98° Heats Up the Holidays at Old National Centre

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 25, 2018) – The excitement at Old National Centre was palpable as the loyal devotees chatted and took selfies while waiting for the evening’s entertainment. The seats in The Murat Theatre filled quickly as eager fans flowed in, but they would not be filled for long. Soon 98° would be taking the stage with their Christmas Tour, and it was obvious from the elation in the air that the entire house was ready to rise to the occasion.

KJ from 107.9 The Mix hopped on stage first to delight the crowd with her dazzling style and a few free gifts. She grabbed a quick photo with the avid audience, and then made way for the main event. The house once again went dark signaling the start of the show, and within seconds every guest was on their feet and ready to dance.


98° ascended on to the stage like glorious caroling angels immediately breaking into their harmonious hits. The gentlemen’s glowing personalities matched their luminous lyrics, and they lit up the room like a festival of lights. It’s true that the Circle of Lights in downtown Indianapolis is one of the most spectacular holiday displays in the nation, but somehow 98° had that topped by the end of their first song.


The men continued on in the same passionate fashion going above and beyond to please their fans. It was easy to tell that the talented artists enjoyed what they do, and wanted to make sure everyone else did too. 98° certainly beat that Christmas cold, and heated up the house at Old National Centre. It was sad to see the show end, but hopefully they’ll be back again next year for another round of making the Hoosier holidays bright.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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