“Jammin” draws over 1,000 to Michigan City’s Guy Foreman Amphitheater

June 15, 2017

Photos courtesy of: My Michigan City, Indiana

The crowds came out in full force to this year’s “Jammin with Save the Dunes”. All  there to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful Northwest Indiana landscape and dunes.

“What we love about Jammin'” said Save the Dunes board president, Scott Kosik, “is that this is a family friendly event. Our opening band (this year it was School of Rock/Oak Park) is always geared towards kids, and this year our “kid zone” was bigger and better than ever. Kids were making tie-dyes, coloring, playing with a giant Jenga and even doing yoga.”

The “Kid Zone”

Kids could be seen not only hanging in the “kid zone”, but also up on stage! Corey Dennison Band, a crowd favorite for two years in a row now, brought all the kids up for their final number — and everyone jumped for the dunes.

Corey Dennison Band brought the kids on stage for their final number

Throughout the afternoon and evening, people of all ages could be seen enjoying food from the many food trucks, trying a new brew from the over 10 breweries and wineries that were on hand, or dancing by the stage with a huge smile on their face.

People of all ages enjoyed the food, drinks, dancing and beautiful setting

“It’s just a feel good event,” said attendee Mike Wierzbicki, “everyone is always in a great mood.”

Freddy Jones Band headlined and closed out the event this year. Marty Lloyd, lead singer, grew up in Long Beach and was in awe of how many of his old friends and neighbors came out to see him.

Freddy Jones Band headlined. Lead singer Marty Lloyd grew up in Long Beach.

Natalie Johnson, Save the Dunes Executive Director, was thrilled by the numbers. “This is our biggest year yet with over 1,000 attendees”, she said, “we are so looking forward to continue watching  Jammin’ grow. We just had our recap meeting, and so many folks are excited to already start planning next year!”

Speaking of planning next year… 

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