• Shelby County Bicentennial Committee: Bicentennial Gala promises a night of exciting celebration

    Bicentennial Gala promises a night of exciting celebration.

    October 1, 2022 the Blessings Opera House will play host to the Shelby County/Shelbyville Bicentennial Gala.

    The Gala will feature Bicentennial wines by Brandywine Creek Vineyard and Winery, a four-course sit down dinner served by Just Peachy Cafe and Queen’s Cafe and Dining. Spegal’s Prime Cuts and locally sourced accompaniments will be featured. Cocktail Hour begins at 5:30pm. Silas Metzger, a local wine and alcohol distiller who built the Metzger Building in 1878, will be honored with a cocktail in his name called “The Old Reliable”. The Grover Center will be auctioning original artwork from the Bicentennial Legacy Project book, Shelby County A to Z, with all proceeds benefitting the Grover Center/Historical Society. Items of historical significance will be displayed in the Metzger Building as well for visual consumption. Gary Lauziere will be playing favorites throughout the evening.

    Hors d’oeuvres will be served during cocktail hour. Charcuterie Boards will be displayed as diners sit in preparation for dinner. Five dessert variations will be available to all attending.

    The Bicentennial program will promptly begin at 8:00pm, with various presentations by local dignitaries. Formal attire is requested. A perfect setting for the Bicentennial Gala, The Blessings Opera House holds special significance in Shelbyville and Shelby County history, as it was the second building constructed on Public Square, and held many historic events over the decades. This will be a celebration rarely seen again until our next significant birthday one-hundred years from now! Celebrate with us in spectacular fashion!

    Tickets are available at The Porter Visitors Center or the Grover Center and are $150 per person. You may also reserve tickets online at www.bicentennialgala.rsvpify.com. Tickets are limited in number, so reserve yours today.