Wayne County 4H Fair Opens Today!

funnel cake at fairThe anticipation has been building in homes all over Wayne County for months, and the day has finally arrived!

Kids showing animals will have gotten up early every morning for the past several months to tend their animals and prepare for the Fair, and adults and children with arts and projects will have turned them in for judging just this week after hours of work.

Be sure to get out and support these Wayne County residents after all their hard work. And while you are at it, pick up some yummy fair foods, visit activity tents and have a great time!

Saturday night will be the place for balloon lovers as the 4H Fair hosts a balloon glow at 9:00 p.m.   Saturday is also the first day of the Wayne County Idol competition at 5:00 p.m. on the Free Stage.  So much to do!

You can find the full calendar of events here.

See you at the Fair!!

Live Concerts @ The Free Stage Wayne Co 4H Fair 2016

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String Party Band

The Free Stage at the Wayne County 4H Fair is the place to be for free concerts, starting Monday, June 20, 2016 with the String Party Band at 7:30 p.m.

The first live entertainment on the Free Stage, however, is Saturday, June 18 – with the kick off of Wayne County Idols competition at 5:00 p.m.  The Idol finals will be Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.  Local vocalists will be vying for that top position earning them a large pot of money for their efforts.

More excellent Free concerts on stage will be:

Corey Cox- Tuesday June 21, at 7:30 p.m.

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Corey Cox

Corey returns to the Wayne County 4H fair as a favorite of past performers.  Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his relatable lyrics, and contagious songs.

Colt Douglas Acoustics – Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.  

Colt Douglas is well known in the area for his acoustical guitar and vocal talents.  His songs like Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Southern Band, Out of the Blue and Wild World, among many others, are toe tapping good sing along songs.

The Phillip Fox Band – Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.

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The Phillip Fox Band

Returning to the Wayne County 4H Fair, Phillip Fox explains their musical motivation, “For us it’s about the music first” explains front man, Phillip Fox. “Our favorite songs and artists are timeless. It’s great music that transcends scenes, fads, and production trends.  We’re not really paying attention to what’s popular at the moment or what will get played on the radio and we hope that comes as a breath of fresh air in our music.”Backdraft Band- Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. 

Backdraft Band- Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.

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Backdraft Band

Hailing from the Wayne County and Liberty areas, Backdraft specializes in the popular sounds of Country and Classic Rock.  Playing live on final day of the Fair, Saturday June 25, at 10:00 a.m.  their energetic performance will be a great way to end the 2016 Fair.  Free Stage.

Visit our calendar at GoWayneCounty.com/Events Calendar to see more events coming soon to the Wayne County 4H Fair 2016!  And check in often for pictures and stories about the Fair.  We will be reporting live from the Fairgrounds throughout the coming Fair week!
We’ll see you at the Fair!!

Comedians Coming to Richmond April & May!

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mike_armstrongEx-Cop and Richmond Favorite Mike Armstrong April 9

Funny man and former police officer turned comedian Mike Armstrong returns to Richmond!  Mike has many TV credits ranging from Oprah and CBS Morning News to Good Morning America. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite.com.

Tickets:  $20.00.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Must be 21. Cash bar and food available.  Food is not included in ticket price and will be cash only.

 

Drew_HastingsComedian. Farmer. Mayor. Drew Hastings returns to Richmond May 7

After a sold out show last time, we knew we had to bring back Drew Hastings.  He’s no stranger to controversy and who knows what he’ll say when he takes the stage at the 4th Floor Blues Club. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite.com.

Tickets:  $20.00.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Must be 21. Cash bar and food available.  Food is not included in ticket price and will be cash only.

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 magic show will be donated to non-profits.  Check out their next event at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

Songwriter’s Solstice: Live Event New to Richmond IN

Submitted by Joe Augustin

Songwriter’s Solstice Event to Support the Community:

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Joe Augustin, local musician

Late in the summer of 2013, Kevin Milner of Dayton, Ohio and Joe Augustin of Richmond, Indiana began discussing plans to start a charitable humanist organization called SoNA, which is short for Society of Neutral Angels. At its root, SoNA is a loose affiliation of songwriters and their friends, who organize music events to raise awareness and collect donations for various charitable causes. Check out SoNA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/neutralangels/

Although SoNA has no official membership roster (apart from Joe and Kevin), a large number of loyal songwriters and their friends repeatedly volunteer their time and other resources to make sure events run smoothly. Of course, the group is always on the lookout for new people who want to get involved, too.

