Brown County Music Center will open Aug. 24

Submitted photoLocated in Nashville, the Brown County Music Center, under construction now, will offer an incredibly intimate experience for each show. The farthest seat from the stage will only be 106 feet away.

The grand opening of the new, highly anticipated performing arts venue, the Brown County Music Center, will be Saturday, Aug. 24, with an already soldout concert by country artist Vince Gill.

A list of other national acts scheduled to perform at the new venue has been unveiled. Center leaders will program local and regional entertainment as well. They have announced an agreement to have Live Nation based in Indianapolis assist with programming the venue and Ticketmaster handle the ticketing.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Brown County Music Center and their team to bring some of the best national touring artists into Nashville, Indiana,” said Dan Kemer, Live Nation’s vice president of Midwest, who will be responsible for booking the venue. “Brown County is already a great arts destination, and the music center is the next logical step as the Nashville market and tourism business continue to grow.”

Tickets are on sale now at www.browncountymusiccenter.com and www.ticketmaster.com for Tesla, Saturday, Sept. 7; Art Garfunkel, Thursday, Sept. 12; Clint Black, Friday, Sept. 20; Home Free, Sunday, Oct. 6; George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Sunday, Oct. 13; and Peppa Pig Live!, Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Tickets go on sale June 7 at 10 a.m. for Josh Turner, Saturday, Oct. 12; and June 14 at 10 a.m. for Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 12.

Tickets will go on sale later for Here Come The Mummies, Saturday, Oct. 26.

They will also be available for purchase in person at the venue box office or by calling 812-988-5323.

Unique features of the 2,000-seat county-owned venue include a scenic forest background, gallery for local artists, family garden and beer garden. It is located at 200 Maple Leaf Boulevard, Nashville.

The music center has been a passion project for many of those who reside in Brown County since the loss of the beloved Little Nashville Opry to a fire in 2009.

Brown County Music Center officials plan to give back to the community by sourcing and displaying local works of art and highlighting local restaurants and breweries as part of its concessions, while also distributing part of the profits to the Brown County Community Foundation to be distributed back to the community.

Dana Beth Evans, the center's director of events, said, “This is an incredibly exciting time for Brown County and you can feel the anticipation growing as we get closer and closer to opening day. We’ve all put an incredible amount of time and effort into this place to make sure that it is nothing short of amazing for all who attend, including the artists. We hope people are able to take in all the beauty of the venue, the nature around it and the love and care of the people in this community when they visit us.”

The Brown County Music Center will also be available for rent for community-related activities and special events on nonconcert days.