Hops & Hounds

Solar Jam: A Get Mooned in Boone Event

Solar Jam is a part of the Discover Boone County Get Mooned in Boone Series of Events. Boone County will be in the path of totality for the first time in 819 years for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Solar Jam is presented by Centier Bank and will feature a concert, local sponsors, and food trucks!

If you would like to get involved and be a Sponsor, Vendor or Volunteer for this event, we would welcome your involvement.

Total Solar EclipseJoin us at Solar Jam on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Main Street Park for an afternoon of an unforgettable experience for all ages, featuring a total solar eclipse viewing. The moon will pass between the Earth and the sun which’ll cast a shadow over Whitestown and create a breathtaking total solar eclipse at approximately 3:06 p.m. and last around 4 minutes.

There will be a limited number of solar eclipse glasses available for attendees at Solar Jam. The glasses are first come, first serve.

Parking on-site is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the event. No personal pop-up tents or canopies are permitted. Outside alcohol is also prohibited. In the event of bad weather, spectators should go back to their vehicles.

Safety Tips for the Solar Eclipse

  • Do not look at the eclipse without proper solar eclipse eyewear (Note: regular eyeglasses and sunglasses will not provide protection).
  • Always inspect your glasses before use; do not use them if torn, scratched, or damaged.
  • View the sun through eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer during the total solar eclipse and the partial eclipse phases before and after totality.
  • Do not use a phone, camera, or any other type of lens to take a photo of the eclipse (it will break the lens of your device).
  • If you’re watching an entire eclipse, you may be in direct sunlight for hours. We recommend wearing sunscreen, a hat, and protective clothing to prevent skin damage.
  • Please be patient with traffic following the event. The traffic pattern is provided and directed by traffic controllers.

The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department and Whitestown Fire Department have also put together essential tips to ensure your protection and enjoyment. To learn more about the tips, click here.

Where

Main Street Park
4286 S. Main St
Whitestown, IN 46075

When

Monday, April 8, 2024

Time

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does Solar Jam start?

Solar Jam will start at 1:30 p.m. and last until 4:30 p.m.

Where is Solar Jam located?

It will be located at Main Street Park, 4286 S. Main Street, Whitestown, IN 46075

What activities will be at Solar Jam?

Solar Jam will include the vinyl escape band performance, local food trucks, and community sponsors.

What time is the eclipse?

The eclipse is estimated by NASA to be around 3:06 p.m. and will last about 4 minutes.

Will there be solar eclipse glasses?

We will have a limited number of solar eclipse glasses, and they are on a first come first serve basis.

Where do I park?

There is limited parking available at Main Street Park. We encourage local participants to utilize alternative transportation methods like biking, walking, or carpooling. Please observe all posted signage and use caution in the area.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase?

Yes, we have a great list of food vendors for Solar Jam! 

Can I bring outside food/beverages?

We have a variety of food and beverage vendors on-site and encourage you to visit them. You are also able to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Will there be any seating available?

No, please bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the event. 

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