7 reasons to visit The Lerner Theatre this month

The Lerner Theatre hosts a variety of entertaining and exciting performances throughout the year. (Photo Supplied/The Lerner Theatre)

Built in 1924 and restored to its original grandeur in 2011, The Lerner Theatre is the center piece of The Gateway Mile. Check out the shows coming to The Lerner this month and plan your next visit to downtown Elkhart at GatewayMile.com.

By: The Gateway Mile

Here are 7 shows you don’t want to miss at The Lerner Theatre this month. Doors open 1 hour before each show time.

Elkhart County Symphony: The Power of Brass

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16
Tickets: $15-$30 reserved seating

Artisans in Brass, a brass quintet, will perform music spanning five centuries with the Elkhart County Symphony. This is the first show in the Elkhart County Symphony 2017-2018 package.

The Lerner Theatre has a drop down screen that makes it easy to watch movies and videos in the theater. (Photo Supplied/The Lerner Theatre)

Purdue Varsity Glee Club

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17
Tickets: $15-$25 reserved seating

Boilermakers don’t just play football and get engineering degrees — they sing too! The world-famous Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform in this fundraiser for The Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation, which awards scholarships to Purdue students who live in Elkhart and LaGrange counties. Lyric Lights, Northridge High School’s award-winning mixed concert choir, will also perform.

The Good Catholic (film viewing)

7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20
Tickets: $10 general admission

This film starring Zachary Spicer, Danny Glover, John C. McGinley and Wrenn Schmidt was filmed entirely in Bloomington. The film follows a young, idealistic priest (played by Spicer) whose worldview is challenged after a late night confession. Members of the cast will attend the viewing for an audience Q&A and autograph signing.

The Lerner Theatre is a beautiful venue for concerts, plays, musicals,
movies and other performances. (Photo Supplied/The Lerner Theatre)

Zach DuBois – Album Release Show

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
Tickets: $10-$15

Elkhart native Zach DuBois will release his third album, Flâneur, which he describes as “somewhere between John Denver and John Mellencamp – between singer-songwriter and roots rock.” The songs are from the last six years of his life, spent traveling the US and Europe and performing music. Country Americana trio Maybe April will also perform.

Lunchtime Live! featuring Celia Weiss

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
Tickets: Free

Enjoy lunch and a show featuring Celia Weiss performing on The Lerner’s historic 1924 Kimball organ. Weiss has been an organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart since 1975 and is an adjunct professor with the Raclin School of Arts at IU South Bend.

The Lerner Theatre was restored in 2011 to its original grandeur. It’s been in downtown Elkhart since 1924. (Photo Supplied/The Lerner Theatre)

Hotel California

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
Tickets: $25-$40 reserved seating

This Eagles tribute band has shared the stage with The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more since they started touring in the 1980s. This concert is about more than just the music — it’s also a celebration of the memories we’ve all made while listening to The Eagles.

Here Come the Mummies: The Friction Tour

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 (doors at 7 p.m.)
Tickets: $32-$42

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band that will melt your face. Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Either way, the mystery combined with their rocking music makes this a show you don’t want to miss. Hope for the Hollow, a hard rock band, will open the show.

Awesome shows are always being added to The Lerner Theatre’s lineup. Visit GatewayMile.com for a calendar of events!

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