LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Long Center for the Performing Arts has had three concerts since reopening after the start of the pandemic, with Scotty McCreery’s sold-out concert last week being the last installment on the Long Center’s schedule.
The Long Center was closed for 18 months after the outbreak of the pandemic. Now the calendar of events is filling up.
John Hughey, executive director of the Long Center, says Scotty McCreery’s show is just the start of the Long Center’s comeback.
The Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms will perform at the Long Center on Thursday.
The Purdue Music Organizations and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra are also hosting concerts this month.
December brings a Motown Christmas and January hosts the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert MJ Live.
Hughey says that when the Long Center thrives, it also helps Grand Lafayette to thrive.
âWe want to bring people downtown,â he told News 18. âThey go to stores ahead of time, they go to restaurants. So really our economic impact is all downtown. city, and coming back to life is a big part of what we do. “
According to the Long Center website, a mask or face covering is required to enter the building.
Hughey says there will be another concert announcement today. Tickets for this show go on sale this Friday.