Posted by: Hillenbrand  | Mar 9, 2020

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 9, 2020 – The skies above Batesville will sparkle with the brilliant display of fireworks while the patriotic sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony fill the Bill Gillespie Soccer Park during this year’s Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony event. The city of Batesville, the Batesville Area Arts Council and Hillenbrand will host the third event in the series on Sunday, June 28 beginning at 8PM.

The first two events in the three-year engagement each attracted nearly 3,000 people to Batesville. This year’s event is free to the public and features games for kids of all ages, food and beverage vendors, and the performance of a world-class symphony paired with a professional fireworks display.

What: Star-Spangled Symphony Orchestra
When: 8:00 PM Sunday, June 28, 2020
Where: Bill Gillespie Soccer Park
922 Delaware Road
Batesville, Indiana

“We are pleased to remain a key part of the Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Batesville,” said Joe Raver, president and CEO of Hillenbrand. “Everybody has responded so positively by attending this cultural activity which enhances the quality of life of our current employees, strengthens our community and attracts people to Batesville and the entire region.”

The multi-year agreement has been part of a broader regional strategy to attract and maintain a competitive rural workforce by developing quality of place, or the process of enhancing the collective attitudes, decisions and assets that make communities welcoming, attractive, sustainable locations to live, work and raise families.

“Arts and culture are key elements of great places, as are foundational components including prosperous industry, quality hospitals and exceptional school districts,” said Sarah Heppner, executive director, BAAC. “We’re excited about the chance to provide this experience and are looking forward to welcoming families from across the region to Batesville for a great performance and an exciting fireworks display.”

To be a part of the event or to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact info@hillenbrand.com or Sarah Heppner (812) 933-0355, admin@baacindiana.org.