Worth Saving

A concert to launch the Barn Believers Community Project Fund held at the Battle Creek Community Foundation

Concert Poster

The Barn Believers Community Project Fund informs, inspires, and connects people with traditional barns to encourage their continuing use in agriculture, community, and the economy

The Fund has been created to give all who love traditional barns, a way to make a difference in saving more of them. It was created because so many of us say time and again, “I love barns. I wish…” followed by words like “…there was a way to save them.” or, “…I could do something” or “…more people understood how important and wonderful they are.” This is our chance to transform wishes into reality.

Here are a few of the many wonderful things the Barn Believers Fund will do:

Develop thorough, accurate information on which people who own or have the power to influence the future of a barn, can make sound decisions.

  • Thrill children with visits to real barns to learn their stories and be awed by them;
  • Bring barn history and wide-ranging education into classrooms;
  • Support feasibility studies to determine whether a threatened barn might be given new life in a nonprofit use or setting;
  • Teach techniques for repairing and maintaining barns and giving them new uses;
  • Help historical societies preserve collections related to farm and barn history;
  • Help citizen groups formed to save a barn pursue and achieve their important mission; and
  • More that has yet to be discovered!

Make a positive difference. Become a Barn Believer. Thank you, on behalf of the beautiful barns that helped build this nation and deserve to live and be enjoyed for generations to come.

With our thanks

Jan Corey Arnett and Barn Believers

  • The Barn Believers Fund is a financial resource with a designated purpose. It is not a new barn organization with programs it offers or operates. It does not have members or dues.
  • Resources of the Barn Believers Fund may be awarded to 501c3 organizations for barn-focused purposes.
  • The Barn Believers Fund is held with a professionally-staffed foundation which works closely with all aspects of its management.
  • Decisions about the use of the Barn Believers Fund are made by a small advisory board. These individuals bring a variety of skills and viewpoints to the process.
  • Fund resources may not be used by private citizens to make repairs to privately-owned barns.

The Barn Believers Community Project Fund is held at the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

Barn Believers

Barn Theater

Please let parking staff know if you need assistance getting to the Theatre.  Help will be provided.

Special Sites for Ticket Sales

Cash-only sales will take place at several locations within the greater Battle Creek area during the month of August. Those sites and times will be posted here as they are scheduled. Unless sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets can be purchased daily at the Barn Theatre Box Office from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from August 10 to show time September 16. These are cash -only, general admission purchases. Credit cards cannot be processed.

If you wish to host ticket sales at your place of business, please email coralan@comcast.net with your location, suggested time and date,and contact information.

Tickets may be purchised online at the Richard Lynch Band website.

Calhoun County FairCalhoun Country Fair

720 Fair St
Marshall, MI 49068
August 13-19

Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame in the circular center section of Floral Hall.

Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame Farm Days

August 31 – September 2

Farm Days takes place on the Calhoun County Fairgrounds with a variety of events, including the induction of new honorees into the Farmers Hall of Fame. We will participate and sell tickets as much as possible. For more information contact Harry Pratley, president (269-209-2603)

Family Farm & HomeFamily Farm Home

1675 W. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, 49037
August 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Family Farm & HomeFamily Farm Home

910 E Chicago St
Coldwater, MI 49036
August 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

McCamly Plaza HotelBlair Farm

50 Capital Avenue, SW
Battle Creek, Michigan

The McCamly Plaza Hotel is in the heart of the city just across the plaza from the world headquarters of Kellogg Company and a short walk from the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, will provide discounted room rates for out-of-town concert goers. Be sure, when you call for reservations, to say you want the “Barn Event” rate. 269-963-7050. The hotel is approximately 15 to 20 minutes from the Barn Theatre with covered parking adjoining the hotel.

Help Build the Barn Believers Fund

Visit http://www.bccfoundation.org/giving/Barn-Believers to donate online.