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Open-air theater with weekend performances | The star

AUBURN – The DeKalb Outdoor Theater continues its 14th season this Friday at 7:30 p.m. with country rock band Cheyenne, sponsored by Image of Hope Ranch.

Founded in 1994, Cheyenne has opened for Lady Antebellum, Doug Stone, Randy Houser, Cole Swindell and many others. The band is influenced by Restless Heart, Exile and other greats of the 80’s and 90’s.

Cheyenne consists of Jim Gilbert, Jimmy Barfield and Mario Young.

The concert’s sponsor, Image of Hope Ranch in Auburn, is a sanctuary where healing, learning and acceptance occurs for those with emotional, intellectual, developmental and physical challenges.

Image of Hope provides a place where those struggling emotionally can achieve a healthier mind, body and spirit. Ranch staff work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Intellectual, Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Dyslexia, ADHD and more.

Image of Hope will be offering raffle tickets for sale with a chance to win two Jason Aldean tickets to his October 7th concert at the Memorial Coliseum.

The gates open at 18:00. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.

On Saturday, 13 bands will perform in the outdoor theater along with artists, vendors, food trucks and good friends. Bands starting at 12pm and lasting until 10pm include Static Fly, The Creeping Chaos, A Taste of War, Damage, Calloused, Oustaboxx, Dedlights, Building Upon The Revelation, To Breathe Again, Lapsis, Burdens Within, Skipping Stone and Revail. Tickets are limited (only 400 available) and can be purchased at www.SoniCollision.com for $12.

Event sponsors include Pizza, Subs & BBQ, Fort Wayne Harley-Davidson, Indiana Vapes, Candy Apple Tattoo, Auburn General Discount Store & Nature’s Mercantile, Fork & Fiddle, Big Eyed Fish, Flora & Lily’s Mexican Kitchen and Kona Ice.

The DeKalb Outdoor Theater is a private organization run by a board of directors and volunteers. The DeKalb Outdoor Theater is located at 301 S. Center St. in Auburn, adjacent to the DeKalb County Fairgrounds and has ample off-street parking.

All Friday Night Performance Series events are free to the public. Sponsorships and donations help sustain this activity and are tax deductible through the Community Foundation of DeKalb County. For a full schedule, visit dekalboutdoortheater.org.

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