LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Long Center for the Performing Arts has had three concerts since reopening after the pandemic began, with last week's sold-out Scotty McCreery concert being the latest installment in the Long Center's calendar.
The Long Center was shut down for 18 months after the pandemic broke out. Now the calendar of events is filling up.
John Hughey, Executive Director for the Long Center, says the Scotty McCreery show is just the beginning of the Long Center's comeback.
The Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms are to play at the Long Center on Thursday.
Purdue Musical Organizations and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra are also holding concerts this month.
December brings a Motown Christmas and January holds the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert MJ Live.
Hughey says that when the Long Center thrives, it helps Greater Lafayette to thrive as well.
"We want to bring people downtown," he told News 18. "They go to the shops beforehand, they go to restaurants. So, really, our economic impact is for the entire downtown, and beinging that back to life is a big part of what we're doing."
According to the Long Center's website, a mask or face covering is required to enter the building.
Hughey says there will be another concert announcement today. Tickets for that show will go on sale this Friday.