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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:00pm
(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate...

Shipshewana Flea Market Open

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:00am
The Shipshewana Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special holiday openings include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, as well as...

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:00pm
(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Shipshewana and LaGrange County all-year long. With so much going on in Amish Country, it's impossible to see all the great local events during your visit. Special events in Shipshewana, Indiana and neighboring towns run year-round, ensuring that you'll always experience unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts when visiting us in LaGrange County.

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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/16/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Flea Market Open

The Shipshewana Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special holiday openings include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, as well as two new weekend markets on June 14-15 and August 16-17, 2019. 260-768-4129.

Date & Time
9/17/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Flea Market, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/17/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Flea Market Open

The Shipshewana Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special holiday openings include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, as well as two new weekend markets on June 14-15 and August 16-17, 2019. 260-768-4129.

Date & Time
9/18/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Flea Market, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/18/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/19/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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The Drifters, The Platters & Cornell Gunter's Coasters

THE DRIFTERS, THE PLATTERS & CORNELL GUNTER'S COASTERS It's not a concert...it's a party! Spend a nostalgic evening saluting 3 of the world's most beloved musical groups who were instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll/Doo Wop sound: Cornell Gunter's Coasters (Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak, Poison Ivy); The Platters featuring 4 of America's premier singers performing their greatest hits (Only You, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Great Pretender); and The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll's founding vocal groups touring the U.S. again under the auspices of their original management team with their 50 year catalog of hits (Under the Boardwalk, Up on the Roof, This Magic Moment, and On Broadway). Combined, these three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups have been associated with well over forty of the top classic songs in Rock & Roll history. From "Under the Boardwalk" to "Only You" to "Yakety Yak", very few artists can boast of a richer musical resume. With such incredible musical diversity - from the comedy of Cornell Gunter's Coasters to the romance of The Platters to the Motown Magic of The Drifters - this show has songs to please every palate, delivered just the way you remember them, when you first heard them on the radio. Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 -$59.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 -$52.95 -$62.95 -$77.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
9/19/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/20/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Dailey & Vincent - Country & Statler Brothers Tribute

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut album Dailey & Vincent (2008) and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. The group took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. Brothers from Different Mothers presents the band at a level of synergy that only comes from constant live performing. It exudes the enthusiasm of a venture still fresh for all its participants. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have been bluegrass musicians throughout their careers and never depart from that core sensibility on Brothers from Different Mothers. But, like the earliest icons, they also push the bluegrass envelope. Best of all, they've found the closest thing to brotherhood - a true musical partnership. Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$29.95 -$34.95 -$49.95 | Dinner and Theater -$37.95 -$47.95 -$52.95 -$67.95 Dailey and Vincent Tour Packages Available - Call to purchase packages: 888.447.4725 - see more here This concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
9/20/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Swap Meet

Hunt for bargains and neat finds in an outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors only accept cash. Location & Admission: Shipshewana Auction grounds at 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana IN 46565. Parking for Cars & Buggies is $3.

Date & Time
9/21/2019 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Auction grounds, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/21/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Get the Led Out - A Celebration of "The Mighty Zep"

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you've never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants... a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. A Celebration Of "The Mighty Zep", Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special "acoustic set" with Zep favorites such as "Tangerine" and the "Battle of Evermore" being performed in its' original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band. GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. GTLO's approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. "Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era," says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. "I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless." A GTLO concert mimics the "light and shade" that are the embodiment of "The Mighty Zep." Whether it's the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it's their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event! Paul Sinclair - Lead Vocals, Harmonica Paul Hammond - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Theremin Jimmy Marchiano - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals Andrew Lipke - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Percussion Adam Ferraioli - Drums, Percussion Phil D'Agostino (Bass) Eddie Kurek - Bass, Vocals Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$29.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 -$47.95 -$52.95 -$62.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
9/21/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 670 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/23/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Flea Market Open

The Shipshewana Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special holiday openings include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, as well as two new weekend markets on June 14-15 and August 16-17, 2019. 260-768-4129.

Date & Time
9/24/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Flea Market, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/24/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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The Bontrager Family

Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
9/24/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Flea Market Open

The Shipshewana Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special holiday openings include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, as well as two new weekend markets on June 14-15 and August 16-17, 2019. 260-768-4129.

Date & Time
9/25/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Flea Market, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/25/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/26/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/27/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Rhonda Vincent

Famously crowned as "the new queen of bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent's music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Her latest project "Taken" features special guests ranging from Dolly Parton to Richard Marx. With over eighty awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass.

