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Vivaldi Cello Duo
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Vivaldi Cello Duo

Join Maestro Troy Webdell and South Shore Orchestra as they celebrate 15 seasons of music making this Friday, May 24th at 7:30pm at the historic Memorial Opera House located in downtown Valparaiso. Special guests include cellists Anne Monson and Loren Brown performing Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Cellos in g minor as well as music by Beethoven, Elgar, Respighi, and South American composer Alberto Ginastera. Tickets are available at www.memorialoperahouse.com. Come and Help Us Celebrate with Music!!

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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9th Annual Jammin' with Save the Dunes
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

9th Annual Jammin' with Save the Dunes

It's time again for Jammin with Save the Dunes!! Jammin is our signature fundraiser which brings hundreds of dunes lovers to beautiful Washington Park in Michigan City on the Lake Michigan shoreline. The festival features many of your favorite local breweries, local wineries and local food. We also are delighted to bring back awesome bands with local ties!

We are thrilled to announce this year’s headliner, Jon Langford and The Waco Brothers! The Waco Brothers are classified as Country Rock with added Punk. They've produced eight studio albums with Bloodshot Records. Author and music critic, Sarah Vowell told the Chicagoist, "I've never been able to find a live band in New York as consistently thrilling, funny and fun as the Waco Brothers." (our other bands will be announced soon!)

Food, beer, and more! As in the past, we will feature delicious local grub from a number of food trucks as well as craft beer and wine from local breweries and wineries. Be sure to also check out our vendor area where you can find cool dunes related swag. And, of course, be sure to stop by the Save the Dunes' table and become a member!

Guess what? Our event is FAMILY FRIENDLY! All ages are welcome! Be sure to check out our Kids Zone during the hours of 4:00pm - 8:00pm!

Get your tickets today! Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. All beer is only $5 each and includes a signature recyclable plastic cup. Food and beverages are available for an additional cost. Not only is this an amazing deal to see these bands, but it supports a worthy cause!

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Echoes of Pompeii
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Echoes of Pompeii

The headliner, “Echoes of Pompeii,” is a ten piece band that delivers the true experience of a Pink Floyd concert. From laser lights, psychedelic visuals, synthesizers and horn arrangements, they leave no stone unturned. Their sets touch on all eras of Pink Floyd from “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” to “The Division Bell.” They have entertained crowds and sold out halls all over the Midwest since 2001.

Gabis Arboretum
219.989.8490

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Swale Music Fest
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Swale Music Fest

Decisions are tough. We get it! That's why we've collected a kick-ass lineup of local and national acts covering a variety of musical styles. The 2nd annual Swale Music Fest –– held in beautiful Charles R. Westcott park of Michigan City's Uptown Arts District –– is the perfect way to kick off summer.

Music Lineup (so far):
Pinc Louds
Jordanna
Lung
Plus 23 more eccentric acts!

Charles R. Westcott Park

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Switchback Americana
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Switchback Americana



Tickets:
Adults $20
Subscribers $15
Students $10

Dinner – 4:30 p.m.
$20 plus tax / 12 & under $12 plus tax | Cash Bar Available

Americana Music is an amalgam of roots music formed by shared and varied traditions. During Switchback’s Americana concert, songs about dryland farming, twisters and the flooding along the Mississippi are interspersed with tunes about lonely truckers, working families, soldiers and even a late night romance in the hay barn. And in true Midwestern fashion, even some of the more serious topics are presented with a wry sense of humor. The duo will play mandolin, acoustic guitar and bass and are known for an almost brother-like blending of voices.

Group rates available by calling 219-836-3258

Theatre at the Center

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Pear Jam Tribute Chicago
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pear Jam Tribute Chicago

Back by popular request, Pearl Jam Tribute Chicago returns to Wicker Park to open our 2019 season! Ages 21 & over. Rain or Shine! $7 general admission. Table reservations available for $10 per per person (includes admission). minimum of 8 required per table. CASH ONLY! Full bar and food available for purchase from Da Portable Rican food truck. Doors open at 6:30PM. For more info call 219-932-2530 x324 or x331. Season passes for $50 on sale

Wicker Memorial Park
219.838.3420

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Rockopelli Music Festival
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Rockopelli Music Festival

Rockopelli Music Fest is a benefit concert in Northwest Indiana that has donated almost $80,000 to local charities in its seven years of operation. Rockopelli provides the full experience with live music, local food vendors, specialty art and craft vendors and craft brews! This summer, proceeds from the festival will benefit Planting Possibilities and Murph’s Gift of Music.

