June 27, 2014
An exhibit of Book Art from the students of the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI in Indianapolis
The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing in the cases on the second floor of The Commons, 300 Washington Street, Columbus, Indiana, from May 28 through June 30, whenever the Commons is not reserved for private events. The public is invited to meet the artists to learn more about their work at a reception in their honor on Tuesday, June 24, 6:00–7:30 PM at the upper level of the Commons.
Join us for the “Golf for the GridIron” at Harrison Lake Country Club on July 17. Lunch is 12:00 noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.
Proceeds will help offset the high costs of running a top-notch program for our athletes. This includes providing the best / safest equipment and uniforms possible, and upgrading practice field accessories. Your support is greatly appreciated.
For questions about sponsoring the event, or signing up a team, contact Carey McBride at 812-344-9756!
We can smell the BBQ already! Discover Downtown Franklin is gearing up for our 2014 Smoke on the Square event! It will take place on Friday, June 27th 11:00 am-10:00 pm and Saturday, June 28th 11:00 am-10:00 pm in downtown Franklin.
This state competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, brings professional barbecue teams from all over Indiana and other various states to our city for a chance to be named Grand Champion. $6,000 in prize money will be given away. The teams will arrive on Friday night during our live concert featuring the Electric Impulse Cloggers from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm and The Woomblies from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. On Saturday night from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm our live concert will be The Blue River Band, you will NOT want miss it! A free classic car cruise-in will take place on North Main Street starting at 5:00 pm. We encourage the public to come out and watch the professionals cook while enjoying live music, kids’ activities, and food on the courthouse square. Amateur categories are also available for those interested. Entry forms are available at www.DiscoverDowntownFranklin.com.
The People’s Choice competition will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm. Participants can purchase a $5 ticket to sample pulled pork from 7 professional teams and vote for their favorite.
“Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair” will be shown at the Artcraft Theatre on Friday night and Saturday 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit www.HistoricArtcraftTheatre.org.
The Franklin Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm at its normal location on the corner of Jefferson Street and Jackson Street. The market includes produce, meat, eggs, flowers, jams and jellies, hot pepper sauces, honey, art and much more! Make sure to visit the market just 1 blocks west of the stage.
Last year’s competition brought thousands of people and 30 professional teams to downtown Franklin on Friday and Saturday night. This year’s competition will be even bigger with more barbecue and food vendors available for lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday.
Join us for an evening of patriotic tunes and fireworks! Enjoy music from the renowned musicians of the Indiana Wind Symphony, led by conductor Charles P. Conrad. Special featured guests will include students from Custer Baker Intermediate School, Franklin Community Middle School, and Franklin Community High School. And we’ll top it all of with a dazzling fireworks display!
Rain or shine, the show will go on! The rain site for the concert will be the Franklin Community High School Gymnasium.
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Columbus Area Arts Council is pleased to announce that Black Violin will perform at Live on the Plaza, Friday, June 27, 2014. The outdoor concert will begin at 7:00 PM on the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library plaza, located at 536 Fifth Street in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. Live on the Plaza is offered at no cost to the community through the generous financial support of NTN Driveshaft.
Black Violin is a duo made up of classically trained viola and violin players, Wil B and Kev Marcus, who first met while playing in their high school orchestra in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After college, while working in hip-hop studios, the pair began fusing the two genres of music into one groundbreaking combination of sound, described by some as “Brandenburg meets beat-box.”
“A Black Violin concert features a mash-up of musical styles that tears down all musical stereotypes,” said Arthur Smith, Columbus Area Arts Council Marketing and Media Director. “The duo are gaining more momentum and generating more buzz in the industry after having played South by South West, Bonaroo, and President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. They are now selling out venues they couldn’t fill a couple years ago,” added Smith.
Rain location for this event is The Commons, located at 300 Washington Street, Columbus.
The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.