All eyes were on the stage at the Brown County Music Center on August 24, as Vince Gill took the crowd by storm, christening the new Music Center’s stage. However, before he took to the stage, Gill’s lead guitar player Australian Jedd Hughs, warmed the crowd up, playing an acoustic guitar, and singing some of his just released songs.
Under the lights, Gill played to a sold out crowd of more than 2,000 people. Performing old hits and new, such as “Go Rest High On That Mountain”, and “One More Last Chance”, Gill performed at the Music Center the day after his new “Okie” album was released. Cracking jokes about the old times and new, Gill played two songs off his new album, dedicated to his mother and wife, Christian musician Amy Grant.
At the door, guests were greeted by volunteers handing out guitar picks dedicating the venue’s Grand Opening. The Picks were designed and made by BCHS’ own Eagle Manufacturing, along with volunteer’s vests, and many other commodities found within the Music Center’s doors.
Parking for the event was full, however many shuttles were running from all over town, including pick-ups/drop-offs at Brown County Inn, and The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center.
The next show at the venue takes place Friday September 6, and will be featuring Henry Lee Summers, with tickets being offered as low as $10 on Ticketmaster. And will be followed up Saturday night, with heavy rock band Tesla. Tickets are still available for both shows.