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A Rock n' Roll Tribute from Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers visits The Strand on Saturday

A Rock n' Roll Tribute from Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers will bring the music, history and stories of the era to The Strand Theater in Shelbyville on Saturday.

Kevin Giragosian appeared on GIANT fm WSVX to preview Saturday's appearance at The Strand.


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America's #1 James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese talks about Friday's show at The Strand

America's #1 James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese visits The Strand Theatre in Shelbyville with his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show.


Griese will perform the timeless music of the 6-time Grammy winner, with a performance you have to hear to believe! Not your typical tribute band fare and not a "look-alike" impersonator, Griese brings you the songs and stories of Taylor in a refreshingly authentic way – using only his spot-on vocals and skillful guitar playing. 


Griese previewed his Shelbyville appearance on The Morning Show.



Andrew Lyon previews the Anatevka Klezmer Sunday performance at The Strand Theatre

Andrew Lyon argues that most people actually know what klezmer music is.  Even if they don't think so.


Anatevka Klezmer brings entertainment and a sense of Jewish folk music history to the stage at The Strand Sunday night, 7pm.


Lyon, saxophone

Bob Burns, piano

Dan Wilhelm, trombone

Ericka Perron, bass

Ken Gould, drums



The Troy Davis Show brings a team of comedy headliners to The Strand Saturday

The TROY DAVIS COMEDY ALL STARS take the stage at The Strand Theatre Saturday night.


Troy Davis is the quintessential stand-up comedian. Troy has performed in over 200 cities in 35 states in all types of venues to include bars, dinner theaters, corporate events, comedy clubs, arenas and cruise ships. He has opened for D. L. Hughley, Billy Gardell and Dave Chappelle.


Troy brings a team of headliners with him to perform on Saturday April 8 for a night of fun filled laughter.   


Darin Fishburn previewed Saturday's night of comedy with a Thursday visit to The Morning Show on GIANT fm.



Tickets are available online, at the door, or locally at Shelbyville Paint. 



Greensburg's Rebekah Park Amphitheater announces 2023 Decco Summer Concert Series lineup

A diverse range of national, regional, and area talent will be featured this summer as part of the free admission seven-show 2023 Summer Concert Series at the Rebekah Park Amphitheater in Greensburg, announced today by Visit Greensburg and the Decatur County Arts Council.


Music of the Beatles and Tom Petty, country-rock, R&B, blues and more will fill the Greensburg night air this summer. All shows start at 7 p.m.


The 2023 Rebekah Park concert series will bring an exciting mix of shows to our great city this summer,” said Joshua Marsh, Mayor of Greensburg. “We look forward to hosting the series and entertaining concertgoers from near and far all season long.”


Hard Days Night - A Tribute to The Beatles will open the series on Saturday, June 3. This impressive tribute band has been entertaining the masses in America and abroad since 1996 - wearing stitch-for-stitch costume replications; playing authentic Vox, Hofner, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, and Ludwig instruments, all while playing the songs we know and love with staggering precision. Hard Day’s Night is privileged to recreate and perform the magical music of the Beatles for fans young and old and thrilled to introduce a whole new generation of fans to the excitement of a Beatles concert!  


BUCKLE continues the series on Friday, July 7, hailing from Chicagoland as a premier country-rock band! Young, highly energetic and very talented, this group of musicians with years of experience have been inspired by and compared to the likes of major touring acts such as Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Toby Keith, and many others. BUCKLE Band comes to do one thing......get you off your seat to rock the night away!


The Why Store, a folks and blues-driven rock band that originated in Muncie, Ind. will follow on Friday, July 21. Led by Chris Shaffer, an intense, emotional songwriter with a repertoire of 150+ original songs, The Why Store has been rocking crowds since the late 1980s. Add to that years of musical expertise and comradery from Troy Seele, Dan Hunt and Jerome Rieskamp — what you get on stage is a unique experience every night. 


The mid-July weekend will be complete when on Saturday, July 22 local area favorites, Nuttin’ Fancy, will perform live for a headlining show featuring a long list of hits and crowd favorites.


On Saturday, Aug. 5, Soul Pocket, a Cincinnati based party and dance band, continues the series with a high energy mix of Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock, and Funk. Soul Pocket has been performing for more than 20 years, and are known for their sparkling performances, packing the dance floor, and a touch of musical theater.


