One of the best things about summer in the South Shore? Festivals! Plenty of food – from BBQ and gyros to funnel cakes and cotton candy and don’t forget about kids activities like parades, face painting and carnival rides. It seems that you can’t have a festival without amazing live entertainment!
We’ve put together a list of all of the great music you’ll hear this summer along the South Shore! We’ll keep our festivals updated on the website and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to see who’s coming this summer!
Newton County Punkin Vine Fair
July 11; 8:00 p.m.
Chris Lane and special guest William Michael Morgan
12189 S. Punkin Vine Road, Kentland
Tickets range from $23 – $33 and are available online at www.newtoncountyfair.weebly.com. The Fair takes place July 10 – 15.
Festival of the Lakes
Wolf Lake Memorial Park, Hammond
Don’t miss the Festival’s headliners each night as well as the Hot Rod and Custom Bike Show, food vendors, a beer garden and carnival rides.
July 19; 9:00 p.m.; Kool & The Gang
July 20; 9:00 p.m.; Bush
July 21; 9:00 p.m.; Limp Bizkit
July 22; 9:00 p.m.; Flo Rida
July 23; 9:00 p.m.; Intocable
Porter County Fair
July 21; 7:30 p.m.
215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso
Tickets range from $35 to $70 and are available online at www.portercountyfair.com. Porter County Fair takes place July 20 – 29.
Wicker Park Summer Concert Series
2215 Ridge Road, Highland
This Summer Concert Series is $7 a person and 21 years and older.
Aug 3; 7:30 p.m.; Kashmir, the Led Zeppelin Show
Aug 10; 7:30 p.m.; Echoes of Pompeii, a Tribute to Pink Floyd
Aug 17; 7:30 p.m.; Deacon Blues, a Tribute to Steely Dan
Sept 7; 7:30 p.m.; Mexican Independence Concert with Together
Touch of Dutch
Spender Park, DeMotte
The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce brings live entertainment, crafts, giveaways and a parade to Spencer Park.
Aug 11; 7:00 p.m.; Hot Rod Heathens
Aug 12; 2:30 p.m.; Johnny DeMotte, The Highway Band & Nawty
Goodstock Music Festival
Aug 19; 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Foster Park, Goodland
All proceeds for the Annual Goodstock Music Festival benefits Mary T. Klinker Veterans Resource Center – helping the homeless and veterans in need. Live entertainment provided by Rodney Watts & Soliders Pride, Jason Wells Band, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, Madrigal – The Ultimate Santana Tribute and Jack Russell’s Great White.
Sept 9; 5:00 p.m.
The BoDeans will perform at the 39th Annual Popcorn Festival. This free festival begins at 7:00 a.m. and includes free entertainment, food, specialty vendors and a parade. Visit www.valparaisoevents.com for details.
Brews and Blues Festival
Sept 16; 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Festival Park, 111 East Old Ridge Road, Hobart
Don’t miss the performance by The Kinsey Report, unlimited beer sampling and more. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.