Oktoberfest Is This Weekend: Richmond IN!

News Release (Historic Depot District)

The Richmond, Indiana Historic Depot District presents the 2016 Oktoberfest September 24, 2016. You don’t want to miss this! Oktoberfest is a full day of family fun, live music, and unique local street vendors.

Get out your lederhosen and join us at the 4th Floor Blues Club Outdoor Stage and Biergarten for free live music starting at 2:00 PM featuring The Dead Man String Band, The Doug Hart Band, and The Funk Yard Dogs. Bounce houses and games for the kids.

Maria Mitrione’s Catering will be serving a variety of German and American items and the 4th Floor Blues Club will have locally crafted beer as well as German options.

Browse antiques, jewelry, clothing, and art from 11:00AM- 7:00PM. If you would like more information about becoming a vendor please email yaegersusan@gmail.com.

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What’s Happening in Wayne County IN? A lot!


Melodrama fundraiser for RCT will be at the Wayne County Historical Museum during the Heritage Festival from Sept 9-11. Shows Sat & Sun 2:00 p.m. tickets 3.00.

Wayne County is offering SO much to do this weekend!  Festivals, live melodrama, farmer’s market, Pottery Palooza and much more.

Canal Days in Cambridge City begins Saturday, Heritage Festival at the Wayne County Historical Museum runs from 9/9 to 9/11, 10-5 Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday, the weekly farmer’s market will run from 8-12 on Saturday and Pottery Palooza will be on for Saturday rain or shine!   Also at the museum, the annual melodrama fundraiser will be showing Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.- always a lot of fun!

For information on area events, you can visit GoWayneCounty.com’s Events Calendar.

If you have an event you would like to highlight or put on our calendar, contact us at karole@gowaynecounty.com or message us on our Facebook page.

Have a great weekend!  We will see you out and about Wayne County.


Pottery Palooza is happening Saturday, Sept 10, rain or shine. If rain, it will be inside the Richmond Art Museum

New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras Party February 6th!

InCONCERT grabs beads, seafood, and music to kick off their first Mardi Gras Party!

Richmond, Indiana, February 6th, 2016

mardi_gras_2016You don’t need to go to New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday or to enjoy Cajun food!  We’ve got you covered at InCONCERT’s first Mardi Gras celebration.  Come dressed up to this masquerade party to find everything you would see in the Big Easy; beads, Mardi Gras inspired drinks, great music, Jambalaya, seafood, Po Boys and more!  Come for the food, stay for the games, prizes and music.  Sean Lamb and the Upper Lower Class will headline Saturday’s celebrations.  Get there early to sign up for the treasure hunt!  Games will be going on throughout the night for a chance to win gift cards.

Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 14 non-profits, 100% of ticket sales for the Mardi Gras party will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.


What: InCONCERT’s Mardi Gras Party

When:  February 6th, 2016

Where: Depot District Market at 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana

Time:  7:00pm

Cost:  $20.00 in advance online at www.inconcertrichmond.com, through one of our participating non-profits, or local distribution locations.  Must be 21.  Ticket includes an all you can eat buffet. Cash bar available (drinks are not included in the price of the ticket).

More Information: Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

InConcert Host’s Annual New Year’s Eve Bash!

inconcert_new_years_eve_2015Submitted by: Lauralee Hites

Richmond, Indiana, December 31, 2015:  Join InCONCERT in celebrating 2016!  We are hosting the New Year’s Eve Bash at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District. Your ticket includes an all you can eat buffet, party favors and entertainment!   Ride home within Richmond city limits, in the Blues Mobile for a $5 fee. Enjoy the sounds of the band The Indigos! Don’t miss a great party with food, drinks, music and great friends this New Year’s Eve!  Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets for this event are $25 each available from any of our Non-Profits or online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 13 non-profits, 100% of the ticket sales for New Year’s Eve Bash will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

What: InCONCERT’s New Year’s Eve Bash
When:  December 31st, 2015
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club at 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana
Time:  7:00pm
Cost:  $25.00 in advance online www.inconcertrichmond.com, through one of our participating non-profits, local distribution locations.  Must be 21.  Includes all you can eat buffet, cash bar available but, is not included in the price of the ticket.
More Information: Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

Look What’s Coming to Morrisson Reeves….Live!

Music lovers of all ages will enjoy this special event coming to Morrisson Reeves Library.  See details below for this event that is FREE to the public!….

Hungrytown Oct 28 at MRL

Live Music- Lyricists Corner @ New Boswell

Do you enjoy high quality, local live music?  Then you won’t want to miss the next edition of the Lyricist’s Corner at New Boswell Brewery.  See below for details:

joe augustin lyracists corner

Wayne County Bands at Centerville Archway Classic

marching_band_silhouette_2Band Days are Here!

All over Wayne County, you may hear a collective sigh of relief from band directors who are happy to see some sun.  With only a few days until the first band competition, rain has been a big concern over the last few weeks.

