To most folks, he is known as John Mellencamp, or you might be old enough to remember him as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, or even just JCM. Regardless of the name he goes by, he is one of Indiana's favorite sons and one of the most successful Hoosier celebrities. The Seymour, IN native, recently announced dates for his much-anticipated "Live and in Person 2923" tour. The announcement was especially exciting because it was made during the opening of the permanent John Mellencamp exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

John Mellencamp
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The tour features 76 shows throughout North America, including several shows in John's home state of Indiana. The tour begins with a two-night stint in Bloomington, Indiana on February 5 and 6, and wraps up with two nights in South Bend, Indiana on June 23 and 24. In between those dates, Mr. Mellencamp will come to Evansville for a two-night visit as well.

John Mellencamp in Evansville

John Mellencamp Concert Details

  • When: Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Where: Aiken Theatre at the Old National Events Plaza
  • Tickets: On sale to the public on Friday, October 7th at 10am. A special internet pre-sale will happen on Thursday, October 6th from 10am-10pm. Keep reading to find out how to WIN tickets from us.
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Mellencamp's Permanent HOF Exhibit

Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp is a new, permanent part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Legends of Rock exhibit. Guests can see artifacts including the suit worn in promotional photos for Mellencamp’s 2003 album Trouble No More, his 1976 Fender Telecaster Custom guitar which was played onstage extensively, and the studio tracking chart for “Jack and Diane” from 1981.

How to Win John Mellencamp Tickets

Mellencamp has had so many iconic songs that it only takes hearing a few notes to instantly recognize them. This week we are playing a game called Mellencamp Melodies and giving away concert tickets to the winners. Listen each day at 7am for us to play a short clip of a John Mellencamp song - no lyrics, just the first few bars. If you can name the song, you could be our winner. We'll take caller #5 each morning at 812-421-1117.

Here's an example of the contest...

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