Wabash venues ready to reopen doors
This past year has been hard on many venues in our area, but the drive-in movie theaters — often considered beyond their heyday — have found a unique place in the current entertainment landscape. Ideally suited to distancing and offering enough space for both movies and concerts, many who wanted to get out and do something were able to do so thanks to the drive-in.No one took better advantage of that than the 13-24 Drive-In in Wabash, part of the Honeywell Foundation’s growing list of entertainment options. Now that the warmer weather has returned and some distancing is still required, the drive-in has begun putting together an impressive list of upcoming concerts.The Allman Betts Band visit on April 22, and singer Chris Janson returns to northeast Indiana just two days later on April 24. Christian band Casting Crowns visits for A Night Under the Stars on Friday, May 7, and country music legend Travis Tritt visits 13-24 on May 21.Eagles Theatre Another Honeywell property, the newly renovated Eagles Theatre, hosts concerts this year, a full 13 months after the pandemic spoiled their planned coming out party. Indiana favorite Duke Tumatoe returns to the area on April 22, while 85 United hosts their fourth annual night of worship on the Eagles stage on April 29. Christian musician Ryan Stevenson takes the same stage on May 2, while A Tribute to John Lennon visits Eagles on June 10.Honeywell CenterArguably the crown jewel of the Honeywell venues, the beautiful Honeywell Center, is also getting back on track after a down year. 38 Special visits April 30, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s rescheduled performance is now set for May 8, and Night Ranger returns to northeast Indiana on July 10. Many other shows are scheduled for 2021, and more information about any of the upcoming Honeywell shows can be found at honeywellarts.org and in the coverage by Whatzup.