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Ricky Nelson Remembered

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Ricky Nelson Remembered - (February 21, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$24.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 | Dinner and Theater -$37.95 -$42.95 -$52.95 -$62.95 This...

The Michiana Friesian Sale

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00am
FRIDAY Seminar: The Friesian Horse 2:00 pm Presentation and slideshow examples of Friesian conformation and movement. Presented by Jack Vanderkoy. Demonstration 4:00 pm Featuring top quality...

Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00am
8th Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show at the all new Michiana Event Center, now located in Shipshewana, Indiana. Shop 100's of RV's from the best manufacturers at FACTORY DIRECT pricing. Because of...

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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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Artimus Pyle Band: Honoring the Music of Lynyrd SkynyrdConcerts2/22/20197:30 pmDownload ICS
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Ricky Nelson Remembered

Ricky Nelson Remembered - (February 21, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$24.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 | Dinner and Theater -$37.95 -$42.95 -$52.95 -$62.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED is a unique multi media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs (including "Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man", "Garden Party") performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the NELSON family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America's original 'Teen Idol'. This year 2016 marks the 31st anniversary of Rick Nelson's passing in a tragic New Year's Eve plane crash. This show stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of '50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson. When Matthew & Gunnar hit #1 on the Billboard with their rock band NELSON with their self-penned #1 mega hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection" it put the Nelson family in the Guinness Book of Worlds as the ONLY family in entertainment history with THREE generations of #1 HITMAKERS! With their rock band NELSON, Matthew and Gunnar have five Top 40 Billboard hits, four #1 MTV videos and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide! Perhaps the most televised rock star in history, the twins legendary father Ricky Nelson emerged from the TV series' popularity to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists of the '50s and '60s with over 200 million career record sales. Rick Nelson is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame credited with founding the country rock music genre. The world maintains its fascination with America's First Family of Entertainment, the Nelsons. A&E channel's Nelson Family "Biography" episode is still one of the top-rated 'Biography' installments. Matthew & Gunnar embraced this fascination by creating a touring show to celebrate the TV Nelsons and the amazing career of their legendary father, Ricky, for whom LIFE magazine coined the phrase "Teen idol". They share video clips & tell stories about their Hollywood family and perform their Pop's music live to audiences in RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED while separately touring as "NELSON".

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2/21/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Michiana Friesian Sale

FRIDAY Seminar: The Friesian Horse 2:00 pm Presentation and slideshow examples of Friesian conformation and movement. Presented by Jack Vanderkoy. Demonstration 4:00 pm Featuring top quality mares and approved stallions. Brought to you by Wim Cazemier Stables, The Friesian Connection, and Petra Zeelen. Auction 5:00 pm Approved Stallion Presentation and Service Fee Auction (Lot 480, 483, & 490) Proceeds go towards KFPS Keuring costs (Held at MEC, Sept. 2019) 25 KFPS Registered Friesians (Lots 1-25) Auction conclusion is the end of the KFPS event. Stallion Presentation & Service Fee Auction 7:00 pm Featuring purebred and crossbred stallions. Stallion owners have the option to donate a service fee. Proceeds go towards KFPS Keuring costs (Held at MEC, Sept. 2019) SATURDAY Driving of Sale Horses 7:00 am Auction 8:30 am Registered & Unregistered Friesian Crosses (Lots 101-188)

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2/22/2019 2:00am - 7:00pm
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Michiana Event Center, The MEC, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN
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Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show

8th Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show at the all new Michiana Event Center, now located in Shipshewana, Indiana. Shop 100's of RV's from the best manufacturers at FACTORY DIRECT pricing. Because of our location to all the RV manufacturers, you won't find better deals in North America on travel trailer, fifth wheels, motorhomes and more! Come see brand new model year RV's, all indoors in the climate controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Dealers Attending: Wana RV Richards RV Sales D Showalter RV Goshen RV Center Total Value RV Show hours are: Friday February 22nd 10:00am - 8:00pm Saturday February 23rd 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday February 24th 10:00am - 6:00pm

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2/22/2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
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Michiana Event Center (The MEC) 455 E. Farver St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Artimus Pyle Band: Honoring the Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Artimus Pyle Band: Honoring the Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd - (February 22, 2019) Showtime: 7:30pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm 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! More than just a "tribute" to Lynyrd Skynyrd a tribute to the man that defined it. Artimus Pyle has said " If it wasn't for Ronnie, no one would know my name." Since his departure from Skynyrd in 1991, Artimus Pyle's career has led him down an amazing path of solo records and projects culminating into one the finest tributes to southern rock royalty. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group. One of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Dave Fowler, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musician in the southeast. APB delivers hit after hit after hit, night after night after night. From Freebird to Sweet Home Alabama, APB gives fans the best of Skynyrd with one of men who made it!

