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5th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival

2016 July 29-31

Attention all music enthusiasts. Make plans to attend the 5th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. This event will bring several of the finest fingerstyle guitar players in the United States to Brown County for an exciting competition, concert, guitar workshops, and more!

TIME: Friday Night Party (7pm - 11:30pm); Saturday competition (11am - 4pm); Saturday concert (7:30pm - 10 pm); Sunday workshops (TBA)
ADMISSION: $22.50 for all day pass (competition & concert); $17.50 evening concert only; $32.50 VIP ticket (includes reserve seating for evening concert & $50 value swagbag); Friday Party - free; Sunday workshops - additional fee
WHERE: Competition and concert held at the Brown County Playhouse; other events held at the Pine Room Tavern and Brown County Inn
PLACE: Brown County Playhouse

B3 Gallery Presents Northwood

2016 July 6-31
     August 1-9

B3 Gallery presents Northwood: Paintings by Carol Clendening. The show will run from July 6 - August 9. An opening reception will be held during the Second Saturday Art Walk on July 9 from 5-8 p.m. Painting under the pseudonym Northwood, Carol Clendening invites viewers to come along on an abstract journey inspired by the glow of Turner, the boldness of Rothko, the drama of Kiefer, and the reaching of Braque. Northwood paints in both oil and watercolor, producing work that is light and shadow, infused with mood.

TIME: Regular business hours
WHERE: B3 Gallery (61 West Main Street, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: B3 Gallery

Battle on the Blacktop 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

2016 July 30

Head to Deer Run Park for Battle on the Blacktop 3-on-3 basketball tournament on July 30! The cost is $50 per team and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers! Minimum of three players per team and a maximum of four players. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Office located at Deer Run Park. You must register your team no later then July 25. See you on the court!

TIME: 10 a.m.
ADMISSION: $50 per team
WHERE: Deer Run Park (1001 Deer Run Lane, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Brown County Parks and Recreation Department

Brown County Art Guild Featured Exhibit - Into The Woods: Burkett & McLeish

2016 July 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31

Jeanne McLeish and Mark Burkett are the featured artists at the Brown County Art Guild during the month of July. Into The Woods: Burkett & McLeish will be on display through July 31. Both artists will hold a live art demonstration during the Second Saturday Village Art Walk on July 9 from 5-8 p.m.

TIME: Tuesday - Saturday (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.); Sunday (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.); Painting Demonstration on July 9 (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
WHERE: Brown County Art Guild (48 S. Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Brown County Art Guild

Brown County Artists Go Coastal

2016 July 9-30

Enjoy a delightful exhibit by early Brown County artists who ventured out of the hills and headed for the coast on display at the historic Brown County Art Gallery. Take a trip to the ocean through the eyes of Hoosier masters during this special exhibit of 50 paintings by artists who traded trees for ships! An opening night reception will be held on July 9 at 6 p.m. and includes wine, food, music, and a trip to the beach!

TIME: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
ADMISSION: Free (opening night reception $25)
WHERE: Brown County Art Gallery
PLACE: Brown County Art Gallery

Brown County Bulls and Barrels Bash

2016 July 30

Get ready for a fun evening of bull riding and barrel racing! Head to the Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds for a guaranteed good time. Sign up and participate while you're at it!

TIME: Gates open at 6 p.m.; rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: General admission $12; kids under 12 $5; kids 3 & under are free ($40-$50 fee to participate)
WHERE: Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds (802 Memorial Drive, Nashville, IN)

Chateau Thomas Live - July Music Schedule

2016 July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night in May at Chateau Thomas' Cellar Room! Listen to good music, enjoy gourmet cheese, and great wine. You will be hard pressed to find a more relaxing place in town!

TIME: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Chateau Thomas (225 South Van Buren Street, Coachlight Square)
PLACE: Chateau Thomas Winery and Gift Shoppe

Comedy Cabaret on Strings

2016 May 28
     June 4, 11, 18, 25
     July 2, 30
     September 3, 17, 24

Head to the Melchior Marionette Theatre for the "Comedy Cabaret on Strings!" This 20 minute variety show of trick marionettes will delight individuals of all ages. A wide variety of music and a hand-painted street scene enhances this delightful cabaret. Watch how the puppeteer pulls the strings to make the dancers, jugglers, trapeze artists and others, come to life...a unique experience! Showtimes for the "Comedy Cabaret" are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Purchase tickets 15 minutes before showtime; popcorn is always free!

TIME: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
WHERE: Melchior Marionette Theatre
PLACE: Melchior Marionette Theatre

Family Game Night

2016 June 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30
     July 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
     August 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
     September 1-3

Looking for a fun family friendly activity to do in the evening while visiting Nashville? Head to Sweetea's Tea Shop on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. until at least 8 p.m. for Family Game Night! Games will be available or you are welcome to bring your own. Plus, there are plenty of wonderful dessert and beverage options to enjoy! If you aren't up for games, just stop in for dessert, a place to study or read, social time, or bring the little ones to play in the shop's play area.

