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Open Call Auditions @beefandboards, April 10, 15, 2023

March 30, 2023 Leave a comment

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Press Release
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS – Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre announces two upcoming open call auditions for productions remaining in its 50th Anniversary Season. The theatre is seeking actors who are racially, ethnically, and physically diverse, including all gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

Audition for Grumpy Old Men, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and White Christmas WHEN: Monday, April 10, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Report to the lobby of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301

Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 46268 to sign up for an audition time. Potential dance callback is from 6-8 p.m. Grumpy Old Men performances are from Aug. 24 through Oct. 1, 2023. Rehearsals begin Aug. 10, 2023.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is on stage Oct. 5 through Nov. 19, 2023. Rehearsals start Sept. 21, 2023.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas runs from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2023. Rehearsals begin Nov. 9, 2023. Audition for Sophisticated Ladies, featuring the music of Duke Ellington

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign in for an audition time at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre rehearsal studio, 7505 New Augusta Road, Indianapolis, 46268. Potential callback from 4-6 p.m.

Sophisticated Ladies is on stage from July 13 through Aug. 20, 2023. Rehearsals begin June 26, 2023.

Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting vocal selections – one up tempo and one ballad – and music in the correct key. A one-minute monologue may be requested. Auditioners should also bring an updated picture and resume, as well as dance clothes and their entire vocal book for a potential dance callback at 6 pm.

Check or Beef & Boards’ social media for updates. No phone calls, please.

Bryan Adams @ims Miller Lite Carb Day Concert

March 30, 2023 Leave a comment staff photo.

Press Release
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Bryan Adams, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 4 pm at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, performing hits spanning his more than 40-year career.

Adams will be joined by special guest Soul Asylum, which will open the show.

Tickets are on sale now at, by calling 317-492-6700 or 800-822-INDY (4639) or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building.

“Bryan Adams is one of the most exciting live musicians in rock,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “He’s full energy all the time in his shows, and we know our fans will love rocking along to hit after hit during his performance.”

With 17 studio albums, including four new studio albums in 2022, Adams’ songwriting has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and 20 Juno Awards.

His 2022 studio albums included “So Happy It Hurts” (nominated for a Grammy) and “Pretty Woman – The Musical,” as well as Classic Pt. I and Pt. II, which feature new recordings of his greatest hits, including “Summer of 69,” “Heaven” and “Run To You.”

In addition to his first Indianapolis concert since 2010, Adams is playing throughout the United States, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in 2023.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Bryan Adams to Miller Lite Carb Day, bringing the best of 80s rock to the greatest weekend in racing,” Miller Lite Field Marketing Manager Kathy Barton said. “We can’t wait to crack open a cold Miller Lite and enjoy a night to remember on the main stage.”

Soul Asylum has been one of the most inspiring and hardworking bands in the rock scene since the 80s. Soul Asylum earned steady alternative radio and MTV airplay on the strength of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hit “Runaway Train,” which won the Grammy for Best Rock Song. Known for its raucous but emphatic combination of punk energy, guitar-fueled firepower and songs that range from aggression to heartfelt, the quartet now includes front man Dave Pirner, drummer Michael Bland, lead guitarist Ryan Smith and bassist Jeremy Tappero. Buoyed by an energetic and unparalleled live show and Pirner’s prolific songwriting, Soul Asylum isn’t stopping anytime soon.

Miller Lite Carb Day general admission tickets start at just $30. A limited number of concert pit package upgrades that include general admission are available for $55. A very limited supply of exclusive VIP platform tickets also is available for $250, including concert pit access, snacks, two complimentary drinks and dedicated bars. Ticket prices will increase as the concert draws closer, so fans are encouraged to buy now.

All general admission, concert pit and VIP Deck concert tickets include admission to the concert and to on-track activities that day at IMS, which include the final practice for the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and the INDYCAR Pit Stop Challenge.

The 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is scheduled for Sunday, May 28. Tickets are on sale at or by calling or visiting the IMS Ticket Office.

Hendricks County Bicentennial Logo Competition @HendricksCounty

March 29, 2023 Leave a comment

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Press Release
Hendricks County Bicentennial Steering Committee

DANVILLE, Ind. (March 28, 2023) — The newly formed Hendricks County Bicentennial Steering Committee is excited to announce a logo competition, which will be the first of many initiatives to prepare for the county’s 200th anniversary celebration in 2024.

Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate in helping create a logo for the Hendricks County bicentennial celebration. Participants must reside in Hendricks County with only one entry allowed per person. The submission must include a brief description – under 75 words – explaining what inspired the design. Entrants under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission if their entry is chosen.