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2/22/2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Shipshewana Event Center
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The Michiana Friesian Sale

RIDAY Seminar: The Friesian Horse 2:00 pm Presentation and slideshow examples of Friesian conformation and movement. Presented by Jack Vanderkoy. Demonstration 4:00 pm Featuring top quality mares and approved stallions. Brought to you by Wim Cazemier Stables, The Friesian Connection, and Petra Zeelen. Auction 5:00 pm Approved Stallion Presentation and Service Fee Auction (Lot 480, 483, & 490) Proceeds go towards KFPS Keuring costs (Held at MEC, Sept. 2019) 25 KFPS Registered Friesians (Lots 1-25) Auction conclusion is the end of the KFPS event. Stallion Presentation & Service Fee Auction 7:00 pm Featuring purebred and crossbred stallions. Stallion owners have the option to donate a service fee. Proceeds go towards KFPS Keuring costs (Held at MEC, Sept. 2019) SATURDAY Driving of Sale Horses 7:00 am Auction 8:30 am Registered & Unregistered Friesian Crosses (Lots 101-188)

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2/23/2019 7:00am - 1:00pm
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Michiana Event Center, The MEC, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN
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Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show

8th Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show at the all new Michiana Event Center, now located in Shipshewana, Indiana. Shop 100's of RV's from the best manufacturers at FACTORY DIRECT pricing. Because of our location to all the RV manufacturers, you won't find better deals in North America on travel trailer, fifth wheels, motorhomes and more! Come see brand new model year RV's, all indoors in the climate controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Dealers Attending: Wana RV Richards RV Sales D Showalter RV Goshen RV Center Total Value RV Show hours are: Friday February 22nd 10:00am - 8:00pm Saturday February 23rd 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday February 24th 10:00am - 6:00pm

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2/23/2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
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Kentucky Headhunters with special guest Confederate Railroad

Kentucky Headhunters with special guest Confederate Railroad - (February 23, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 -$59.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 -$52.95 -$62.95 -$77.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! Once upon a time, in a deep and dark forest, in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky, not far from the village of Edmonton, stood a psychedelic shack where the only rock and roll band in Metcalfe County rehearsed. The year was 1968, and the band was called Itchy Brother. The shack was really a farmhouse now known as the infamous Practice House. And the deep and dark forest was a place on Richard and Fred Young's family farm. Together, with cousins Anthony Kenney and Greg Martin, armed with a pickup-truck load of amps, drums, and guitars, and a stack of American and English rock records, they set out to conquer the world by creating their own brand of rock and roll. As the years went by, they made good on their promise to each other, and the record companies came. First, from Cincinnati, then Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, California, New York, and England, but something always stopped them from leaving the rock club circuit and becoming a national recording act. Presidential elections, plane crashes, the death of a record executive and disco, but most of all, their ages. The train hauling the heyday of Southern rock had come and gone. Itchy Brother got caught in the changing of the guard. They never got to ride the train, but they never gave up. In the early 80s, we started to hang out in Nashville. Because it wasn't known as one of the rock and roll cities, we had always avoided it like the plague. Our only bout with Nashville was a TV show called Young Country, said Richard Young. Itchy Brother played Robert Johnson's Crossroads on the show in 1970 and though it was fun. "It opened our eyes and pointed our hearts in a different direction," he recalls. Nashville was only 85 miles from Edmonton, but it seemed a million miles from where we started. Greg, then Fred, later took jobs as sidemen where their Southern rock skills proved to be handy and exciting to those acts who wanted to follow in the footsteps of Charlie Daniels and Hank Williams, Jr. Richard took a different route by hanging around writing houses. In 1981, with the help of their longtime friend and manager, Mitchell Fox, the boys were signed as writers to Acuff/Rose Publishing Company. Nashville didn't know it, but there was a roots movement starting to happen, and the "No Depression Era" was just over the hill. "It was during this time that we learned a lot about the music business and that Nashville was really only three streets wide," said Fred Young. In 1986, Greg introduced Richard and Fred to Doug Phelps. Prior to this, the plan had been to record an Itchy Brother album and go for it again, but Anthony declined. Doug Phelps was asked to join in Anthony's place. We couldn't see using the Itchy Brother name without Anthony. At the time, I was reading a book called Deep Blues by Robert Palmer. It spoke about the head chopping ritual and the fact that Muddy Waters band was nicknamed the Headhunters. I told the other guys about the story and it struck a nerve with all of us, said Greg Martin. Confederate Railroad first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s with its unique style and sound. Headed by founder and frontman Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records. The first single from their debut album ("Confederate Railroad") was "She Took It Like A Man". It went to No. 26, a preview of what was to come. "The next two singles, "Jesus and Mama" and "Queen of Memphis" went to the top of the charts. Three more huge hits followed, "Trashy Women", "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back", and "She Never Cried". "Trashy" would lead to a Grammy nomination and become their signature song. That album with six hits and nearly three million sales brought Confederate the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group Award in 1993 as well as numerous nominations from the Country Music Association and the British Country Music Foundation. The second album, "Notorious", produced one of the group's most popular songs "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind" which became a No. One video as well. "Elvis and Andy" and "Summer in Dixie" would further establish the Railroad as one of the most versatile acts in the business. This album would sell more than one million. Their overal totals are 18 charted hits and five million albums sold. From rowdy country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers a wide range of feelings. Young people will be there rocking to "Trashy Women", while their parents and even grandparents will likely be singing along to "Jesus and Mama". The band plays 100 or so dates each year. Whatever the venue, they are right at home...be it a fair, a club, or a biker show. Shirley, the lead singer and vocalist, and his mates, Mark Dufresne on drums, Mo Thaxton on bass and vocals, Rusty Hendrix on lead guitar and Joey Recker on keyboards and vocals are obviously having fun right along with their appreciative audience. At the end of each show, the band stays around until every fan who wants an autograph, or to pose with the group for a picture or just say "hello" is taken care of.

