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This Weekend: June 15-18

There are plenty of places to take dads and granddads this weekend ahead of Father’s Day. Explore summer festivals, live music, classic cars, and more.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
June 14-17
Audubon Mill Park, 123 N. Water St., Henderson, Kentucky
In honor of the “Father of the Blues” and former Henderson resident William Christopher Handy, this festival books the top national and local blues talent and features barbecue from local vendors.

Wine Down to the Weekend Featuring King’s Highway
5-7 p.m. June 15
Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
Listen to bluegrass music from King’s Highway in the garden or on the veranda and patio of the historic Reitz Home Museum for this family-friendly night.

Evansville Community Tennis Association Annual Dinner and Auction
5:30 p.m. June 15
Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive
Guests can anticipate silent and live auctions, a wine pull, a heads or tails game, 50/50 drawing, and more. Proceeds support tennis and pickleball programs at the indoor Evansville Tennis Center and outdoor Wesselman Tennis Center.

Haubstadt Sommerfest
June 15-17
Haubstadt Cal Ripken Field, 500 W. Gibson St., Haubstadt, Indiana
Enjoy a community parade, the Laufenfest 5K race, a Bierstube from the Busch Light Capital of the World, concerts, rides, and more.

Main Street Food & Beverage Patio Preview Party
5 p.m. June 16
Main Street Food & Beverage, 900 Main St.
Get a glimpse and a taste of what’s to come at Main Street Food and Beverage’s new food hall.

Seven Over 70
5-8 p.m. June 16
The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery, 5901 Vogel Road
Peruse a collection of photographs from seven area photographers over 70 years of age: Ted Byrom, Michael Ingram, Warrena J. Barnerd, Steve Geis, John Hendricks, John Baumberger, and Tom Barrows. The show runs through July 7.

NoCo Villa Opening
6-10 p.m. June 16
NoCo Park, 163 S. Third Ave.
This seasonal installation is complete with sand, beach huts, rope swings, yard games, and fare from the spot’s new food truck, NoCo Kitchen. Tickets cost $10 per person.

Summer Art Exhibition
6-8 p.m. June 16; 1-4 p.m. June 17
Twymon Art Gallery, 1015 Lincoln Ave.
Artwork by resident artists including John Smith and Everett “Carson” McGuire will explore emotion, abstraction, fashion, and digital media art.

Jackson Browne in Concert
7:30 p.m. June 16
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
You won’t be “running on empty” as the singer-songwriter performs hits spanning six decades of his career.

Firefly Festival
8:30-10 p.m. June 16; 2-10 p.m. June 17
Multiple locations in New Harmony, Indiana
Honor the state insect, Say’s Firefly, at this celebration featuring walking tours, storytelling, lectures, glow yoga, and a viewing party. Plein air painters are invited to set up a canvas and capture the scene.

Evansville Open XVI
June 17-18
Multiple locations around Evansville
This three-round disc golf competition spans the courses at Mesker Park, University of Southern Indiana, and Woodmere Park.

Southern Indiana Comic Book Show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 17
Washington Square Mall, 4800 Washington Ave.
Nineteen dealers from Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, and Kentucky will be available to trade and sell comic books, from the “Golden Age” of the 1940s and ‘50s to modern comics.

Fathers, Fare, and Fresh Air: A Summer Celebration
10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17
The Farmhouse, 7212 Olmstead Road
Celebrate the start of summer (June 21), International Picnic Day (June 18), and Father’s Day (June 18) with hot dogs, chips, watermelon, yard games, giveaways, and more.

The Princess and The Pea
3 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 17
Washington Middle School, 1801 Washington Ave.
With help from the Missoula Children’s Theatre, area drama students will present a musical adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen classic.

Summer Quiet Concert Series
6-7 p.m. June 17
Bluestocking Social, 6060 S. Weinbach Ave. Ste. B
This installment of the monthly acoustic concert series features Evansville-based punk band Sluice and indie-rock and Americana singer-songwriter Hannah Evelyn.

“Art in the City” Reception and On the Roof Concert Series
6:30-10 p.m. June 17
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.
Works from active Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana members will be on display. Guests can partake in a cash bar and head to the rooftop for live music by The Randys and Toby Ellis & The Breakdown.

Lyle Lovett in Concert
7:30 p.m. June 17
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will perform an arrangement of Lovett standards, plus songs from his latest album “12th of June.”

Chicago in Concert
8 p.m. June 17
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Original members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, and Jimmy Pankow bring the band’s signature jazz-style horns to town.

Father’s Day Cruise-in
noon-6 p.m. June 18
Pine & Co., 15901 Petersburg Road
Pre-1980s classics are welcome to participate in this cruise-in, with dash plaques and awards given out. Spectators can enjoy food, full bar, music, half-pot raffle, silent auction, and more.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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