Brown County Music Center

The Brown County Music Center has risen from the ashes of a fire to reopen in August with legendary country artist Vince Gill the opening act. 

NASHVILLE, Ind. — Historic Brown County has announced the grand opening of the new, highly anticipated performing arts venue, the Brown County Music Center. The world-class venue will host its grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a concert by legendary country artist Vince Gill, and unveiled a list of other national acts scheduled to perform at the new venue.

The Brown County Music Center, which will seat 2,000, also announced its agreement to have Live Nation assist with programming the venue and that Ticketmaster will handle the ticketing. The venue will program local and regional entertainment as well.

Located in Nashville, the Brown County Music Center will be a visual and auditory masterpiece with cutting edge design that will bring in nationally known performers and host local events. The new venue will offer an incredibly intimate experience for each show. The farthest seat from the stage will only be 106 feet away.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Brown County and you can feel the anticipation growing as we get closer and closer to opening day,” Dana Beth Evans, director of events for the new venue, stated in a news release. “We’ve all put an incredible amount of time and effort into this place to make sure that it is nothing short of amazing for all who attend, including the artists. We hope people are able to take in all the beauty of the venue, the nature around it and the love and care of the people in this community when they visit us.”

The Brown County Board of Directors have banded together to make sure that the Brown County Music Center is both an incredible destination for music lovers and also a central part of its community. The commitment to its community has been shown by making plans to locally source and display local works of art, highlight local restaurants and breweries as part of their concessions, and have partnered with the local Live Nation office based in Indianapolis to book all national touring artists.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Brown County Music Center and their team to bring some of the best national touring artists into Nashville, Indiana.” Dan Kemer, Live Nation’s vice-president of Midwest, who will be responsible for booking the venue, stated in the release. “Brown County is already a great arts destination, and the music center is the next logical step as the Nashville market and tourism business continue to grow.”

Regional and local performances will be mixed in with the Live Nation booked events to keep the venue’s schedule full of great entertainment.

The list of shows announced includes:

• Vince Gill: Saturday, Aug. 24

• Tesla: Saturday, September 7

• Clint Black: Friday, Sept. 20

• Home Free: Sunday, Oct.6

• George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Sunday, Oct. 13

• Peppa Pig Live!: Wednesday, Oct. 16

• Here Come The Mummies: Saturday, Oct. 26

• Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Thursday, Dec. 12

Tickets for the Vince Gill and Peppa Pig Live! shows will go on sale Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at www.browncountymusiccenter.com and at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center and also, eventually, at the venue box office.

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