Noblesville, Ind.—The stage lineup continues to grow as the Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission kicks off the county’s 200th year celebration with a free, family-friendly event at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
Acclaimed local singer-songwriter Josh Kaufman, season 6 winner of The Voice and long-time local musician, will serve as emcee of the Hamilton County Bicentennial Opening Ceremony, with other performers including Mudsock Jazz Combo, the Moontown Pickle Stompers, the Freetown Village Singers and Conner Prairie storyteller Dwight Gallian.
Speakers will include local elected officials as well as county historian David Heighway. Attendees will receive a goodie bag while supplies last and a potentially a special, limited-quantity commemorative item.
Tickets for this historic event are free and going fast. Attendees must reserve tickets in advance under the event listing at https://thecenterpresents.org/Tickets-Events/ or by phone at 317-843-3800. The Center for the Performing Arts has provided key support for the event. Other Bicentennial sponsors include Duke Energy, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and Hamilton County Tourism Inc., among many others.
The Opening Ceremony will be the first of many free, family-friendly events celebrating the Hamilton County Bicentennial throughout the year. A full calendar of events is available in digital and physical form, soon to be in local businesses. Stay up to date with activities by signing up for the Hamilton County Bicentennial newsletter at hamcoturns200.com/e-newsletter or follow HamCoTurns200 on Facebook and Instagram.
About the Hamilton County Bicentennial
The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission was established by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners as the official oversight agency for the upcoming 200th anniversary of the county in 2023. It will do so in partnership with the Hamilton County Historical Society and Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. Duke Energy, Hamilton County, the Hamilton East Public Library and Hamilton County Tourism are all lead sponsors of the Bicentennial activities. For more information, visit HamCoTurns200.com or follow HamCoTurns200 on Facebook and Instagram.