Date & Time
9/27/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
9/28/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/1/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/2/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Fall Crafter's Fair

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FALL CRAFTER’S FAIR IS COMING TO THE MEC! The MEC will be hosting a festival of crafters, artisans, vintage sellers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival is set to start at 9am, October 3rd and will continue to run all day on the 4th and 5th, 2019. The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal weekend routines. ADMISSION WILL BE $5 THE BEST SHIPSHEWANA HAS TO OFFER QUILTERS, CARVERS, PAINTERS, BLACKSMITHS, MUSICIANS AND CRAFTERS OF ALL TYPES WILL FLOOD THE TOWN AND ITS MANY QUAINT STORES, PROVIDING DEMONSTRATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN THERE WILL BE EVENTS FOR ALL AGES AND TASTES. LITTLE ONES WILL ENJOY A WHOLE TENT JUST FOR THEM FILLED WITH FUN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS FREE RIDES ON A KIDDIE TRAIN. PARENTS WILL HAVE PLENTY TO SEE AND DO AS WELL, FROM HAND-PAINTED AND PERSONALIZED DECOR, TO LEATHER WORKERS, AND MUSICIANS THAT WILL PLAY AS YOU ENJOY THE FOOD AVAILABLE IN TOWN. NO RAINING ON OUR PARADE “THE SHIPSHEWANA FALL CRAFTERS FAIR IS A LONG STANDING EVENT WITH A PROVEN RECORD OF BRINGING IN SOME OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND INTERESTING CRAFTS, PERFORMERS AND FOOD AROUND. WE ARE EXTREMELY EXCITED TO CONTINUE THAT TRADITION AS THIS EVENT MOVES TO THE MICHIANA EVENT CENTER STARTING IN 2019.” - JEFF FOUGHT, MARKETING AND EVENT DIRECTOR AT THE MEC.

Date & Time
10/3/2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location
The Michiana Event Center-The MEC, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/3/2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Glenn Miller Orchestra

"A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality." – Glenn Miller Alton Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904. But it was in North Platte, Nebraska, several years later that Glenn actually got his musical start when, one day, his father brought home a mandolin. Glenn promptly traded it for an old battered horn, which he practiced every chance he got. In fact his mother worried if he would ever amount to anything. 1935 - Glenn began recording under his own name for Columbia. His instrumental 'Solo Hop' reached the Top 10. 1937 - Glenn organized his own touring band and signed to Brunswick records. 1938 - The group was unsuccessful, and was disbanded. 1939 - The Orchestra played at the Glen Island Casino, NY, a major swing venue, and was heard on radio. 17 Top 10 hits including 'Sunrise Serenade'; 'Moonlight Serenade'; 'Wishing (Will Make It So)'. Chart-toppers: 'Stairway to the Stars', 'Moon Love', 'Over the Rainbow', 'Blue Orchids', 'The Man With the Mandolin' His 'Moonlight Serenade' radio series for Chesterfield aired on CBS three times a week. 1940 - 'Tuxedo Junction' sold 115,000 copies the first week. 'Pennsylvania 6-5000? was released. 31 Top 10 hits: 'Careless', 'When You Wish Upon a Star', 'Imagination', 'Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)', and 'Blueberry Hill'; 'The Woodpecker Son'. 'In the Mood' and 'Tuxedo Junction' were inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. 1941 - Another 11 Top 10 hits: The band made the movie, Sun Valley Serenade, introducing 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', soon a million seller. #1 hits: 'Song of the Volga Boatmen', 'You and I', 'Elmer's Tune'. 1942 - 11 Top 10 hits and 3rd year as the top recording artist with 'American Patrol', 'A String of Pearls', 'Moonlight Cocktail', 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)' and (I've Got a Gal) In Kalamazoo' which came from Miller's second film, 'Orchestra Wives. The end of Miller's dominance of popular music when he received an officer's commission in the Army/Air Force. Glenn organized a service band, performed at military camps, and hosted a weekly radio series. 1943 - Two more Top 10 hits including #1 'That Old Black Magic'. 1944 - Took his band to Great Britain, performed for the troops and did radio broadcasts. On December 15th, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, never to be seen again. 1945 - 'Glenn Miller', an album of 78 rpm records, topped the newly instituted album charts and became the most successful album of the year. 1947 - 'Glenn Miller Masterpieces, Vol. 2? topped the album charts. 1954 - Miller was the subject of a partly fictionalized film biography, The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart. 2003 - Miller posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. "It got to where Pop and I used to wonder if he'd ever 1935 - Glenn began recording under his own name for Columbia. His instrumental 'Solo Hop' reached the Top 10. 1937 - Glenn organized his own touring band and signed to Brunswick records. 1938 - The group was unsuccessful, and was disbanded. 1939 - The Orchestra played at the Glen Island Casino, NY, a major swing venue, and was heard on radio. 17 Top 10 hits including 'Sunrise Serenade'; 'Moonlight Serenade'; 'Wishing (Will Make It So)'. Chart-toppers: 'Stairway to the Stars', 'Moon Love', 'Over the Rainbow', 'Blue Orchids', 'The Man With the Mandolin' His 'Moonlight Serenade' radio series for Chesterfield aired on CBS three times a week. 1940 - 'Tuxedo Junction' sold 115,000 copies the first week. 'Pennsylvania 6-5000? was released. 31 Top 10 hits: 'Careless', 'When You Wish Upon a Star', 'Imagination', 'Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)', and 'Blueberry Hill'; 'The Woodpecker Son'. 'In the Mood' and 'Tuxedo Junction' were inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. 1941 - Another 11 Top 10 hits: The band made the movie, Sun Valley Serenade, introducing 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', soon a million seller. #1 hits: 'Song of the Volga Boatmen', 'You and I', 'Elmer's Tune'. 1942 - 11 Top 10 hits and 3rd year as the top recording artist with 'American Patrol', 'A String of Pearls', 'Moonlight Cocktail', 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)' and (I've Got a Gal) In Kalamazoo' which came from Miller's second film, 'Orchestra Wives. The end of Miller's dominance of popular music when he received an officer's commission in the Army/Air Force. Glenn organized a service band, performed at military camps, and hosted a weekly radio series. 1943 - Two more Top 10 hits including #1 'That Old Black Magic'. 1944 - Took his band to Great Britain, performed for the troops and did radio broadcasts. On December 15th, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, never to be seen again. 1945 - 'Glenn Miller', an album of 78 rpm records, topped the newly instituted album charts and became the most successful album of the year. 1947 - 'Glenn Miller Masterpieces, Vol. 2? topped the album charts. 1954 - Miller was the subject of a partly fictionalized film biography, The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart. 2003 - Miller posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Showtime: 8:00pm (no preshow) | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $14.95 $24.95 $29.95 $39.95 | Dinner and Theater - $31.95 $41.95 $46.95 $56.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
10/3/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Fall Crafting Retreat at Brethren Retreat