Songwriters’ Solstice, benefiting Foodbank Dayton, was the very first SoNA event, back in December 2013, and featured 28 songwriters at Ghostlight Coffee over the course of two days. 466 pounds of non-perishable food donations were collected for the foodbank, in addition to cash donations received at the door.

Kevin and Joe were so moved by the generous show of support from the Dayton community that they decided to start working on new projects right away. The following April, SoNA hosted Heartstrings, a 3-month musical instrument drive for Boys & Girls Club of Dayton which ended with a 14-songwriter event at World BBQ in Dayton. That September, Songs of Freedom at Dayton Courthouse Square gathered 24 music acts to raise money and awareness for BE FREE Dayton, a group that combats human trafficking in the Miami Valley. Then, in December, SoNA pulled its 2nd annual Songwriters’ Solstice. In March 2015, SoNA’s 6-songwriter Tiny Desk Concert at The Collaboratory collected school supplies donations for Crayons To Classrooms.

Solstice In Richmond Dec 12 & 13 at New Boswell Brewery

Now, Kevin, Joe and their generous friends are preparing for the 3rd annual Songwriters’ Solstice event. This year, however, SoNA is upping the ante and putting on TWO two-day Songwriters’ Solstice foodbank events: one in Dayton, OH and one in Richmond, IN. Each event features 30+ artists from the around region, many of whom will travel from two hours away or more.

The Richmond event, co-sponsored by SoNA and Lyricists’ Corner, is first, on SAT & SUN, DEC 12 & 13 at New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room, from 4PM-Midnight. See the event page for current lineup and other details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1492502847709801/

The Dayton event is SAT & SUN, DEC 19 & 20 at Ghostlight Coffee, from 3PM-9PM. See the event page for current lineup and other details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/953629561376139/

Spooktacular! An Amazing Downtown Shopping Event

by Karole Passmore

Coming soon- October 22, you can enjoy shopping at unique new shops, as well as shops that have been in the community since childhood, during this fun event.  Just pick up your passport at Embellish and follow the map to giveaways and discounts for a great local shopping experience!  (see below for participation)

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Prophet’s Fest…is Almost Here!

prophets-fest-largeSaturday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. the music will begin on the Chanticleer Farm, ushering in another great year for Prophet’s Fest.

This is an annual event in it’s 7th year organized by Everyday Prophets. The Green brothers of Everyday Prophets, two local guys who now live in Oregon, come back this way every summer to share their love of music at their roots, and have pulled together a great group of musicians yet again.

Gates open at 1:00 for those who want to set up their camp sites early.  There will be food vendors like 2 Bear Café, a kids camp with lots of fun activities starting at 2:00, music…lots of music and much more.

Below is a list of confirmed and possible musicians for 2015:

  • -Everyday Prophets
    – Fresh Hops
    – DJ Xacto
    – Jones for Revival
    – Ethosine
    – Adam’s Ale
    – Tin Cup Ragtime
    – Wyatt Wooding

Possible appearances by:
– Imagine Motion Flow Arts
– Durunda Tribal Dancers

New food vendor:
– jamaican jerk chicken off the grill, grilled veggies, & coconut rice & beans

A special Prophet’s Fest label has been made by

For those who like the late night life, a video of the 3 sets of The Dead playing the Closing of Winterland 1978, will be shown at 1:30 a.m.

The reviews from past attenders on Facebook are amazing with high praise.  A truly one of a kind family event, for those who love live music and a fun atmosphere.  Tickets can still be purchased at the entry of the Chanticleer Farm on 944 Woods Road, Richmond IN, the day of Prophet’s Fest for 25.00.  Kids 12 and under are free.

This Weekend: Wild Wheels 4 Wernle

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fright Night in the Depot District

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Submitted by: Lauralee Hites

InConcert Host’s Annual Fright Night in the Depot District October 24

Come if you dare to InConcert’s Fright Night in the Depot District on October 24.  This be will be one frighteningly fun Halloween party!  Come enjoy an all you can eat buffet with monster toes, witch’s brew and a lot more, ghoulish drink’s like Vampire’s Kiss, freakishly great music and frightfully fun scavenger hunt in the Depot District.  Bring a team of four to sign up for the Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win cash prizes, bring a carved pumpkin for a chance to win cash prizes and of course, a costume contest, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more! We’ve added new games and activities for this year’s party.

