On Saturday, June 4, kick off your summer at Save the Dunes annual fundraiser, Jammin with Save the Dunes at the Washington Park Amphitheater in Michigan City. According to Heather Pritchard, office manager and organizer of the event, this year is going to be bigger and better than ever. There will be enjoyment for every age group from children to adults.
“We’ve secured an amazing line up of musicians this year and Safe Harbor, a local after-school organization, will be on hand to provide family friendly activities from 4-6.” Pritchard said.
Bands playing this year include Mr. Blotto, a region favorite, Karen Banks-Lubicz Trio, straight from the Wiggleworms program at the Old Town School of Music in Chicago, and Corey Dennison Blues Band.
Just like in the past, Jammin will feature many local brews and wines from the area as well as several food trucks. Food will be provided by Lulu’s Licks, Redamak’s Patty Wagon, Cool Runnings and Valpo Velvet. Breweries lined up include Shoreline, Figure Eight, Burn ‘Em, Four Fathers, Hunter’s, Bell’s and Devil’s Trumpet (with more breweries to be added soon!) and wineries include Barefoot and Shady Creek.
Sacred Dunes Alternative Health will also be on hand with acupuncture, massage and yoga demonstrations.
Nicole Barker, Executive Director of Save the Dunes looks forward to this event every year. “We live in an amazing place,” Barker said, “and to watch Jammin unfold each year with such great local people, and the dunes and beach as the backdrop, makes me proud to be a part of it all.”
Added this year, is a real family focus. The Karen Banks-Lubicz Trio comes straight from Old Town School of Music’s Wiggleworms program and brings with it all the classic children’s favorites. The trio hopes to get kids on stage, singing and dancing along. Face painting will be provided, Safe Harbor will have games, obstacles and activities, and of course, there will be ice cream from Valpo Velvet!
Scott Kosik, board member, has two young children and is really looking forward to a family day that also supports one of his favorite causes. “The kids will be having fun outside, great music will be playing, and my wife and I will be able to sample local beer, wine and food. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day with family and friends!”
Things will kick up and begin to be a little more adult focused after 5:00, when Corey Dennison Band takes the stage, followed by Mr. Blotto as the headliner.
Tickets are $15 in advance, FREE for children under 12, and Save the Dunes is encouraging people to purchase ahead of time. “It’s looking like we may sell out this year.” Pritchard said, “and we want to make sure we have enough beer!”
If you’re interested in attending Jammin with Save the Dunes, you can purchase your tickets right here.
The mission of Save the Dunes is to preserve, protect and restore the Indiana dunes and all natural resources in Northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan Watershed for an enhanced quality of life. You can learn more about Save the Dunes right here.