First Three Trails gig with James McMurty

MUNCIE, Ind. – Acclaimed American singer-songwriter James McMurtry and his band will perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday, July 30 as part of the 2022 Muncie Three Trails Music Series.

The inaugural concert for the 2022 series will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Canan Commons, Mike Martin, a native of 500 S. Walnut St. Muncie, and the Beautiful Mess will open the show.

More than 30 years after his first release, the critically acclaimed ‘Too Long in the Wasteland’, co-produced by John Mellencamp, James McMurtry has become what is known as a songwriter’s songwriter, according to a communicated. After her promising debut, a Grammy nomination and five more albums followed. Taking a three-year hiatus, he released his seventh album, ‘Childish Things’, in 2005, which won Album of the Year at the American Music Awards, with ‘We Can’t Make It Here’. capturing their Song of the Year award. In 2015, McMurtry released “Complicated Game”, which became his highest chart to date, reaching #9 on Billboard’s US Indie chart.

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“The Muncie Three Trails musical series is proud to have James McMurtry and his band, Ronnie Johnson, Darrenm Hess and Tim Holt, on stage at Canan Commons,” the statement read.

Muncie Three Trails’ next concert will feature the Small Glories at 7 p.m. on August 13 at Canan Commons.

The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit partnership between the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Series Founder and Organizer Rick Zeigler. The series’ mission is to bring critically acclaimed national artists to perform at Canan Commons, Muncie’s premier outdoor performance venue, located in the heart of downtown Muncie. A second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic and cultural attractions located along or near Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails”: The White River Greenway, Cardinal Greenway and Muncie Arts and Culture Trail.

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MUNCIE — Lockdowna non-profit organization that provides support, education and resources to individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders, has partnered with Minnetrista to sponsor a special sensory day of the annual event “Faeries, Sprites , & Lights” from noon to 4 p.m. July 31.

“The sensory event is designed to welcome our fairy friends with sensory sensitivities or disabilities to Oakhurst Gardens to experience magic in a more calm and welcoming environment,” a statement read. “Join us for quiet music, an optional live theater performance and character interactions, or just stroll through the beautiful flowers and decorations.”

Individuals, close family and carers affected by autism and other sensory processing disorders can reserve their free tickets using the discount code available at Interlock Facebook page. A limited number of free tickets are available. Additional tickets are available online or at the door for $12 each ($10 for Minnetrista members); children 2 and under are admitted free,

“Giving access to events like this to our families is essential. Even the smallest barrier can be enough for some of us to do nothing,” said Arrick Garringer, Secretary to the Interlock Board of Directors. “When Minnetrista reached out and offered to add a non-judgmental accessible day to their event, we jumped at the chance to support it.”

Tickets are available at: or the Interlock Facebook page.

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