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Hoosier Park 2018 Concert Series @hoosierpark

April 27, 2018 Leave a comment
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By Andy Wilson
On behalf of Hoosier Park

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana has officially announced its 2018 Epic Summer of Music lineup.

Kicking off on June 23 with Randy Bachman, the series will also feature Martina McBride on July 27, George Thorogood and The Destroyers with Foghat on August 3, and Aaron Lewis on Sept. 2. Tickets go on sale to the public May 4, with a special Club Centaur pre-sale event on May 2.

Advance ticket sales are available to Club Centaur members on May 2 at Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino box offices located in Shelby’s Gifts. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 4, and are available at respective box offices or through Ticketmaster.

All concerts start just after the end of live racing for the evening, and will take place on Hoosier Park’s outdoor music center stage.

Setting the stage for the summer on June 23, Randy Bachman is the founding member of Bachman Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who. He is known as the most celebrated musician in Canadian history, and is famous for 1970s rock hits like American Womanand Roll On Down the Highway.

Country music singer-songwriter Martina McBride, taking the stage on July 27, has two greatest hits albums and has sold more than 14 million records. Known for hits like Independence Day and My Baby Loves Me, McBride has won Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Yearaward four times and Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalistaward three times.

On August 3, George Thorogood And The Destroyers will perform their high-energy blues and rock show with hits like Bad to the Boneand Who Do You Love. Opening for them are classic rock favorites, Foghat. Thorogood has released more than 20 albums, with two certified as platinum and six certified as gold. In 2014, his band celebrated their 40thanniversary of performing and this year has seen the acclaimed release of George’s first-ever solo album, Party Of Oneon Rounder Records.

Back by popular demand, country music star Aaron Lewis will close out Hoosier Park’s summer concert series on September 2 as a part of a special Labor Day weekend celebration. Well known for his hit single That Ain’t Country, Lewis’s indoor show in October of 2017 at Hoosier Park sold out within an hour of going on sale. Lewis is also well-known as a founding member and lead singer of rock band Staind.

In addition to the ticketed shows this summer, Hoosier Park’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 4 and will feature live harness racing, a free outdoor concert by The Duke Boys and the largest fireworks show in the Indianapolis area.

“Each and every summer, we work to build a first-class concert lineup offering an entertainment experience that is second to none,” said Centaur Gaming President and COO Jim Brown. “Each of these shows bring a different flavor to the outdoor music center, and we’re looking forward to an epic summer of music with our guests.”

The 2018 Epic Summer of Music Series is presented by American Elevator, Inc., Barcardi, Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Herald Bulletin, Maker’s Mark, Hudson Rentals, Modern Trailer Sales, Piazza Produce & Specialty Foods, and Deem Mechanical and Electrical.

The Hoosier Park outdoor music center accommodates up to 4,500 reserved ticket seats. The music center features a wide variety of ticket options, including premium VIP seating and private party decks complete with personal beverage service.

Hoosier Park is located at 4500 Dan Patch Circle in Anderson, Indiana. More information is available at www.hoosierpark.com.

Paramount Theatre 85th Birthday Celebration, Aug. 14-16

July 23, 2014 Leave a comment
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By Gayle Jones Burris
Paramount Theatre
http://www.andersonparamount.org/

The historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson, Indiana, celebrates its 85th birthday with three days of special events, Aug. 14-16, 2014.

Thursday, August 14 at 7 pm in the Theater
An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band

A full evening of entertainment and meaningful music is a rare treat any time, but when the occasion includes the best-loved voices in gospel music…it’s a must-see celebration!  If you attend just one musical event this year, an evening hosted by Bill Gaither and featuring these artists is one you can’t miss.  It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling! The Gaither Vocal Band is coming to The Paramount to help celebrate our 85th birthday with a benefit concert. Tickets available online and at the box office Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Order by phone at 765-642-1234.
Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm in the Theater
A Night at The Movies a la 1929

To celebrate our 85th birthday we are showing a vintage movie at The Paramount.  Our friends from United Way will also be joining us to see a 1929 Newsreel, silent cartoon, and “The Saturday Night Kid.” Steve Jackson will be narrating Anderson movies from that era.  Main floor tickets are only $2.  Balcony and Mezzanine seating is $20 per ticket and includes special celebration cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Mezzanine and Balcony guests are encouraged to come in costume!

Saturday, August 16 at 8 pm in The Hardacre Ballroom
Paramount 85th Birthday Dance with Larry Mechem Band

One of the lasting memories of many of our Paramount fans is of dancing in the beautiful Hardacre Ballroom.  We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 85 years in that beautiful space than to have a dance with Larry Mechem’s band.  All styles of dance and live music makes for a memorable evening.  And don’t forget the birthday cake!  Tickets are $20 per person and will be available at our box office Tuesday-Friday Noon-5pm or online at http://www.andersonparamount.org.  Doors will open at 7:30 pm.

The Paramount is located at 1124 Meridian Plaza in downtown Anderson. For more information, visit http://www.andersonparamount.org/, or call 765-642-1234.