The Centre | Evansville, Indianahttp://centre.evansvillegis.comThe Centre Upcoming Eventsen-us© The Centre 2018Friday, September 21, 20185 The Centre | Evansville, Indiana Whether you are planning that special banquet event, wedding reception, corporate meeting, trade show, or convention, you can feel confident that the Evansville Auditorium and Convention Centre, known as "The Centre", is the perfect gathering place. Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards The Evansville Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission is presenting the 2018 Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards at the Annual Dinner Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00pm. Ticket Donations are $35 each and please make your reservation by September 28. Keynote Speaker is Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader, Women’s Advocate and Civil Rights Activist. Thursday, September 20, 2018 John Mellencamp Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, JOHN MELLENCAMP will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concert performers, Mellencamp will begin the tour February 7th in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center and will span two months ending in Clearwater, Florida at the famed Ruth Eckerd Hall. Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8pm and will not have an opening act. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album “Other People’s Stuff” set for release on November 16th by Universal Republic. Mellencamp’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reporter calling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe. His extensive touring and live shows have solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years. Thursday, September 13, 2018 Evansville Taco Fest The 2nd annual Evansville Taco Festival is Saturday, October 13th, from 11:00am to 7:00pm. You’ll find over 20 of the area's best restaurants and food purveyors dishing out a variety of $3 tacos (sold separately) and a giant Nacho Bar. There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila flights, ice cold beer, and non alcoholic drinks. All items will work on a voucher system – there will be various voucher stations throughout the festival & all vouchers will be used as cash. Additional activities include Mariachi Band and Dancers, Mechanical Bull, Best Costume Contest, Eating Competitions and for the kids bouncy houses and face painting. An ATM will be on site and we strongly encourage cash sales at voucher stations. Monday, September 10, 2018 ParksFest Evansville ParksFest is a free, all-day, music festival in Evansville's Garvin Park on Saturday, September 8th. However, because of the threatening weather forecast we are moving ParksFest indoors to the Old National Events Plaza! The festival is focused around engaging the community and bringing awareness to the city parks as well as giving the community a fun thing to do for the day. ParksFest is an environment for anyone to come and have a great time no matter their age or background. The festival starts at 11:00AM and run until around 11:00pm. Early in the day the event will be more family oriented with games for children and family friendly activities. As the day progresses we will move into a more adult friendly event. There is no specific genre for the type of music that will be played as we were trying to stick to the theme of ‘an event for everyone’. Come out and help us make this year's festival even better! Festival includes a full day of music, food trucks, art vendors, family fun activities, children’s workshops, and a beer garden. The 2018 ParksFest music lineup consists of Kenna Elpers at 11:00am; Salt The Earth 12:00pm; The Jangle Sheep 1:00pm; Keló Kaddafi with Murphy’s Horizon 2:00pm; Calabash and Friends 3:30pm; Thunder Dreamer 5:00pm; Adia Victoria 6:30pm; and Deer Tick at 8:30pm! Thursday, September 6, 2018 Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling-The Wanderland Tour is coming to Aiken Theatre on Saturday, December 8 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10:00am. Seats are $79.50, $69.50, $55 and $39.50. You can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster online, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at our Box Office. VIP packages for $335.50, $205.50 and 135.50 available online only. Friday, August 31, 2018