One of the best things about summer in the South Shore? Festivals! Plenty of food â€“ from BBQ and gyros to funnel cakes and cotton candy and donâ€™t forget about kids activities like parades, face painting and carnival rides. It seems that you canâ€™t have a festival without amazing live entertainment!
Weâ€™ve put together a list of all of the great music youâ€™ll hear this summer along the South Shore! Weâ€™ll keep our festivals updated on the website and donâ€™t forget to follow us on Facebook to see whoâ€™s coming this summer!
Kool & The Gang will play at Festival of the Lakes 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 â€“ 15.
Festival of the Lakes Wolf Lake Memorial Park, Hammond Donâ€™t miss the Festivalâ€™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
Bush will perform at Festival of the Lakes in Hammond, Ind.
Porter County Fair July 21; 7:30 p.m. Toby Keith 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 â€“ 29.
Wicker Park Summer Concert Series 2215 Ridge Road, Highland This Summer Concert Series is $7 a person and 21 years and older.Â 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 Aug 11-12 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 â€“ helping the homeless and veterans in need. Live entertainment provided by Rodney Watts & Soliders Pride, Jason Wells Band, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, Madrigal â€“ The Ultimate Santana Tribute and Jack Russellâ€™s Great White. Popcorn Festival Sept 9; 5:00 p.m. BoDeans Downtown Valparaiso 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.
BoDeans perform at Popcorn Festival
Brews and Blues Festival Sept 16; 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Festival Park, 111 East Old Ridge Road, Hobart Donâ€™t miss the performance by The Kinsey Report, unlimited beer sampling and more. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.