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In Part 1 of our 2-part Dining & Entertainment Blog Series, we shared 3 reasons why you’ll love digging into Brown County’s eclectic dining scene. But Brown County isn’t only a destination for foodies and drink enthusiasts …

… It’s also the headquarters for music lovers and live entertainment fans! Download your FREE Dining & Entertainment Guide and start exploring all the epic entertainment that Brown County has to offer!

Here are 6 reasons why Brown County, Indiana, is THE ultimate live entertainment destination of the Midwest:

1. A world-class music center

The Brown County Music Center is a 2,000-seat state-of-the-art live performance venue nestled on the banks of Salt Creek. Featuring top-notch regional performers and big-name national acts, this indoor venue hosts world-class rock, blues, country, pop, jazz, oldies, tribute bands, and more. There’s truly something for everyone!

2. A historic local playhouse

A hit venue since 1949, the Brown County Playhouse offers diverse live theater, concerts, movies, comedy, and special events year-round. The first summer stock theater to open in Indiana after World War II, this 425-seat theater is a Brown County gem you simply can’t miss.

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3. A music park named after a bluegrass legend

Known for some of the best bluegrass festivals in the country, the historic Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground in the rolling hills of Brown County is the perfect setting for live music and music festivals—from the Americana Bean Jamboree, Hippy Hill Fest, and Southern Indiana Blues Festival to the Bill Monroe and Uncle Pen bluegrass festivals. It’s also a 55-acre family-and pet-friendly campground, so you can pitch a tent, bring your camper or RV, or rent a cabin for the night!

4. A unique dance barn

At Mike’s Music & Dance Barn—one of the last surviving dance barns in the country—you can enjoy live music, from country to ballroom to oldies. You can take country line dance lessons. And you can even catch Mike playing his saxophone. No matter what you’re doing, it’s a guaranteed good time!

5. Snack, sip, and see a show

Why not enjoy live music while you nosh and drink delicious beverages? Check out all the Brown County restaurants and pubs with live music in our FREE Dining & Entertainment Guide!

You can also get your sip on while listening to live music at Country Heritage Winery in both the Cellar Room and on the patio. And you’ll love relaxing on the outdoor terrace at Hard Truth Hills with the beauty of the forest all around you.

6. Festivals and events galore

Last but certainly not least, Brown County hosts countless festivals and events every season of the year! In addition to the festivals at Bill Monroe’s mentioned above, you can experience everything from acoustic guitar festivals, wine fairs, and trail running events to a traditional Christkindl holiday market and more.

With epic performers and epic venues for every type of fan, Brown County is the ultimate live entertainment destination of the Midwest!

While you’re here, you’ll love exploring the diverse dining scene too. Check out Part 1 of our Dining & Entertainment Blog Series for all the best places to dig in and raise a glass.

Ready to start planning your entertainment lineup?