October 4th-6th Join us for a relaxing fun filled weekend of crafting! This weekend is for all crafty people and anyone who wants to learn a new craft. Scrapbookers, Stampers, Quilters, Basket Weavers,Sewers, and Jewelry Makers.Crafting locations include the Retreat Lower Level and the Dining Hall This event coincides with a basket weaving guild from Ohio and the Fall Volunteers Weekend. Why not make this a Family Fun-filled Weekend? There is Something for Everyone!

Date
10/4/2019
Location
Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake, 9095 West 275 North Shipshewana, Indiana 46565
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October Antique Market

Shop hundreds of antique & vintage treasures including furniture, jewelry, primitives, collectibles, advertising and more. Dealers set up inside the Farmstead Event Pavilion. Free parking and free admission. Held during Shipshewana’s annual Fall Crafter’s Fair (downtown) and in conjunction with the opening of the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Flea Market (inside Expo Barn). Interested in becoming an antique market vendor? Call 260-768-4129 for more information.

Date & Time
10/4/2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Farmstead Event Pavilion,j 368 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

After the outdoor flea market season ends, some of the vendors are heading across the street for the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market during the fall / holiday season! Shop 50-60 vendors who carry unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods inside the Farmstead Expo Barn. Stock up on Christmas and holiday gifts! Admission and parking are FREE. The outdoor pavilion will also be open for vendors to set up in, weather permitting. Interested in becoming an indoor market vendor? Call 260-768-4129 for more information

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10/4/2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren Street
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Fall Crafter's Fair