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2/23/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Shipshewana Event Center
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Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show

8th Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show at the all new Michiana Event Center, now located in Shipshewana, Indiana. Shop 100's of RV's from the best manufacturers at FACTORY DIRECT pricing. Because of our location to all the RV manufacturers, you won't find better deals in North America on travel trailer, fifth wheels, motorhomes and more! Come see brand new model year RV's, all indoors in the climate controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Dealers Attending: Wana RV Richards RV Sales D Showalter RV Goshen RV Center Total Value RV Show hours are: Friday February 22nd 10:00am - 8:00pm Saturday February 23rd 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday February 24th 10:00am - 6:00pm

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2/24/2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Michiana Event Center (The MEC) 455 E. Farver St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Air Supply

Air Supply - (March 01, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $29.95 -$59.95 -$64.95 -$99.95 | Dinner and Theater - $47.95 -$77.95 -$82.95 -$117.95 Lost In Love VIP Experience - $199 per ticket package - • One (1) premium reserved seat in the first (12) rows • Invitation to soundcheck with Meet & Greet to follow for photo opportunities with Air Supply • Exclusively VIP Swag Bag includes: ∘ One (1) Kodak archival metallic signed 8x10 photo ∘ One (1) Lapel Pin ∘ One (1) Merchandise gift ∘ One (1) Commemorative VIP laminate and lanyard This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After the shows' performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, "Love and Other Bruises" and "If You Knew Me" and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one - CBS Records - who admired their unique style. They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans, but did not break the U.S. market. Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including "Lost in Love" which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York. Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was "All Out of Love," and that went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. However, it is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world. They were the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan, and countless other countries that before would not allow pop music across their borders. In 1983 they recorded "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" by Jim Steinman which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on The Greatest Hits album which soared past 7 million copies. "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. In 1986 the group's music was still playing endlessly on radio. That same year, Graham was married to actress Jodi Varble from Rochelle, Illinois, who also was his leading lady in the video for "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All." Air Supply began to tour with lavish productions in places that no one had been before. In South America and Asia they became a part of everyone's life. In 1988, Air Supply was asked to participate in Australia's bicentennial celebration and to play for HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Diana, where they learned both were already ardent fans. This engagement would be one of their most treasured moments in their career. In 1989, they recorded "The Earth Is" album selling over a million copies outside of the U.S. This album was followed by "The Vanishing Race" CD and, with the singles "Goodbye" and "It's Never Too Late", again saw multi-platinum success. The following albums, "News from Nowhere", "Yours Truly", and "Across the Concrete Sky" all gave their second greatest hits album multi-platinum status as they traveled the world each and every year. In 2000, a new production company was founded to be devoted to Air Supply's entire future product, called A Nice Pear, which gave them complete creative control. In July 2005, their live DVD, "It Was 30 Years Ago Today" celebrated 30 years of success around the world and in that same month, Air Supply smashed attendance records when, in Cuba, at one show they played to 175,000 people. Also 2005 saw the release of "The Singer and the Song", an acoustic album of many of their big hits which received critical acclaim. In May 2010, the long-awaited album, "Mumbo Jumbo" -also the duo's first studio recording in eight years- was released. Recorded at Graham Russell's home studio near Park City, Utah and at Odds On's state of the art facilities in Las Vegas with top session musicians and an orchestra, "Mumbo Jumbo" was produced by Russell and engineered by Odds On's Sean O'Dwyer, whose credits include Pink Floyd, Randy Newman and Blink-182. Among the 14-tracks, released by Odds On's label, was the first single "Dance With Me," which earned Air Supply a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine titled "Still Supplying The Hits After 35 Years." Just weeks after composer and vocalist Graham Russell was honored with a BMI Million-Air Certificate recognizing 3 million performances of the duo's hit "All Out Of Love," Air Supply's new song was the #1 most added track on the FMQB AC40 Chart, and also one of the most added on the R&R (Radio and Records) AC Chart and the Mediabase AC chart. The duo continues to play more than 150 shows a year worldwide, including stops in England, Ireland, Israel, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and beyond

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3/1/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Shipshewana Event Center
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Twisted Buckle Winter Series

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3/2/2019 6:00pm - 7:10pm
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KC and the Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band - (March 02, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm (no preshow) | Doors open 1 hour prior to show. Prices: Tickets Only - $29.95 -$64.95 -$79.95 - $99.95 | Dinner and Theater - $47.95 -$82.95 -$97.95 -$117.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center

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3/2/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Turnpike Troubadours

