Dubois County Tourism recently purchased a mobile stage that is available for rent by community non-profits, business, and private organizations for concerts, theatre, sporting, and other special events, with non-profits receiving priority. It provides an attractive, covered, commercial-level event staging in a fraction of the time and labor traditionally required for comparable outdoor remote site staging. Several area events have already committed to using the stage this year.
“Some festivals spend days building their stage, but with an efficient hydraulic stage that takes just an hour to set up, it frees up that time and manpower. Since proceeds from area festivals go right back into the community, the stage is offered at a fee lower than rental companies,” says Kevin Manley, Executive Director of the Dubois County Visitors Center. “It’s a way to help cut costs and meet safety requirements, as well as enhance entertainment options.”
A tremendous amount of support led to a grant from the Dubois County Community Foundation, as well as financial contributions from local organizations. Volunteers from communities across the county will come together later this year to present the 2nd Annual Holiday Dine & Dance with proceeds benefiting the stage.
The event takes place Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Huntingburg Event Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a catered dinner at 6:30. Jayne Bond & the Pink Martinis ten-piece band will perform from 8:00 – 11:00.
A limited number of tickets are available for $48.00 per person. Tickets are available through Dubois County Visitors Center, Destination Huntingburg, Ackerman Oil in Jasper, German American Bank in Huntingburg, Sell 4 Free Reality in Jasper, and Uebelhor TV in Ferdinand. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Dubois County Visitors Center at (812) 482-9115 or emailing info@VisitDuboisCounty.com.