Tickets now on sale for June 25th Awards Gala at Lucas Estate


INDIANAPOLIS – Tickets are now on sale for the 53rd Great Lakes Emmy® Awards at the Lucas Estate near Indianapolis! Members can now purchase individual tickets or tables of 10 via EmmyExpress, with links to purchase tickets also being made available on your account dashboard.

Link to purchase individual tickets: Membership Events – EMMY® Express

Link to purchase tables: Membership Events – EMMY® Express – Tables

This year’s gala will be held Saturday, June 25th at the magnificent Lucas Estate in Carmel, Indiana, with the Indianapolis Colts serving as the official sponsor.

“We’re extremely honored to partner with the Colts and invite our nominees out to Indy,” said Central Great Lakes chapter president Dan Spehler. “Outside of a few small watch parties, we haven’t been able to gather in person these last two years, and we can’t wait to celebrate the occasion in style with everyone again in June.”

Weather permitting, this year’s gala will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Lucas Estate, owned by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, founders of Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

“We’re so thankful for the team at the Lucas Estate,” Spehler added. “In another year where we’ve had to improvise and change plans from time to time, this event will be a lovely way to celebrate our chapter’s accomplishments in an elegant and comfortable environment. Our recent survey showed that an overwhelming majority of our members wanted to be back in person, and we’re eager to see everyone again this summer.”

The Central Great Lakes chapter would also like to recognize Tabatha Starcher, director of brand engagement and business development for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, who was instrumental in forming this new partnership with the Colts.

“The NFL and its franchises submit amazing work both on the national and regional to the Emmys® every year,” said Starcher. “It’s exciting to be partnering with the Indianapolis Colts and we look forward to working with them in delivering a great ceremony as we celebrate our return to ‘in-person’ events in 2022.”

“The Great Lakes Chapter is excited about bringing the awards gala to Indy for the 4th time,” said executive director Bob Hammer. “Since annexing most of Indiana to the then ‘Cleveland Chapter’ in 1988, we have seen tremendous response from the television professionals in the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette markets.  We are adding new categories to include streaming and internet video, which opens new areas for Emmy® recognition.”

Please note:

Hotel capacity is somewhat limited near the venue, as there are always many events occurring in the Indianapolis area. If you’re coming from out of town, we would recommend booking a hotel room upon (or before) purchasing your tickets for the gala.

For a limited time, there is a group rate available ($199/night) at the Hyatt Place/Hyatt House in nearby Fishers, IN. 

Reservations can be made online or by calling 1 (888) 591-1234 and asking for the Emmy Awards Gala room block at the Hyatt House Fishers, or referencing group code G-EAG6

Additionally, two highly-rated hotels closer to the venue in Carmel are offering rooms in the $200-$300 range:

*Renaissance Indianapolis North – Carmel – 5 minutes from the venue

*Marriott Indianapolis North (Keystone) – 5-10 minutes from the venue

There are also rooms available for $100-$200 in NW Indianapolis, 10 minutes from the venue:

*Extended Stay America Suites Indianapolis Northwest I465

*LaQuinta Inn by Wyndham Indianapolis North at Pyramids

Further from the venue, there are also still some highly-rated hotels available in Downtown Indianapolis should you wish to explore the Downtown area during your visit:

*The Alexander, a Dolce by Wyndham

*Omni Severin Hotel – Downtown Indianapolis

Weather permitting, this year’s gala will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Lucas Estate, so plan for warm weather, and feel free to dress accordingly. For your comfort, there will be both indoor and outdoor spaces available on site to gather and watch the show.

Proof of vaccination or a recent negative test may be required to enter the gala, should conditions warrant. If any such requirements are enacted, attendees will be notified in early June and screened via the CLEAR in-app Health Pass. Attendees should also monitor for potential symptoms and not attend the gala if ill.