Past Events with Tag: Concerts

6 upcoming events with this tag

Nov 6, 2009


  • Release Party: "True-Life Adventures of Captain Wa Wah" 7:30pm to 10pm @ Doc's Music Hall 215 S. Walnut
    Local physician John “Doc” Peterson celebrates the release of his long-awaited book, "The True-Life Adventures of Captain Wa Wah: Fifty Years of Music, Meditation and Politics" with a Release Party from 7:30-10pm on November 6th, 2009 at Doc’s Music Hall located at 215 S. Walnut St. Music will be provided by Peterson, Simmons, and Dunn. Refreshments as well as a cash bar will also be available. There is no charge for admission, but is limited to guests 21+. Books will be available for purchase at the time of the even. Each book includes an audio recording of 10 stories read by Dr. Peterson and set to his music. Please help celebrate this noted occasion with a respected member of the Muncie community. From “The True-Life Adventures of Captain Wa Wah”: “Around here, in Indiana, I’m known as Dr. John or just “Doc.” In my college days in Iowa, I was known as Captain Wa Wah. Through these stories, I’ve re-framed some of my memories; the music of the 60s, playing keyboard in an almost-made-it band, recording at the Old Chess Studios and Universal Studios in Chicago, opening for Sonny and Cher, the Beach Boys, and the Doors...Vietnam, the Chicago 7 trial, the Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, Patty Hearst and the SLA, the Maharishi, the Nuclear Freeze Movement, Women’s Liberation, Orville K. Snav, and, finally, Doc’s Music Hall with listings of all the musicians who have performed there since a slew of cool friends and acquaintances along the way. I hope you enjoy the ride.” Please contact Kim Gillenwater at 765-760-1119 or at for further information on this event.

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  • String Quartet "Brooklyn Rider" 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University Ball State University
    Cost: See below

    Brooklyn Rider is multi-faceted group of innovative young string musicians known for their creativity and collaborations that invite audiences into a shared experience. They have performed at venues all over the world and next Thursday they'll perform at Sursa Hall. Be there when they take the stage at 7:30 p.m. February 25.

    Born out of a desire to to use the rich medium of the string quartet as a vehicle for borderless communication, Brooklyn Rider are well-versed in the classics, but have worked on cross-cultural and cross-genre projects. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of music and explores new music with world-music zest. All of the musicians have enjoyed diverse musical careers that have intersected with each other over the years. They draw inspiration from the array of cultures and artistic energy found in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, a place they call home.

    To learn more about Brooklyn Rider click here, or visit the Emens Site.

    Brooklyn Rider - Thursday, February 25 at Sursa Hall (7:30PM)

    Reserved Seating Tickets are just $20 for adults in advance ($25 after 4:30 p.m. day of show), $10 for youth 18 & under and $5 for BSU students. BSU faculty/staff buy one adult, get a second free.

    For more information or to order tickets call 285-1539.

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  • Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles" 8pm to 12:42pm @ Emens Auditorium 1800 W Riverside Ave
    Cost: $16.50 (advance); Yth $11.50; BSU students $5

    For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy® award winning sounds of the Eagles. This dynamic show incorporates their very own world-renowned vocal harmony and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and of course “Hotel California” as well as newer releases and selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.

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Jan 22, 2011


  • The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra 8pm to 12:42pm @ Pruis Hall, Ball State University
    Cost: $5 - $25

    More than forty years, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began as the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and has performed continuously ever since. Emens is proud to present the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, winner of the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble this Saturday night at Pruis Hall. Show starts at 8 p.m.

    In 1966 cornetist, composer, arranger, Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis founded a band in New York. Having settled in New York after leaving their respective touring jobs with Basie and Kenton, Thad and Mel along with many of their colleagues needed an outlet for their creative energies and relief from the tedium of the studio work. With a handful of arrangements they approached legendary club owner Max Gordon and were booked at the Village Vanguard for 3 Mondays in February. Three weeks have become a permanent gig spanning over four decades. With few member changes, this 16-piece group still maintains its original precepts of creativity and experimentation are nurtured and encouraged.

    This will be one of the greatest jazz events to grace the stage at Pruis Hall. This is your chance to hear one of New York's finest institutions deliver their big band sound with spot-on accuracy live in Muncie!

    Click here to visit the Vanguard Press page to listen to clips and view video of the group.

    Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Saturday, January 22

    Pruis Hall - 8 pm

    General Admission Tickets are just $20 in advance ($25 at the door). BSU faculty/staff are just $15. BSU students and youth (18 & under are $5).

    Call the Emens ticket office for more information, (765) 285-1539.

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Feb 28, 2012


  • Westminster Concert Series: Pianist Athena Nagel 2pm to 12:42pm @ Westminster Village 5801 West Bethel Avenue

    Athena Nagel (14) was born in Muncie, Indiana. She is homeschooled and is now in 9th grade. Athena loves to play classical piano and also to participate in Muncie Ballet, Inc. During summer of 2011, she attended the "Young Artist World Piano Festival" in St. Paul for her second year in a row, and she spent three weeks at the piano camp at Interlochen in Michigan. While at Interlochen, Athena was chosen to play the harpsichord with the intermediate Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, and the ensemble performed a concerto grosso by Handel. In May of the same year, she won the local "Junior Festival" playoffs, and then in June she won first place in her age category at the state level of the "Junior Festival" competition. She also won first place in the local "Hoosier Auditions" competition, and went on to win an honorable mention at the "Hoosier Auditions" state level. Athena's playing has been heard on WBST radio several times over the last few years, as part of the "Young Artist Showcase" series presented by PianoForte, Inc. She regularly plays on MTNA pre-college recitals hosted by Ball State, and on spring recitals coordinated by her principal piano teacher, Liz Seidel. She has also been the piano/harpsichord player with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana for the last three years. Athena takes supplemental piano lessons with Jean-Louise Hagenauer at Indiana University.

Mar 1, 2012


  • Celtic Nights 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Emens Auditorium
    Cost: $5 to $25 (see details)

    Drawn from the history and folklore of Ireland, the Irish cast of "Celtic Nights" will perform their unique show consisting of melodic music and criss-crossing dance rhythms at Emens Auditorium on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

    Driven by their passion for music and dance, "Celtic Nights" will entertain the audience as they travel on their journey to different islands every eight minutes of the show. With a cast of three male and female vocalists alongside six of Ireland's most talented International dancers and two musicians, this two-hour showcase provides a memorable evening of Celtic music and Irish dance.

    "Celtic Nights" tells the story of emigrants' adventures travelling to the United States in search of better homes. During the performance, the cast portrays their various journeys on ships, planes, horses, in addition to the different encounters they make. The influence of old music favorites including "Danny Boy," "Isle of Hope," "Galway Bay" and "My Love is in America" will be part of the "Celtic Nights" experience.

    Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Youth tickets are $10. Ball State students receive a discounted rate of $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Emens Auditorium ticket office at 765-285-1539 or visit

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Aug 17, 2012


  • BOOMBOX & MC Sparkplug 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $10
    Ages: 21+

    This is BoomBox's Muncie Debut & MC Sparkplug will be opening!


    Here's our Facebook Link for the event!


    BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.BoomBox’s first release, Visions of Backbeat, contained the breakout song "Stereo" that built the foundation for their rapidly growing fan base. After years of steady touring and honing their sound, they released their sophomore effort, downriverelectric, and was hailed by critics as a progressive follow up effort. BoomBox are continuously working on new releases, using a blend of programming and live instrumentation with both members on drums, Randolph on keys, and Godchaux on guitar, bass and vocals.Each live show is unique to the venue and the crowd, who are the driving force of the rhythmic BoomBox experience. “It’s all natural, it’s all in real time, and that’s why it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”, says Godchaux. Traditional set lists are never created prior to shows, instead, BoomBox chooses the music based on the atmosphere, to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans. Randolph adds, “We just want to go out with no game plan. That way it’s fresh for us, and we can follow the energy of the crowd. We’re down to get down, and we hope that people are down with us.”

Aug 18, 2012


Aug 24, 2012


  • COSBY SWEATER, Kaleidoscope Jukebox & Turtle Matt "BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE PARTY" 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $5
    Ages: 21+

    *Cosby Sweater Bio:

    Cosby Sweater is a new and vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile trio is comprised of David Embry (DJ Embry-O, Embryonic Fluid) on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach (The Twin Cats) on Tenor Saxophone and EWI and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd (The Native Sun) on drums.

    Cosby Sweater’s members are all experienced in the music scene and are looking to take their new sound around the United States and beyond. David is a sought after producer in the scene and has opened for groups like Big Gigantic and EOTO in the last year performing under the moniker DJ Emry-O. Sleepy is a first call jazz drummer in the Indianapolis Jazz and Hip-Hop scenes and has backed up and acted as music director for rappers and producers like Elzhi and Black Milk. Gerlach is a mainstay on the Midwest jam scene in his group The Twin Cats who have been touring the area extensively for years. He has appeared on the ESPN show SportsNation numerous times and has also appeared on stage with artists like DJ Logic, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Dumpstaphunk and Mike Clark of the Headhunters along with numerous other sit ins.

    This group is poised to use their combined experience to create a new sound that will turn the electronic and jam scenes on their ears. Their strength lies in their high energy live shows and genre bending tracks. Cosby Sweater is already gaining momentum after just a few live shows and is working towards the release of their first EP in the coming months.

    *Kaleidoscope Jukebox Bio:

    You're about to embark on a very exciting adventure.
    A journey which along the way will bring to you new color, new dimension and a new experience. Let your minds eye go wild.

    Every atom of your being is animated by its action.

    From an invisible source comes blunted breaks, deep bass, ethnic elements from around the world, lush keyboards,warm brass and samples from the caverns of yore...

    The music emitting from this jukebox takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey thru the past, present and future. A deep space beam which hints at dub, hip hop, downtempo, soul, funk, latin, jazz. 
    All captured forever in Hi-Fi.

    ...I am one with its rhythm...

    While Kaleidoscope Jukebox is centered around the production of Clint Carty, he is very thankful to work with such great artists as Andrew, Aaron, Meredith, Eric and others. Bless you all!

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Sep 6, 2012


  • Silent D Presents: DANNY THE WILDCHILD!! 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $10! $1 off with Can Good Donation, $1 off with Student ID, $1 off with Out of State ID
    Ages: 21+

    Silent D Presents: Thursday BASS!!!


    Genre - Jump Up Dance Floor Drum & Bass
    Label's - Sound Solution Digital, FineBeats Audio, Combat Records.
    Crew's - MIA Chicago, Compression San Francisco

    Websites -!/Danny_Wildchild

    Danny the Wildchild aka Daniel Garcia was born on the South side of Chicago in 1977. The brother of a once aspiring DJ, he keenly watched and quickly learned the tricks of the trade. Danny began djing at age nine soon surpassing his brother’s abilities and eventually inherited his equipment and records. At twelve, Danny entered a Chicago area contest for young DJ’s and won. He took home that fifty-dollar prize and was called “The Wildchild” from that day forward.

    Although Danny’s roots were as a Hip-Hop DJ, he was eventually introduced into the Chicago Rave scene and to the world of drum-n-bass. He enjoyed this new form of music, but also loved hip-hop and began to creatively blend the two genres creating a unique sound of his own. As Danny’s turntable talents grew, he began to incorporate scratching and DMC style battle tricks into his Drum-n-Bass sets. His precise mixing skills and unique style and sound gave him the opportunity to bring Drum-n-Bass into the DMC and Hip-Hop scenes.

    Danny’s recognition has earned him a collection of praises from domestic and international magazines such as Mixer, Thousand Words, Faqt, and Lotus to name just a few. Danny was also featured as one of the people making waves in the scene in Urb’s Next 100 Artists to Watch Issue. When he’s not on the road mixing it up at clubs and festivals across the U.S., he can be found teaching a scratch course at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

    Miles "Mauser" Holt
    Synapsis Recordings, Soul Magnifique, Plan B Recordings, Generator Recordings, Chocolate Industries, Skulljakkx, IllProd, Indecence Recordings. Chicago/Champaign.
    Miles is a pioneer in the acid and techno genres. A true Acid House producer who's imagination for sound design is second to none. Since the 90’s , Miles has been in the dance music trenches, DJ'ing, and producing records that have been revered by artist the world around. He is also credited for bringing Schranz Techno to the mid-west. Miles stepped out of the scene for a while to raise his two children with the love of his life, and shifted his main musical focus to production. There is nothing typical about his music or his dj’ing performances. Miles started dj’ing when it was an art form. He used 3 turntables, effects, and was one of the few artist at the time to use a laptop to incorporate his live pa material into his sets. Miles explores and plays genres he enjoys, but his home is Hard Techno and Chicago Acid House. He finds a way to perfectly fuse the genre’s together and adds a special touch of class when the chemistry of the music complements each other. He uses any format necessary from vinyl, laptop, and analog gear if it fits. Miles is one of those rare artist who knows his music and respects the history. He is as energetic as his music and always will be.

    Hakim Murphy
    Plan B Recordings/ Champagne, IL/Acid House/Deep House
    Hakim Murphy is a producer/dj from the Chicagoland area who's musical style ranges from House to Techno. Hakim's journey begin as a dancer in Chicago as a lot of his musical influences come from Larry Heard, Robert Armani, Dance Mania, Relief, and Cajual records. As a Chicago footwork dancer, Hakim gradually became inspired by the music and began playing records in 1996. Since then Hakim has ventured into production work and eventually founded two records labels in 2008: Machining Dreams; and Synapsis Records with Avondale Music Society." target="_blank">" target="_blank">" target="_blank">" target="_blank">

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Sep 20, 2012


  • GOOD GRAVY "Colorado Bluegrass" 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage
    Cost: $5-10
    Ages: 21+

    Bluegrass ~ Acoustic Fusion ~ Jam Roots

    Good Gravy’s flavor can be described as a contemporary approach to American roots music or Americana. Within their recipe, are the remnants of bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz, and even caribbean music. This band has an eclectic earthy palette that is even furthered by the use of improvisation, a hard driving rhythm section, and occasional electric instrumentation.

    While reaching phenomenal energy levels with their acoustics, Good Gravy pushes their music even further wh

    en they use electrics. The artistry and intermittent use of the electrics produces a dynamic story throughout their live shows that is unparalleled. Captivating melodies, thick vocals, intriguing dynamics, and intense improv jams, this bands imagination is fresh in the live music scene. Good Gravy is said to “melt the heart, as well as the face.”

