It is DWNTWN Muncie’s biggest party of the year! DWNTWN is gearing up for its 15th Annual Muncie Gras celebration. The party will take place in the streets of downtown Muncie on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Locals, visitors and students ages 21+ are welcome to join in the New Orleans-style festivities.

The ever popular mechanical bull and the Budweiser go-go cage are back! Other entertainment includes: Oxygen Bars, Hippo Chowdown, Giant Twister Board, Dizzy X, Vortex Bouncing Ponies and Track. 

Our two giant heated tents will house the Illuminate EDM Dance Party, The Fabulous Funcie Femmes and Friends Burlesque Show. Inside, The Mark III Taproom will be the hosts for fabulous Drag Shows and Male Go-Go Dancers. 

Multiple outdoor bars and food vendors will keep the libations flowing and munchies available throughout the night.

The event is open to those 21 years and over. The MITS trolley and buses will provide a safe ride home, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. with routes to the Ball State campus and Lyndenbrook area hotels. 


To keep up with the latest developments, follow Muncie Gras on Twitter @MuncieGras and Facebook - Muncie Gras. Bud Light Muncie Gras is produced by Muncie Downtown Development Parternership and sponosed by Woof Boom Radio. 



Tickets are available for purchase starting January 27th at 3 p.m.!

$15 advance, $20 at the gate 

buy tickets here:

After Dark

3 Locations!

In Muncie, Marion & Anderson


Big Shots Pub

in the White River Plaza in Muncie



on Broadway in Muncie


The Fickle Peach

on Charles St in Muncie


on W University in the Village


Stone Age

on S Scatterfield in Anderson


Wishbone Gifts

on Walnut St in Muncie

Band line-up

This year's musical lineup should not be missed. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will headline the BudLight Stage. Jennie DeVoe, Mike Martin and the Beautiful Mess Losing September Glostick Willy and The Ball Salt Zombies will round out this eclectic stage. We are so excited for the artists and bands performing this year! Who's ready to "Raise a Little Hell"? 


Live music Stage                  

6:00 p.m. - Zorn and Drake   

6:30 p.m. - Michael Martin and the Beautiful Mess   

8:00 p.m. - Jennie DeVoe 

9:30 p.m. - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band     

11:15 p.m. - Losing September

12:15 p.m. - Glowstik Willy                  

1:15 p.m. - Bathsalt Zombies       

Check back often for line-up additions!

Electronic dance music tent line-up

Live performers include:

  • Mephysto Jackie Legs
  • Re:Born
  • T-Roub
  • Ejion
  • Silent Disco curated by SpacexLion

Parade info

Muncie Gras Inaugural Parade will be on March 25th right before the Muncie Gras kick-off! Line-up starts at 4:30 p.m., beginning on Riverside in a parking lot between Dicks and Dill Streets. The parade will travel East on Riverside to Reserve, Reserve to Washington, Washington to High St, and finally entering the Muncie Gras event on Charles St. For those that wish to participate please fill out the entry form below and contact Cheryl Crowder at or by calling 765-282-7897.

We have a $12 discounted pre-sale ticket available online for groups of 10 or more people who will also commit to being in the parade. You must be in the parade to validate your ticket at this price. Buy tickets at the following link:  When checking out, enter the code BSUTIX for discount pricing! Tickets will be checked for parade validation at the gate.

Become a VENDOR

Retail, food or service vendors who would like to be a part of this year's event should fill out the appropriate form below and contact Cheryl Crowder at or by calling 765-282-7897.