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Ignition Garage expands, adds to concert calendar

Ignition Garage has expanded its seating for concerts to accommodate up to 150 people per show.
Truth Staff
Posted on July 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 16, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.

GOSHEN — Ignition Garage is getting bigger and better.

The downtown Goshen music venue and record store has announced a few changes that might excite music fans. Since Better World Books moved from its Washington Street location to a Main Street storefront, Ignition has expanded with new sales counters and an audio room in the back. The Electric Brew will be moving into the bookstore’s old space by the end of July, becoming Ignition’s newest neighbor. These changes also allow Ignition to expand its seating to accommodate up to 150 people per concert.

The Electric Brew’s relocation from Main Street will open up a few opportunities as well, including an expanded music schedule. The first Brew Showcase event on Friday, July 12, featured Goldmine Pickers, The Moore Brothers and Andru Bemis. The concert doubled as a pre-party and fundraiser for FolkFishFest, a music festival in Angola that runs Aug. 16-18.

The next showcase will feature music by Octopus Jones as well as James and the Drifters at 7:30 p.m. July 26.

Ignition has four concerts scheduled for next month, including Amy Speace on Aug. 10, The Spring Standards on Aug. 17 and Nashville Songwriters Weekend with Will Kimbrough, Phil Madeira and Brigitte DeMeyer on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24.

 Dionell Hill, left, and Donte Malik Hill, 7, lead members of the community in a march down Main Street Monday morning as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Elkhart. The march, sponsored by the Elkhart Black Expo, started from Elkhart Civic Plaza and ended at Missionary Baptist Church with a program that included a keynote speaker, followed by food and youth activities. (Truth Photo by Sarah Welliver) MLK Day speakers in Elkhart focus on bringing
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