    Original techniques in the composition of their music is paired with influences that are evident. Ensuing the paths of the defining bands in the “jam” scene of Colorado, artists such as the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon are obvious inspirations. Guaranteed to throw down everything from psychedelic dance beats to slamming bluegrass this modern band takes acoustic song writing to new and exciting realms.


Sep 21, 2012


  • Zoogma, Eumatik, & Magnetic 9pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $10
    Ages: 21+

    An amazing night! This trio of the midwest hottest electronically infused bands to Muncie, IN! 

    ZOOGMA combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a four piece rock group. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light show, the band consistently dishes out heavy-weight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. Sets are kinetic, combining live improvisation with carefully crafted beats and melodic textures.

    With the release of their debut a
    lbum, Recreational Vehicles, along with a relentless tour schedule, the four members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene. Evolving in Oxford, MS, Zoogma’s sound can be described as an eclectic fusion of Electronica, Rock, and Hip-Hop. This blend of genres results in a musical experience that appeals to a range of audiences, with a sound that is refreshingly original yet steeped in the dance music tradition.

    EUMATIK is a living, trance-inducing, funk-blasting, dance mechanism that stimulates the mind by being harmonically innovative and experimental. What makes their approach to music so interesting is their ability to allure the listener with catchy hooks, slowly leading them outside their accustomed electronic musical boundaries Fusing a diverse variety of musical techniques that ranging from jazz theory to 18th century counterpoint, lengthy sections of improvisation make every live show unique. Eumatik brings elements of hip hop, funk, trance, jazz, dubstep and disco and mixes them with a mix of vintage keyboards and ultra-modern sound design
    As you hear the UFO sounds summoning up a twist-bopping, trance-inducing, disco-fever you know it's time for Eumatik. 

    MAGNETIC is rich with stereo soundscapes, bumping grooves, tight bass and sweet synthesizers. Deeply composed and highly versatile, tempos move through Dubstep, Glitch-Hop, Breakbeat and Electro House.From carefree to complex these orchestrated tracks give way to live improvisation.

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    Magnetic shows feature Jack Hinson (SMASH) on live drums.

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Sep 22, 2012


  • Silent D Present: Ifdakar, Venice Gas House Trolley, Digeometric & Glowfriends 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $8 Cover, $1 off with can good donation, $1 off with Student ID or Military ID, $1 off with valid out of State ID
    Ages: 21+

    One night of Midwest talent Presented by Silent D Promotions LLC.

    A Fall Solstice Jamboree 2012


    Venice Gas House Trolley/Madison,WI/Flowpoetry

    Venice Gas House Trolley (Madison, WI) grooves body and mind creating a unique and organic live music experience. VGHT's original jam-based songs and poems transport audiences
    on a creatively wild and transformational trip through darkness and into the light.

    Spoken of by fans as "A Cerebral Groove" and "Sacred Existential Fusion Rock," VGHT brings a sense of passion and performance to every live show. The Trolley's appearances include festivals such as The Tall Tree Lake Music Festival (Goreville, IL), The Muddy River Jam Fest (Woodstown, NJ), The Overgrown Music & Arts Festival (Belmont, NY), The Michigan Peace Fest (Lacota, MI), The 40th Annual Midwest Harvest Fest (Madison, WI) and over 200 performances from Wisconsin to New York City." target="_blank">

    Digeometric/Chicago, IL/ Jazz, Techno, Funk

    Digeometric is a concept idea that bloomed in June of 2010. The formation of this group happened both spontaneously and sporadically. The music being created by Digeometric occurs in the same manner." target="_blank">" target="_blank">" target="_blank">" target="_blank">

    Glowfriends/Kalamazoo, MI/Kalamashoegazer

    "ALL THINGS MADE NEW-(JAM) Glowfriends, a shoegazing 6-piece from Kalamazoo, Michigan have released their 6th record. They might be the only band in history that is comprised of 3 couples. The core of the band is siblings April and Mark Morris. Mark’s wife Holly plays bass/vibes while April’s husband, Adam Zimont, plays guitar and that leaves the excellently-named JW and Jenn Hendrix on drums and vibes/glockenspiel respectively. The thing about their records, and I’ve heard (and enjoyed) all of them, is that each new one has been a little better than the one before it. After all, that’s what most bands are trying to do, right? On ALL THINGS MADE NEW this dream pop outfit has raised the bar and written their best batch of songs yet. The vocals between main vocalist April Zimont and her brother, Mark Morris are as confident as they are compelling and the swirling, 2-guitar lineup adds to the proceedings. A few of my favorite tunes on this record are the smooth opener “Wait for the Waves”, the haunting/driving “Explain Away”, the fuzzy “Jr. Mint”, the jangly “Through the Heart” and at least a few others. -DAGGER MAGAZINE" target="_blank">" target="_blank">

    Ifdakar/Fox Valley, WI/Jamtronica

    Ifdakar jam their way through a unique blend of funk, jazz, electronica, reggae, and rock music.

    Ifdakar's pursuit of musical growth and experimental improvisation create an experience not to be forgotten. Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, this five piece band has garnered recognition for their live performances, where the band channels elements of psychedelic rock, funk, jazz, and electronica. The result is a mind bending, dance infused, pedal to the metal sound that it is unmistakably their

    From songs that are tragic, to songs that transcend, Ifdakar showcases an array of improvisational jamming and elaborately structured pieces that are steeped in influences such as Phish, Pink Floyd, Les Claypool, Lotus, STS9 and many others. This spectrum allows for dense musical freedom, to tension-and-release madness.

    While relentlessly working on every aspect of the band, Ifdakar has been fortunate enough to open for such scene luminaries as Ozric Tentacles, EOTO, Xavier Rudd, Kim Manning of Parliament Funkadelic, Willie Waldman, Steve Molitz of Particle and more.

    As Ifdakar continues to climb the ranks of the Midwest scene, their popularity has started to snowball. Reaching capacity at marquee club shows regularly, the band has begun to make the jump to theaters, picking up numerous new fans along the way.

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Oct 11, 2012


  • Funktion "Kalamazoo, MI Funk" 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $5
    Ages: 21+

    Funk is an amorphous substance, able to mold itself to a variety of emotions and environments. It consists of all the things we know and composes all the things we feel. It’s the stuff that jiggles in our spine, the thing that rumbles in our belly. It’s the stuff crammed between our toes and the matter jammed between our ears. Funk lives in all of us—its path traces the globe and its roots dig back to traditional campfire rhythms and primal soul vibrations. If you’ve experienced life at all until this point

    , you’ve come across at least one mutation of the entity of funk.

    Luckily for us there is a band that can show us all the branches of funk. No matter what frequency your eardrums vibrate at, the sonic eruption from Kalamazoo based Funktion will dose them at the right waves per second. It could be the silky smooth R&B that gets you. Or maybe it’s the cool island dub rhythms that grab your ears. Then again it might be the rowdy hip-hop flavor that seizes your attention. But if none of that snatches your marbles, the unhinged, guitar-fueled fireball of funk will surely do the trick. Any way you slice it, if you’ve got a pair of ears, Funktion will unwrap something for them to chew on.

    But don’t show up to a live show unless you’ve come to get down; this stuff is additive-free, high-octane dance fuel. And due to the fact that Funktion’s sole mission in life is to make you shake your booty, trying to stand still might cause you a few problems. You see, the human body simply isn’t equipped to deal with this much raw musical energy in the stationary position. The only way to withstand this tidal wave of sound is to get loose, get down with your bad self, and feel that groove out on the floor. Ride that funky wave out, because the only thing that could bring it to an end is last call. But then there’s always the next night’s last call in another city just down the road…

    More info coming soon!


