The Elkhart Jazz Festival
Join the fun when downtown Elkhart sways to the rhythms of red-hot and cool jazz. Nearly 100 world-class jazz artists bring crowds to their feet at the 27th Elkhart Jazz Festival, June 20-22. Headliners include Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aaron Neville and Fourplay along with a host of other jazz greats like the Dave Bennett Quartet, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, and jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli. Sunday get the added bonus of viewing classic cars on display.
Single Session Passes Afternoon Pass: $35 Evening Pass: $55 Student Passes: $27.50/$17.50 Student Jazz Pass: $65
(574) 293-4469 (800) 294-8223
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival
Head to the Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival, June 13-15, for toe-tapping fun. Talented musicians strum folksy favorites, and Larry Sparks wows the audience with his soulful singing and innovative guitar style.
66425 State Road 19 S. Wakarusa, IN 46574 WakarusaBluegrassFestival.com (574) 825-1874
(1/4 mile south of SR 19 and CR 40 intersection or 9 miles north of Nappanee on SR 19) (Festival grounds are behind building across from the Corner Café, on west side of SR 19) Admission for the 6/14/14 stage show is $15. Veterans with military ID and children 12 and under are admitted free.
Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Folk and Soul come together in one funky venue at Ignition Music in Goshen. Once a garage, now it’s the go-to place to hear talented regional artists and up-and-coming Indy bands. Rekindle memories browsing through its huge selection of records too.
Hours: 11:00 - 8:00 Tuesday through Saturday We are closed on Sunday and Monday
Events & Happenings
A summer festival at Island Park, Elkhart, IN Celebrating its 35th year, showcasing national and local entertainment hourly, craft booths, kids' activities, antique autos plus ethnic and festival foods at Island Park in downtown Elkhart.
Friday Night - Celebrate 50 years of Beatles with 'BritBeat' Saturday Night - The "Old Skool" and Motown Sound Explosion - Touch.
Island Park Elkhart, IN (574) 295-7275 ElkhartIndiana.org Admission Fee: $1.00 after 5pm Friday and Saturday
AA Round Barn Theatre- Footloose - June 10 - July 20
Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose the Musical tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of a local minister’s efforts have banned rock music and dancing. Footloose originally opened on Broadway in 1998 and ran for 709 performances and was nominated for four Tony Awards. A remake of the film opened in movie theaters in 2011. Originally produced on the Joseph Stein Stage in 2004, Footloose remains one of our most popular summer shows. Call for times
Defries Gardens Art Show - June 14
River Preserve County Park, New Paris, IN
Wander through the Calendar Garden of full moons and a year of blooms. Enjoy lovely tunes and palettes of color as artists exhibit exquisite works and musicians play throughout the day. A garden style lunch is on the menu too. River Preserve County Park 17477 County Road 46
New Paris 574.535.6458 ElkhartCountyParks.org/properties_locations/river_preserve.htm Admission Fee: Admission: $3, children under 12 free