Aaron Tippin and Ray Scott Headline MusicFest for MS 2017

May 23rd, 2017

Team MiSsion Possible and Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery are pleased to announce that Aaron Tippin and Ray Scott will be headlining the third annual MusicFest for MS on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Aaron Tippin is known as “The Hardest Working Man in Country Music”.  With over 25 years in country music, Tippin is an accomplished country music recording artist and the list of popular songs continue to grow.  A few notables are “You’ve Got to Stand for Something”, “Kiss This, and “Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly”.

Ray Scott is an acclaimed country music artist.  His critically acclaimed debut album My Kind of Music was released in 2005.  This year, his fifth album Guitar For Sale is to be released.  He is know for hits “My Kind of Music”, “Those Jeans” and “Drinkin’ Beer”.

Tickets are on sale now through EventBrite.


Crown Hill Walking Club 2017

April 27th, 2017

walkingclubCrown Hill is pleased to bring back our popular Walking Club.

From May 1st until October 31st  we invite you to get active, enjoy some friendly competition and win prizes! The Crown Hill Walking Club is free to the public. You can fill out an application inside the funeral home main office or fill out an application and return it via email to walking@crownhill.org.  Walkers must fill out an application before participating. Runners can join too, just follow the rules for the walking club!


You must be 18 years or above to be a member of the walking club. It will be based on the honor system and you must walk during the posted times Crown Hill Cemetery is open. (Gate hours: North Gate at 38th & Clarendon Rd. – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. through September and maybe some of October, then it closes at 6 p.m. The South Gate at 34th St. & Boulevard Pl. gate is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. year round.)

After each walk, record your miles with walking@crownhill.org at the front desk inside the funeral home. The office phone number is 317-925-3800. Mileage walked must be inside the Cemetery and miles walked outside do not count. You must fill out a Walking Club Application to be a member of the Crown Hill Walking Club. As walkers reach the miles of 25, 50, 75 and 100 they will receive prizes to encourage them to keep going. The walker with the most miles on October 31st will receive a gift card as a prize!

Please be mindful and considerate of services occurring in the cemetery and alter your route if necessary.

Walking Routes:

0.51 Mile Walking Route - Short and easy route by the Gothic Chapel
0.95 Mile Walking Route - From the Gothic Chapel to the Crown & back
1.00 Mile Walking Route - Easy route on the north grounds
1.45 Mile Walking Route - Easy route on the north grounds
2.05 Mile Walking Route - Starts at 34th St., includes Gothic Chapel
2.47 Mile Walking Route - Starts at 34th St., goes by Dillinger’s grave
3.03 Mile Walking Route - Nice 5K route with hills, including the Crown
4.15 Mile Walking Route - Perimeter route with the Crown
5.00 Mile Walking Route - Perimeter route with the Crown, plus some
6.05 Mile Walking Route - Most challenging route but fun to do

Other Routes:

In addition to the ten maps above you’re more than welcome to create your own map for running or walking, or you can download theses other route maps we’ve created, which include a 5K route map [PDF] and this online interactive 5K route map currently used for the annual Beyond the Badge 5K Run / Walk for teams and individuals that’s held each September and is pictured here. Hundreds of runners and walkers join us for this great event every September. You can also download our 3-mile and 5-mile route maps. You can also check out this Google Map of Crown Hill with lots of interesting locations marked


Multiple Sclerosis Month: 5 Facts to Know

March 20th, 2017

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery is a proud part of Team MiSsion Possible, dedicated to making a difference for those impacted with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  March is MS Awareness Month and is the appropriate time to share 5 facts about MS.

  1. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 31, although it can be diagnosed at any age.
  2.  The ratio of women with MS to men with MS is 2:1.
  3. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults.
  4. MS is a chronic condition with varying symptoms.
  5. There are more than 400,000 people in the US and about 2.3 million people with MS worldwide. It is likely that hundreds of thousands more remain undiagnosed.

Follow us on Facebook.  Leading up the Indianapolis MS Walk, we will be sharing a series of images so you can help us increase MS Awareness.  Even more exciting, we will be donating $1 to The National MS Society, Indiana Chapter for every new follower on our Facebook page between March 22nd and April 22nd.


Cremation + Cemetery: Purpose of Place

March 15th, 2017

Cemeteries are place of heritage and of remembrance.  When cremation is selected the number of options expands and the purpose of place is personal.  Memories and feelings remain leading to the need for a purpose of place.

