The fourth annual Youth Music Showcase takes place 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2017, at the Brown County Playhouse.
Proceeds will benefit the Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association, Inc. (BETA), a nonprofit offering a free, safe space where teens can play games, listen to music, learn new skills, make friends, and be themselves.
Kara Barnard organizes the talent for this event. The entertainment will include some of the area’s finest youth performers—many of them Barnard’s students.
Eighteen year old violinist Maria Sanderson will perform during this year’s event. She has appeared as a soloist and with philharmonic orchestras from Fresno to Miami. She has played with the Russian Ballet, and was part of a three-week tour of the best concert venues in Argentina. She won First Place/$10,000 at the 2016 Sphinx Competition in Detroit.
Host Kara Barnard, emcee Cari Ray, and Chuck Wills will also join several of the young musicians on stage.
BETA is holding an open house before the show to celebrate the recent move to a bigger building (with bigger rent to raise) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The teen center is located behind the Brown County Playhouse in the loft above Hoosier Artist and Fallen Leaf Books.
The silent auction features items from area artists and tickets to family activities. A painting, “Array of Colors,” by Brown County artist Patricia Rhoden Bartels will be highlighted and on display in advance of the event at the Hobnob Corner restaurant.
Online bidding takes place at <32auctions.com/betateen> until noon on March 11 and then switches to the live event until 9:00 p.m. Organizers will be accepting auction items until the day of the event. Drop off items in Nashville to Christy McGinley of Farmers Insurance at 146 E. Main St. Suite 2 in Redbud Terrace or contact Cindy Steele at (812) 988-8807 for pickup.
Tickets are $12. Children 12 and under will be free with a paid adult, based on availability. Visit
call (812) 988-6555 for advance tickets.
Donations can be sent to BETA, PO Box 1194, Nashville, IN 47448 or made through the page <Facebook.com/betateen>. View what the teens have been doing since 2011 on the Facebook page through posts, photos, and videos.