Friday, August 11 will see a co-headlining show from two of Indy’s most beloved rock acts with Doug Henthorn and the LLC and J. Elliott. Henthorn has toured and recorded with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Jason Bonham, Beth Hart and more. Elliott has had a long solo career and was the lead singer of the popular band Stereo Deluxe.


To conclude the series, Southern Accents - The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience will be playing on Saturday, September 9. Southern Accents recreates the music, style and sound of Tom Petty professionally with immaculate precision and wildly contagious enthusiasm. United in their quest to be the Ultimate Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Experience, each member of the band looks the part, plays the part, and LIVES the part; the result is pure entertainment and songs so dedicated and true to the originals that you’d swear music history was being made all over again right before your eyes and ears.  


Current 2023 concert series sponsors include Stephanie Kress, Jennifer Sturges, Rolfes, Garvey, Walker, & Robbins, Tree City Brewing, Ruoff Mortgage, Fleetwood Chevrolet, Visit Greensburg, City of Greensburg, Levensteins Abbey Carpet, Open Box Outlet, Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, JCBank, and Insure Choices. For those interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Visit Greensburg at info@visitgreensburg.com.


Rebekah Park Amphitheater is an outdoor music venue located at 115 N County Road 80 NE, Greensburg, IN 47240. This concert destination hosts live music events and includes a family-friendly setting.  Performances are taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings.


Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be a beer garden on-site for adults over 21 years of age, however no alcohol is to be brought into the park and all coolers are checked upon entry.


Parking is conveniently available at the Greensburg High School, and Rebekah Park. Special handicap parking is also available.

William Shatner to co-narrate all new "Our Planet Live in Concert" coming to Old National Centre on April 8

William Shatner, the Emmy® Award-winning actor who came to fame portraying Captain James T. Kirk on the original “Star Trek” television series, announced he has signed on to provide special co-narration for the all-new concert tour, “Our Planet Live in Concert.” Based on the Netflix original documentary nature series, the tour will perform in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 8 at Old National Centre.

Tickets are available for all shows at www.livenation.com, via Ticketmaster outlets and at the Old National Centre box office day of show. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Ticket prices are subject to applicable fees. For more information, tickets and tour dates, visit www.ourplanetinconcert.com.

Audiences will experience the magic of “Our Planet” with the most memorable clips from the series projected on a large HD screen. Like the series, the live show is narrated on-screen by David Attenborough, who has brought the natural world to living rooms all over the world.

The original Emmy-nominated score by Oscar®-winning composer Steven Price has been reworked for an epic two-hour performance, which will be performed by an 18-piece orchestra. Shatner’s narration provides bridges between the visually stunning nature imagery.

“My deeply immersive journey into space gave me a profound appreciation for the earth and its fragility,” says Shatner. “The reimagining of the Netflix series takes the audience on a journey showcasing our world with spectacular visuals, narration and music. The combination of all these elements gives the audience an opportunity to celebrate our planet together— the home we all share —and its wonders, while showing the urgent need to treasure and protect it.”

Over the course of his illustrious career, William Shatner has won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of eccentric lawyer “Denny Crane” on both The Practice and Boston Legal.  He received four more Emmy nominations as well as other Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.

A collaboration between GEALive, Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), “Our Planet Live in Concert” combines high-quality live elements with a fusion of breathtaking cinematography projected on a large HD screen. “Our Planet” blends spectacular wildlife footage with the mysteries of how and why animals migrate. The series features stunning imagery of the Earth’s most beautiful, intriguing, and surprising wildlife as it follows animals on the move from plains to frozen worlds to high seas and beyond. In these dramatic, compelling stories, it reveals the connections that drive our natural world, inspiring viewers to want to learn how climate change impacts all living creatures and what can be done about it.

The show’s run time is approximately two hours including intermission.

For each performance, a donation will be made to benefit Our Planet producing partner organization WWF.

Shelbyville resident gets new home heating system thanks to Complete Comfort

The calendar says winter is just days away.  And the cold temperatures, snow, ice, etc. that comes with it.


The good news for Shelbyville resident Keith McGaha is that his house will be comfortable thanks to a gift provided by a company that services local heating systems in the community.


Complete Comfort Heating Air Plumbing installed a new heating system for McGaha.  The wonderful experience came about because he returned a phone message.



Jackson Davis works in sales for Complete Comfort.



Brittany Katterjohn is Complete Comfort's Marketing Coordinator says it's not really a matter of checking boxes when they find someone to partner with for a new system.