Rockopelli Music Fest 2019 is on Saturday, June 15th at Central Park in Griffith, Indiana. The concert is a free experience for all ages. Come out and support the community through food, beer, arts and, of course, music.

For more info visit us at www.rockopellifest.org!

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Arethra Franklin:  Queen of Soul
Jun
15
3:00 PM15:00

Arethra Franklin: Queen of Soul




Award-winning Chicago Dreamgirl Donica Lynn triumphs in an awe-inspiring homage to the legendary Aretha Franklin. Lynn earned critical acclaim, as well as Chicago’s Jeff Award and Black Theatre Alliance Award for her heart-wrenching performance in Dreamgirls. Chicago Tribune named her among the Chicagoans of the Year, citing “Lynn has stepped up to Chicago stardom.” Most amazingly, Lynn is a two-time brain tumor survivor, currently battling a third cancerous tumor. Her intimate stories of perseverance and Aretha’s soul-stirring music combine for a deeply spiritual and moving celebration. Uplifting signature songs include, “Respect,” “Think,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

DONICA LYNN
Chicago Sun-Times calls her “Show-stopping: Her astonishing voice and fierce acting chops should catapult her to stardom.” Donica Lynn earned Chicago’s Jeff Award, Time Out Award, and Black Theatre Alliance Award for her heart-wrenching performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Most amazingly, Lynn is a two-time brain tumor survivor, currently battling a third cancerous tumor. For her courageous artistry, Chicago Tribune named her among the Chicagoans of the Year. Other theatre credits include: 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Jeff Award Nomination), The Color Purple, Hair, Hairspray , Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, Footloose, Barnum, Confessions of a P.I.M.P. (opposite Andre DeSheilds), Lady in Denmark, Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once On Ths Island, and A Wonder in My Soul. Television: Chicago Fire. Concerts: Aretha Franklin: Queen fo Soul. As a recording artist, Donica has performed, recorded, lent backgrounds vocals, and toured with artists including Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, New Kids on the Block, Natalie Cole, and Gladys Knight.

Group rates available by calling 219-836-3258
*Cash Bar Available

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Live on Lake Street
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live on Lake Street

You asked, we listened! We've been conducting community discussions and asked what you want. YOU (everyone we talked to) said they would enjoy live music, on a regular basis.

So, we are pleased to announce that we are kicking off our inaugural monthly Live on Lake Street live music series! Each month on the 3rd Thursday of the month, the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will be holding a live music event. The music will vary, as will the cost, depending on the band or musician.

Rebecca Anne & Co. has stepped up to be our first band performing live in this music series. And the Miller Beach Farmers Market has agreed to be the sponsor this month - Big Thank You!

Tickets for this concert are $10 and can be purchased at the door on the night.

A cash bar will be available.

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Back to the Dean Martin Show
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Back to the Dean Martin Show


Memorial Opera House Foundation presents Back To The Dean Martin Show Featuring Felix J. Denaeu, Jr. as Dean Martin on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Proceeds To Benefit The Memorial Opera House Foundation.

Admission Information
Main Floor: $40.00
Orchestra: $60.00
Loge: $80.00
Balcony: $80.00
Processing Fee Applied At Checkout
Full Service Bar Available

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Festival of the Lakes:  Nelly
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Festival of the Lakes: Nelly

Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. His collaboration with Florida Georgia Line received Diamond status and he is only one of seven rappers to reach this honor. He is touring around the globe and recently was the first artist to play in Saudi Arabia with a mixed gender/family crowd. He is the first hip hop artist to play with multiple symphonies nationwide and played himself in BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. His sports knowledge and love of all sports secured him a gig as a sports caster with Skip Bayless. 2019 is going to be a huge year for the hip hop mogul, currently Nelly is in studio preparing for new music to be released in addition to several business ventures to be announce in first quarter.

Wolf Lake Pavilion

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Festival of the Lakes:  3 Doors Down
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Festival of the Lakes: 3 Doors Down

Formed in 1995, Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.” Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite”. This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You”. 2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark”, 3 Doors Down unleashed their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, which debuted top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.

Festival of the Lakes

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Valparaiso Summer Concert Series
Jul
18
to Aug 29

Valparaiso Summer Concert Series

eaturing a fabulous variety of artists and musical styles, this summer concert series is a treat for music lovers of all ages. On special Thursday nights throughout the summer, concertgoers gather under a beautiful night sky at The Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza. Bring your picnic, your blanket or chairs, and get ready to tap your feet at this free summer highlight event.

