The Honeywell Center is announcing the on sale date for several new shows. Tickets for country music superstar Vince Gill, the lively "Branson on the Road" event, entertainer extraordinaire Ronnie Milsap and legendary coach Bob Knight go on sale at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
WWKI welcomes an evening with Vince Gill to the Honeywell Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. The concert is sponsored by Beacon Credit Union. Gill, who recently performed at the Honeywell Center as part of the Time Jumpers, is no stranger to Wabash. "It's a great little place," Gill said when asked about his return to the Honeywell Center. "People have come out to see me no matter what I'm doing." What the Grammy Award winner and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year will be doing on May 9 is performing many of his hits with a full band during the show. In addition to his top singles, including "Go Rest High On That Mountain," "Look At Us," "I Still Believe In You" and "Pretty Little Adriana," Gill will perform music from his latest CD, "Bakersfield," with Paul Franklin.
America's favorite road show, welcomed by WCJC, is coming to Wabash when the award-winning "Branson on the Road" arrives at the Honeywell Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Featured on national television, "Branson on the Road" is in the same tradition as the traveling road shows during the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, the famous Louisiana Hayride and the first Branson music shows. The show stars Debbie Horton, who holds the distinction as the only woman to have played lead guitar for Johnny Cash. She hosted her own show at the Old Boxcar Willie Theater in Branson and has performed at the Louisiana Hayride and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville. Horton is joined by Donnie Wright, a multi-instrumentalist who has been nominated for a Lifetime Honors Award in recognition of more than 40 years of work in Branson by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Brian Capps, who plays upright bass and sings songs reminiscent of Marty Robbins and Hank Williams, rounds out the lineup.
WWKI welcomes multi-Grammy Award-winning entertainer Ronnie Milsap to the Honeywell Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12. This event is sponsored by Ceres Midland. Throughout a music career that has spanned 50 years, Milsap, who rose above his blindness to become a masterful musician, has scored 40 No. 1 songs and won six Grammy Awards. His hits include "It Was Almost Like a Song," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "(There's No) Gettin' Over Me," "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World," "Any Day Now" and "Stranger In My House." Milsap, a singer and pianist, was one of country music's first crossover stars, with the success of many of his songs with both country and pop audiences because of their country, R&B, blues and rock and roll influences. Milsap maintains a steady tour schedule with performances throughout the United States.
102.7 The Fan and ESPN 1480 welcome Coach Bob Knight to the Honeywell Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11. As the coach with the most wins in NCAA Division I men's college basketball (902) at the time of his retirement in 2008 - as well as one of the most controversial, Knight led the IU men's basketball team to three NCAA championships, one National Invitational Tournament (NIT) championship and 11 Big Ten Conference championships. He was named National Coach of the Year four times and received the Big Ten Coach of the Year honor eight times. In 1984, Knight coached the USA Men's Olympic Team to a gold medal, becoming one of only three basketball coaches to win an NCAA title, NIT title and an Olympic gold medal. Knight, who currently is a basketball commentator for ESPN, released his most current book, "The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results," this past March.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 260-563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.