According to Lisa Savage, band parent of two students at Northeastern, most of the bands are behind in practice due to the rain.  Several of the Wayne County bands have had to find alternate places to practice during the inclimate weather, some using the Tom Raper Center at the fairgrounds.  And some are making up time by having 12 hour practices.

Centerville Archway Classic

The Centerville Archway Classic is this Saturday, July 18, at Centerville High School at 7:00 p.m.  The creativity and work involved in getting these bands where they are today in time for the competitions is something to be applauded.  For Northeastern, their hardest work really begins following the Archway Classic when band camp starts next week.

Lisa Savage is excited to be able to help at band camp this year for her children’s band, but expects it to involve a lot of hard work for the kids.

She shared that most bands, including theirs, probably started practicing in May, but again the weather has put them all behind schedule.

Let’s get out this Saturday and support these bands and all their hard work at the Centerville Archway Classic!  The next band competition will be the Jay County Lions Contest on July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Portland.  On August 1, 2015 you can catch the bands in Winchester at the Drums at Winchester competition, at 7:00 p.m.

Good luck to all the Wayne County Bands!

Note: State Fair Band day is August 8, 2015 with the line up of: Northeastern starting at number 11, Lincoln at 20, Richmond at number 29, Centerville at 30, and Hagerstown at 40.


This Weekend: Wild Wheels 4 Wernle

jimmy sparks band

Jimmy Sparks Band Coming Friday Night

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend AND something that supports a great organization?  Then you will want to head out to the Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds for the Wild Wheels 4 Wernle event.

Jimmy Sparks Bank

Starting Friday, July 17 at 8:00 the Jimmy Sparks Band will kick off a weekend of events.  Cost for the concert is 10.00 for tickets purchased in advance and 15.00 at the concert. (tickets can be purchased at the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, Berties Music Bar or Patio at the Ribeye).

Saturday is filled with events, and many are free to watch with a gate entry fee of 5.00 per vehicle.  The day includes a car and bike show in the Kuhlman Center at noon, a motorcycle rodeo at 2:00 p.m. and a mud bug by the 4H Fair committee at 7:00 p.m.  An addition to the schedule is the lawn mower derby (with speeds up to 60-70 mph) and demo derby at 3:00 p.m.  Of course food and other vendors will be available throughout the fairgrounds.

Dire Skates & Lipstick

Saturday night, the local Dire Skates derby ladies will take on the Sandusky Roller girls at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert by Lipstick.  See below for more details or visit the facebook event page at Wild Wheels for Wernle 2015.

Wernle flier 8 by 11

Satchmo Tribute to Benefit Local Non-Profits

Satchmo reborn – Louis Armstrong Tribute Band

Mar 14, 2015: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

4th Floor Blues: InConcert Series

 Rebirth of Louis ArmstrongDean Alan Simms portrays a tribute to Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians & entertainers of all time!

Dean is a trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist, entertainer, and playwright. He started performing at the age of 2, and playing trumpet from the age of 9. He has performed all over the USA and Europe. Former lead trumpeter for the Rock-Roll Hall of Fame Ohio Players, and back up musician band leader for Peabo Bryson, Dean has toured with many famous acts and musicians. His current project Satchmo: the Rebirth of Louis Armstrong is performing all over America.

Dean Alan Simms was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame with the Ohio players in 2013, awarded Male Jazz Artist of the Year by the National Coalition of 100 Black women (Columbus chapter), and given the Ohio Finest Citizen Award by Rep Ross McGregor and the Ohio Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder.

satchmo band pictureDean has also won such awards as; Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, 2013 R&B Music Hall of Fame, Ohio Male Jazz Artist of the Year, and many more. Band members include Richmond’s own Frank DeVito, along with Albert Jackson, Derrick Turner, Terry Twitty and of course Dean Alan Simms as Satchmo. The Crossroads Band will be opening the show. Food and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any of our non-profit members, at our ticket outlets or right here…online. This will be another GREAT InCONCERT production!

You can purchase tickets from any of the InConcert non-profits supported by the series including the Townsend Center or any of its board members.  Ticket price $20/person.

Oktoberfest Is Nearly Here! Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014

oktoberfest picIf you are like us…we just love a good festival. And the annual Oktoberfest in the Depot District never disappoints!  Packed with great German food and drinks in the beer garden, live music, activities for the kids at Richmond Furniture Gallery and so much more.

The members of the Depot group really know how to organize a great festival that gets bigger every year.  (We even have family coming from out of town to enjoy the experience).  So pass the word…it’s tomorrow!

gwc past Octoberfest Johnson brothers win trike race

Johnson brothers congratulate each other on winning the tricycle race at a past Oktoberfest. (photo GWC)

Blast at the Overpass is Back..this Thursday!

Submitted by
Lauralee Hites, InCONCERT

We are excited to announce our 9th annual Blast at the Underpass outdoor concert series.  The Blast at the Underpass is InCONCERT’s signature event.  We have been hosting this event year after year in the Depot District to celebrate July 4th.  Please share with your readers this community event.

