kind of reunite and celebrate what they didn't get to celebrate on Aug. 13.”

Tonight's other opening act: actress Rita Wilson—also Tom Hanks’ wife—who is promoting her debut album, AM/FM, which features pop and folk-rock covers.


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