  1. Cremation_Cemetery_PurposeOfPlaceReflection: Many express the need of a place where they can visit and reflect.  Sometimes to share new events, to express struggles, or to reflect on memories with their loved one.  You can find peace when you remember your loved ones.
  2. Permanence: Each of us has a desire to know we have touched others and will be remembered.  A permanent place provides comfort knowing we will have a place to be remembered today and for generations to come.
  3. Closeness: Most families express that they feel close to their loved one when visiting a burial place.  With a dedicated space, it is like you can be with your loved one and can talk about things.  This closeness allows the loved one to remain in your heart.  You can take comfort knowing they are there and at peace.
  4. Tranquility: A cemetery can serve as a place of tranquility where you can think, sometimes pray, and often reflect.
  5. Options: Today, families are often trying to make decisions based on their loved one’s wishes and their own needs.  Cremation offers you options.  Ashes can be placed in small keepsake urns for family members or even placed in jewelry to keep your loved one close.  Urns can also be selected to reflect the personality of your loved one.  Their final resting place, especially when selecting cremation, can be customized to share the special character of your loved one.

Thank you for attending Music Fest for MS 2016

September 21st, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter on August 27th!  Despite the morning rain, attendance was high and the energy was even higher at Music Fest for MS presented by Zink Distributing Company.  From conga lines to dancing to fun music to enjoying Market District tacos, a fun time was had by all.  Through everyone’s support and generosity, over $6,000 was raised to support the fight against MS.

Thank you to all of the community partners and musical performers who supported the concert and made this concert a success.

National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter

Zink Distributing Company

Popcornopolis (Castleton Square Mall location)

Market District Foodie Fleet

Tola Lewis

Third Generation (3G) Band



3rd Generation Band (3G), MusicFest for MS 2016

August 16th, 2016
3rd Generation Band

3rd Generation Band (3G) is supporting the fight against MS as one of the artist for MusicFest for MS 2016!

3rd Generation Band (3G) is a south side Indy band.  They love to play great music and have fun! The band will play the classics, but also focus on new songs and a funk dancing horn section. They play Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Buffet, Pitbull, Jason Mraz, Rolling Stones, Earth, Wind & Fire just to name a few. You will enjoy their music and energy when you hear them perform!

Get a preview of their music by listening HERE.

Help the fight against Multiple Sclerosis and purchase your tickets for MusicFest for MS today!


Music Fest for MS 2016

August 11th, 2016

Tickets are on sale online for Music Fest for MS 2016!

Listen to one of the headliners, Tola Lewis, at last year’s Music Fest for MS. The crowd loved Tola Lewis and we are glad to have her back supporting the fight against MS!


Tola Lewis, MusicFest for MS 2016

August 11th, 2016

TolaLewis_MusicFestforMS_2016Tola Lewis is a Michigan-based artist renowned for her distinctively smooth blend of musical stylings: classic, contemporary, popular and jazz; always exquisite. A multi-talented musician, Tola performs using a saxophone and wind synthesizer. Her illuminating style will draw you into the rich texture of the music, whether interpreting a timeless standard Cole Porter, laying down a Motown groove, or sharing her personal vision through one of her own distinctive original tunes.

The fight against MS is personal for Tola.  Her daughter has MS and it is a personal cause for their family.

Click HERE to listen to a sample of Tola’s music!

Help the fight against Multiple Sclerosis and purchase your tickets for MusicFest for MS today!


Team MiSsion Possible and MusicFest for MS

July 13th, 2016

Let the countdown begin!

We are 45 days away from MusicFest for MS 2016!  Get your tickets today and join the fun.  All proceeds support The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana State Chapter.

MusicFest for MS will be held at the historical Crown Hill on Saturday, August 27th.  Concert acts will include Tola Lewis and 3rd Generation (3G) Band.  Tickets are $15 for individuals in advance and children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 5pm.  Get your tickets today!



Team MiSsion Possible at Walk MS


MusicFest for MS: August 27, 2016

May 2nd, 2016

Save the date for MusicFest for MS!  August 27, 2016

Last year, MusicFest for MS was a popular fundraiser for The National MS Society, Indiana Chapter.  Join us in making this year even better and rocking out to the music of Tola Lewis and 3rd Generation Band on Saturday, August 27th.  Concert will be held on the beautiful grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.  Advance Sale Regular Tickets are $15 for INDIVIDUALS ages 13 and over and will increase to $20 per person on August 27th. Advance Sale VIP Tickets are $40 for individuals 13 and over and will increase to $50 per person on August 27th. KIDS ages 12 and under are FREE.   Advance sale tickets may be purchased online in advance through Eventbrite or at Crown Hill Funeral Home.