Turnpike Troubadours - (March 07, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $29.95 -$29.95 -$54.95 -$54.95 | Dinner and Theater - $47.95 -$47.95 -$72.95 -$72.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! Roughly 3,300 people live in Okemah, Oklahoma, a town with vintage redbrick storefronts, a dive bar called the Rocky Road Tavern, a name that means "things up high" in Kickapoo, and a strange track record of birthing great American songwriters: Woody Guthrie is from Okemah. Grammy-nominee John Fullbright is, too. Evan Felker belongs on that list. "I was born in Okemah but was raised in Wright City, a town in southeastern Oklahoma," Felker says. "Now I live in Okemah again. The characters I write about are living in that world I grew up in-a bucolic, dirt-underneath-your-fingernails sort of world. People where I grew up are tough. It's nice to be able to represent them in art." Felker is the frontman, cofounder, and primary songwriter for Turnpike Troubadours, a virtuosic band of country-rock road dogs who, on any given night of the week, will play for a much bigger crowd than the populations of Okemah and Wright City combined. Singer/guitarist Felker, fiddler Kyle Nix, steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman, bassist RC Edwards, drummer Gabe Pearson, and steel and accordion player Hank Early deliver punch after punch of smart rock-and-roll that sells out huge venues throughout the Midwest and South and packs legendary haunts like the Troubadour in Los Angeles. With their highly anticipated fourth album A Long Way from Your Heart, the sextet is poised for even bigger breakthroughs. Narratives put to music are nothing new, but Felker and his bandmates have upped the ante, creating a web of unforgettable characters that show up on album after album in songs that are both catchy and musically complex: men and women with their backs against their wall, represented realistically but also imbued with dignity. "It feels like going home to see that those characters are still alive in a way that movies and literary writers have always done," Felker says of the recurring favorites. "It feels good. There they are, all based on people that I know and love. They're composite characters based on real people." A Long Way from Your Heart was produced by Grammy winner Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, Flogging Molly, Red Hot Chili Peppers). The result is a rare triumph-an album that hooks immediately but then rewards listeners willing to dig deeper. "I love what we as a band have turned into and how we treat songs," Felker says. "That's something we've grown into-adding some sort of oddly theatrical element to the musicianship to help the story along, to sum up where or who the character is to give him a little bit of landscape. It's not just an acoustic guitar and a guy telling you what somebody's doing." The band's impressive musicianship is multifaceted: fun with time signatures via lapses into double or half time; clean, abrupt stops; stealthy fingerpicking; unassailable grooves. Felker's warm vocals invite both closer listening and dancing-a tricky mix that he exudes naturally. Unconventional mash-ups work for Felker, who shrugs off attempts to label what he does. "I find art in a lot of places," he says. "I find things that aren't considered art in a lot of people's views of the world artful." A Long Way from Your Heart kicks off with a fine example of art in the unexpected. Based on the experience of folks Felker knew back home, "The Housefire" captures the devastation and hope that follows losing just about everything. Cushioned by Irish-inspired strings, the narrator's gentleness as he loses all he's built stands tallest. Rolling singalong "Something to Hold On To" begs for one last chance, while the sweetly sad "Old Time Feeling (Like Before)"-which Felker co-wrote with Edwards and friend Jonny Burke-fights