Top Events in Anderson Madison County: April 2024

All event information is subject to change. Please check the website or social media pages of the event’s organizers for the most up-to-date information. 


Home Free

Date: April 3rd  

Time: 7PM

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Home Free, all-vocal country entertainers, have made a mark on the music scene, amassing 700+ million views on YouTube and 20 Billboard Top 10 Hits. This 2024 they embark on their Crazy(er) Life Tour, celebrating 10 years since the release of their breakout album, Crazy Life. With praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone, and American Songwriter, don’t miss a night of the group’s upbeat, Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, incredible harmony, and quick witted humor. Special guest Ernie Halter.”


Etta May and the Southern Fried Chicks

Date: April 6th 

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Get ready for a night of comedy with Etta May & The Southern Fried Chicks. Etta May, the American Comedy Award’s ‘Comic of the Year,’ is a Kentucky comedy legend and has been featured on Oprah and Showtime. Joining her are Sonya White, known for her unique blend of southern charm and city smarts, with HBO and Comedy Central credits, and Jodi White, who’s unapologetically bold and hilarious. Don’t miss this trio of comedic talent guaranteed to keep you laughing.”


KB – Glory Nights Tour

Date: April 7th

Time: 7PM

Location: Reardon Auditorium, Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“I’ve intentionally crafted and curated this GLORY NIGHTS TOUR: THE IMAGE OF GOD to be unlike any other concert experience. In times like these, people don’t need just another tour. I’ve invited my friends nobigdyl., Limoblaze, and WHATUPRG as co-conspirators to create an evening that’s the essence and epitome of celebration, community, and a call to purposefulness. I’m also inviting a special guest in each city to join us on-stage and make each night more unique and one of a kind.”


Madison County Total Solar Eclipse

Date: April 8th

Time: 11AM-5PM

Location: Anderson Municipal Airport – Anderson, IN 

“Join us for an exciting Eclipse experience! Free safety glasses provided to all attendees. DJ David Isabel, Food Trucks and tailgating atmosphere leading up to the Solar Eclipse event. Commemorative Solar Eclipse T-Shirts available for cash sale.”


Diversity Dance Festival

Date: April 9th-15th

Location: Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“The festival begins Tuesday, April 9 with a Bollywood Beats class from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Kardatzke Wellness Center (KWC) Dance Studio. The following day, a West African dance masterclass from Ishmael Konney will be offered from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the KWC Dance Studio.

Guests are invited to attend a free performance from the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in York Performance Hall. DCDC was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color. Five decades later, the 10th largest modern contemporary dance company in the nation remains rooted in the African-American experience and committed to the development of diverse movement artists on the global stage.

On April 12, critically acclaimed Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre will be giving a master class and holding auditions for their summer dance intensive in Chicago, and the festival concludes April 15 with a virtual discussion forum featuring Dance in Color. The event is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. in York Performance Hall. 

The virtual forum will feature Sarah Sigman, who is currently starring in ‘MJ: The  Musical’ in New York City, Nicole Clarke Springer, director and acclaimed choreographer of Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, and Chandra Moss Thorne formerly of Dance Theater Harlem. The forum has a live audience who can ask panelists questions about the business and navigating the dance world.”


Night Ranger

Date: April 12th 

Time: 9PM 

Location: Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino – Anderson, IN 

“Night Ranger’s popularity is fueled by a number of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, such as ‘Sister Christian,’ ‘Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,’ ‘When You Close Your Eyes,’ and the anthemic ‘(You Can Still) Rock In America.’ They released their first records in the early 80s, so as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary, they continue to prove that powerful songs alongside, incredibly talented musicians and most importantly having such wonderful fans around the world is the perfect formula for continued success.”


24th Running of the Glen Niebel Classic

Date: April 14th

Time: Gates Open – 2PM, Racing Begins – 4:30PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: 500 Sprint Car Tour, USSA Kenyon Midgets, Thunder Roadsters


Modified 100

Date: April 20th  

Time: Gates Open – 4PM, Racing Begins – 7PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: Modifieds, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Ford Division, Legends


The Maestro’s Final Anderson Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date: April 20th  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Maestro Sowers’ final concert as the ASO Music Director will include three of his favorite works for orchestra. The concert will begin with the ‘Festive Overture’ by Shostakovich and followed by the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2.

The Guest artist will be John Novacek, the Grammy-nominated pianist who regularly tours the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The final selection will be Respighi’s glorious tone poem, ‘Pines of Rome.’”


All Shook Up

Date: April 25th-27th

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Anderson Mainstage Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“This musical was inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley®

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ ‘Hound Dog,’ ‘Jailhouse Rock,’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel.’”


Anne of Green Gables

Date: April 25th-28th

Time: Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sat-Sun 3:30PM 

Location: The Commons Theatre – Alexandria, IN 

“When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of ‘kindred spirits.’ This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.”


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