The annual announcement of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre concert season lineup will get special attention this year as part of the venue’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration. A party at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Saturday, April 16 will provide the setting for an exclusive first look at the Mish 100 concert calendar; a short film highlighting the Mishawaka will also debut that evening at the museum’s OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. An acoustic performance from local favorites Post Paradise, and an opportunity for guests to view the museum’s High Park Fire exhibit will round out the evening’s activities.
While tickets for the event are limited to 100 invited guests total, 50 will be made available to the general public via a social media contest said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager. “The history, and the future, of the Mishawaka is a community story,” Grant said. “We want people to share their pictures and memories with us in celebration of the Mishawaka’s anniversary. The community is the real keeper of the history of the Mish -- the “Mishtory”, as we like to call it. We’d love to give everyone a chance to collectively share those Mish moments.” The Mishawaka staff will select the 50 party guests via social media shares tagged with #Mish100, Grant said.
Grant also enlisted Koi-Fly Creative Productions to help capture the story of the Mishawaka via a video that will premiere during the event. "Working closely on this project with people who express such heartfelt commitment to their place of work was magic,” said Stacey Grant, Koi-Fly’s president and executive producer. “With each day of the shoot we found ourselves falling deeper in love with this iconic, community-revered, 100-year-old landmark. We think the pure spirit of this place will translate beautifully on film. Long live The Mish."
Three Mishawaka shows will be pre-announced March 1, but the lion’s share of the lineup will be presented at the April 16 event. In addition to being the first people to see the 2016 concert calendar, guests will be given a special code at the event to pre-purchase tickets (prior to them being made available to Mish Insiders on Monday, April 18, and the general public on Wednesday, April 20). Fans interested in sharing #Mish100 photos, memories and stories may do so through these Mishawaka Amphitheatre social media channels:
Mishawaka Amphitheatre 100th Anniversary Celebration (current schedule of events)
More details will be released over time on all of the events currently being planned, and perhaps more that may come to fruition. Information will be shared via the Mishawaka website (www.themishawaka.com) and social media channels.
Steak Your Claim: February through September 2016
February kicks off this season-long special restaurant offer. The original property homestead application fee for The Mishawaka property was a mere $18, and Walter S. Thompson paid it in February of 1916. Mishawaka wants to treat customers and the community to a hearty dinner special including a steak, an appetizer and a draft beer -- all for $18. Available February through September 2016.
Sleep-out at The Mish + Chris Bates Original Mishawaka 100 Art Reveal: March 2016
In March of 1916, the Thompson family had their first overnight at the property. On March 25, Mishawaka will host a sleepover party with musical entertainment for customers. The sleepover will be preceded by a gallery exhibit revealing the Mishawaka 100th anniversary art piece commissioned from local artist Chris Bates.
Season Lineup Video Premier at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery OtterBox Digital Dome: April 2016
Join us April 16 from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. to find out what the 2016 season line up has to offer. Enjoy a performance by Post Paradise, and view the 2016 Mishawaka video filmed by Koi-Fly Creative Productions in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Additionally, see the museum’s exhibit on the High Park Fire and learn more about the survivors and the horrific event that caused so much strife in the canyon. This event will be invitation only with 50% of capacity being distributed to fans of Mishawaka via a social media contest. Tag #Mish100 in your photos and stories for a chance to attend!
Odell Brewing Company Releases Mishawaka Ale: May 2016
Odell Brewing Company will release a signature seasonal beer dubbed Mishawaka Ale. The first opportunity for the public to try it will be at our annual season kickoff concert, Head for the Hills “Pickin’ on the Poudre” on May 14. Tickets will be available when the season opens in April of 2016.
Habitat for Humanity and Mishawaka Partner to Raise Roofs: June 2016
In June of 1916, Walter S. Thompson began to build the famous dance hall. In order to get it done, he relied on the mental and physical support of extended family and friends. Mishawaka values the help of family and community to make dreams come true, so we partnered with Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for their organization and celebrate community spirit. Join us in June 2016 for a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser that includes musical entertainment and refreshments by Mishawaka. Details will be announced in April 2016.
Unveiling the Historical Chronicle and Exhibit at Mishawaka Amphitheatre: August 2016
There are many artifacts and media pieces that have been collected over the years by fans and friends of Mishawaka. We are creating a permanent display of these items for the public to enjoy. The details will be released for this event in July 2016. If you have any Mishawaka artifacts or memorabilia to share with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.