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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. 

Indoor Endeavors

Whatever your musical pleasures, a concert is just waiting to hit a high note for you.

LaPorte Civic Auditorium – This regal brick masterpiece, dedicated in 1930, hosts a variety of musical entertainment. Upcoming shows:

  • May 31 – “Jump” Van Halen Tribute featuring hits from the David Lee Roth era. Opening act: Classic Rock Experience  
  • June 9 – Super Diamond, featuring Surreal Neil – an uncanny tribute to beloved, international pop icon Neil Diamond
  • June 21 – The Four Horseman Metallica Tribute with opening act Loudernow. Both bands will be bringing high intensity and energy
  • June 23 – The Little Mermen is the ultimate Disney tribute concert for Disney fanatics of all ages
  • July 19 – Yellow Brick Joel: A Face to Face Show paying tribute to two of the top entertainers in the last 40 years…Elton John and Billy Joel
  • Aug 16 – Animals: The Maroon 5 Tribute will be bustin’ out the moves like Jagger

LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra – Celebrating the orchestra’s 52nd anniversary and performing concerts throughout the year. Don’t miss:

  • Sept 14 – 19th Annual Hoosier Star Vocal Competition
  • Nov 2 – Dia De los Muertos Concert takes the audience on a journey to Latin America  
  • Dec 14 – Holiday at the Pops, featuring your favorite yuletide melodies 

Open Air Extravaganzas

Swing, rock out, and tap your toes at these super summer venues.

Arts in the Park Summer Concert Series – Thursdays, Fox Park, LaPorte (pre-concert entertainment at 6pm, main show 7pm) 

  • June 6 – The Remedy – Rock & Country
  • June 13 – Lomax Station – Country
  • June 20 – Rosie & the Rivets – 50’s & 60’s Rockabilly Tribute
  • June 27 – Midwest Hype – Funk & Jazz
  • July 2 – Trouble Blind – Classic Rock, Pop & Country
  • July 11 – Planet Claire – B-52’s Tribute Band
  • July 18 – Memphis Underground – Jazz & Blues
  • July 25 – Freebyrd – Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band 
  • Aug 1 – Cripple Creek – Oldies, Gospel, Country & Pop
  • Aug 8 – Celtic Roots – Irish Folk & Bluegrass
  • Aug 15 – PT & the Cruisers – Rock & Blues
  • Aug 22 – Indika Reggae – Reggae
  • Aug 29 – Middle of the Road – Rock & Oldies

LaPorte City Band Concerts in the Park – 7pm Wednesdays, June 5-Aug 7, 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. 

Live at the Lakefront – Presented by Harbor Country Adventures and NTL Productions, the venue is located at the Millennium Plaza Bandstand overlooking Lake Michigan and its breathtaking views.

  • May 24 – 80’s Dance Party with the Spazmatics
  • May 25 – Icons of Country: Tribute to Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown & Jason Aldean
  • May 31 – EMO Night with All American Throwbacks
  • June 1 – Heartache Tonight – Eagles Tribute with The Remedy
  • June 7 – Shady – A live Band Tribute to the music of Eminem
  • June 8 – Disco Night with The Disco Circus
  • June 14 – Hairbangers Ball
  • June 15 – Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute with Pablo’s Great Revenge
  • June 21 – Trippin Billies – A Tribute to Dave Matthews
  • June 22 – Too Hype Crew – 90’s & 00’s Hip Hop Party
  • June 28 – Tributes to Bob Seger & John Mellencamp
  • June 29 – Fool House – The Ultimate 90’s Dance Party
  • July 5 – SWIFT – A Tribute to Taylor Swift with Shock Roxy
  • July 6 – Jump – America’s Van Halen Experience
  • July 11 – Ladies Night out with Tiffany
  • July 12 – Terrapin Flyer: Grateful Dead Tribute
  • July 13 – Strangelove The Depeche Mode Experience with Electric Duke
  • July 19 – The 1985 – Totally 80’s Dance Party
  • July 20 – The Purple Experience starring Gabriel Sanchez
  • July 26 – Big Love – Fleetwood Mac Tribute
  • July 27 – Kashmir – Led Zeppelin Tribute
  • Aug 2 – EMO Night with All American Throwbacks
  • Aug 3 – E5C4P3 – The Journey Tribute
  • Aug 9 – Decade of Decadence – 80’s Hair Metal Night
  • Aug 10 – The Rush Experience
  • Aug 16 – 80’s Dance Party with the Spazmatics
  • Aug 17 – Tributes to Chris Stapleton & Eric Church
  • Aug 23 – Tom Petty Tribute – Southern Accents with Double Wide Ride
  • Aug 24 – Echoes of Pompeii – Pink Floyd Tribute
  • Aug 30 – Thunderstruck – America’s AC/DC Tribute with Dark Trilogy
  • Aug 31 – Selena the Show ft. Karla Perez with Tribute to Alejandra Guzman

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 – June 28-30, LaPorte – Beer, bands and BBQ are the go-to words for this annual festival, this year featuring country music artists, Eddie Montgomery, Frank Ray, The Cadillac Three and many more.

LaPorte County Fair, July 6-13, LaPorte – 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: Priscilla Block on July 9, and Chris Young on July 10.

LaPorte LakeFest, July 26-28, LaPorte – Music under the stars and next to the water rule at the third annual festival. Enjoy live music at Fox Park all weekend long followed by fireworks on Saturday night. 

Great Lakes Grand Prix, July 30-Aug 4, Washington Park, Michigan City – Powerboat races across Lake Michigan star at this huge annual event, but there’s plenty of music on the shore, too, with regional bands Aftermath playing classic rock and country on Thursday, The Bones playing classic rock hits Friday, and Point’n Fingers performing classic rock Saturday.

Michigan City Oktoberfest, Aug 30-Sept 2, Michigan City – 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. Celebrate all weekend with food, arts and crafts and a Kids Zone, too! 

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