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Posted by: Steve Kimmel

July promises to be hot with a lineup of popular live shows coming to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater, beginning July 9 with chart-topping country band Lonestar. Mid-month, Killer Queen, a Queen tribute band, will perform on July 15, and Darci Lynne, a singer and ventriloquist who is the youngest contestant to ever win NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will be at the Honeywell Center on July 16. The last week of July brings veteran rock band Collective Soul with alt rock group Switchfoot in concert on July 24; and Arrival from Sweden, one of the world’s most popular ABBA show bands, performing live on July 29.

Lonestar – Saturday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. With more than 10 million albums sold and numerous chart-topping singles (“Amazed,” “Smile,” “What About Now), Lonestar brings its charismatic presence and distinct sound to Wabash with a new tour to promote the award-winning band’s new album, “Never Enders.” Bandmates Dean Sams, Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, and Drew Womack bring a new tour to Wabash to promote the award-winning band’s new album, “Never Enders.” The Lonestar show is sponsored by D&J Radabaugh, Inc. Most seats for the show are $29 and $39, with limited premium seating available for $75.

Killer Queen – Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. Award-winning Queen tribute band will rock you with its expert musicianship and accurate portrayal of the legendary band when it stops at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater during its U.S. summer tour. Patrick Myers is featured as Freddie Mercury on Queen classics, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and many more. Killer Queen is the only Queen tribute band to have sold out the same arenas as Queen and Freddie Mercury. Most seats are $29 and $39, with limited premium seating available for $100.

Ventriloquist Darci Lynne – Saturday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. Darci Lynne entertains with her family-friendly show, “My Lips are Sealed (Except When They’re Not)” at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater as part of a national tour showcasing her award-winning ventriloquism as well as her beautiful singing voice. The star of Nickelodeon’s hit show, “Unfiltered,” Darci Lynne has not only appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” which she won, but also on “Ellen,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and the “Today Show.” Her popularity has expanded to social media, where her Instagram account has more than 864,000 followers and her TikTok profile has 2.4 million followers and 42.4 million total likes.

Sponsored by Kirtlan Automotive, most seats for the show are $45 and $59, with limited premium seating available for $100.

Collective Soul with Switchfoot – Sunday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. Collective Soul brings its music that spans more than 25 years and a dozen albums to the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater. Performing the rock band’s hits, such as “Shine,” “The World I Know” and “December,” Collective Soul is known for its insightful songwriting, impeccable musicianship and charismatic band chemistry that results in a memorable night of music. Grammy-winning band Switchfoot opens the show, performing music from the alternative rockers’ 11 studio albums, including hits “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move.”

Most seats for the show are $39, $59 and $99, with limited premium seating available for $129 and $179. VIP packages are available.

ARRIVAL from Sweden – Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Welcomed by 105.9 The Bash, ARRIVAL from Sweden performs ABBA hits, “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance,” “SOS,” Waterloo,” Honey Honey” and many more during its popular show at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater. Started in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden, ARRIVAL from Sweden has toured more than 60 countries and appeared on television and radio throughout the world. With lovely costumes, talented musicians and spot-on singers, the production has been celebrated by millions of people as the best ABBA show in the world. Most seats for the show are $29 and $39, with limited premium seating available at $75.

To purchase tickets to any of these live events, call (260) 563-1102 or visit online at www.honeywellarts.org.