falling back into old patterns over a lush chorus of strings led by winsome dobro. Album standout "Pay No Rent" is an ode to Felker's aunt Lou, who lived and owned a beloved local bar in Okemah, the Rocky Road Tavern. "She was about the only person I could go drinking with at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday," Felker says, then laughs. "We got to be really good friends. We'd hang out a lot, fish together, cook together, drink tequila, and build a big-ass fire at her place out on Buckeye Creek. She loved that song 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.' She said, 'If I ever die-I hope I never do, but if I do-you gotta play 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' at my funeral.'" Lou passed away last year, and when Felker got the news, he called good friend John Fullbright, and the two got to work learning the song. Then, the day before the funeral, the two realized Lou had asked about five other people to sing "Blue Eyes," too. "So between noon and three in the morning, we wrote 'Pay No Rent' for her instead and played that," Felker explains, laughing again. Based on an old Irish saying, the song is a gorgeous tribute. Felker's favorite album track, "Unrung" is a winning amble through warnings, praise, and a tinge of jealousy, all written about a good friend. "A Tornado Warning"-Felker's other favorite-is a love song brimming with detail. Frenetic story song "The Winding Star Mountain Blues" traces the strained friendship between a stand-up guy and his wayward childhood friend to immortalize a different kind of heartbreak. Electric shuffler "The Hard Way" is a wry send-up of trying to relive youth when it's a little too late. Featuring nimble piano and Haggard-worthy jazz guitar licks, album closer "Sunday Morning Paper" is a nugget of hero-worshipping wit. Felker was inspired to write the song by his uncle, Ervin Felker. "He gave me my first guitar. He played in bands and was a Marine- he's the guy from 'Blue Star,'" Felker says, referencing a track from the band's 2012 release Goodbye Normal Street. Felker took the first line from one of his uncle's songs then penned the rest to create a celebration of the giants of 70s country-rock-the elder Felker included. The album's sharply drawn characters and the range of challenges they face creates a tapestry that's compelling and ultimately, inspiring. "This whole record is about resilience in the face of tragedy-tragedies of different sizes," Felker says. "Just getting your nose down and dealing with it."

Date & Time
3/7/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phillips, Craig and Dean

Phillips, Craig and Dean - (March 08, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $14.95 -$24.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 | Dinner and Theater - $31.95 -$41.95 -$51.95 -$61.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! Few songwriters cultivate more fertile creative soil when crafting a new album than Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Juggling dual vocations as both pastors and recording artists for more than two decades, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean have created an impressive body of work inspired by what God is doing in their lives and their respective churches. Transparency, passion and integrity have long been the foundation for Phillips, Craig, and Dean's music and ministry. For more than two decades, the trio has churned out some of Christian music's most enduring hits, including "Revelation Song," which recently earned RIAA Gold Single status, signifying downloads of more than 500,000. This is only the seventh time in the history of Christian music that a single has reached gold status. The song spent 17 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian AC chart and also topped the National Christian Audience chart, AC Indicator chart and Soft AC charts.