McGaha says the new heating system means a great deal to him.










Popular dazzling Christmas light show returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds Nov. 11 - Jan. 1

Indy’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center this fall and it’s bigger and brighter than ever!


Along with singing snowmen (over 20’ tall), a life-sized Nativity, Candyland, a giant American flag and a spectacular 240 ft. wall of lights, Christmas Nights of Lights has added their most creative and colorful light display- The Field of Lights. This dazzling light display will be open from 6-10 p.m., Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, 2023 – rain, shine or snow! 


This family-friendly event features a 2-mile car ride through millions of LED lights, hundreds of computers, and miles of wires, making it the largest synchronized show in Central Indiana. The entire show is synchronized to traditional and more modern Christmas music. Even more music has been added this year. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the display’s RGB technology that creates larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes, mischievous elves, enchanting tunnels of lights, and much more. In the warmth of their own vehicle, guests tune their radio dial to a dedicated signal and sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to holiday lights. 


Important ticket reminder: tickets must be purchased in advance, online at https://www.christmasnightsoflights.com/indianapolis.  Cost is $30 per carload, up to 8 people; $50 per carload, 9-15 people and $75 per carload, 16-35 people. Tickets will be honored in two timeslots – guests may either enter the show anytime between 6-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m. Height of vehicles must be NO MORE than 11 ft. tall to drive through the light display. Guests should enter the Indiana State Fairgrounds at Gate 12, 1698 E. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. 


“We’re thrilled to return to the iconic Indiana State Fairgrounds,” said Richie King, owner, Titan Light Shows, Inc. “The Fairgrounds has been a popular family venue for a remarkable 130 years and we’re thrilled to work with their outstanding team again. We’re honored to be able to celebrate the true spirit of the season by supporting local charities.”  


The Arthritis Foundation, Special Olympics, Indy Humane, Salvation Army are among local charities to benefit from a portion of the event’s proceeds.


The holiday light show is produced by Titan Light Shows, Inc., Bluff City, Tennessee. 


Tips for attending Christmas Nights of Lights (sidebar)

  • Go on-line and make your reservation! Certain nights and time slots sell out fast

  • Make a quick stop at the portable toilets at the beginning of the show.

  • Know how to turn off your headlights, and how to tune your radio to access our station — Google how to do this in advance, if needed.

  • Tour buses with more than a 35-person capacity or limos will not be admitted, as those vehicles are unable to drive safely through the show. Vehicles over 11’ tall will not be able to access the light show, due to height restrictions at the entrance.

Magic of Lights® illuminates Ruoff Music Center this holiday season

This holiday season will be brighter, bolder, and more colorful as Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, is transformed into a vibrant drive-thru, holiday themed light display starting Friday, November 18 through Sunday, January 1, open daily between 6-10 p.m.


Tickets for this colorful seasonal event are on sale now at MagicOfLights.com and can be purchased for any day starting at just $20 per vehicle, for a limited time.


Produced by Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC, “Magic of Lights” will return to Ruoff Music Center featuring dozens of displays, illuminated canopies, and digital animation, all constructed with millions of individual LED lights to create a memorable holiday experience for the whole family.


Inside the comfort of their own vehicle, guests will enjoy the tour’s brand-new displays, including the 32-foot-tall animated Mattel’s Barbie®, Prehistoric Christmas featuring life sized dinosaurs celebrating the season, BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, Winter Wonderland, as well as Magic of Lights favorites including the 12 Days of Christmas, Toyland and the 200-foot-long Enchanting Tunnel of Lights. Created with over one million sparkling lights, Magic of Lights is a nostalgic and festive event everyone will enjoy.   



  • A 32-Foot-Tall Barbie Display
  • 2+ million lights
  • 12.6 miles of light cord
  • 3,750 manhours to set up
  • The steel displays are designed, bent, cut and welded into about 800 frames that are combined in different configurations to create each show's giant winter holiday scenes. Each frame of each scene is designed using the latest CAD technology and hand-built in house from 15 pages of design specifications each.
  • Magic of Lights uses about 10 miles of steel to build the displays and 10 miles of LED lighting installed inside the displays, with 10 different colors of LED bulbs
  • Scenes are as high as 32 ft tall and as long as several hundred feet.

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit MagicOfLights.com.