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FALL CRAFTER’S FAIR IS COMING TO THE MEC! The MEC will be hosting a festival of crafters, artisans, vintage sellers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival is set to start at 9am, October 3rd and will continue to run all day on the 4th and 5th, 2019. The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal weekend routines. ADMISSION WILL BE $5 THE BEST SHIPSHEWANA HAS TO OFFER QUILTERS, CARVERS, PAINTERS, BLACKSMITHS, MUSICIANS AND CRAFTERS OF ALL TYPES WILL FLOOD THE TOWN AND ITS MANY QUAINT STORES, PROVIDING DEMONSTRATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN THERE WILL BE EVENTS FOR ALL AGES AND TASTES. LITTLE ONES WILL ENJOY A WHOLE TENT JUST FOR THEM FILLED WITH FUN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS FREE RIDES ON A KIDDIE TRAIN. PARENTS WILL HAVE PLENTY TO SEE AND DO AS WELL, FROM HAND-PAINTED AND PERSONALIZED DECOR, TO LEATHER WORKERS, AND MUSICIANS THAT WILL PLAY AS YOU ENJOY THE FOOD AVAILABLE IN TOWN. NO RAINING ON OUR PARADE “THE SHIPSHEWANA FALL CRAFTERS FAIR IS A LONG STANDING EVENT WITH A PROVEN RECORD OF BRINGING IN SOME OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND INTERESTING CRAFTS, PERFORMERS AND FOOD AROUND. WE ARE EXTREMELY EXCITED TO CONTINUE THAT TRADITION AS THIS EVENT MOVES TO THE MICHIANA EVENT CENTER STARTING IN 2019.” - JEFF FOUGHT, MARKETING AND EVENT DIRECTOR AT THE MEC.

Date & Time
10/4/2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location
The Michiana Event Center-The MEC, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/4/2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Doyle Lawson with Bethel Mountain Band

I was born on April 20, 1944 in Ford Town, a part of Sullivan County, near Kingsport, TN, to Leonard and Minnie Lawson. I have two brothers, James and Les, and one sister, Colleen. As far back as I can remember, I loved the sound of music. Just about everyone listened to The Grand Ole Opry, and our family was no exception. Though I listened to all the stars on the Opry, the group that impressed me most was Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys. His music was different, more intense. High lonesome is the term we used for it. I could hardly wait for Saturday nights to arrive so I could listen. I decided early on that I wanted to play that kind of music. The gospel music that we record and perform on stage has always been important to me. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have made many more gospel recordings than secular ones. It is apparent to me that the folks who buy our music and come to our concerts feel, as I do, that there is no better message than the message of Jesus Christ. On the first Sunday of May, in 1985, I rededicated my life to our Lord Jesus. It is my fervent hope that my "musical mission" will lead others to Him. Showtime: 6:00pm | Doors Open: 5:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $39.95 | Dinner and Theater - $57.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
10/4/2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Gary Lewis and The Playboys

Gary Lewis was about as close to being an "overnight success" in the recording field as anyone can get. Andjust because it happens so seldom it is always a special thrill when show business lightning strikes twice in the same family. The comedy antics of Jerry Lewis skyrocketed him to fame when he was just barely out of his teens. No. 1 son Gary had achieved comparable success in the music field... also at a young and carefree age. The son of a famous father in any field is often faced with serious problems in finding and maintaining his own identity. But when Gary Lewis and The Playboys auditioned for their first job at Disneyland, no one there knew Gary was anybody but a thin drummer. The entertainment director of the park merely liked what he saw and heard, and hired Gary and the boys on the spot - much to their surprise. The boys were enthusiastically accepted by the audiences from the very first night, and as the word spread it was not long before they were playing to a packed house every night. It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis and The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, with the producer/arranger team of Garrett and Leon Russell behind them, they took their first single, "This Diamond Ring" straight to number one. After their second hit titled "Count Me In" went to number two, Gary and the band proved that they would be a continued success. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as "Save Your Heart For Me", "Everybody Loves A Clown", "She's Just My Style", "Sure Gonna Miss Her", and many more. In 1965 Gary himself was Cash Box magazine's "Male Vocalist of the Year", winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960 s to have his first releases reach Billboard magazine's Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart. Along with his appearances on various popular television shows including "American Bandstand", "Hullabaloo", and "The Tonight Show". Gary accumulated an impressive five appearances within two years on the "Ed Sullivan Show". With the reoccurring interest in oldies music, Gary Lewis & The Playboys are one of the hottest acts around.

Date & Time
10/4/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 670 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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October Antique Market

Shop hundreds of antique & vintage treasures including furniture, jewelry, primitives, collectibles, advertising and more. Dealers set up inside the Farmstead Event Pavilion. Free parking and free admission. Held during Shipshewana’s annual Fall Crafter’s Fair (downtown) and in conjunction with the opening of the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Flea Market (inside Expo Barn). Interested in becoming an antique market vendor? Call 260-768-4129 for more information.

