Entertainment

Details Announced for ‘Set the Night to Music’ Fireworks Display and More

By: Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie will celebrate America’s Independence Day with two spectacular fireworks performances by Pyrotechnico, headquartered in New Castle, PA. The first show will be displayed at Prairie Creek Reservoir on Saturday, July 2nd, at 10pm. You may listen to the music accompanying the reservoir fireworks on 104.1 HD1 WLBC. Saturday is also Ron Bonham day at Prairie Creek with many special activities planned throughout the day. The official City of Muncie show will…

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FREE Shows at Ball State’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium

By Planetarium Staff— MUNCIE, IN—Join us at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium on the Ball State Campus as we imagine what it would be like to fly to the Red Planet – Mars – with the planetarium show, “Destination Mars.” Learn what astronomers are doing to help us answer the questions of our Universe with the planetarium show, “We Are Astronomers.” It’s never too early to prepare for the 2024 total solar eclipse that will be visible from Muncie in…


Muncie Youth Volleyball Team Wins National Championship in Orlando, FL

By Kylie Johnson— MUNCIE, Ind.—The Munciana Peppers are National Volleyball Champions. On June 15th, thirteen twelve-year olds embarked on their quest for the gold. Two-hundred and twenty-one twelve and under teams participated at the 49th AAU Junior Nationals in Orlando, Florida. There were nineteen teams in the open division, including the Peppers. The open bracket is considered the best of the best and maintains the highest level of competition. “We were seeded fourth going into the tournament. You hope to…


Orchestra Indiana to Perform at Yorktown’s ‘Civic Green’ on July 4th

By Orchestra Indiana— MUNCIE, IN – Orchestra Indiana has announced details of a FREE concert to take place on the Fourth of July at Yorktown’s Civic Green. Conducted by Kermit Poling, the patriotic program celebrating the American Independence Day will feature music of John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin, and John Williams, performances by vocal soloists Natalie Cordone and Keron Jackson, and will conclude with a fireworks display. The concert begins at 8pm and will last approximately two hours.  Orchestra Indiana…


‘Celebrating the Other Side of the Struggle’ Comes to Cornerstone

By Dee McKinsey—  June 28 Program is Free and Open to the Public MUNCIE, Ind. – Real Black Excellence will sponsor a program entitled Celebrating the Other Side of the Struggle from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. The Church or God Academy, Greenville, Ohio, will perform spoken word, music and drama. The program “tells the story of American history from the perspective of Europeans,” according to program sponsors, and exams…


What Women Have Worn Tells Stories

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, Ind.—“Essay and Ensembles: What Muncie Women Wore Making History” will be the presentation at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 W. Minnetrista Blvd., from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The program is FREE but requires a reservation. To make a reservation, call the E.B. Ball Center at 765-285-8975 and leave a message. The presenter for the program is Melissa Gentry, supervisor for the Geographic Information Science Research and Map Collection at Ball State University’s…


Get Fired Up for a Sizzling Streetfest on August 6th

By Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— MUNCIE, Ind. — Get Fired Up as Muncie Downtown Development Partnership hosts an all- day summer street fest to attract the entire Muncie community and surrounding areas. “What began as just an idea to bring back elements of past iconic events led to six months of planning, fundraising and partnerships to bring the event to fruition,” said Cheryl Crowder, event director for Muncie Downtown DevelopmentPartnership. “Now we are excited to invite everyone to downtown Muncie on…


Yorktown’s ‘Four for the 4th’ Returns With Over $47,000 in Scholarships and Prizes

By Ryan Gernand— YORKTOWN, Ind.- The annual “Four for the 4th” run/walk returns to downtown Yorktown at 8 AM on the 4th of July—bigger and better than ever.  This year the Yorktown Community Schools Foundation takes over race management and is excited to welcome Thrive Credit Union as the title sponsor as they work together to raise funds to better the community, trails, parks, schools, and give away scholarships. This year the overall male and female race champions will each win $500…


DWNTWN Game Night on June 18th Will Feature Lawn Games and Fun for Everyone

By Intersection— MUNCIE, Ind. – As part of its packed summer of events, DWNTWN invites the community to bring their family and friends (even dogs) to DWNTWN Game Night at Canan Commons on Saturday, June 18 from 7–11 p.m., presented by Wealth Strategies, Inc. The evening will include free fun for all ages, plus an opportunity to experience and explore other options for family entertainment in Muncie this summer. Kids and adults can enjoy a variety of lawn games, including: Rockstar…


Muncie’s Annual Juneteenth Celebration is Saturday June 18th

By Arrick Garringer— All are invited to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18th at McCulloch Park MUNCIE, Ind. — The Juneteenth Muncie 2022 celebration will be held from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at McCulloch Park. (Rain date: Saturday July 9, 2022) “The Juneteenth holiday falls on Father’s Day this year, so we are celebrating a day early on June 18th to allow people to spend time with family on Sunday,” said Dorica Watson, event co-chair. Everyone is invited to…