Oct 30, 2012


  • "A Dope Halloween" w/ Dopapod & Magnetic 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $5
    Ages: 21+

    Dopapod exists at the crossroads of full throttle intensity, deep pocket groove, intricate technicality, and limitless experimentation. With no regard towards limiting themselves to stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from the quartet both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences that they adapt from. Their approach and commitment to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship has set them apart from many of their contemporaries and keeps mus

    ic lovers eagerly returning to shows.

    In the past two years, Dopapod has firmly planted seeds in music fan’s ears all up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest with their incessant touring schedule. Covering all this ground has seen the young, yet seasoned group make appearances at numerous festivals including Camp Bisco, Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, Burning Man, Bear Creek, The Big Up, Rootwire, Strangecreek, and more. Their electric live showcase has been cultivating a fast growing, loyal fan base, and seen them share bills with artists such as Lotus, EOTO, Papadosio, Zach Deputy, Brothers Past, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Spam Allstars, Sam Kininger (Lettuce, Soulive), and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer).

    Dopapod’s latest release, I Saw Live Dopapod, Evil Was I, is a candid representation of choice cuts from the first half of 2011. Recorded and mixed from multi track recordings, the album showcases the band at their very finest. From explosive disco jazz funk tracks like ‘Indian Grits’ and ‘Off the Cuff’ to wompy progstep rockers such as ‘French Bowling’ and ‘Freight Train’, the quartet’s compositional and improvisational splendor has been captured and put on display to offer a peak into the brainwork of their entrancing live experience. The crown jewel of the collection might be “Dazed and Confused” – an arrangement that shows the group’s simultaneous mastery at both synth-bass womp drops and guitar scorched classic rock wailing. Each track was carefully select, mixed, and mastered to showcase the full Dopapod gamut: new and old, premeditated and spontaneous, light and dark.
    While the distant future reads plots for world domination, the near future will see Dopapod continuing to develop their craft both on the road and in the studio. With a heavy touring regimen in place to continue scouring the country, Drawn Onward, the second studio release, will be dropping at the blink of an eye, offering fresh takes on live favorites. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the sonic whirlwind that will be coming to venues and stereos near you!


Nov 2, 2012


  • Flatland Harmony Experiment 8pm to 3am @ Center Stage 306 South Walnut Street Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $5
    Ages: 21+

    Flatland Harmony Experiment is a new bluegrass driven string band based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. FHE started in 2011 on a cool summer night when three musicians came together at an outdoor acoustic jam. Trading songs and singing together with ease just felt right. So much so that plans to get together were made to explore and see if there were any exciting musical chemistry to be made. A bunch of songs were played and recorded that first session. A common thread of energy and three part harmonies were 

    there from the beginning. It was mixed down and the CD was labeled "Flatland Harmony Experiment". From there a band was born. 

    In the first three months FHE played 3 festivals, opened for 2 national acts and recorded, mixed and released an all original ep. 2012 has been and will continue to be amazing for the Flatland Harmony Experiment. 12 regional festivals, club dates, and house concerts will bring FHE to a venue near you soon. We have been so fortunate to share bills and most importantly music with many friends and countless musical heroes and look forward to the future collaborations yet to come. 

    Flatland Harmony Experiment is Scott Nelson on upright bass, Kris Potts on Mandolin, and Johnny Plott on Banjo. 
    "Hailing from different backgrounds in the music industry, they are rock-solid players and vocalists who bring their experience and maturity together to create a uniquely organic musical landscape. Playing with the subtleties of acoustic string instruments and human voice, Flatland Harmony Experiment delivers a dynamic performance that will take the audience from sweet harmony to spaces of driving rhythm within each performance. Playing each show like their last, this is a project that must be experienced."

    More info to come :)

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  • "Impressions" a Print Show by The Glue & Scissors Society 12pm to 12:42pm @ The Cup

    Mark making: perhaps the power in this art form is not its singularity but rather, its ability to be duplicated. Creating an impression is like skipping a stone. Each touch, no matter how light, creates a series of ripples. When replication is simple, distribution is simple. From there, the ripples arc out, casting over territory too large for one person, for one idea. Thus they shift, mature, spur creativity in others.

    A single impression.

    The softest breath over water.

    These have the power to enact motion—to push ideas like paper boats farther than our own visible horizons.

    The show will feature live music both at The Cup and Be Here Now
    Though, all artwork will hang at The Cup. 
    Performances TBA

    **A First Friday Event

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  • Indiana Public Radio's 10th Annual "Hometown Family Christmas" 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Emens Auditorium

    Indiana Public Radio will be sponsoring its 10th annual “Hometown Family Christmas” on December 8. The show is set to take place in Emens Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature America’s Hometown Band as well as the internationally acclaimed Ball State University Singers and a special performance by the nationally recognized Royerton Elementary Children’s Choir, directed by Janice Morris. The concert will also include an opening by AHB’s jazz band directed by Dr. Phillip Cooley.


    America’s Hometown Band’s jazz band plans on performing what Cooley described as “some real up-tempo, toe-tapping version of Christmas music.” These include a rendition of “Jingle Bells” featuring bass trombonist Will Frazier, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “The Christmas Song,” more commonly known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.”


    The concert band plans on playing a festive medley of pieces as well. Some selections include “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson and “O Holy Night” which will feature vocal soloist Diana Guinn. Other selections include "A Most Wonderful Christmas" by Robert Sheldon, "A Showstoppin' Christmas" by Chris Sharp, and "Gloria" by Randol Bass.


    The Christmas show will also feature special Christmas greetings from Ball State athletes, President Jo Ann Gora, and Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler. 

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  • Young People's Concert 9:30am to 12:42pm @ Emens Auditorium

    Local elementary students attend this concert of live symphonic music free of charge.  

    Program: Music is a Language

    Nick Kendall, guest conductor

    Tickets are free for school groups with advance reservation, $5 general admission at the door.

    The Young People’s Concert, held during the school day, engages young minds through an exciting full-orchestra performance. This morning performance by the Muncie Symphony correlates with Indiana Standards of Learning. Participating schools receive student listening guides, a teacher guide and a study CD in advance of the performance.

    Both elementary and secondary students are invited to Young People’s Concerts; age-appropriate performance guides help students and teachers get the most out of the concert experience. The concert at 9:30am on January 30, 2013 will be geared toward  4th,  5th and 6th graders , though students of any age are welcome at the concert as well as their families. Concerts serve city, county public, private and home-schooled students.

    Book your musical field trip now!

    Concert is sponsored by McDonalds of Muncie, and Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.

    More information here.

Feb 16, 2013


  • MSO Valentine concert- chamber series finale 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Muncie Power Products Pershing Warehouse 342 N. Pershing Drive, Muncie, IN 47305-1933
    Cost: $30 adults, $15 students

    Don't miss a fun Valentine's week event this Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm! MSO will set romantic mood with fun decorations, lively romantic jazzy music, some dancing and sweet party favors for you and yours at this special concert! Sit back, reminisce, and enjoy some of your all-time favorite jazz standards as performed by The Harry Arnett Quintet and Larry McWilliams.