Date & Time
10/5/2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Farmstead Event Pavilion,j 368 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

After the outdoor flea market season ends, some of the vendors are heading across the street for the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market during the fall / holiday season! Shop 50-60 vendors who carry unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods inside the Farmstead Expo Barn. Stock up on Christmas and holiday gifts! Admission and parking are FREE. The outdoor pavilion will also be open for vendors to set up in, weather permitting. Interested in becoming an indoor market vendor? Call 260-768-4129 for more information

Date & Time
10/5/2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren Street
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Fall Crafter's Fair

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FALL CRAFTER’S FAIR IS COMING TO THE MEC! The MEC will be hosting a festival of crafters, artisans, vintage sellers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival is set to start at 9am, October 3rd and will continue to run all day on the 4th and 5th, 2019. The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal weekend routines. ADMISSION WILL BE $5 THE BEST SHIPSHEWANA HAS TO OFFER QUILTERS, CARVERS, PAINTERS, BLACKSMITHS, MUSICIANS AND CRAFTERS OF ALL TYPES WILL FLOOD THE TOWN AND ITS MANY QUAINT STORES, PROVIDING DEMONSTRATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN THERE WILL BE EVENTS FOR ALL AGES AND TASTES. LITTLE ONES WILL ENJOY A WHOLE TENT JUST FOR THEM FILLED WITH FUN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS FREE RIDES ON A KIDDIE TRAIN. PARENTS WILL HAVE PLENTY TO SEE AND DO AS WELL, FROM HAND-PAINTED AND PERSONALIZED DECOR, TO LEATHER WORKERS, AND MUSICIANS THAT WILL PLAY AS YOU ENJOY THE FOOD AVAILABLE IN TOWN. NO RAINING ON OUR PARADE “THE SHIPSHEWANA FALL CRAFTERS FAIR IS A LONG STANDING EVENT WITH A PROVEN RECORD OF BRINGING IN SOME OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND INTERESTING CRAFTS, PERFORMERS AND FOOD AROUND. WE ARE EXTREMELY EXCITED TO CONTINUE THAT TRADITION AS THIS EVENT MOVES TO THE MICHIANA EVENT CENTER STARTING IN 2019.” - JEFF FOUGHT, MARKETING AND EVENT DIRECTOR AT THE MEC.

Date & Time
10/5/2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location
The Michiana Event Center-The MEC, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/5/2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Joe Nichols

As Joe Nichols began work on a brand new batch of old - school country music, he found himself looking back for inspiration. Back to his early career, back to true friends and the simple perfection of pure country music ... back to things that never get old. "Full circle is the term I would use," the Arkansas native says about his new project, fittingly titled Never Gets Old. "The whole theme of the record is 'Let's get back to where it all began for me. Let's get back to where my passion for music began.'" From 2002's Man With a Memory on, Nichols harnessed that passion as a steady hit maker, racking up six Number Ones and eight Top 10s, including chart - topping modern classics like "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." He's a four - time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner, and his last album offering, Crickets, kept the success going, sending both "Yeah" and "Sunny and 75" to Platinum - certified Number One status. But then four years went by - the longest span between releases of his career - as Nichols dug in to reconnect with his calling. In Never Gets Old, he's done just that. "Instead of us making something that's built for instant success, the idea was 'Let's make something we're gonna be proud of 30 years from now,'" Nichols explains. "I'm thinking less about what will work, and more about what I love." What Nichols loves has always been obvious. Growing up around friends who were into anything but country, he was different. Nichols was pulled in by the realness of singers like Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins, Don Williams, Keith Whitley and George Strait, and that connection would inform his whole career. Even now with Never Gets Old, he's happy to go against the grain. "Hopefully the stuff we're doing lasts a lot longer than today's typical country record," he says. "But I think the irony is that retro sounds are actually what's fresh and new right now. All we had to do was what felt natural." Doing what felt natural has never been easier, as Nichols returned to the approach of his early albums. Working with Crickets producer Mickey Jack Cones and longtime collaborator and friend Brent Rowan- fiddles and steel guitar tempered tasteful modern sounds on nearly every mix, while that understated (but unmistakeable) baritone felt "better than it's been in 10 years." Saying his goal was to sing with the most feeling possible and let whatever came out of his soul land on the record, Nichols ended up with 12 tracks that bound between spirit and sentiment, courage and cleverness, romance and rowdy fun, all wrapped in the throwback style he's spent a lifetime pursuing. Lead single and title track "Never Gets Old" points the way. Written by Connie Harrington and Steve Moakler, Nichols says it reminds him of the mid - '80s country era, a song that "wasn't necessarily deep, but it was meaningful." With a swaying front - porch groove, it features laid - back acoustic guitars and accordions that waft in with the breeze, as Nichols ponders the moments that keep love fresh - like watching his wife laugh, holding her hand, and ending each day in a tender embrace. Nichols says he knew it was special when all three of his kids started singing along the first time they heard it. Tracks like "This Side of the River," "Billy Graham's Bible," and "We All Carry Something" are charged with soul - stirring power, while "Diamonds Make Babies" and "So You're Saying" inject the project with heartwarming fun. But it's a bit of carefree craziness adapted from his live show which is sure to leave listeners with the biggest smile - an honest - to - goodness country cover of Sir Mix - a - Lot's hip - hop favorite, "Baby Got Back." What began as a joke between Nichols and his band years ago went on to become a beloved moment onstage, and now it caps off Never Gets Old, proving that whatever this veteran song stylist sings, it's gonna sound country. Nichols and his team invited comedian Darren Knight and his "Southern Momma" character to revamp the iconic spoken - word parts, and what came out in the studio was so much fun it had to be included on the album. "Everybody was laughing that day," he says. "It was out - of - the - blue and we never thought we'd put it on a record. But when it was done I was like 'This is nuts, but this actually kind of feels like it should have been a country record... a goofy one, but still.'" When Joe Nichols released his debut album, he was barely 20 years old and trying to put his youth behind him. Looking back now, he laughs at that thought, but some things never change. Back then he was scrappy and defiant about his quest to revive traditional country, and that drive remains. In fact, he says it's one of those things that never gets old. "I feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be," he says. "With my first album, there was this apprehension of 'Is country music ready for a traditional country record?' It was a little bit scary, but we went for it, and with Never Gets Old I still feel the exact same passion - it's like 'Let's give it to them anyway.' Now, I think country music is ready." Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $29.95 -$47.95 -$57.95 -$77.95 | Dinner and Theater - $47.95 -$65.95 -$75.95 -$95.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
10/5/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 670 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/8/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/9/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/10/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Triumphant Quartet

