It seems like Indiana’s casinos are starting to step up when it comes to consistent summer showroom entertainment. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out how to pay for the gas to get there.Just some of the talent lined up for the summer:
The Pointer Sisters, Wynonna and Wayne Newtown at Belterra.
Bonnie Raitt, Stone TemplePilots, Merle Haggard/Loretta Lynn, Gretchen Wilson and Reba McEntire at CaesarsIndiana.
So are you more likely to make the trek to a casino if there’s a headliner you like playing? Or do you keep your gambling and concert-going separate?
Hetrick is that rare writer who successfully straddles journalism, advertising, public relations and social media. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University, he has been running his own ad/PR/interactive agency, Hetrick Communications, since 1994. He’s been writing IBJ’s “Notions” column since 2000. Before launching his own shop, Hetrick worked as a mayoral press secretary in Fort Wayne, as a principal and associate creative director of a $50 million New England ad/PR agency, and as head of advertising and PR for Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He’s also a tireless public servant, a passionate advocate for a variety of causes, and has won many awards in journalism, advertising, PR and public health (including IBJ’s Health Care Heroes Award). Hetrick is the father of twin sons (one writer, one photographer), loves reading and hiking, and lives downtown with his wife, Cheri O’Neill.