    This is the MSO chamber series finale-last of three unconventional events in unconventional locations, that are part of MSO Goes to Town series.

    Featuring favorites from the crooners of the 20th century and today, MSO presents guests artists that put their own uniquely-smooth style on each classic. You'll enjoy compositions made famous by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra,Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Buble to name a few. Afteward, enjoy an eclectic mix of light instrumental jazz standards as well as tasty dance classics for your dancing pleasure. It will be an evening not to forget.

    What: MSO Goes to Town Chamber series finale -Power-ful Brass

    Where: Muncie Power Products Pershing Warehouse, 342 N. Pershing Drive, Muncie, IN 47305

    When: Saturday, February 16 7:30pm

    adults $30
    group discount for 10 or more $20,
    students $15

    Emens box office 285-1539. Tickets will also be available at the door.

    For more information visit MSO website

    Presenting sponsor Muncie Power Products

Feb 24, 2013


  • America's Hometown Band plays "Band Stars" 4:30pm to 12:42pm @ Pruis Hall, Ball State University

    Contact: Roger McConnell                                                       Tel. 765-289-2041


    With a new year comes a new concert season and America’s Hometown Band will be kicking off their season at 4:30 p.m. on February 24 at Ball State University’s Pruis Hall. Their concert will be the first in the band’s 2013 concert season.

    The show, aptly named “Band Stars,” will highlight some of the band’s most talented members in several featured pieces. Pianist Dr. Philip Cooley will perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Will Frazier will play solo trombone to Arthur Pryor’s “Thoughts of Love.” Piccolo player Rachael Eldridge will also be highlighted in a rendition of Vivaldi’s “Concerto I n C Major.”

     Other feature pieces will include oboist Dr. Aryn Sweeney and saxophonist Dr. George Wolfe.

     A professor of saxophone at Ball State, Dr. Wolfe is a well-known performer who has played across North America and Europe. He has performed with such groups such as the United States Navy Band, The Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force, among others. He will be playing soprano saxophone on AHB’s performance of “Los Andes” by Adriana Isabel Figueroa Manas which he premiered with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra last year.

     Rounding out the night of star performances will be Dr. Aryn Sweeney’s presentation of “Concertante” by Emilie Paladilhe. Also a Ball State professor, Sweeney is the principal oboist for Muncie’s Symphony Orchestra as well as the Lexington Philharmonic. Sweeney has taught and performed with many artists around the world and in 2005 was prizewinner at the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition.

    Other pieces AHB plans to perform include such favorites as “Amazing Grace,” “Star Wars,” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

    The show is free and open to the public, in keeping with AHB’s stated mission of performing for “town and gown.” Upcoming performances include a St. Patrick’s Day performance, a first Thursday performance on May 2 at Vera Mae’s Bistro, as well as a Memorial Day service at Beech Grove Cemetery on May 27.

    For questions regarding the upcoming performance or performances contact Roger McConnell. For more information regarding the band, visit their website at or call 765-289-2041. 

Mar 16, 2013


  • Mayhem in Muncie 1pm to 11pm @ Delaware County Fairgrounds Memorial Building
    Cost: $3 or $5 with compilation CD
    Ages: All Ages

    ALL AGES EVENT!!!!! 2 STAGES!!! $3 or $5 with CD.The Memorial Building! 20 bands tearing up the Muncie Fairgrounds in the Memorial Building! STAGE 1: EPYON, REFRACTIONS, I AM SHAKEN, I EXIST, OF CREATIONS, BLACK FOR TOMORROW, TO ALL ASPIRING, AS KING, SO SAYETH, THE TUG FORK RIVER BAND. STAGE 2: ABOVE ALL NATIONS, THE WORLDS SLOWEST COMEBACK, FOREVER AT LAST, ANAPHAYLXSIS, MAAX, NEZERA, REVELATION 13, INHERITORS, CREATING CONSTELLATIONS, SIRENS!!!! Tickets for this event will only be $3($2 extra gets ya the compilation cd) for an all day event with 20 bands, $5 admission if you want the compilation album! Please no outside food or drinks!!! All age event, so please have respect! SPONSORS SO FAR INCLUDE ABERCROMBIE INK, COUSIN VINNY'S, AND MUNCIE MUSIC CENTER, BIG ED's FOOD VENDING, FOLLY MOON AS WELL!!!!

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  • East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra Dessert Concert 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts

    Contact:Van Nelson                                                                 Tel. 765-748-1851



    East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra will hold its first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Pie and refreshments will be provided for those who make reservations at the dessert concert in the Colonnade Room of the art center. The evening’s performance will also feature the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana, directed by Dr. Karin Hendriks.


    The ECICO has had a dessert concert for the past eight years, said Van Nelson, the group’s director. He explained that it is the group’s version of a pops concert, as they usually play light classical selections as well as music from movies and musicals. Some of the pieces currently being planned for the Saturday concert are Franz Suppe’s “Light Calvary Overture,” “Serenata” by Leroy Anderson, and “Orpheus” by Jacques Offenbach. The ECICO will also perform a selection of pieces composed by John Williams from the famous movie, Schindler’s List.


    The YSOECI will also play its own John Williams selection, “Themes from Harry Potter,” a medley of music from the very popular series. The selection was arranged by Paul Cook and adapted for the YSOECI by Ryan Bischoff, a Ball State student. The ECICO and its guest, the YSOECI, will also combine to play a medley of music from the recent movie adaptation of Les Misérables.


    The Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana was founded in 1964 to provide an outlet for middle school and high school orchestral musicians. A part of the Muncie community for such a long time, the group is currently working on an “immersive learning” project with Ball State students.  Dr. Hendriks explained this partnership is a way to help revitalize the program and ensure it “becomes a functioning, thriving, and growing youth symphony program in Delaware County.”


    Dr. Hendriks is an assistant professor of music education at Ball State University. She has taught as a public school orchestra instructor for thirteen years and has won several awards for her skills in teaching. A private cello teacher for over 25 years, Dr. Hendriks was even once recognized by then First Lady Laura Bush in 2003. She has also collaborated in education projects with several international soloists and chamber ensembles.


    Leading the ECICO will be Javier Mendoza who was hired as the ECICO’s new conductor just this fall. Mendoza is currently music director and conductor of the Chicago Arts Orchestra and a guest conductor for El Sistema Nacional de Bandas, Orquestras y Coros de Guatemala. Some of his past accomplishments include guest conducting for the Boris Liatoshnisky Chamber Orchestra in the Ukraine during an International Conductors Festival and working as the artistic director for the International Music Festival of the Americas in summer 2009 in Guatemala. 


    The concert is free and open to the public. Desserts are optional and $8 per person. Reservations for desserts and any inquiries about the evening’s performance may be made by contacting Van Nelson.


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  • Greg Foresman Band 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Pruis Hall, Ball State University Ball State University Ball State University, next to Bracken and University Theater
    Cost: $17(adv.)/$22(door)

    Drawing from rock, blues, folk, and a little bit of country, Greg Foresman delivers one unique sound to his audiences. He joined Martina McBride’s touring band in 1997 while still keeping his own identity as a guitarist, often playing at the popular Indianapolis bar, The Slippery Noodle.

