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Rotary's Babapaloosa Music Festival coming August 5 to Sunset Hill Park

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Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club’s fourth annual Babapaloosa Music Festival is set for Sunday, August 5, at Sunset Hill Farm Park, 775 N, Meridian Rd., in Liberty Township.

This year’s event will be once again featuring five local bands. Starting off at 12:30 p.m. will be 444 with Dan Vogedes, followed by local rising country star Jerica Paliga at 1:45 p.m. Joining the groups this year will be Pet Envy out of Nashville with returning locals Shelbi Albert and Jake “The Diggety” Lashenik taking the stage at 3:00 p.m. Nic Byrd brings a Latin flavor to the stage with Los Pecados de Maria at 4:45 p.m. Finishing up the night and returning as the headliner for the fourth year will be none other than the Corey Dennison Band, at 6 p.m. Five different acts with five different sounds. A local music festival with a global and local cause.

Parking is free and tractor trailer transport rides are provided by the Northwest Indiana Historic Power Association.

Food and drink vendors will be there to provide all you need. Valpo Velvet Ice Cream, Sweet and Savory Delights, Kona Ice, Leroy’s Hot Stuff, So Good Island Grill and Dave’s Concessions will be offering everything from ice cream and elephant ears to jerked pork and chicken. This is a fundraising event so no outside drinks are allowed due to beer and alcohol sales on site provided by Leroy’s Hot Stuff. Vendors donate back 20% at the end of the day.

Children 12 and under are free with an adult. Activities and games are provided by Chesterton Montessori and supervised bounce houses will be on site.

Babapaloosa festival and the Chesterton-Porter Rotary club has raised over $45k over the last three years. The club shares the profits with See Change, a foundation in Nepal that helps educate and nurture children of extreme poverty and conflict. Babapaloosa also allows the club to more generously support local needs like the four $1,500 annual CHS graduating senior scholarships, Duneland Diamond, Westchester Bird Sanctuary, Frontline Foundation, Neighbor Link, Porter County Boys and Girls Club, Rebuilding Together, the YMCA and many more programs throughout the year.

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The club pre-sells discounted tickets at just $10 if purchased before July 24, and only 500 $20 50/50 raffle tickets.


Posted 7/3/2018




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