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Brown County Music Center Opens August 2019

April 5, 2019 Leave a comment

Artist’s rendering of the Brown County Music Center.
Image courtesy

By Aubrey Sitzman
Brown County CVB

NASHVILLE, Ind., (April 4, 2019) – Brown County’s new 2000-seat indoor entertainment venue has been designated with its official name, the Brown County Music Center, and is scheduled to open in late summer.

In the works for nearly two years and under construction for the past eight months, the venue has been moving along as planned in conjunction with branding, marketing, and staffing efforts.

Initially named the Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center, it was decided to officially brand the venue with Brown County’s strong identity as a beloved Indiana destination, as well as clearly denote what guests can expect to experience.

Throughout the facility’s construction, the venue’s board of directors, multiple committees, and new executive director have been busy securing top-notch performers of all genres.

Working with well-known national booking and ticketing agencies, the Brown County Music Center will host several national acts, with regional and local performances mixed in to keep the venue’s schedule chock full of great entertainment!

From rock, blues, and oldies to country, jazz, bluegrass, and even pop, performances at the Brown County Music Center will run the gamut, stretching across all musical styles and will appeal to a wide audience.

While the opening act, as well as others, have not been announced, interested concert-goers can expect to hear names and other details on upcoming performances later this month. Tickets also will go on sale in April.

Determined to provide the highest quality experience possible, once completed, the Brown County Music Center will be a world-class entertainment destination.

For more information on the Brown County Music Center, please visit

Honeywell Center in Pollstar’s Top 200 List

February 2, 2015 Leave a comment
Honeywell Center in Wabash

Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Hayley Beauchamp
Honeywell Center

The Honeywell Center with its 1,500 seating capacity was recognized as an outstanding performing arts center according to a list generated from Pollstar, a trade publication that covers the concert industry. The Pollstar list ranked the top 200 international theatre venues, placing The Honeywell Center at the #110 position.  The ranking is based on total tickets sold for touring acts.

The rating is a first for the Honeywell Center. A total of seven performing arts centers from Indiana were recognized. Executive Director Tod Minnich was extremely pleased with the rating, “With 1,000 seats less than most of the other Indiana venues, I consider this a huge accomplishment for the Honeywell Center.”

The Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater features dozens of performances annually featuring a variety of genres such as Broadway, classical, comedy, rock, dance, and children’s programming to name a few. This wide variety fits well within its mission of providing “artistic, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for all.”

“We hope that this ranking reflects our efforts to provide a guest experience that our patrons appreciate. Amenities such as free parking, comfortable seating with unrestricted views, friendly staff as well as top-notch touring entertainment all contributed to this success. With a number of terrific shows already on the schedule for 2015, we hope more guests will travel to the Center to see a high-quality show this year!” commented Minnich.

The Honeywell Center is north central Indiana’s premier arts and entertainment facility with more than 3,000 events and 150,000 visitors annually. Concerts, conferences, charity galas, art exhibits, and educational outreach programs are among the diverse events at the Honeywell Center. All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency) and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

The Honeywell Center is located at 275 West Market Street in Wabash, Indiana. For more information, visit, or call 260-563-3272.