TIME: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Sweetea's Tea Shop (225 South Van Buren St., Suite C in Coachlight Square)

Farm-to-Fifth Tours at Bear Wallow Distillery

2016 July 30

Head to Bear Wallow Distillery for some whiskey education! Learn about the role whiskey played in the formation of America during the Revolutionary War. Find out what brought whiskey making to Indiana and learn about moonshining in Brown County before, during, and after prohibition. See the complete process used to make whiskey at Bear Wallow, starting with grains from local farmers, and enjoy the best part of the tour...tasting it!

TIME: 11am - 5 pm (at the top of each hour)
WHERE: Bear Wallow Distillery
PLACE: Bear Wallow Distillery

I'm Proud to Be an American but Freedom has a Price Month at eXplore Brown County

2016 July 1-31

Celebrate our independence with a special emphasis on our responsibility to environmentalism and the cost of our footprint at eXplore Brown County! eXplore Brown County is an adventure center that sees its mission as a place to educate and share the importance of preserving the beautiful forests. The forest is changing and at constant risk. What can we all do to preserve this beautiful wonder of nature? eXplore Brown County understands the importance of preservation in education. eXplore BC's 15 zip lines provide the perfect opportunity to educate you all while having fun!

TIME: See website
ADMISSION: See website for more info
WHERE: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
PLACE: Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

July Events at the Nature Center

2016 July 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 28-31

Come to the Nature Center in the Brown County State Park for leisure walks, workshops, and more!

TIME: Varies, see schedule
WHERE: Brown County State Park (Nature Center & other locations)
PLACE: Brown County State Park

Live Music at the 19th Hole Sports Bar

2016 July 29, 30
     August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Head to the 19th Hole, the place to go for your late night entertainment! Enjoy great drink and food specials, a fun atmosphere, and best of music!

TIME: 8 p.m.
WHERE: 19th Hole Sports Bar (Lower level at Salt Creek Golf Retreat)
PLACE: 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grille at Salt Creek Golf Retreat

Live Music Weekends at the Saloon

2016 May 13, 14, 20, 21
     June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25
     July 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 23, 29, 30
     August 5, 6, 12, 20, 26
     September 2, 3, 9, 24, 30

Head to The Seasons Lodge for an evening of fun and good music! Enjoy live performances on Fridays and Saturdays in the Saloon. There is no cover charge to come and listen. Food and drink specials are available. Must be 21 or over.

TIME: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Fridays, 9 p.m. - midnight on Saturdays
WHERE: The Saloon in The Seasons Lodge
PLACE: Seasons Lodge and Conference Center

Night Flight Astronomy @ eXplore Brown County

2016 June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
     July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
     August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
     September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
     October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

The sky is clear and unobstructed by city lights so the stars shine brighter at eXplore Brown County! Breathe deeply; the air is fresh with the cool fragrances of the woods. Learn about the sky as guides point out the stars and constellations sharing stories of the deep forest surrounding you. Head lamps and tiki torches illuminate your way as owls hoot and soar with you through the dark sky. Perhaps you will even catch a glimpse of a shooting star to make a wish that you can zip beneath the moon again at eXplore Brown County's 15 zip lines!

TIME: See website
ADMISSION: See website for more info
WHERE: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
PLACE: Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

pARTake - A Fine Pairing of Art and Wine

2016 March 26
     April 23
     May 28
     June 25
     July 30
     August 27
     September 10, 24
     October 22
     November 12

Guided by local artists, discover the satisfaction of creating your own artwork, over two relaxing hours of instruction and refreshment. Sample from a variety of local wines and explore art in one of many mediums offered by members of today's Brown County Art Colony. Each workshop includes a beverage of choice, all materials, individual instruction, and refreshments. Attendance is limited to, so advance reservations are suggested! pARTake is an Art Alliance Brown County event. Click to see a description of each month's class!

TIME: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $40 (Art Alliance members $35)
WHERE: Chateau Thomas Winery (225 South Van Buren Street, Coachlight Square)

Quaff N’ Brew Beer School

2016 January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
     February 6, 13, 20, 27
     March 5, 12, 19, 26
     April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
     May 7, 14, 21, 28
     June 4, 11, 18, 25
     July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
     August 6, 13, 20, 27
     September 3, 10, 17, 24
     October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
     November 5, 12, 19, 26
     December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Do you love beer? Ever wonder how beer is made? Want to learn the difference between porter and stout or lager and ale? Big Woods is offering an exciting class designed to teach you all about the world of beer.

TIME: 10 a.m.
ADMISSION: $5; $10 to add a pint glass
WHERE: Big Woods Village
PLACE: Big Woods Brewing Company
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