The Linda Ronstadt Experience at The Strand Theatre tonight

Linda Ronstadt fans should be at The Strand Theatre in Shelbyville tonight.  On stage is 2016 American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh for The Linda Ronstadt Experience.


Previewing tonight's show with an appearance this week on The Morning Show were David Finkel with The Strand and drummer Ethan Leff from The Linda Ronstadt Experience.



INDOT partners with Indianapolis to welcome back Gen Con

The Indiana Department of Transportation is partnering with local organizers to welcome Gen Con attendees back to Indianapolis.  

Gen Con is a four-day tabletop gaming convention that draws thousands of people to Indianapolis each year. This year’s event will run from August 4-7, in multiple venues in downtown Indianapolis.  

INDOT and the North Split team are working with event organizers and Indianapolis ambassadors to make sure attendees are aware of local road closures.  

Routes to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium may be impacted by work being performed as part of the North Split Reconstruction. Current closures include:? 

  • Central Avenue: Central Avenue is currently closed to traffic between 11th and 12th streets to allow for structure demolition, pile driving, excavation, and MSE wall installation.?? 
    • This closure is anticipated to continue through mid-August.?? 
    • Northbound traffic detours along 10th Street to College Avenue. Southbound traffic detours west along 16th Street to Alabama Street.?? 

Gen Con participants are staying in hotels across central Indiana. As a reminder, here are the routes that are currently open to downtown Indianapolis:  

  • I-70 westbound collector/distributor (C/D) ramp exit ramp to Michigan Street (13 ton declared vehicle weight restriction effect)??? 
  • I-65 northbound/ I-70 eastbound exit ramp to Washington Street (13-ton declared vehicle weight restriction in effect)?? 
  • I-65 northbound and southbound to Martin Luther King. Jr/West Street? 
  • I-65 southbound to Meridian Street?? 
  • I-65 northbound to Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets? 
  • Delaware on-ramp to I-70 Eastbound from 11th Street ? 
  • All existing ramps on I-70 west of the South Split?? 

Project information can be found at northsplit.com.?? 

INDOT encourages drivers?to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.?? 

For up-to-date project information, visit northsplit.com or text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311. Follow the North Split project’s progress on social media at:?? 

Stay informed?? 
For details about lane restrictions and closures associated with current road work throughout the state of Indiana, please visit 511 Cars for more information.?? 

Indiana State Fair unveils 2022 new culinary favorites

The Indiana State Fair unveiled new must-have items to try at this year’s State Fair.


In addition to these new tasty treats, fairgoers can also expect the classic must have selections across a wide variety of 140+ different food stands.


The 2022 Indiana State Fair returns July 29 - August 21 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays).


Bison Lettuce Wrap (Offered by Red Frazier Bison)

Butter Lettuce filled with Ground Bison, Sweet Onion, Water Chestnut, Ginger, Carrot, Soy, Hoisin Sauce.


Flamin’ Hot Cheetos walking taco (Offered by Meatball Factory LLC)

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos crushed in the bag with taco meat, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream.


Carmel Corn (Offered by Sun King)

You know the say, there’s more than corn in Indiana? Well, sometimes it is all about the corn in Indiana! Sun King + Indiana State Fair Beer have partnered again for a new 2022 Indiana State Fair beer. This year’s beer is Caramel Corn. There are 100 lbs of Just Pop In Caramel Popcorn in the batch! Fun fact - kernels hail from a local popcorn farmer. You will be able to get your hands on Caramel Corn beer during the 2022 Indiana State Fair and a limited amount will be available on draft at Sun King tap room locations and at Just Pop In.


Pickle Pizza (Offered by Swains Concessions)

Homemade dough with a dill ranch sauce topped with mozzarella cheese, dill seasoning and dill pickles.


Deep Fried Brownies (Offered by R&W Concessions)

Ooey Gooey Brownies dipped in funnel cake batter, deep fried then topped with powdered sugar with a drizzle of chocolate syrup for chocolate lovers' taste buds.


Deep Fried Cheese Stick (Offered by R&W Concessions)

Mozzarella cheese dipped in corn dog batter then deep fried to a golden brown.


Peach Shake Up (Offered by R&W Concessions)

Fresh lemons, sugar, ice, and water along with peach flavoring for a great summertime taste.


Iced Mocha Coffee Float (Offered by Hooks Drug Store Museum)

Hand dipped ice cream on top of a chocolate flavored iced coffee, topped with your choice of whipped cream and a cherry.


