Entertainment

Boom! 2021 Muncie Fireworks Will Light Up Skies on July 3rd and 4th

By: Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie will celebrate America’s Independence Day with two spectacular fireworks performances by Melrose Pyrotechnics, headquartered in Kingsbury, IN. The first show will be displayed at Prairie Creek Reservoir on Saturday, July 3rd, at 10pm. You may listen to the music accompanying the reservoir fireworks on 104.1 HD1 WLBC. The official show will be aired by 104.1 HD1 WLBC and 104.9 WERK FM, with accompanying music, and will take place on the grounds of…

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Muncie Civic’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Cast Includes YOU

By Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—Follow the Yellow Brick Road – or Walnut Street – to Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz June 17-20 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. The family fun – which will include food trucks, a hot air balloon and a book giveaway – will begin each evening at 7.pm This is a “Wizard of Oz” production like none other, according to director Bridget Duggleby. “I like the challenge of taking a well-known story…


MSO Puts On Blockbuster Beatles Concert At Canan Commons

By John Carlson— Muncie, IN—For hundreds and hundreds of Muncie folks, making their way to Canan Commons Saturday evening was like time-traveling back to a magical era when all you needed was love and you got by with a little help from your friends. These fans weren’t hearing the Beatles exactly, but they were hearing the next best thing via the Fab Four tribute band Classical Mystery Tour, accompanied by our very own Muncie Symphony Orchestra. How was the concert?…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra to Host FREE Beatles Tribute Concert at Canan Commons

By Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — The community is invited to enjoy a blast from the past as Muncie Symphony Orchestra performs popular hits from The Beatles in a free outdoor concert on Saturday, June 12. The show will include over two dozen Beatles classics, including “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section, “I Am the Walrus” with a rock/classical blend and more. The concert will be done in tandem with Classical…


First Annual ‘Grateful Fest’ Coming To Delaware County Fairgrounds

Editor’s Note: Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary’s Grateful Fest has been postponed until its August 14 rain date, due to the threat of inclement weather. It was to be held on Saturday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Issues including problems erecting tents on muddy grounds, plus the effect muddy conditions would have on the planned car show, children’s carnival and vendor services forced the postponement.   By John Carlson— Muncie, IN– Lots of folks have probably wanted to paint a picture of…


Charles W. Brown Planetarium Summer FREE Show Schedule

By Planetarium Staff—  Planetarium programs are great for families and groups of all kinds, and are most suitable for ages 8+.  Registration required for all shows below.  Register at http://brownplanetarium.eventbrite.com  ASTRONAUT Thursdays: June 3, 10 at 6:30pm Fridays: June 4, 11 at 6:30pm The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from…


Forward Visions Presents ‘Black Music Month Celebration’ On June 26th

By George Foley— Muncie, IN—The Black Music Month Celebration presented by Forward Visions, Inc. and in partnership with the Muncie Parks and Recreation Department is back. After having to cancel our celebration last summer due to COVID-19, we are excited to bring this event back to the people of Muncie and Delaware County on June 26th at McCulloch Park. The event will be free to the public and we will have live performances from three different groups. The Black Music…


DWNTWN Muncie’s Annual Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, Flower Hour Events to Return June 3rd 

 By Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — The annual Brink of Summer ArtsWalk—which was canceled last year due to the pandemic—returns June 3 from 5–8 p.m. The free community event throughout DWNTWN celebrates the arts culture in Muncie, featuring local artisans performing their craft, YART (a yard sale for art) and art exhibits and galleries.  Canan Commons will feature live music and performances from Masterworks Chorale, Muncie Ballet Studio, America’s Hometown Band Jazz Ensemble and Jacob Smith Ensemble.  New this year,…


DWNTWN Muncie to Host Events Every Weekend This Summer

By Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — This summer, visitors to DWNTWN Muncie will find something new and exciting to do every weekend. Now through August, DWNTWN WKNDS will offer new events each week, including live music, movies and more. “After a year of postponed events, we’re excited to once again welcome back a diverse range of programs, brought to you by either Downtown Development, downtown area businesses or other organizations—every single weekend,” said Vicki Veach, executive director of Muncie Downtown…


Downtown Muncie to Host Classic Car Show

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— Muncie, IN—If you are a classic car aficionado, the place to be this weekend is going to be downtown Muncie. Or dwntwn Muncie, to be more accurate. Once popular decades ago, cruising South Madison Street pretty much went by the wayside. But in 2018, Troy Watters kicked off his Cruising South Madison Street event and the 3rd Saturday of the month suddenly became an instant “must-go-to” calendar entry. Watters is the man behind that popular event. “I used…