Upcoming Events
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Golf ball with golf clubJoin fellow alumni and friends for the Michiana Golf Outing on Monday, July 22, 2019! Proceeds from the event will go toward awarding scholarships to incoming Ball State freshmen from the Michiana area.
12 p.m.
Golf ball with golf clubPlease join the Ball State University Alumni Association, Ball State Athletics, and Ball State Football for the annual Ray Louthen Memorial Football Alumni Golf and Dinner Outing at the Elks Country Club in Muncie!
4 p.m.
Wine corks with Alumni Association logoAll alumni and friends in the greater Fort Wayne area are invited to a happy hour and social gathering on Saturday, August 3 at Country Heritage Winery.
3:30 p.m.
NREM River CleanupThe NREM Alumni Society has annually organized a service project to clean up a three mile stretch of the White River in Hamilton County that the group adopted in 2005. Alumni are invited to join us for this project, followed by refreshments.
6:30 p.m.
Symphony on the PrairieEnjoy a great evening of music under the stars with Ball State friends at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.
5:30 p.m.
Community Arts ExpoCome see all our hometown has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression. Featuring 40+ local arts exhibitors, live music, food, drinks, door prizes and more! Experiencing creative expression enriches our lives and community by empowering each to share their voice and enabling us to experience the voice of others.
10 a.m.
Lucas Oil StadiumJoin us for some pregame spirit. Come for the food and friendship, leave ready to cheer on the Cardinals as they take on the Hoosiers at Noon!
7:30 p.m.
Royal Jelly JiveFew bands have the ability to evoke an old-school throwback vibe and yet sound entirely fresh and new at the same time. Royal Jelly Jive is one of those bands. Combining elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop, Royal Jelly Jive shakes up any dance-party and grooves harder than your typical rock n' roll band dares to go. Fronted by the enigmatic singer Lauren Bjelde, who brings a one-of-a-kind sultry voice to her magnetic stage presence, Royal Jelly leans on the sounds of swingin' horns, gritty keys and a bumpin' rhythm section to carry a crowd into bliss... creating an unforgettable live experience that will leave you wanting more.
12 p.m.
CharlieTown tailgating flagsDon’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.
1 p.m.
This Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Course focuses on recent and developing changes to accounting and reporting with an emphasis on their impact on private companies and not-for-profit entities. Completion of this course qualifies you for four credits toward Indiana's Accounting and Auditing CPE requirement and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Yellow Book CPE requirement. RSVP online by September 5th. The cost of $50 per person includes the course and the mixer.
7:30 p.m.
Terry FatorFor the past ten years at the Mirage Hotel Terry Fator has sold out night after night with a show featuring his cast of characters that includes everyone from an Impersonating Turtle to Elton John, to Elvis . In addition to winning America’s Got Talent, Terry has won Las Vegas’s best show, best all-around performer, best family show and best overall show.
12 p.m.
CharlieTown tailgating flagsDon’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.
7:30 p.m.
Dennis DeYoungIn 1977, history was made upon the release of THE GRAND ILLUSION album. DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX celebrate that history by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS, BEST OF TIMES, MR. ROBOTO plus classic rock anthems RENEGADE, BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE and many more.
8 a.m.
Join us at Ball State University's Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation. Elevate your business by attending GrowBIG Training to learn a proven business development system crafted specifically to help you grow your business faster, in the right way.
8 a.m.
Join us at Ball State University's Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation. Elevate your business by attending GrowBIG Training to learn a proven business development system crafted specifically to help you grow your business faster, in the right way.
8 a.m.
Join us at Ball State University's Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation. Elevate your business by attending GrowBIG Training to learn a proven business development system crafted specifically to help you grow your business faster, in the right way.
7:30 p.m.
Cirque Mechanics 42 ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical MarvelsAt the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The shows’ unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.
7:30 p.m.
Texas TenorsWith their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart-topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the US. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine.
6 p.m.
Girl playing in inflatable at Food Truck FestivalA fun opportunity for students, faculty/staff, the Muncie community, and alumni to become involved and enjoy Ball State's Homecoming Week!
11 a.m.
Golf ball with golf clubAll alumni and friends are invited back to enjoy an afternoon of golf during Homecoming weekend.
12 p.m.
Bed RacersBe a part of one of Homecoming's most exciting traditions since 1980!
8:45 a.m.