Boba Fun Cup (Offered by Goodwin’s Pork-N-More)

Vanilla Ice Cream layered with Strawberry Boba balls, Sliced Strawberries and Gummy Bears


Nitro Fuel (Offered by Goodwin’s Pork-N-More)

Fresh Brewed Lipton Iced Tea mixed with our World Famous Blue Raspberry Lemon Twister.


State Fair Charcuterie Board (Offered by Urick Concessions)

Charcuterie, but make it fair themed. We’ve swapped out the traditional cheeses, meats, and nuts for mini funnel cakes, mini corn dogs, salt water taffy, cotton candy, caramel corn and popcorn corn topped with a sprinkle of colored candies - all of your favorite classic Indiana State Fair staples.


State Fair Mary (Offered by Urick Concessions)

State Fair Mary. A delicious 24 oz Bloody Mary topped with all the State Fair favorites! 3 skewers of Fair Food Treats like Waffle Fries, Deep Fried Cheese Curds, Deep Fried Mac n Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, Bacon, Fried Pickles and a BBQ Pulled Pork Slider!


The Original Cowpie (Offered by Indiana Ribeye)

It’s a delicious homemade chocolate chip cookie with creamy vanilla ice cream in the center and another chocolate chip cookie to top it off!


Vegan Nachos (Offered by Black Leaf Vegan)

Our all vegan nachos are loaded with our fresh tortilla chips, juicy plant based meat, crispy coleslaw, pico de gallo, and cheese, topped with our creamy ranch, guacamole sauce and sweet teriyaki. Your mouth wants to believe it’s all vegan and it tastes so good!


Pretzel Nacho Bites (Offered by Wilson Concessions)

Fresh pretzel bites covered in nacho cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, and bacon bits.


Mexican Street Corn in a Cup (Offered by Wilson Concessions)

It is made up of roasted sweet corn, mayonnaise, hot sauce, cheese, and Mexican spices.


New Crispy Chicken Sandwich (Offered by Wilson Concessions)

It’s a crispy chicken breast on a fresh bun with your choice of toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, mayo, mustard).


Lemon Shake Up Canned Cocktail (Offered by Hi and Mighty)

Made by Hi & Mighty, a new craft spirits distillery on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This bubbly refresher will remind you of the fair during the magic hour in the waning days of summer. Tough day? Shake it off. Good day? Shake it Up!


Pit-tatoes (Offered by Indiana Pork Producers Association)

Pit-Tatoes, pulled pork, shredded cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and sour cream.


Mint Cookie Milkshake (Offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.)

Mint Cookie Milkshake served with crumbled Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.


Quick Quesadilla (Offered by American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.)

Quick Quesadilla served with Indiana’s own Red Gold Salsa!

All IN Music & Arts Festival Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis

Indy Festival Partners in association with the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center are proud to unveil an exciting lineup along with additional details for the inaugural All IN Music & Arts Festival, set for Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4, 2022 in Indianapolis.


The new festival will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.


The event will debut with an intimate capacity footprint for 2022 allowing for a truly special year one experience for attendees, with an emphasis on great songs and amazing performers including Daryl Hall & John Oates, Cage the Elephant, John Fogerty, Portugal. The Man and many more (see the full artist lineup list below). 


A very limited number of Early Bird 2-Day General Admission tickets, as well as 2-Day VIP tickets will go on sale today, May 10 at 10:00 AM EST, exclusively at https://www.allinfestival.com. Front Gate Ticketing is the official ticketing platform for All IN Music Festival. For more information about ticketing, VIP offerings, and payment plans, please visit the All IN Festival website.


“This festival is going to be the greatest project of my career. I'm beyond excited to create a new chapter in live music history right here in my beloved hometown of Indianapolis,” said All IN Music & Arts Festival co-founder Steve Sybesma.


The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is located in the heart of Indianapolis between downtown, Broad Ripple and Indy’s bustling northside. The two-day event will combine elements of Hoosier culture and reflect Indiana’s extraordinary hospitality and diversity where you can enjoy the perfect blend of great food & drink and great music. All IN will feature a great selection of premium, local food and beverages, a giant beer garden with local craft breweries, beer stations, cocktail bars, and the All IN Signature Cocktail. Arts, crafts and other activities including the Indiana State Fair Skyride taking you for a birds eye view of the festival grounds.


