May 9th 2013, Michigan City, IN---The Michigan City Summer Festival is bringing a brand new event to the region with the Southern Shore Music Festival. The event will take place on June 15th at the Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Michigan City and fill an entire day with music starting at 12pm. We'll be featuring the electro-funk band “Ghosthouse” which has been played on Chicago's WXRT and Vocalo radio stations as well as an episode of Jersey Shore. We're also bringing special guest “Big Once” - the 2011 Red Bull Thre3style U.S. Champion DJ to round out a late night of partying.
We'll be gathering an eclectic group of musicians for our inaugural year with genres spanning bluegrass, rock, hip-hop, and electro-funk. These musicians – some seasoned veterans, some new to the scene – have been gathered from around the region and hand picked for diversity, quality, and originality – you won't find any 'cover' bands here.
The music starts at 12pm, and during the event food vendors from all over the area, including Sahara Restaurant and Fiesta Valenciana, will be in Michigan City to make sure the Southern Shore Music Festival is something both your ears and taste buds remember. Alcoholic beverages will be available to those 21 years of age and over, consisting of national favorites and local craft brews. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets as seating is limited.
General Admission Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, the LaPorte County Convention & Visitor's Bureau, or on our website @ mcsummerfest.org.
Big Once (bigonce.com)
The Diggity (reverbnation.com/thediggity)
Killbilly Ramblers (facebook.com/KillbillyRamblers)
+1 more pending!
Download the press release here.
Hoosier Coho Club Classic
May 4-5, 2013
Michigan City, Indiana
Counting down to one of the great spectacles of Indiana fishing - the 39th annual Hoosier Coho Club Classic. The Michigan City Summer Fest event is the longest-running salmon tournament on the Great Lakes, doles out $50,000 in prizes and features a $10,000 top prize in the Professional division.
Some 70-plus fishing boats will blast-off from within one-half mile of the Lighthouse at 7 a.m. each day, then return to weigh the day's catch by 1 p.m. The drama-packed, final-five weigh-in, where nobody knows who wins until the last fish is weighed, takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the big tent in Washington Park.
The 2013 Classic will again be featured as the opening episode in the 13-part Salmon Showdown television series which airs nationwide in January. New this year, the Hoosier Coho Club will sponsor a Youth Fishing Team, consisting of local teenagers, in the Classic.
And as always, plenty of food and beverages will be available at the weigh-ins, which are open to the public.
Complete rules, registration forms and more information is available at
For the most up-to-date and specific information - including maps, please see event in the 'Calender of Events' section.
The BIG Parade
The Michigan City Summer Festival Parade runs along Franklin Street from 10th Street to Ames Field. Crowds are often four and five deep on the sidewalks along the parade route. Spectators arrive early to get choice spots.
The parade usually has around 180 entries and will include a number of drum and bugle corps units that will perform that evening in the Annual Drum Corps International Pageant of Drums competition at Ames Field.
Parade units will line up on Washington Street from the Post Office to Ninth Street, with some units on side streets around 10th and Franklin Streets. The parade line-up will be listed in The News-Dispatch a day or two before the parade. Show starts at 11am. Every year, the parade will have a theme which we ask participants to use their creativity in expressing. See the calender of events for the current theme.