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John Mellencamp To Perform For The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Benefit Dec. 14th
11.13.2018 - John Mellencamp was announced today as the feature performer for the 40th Anniversary of Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Benefit Celebration, taking place Friday, December 14 at Auer Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, 200 S. Jordan Avenue. Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale this Friday, November 16 at 10am ET at Ticketmaster. Please see below for VIP package options.

Attendees will be treated to an intimate, acoustic performance from Mellencamp, as well as a conversation with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center’s director, Arjia Rinpoche. Doors will open at 7pm, with the show beginning at 8pm. Auer Hall is located on the second floor of the IU Simon Music Center.

The TMBCC is located at 3655 Snoddy Road on 108 acres of ground in the southeast corner of Bloomington, Indiana. It was founded in 1978 by Thubten Norbu (Tagtser Rinpoche), the Dalai Lama of Tibet’s eldest brother. In 2002, Norbu suffered a series of strokes and in 2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed Arjia Rinpoche, the former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, to be its director. Under the leadership of Arjia Rinpoche, the TMBCC has continued to thrive and attract Buddhists, scholars, and other interested persons from all over the world to its grounds and to attend its programs. Its mission is to support the Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist cultures both in Asia and in the USA, provide Buddhist teachings in the Bloomington, Indiana area, and promote interfaith peace and harmony.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has visited the TMBCC on six occasions, during which he consecrated the grounds and buildings and gave Buddhist teachings and talks to the general public.

The religious seat of the TMBCC is the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple that was built in 2003. Its mission is to promote interfaith peace and harmony. Along with the Dalai Lama, eleven different faith traditions cut the ribbons at its dedication. Its Jangchub Chorten and the Kalachakra Stupa are traditional Buddhist monuments to the Enlightened Mind of the Buddha.

Arjia Rinpoche and John Mellencamp have been friends for more than 10 years. The TMBCC is grateful to John for his continual support and extends to him its heartfelt thanks for performing this Benefit. For more information, please visit www.tmbcc.org.

Mellencamp will embark on his 2019 tour “The John Mellencamp Show” from February to April, starting with a sold out home state show in Indiana. The tour will follow the release of Mellencamp’s new album “Other People’s Stuff” on December 7 via Republic Records.

VIP Package Descriptions:

THE JOHN MELLENCAMP & ARJIA RINPOCHE VIP MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE
One Incredible Top Price Reserved Ticket in the Front Row*
Immerse Yourself in an Unforgettable Evening of Music & Culture
Meet John Mellencamp and Arjia Rinpoche
Receive an Invitation for Dinner, Compliments of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center**
This Special Event Will be Held Saturday Evening, the Night Following the Show, at the TMBCC
A Keepsake from an Exceptional Night
One Exclusive John Mellencamp Gift Item (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)

**Dinner will be held at the TMBCC, 3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN on Saturday, December 15th at 5:30 PM. More information to follow.

THE GOLD VIP PACKAGE
One Amazing Second Price Reserved Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows
Receive an Invitation for Dinner, Compliments of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center**
This Special Event Will be Held Saturday Evening, the Night Following the Show, at the TMBCC
A Keepsake from an Exceptional Night
One Exclusive John Mellencamp Gift Item (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)

**Dinner will be held at the TMBCC, 3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN on Saturday, December 15th at 5:30 PM. More Information to follow

*VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION
All package purchasers will be contacted via e-mail a few days prior to the event date for information regarding the dinner event.

Information will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of purchase. If you do not receive an e-mail a few days prior to the
event, please contact JohnMellencampVIP@aegpresents.com.

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents (including will-call tickets) are non transferable. VIP merchandise will be shipped directly to each package purchaser, some exceptions may apply. VIP merchandise is not required for venue entry. Delivery of VIP merchandise could occur after event date. Please make sure to consider this before you decide to purchase a package. Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for shipping and individual contact requirements where applicable. Package purchases are restricted to U.S. and Canadian addresses only. Merchandise will not be shipped outside of the U.S. or Canada under any circumstances. The artist tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase.


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