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Gaither will celebrate Christmas at Coliseum

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Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band will be at the Coliseum on Dec. 8.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 31, 2022

Multi-Grammy Award-winning Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band are heading to Memorial Coliseum with The Brighter the Light Tour Christmas 2022 on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. 

Gaither has been bringing Christmas concerts to cities nationwide for more than 25 years and giving folks an exciting celebration filled with the very best in Christian music. 

During their Fort Wayne stop, the Gaither Vocal Band and special guests will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites, in addition to classic Christmas standards guaranteed to ring in holiday cheer. 

Few events have the ability to unite individuals from all walks of life the way the Gaither concerts do. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. via the Coliseum box office and ticketmaster.com. 

Auburn Brewing hosts frightful events

Before we turn attention to the Christmas holiday like a few of the retail stores have already done, we probably should tackle Halloween first. 

Events are already rolling in and will have you making the most out of that costume you spent your hard-earned money on, one of which will take place at the Auburn Brewing Company on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5:30-10 p.m. In addition to the tasty brews, you can enjoy a costume contest and live rock by Static Fly. If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on there being some sort of beer release to coincide with the event. The costume contest will get under way at 8 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m. There will be no cover charge, and the event is open to ages 21 and up. 

If you are on the “haunt” for more, the week beforehand will have Auburn Brewing Company hosting DeKalb County Haunts. They’ll be sharing ghost stories and urban legends from DeKalb County on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7-8 p.m. with questions to follow. 

Come throw back a local craft beer and get ready to be spooked. 

No way you want to miss Yes at Honeywell

The Honeywell Center have announced that prog rock pioneers and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Yes will come to Wabash on Thursday, Nov. 10, aboard the Close to the Edge 50th Anniversary Tour.

The band is celebrating the milestone anniversary of their classic 1972 album Close to the Edge by performing the LP in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises, accompanied by a full-scale, high-definition video wall. 

This marks the band’s first trek in the U.S. since 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at honeywellarts.org/live.

Todd Harrold opening for Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler will be joined by some good company when they roll into town on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. at The Clyde. 

The Todd Harrold Trio were recently appointed as the opening act, so you will want to be sure to arrive on time that evening. 

The John Popper harmonic-driven Blues Traveler is out on the road celebrating their 35th anniversary, performing a revival of songs that has spanned 14 hit albums including the iconic Four which went six-times platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around.” 

Tickets are on sale now at The Clyde box office, Sweetwater Sound, and etix.com.

Marbin joining Jazz Session at Club Room

The Chicago-based Marbin will be a part of the Wednesday Jazz Sessions at The Club Room at The Clyde on Sept. 14 from 7-9:30 p.m. 

Marbin have a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, they started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the U.S. 

Through word of mouth, they have gained hundreds of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and have sold tens of thousands of albums. 

Some of you may own Shreddin’ at Sweetwater, an album the band recorded at Sweetwater Sound in 2020. 

There is no cover charge, but be sure to make your reservations today by calling the Club Room at (260) 407-8530. 

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