Entertainment

‘$2 Tour of the Village’ is Saturday August 24

By: John Carlson— Muncie, IN—What can two bucks buy you these days? Plenty, when the inaugural “$2 Tour of the Village” happens on Saturday, August 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. on a closed University Avenue between Calvert and Dill streets. Also closed will be Martin Street from North Street to Ashland Avenue. The event is being hosted by Village merchants and the Riverside/Normal City Neighborhood Association. But why? “The Village sits in our neighborhood, so we decided to celebrate…

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Singer Jennie DeVoe Subject Of New Book By Muncie Journal Columnist

By: John Carlson— A native of our city who has become an iconic Hoosier singer-songwriter over the past twenty years is the subject of a new book by Muncie Journal columnist John Carlson. The book is “Jennie DeVoe On The Record: Friends, Music and Elvis Dust.” It is available for $18 from the merchandise table at Jennie’s shows, or online at jenniedevoe.com. (Go to “record shop,” scroll down to “merch” and the book will pop up to order. Or just…


Ball State University’s 2019 Fan Jam Is Saturday August 17th

By: Ball State Sports— Muncie, IN—Join us for Ball State Athletics 2019 Fall Fan Jam on Saturday, August 17th! Everyone is invited to Scheumann Stadium from 5-7 pm for this FREE community-wide event to kick off the 2019 sports schedule. Don’t miss the fun! Fans will have the opportunity to meet Ball State coaches, student-athletes – including the entire football squad – receive autographs, take home a poster and take part in interactive stations. Community organizations and corporate partners will…


Muncie Civic Kicks Off 2019-20 Season With ‘Pure Imagination’

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—Muncie Civic Theatre will open its 2019-20 Season with “pure imagination” when “Willy Wonka” takes the main stage on Aug. 16. Performances will be Aug.16-18, 23-25, and 29-31. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m. A sensory-friendly performance will be 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for groups of 10 or more, and $15 for students and children. The musical, directed…


PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union & Cornerstone Center for the Arts Wedding & Event Showcase

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—If you are planning a wedding or special event in East Central Indiana, be sure to save the date for the 2018 PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union & Cornerstone Center for the Arts Wedding & Event Showcase on Sunday, August 18. The event will be at Cornerstone in Downtown Muncie from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will highlight the area’s best wedding vendors. H&D SupeRent & Special Occasions present the Wedding & Event Showcase with support…


Cardinal Greenway Bike Fest Brings Cycling Enthusiasts To Muncie

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The 4th annual Cardinal Greenway Bike Fest was held in Muncie from July 26 to 28. Bike Fest is Cardinal Greenway’s largest event of the year and provided community members the ability to participate in cycling activities and also watch competitive cycling events. The event was held in conjunction with the City of Muncie, Bike Muncie, and was presented by Old National Bank. The kick-off to the event began with a well-attended community group bike ride…


Free Big Band Jazz Concert By America’s Hometown Band This Thursday

 By: Katherine Huggler— Muncie, IN—On Thursday evening August 8th, the top-notch Big Band musicians from America’s Hometown Band will be taking their classy Big Band sound to the beautiful front lawn of the E.B. & Bertha C. Ball Center on Minnetrista Blvd. This popular Free concert is a highly entertaining window to the tradition of swing music in its many forms, styles, and tempos. This group and this event’s program are crafted by Will Frazier and Phil Cooley, Assistant Music Directors…


Old West End Neighborhood Association Arts Festival To Take Place August 24

By: Gail Townsend— Muncie, IN—Ball State professor Jim Needham will be the keynote speaker at the Old West End Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a presentation on iconic American painter Bob Ross, whose The Joy of Painting was produced at WIPB-TV at BSU. Needham was general manager at the station and was instrumental in signing Ross to make the series. Needham’s programs will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Muncie Friends Church,…


Unlock Your Creativity At One of Minnetrista’s Summer Glass Workshops

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, Indiana—Join us this summer to learn and explore new artistic skills through one of our various glass workshops. Stained Glass Sun-Catcher Workshop—August 3; 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Add some sparkle and shimmer to your house this summer with handcrafted stained glass sun catchers. In this workshop you will be able to choose from a wide variety of patterns and glass to create a fun and unique beach themed sun catcher. Instructors will teach you how to cut,…


JD McPherson and Jennie Devoe To Perform at Free Concert At Canan Commons

By: Rick Zeigler— Muncie, IN– Acclaimed roots-rocker JD McPherson will be performing in a FREE outdoor concert as part of the 2019 Muncie Three Trails Music Series. The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 3rd at Canan Commons (500 S. Walnut St.) in the heart of downtown Muncie, IN. Muncie’s own Jennie Devoe will open the show. Known for his highly resonant voice and vintage-inspired sound that nods to ’40s R&B and ’50s rock & roll, JD…