Red, Wine, and Brew – July 3rd
This year on July 3rd, Red Wine and Brew is going to be bigger and better than ever featuring Rodney Atkins! Supporting LaPorte’s Local Heroes – our First Responders with some summer fun right on Stone Lake in LaPorte! Opening Acts: Dillon Carmichael & Tenille Arts! Incredible Fireworks ending over the lake by Melrose Pyrotechnics!
For more information and tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/236514793917256/
Power of the Purse – June 27th
Join United Way of La Porte County on June 27, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the Pottawattomie Country Club for their annual Power of the Purse dinner and silent auction of new and gently used purses. Your support will help continue the fight to end generational poverty in LaPorte County.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/464603767644248/
Colton Dixon Live in La Porte – July 20th
Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show AMERICAN IDOL, and his career has been on the fast track ever since. Dixon’s 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album by a new Christian artist.
Get your tickets to see Colton Dixon at the La Porte Civic Center by visiting https://www.facebook.com/events/310197606319536/?active_tab=about
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit: Stepping Stone Shelter, LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter, NewDay Foundation, Singing Company of LaPorte County, Arts In The Park, LaPorte Little Theatre
June Idea & Information Exchange
Visit Michigan City LaPorte, the Hesston Steam Museum, and WIMS Radio are hosting an evening of train rides, live broadcasts, and great food at the Hesston Steam Museum on June 20th at 5pm. Bring brochures, sales coupons, sales flyers, and other handouts from your business to add to the information table and share with others. Also, if you wish to donate gift items, bring them along! RSVP to Jane Daley by Monday, June 17th by calling 219-872-5055 or calling [email protected]
South Shore Mini Maker Faire
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
South Shore Mini Maker Faire takes place on June 22, from 11:00am – 5:00pm in scenic Charles R. Westcott Park – in the heart of the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, IN. The address is 400 East Michigan Blvd. The event is free to attend! For more information, visit
La Porte Firefighters – Rock the Park
The Pat Travers Band will be the headliner for the La Porte Firefighters Rock the Park concert!
The event will be held on July 20th at Fox Park in La Porte. Doors open at noon and music starts at 3:30pm with The Remedy band, followed by Pointn’ Fingers at 6:00pm, and The Pat Travers Band at 8:30pm.
Tickets are $10 before April 30th and will be $15 after May 1st.
Team WIMS will be broadcasting throughout the event!
For more updates and details on the event, join the Facebook group athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/276818599037/
Or pickup tickets at any La Porte fire station or Roxy Music.
LOS LOBOS HEADLINES FOURTH PRAIRIE MAGIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Los Lobos will be the 2019 Prairie Magic Music Festival headliner, Porter County Parks and Recreation announced this week. The Prairie Magic Music Festival, held each August at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, is a celebration of Rock, Blues, and Americana music. Working with long time Porter County Memorial Opera House collaborator Rob Harkel of Brightside Music, the department has grown the festival to attract high quality, national-headlining acts, alongside local favorites as opening acts. The department and Park Board work to increase the number of quality performances at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park amphitheater. This year’s headliner is sure to attract visitors from far beyond Porter County, though.
Originally from LA, Los Lobos’ music is a rock-and-roll, Tex-Mex blend. They first gained international fame in the late 1980’s with a cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and have been creating music for more than 40 years. The three-time Grammy award winning group has also received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
This year’s Prairie Magic Music Festival will be Saturday, August 17 from 1-7pm. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each. Food vendors and a beer garden will be on site. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.portercountyparks.org/prairie.
Great Lakes Grand Prix – August 2nd – 4th
The Great Lakes Grand Prix will be back in Michigan City for 3 days of events and boat races. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/375994033150321/ for the details and links to the full schedule.