The All IN location at the Indiana State Fairgrounds affords amenities not available at most other festivals, including easy access and parking, and ample clean permanent restroom facilities for all attendees – no porta-johns and no need to wait in long lines. All IN also offers free water refill stations.


All IN is a city festival that offers the rare opportunity for a limited number of weekend campers. Car/Tent Camping and RV Spaces with water, power, and sewer are available at the permanent camping facilities of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and once you register, you become part of the ALL IN Camping Club which guarantees your participation every year. Camping offers a truly immersive festival experience, allowing guests to enjoy their time without the hassle of transportation to and from shows, traffic, or hotel bookings.


All IN Music & Arts Festival is a collaboration between powerhouse music industry veterans Steve Sybesma, Paul Peck, Dave Lucas, and Kevin Browning. This team has united to bring to the region this inaugural event and celebration as part of a new and exciting long-term agreement with the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.


The festival will connect artists and fans through shared moments of inspiration and is proud to present a showcase of musicians that champion positivity and connection. In addition to All IN’s formidable headliners, it will also include performances on three stages representing multiple genres including Lucinda Williams and Her Band, Trampled by Turtles, Dawes, Misterwives, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, The Four Tops and many more. 

Lincoln Amphitheatre to launch three-date "Amp Unplugged" Sunday series

The Lincoln Amphitheatre is adding a smaller, three-date Sunday series of events called “Amp Unplugged” to its 2022 performance schedule. The events will be late afternoon “matinee” performances and be diverse in genre.


“The intent of this series is to not only expand our seasonal offerings, but to bring performances to our Kyana Woodstock Performance Stage that we might otherwise not be able to bring as part of our normal Saturday series of events,” said Marc Steczyk, Lincoln Amphitheatre Director. “We are limiting this to three Sundays this year to gauge community and regional interest and, if successful, we’ll give stronger consideration to adding more Sunday dates in future years.” 


Amp Unplugged performances are for all ages with seating as general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessions, including beer/wine for guests 21 and over, will be available.


The 2022 Amp Unplugged Sunday dates are:

  • Sunday, August 28, 4 p.m. central: Kentucky Shine. Having recently performed at the ROMP Music Festival (among other events), Kentucky Shine has been recognized as one of the region’s strongest emerging bluegrass talents.
  • Sunday, September 11, 4 p.m. central: “American Roots” presented by members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. A scaled back version of the EPO will present “American Roots” featuring brass versions of popular songs at the root of the American experience.
  • Sunday, October 9, 4 p.m. central: Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio.  Duke Tumatoe has opened for the likes of Muddy Waters, George Thorogood, and John Fogerty and his songs are a mix of comedy and blues. He is also known for his regular performances on the Bob & Tom Show


The Amp Unplugged performance series is presented with support from the Perry County Community Foundation and the Spencer County Community Foundation.  Tickets for all Lincoln Amphitheatre events, including the 2022 season opening evening with Garrison Keillor (from NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion) on May 14 and the Henry Lee Summer performance on June 4, can be found at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com or directly bit.ly/2022LincolnAmp.


About the Lincoln Amphitheatre

As one of the largest fully-covered amphitheaters in the United States, Lincoln Amphitheatre is a majestic 1,500-seat venue located within Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana, the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln. The venue is under the management of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation. For additional information, call 812-937-2329 or email lincolnamphitheatre@visitindiana.com

Heywood Banks brings genius and buffoonery to The Strand on Saturday

He is a nationally syndicated comedian who sings songs called "Toast" and "Big Butter Jesus".


The Strand Theatre is opening its doors Saturday night for the return of Heywood Banks.


Heywood spoke with GIANT fm about his return to The Strand.




Tickets are $25 and will be sold at Shelbyville Paint, Flooring, & More, online at https://strandpac.square.site/ , and at the door.

Shelby County Players presents 'Love Letters' for Valentine's Day celebration

Four different couples will star in productions of 'Love Letters' for the Shelby County Players.



Love Letters is the love story of Andy and Melissa told through the letters that they wrote to one another throughout their romance. From notes passed at school, to post cards sent during vacations, to letters from college, to greeting cards filled with feelings. Come experience the highs and lows of this couple as they navigate life together and apart.


Thursday, February 10: Chuck and Bonnie Oswald

Friday, February 11: Adam and Jasmine Sweet

Saturday, February 12: Jeff and Willandra Malone

Monday, February 14: John and Susie Pouder


Food, wine tasting & socializing from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Show begins at 7:30 pm.