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Stomp Your Feet at the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Music Festival

Warm weather brings so many opportunities to enjoy being with other people in an outdoor setting. One of my favorite type of events is an outdoor concert. When possible, I try to attend concerts with a lawn setting and the Read more >

Garden Gate Festival Features Jazz, Art, Wine

Finally the weather has cleared and I’m geared to get outside and enjoy life! The Garden Gate Festival in Huntingburg in southwestern Indiana is the perfect opportunity to do that. It takes place on Saturday, April 16. With everything from cool music Read more >

Valparaiso University Hosts 31st Annual Jazz Festival

Indiana may not be as well-known for its music as other things, say the Indy 500, but we do have many opportunities for displaying musical talents, both local and professional. The Valparaiso University Annual Jazz Festival is one example of a Read more >

Is There Any Place More Beautiful Than Indy at Christmas?

  I may be biased but there may not be a more beautiful Hoosier city at Christmas than Indianapolis.  The best part of Indianapolis is not just seeing it from above. Dozens of activities are available during the season that Read more >

Enjoy Cabaret at Ft Wayne’s LaSalle Bed and Breakfast Inn

Sion Bass may not be a household name, but he holds distinction as the first Colonel from Indiana to be killed in the Civil War. Originally from Kentucky, he moved his family to Fort Wayne and lived in a two-story Read more >

Fort Wayne offers fun, inexpensive vacation

Vacations can be expensive and the activities add up quickly. If you are living on a budget, like me, sometimes you have to get creative to find things to do. Luckily, Fort Wayne offers a number of fun, free activities. Read more >

Three Rivers Festival is back!

Since 1969, Fort Wayne has celebrated the source of its founding, our three rivers, with a festival that brings the community together, the Three Rivers Festival. With each passing year, the festival grows and adds more fun to their lineup. This Read more >

Homage to Hoagy Carmichael in Bloomington and Richmond, Indiana

Indiana has produced two great composer-lyricists (what we call “songwriters” these days): Cole Porter of Peru (Miami County), and Hoagy Carmichael of Bloomington (Monroe County). While Hoagy may not have his own bed-and-breakfast like Porter, he does have his own Read more >