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $14.95 -$24.95 -$29.95 -$39.95 | Dinner and Theater - $32.95 -$42.95 -$47.95 -$57.95 This concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
10/10/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

After the outdoor flea market season ends, some of the vendors are heading across the street for the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market during the fall / holiday season! Shop 50-60 vendors who carry unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods inside the Farmstead Expo Barn. Stock up on Christmas and holiday gifts! Admission and parking are FREE. The outdoor pavilion will also be open for vendors to set up in, weather permitting. Interested in becoming an indoor market vendor? Call 260-768-4129 for more information

Date & Time
10/11/2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren Street
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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/11/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood

Bio: Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members' formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world's best-loved, top-selling bands. Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$24.95 -$29.95 -$39.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 -$42.95 -$47.95 -$57.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
10/11/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

After the outdoor flea market season ends, some of the vendors are heading across the street for the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market during the fall / holiday season! Shop 50-60 vendors who carry unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods inside the Farmstead Expo Barn. Stock up on Christmas and holiday gifts! Admission and parking are FREE. The outdoor pavilion will also be open for vendors to set up in, weather permitting. Interested in becoming an indoor market vendor? Call 260-768-4129 for more information

Date & Time
10/12/2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren Street
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Concerts

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Lewis, A Simple Sanctuary is infused with Blue Gate Musicals' signature blend of humor, heart, and harmonies that make for an uplifting and entertaining evening at the theatre. Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
10/12/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Natalie Grant Concert

Seven-time GRAMMY nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful, soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics, passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since, her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, "Awaken." She has since gone on to have nearly 4 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year 5 times and she has had multiple number 1's on the Billboard singles and albums charts, including her most recent record titled, "Be One." More than just music and awards, Grant has used her platform as an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has 20 locations spanning 10 countries and 4 continents. In addition to her philanthropic efforts and impactful music career, Natalie is the author of several books, including a books series for tween girls titled, "Glimmer Girls." Her fashion and jewelry line, NG by Natalie Grant, has also seen great success. Though she's grateful for every career accomplishment, her passion continues to be connecting with people, and one of the most powerful ways she accomplishes this is through her unique and personal use of social media. Her real, authentic, and personal interaction with her fans puts Grant at the top of the industry with fan engagement across all social media platforms.

Date & Time
10/12/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
https://www.thebluegate.com/shipshewana/blue-gate-theatre/schedule/index.php?artist=#1362
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