Good Time for a Good Cause
InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 13 non-profits, and 100% of the ticket sales for Fright Night in the Depot District will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.  Join us for a frightening good time at Fright Night in the Depot District.

Details
What: Fright Night in the Depot District
When: October 24th
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10.00 in advance online www.inconcertrichmond.com or buy at the door $10.00 if in costume, $15.00 if not in costume. (come on…it’s a Halloween party, come dressed up!) 21 and over only.  Includes all you can eat buffet, cash bar available but, is not included in the price of the ticket.

Fright Night in the Depot District Activities
• Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt: Register between 7:00 and 7:30, begins at 8pm. Teams of 4, chance to cash prizes.  Complete details are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.
• Carved Pumpkin: Bring carved pumpkin, judging begins at 8:30pm. Chance to win cash or prizes.
• Costume Contest: Judging for scariest, most creative and sexiest. Chance to win cash or prizes.

For more information,  visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

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Vegas is coming to Wayne County September 26!

Kick off Oktoberfest 2014 with InCONCERT’s Casino Night at the 4th Floor Blues Club!  This is guaranteed to be a night of fun, food and gambling.  InCONCERT is bringing Blackjack, craps, slots and even a unique twist to horse racing to Richmond and it’s all for a good cause.  InCONCERT’s events benefit more than 10 area non-profits with the proceeds from casino night.
The group of volunteers at InCONCERT wanted to bring horse racing to Richmond so they got creative, installing jumbo TVs throughout, the 4th Floor Blues Club. They brought the fun of horse racing to you even when no horses races can be televised so, grab your cash and come down to see how this group is bringing in the races.
Casino Night
When:  September 26, 2014
Time:  Doors open at 6:00pm
Cost:  $10.00
Tickets:  Purchase tickets online at www.inconcertrichmond.com , Maria Mitriones or area non-profits

Must be 21 to participate
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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
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InConcert’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

Comedians Auggie Smith and Tim Bedore at the 4th Floor Blues Club April 26

Don’t miss Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night!
Sponsor Automated Controls and Electrical Supply and InCONCERT bring Auggie Smith and Tim Bedore to the 4th Floor Blues Club April 26th for 2 shows.

Auggie Smith has made an appearance on TV comedy reality show The Last Comic Standing, and participated on Comedy Central’s Bob and Tom All Stars.  You’ll enjoy his take-no-prisoners approach to comedy.

Tim Bedore has been a comedian for more than 20 years and is famous for his Vague But True radio show.  Tim has appeared on Fox Comic Strip Live, Comedy Central, HBO and other TV appearances.

This will literally be a Laugh Out Loud kind of night.  InCONCERT helps to generate donation and sponsorship money for 10 area non-profits, 100% of ticket sales benefit those non-profits.  Bring your family and friends to what’s sure to be a fun night in the Depot District.

InCONCERT’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

Date:           April 26, 2014

Time:           7:00 pm and 9:30 pm showsInConcert_logo

Cost:           $25.00

Place:           4th Floor Blues Club

Tickets:       www.inconcertrichmond.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

Comedy Hypnosis at 4th Floor Blues Club

inconcert logoInCONCERT is hosting a comedy hypnosis show with TG Rivers! TG’ Rivers Comedy Hypnosis Show is an interactive show providing you endless entertainment. Stage hypnosis is hilarious, high-energy, and interactive entertainment that has universal appeal, and will make any event successful and memorable!

In this laugh-out-loud show members of the audience will volunteer to participate in some fun activities! The volunteers will become the stars of the show as they steal the stage and keep everyone mesmerized! Whether on stage or in the audience, this show will create memories that will last a lifetime.

100% of the ticket proceeds benefit 13 local non-profits through InCONCERT.  Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com to learn more about how InCONCERT, sponsors and you can help support area non-profit organizations.

Event Details:

Comedy Hypnosis with TR Rivers at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District

January 18th

Doors open at 7:00pm

Must be 21

Cash bar and food available

Tickets $10.00

Purchase tickets at www.inconcertrichmond.com

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.