MPA Special Events
Canal Town Doings
February 7, 2020
The stage at the Opry Barn is being rebuilt this month, thanks to the efforts of Frank Black and Troy Baker. This will provide a level, stronger platform for performers. And once the new framing is in place, more solid walls surrounding the area.
The area to the...
March 18, 2019
The MPA Opry Barn is open for the season now!
We had our first bluegrass show of the season on Saturday, March 16th, featuring local favorites My Brother's Keeper and had the place packed.
Next up will be the first Acoustic Final Friday of the year on March 29th, with t...
April 17, 2018
MPA is excited to be able to introduce our Opry Barn audience to a newly emerging talent in the region.
Tim Combs hails from Southwestern Ohio and has recently released a new CD titled Harlan Coal. He'll be opening for P's in the Pod at the April Bluegrass Night on Sat...
April 8, 2018
We're excited to be able to share some of the great talent from our region on Saturday April 14th at the Acoustic Convergence.
A mini-fest of acoustic songwriters that will be held at the MPA Opry Barn starting at 3 PM. Mike Durham and Kevin Rose have invited musicians...
September 22, 2017
The season is changing in the Whitewater Valley and things will be pretty busy in the Canal Town from here until the end of the year.
Canal Days will be happening in just a couple of weeks. The biggest single event of the year, it features antique dealers and crafters...
July 20, 2017
Love, Loss & What I Wore is going to be performed at the Opry Barn on July 21 & 22, 2017.
Five women discuss life, experiences, and what they wore. Here's a photo of the stage set. You should plan to be there, it's at 7 PM both evenings, doors open at 6:30. There...
March 9, 2017
It's March, we've got the heat and water turned back on in the Opry Barn!
March 18th we have the first Bluegrass Night of the year with Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers. Doors at 5:30, house band at 6, Ma and the Ladies at 7. Jo Ball will be cooking that evening so you know...
July 12, 2016
It's summer in the Whitewater Valley!! The Queen Anne's Lace is blooming, the humidity is high some days, and everything is growing like crazy--we hear lawn mowers all the time.
In July we're going to have two, yes 2, bluegrass shows.
Saturday, July 16th will be the mo...
May 12, 2016
Have you been to Metamora, Indiana's Canal Town, lately? One thing we hear from people who learn where we live is "Metamora! I haven't been there for years. When I was kid...."
Well, come on out.
The horse drawn canal boat offers excursions that take you through the u...
March 29, 2016