Admission is FREE and all concerts begin at 7pm on the following Thursdays:

July 18 - Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio
July 25 - Bobby Cool and the Nashville Players
August 1 - Afrodisiacs (Aphrodisiacs) Chicago
August 8 - Nightrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience
August 15 - Rhythm Rockets- Chicago's Jump, Swing, Rhythm & Blues Band
August 22 - LAVA Rock
August 29 - Wedding Banned

Valparaiso Events
219.464.8332

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Festival of the Lakes:  Bad Company
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Festival of the Lakes: Bad Company

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One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England’s Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock ‘n’ roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock ‘n ‘ roll and a huge songwriting talent.

Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free’s impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free’s minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free’s dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, “All Right Now,” one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free’s main songwriter.

Rodgers had met Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and after jamming together and listening to new songs that Ralphs had penned and songs that Rodgers had penned, Ralphs made the decision to leave Mott and form a new band with Rodgers. The duo recruited former King Crimson bassist/vocalist Boz Burrell, added drummer Simon Kirke and Rodgers Christened the band Bad Company. Rodgers’ brought in Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and Bad Company became the first band signed to Zeppelin’s Swan Song label. “I had to fight to get the management and the record company to accept the name Bad Company,” explains Rodgers. “They thought it was a terrible name. Peter Grant called a meeting and the band met beforehand. I told them that I had been through this before with Free as Island Records had wanted to call us the Heavy Metal Kids. We agreed to go in and tell them that we were going to be called Bad Company and that was the end of the story. As soon as Peter heard how strongly I felt about the name, he became very supportive and together we turned the record company around.”

Bad Company was an instant hit worldwide. Their 1974 self-titled debut went platinum five times over and featured the smash hits, “Can’t Get Enough,” (a Number One single) and “Movin’ On” along with electrifying rock anthems like “Ready For Love,” “Rock Steady” and the title track. Because of their association with Grant, a unique opportunity arose for them when it came time to record that classic first album in November 1973. “We were bursting at the seams to get into the recording studio,” says Rodgers. “Led Zeppelin had a mobile studio together at Headley Grange all ready to go, but they were delayed for two weeks. Peter told us that if we were quick, we could probably use the studio to lay a couple of tracks down. We steamed in and put the entire album down. Headley Grange was very atmospheric. We had the drums set up in the hallway and the guitars in the living room. We did interesting experiments like placing the vocal microphone way out in the fields for the song ‘Bad Company.’ We recorded that track late at night underneath a fall moon.”

Festival of the Lake

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Festival of the Lakes:  The Roots
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Festival of the Lakes: The Roots

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The legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four GRAMMYS, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” This brings the band’s GRAMMY nomination count to twelve. Additionally, “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians, has become a celebrated institution. The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Most recently, The Roots announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children’s series, in partnership with Amazon.

Festival of the Lakes

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Prairie Magic Music Festival
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Prairie Magic Music Festival

The Prairie Magic Music Festival is an annual celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place each August.

This year, Los Lobos will headline the event. Additional bands will be announced in late spring.

Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy an afternoon of amazing music at our outdoor amphitheater. Food trucks, bounce houses, a beer garden, and kids activities will be available all day!

Doors open at 12:00 pm, and music will begin at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance.

Porter County Parks & Recreation is also opening up the Sunset Hill Farm Campground for camping the night of the festival. Visitors can rent space in the campground for just $5.

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Lyrical Strings
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lyrical Strings

Lyrical Strings, Northwest Indiana's Premiere String Orchestra, presents for your enjoyment an encore presentation of our annual Christmas concert on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019, at 7:00pm. We will perform standard favorites and exceptional sacred selections within the clear acoustics of our chosen auditorium.

If you plan to attend both this concert as well as our Southlake Mall concert on Saturday, December 7, 2019, you will be delighted to hear some repeated favorites as well as some never-before-performed arrangements at this particular concert. Come celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, as we honor Him in music and in voice. We hope you will be a part this Christmas season!

All of our concerts are free, family-oriented, and open to everyone!

Lyrical Strings
219.613.0222

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Rock Around the Opera House
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Rock Around the Opera House

Johnny Cash. Bill Haley. Buddy Holly. Wanda Jackson. Elvis Presley. These are some of the great artists that helped plant the seeds of what would develop into the music that defined generations. Before rock 'n' roll, there was rockabilly. Spend an afternoon with us as we travel both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and "Rock Around The Clock" (for an hour at least)!

Memorial Opera House Lunchtime Cabaret
219.548.9137

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