 Blast at the Overpass
Start the 4th of July celebrations early!  Join us for our annual Blast at the Overpass on Thursday July 3rd.  This outdoor event will feature live bands playing throughout the evening, a beer garden, food vendors and activities.  Bring your lawn chair and pull up a seat for an evening of live music, food and fun.  Buy tickets in advance for only $10.00! Tickets at the gate are $12.00.  Kids under 12 are FREE!  Bands:  Blue Lou and the Mafia , Crossroads, and Jay Jesse Johnson
When: July 3rd, 2014
Where: Depot District Market and 4th Floor Blues Club parking lot
Time:  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the gate (kids under 12 free)
For more information email:  inconcertrichmond@gmail.com

InCONCERT brings Nashville’s top artist to the 4th Floor Blues Club

buck mccoyBuck McCoy and the Indian Outlaws

Richmond, IN March 22, 2014:  March 29th, Buck McCoy brings his live show to Richmond, Indiana to The 4th Floor Blues Club as part of the Automated Controls and Electrical Supply’s InCONCERT Series.  Ticket sales benefit more than ten area non-profits.

The show is a time machine of Country Music and a tribute to the biggest stars in the music industry. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and the current top hits on radio. Buck pays tribute to the legends of country music like Hank Williams, John Denver thru the years of Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. Buck even includes music icons like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Taylor Swift. If you grew up listening to country music you will enjoy this evening of entertainment. This is also a great night to salute the American troops for all they do. For more information visit www.inconcertrichmond.com.

When:  March 29th, 2014

Where:  4th Floor Blues Club in Richmond’s Depot District

What:   Buck McCoy and the Indian Outlaws with special guests Crossroads

Cost:    Tickets are $20.00 each

Tickets:  Can be purchased from any of our Non-Profits or online at www.inconcertrichmond.com

Details: Must be 21. Food and Cash Bar available and sold separate

Automated Controls and Electrical Supply and InCONCERT present AD/HD – AC/DC Tribute Band!

adhd_logoRock like it’s 1983 with AD/HD, one of the best AC/DC Tribute Bands in the country!  AD/HD look, sound and rock like AC/DC.   It’s a long way to the top of the 4th Floor Blues club if you wanna rock ‘n roll.  Okay, maybe it’s not such a long way but, you can still rock ‘n roll.  Join InCONCERT for a night of fun, food, drinks and great songs that will remind you of the good ole’ days. 

Date:  February 22nd, 2014

Location: 4th Floor Blues Club

Time:  Doors open at 7pm

Tickets:  $20

Purchase tickets online at www.inconcertrichmond.com

Must be 21. Food and cash bar available

New Year’s Eve at 4th Floor Blues

inconcert logoThanks to our sponsors and the community for attending our events InCONCERT was able to give back more than $35,000 to 13 area non-profits!  Join InCONCERT in celebrating our accomplishments in 2013 and to ring in the new year and new season!   This is one of biggest parties of the season and great time to celebrate!  We are hosting the New Year’s Eve Celebration at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District.  Your ticket includes an all you can eat buffet.  Enjoy party favors and of course we will have a champagne toast at midnight.  You’ll love the sounds of Fingertrip band!  FREE ride home within Richmond city limits, in the Blues Mobile.  Don’t miss great food, drinks and music this New Year’s Eve!

Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com for tickets!  Tickets $25.00.  Must be 21.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

New Year’s Eve Party at 4th Floor Blues Club

Submitted by: Lauralee Hites


It’s our annual New Year’s Eve party hosted by InCONCERT at the 4th Floor Blues Club. We have Fingertrip band playing, party favors, all you can eat buffet and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $25.00 and must be over 21. All tickets sales benefit more than 12 area non-profits. FREE ride home within Richmond city limits in the Blues Mobile. Come celebrate the new year with InCONCERT.

When: December 31st, 2013
Time: Doors open at 8:00pm
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club
Costs: $25.00
Tickets: www.inconcertrichmond.com

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Oktoberfest Is Here! This Weekend In The Historic Depot District

oktoberfestHistoric Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration!

Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am-7pm

Sunday, Sept. 29th from 11am-5pm

Come to the Historic Richmond Depot District for Great Food, Fun and Festivities during the Oktoberfest Celebration !  There will be loads of FREE fun for the entire family!

  • Huge Street Fair featuring Local Handmade Arts, Crafts & Antiques
  • Free Live Music at Little Sheba’s Restaurant and the 4th Floor Blues Club Parking Lot
  • Beer Garden featuring New Boswell Brewing Company – Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years!
  • Model Trains by the Richmond Railroader Society at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Kids Train Bouncer at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Professional Kids Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Poker Run
  • Mural Tours
  • Amazing Bed Races
  • Ice Cream
  • And Much, Much More!

Be sure to be in the 4th Floor Blues Beer garden outdoors at 1:00 on Saturday for some extra “surprise” fun!!

Booth and Vendor space is still available. Email Natalie@RichmondFurnitureGallery.com for vendor application