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NewSong, Stones tribute barrel into the Honeywell


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 20, 2021

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment has added a couple of worthy shows to their ever-growing entertainment calendar. 

First up, on Sunday, Dec. 12, the Honeywell Center will host “A Very Merry Christmas” tour featuring Grammy-nominated Christian music icons NewSong and the contemporary Christian act Big Daddy Weave

This is hailed as one of Christian music’s favorite holiday outings. The tour is a night full of music, laughter, joy, and remembering Christ’s birth and what that means to all of us. 

Then, on Thursday, Jan. 27, Eagles Theatre welcomes Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show. For more than 20 years and with more than 4,000 performance worldwide, the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and cast bring a colorful, energetic, and authentic performance to all of the classic eras of The Rolling Stones. 

If you have never seen the Stones or did not feel like selling the house to afford tickets, this will be the next best thing. 

Tickets for both shows go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at Honeywellcenter.org. 

Shredder Strauss up north

Speaking of announcements, The Eclectic Room will host guitar shredder Nita Strauss on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Strauss, who has been to town on previous occasions, is currently on the road as Alice Cooper’s guitarist. 

When that road trip concludes at the end of the month, she will embark on a 28-date solo tour dubbed as the Winter Wasteland tour that kicks off in New Orleans and wraps up in Angola. Expect to hear cuts from her 2018 release Controlled Chaos, as well as new material. 

Support acts to be announced soon. Until then, you can score tickets via TicketWeb.

Local musicians stage tribute to Elliott Smith

On the evening of Friday, Oct. 22, a number of local musicians will join forces at The Brass Rail to pay homage to American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elliot Smith

Born in Omaha, Neb., raised in Texas, and living  most of his life in Portland, Ore., Smith was known for his dark, introspective songs which won him critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination in 1998 for his song “Miss Misery” which was featured on the Good Will Hunting soundtrack. Sadly, Smith was taken from us in 2003 at the age of 34. 

His music has touched many, including local musicians See Ray Hardly, Jon Ross, Jess Thrower, Sarah Smith, Ron Record, and Namen Namen. Come see for yourself when they all hit the stage that evening for a night of Smith numbers. Showtime is 9:45 p.m. with a $7 cover at the door. 

Cougar Hunter sighted across state lines

The ’80s-inspired local outfit Cougar Hunter will head over the border on Saturday, Oct. 23, for a performance at the Van Wert (Ohio) Elks Lodge 1197. 

What makes this show so special is that it is an ’80s Prom Night theme. So come dressed in your favorite ’80s themed outfit and get ready to rock with tunes by Poison, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, and more. The prom is open to the public with $20 presale tickets available now at the Van Wert Elks bar and $25 at the door. 

This would be a perfect chance to catch Cougar Hunter since their next scheduled performance will be in Mishawaka on Saturday, Oct. 30, when they play a Halloween party at Smokestack Brew. 

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