Bob McCutcheon to lead program operations at Brown County Playhouse

NASHVILLE – The Brown County Playhouse is adding a Hoosier industry icon to its leadership team to develop and contract shows and entertainment that will draw audiences from across Indiana and beyond.

Bob McCutcheon

Bob McCutcheon, who served as the production manager for John Mellencamp and has developed and contracted entertainment for Stars Across America, Beatlemania Now, the Nickle Plate District Amphitheater, and many more will bring his 30-plus years of experience to Nashville, Indiana.

Patty Frensemeier

“Bob is a legend in this industry sphere and having his experience, network and insights will be a huge asset to the playhouse.” Patty Frensemeier, Brown County Playhouse board president.

McCutcheon spent two years on the road with the John Mellencamp band, and most recently helped the Nickle Plate Amphitheater in Fishers, Ind., grow its attendance from 60,000 to more than 200,000 during his tenure, bringing in acts like Rick Springfield and Sugar Ray, among others.

McCutcheon brings a wealth of experience to the Brown County Playhouse, as well as exceptional connections with promoters, community groups, major employers, radio stations, and entertainers.

“I want to ensure that the Brown County Playhouse is a destination on its own, and bolster its first-class service and programming in a way that will have people returning time and again just to see what’s the next show to grace the stage,” said McCutcheon.

With McCutcheon in place, the Brown County Playhouse will continue to offer diverse and high-quality entertainment, and ensure those entertainment contracts are a win-win for all. 

The playhouse sits along the main thoroughfare in the heart of Nashville, a beloved Hoosier town that attracts visitors from not just Indianapolis and central Indiana, but Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati as well. Brown County is one among three Indiana counties designated as an Arts Road 46 community due to its rich artistic culture.

The Brown County Playhouse has served as a hub of entertainment for local residents and audiences across the state since the summer after World War II. The playhouse is owned and operated by Brown County Playhouse Management, Inc.

The Brown County Playhouse

The Historic Brown County Playhouse strives to offer diverse, authentic, and innovative entertainment year-round to residents and tourists alike. The 425-seat theater also serves as a partner and contributor to the local economy. With its unique history and beloved character, the Brown County Playhouse is more than just an entertainment venue, it’s a cultural and community icon — and is designated as one of the prestigious Arts Road 46 of the Midwest due to its rich artistic culture.