DWNTWN Muncie comes alive with art, music and theater
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MUNCIE, IN - A great weekend ahead is coming DWNTWN Muncie with a trifecta of art, music and theater from First Thursday to Muncie Civic Theater and Canan Commons.
First Thursday had more artists that the studios could fill with big crowds at Gordy Fine Art and Framing besides 308 Gallery. The art even spilled into the lobby of Munseetown Square where old reliables like David Dale and Jim Faulkner were showing their Indiana landscapes.
A special treat was the grand opening of Hotheads Pepper Store in the historic Rose Court. Owners Scott and Daph Craig opened their second store in Muncie after starting in Hartford City. A unique blend of sauces, rubs and other condiments make this the place for all your cooking taste needs.
The Muncie Civic Theater has a double shot of drama with the last weekend of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" at the main theater Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
And "The Twilight of the Golds" will be featured at the Studio Theater which focuses on the same sex quandary and how a conservative family deals with different sexual preferences.
On Saturday, DWNTWN will sound like the Grand Old Opry with fiddle player Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper coming to town. It's part of that Muncie Three Trails concert series that has yet to see an outdoor concert. Cleveland will start at 8 p.m. in Canan Commons.
Cleveland is well know to Nashville, Dollywood and other bluegrass venues. He's locked up the International Bluegrass Music Association player of the year for the last decade and it obviously the best among his musical peers.