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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR: June 2, 2022 | News

June 3







Tumblewood Jumpers




19:00

Tumbleweed Jumpers

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second St.

Tumbleweed Jumpers will perform live on the rooftop of the downtown EPL branch as the fourth installment of the Curbside Concert series of library concerts.

Admission to Curbside concerts is free. People can watch the group from the library’s parking lot, which will be fenced off and open to all ages (only the designated alcohol sale area is for over 21s). Parking is possible on the street or in nearby municipal lots. Musicians can bring in merchandise to sell, and the library accepts cash and cards.

In case of bad weather, the library doors on High and Second Streets will open at 18:30. There will be a bar inside.

June 7







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Carrie Newcomer


6-9 pm

Carrie Newcomer

Welfield Botanical Garden

1011 N. Main St., Elkhart

Elkhart Civic Theater invites singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer to Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The new girl has come a long way since her childhood in Elkhart. The recording artist, poet, writer, and educator has been called a “prairie mystic” by The Boston Globe magazine and a “prairie mystic” by Rolling Stone who “asks all the right questions.”

Carrie’s first musical, Betty’s Diner: The Musical, was produced in 2015 by her alma mater, Purdue University. As an undergraduate, she also attended Ball State University and Goshen College, which awarded Carrie an honorary degree in Music for Social Change. In 2019, she received the Shalem Institutes Contemplative Voices Award.

Tickets cost $27 per person. The number of places in the tent is limited. Sitting on the lawn means “bring your own chair.” Buy tickets online or call 574-848-4116.

June 10th

19:00

high gravity

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second St.

High Gravity will perform live on the rooftop of the EPL downtown branch as the fifth installation in the Curbside Concert series of library concerts.

Admission to Curbside concerts is free. People can watch the group from the library’s parking lot, which will be fenced off and open to all ages (only the designated alcohol sale area is for over 21s). Parking is possible on the street or in nearby municipal lots. Musicians can bring in merchandise to sell, and the library accepts cash and cards.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels will be the main food provider for this show.

In case of bad weather, the library doors on High and Second Streets will open at 18:30. There will be a bar inside.

12 June

14:00 – 16:00

“Tea with Alice: Alice’s Tea in Wonderland”

Rutmer Museum

302 E. Bearsley Ave., Elkhart

Weather permitting, guests will enjoy tea in Rutmer’s garden, play flamingo croquet and enjoy afternoon tea. Rutmer will also present crafts, host a game or two, and lay out blankets in the garden where guests can read “Alice” in the sun.

Favorite characters will also be there to answer questions. No question is too pointless. Wonderland costumes are welcome and there will be a prize for the best outfit.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for members, $15 for youth ages 4-18. Reservations are required with advance purchase. In case of rain, tea with Alice will take place in Rutmir’s playroom.

Registration deadline is Sunday. Register at Ruthmere.org or call 574-264-0330.

12 June

14:30

New Horizons Group

McNaughton Park Band Shell

701 Arcade Ave., Elkhart

The New Horizons Band of Elkhart will present their summer concert “Calcino Salad with a Touch of Jazz”.

The public is invited to this free concert with a variety of music, from The Beatles Medley to In the Mood and tunes from the hit Broadway show Oklahoma.

The approximately 45 members of New Horizons Band of Elkhart are seniors who played musical instruments in their high school band and now enjoy playing their instruments again in New Horizons Band.

June 16

7 – 8 pm

Truth in Jazz Big Band

Wellfield Botanical Garden

1011 N. Main St., Elkhart

In partnership with the Elkhart Jazz Festival, the Wellfield Botanical Garden kicks off its Groovin’ in the Garden series with the David Hilliker Quartet at 7:00 pm and then until 10:00 pm with Chicago’s Rica Obsesion.

Tickets can be purchased at the Wellfield Botanic Garden website: https://wellfieldgardens.org or at the gate. Admission is also included with proof of purchase to the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

June 16-19

Elkhart Jazz Festival

Lerner Theater

410 S. Main St., Elkhart.

The weekend-long festival kicks off with a Truth in Jazz concert on Thursday night.

On Friday 17 June Gunhild Karling and the Queen’s cartoonists will take part in the Lerner Theatre. Tickets for this concert are sold separately with the Friday Day Pass. The Andy Brown Trio, Couch, Jazmin Ghent, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Nia Quintet and more will also perform throughout the day.

On Saturday, June 18, the Elkhart Jazz Festival welcomes Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers headlining the Lerner Theater stage. Tickets for this concert are sold separately for the Saturday subscription. Other artists performing on Saturday include regulars such as Dave Bennett, Chris Brownlee and Paul Decker. Local jazz students will perform in the morning.

On Sunday, the USAF Shades of Blue Jazz will perform at the Lerner Theater at 3:00 pm. Starting at 11:00 am, the Yellow Creek Jazz Project, the Christopher Lucas Wilson Trio and the Notre Dame Faculty Jazz Trio among others will perform throughout the day. River Oaks Community Church will appear on Central Green’s main outdoor stage at 10:30 AM.

Tickets start at $15. To find out more, see the full line-up and schedule, and purchase tickets, go to www.elkhartjazzfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office of the Lerner Theatre. For ticket information, contact the Lerner box office at 574-293-4469. For festival information, please contact Elkhart Festivals Inc. call 574-218-6477.

June 17

22:00

Low Down Brass Band

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second St.

The LowDown Brass Band is the next step in jazz: hip-hop meets brass and funk. The band hails from Chicago to complete the Curbside Concerts spring concert series on the rooftop of the Elkhart Public Library in downtown.

The party after Elkhart Jazz Festival starts at 22:00.

Admission to Curbside concerts is free. People can watch the group from the library’s parking lot, which will be fenced off and open to all ages (only the designated alcohol sale area is for over 21s). Parking is possible on the street or in nearby municipal lots. Musicians can bring in merchandise to sell, and the library accepts cash and cards.

That Guy’s Ribs will be the main food vendor for this show.

In case of bad weather, the library doors on High and Second Streets will open at 21:30. There will be a bar inside.

June 18

13:00 and 20:00

Oak Ridge Boys

Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

st. S. Van Buren, 760, Shipshewana

The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their string of hits includes the pop-topping “Elvira” as well as “Bobby Sue”, “Dream On”, “Thank God for the Kids”, “Made in America”, “I Guess Sometimes It Never Hurts Hurts” . “Fancy Free”, “Y’all Come Back Saloon” and many more. They have 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum albums, as well as one double platinum single, over a dozen national number one singles and over 30 top ten hits.

The Oak Ridge Boys’ four-piece harmonies and upbeat songs have received numerous industry and fan awards, including Grammy, Dove, ACM and CMA awards. They were awarded the coveted Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award in 2008. On October 25, 2015, The Oak Ridge Boys were honored to be inducted into the respected and elite Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets cost between $24.95 and $69.95. Purchase tickets at www.thebluegate.com.

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