Here is a list of events happening in Hancock County this weekend and beyond. If you know of an upcoming community event that you’d like to see featured here, email [email protected]
Bluegrass concert this weekend
GREENFIELD – New Palestine resident Carl Bentley brings bluegrass to downtown Greenfield this weekend.
Bentley, whose recordings have been played on radio stations featuring bluegrass and old-time country music, will perform live at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St., Greenfield. Tickets and details are at carlbentley.com.
Sale, arts event to benefit KidsPlay
GREENFIELD — Arts & Rummage returns to the Hancock County Fairgrounds at full-speed this year with all booth spaces called for.
KidsPlay Inc. will host the seventh annual Arts & Rummage fundraiser 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield. For a $1 admission fee, visitors can browse resale bargains, antiques, vintage items, home décor, collectibles, and homemade crafts.There will also be entertainers throughout the day, such as saxophonist Jerry Bell; Christmas at the Ricks winners Patrick and Alex Gawrys-Strand; musician Jesse Jones; and the Hearts Ablaze Cloggers. Lunch food, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Arts & Rummage is KidsPlay’s only annual fundraiser. Money raised goes to cover costumes, set pieces and production costs. KidsPlay charges no participation fees for its theater program so children from all backgrounds can get involved in community theater.
Booth space is still available. For more information, visit Arts & Rummage on Facebook or email [email protected]
Jazz event coming up at HCPL
GREENFIELD – The Phelps Connection will perform a free jazz concert Feb. 21 at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield.
The collaboration of Indianapolis musicians is managed by drummer and entrepreneur Kenny Phelps and lead vocalist Valerie Phelps; the group includes Rob Dixon, Reggie Bishop and Jonathan Wood. For more on the group or to register for a seat, visit hcplibrary.org. The event begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the main branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.
Local artists to participate in Motown concert
GREENFIELD – A concert celebrating music from the 1960s will come to downtown Greenfield this month.
“Motown Forever” by Indianapolis soul band Frederic and Ronza will feature participation with local singers and dancers. Hear music from artists such as the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson and original music. Local singers will join the choir and dancers from Wilkerson Dance Studio will also take the stage.
The show is at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St., Greenfield. Tickets are at fredericandronza.com/tickets.