The Brown County Christmas Sing-Along is a home-town original show that pulls the audience right into the fun. This holiday event was created by Kara Barnard and Chuck Wills in 2011. They wanted to celebrate the holidays with all of their friends in the newly-reopened Brown County Playhouse. In 2012, Cari Ray joined the fun, and has been a part of the holiday fun ever since. Over the years there have been an all-star list of special guests, including Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Whipstitch Sallies, Travis Creek, Dionne Ward, Robbie Bowden, and Rick Clayton.
The show appeals to local’s and visitors, as we kick back as only you can in Brown County. With snow and a campfire on stage, you’ll sing everything from sacred songs to Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer… and you might even be pulled on stage for The 12 Days of Christmas!
To celebrate the 7th anniversary of this original show, we are back at our favorite location – The Brown County Inn, in the Town Hall convention space!
Tickets are available here online, or paper tickets are for sale at the Visitors Center, Brown County Inn, and The Wild Olive. Seating is limited, so make your plans early. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Kara is a singer-songwriter, nationally competing multi-instrumentalist, instructor and talented visual artist from Nashville, Indiana. When Kara’s not playing or creating art, you’ll probably find her hiking or biking through the hills of brown county. She is Co-Founder and Co-Producer of the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, as well as The Brown County Christmas Sing-Along.
Chuck is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, playing with Cari Ray & The Loaners, Max 5 Watt, as well as his own solo and duo acoustic work. He was a classical trumpet player until moving to Brown County in 2006, at which point he began pursuit of guitar, mandolin and banjo. Chuck is Co-Founder and Co-Producer of the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, as well as The Brown County Christmas Sing-Along.
Cari is an award winning singer-songwriter with an eclectic Americana blend that offers a little something for everyone. A hint of blues, a little folk-rock, and a slight flavor of old-time country. And her live show delivers it all handily, with quick wit, infectious groove, and a warm, inviting voice. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this consummate entertainer is winning over audiences of all ages. Cari is co-producer and has been a part of the Sing-Along since 2012.