Date & Time
3/8/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Shipshewana Event Center
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Chicks with Hits: Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss

Chicks with Hits: Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss - (March 09, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm (no preshow) | Doors open 1 hour prior to show. Prices: Tickets Only - $27.95 -$47.95 -$57.95 - $77.95 | Dinner and Theater - $ -$45.95 -$65.95 -$75.95 -$95.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! TERRI CLARK Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. With over 5 million albums sold, critically acclaimed international tours, and hit singles such as Better Things To Do, Poor Poor Pitiful Me Girls Lie Too, Northern Girl and ?I Just Wanna Be Mad Terri has solidified her place in the history books of country music. In September 2018 Terri will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The 3-time JUNO Award winner also holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. She has been named CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times and has taken home eight CCMA Fan's Choice Awards. In total, Terri has had the honor of receiving 19 CCMA Awards. In 2016, Country Gold with Terri Clark debuted. The internationally syndicated Westwood One radio showairs on more than 145 stations across the USA and Canada and in November 2017 Terri was nominated for a CMA Award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year and in 2018 Terri received an ACM Award nomination for National On-Air Personality of the Year. Terri is putting the finishing touches on a new album which will be released in the Fall of 2018. www.terriclark.com PAM TILLIS As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With 6 number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts and selling more than 7 Million copies of her studio albums, Pam's critical acclaim has not diminished. Sony Records. It's All Relative (a tribute to Mel Tillis) was USA Today's #4 Country Album of the Year and most recently Pam has released 3 Albums from her own record label Stellar Cat Records landing her a #1 on the European ECMA Chart. Pam is a 15-time CMA nominee and 2-time winner, a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award's nominee. Most recently, a 2 time IBMA nominee and one time winner. As a songwriter, Pam's songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101. She is currently a reoccurring guest on the TV show Nashville, performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe's Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry. Pam Tillis' star continues to shine brightly in the 3rd decade of her career. SUZY BOGGUSS During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like Outbound Plane, Someday Soon, Letting Go, and Drive South. But you can't peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at number 4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook. In 2014 she released Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy's crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, Aces Redux, is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature sparkling vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that's just the beginning.

Date & Time
3/9/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center
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Rodney Crowell at Shipshewana Event Center

Classics can become cliches. And cliches, like whiskey, nostalgia, and orthodoxy, will deaden the mind. We can't learn from what we know. It doesn't work that way. But if what we know morphs and changes, and whittles itself down to truthful essence, then we can find delight and inspiration. That's what's going on here, in Rodney Crowell's most unusual of retrospectives. These are songs he wants to sing and play, performed as he wants to sing and play them. This is nothing like a summation of an extraordinary life in songwriting, and the very act of releasing an album of "classics" that doesn't include "'Til I Gain Control Again," "Voila, An American Dream," "Song for the Life," "Stars on the Water," "Ashes by Now," "Bluebird Wine," "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)," and all the others is either an act of humility or a chest-thump. Hard to say, and maybe it doesn't matter. As always, Crowell is running toward his true self, even as he assures us he's not running fast enough. "I've heard it said a thousand times, to thine own self be true," he sings. "Well, it's not for lack of trying, that this is something I can't do." Check this out ... he sings that on a song called "Shame on the Moon Redux." It's a retrospective reinvention of "Shame on the Moon," a song Crowell wrote and Bob Seger recorded to grand success. The original was a hit. It was a smash. Crowell never liked the last verse, about stepping light on old toes. "I used to let a lot of stuff go by," he says. "I didn't put in the work at the time to make that song be all that it could be." And so, by way of an apology to a chart-topping song, Crowell re-wrote it as confession and admission. "I was late in my twenties, and hungry for praise," is what he sings. "And waxing like crazy when I wrote down that phrase/ �Oh, blame it on midnight ... ooh, shame on the moon.'" Crowell is no longer hungry for praise. We've been praising him for forty years, since the days when Guy Clark - the emphatic and acerbic father figure to several musical generations - pointed out the ebullient genius in "Bluebird Wine," a song that would become the first song on Emmylou Harris's first major label album. We've praised Crowell as a hit songwriter, as a chart-topping singer, and as a gruffly grinning member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. We've praised him to the point of satiation, and now Crowell's bouncing poetry is its own reward. Another poet, Donald Hall, identified writing's most sinful characteristics as being "tired, ordinary, trite, or false." Rodney Crowell would not be convicted of these crimes by a jury of peers. This album of classics is not a victory lap. It's a field sprint, followed by a campfire circle. It's Rodney Crowell playing guitar and singing with friends, live and in real time. The revelations are in the reveling, and in Crowell's joyful ownership of songs that have become dear companions. We arrive as honored guests, here to listen to an artist's true self.

