On Saturday, March 11, some of Brown County’s most talented youth will grace the stage of the Brown County Playhouse to raise money for the BETA teen center.

The Brown County Youth Music Showcase will begin at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. This is the annual benefit for the Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc., or BETA.

The lineup includes Maria Sanderson, Ady Grider, Sydney Miller, Jon and Zelton Kay, Mackenzie Crum and Kenan Rainwater, the Richardson family, the Foster family, Allison and Jackson O’Shea, Izzy and Lance Miller, John Oliver, Abbie Shaffer and BETA drummers.

Local musician Kara Barnard will host the showcase while Cari Ray will act as the emcee.

Every Tuesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m., junior high and high school students, from public school and home school do crafts, play video games, eat snacks, play instruments and hang out with friends at the BETA teen center.

Before the showcase, the teen center will host an open house at its new home above Fallen Leaf Bookstore from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with refreshments.

A silent auction is taking place now online and will conclude the evening of the showcase at around 9 p.m.

This year local artist Patricia Rhoden Bartels donated a painting, “Array of Colors,” worth $1,100.

Other items up for bid include four one-day “hopper” passes to Walt Disney World in Florida and tickets to Holiday World, Kings Island and the Indianapolis Zoo.

There are several gift certificate options for restaurants and theaters.

The online auction can be found at 32auctions.com/betateen

If you go

What: Brown County Youth Music Showcase BETA Teen Benefit

When: Saturday, March 11 with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the showcase beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.

Cost: $12. Tickets available at browncountyplayhouse.org or at the door. Children 12 and younger admitted free.

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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers business, cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.