    Tickets on sale July 12, 2013

    For further information, please call the Emens Auditorium box office at (765) 285-1539 or visit

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Walnut Street
    Work by Zorn Crowder - 111 Arts Gallery "Dogwood" by Cindy Turner - The Artist Within "Cabbage" by Cindy Turner - The Artist Within Work by Sherry Powell - Gallery 308 "Vegetable Basket on Blue" by Genny Gordy - Gordy Fine Art & Framing "I Heard Color Raining" by Suzanne Lambert - Gordy Fine Art & Framing "Naranja I& II" by Suzanne Lambert - Gordy Fine Art & Framing "King Balloon Ascent" by Barbara La Rue - Munseetown Square Lobby Work by Bette Graham - Munseetown Square Lobby "Old Alender Homestead, Grandma Barnes Road" by David Dale - Munseetown Square Lobby "Sand Bar" by Eric Ernstberger - Munseetown Square Lobby "Natchez, Under the Hill" by Jim Faulkner - Munseetown Square Lobby "River Bend" by Brian Gordy - Munseetown Square Lobby Work by Tony Costello - Rose Court Work by Tony Costello - Rose Court "NELMA" by Braydee Euliss - Savage's Ale House

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main
    Zorn Crowder skater local celebrity outsider artist presents series of drawing on cardboard found object ink marker pen paint bring money n skateboards n beer, located next to mark 3 areas favorite gay bar we love you.


    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Botanically and Naturally Inclined – The work of Cindy Norrick Turner
    Cindy Norrick Turner’s style of painting is very colorful and very bold and this is apparent to even the most casual observer. Cindy is a native of Delaware County and a graduate of BSU with a degree in graphic design. Since her first class taken from local watercolorist Brian Gordy, Turner has exhibited regularly throughout central Indiana in her own shows as well as in juried competitions.  She continues to take additional classes and workshops in watercolor techniques and has admirers throughout the world due to her exposure on Facebook and Flickr. Topics for her paintings change often from the botanicals offered in this show to the architectural paintings at her next show in October 2013 at The Rose Court.  Turner does commissioned work as well as of those of her own choosing.  Contact Turner at, through her Facebook page, or through her Flickr account to see more of her paintings or for more information.  She is also currently signing up students for her fall “Basic Watercolor” class that will be taught at The Artist Within.

    Students for Responsible Consumerism – In the Upper Level Gallery
    The Upper Level Gallery will display work submitted to the Ball State organization Students for Responsible Consumerism and the work will remain on exhibit  through September 20th. Artwork from this show will then be part of the “Living Lightly Fair” held at Minnetrista on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Artwork in this exhibit must be created from reused materials or with a sustainable theme.


    Canan Commons
    500 S Walnut
    Dance, Dance, Dance
    Join America’s Hometown Band at 7pm on First Thursday as they perform some of our best-loved dance tunes and perennial favorites. This concert is sponsored by Indiana Public Radio.


    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Borderline 2013: Board Members Past and Present

    Sherry was a charter board member of Mitchell Place and also serves as the treasurer of Gallery 308 and is a talented photographer.


    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Color Ocean/Color Land –
    The work of Suzanne Lambert
    "I live in a sea of color, the waves roll in and thru and all around." - Suzanne Lambert.

    Guests to the upcoming First Thursday art opening at Gordy Fine Art and Framing are in for an eye-satisfying festival of color. Suzanne Lambert is well-known for mixed media canvases with stunning arrangements of poured, dripped and sprayed paints. The former dancer seems to transfer dance movements into her work; colors flow and are embellished with staccato beats, swirls and arabesques. Titles give hints to the artist’s meaning, or the place of inspiration. That could be the Ohio River Valley or the French countryside; Lambert splits her residence/studio between two continents. “My intention is to visually convey, through color, tone and composition, the feeling and essence of places I live and visit, the people I experience.” She continues, “Energy of life moves me; I wish to bring this feeling to the viewer, to touch them and, perhaps, to lift the soul…” Lambert will fill the main gallery with new works, and will speak about her work during the opening reception on First Thursday at 6:15 PM. Reception hours are 5 to 8 PM.

    iGarden – The work of Genny Gordy
    "I work in a garden of colors. My eyes dart from flower to fruit to bug, but my images are always about the intense saturation of color I find, especially the infrequent blue." - Genny Gordy.

    Genny Gordy will hang an exhibit of photos and watercolors in the Nook gallery during the month of September. Titled “iGarden”, the show exposes the acre of land in town that Gordy and husband, Brian, somewhat wildly maintain and that Genny’s iPhone camera readily captures. Fruit trees and grape vines share space with raised bed and traditional vegetable gardens. Flowers and herbs fill every view. Artworks dot the landscape – a Kim Anderson bird bath, Matt Lynch sculpture, an Amish fertility sign, painted by a friend.  A cabin, possibly 80 years old, serves as Genny’s garden shed. A blue desk in the shade is used as a garden bench and is the background for many photos. One hundred year-old trees edge the plot, and a dry stream bed runs through, serving only during heavy rains. A small bridge connects upper and lower yards where wildlife - from deer to heron to flying squirrel - has visited through the years. “It is where I reconnect with the ground beneath my feet and work out thoughts and muscles,” offers Genny. “Every day, I step out my back door into the wonder of the gardens and return renewed. These images are my attempt to share that colorful magic with others.”  Gordy will speak about her work at 6:30 PM on First Thursday.

    Both exhibits will remain on display through September 30, 2013, and may be viewed during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturdays, 9 to 3, or by appointment.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit


    The Living Room
    130 W Jackson
    The Living Room will have art on display during First Thursday.


    Muncie Ballet
    118 S Walnut
    Muncie Ballet will have demonstrations, door prizes, mini lessons, and snacks during registration and open house on First Thursday.  Shop the ballet boutique or register for dance. Tuition assistance is available.


    Munseetown Square Lobby
    400 S Walnut
    Artwork of Munseetown Square
    The offices of DeFur Voran and Raymond James  are partnering to transform the lobby of Munseetown Square into a gallery, featuring the works of local artists David Dale, Brian Gordy, Jim Faulkner, Eric Ernstberger, and many others.

    Bette Graham
    Muncie native Bette Graham is known for her landscapes and popular images of cats.  For over sixty years, she has been active in the local arts community. Proficient in several art media, Graham's primary focus throughout her lengthy career has been printmaking--both wood block and linoleum.

    Jim Faulkner
    Faulkner taught and practiced contemporary abstract art while teaching at Ball State for thirteen years. Near the end of his college teaching in 1977, Faulkner returned to his background of realistic watercolor and sculpture.  There, he found a search for the essence of what he believes and feels to be truth.  He paints full time at the country homestead he shares with his wife, Eleanor, and various cats and dogs.  His studio is a restored barn.  He has received numerous awards throughout his painting career and is one of the most collected and well-known artists of east-central Indiana.

    Brian Gordy
    Brian Gordy taught art in the public schools, the university level and privately for over 20 years.  He exhibits throughout the United States and has earned numerous awards for his watercolors and charcoal drawings. Mr. Gordy, with his wife Genny and son Ben, own and operate Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.

    Barbara LaRue King
    After graduating from Ball State with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, LaRue King worked as a graphic designer at Indiana Glass Company where she rejuvenated the company’s packaging and marketing.  Her own line of design-on-glassware was distributed nationally through department store chains. Working at Hallmark’s Ensemble Company division, she designed product lines for Franklin Covey, the United States Post Office, and other high-profile Ensemble clients.  Most recently, she has been employed at Hallmark’s Kansas City headquarters designing album and giftwrap lines in Hallmark’s Gifts Studio. 

