Update: MSO’s ‘Festival On The Green’ Moving Indoors

Festival On The Green. File photo.Festival On The Green. File photo.

By: Jennifer Johnson—

“Festival on the Green” will move indoors today, June 9th, to the Field Sports Building, which is right next to and connected to Worthen Arena.

—Picnics are still encouraged, but no alcohol can be brought into the Field Sports Building.

— Public can still bring their lawn chairs, but a few folding chairs will be available in Field Sports.

— No sharp objects should be set on the floor. We need to keep the floor protected.

— Public entrance – from the parking lot, there will be 2 entrances (a) one door next to the garage door (b) one door that routes people through the Rec. building.

Muncie, INJoin the Muncie Symphony Orchestra for “Festival on the Green” this Saturday, June 9th.  Family activities begin at 6 pm. with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra concert at 7 pm.  Inclement weather location is now the Field Sports Building on the Ball State University campus.

An anticipated annual tradition, “Festival on the Green” is free and open to the public.

“It is no secret that our Festival on the Green concert is one of my favorites of the year. Our ‘Country Music!’ theme will take us on a musical trip around the world, ending right here with a patriotic tribute to the USA”, said Douglas Droste, MSO Artistic Director and Conductor.

The Muncie Symphony will host a picnic contest prior to the concert.  Entry for the picnic contest is FREE and winners will receive fabulous prizes from area businesses and organizations. This year’s theme is “Country Music”, music from around the world. Prize baskets will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  To enter a picnic, visit the MSO information tent at “Festival on the Green”. Picnic judging begins at 6:45 p.m.

Family activities will feature community partners including David Owsley Museum of Art, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie Public Library, Dazzle Dance, and other community organizations. Offerings will include art activities for families, face-painting, the MSO Instrument Petting Zoo and more.

“Festival on the Green” is generously supported by Mutual Bank, The Shafer Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. Muncie Symphony season partnership and support provided by Ball State University, Muncie Power Products, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Public Radio, and WIPB.

For more information, visit MuncieSymphony.org