Memorable Musical Moments Ahead
In LaPorte County
Let the tunes take you away! A great lineup of excellent shows is on tap year-round in Northern Indiana’s LaPorte County. Indoors, outdoors, and all around Michigan City and the community of LaPorte, sensational sounds await.
Whatever your musical pleasures, a concert is just waiting to hit a high note for you.
LaPorte Civic Auditorium, LaPorte – This regal brick masterpiece, dedicated in 1930, hosts a variety of musical entertainment. Upcoming shows:
April 15, 7pm – Anthem’s “Grand Illusion,” a Styx Tribute. Opening act: “Nawty
May 20, 7pm – Queen Nation, a tribute to the music of Queen. Opening act: Mike Barthel and the Boys
Uptown Social, Michigan City – Located in Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District, this venue stages musical entertainment year-round. Just ahead:
March 25, 7:30pm – Poi Dog Pondering, “Acous-tronic” blend of orchestral, rock and dance music influences
April 21, 8pm – The BoDeans, rock band
Nov. 10, 8pm – Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis
LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, LaPorte – Celebrating the orchestra’s 50th anniversary and performing concerts throughout the year. Don’t miss:
April 22, 7pm, LaPorte Civic Auditorium – The Texas Tenors & Purdue Varsity Glee Club for amazing vocals, humor and Texas charm
July 16, Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan City – 50th Anniversary Concert in this outdoor venue
Sept. 9, 7pm, LaPorte Civic Auditorium – Hoosier Star final competition
Dec. 10, 7pm, LaPorte Civic Auditorium – Holiday Pops, featuring favorite yuletide melodies
Open Air Extravaganzas
Swing, rock out, and tap your toes at these super summer venues. All concerts are free.
Arts in the Park Summer Concert Series – Thursdays, Fox Park, LaPorte (pre-concert entertainment at 6pm, main show 7pm, unless otherwise noted)
June 1 – Whistle Pigs – Contemporary, rock, jazz
June 8 – Nawty – Classic rock and ‘60s (6pm)
June 15 – Latin Swing Factor – Salsa, swing, Chicago soul
June 29 – Mike Dangeroux Orchestra – contemporary and pop
July 6 – The Rest – Country
July 13 – PT & the Cruisers – Rock and blues
July 20 – Kennedy’s Kitchen – Irish folk
July 27 – Kashmir – Led Zeppelin tribute band
Aug. 3 – Cripple Creek – Oldies, pop, country
Aug. 10 – Resistance – Christian rock
Aug. 17 – Middle of the Road – Rock and oldies (6pm)
Aug. 24 – Smooth Edge 2 – Contemporary A Capella
Aug. 31 – Midwest Big Band – Jazz big band
LaPorte City Band Concerts in the Park – 7pm Wednesdays, June 7-Aug. 9, Fox Park, LaPorte – Rousing concerts by the oldest continuously operating municipal band in the U.S., founded in 1879.
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts – 7:30 pm Thursdays, mid-June through mid-August, Guy F. Foreman Bicentennial Amphitheater in Washington Park, Michigan City – A wide variety of music for all ages with audience invited to sing along at opening and closing.
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun-tastic Events
An array of entertainers from all genres – rock, country, and more – take the stage for rollicking performances at super events under sunny, summer skies.
Red, Wine & Brew, LaPorte, June 30, July 1 and 2 – Beer, bands and BBQ are the go-to words for this annual festival, this year featuring country music artists, Dillion Carmichael on Friday, Adam Doleac on Saturday, and Frank Ray on Sunday.
LaPorte County Fair, LaPorte, July 8-15 – Everyone just loves the rides, food, animals, and activities at this iconic fair, and the country superstars schedule for this year top everyone’s chart: Jordan Davis July 11, and Lainey Wilson July 12.
LaPorte LakeFest, LaPorte, July 28-30 – Music under the stars and next to the water rule at the third annual festival. Enjoy live music Friday night on the Stone Lake beach, then two ’90s-themed bands Saturday night, followed by fireworks.
Great Lakes Grand Prix, Washington Park, Michigan City, Aug. 2-6 – Powerboat races across Lake Michigan star at this huge annual event, but there’s plenty of music on the shore, too, with popular regional bands playing classic rock, country and top dance hits Thursday through Saturday.
Michigan City Oktoberfest, Michigan City, Sept. 1-4 – Get in the Labor Day groove at this popular festival, where more than 40 live entertainment acts on three stages perform music in every venue imaginable. (Performers to be announced.) Celebrate all weekend with food, arts and crafts and a Kids Zone, too!