    Eric Ernstberger
    Eric Ernstberger, a Muncie resident, is a native to extreme southern Indiana’s un-glaciated landscape which stands in bold contrast to the flat un-forested terrain of the state’s better known midsection.  His love for painting, drawing and the arts was influenced by the physical attributes of this unique landscape and further evolved by the profession he has chosen to pursue for the last three decades. Ernstberger is a registered site architect and founding partner of Rundell Ernstberger Associates, the region’s largest urban design and site architectural firm with offices in Muncie, Indianapolis, and Louisville.  His vivid expressionistic paintings in acrylic on paper are spontaneous, free flowing images of landscapes, objects, people, and events, offering intense abstraction or new perspectives on familiar subjects.

    David Dale
    Artist and designer David Dale was born in Muncie in 1940.  He attended the Fort Wayne Art School and Museum on scholarship where he studied figure drawing, portraiture and landscape painting.  The founder of David Dale Designs, Dale also taught by invitation, Complex Interiors and Professional Practices in the School of Fine Art at Ball State. Dale paints landscapes in pastel and oil, both outdoors and in his studio.  He also designs and handcrafts signature picture frames to complement his paintings.  His paintings hang in corporate, museum, private and public collections.


    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Rose Court is pleased to feature the art work of Muncie's noted architect Anthony J. "Tony" Costello, FAIA.  You may have heard or read about Tony regarding his work in architecture or his mission trips to Haiti, but you may not know that he is also an award winning artist.

    Tony has always done sketching as part of his architectural practice but in 2010 decided to submit sketches to Architectural Record's Napkin Sketch competition and continued to submit his sketches each year after.  He won Runner-Up/Professional Award in 2011 and 2012. He is the only person to win awards in two of the three contests held since 2010.  The impetus for this contest is that architects have historically sketched ideas on napkins while having a few drinks with clients or colleagues.  Napkin sketching involves using a 5" x 5"plain white cocktail napkin and sketching on it with a pen.

    This will be Tony's first public exhibit of his napkin sketches. Sketches and watercolors from his travels, including Italy, England, Istanbul, Haiti, New York City, and Boston, will be featured.  Napkin sketches and sketchbook sketches will be available for sale.


    Savage's Ale House
    127 N High
    The Work of Braydee Euliss

    Euliss will exhibit encaustic (hot wax) paintings as well as a series of necklaces. Gallery Manager at Gordy Fine Art & Framing and a Ball State graduate, Euliss holds a BFA in Sculpture. Her vast 3-D background, coupled with an innate preoccupation with repurposing, informs her continued use of non-traditional and found media.

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  • Here Come the Mummies 8pm to 12:42pm @ Emens Auditorium Ball State University
    Cost: $18(adv.)/$20(door)
    Ages: 15+

    It’s been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV (1895-1973) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed, "Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave.” These mummies will amaze audiences with a funk concert unlike anything you have seen before.

    From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, "banging out solid fly grooves, y'all." This so-called curse may have been retribution for the deflowering of a great Pharaoh's daughter, but the story has become somewhat murky over the centuries.

    What is clear is that these saucy spectors resurfaced around the turn of the Millennium. Without so much as a hot bath, HCTM would open for P-Funk and Al Green, rock Super Bowl Village 2012, become regulars at The Bob and Tom Show and massive festivals like Summerfest, and make themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North America. Maybe that's why the ladies (and some dudes) can't stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.

    Tickets on sale July 12, 2013.

    For further information, please call the Emens Auditorium box office at (765) 285-1539 or visit

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  • Hunter Hayes 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Emens Auditorium Ball State University

    The Country Music Association's choice as the best New Artist of 2012 earned his trophy because of his intense, single-minded dedication to his music. Hunter Hayes works at his craft virtually every waking hour. In his world, there are no days off. There are no hobbies or outside interests. Everything is focused on musical self-improvement. "With me, it's always going to be music," he states. "That's the one thing I know. That is my thing. That is my place. I make music because it's the only way I can breathe. This is how I want to spend the rest of my life."

    His laser-like focus has resulted in an album that is the talk of the country-music community. He wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on Hunter Hayes. He co-produced it. He sings all the vocals, and he plays all of the 30-some instruments heard on the record.

    For ticket information, please visit the Emens Auditorium website.

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  • East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra Concert 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts Colonnade Room 520 E Main St.

    Contact: Van Nelson                                                          

    Tel. 765-748-1851


    Join the Orchestra for their First Concert of the Season

    On November 15, the East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the Colonnade Room at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The concert will begin at 7:30 that evening. 

    Teaming up with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana, the ECICO will perform songs that Van Nelson, the president of the group, said he hopes will take the audience on a fantastic adventure. Starting with Verdi’s “Hymn and Triumph March from Aida,” the listeners will be taken to Egypt where the Egyptian prince has fallen in love with an Ethiopian princess enslaved there—the triumphal music reflecting the prince’s love for the princess.

    Following this, Nelson explained, the journey will then head to Scotland as the group performs Mendelssohn’s “Hebride’s Overture,” also known as “Fingal’s Cave.” The music will paint the scenery of the Scottish countryside in the minds of the listeners as they are then transported to an eerie graveyard in the middle of the night. In will come “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns whose piece will evoke the image of skeletons dancing on their own graves, Nelson said.

    Finally, the audience will be taken on a voyage into space as the Youth Orchestra plays a selection form Holst’s “The Planets.” Ending the journey, Nelson concluded, will be a performance of the theme from the popular television series Star Trek whose motto was “To boldly go where no man has gone before.”

    The ECICO is composed of around 30 musicians—both young and old—from around the area. The orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians who may not have majored in music in college to play in a small symphonic orchestra setting. The group receives support from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and Indiana Public Radio. Nelson said there is even a small number of Ball State students—music majors and non-music majors—who participate in the group.

    The Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana was founded in 1964 to provide an outlet for middle school and high school orchestral musicians.

    The night’s performance is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join the orchestras on this musical journey. For more information about the performance or the orchestras, contact Van Nelson.

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  • Poparazzi LIVE 10pm to 3am @ Kruzzers Nite Club Dance Hall 3421 S Walnut
    Cost: Before 10 p.m. FREE, 10-12 $2 for Gentlemen, After Midnight $5 for all
    Ages: 21+

    Poparazzi is an Indianapolis based party band comprised of some of the finest talent in the area. All of Poparazzi's members have been a part of popular cover bands out of the Indy area. When you come to a Pop show, be prepared to Pop it like it's hot!