Date & Time
3/14/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys - (March 15, 2019) Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$29.95 -$39.95 -$49.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 -$47.95 -$57.95 -$67.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center This show on sale on Jul 27th, 2018 at 10am! Los Lonely Boys: Austin, Texas - Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park. The story of how the Garza brothers - vocalist/guitarist Henry, bassist/vocalist and drummer/ vocalist Ringo - rode their bluesy "Texican rock" sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock's great Cinderella tales. But the story of how they've persevered in the face of subsequent challenges is just as compelling. In 2013, they canceled 43 shows and paused work on their last album, Revelation, after Henry was seriously hurt when he fell from a stage in Los Angeles. A couple of years previously, vocal cord nodules had forced Jojo to stop singing for months. And in 2015, their mother passed away Their strong brotherly bond helped them through those rough spots - just as it did when they made the hard decision to step out from under their father's musical leadership and form their own band after performing with him since childhood. The desire to follow their musical muse still drives them today, according to Jojo "There is no rest for those who are chosen to be musicians," he says. "Ideas for songs are constant. We are being charged with what will be spread through our songs. We want to make music that brings people together "We're all about having a good time, but we also make an effort to write about subjects that matter. Life, death, love, hate, compassion, transgression, light, darkness, truth; they're what we've always been about. We're not interested in songs about how you look and what kind of car you drive and how much money you have. We want to create music that's about the love and energy and spirit we all carry. It comes from a bigger source than ourselves." That's why they titled their 2014 release Revelation. Its songs were meant to serve as mirrors of sorts, reflecting aspects of our lives in ways that reveal new insights. "As musicians and artists," Jojo says, "we're here to connect with people." Released on their LonelyTone imprint under Austin-based indie label Playing in Traffic Records, Revelation maintains the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock 'n' roll and rootsy soul that's long endeared Los Lonely Boys to their fiercely loyal fans. Flawless harmonies and soaring solos remain trademarks, but in these songs, they explore rhythms from conjunto ("Blame It On Love") to reggae ("Give A Little More"), along with rustic acoustic textures ("It's Just My Heart Talkin'") and baroque pop shadings ("There's Always Tomorrow"). "We're always trying to broaden our horizons musically," Jojo says. "We're always looking for new ways to communicate, so we experimented with different sounds and production approaches." They also turned to co-writers, including Americana icon Radney Foster, pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quinones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco. Their scare with Henry caused all three brothers to re-examine not only how they make music, but how they conduct their lives. "The whole experience was a wake-up call," Jojo admits. "It reminded us of what's really important." Once again, they affirmed that's family. And music. For this trio, the two are inseparable. In fact, the sons of Enrique "Ringo" Garza Sr. are a second-generation sibling band; their dad and his brothers played conjunto as the Falcones before the elder Garza formed a band with his sons. They were still teens when he moved them to Nashville, hoping to hit career paydirt. But their big break came after they returned to Texas and began playing Austin clubs in the early 2000s. One day, Willie Nelson's nephew heard some demos. Next thing they knew, Willie showed up at a gig. Then he showcased them at Farm Aid, fronted recording time at his famed Pedernales Studio and even guested on their album. Released in 2003 on startup label Or Records, Los Lonely Boys got picked up by Epic and rereleased. Propelled by its No. 1 single, "Heaven," it wound up selling over 2 million copies, spending 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and earning them a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. Their dream-come-true rise was chronicled in the documentary, Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads, directed by fellow San Angelo native Hector Galan. Another dream came true when Carlos Santana invited them to guest on his 2005 album, All That I Am. They also released Live at the Fillmore that year. Their father and Nelson joined them on 2006's Sacred, and in 2007, their cover of John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" became the second single from the album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. Forgiven and Christmas Spirit arrived in 2008, followed in 2009 by 1969, an all-covers EP homage to rock's most influential era and their first LonelyTone release through Playing in Traffic Records. Then they traveled to Iraq to entertain American troops and embarked on an acoustic tour, documented with the 2010 album, Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live. Rockpango came in 2011. They're now creating follow-ups to Revelation's musical outpouring. If anything, Jojo says, life's upheavals have tightened their bond even more. "We stick together," he adds, "and we're trying to pass on that feeling of brotherhood, of familia, in all the music we make."

Date & Time
3/15/2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Shipshewana Event Center
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