The winning design will be selected by the steering committee and will be reimagined by a local design firm. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize along with countywide recognition.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered. All entries must be submitted electronically via the Hendricks County Bicentennial website at

Full competition details and rules are available on the website. Additional questions can be submitted by contacting the steering committee via email at

Indy Chicken and Beer Fest, Aug. 12, 2023 @bradleyhouser

March 29, 2023 Leave a comment

Press Release
Chicken and Beer Fest

Indianapolis, IN (March 29, 2023) – EatHere® is excited to announce the return of Indy’s Chicken & Beer Festival, set to take place August 12, 2023 at The Cradle at Monon 30, 1118 E. 30th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. Following the success of last year’s event, which drew in close to 3,000 attendees, the festival is back and bigger than ever.

Tickets Are Now Available For Purchase!

For three consecutive years, the Indy Chicken & Beer Festival has successfully taken place, providing a unique opportunity for the restaurant community to reconnect with their customers on a personal level, particularly after being severely impacted by the pandemic.With chicken in every shape, size, variety and flavor, Indy’s Chicken & Beer Festival celebrates all things chicken and beer. EatHere® has teamed up with more than 30 local restaurants, chefs and brewers to bring you a finger-licking good time.

“We’re incredibly grateful to our participants and partners for allowing us to bring back this festival,” said EatHere® Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bradley Houser. “We’re excited to put our stamp on The Cradle at Monon30 with this festival.”

Houser co-founded EatHere® and the festival with Austin Burris, also EatHere®’s chief financial officer.

“We’re proud to have Indianapolis to continue hosting this festival for the third year running. Events like Indy’s Chicken & Beer Festival play a crucial role in bringing communities together and creating a sense of place for residents,” Houser said.

“Our festival serves as a platform to showcase local culinary talent, giving local businesses a chance to connect directly to their customers while providing a space for people to learn and celebrate the vibrant food culture in our city and state,” Houser said. “With NBA All-Star Weekend coming next year, we look forward to potentially sharing the delicious tastes and good times with visitors from different countries.”

Last year’s festival included stuffed bellies, community connections and entertainment. The event featured hot wing eating contests and two DJs who created a soundtrack for the fun-filled day, which hosted fan-favorite restaurants: Milktooth and That Vegan Joint.

“We have 37 vendors this year, the largest festival participation so far. We have returning participants like Columbus’ 450 North Brewing Company, Ale Emporium, Joella’s Hot Chicken and the popular Taste of Innova Wings + Greens and newcomers like Sun King Brewing, the recently opened Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar and Fillers – Stuffed Burgers,” Houser said. “We have so much flavor coming at you this year.”

This year’s festival will be one session from 2 to 7 pm, with early bird tickets available now via Eventbrite for $25, excluding taxes and fees. Tickets are limited.

General admission tickets include five chicken samples and four beer samples. VIP tickets include six chicken and five beer samples and one-hour early access. 

The event will also feature, for the first time, an All-You-Can-Eat ticket priced at $65. Customers can purchase additional sample tickets at the festival.

For more information, please visit or contact Bradley Houser, co-founder and CEO at EatHere®, and festival founder, at or 317-400-2723.

Golf 4 Kids @SAIndiana Fundraiser, May 10, 2023

March 29, 2023 Leave a comment

Press Release
Salvation Army

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Salvation Army is excited to announce that the annual Golf 4 Kids Outing on May 10, 2023 will take place at one of Indiana’s best public courses, The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis. This historic property promises to deliver a memorable experience with its challenging course and scenic vistas. 


Golf 4 Kids charity golf outing benefitting The Salvation Army’s summer camp programs for underprivileged and at-risk children from across Indiana. This full-day event includes an 18-hole scramble, food and drink, a silent auction, and team and individual awards. Emceed by WTHR meteorologist Chuck Lofton, the day promises to be fun for everyone while raising money for a great cause. Both foursome and individual tickets are available at The Golf 4 Kids title sponsor is Jiffy Lube of Indiana, but additional sponsorship opportunities are available. 


The Fort Golf Course, located next to Fort Harrison State Park at 6002 N. Post Road in Indianapolis, IN. This 18-hole par 72 course was designed by Pete Dye and in 2018 was named by GolfPass as the #1 golf course layout in the United States. Registration, silent auction, and the awards ceremony will take place in the historic clubhouse. 


Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 9:45 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. Shotgun start is at 11:00 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 4:30 p.m.


Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to participate in this fun fundraising event. First and second place trophies will be awarded in three flights of foursomes, so every player has the opportunity to take home a prize. New this year, the Corporate Challenge will include company-sponsored foursomes competing for the top spot.

To learn more about the Golf 4 Kids outing, download a sponsorship brochure, watch a promo video, or sign up to golf, visit Learn more about the beautiful 700-acre Hidden Falls Camp by visiting