Chase Charlie 5K runnersJoin us for the 19th annual Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk on Homecoming morning! Run through Muncie and campus along the Homecoming parade route, then stay to watch.
9 a.m.
Homecoming parade goersAlumni and their families are invited to watch the parade in a prime spot along the parade route. Join us for complimentary breakfast refreshments and door prizes.
9 a.m.
Female mellophone player in the Homecoming paradeJoin Ball State and the community for this Homecoming tradition.
12 p.m.
CharlieTown tailgating flagsDon’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.
8 p.m.
Whose Live AnywayRyan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey. The hilarious songs and improv comedy you love...LIVE!
7:30 p.m.
Aubrey LoganThe media refer to #1 selling artist, Aubrey Logan as “The Queen of Sass,” and it’s easy to see why. Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, expert trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well…fun! Her heart wrenching musical stories has audiences in tears just before her comedic relief has them in stitches.
12 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE: Join Miller College of Business for our Fifteenth Annual Alumni Awards when we recognize the commitment and generosity of alumni and friends.Reservations required. More information coming soon.
12 a.m.
CharlieTown tailgating flagsDon’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.
7:30 p.m.
BeautifulLong before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
7:30 p.m.
Six Guitars6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Just 1 performer portrays 6 unique guitar players each representing their own style of music. The characters include:• Wes Tankerfield, a snobbish jazz master• Michael Marsh, a 19 year old rock prodigy• Peter Winter-Jones, a sensitive folk musician• Rupert Colt, a charming country songwriter• Emmanuel Ortega, an eccentric classical wizard• Tyrone Gibbons, a weary blues picking octogenarian
7:30 p.m.
Pedrito MartinezPedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of The Pedrito Martinez Group. The group’s Grammy-nominated first album was released October, 2013 and was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.
12 a.m.
CharlieTown tailgating flagsDon’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.
7:30 p.m.
50 Years of Rock and Roll From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
12 a.m.
CharlieTown tailgating flagsDon’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.
7:30 p.m.
The Wonder Bread YearsA fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.
7:30 p.m.
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly LoversOrganized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The White-Haired Girl, an award-winning classical Chinese ballet created in the 20th century, brought instant fame to the Company and helped establish its leading position in the ballet world. The Company has performed The White-Haired Girl in over 1,700 performances and was first introduced to North American audiences during its coast-to-coast tour in the fall of 2002. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. In the words of a critic, “The Shanghai Ballet is as elegant as the delicate porcelain imported from China.”
7:30 p.m.
BandstandFrom three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. Six soldiers return from war and, through the power of music, finally find a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).
7:30 p.m.
Mads Tolling & The Mads MenMads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and he was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. Recently, he was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio & Odair Assad.
7:30 p.m.
Finding NeverlandThe winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
7:30 p.m.
DervishDervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in north-west Ireland. It’s an area which matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. The Dervish line-up is well established. In fact it includes four members from the earliest days of the band in 1989 – Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh(mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). Singer Cathy Jordan, also a mean bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991 and fiddle Tom Morrow in 1998.
7:30 p.m.
Albert CummingsEntertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess - one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is FAR MORE than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package.
7:30 p.m.
A Capella LiveA high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella, conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, featuring four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles. The charming boyband sound and moves of The Filharmonic; the rich harmonies of gospel/r&b legends Committed; chart-topping lead vocals and live-looping beatbox by Blake Lewis; internationally-inspired songstresses Women of the World.
7:30 p.m.
The Color PurpleTHE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”
6:30 p.m.
Children's CinderellaThe Panto Company USA present another favorite, "Cinderella!"This all new show has been re-written The Panto Company Usa way, full of fun, original music and a guaranteed great family time! Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders' future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for a slice of amazing Panto Company USA fun. Full of original modern songs, bursting with more jokes and hilarity than you can shove into... well something really funny! And no worries there's plenty of parking space for your pumpkin!
7:30 p.m.
J2B2: John Jorganson Bluegrass BandJ2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest.
6:30 p.m.
Steve TrashWhat is the Water Cycle? What can be powered by the sun’s energy? Why is recycling smart? Learn the answers to these curriculum focused science questions in the Totally Rockin’ Environment Show: Steve Trash – Science of Ecology. Rockin’ Eco Hero – Steve Trash – is simply amazing! He’s magical, musical and totally hilarious! Kids love him because he’s funny, and teachers love him because he’s a fantastic educator. You’ll love him too! Grades K-6