    Poparazzi Song List:
    Bad Romance; Lady Gaga
    Brokenhearted; Karmin
    C & C Medley; C & C Music Factory
    Crazy in Love; Beyonce
    Die Young; Ke$ha
    Domino; Jessie J
    Dontcha; The Pussycat Dolls
    Drive By; Train
    Dynamite; Taio Cruz
    Family Affair; Mary J. Blige
    Getting Jiggy with It; Will Smith
    Good God; Anouk
    Groove is in the Heart; Deee-Lite
    Harder to Breathe; Maroon 5
    Hella Good; No Doubt
    Hey Mickey; The Riplets
    SexyBack; Justin Timberlake
    Last Friday Night; Katy Perry
    Let's Get it Started; Black Eyed Peas
    Moves Like Jagger; Maroon 5
    No Scrubs; TLC
    Now That We Found Love; Heavy D and the Boyz
    Play That Funky Music; Wild Cherry
    Raise Your Glass; Pink
    Respect; Pink
    Rock Your Body; Justin Timberlake
    Rumor Has It ; Adele
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    Superstition; Stevie Wonder
    Sweet Child of Mine; GNR
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    That's Not My Name; The Ting Tings
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    Tough ; Kelly Pickler
    Toxic; Britney Spears
    Vogue; Madonna
    We Found Love; Rihanna
    You Got It (the Right Stuff); NKOTB
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  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: 21+ at some locations
    Art by Anne Maddox at The Artist Within Art by Anne Maddox at The Artist Within Art by Anne Maddox at The Artist Within Art on display at Gallery 308 Brian and Genny Gordy, proprietors of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. DWNTWN DWNTWN DWNTWN DWNTWN Art Reels

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    "I don't remember who ig is lol brant hooked it up we always have someone n always art forsale pornomagazine specials hit dates phone numbers from restroom walls bio eccentric social parallelogram . Disasymboled embellished , bullsh** , art forsale". Your guess is as good as ours.


    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    July’s featured artist at The Artist Within is Anne Maddox.  “Into the Woods” is an exhibit of her watercolors that opens with First Thursday July 3rd from 5-8pm and remains through July 26th.

    Anne was born in London, England, but raised in the rural farming community of Kent; a beautiful countryside the English have crowned their ‘Garden of England’. Being reared in such a rich and beautiful environment, it is easy to understand why she is inspired to create such realistic paintings of nature.

    The fine details of Ms. Maddox’s creations begin with meticulous drawings and are concluded with the perfect blend of colors that create a ‘realism’ that touches people’s hearts. The underlying theme of all of Anne’s paintings is her spiritual acceptance and honest reflection of true nature. “If there is a flaw in the subject I am portraying, I leave it in. Nature is so beautiful it need not be embellished upon. Inherently, everything in nature is imperfect. We should appreciate the eclectic entity and regard it as perfection in itself”, states Ms. Maddox. With each unique painting, Anne relays her acceptance of reality without tainting the inherent beauty of her own perspective. This philosophy gives each of her creations a living aura that softly whispers; cherish all life for it is truly beautiful.

    We hope you will make plans to meet Anne Maddox on First Thursday and enjoy light refreshments and live music by Ole Bohn.


    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E Main
    EM@ArtWalk: The Future of Music and Sound

    Within the confines of the beautiful and historic Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the future of music is unfolding!

    Aaron Anderson, Max/MSP programmer, interface designer, and musician will be performing three pieces from his repertoire of electronic music which feature everything but conventional ideas. Aaron uses contact microphones, video game controllers, and computer programming to create unique and captivating music.

    Alongside Mr. Anderson, fellow percussionist and interface designer, Andy Hesik, will showcase his most recent works on an apparatus made of a Dance Dance Revolution controller and copious amounts of caffeine.

    Whether a musician, architect, student, or art connoisseur, there's a little something for everyone!

    Music starts at 7:00pm and the show will take place on the third floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.


    Freaky Tiki
    Walnut & Adams

    This month, Freaky Tikki Friday with Blue Sky Carnival Band has been moved to First Thursday due to the Fourth of July.


    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    10th Annual Members Exhibition

    Gallery 308 opens one of its most popular exhibits with the 10th Annual Members’ Exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8pm on Thursday, July 3.    The exhibit is mounted every summer showcasing the artistic talents of the gallery’s patrons.

    Gallery 308 President, Dave Franklin, says, “In its 10-year history, the exhibit draws 25-30 of the area’s most well-known artists, featuring more than 50 works in various mediums including paintings, drawings, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture and photography.”

    The all-original artwork by current Gallery members will be on display through July 26. The gallery is open Friday from 3-7pm and Saturdays   from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. 

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.   For more information about the Members’ Exhibition opening, contact Jeff Garrett at

    Located at 308 East Main Street, Gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. To inquire about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, call 765-289-8575, or visit for information about upcoming exhibits.


    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Gordy Gallery Celebrates 25 Years

    When Genny Gordy walked into the downtown art supply store in 1989, she was looking for a new sketchbook. The store owner, interested in retiring, suggested Gordy might want to buy the whole store. A few weeks later, Genny and Brian Gordy were the new proprietors of Muncie’s only art supply shop, which included picture framing services. The Gordy’s were attracted to the idea of working together, as that is how they first met as BSU art students in the 1970’s. Placed into the same working team in an art education class, the two were engaged by the end of the term. They worked in various art fields – education, interior design, art center director – before landing the “family business,” originally called, “Art Mart.” College friend, Karen Fisher, joined them later, eventually purchasing the art supply portion of the business and making camp in the “Village” area, just east of the Ball State campus.

    The Gordy’s ramped up the framing portion of their shop to include antique frame restoration services and historic frame replication. Serious collectors, art museums and artists began to place orders that Brian and Ben Gordy would fill, using centuries-old carving and gilding techniques. Through these efforts and others, the two men were given the distinction of “Indiana Artisan;” the only two awarded for framing in the state. Brian was also honored for his watercolor paintings, including his turtle series.

    Meanwhile, Genny Gordy was talking with artists, offering services to promote and stimulate sales of paintings, hand-pulled prints, pottery and jewelry created in the region. Today, over two dozen artists call Gordy Fine Art & Framing their home gallery. Monthly First Thursday events are the standard, and sales still bring a thrill. Says Brian, “We couldn’t have dreamed, all those years ago in college, that one day we’d be in a position to surround ourselves with art and artists, while enjoying the fine craft of picture framing, right in downtown Muncie. So many events and so many people helped put Muncie on the map as an arts destination. Without that foundation, how would we have ever made it to twenty five years in our dream jobs?”

    The Gordy’s, and gallery manager, Braydee Euliss, invite artists and patrons to join them on Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 5 to 8 PM for anniversary cake, refreshments and door prizes while viewing the current exhibit, “Summer Invitational: New Modes.”  A short talk will be given at 6:15 PM. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located downtown at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, visit, or the Gordy Fine Art & Framing page on Facebook.


    Heorot Pub & Draught House
    219 S Walnut

    The Heorot will feature another coloring wall! After the popularity of April's coloring wall we decided to bring it back for another round! In keeping with the theme of the season people can expect something patriotic. A box of crayons will always be on hand for viewers to add their flair, but viewers are invited to bring their own markers, colored pencils, stickers, and stamps.


    Muncie Makes
    628 S Walnut
    Thinking in Perspective: Freehand perspective drawing as part of the design process

    Two 45 minute workshops (5:30 and 6:30) concurrent with gallery style display of design work, artistic work by BSU College of Architecture and Planning faculty, students, and community members.  The workshops will discuss/demonstrate/do the basics of free hand perspective drawing.  Use of 3-D transparent grid "scaffolds" in perspective can then be used to explore/express/engage design/making ideas.  Bring a pencil or two, an open mind and no fear.  No skill is required, just an interest in exploring and communicating what your mind is visualizing.  Paper will be provided.


    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – The Royal Tenenbaums

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walk.  The Royal Tenenbaums will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio for guests 21 and up.


    Savage's Ale House
    127 N High

    Savage's will be displaying the work of Muncie artist Chase Craig.

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