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Learn About the Birds and Bees in Shipshewana

by Laurie Sherck It seems that people are quite interested in the birds and the bees when they come to Shipshewana. I wanted to...

Shipshewana Spring Bucket List

by Laurie Sherck Ready to say good-bye to grey skies and begin to celebrate Spring? I thought so! A road trip to Shipshewana just...

New Blue Gate Performing Arts Center Announced

Shipshewana, IN- (March 14, 2019) This week, Blue Gate Theatre announced the construction of a new 1500+ seat, $3 million dollar...

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Shipshewana Flea Market Open

Wednesday, June 26, 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

Wednesday, June 26, 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...

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1:00pm
(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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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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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
6/25/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
6/25/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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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
6/26/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
6/26/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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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
6/27/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Dixie Melody Boys

Spreading the eternal message of Christ without compromise is the foundation and cornerstone of any career in the ministry of the Gospel. Many talented vocalists and musicians step onto concert stages across the country each week; however, only the faithful and dedicated overcome the pressures of life on the road to delight in the blessings that are reaped by the faithful servant. Ed O'Neal, whose name has been synonymous with Gospel Music for over 50 years, can certainly be labeled as one of the faithful and dedicated. O'Neal joined The Dixie Melody Boys in 1961 and became owner and manager of the quartet just a few years later. During the past five decades The Dixie Melody Boys, led by O'Neal have enjoyed tremendous success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music's leading fan and trade publication. In the realm of personal achievement, a highlight of O'Neal's career came in September of 2000 when he was named recipient of the Marvin Norcross Award, the highest honor presented at The Singing News Fan Awards Ceremony each year. He was presented this Award in recognition of his long-time service to his community, as well as the Southern Gospel Music industry. Additionally, in October of 2004 he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed each year to Gospel Music legends. Over the years, The Dixie Melody Boys have been featured on such popular television programs as The Ralph Emery Show and Primetime Country. They have appeared at Carowinds Theme Park, Six Flags Over Georgia and Dollywood Theme Park. Southern Gospel radio stations nationwide consistently fill the airwaves with the music of The Dixie Melody Boys. Throughout the past four decades, hit songs have flowed their way in bunches. In fact, they have enjoyed more than 20 Top 40 hits, including eight Top 10 releases. The thrill and excitement of performing experienced by each Dixie Melody Boy night after night is most evident at each concert. Their goal of delivering a first-class performance filled with excitement, energy and lots of great traditional, Southern Gospel Music are traits which have proven to play an essential role in the success they have enjoyed. These characteristics, united with their desire to never compromise their responsibility to spread the Gospel through Southern Gospel Music in a Christ-like, professional manner have allowed The Dixie Melody Boys to firmly establish their place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music. As the Dixie Melody Boys have found, the miles on the road may sometimes be long, but God continues to bless the hard work of His faithful servants, as He continually offers new excitement with each new endeavor. One would think that after 50 years, a group would grow complacent and rest on its laurels, but the current line-up of the Dixie Melody Boys immediately disproves that theory. Still anchored by bass, Ed O' Neal, along with quartet veteran Josh Garner at lead and newcomers, Willie Sawrey and Jerry Skaggs, baritone and tenor respectively, today's Dixie Melody Boys are determined to continue their great legacy while breaking new ground in Southern Gospel music. With perhaps the strongest vocal combination the group has seen in its illustrious history, the Dixie Melody Boys strive to present the very best in quartet music to glorify the Savior and uplift the sinner and saint, alike. Dixie Melody Boys - (June 27, 2019) 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!

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6/27/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Midwest Draft Horse Classic Show

FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH -Draft Horse Hitch Show ~ 10am -Lightweight Horse Pull ~ 1:30pm -Six Horse Hitch (Round 1) ~ 5pm -Cowboy Mounted Shooting ~ 6:30pm SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH -Draft Horse Hitch Show ~ 10am -Cowboy Mounted Shooting ~ 1pm -Six Horse Hitch (Round 2) ~ 4pm -Heavyweight Horse Pull ~ 5:30pm CONTACT INFO: Mark Hochstetler @ 419-307-4505 midwestdrafthorseclassic@yahoo.com

Date & Time
6/28/2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location
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

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6/28/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Jeff Parker

Jeff is a proud Kentucky native who learned to play guitar from his father, Vester, when he was just 6 years old. After tackling the guitar, he moved on to other instruments, until at age 12 he was inspired by Harold Russell of the Russell Brothers to play mandolin. Soon after, Jeff joined his dad and other family members, playing at area churches and radio stations, and they became known as the Sounds of Gospel. When he was 19, Jeff left the Sounds of Gospel and joined Train 45, The Bluegrass Drifters, and other acts. He then became a member of Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, where he played mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle and sang harmony vocals in the staff band from 1986 to 1994. He also performed with The Parker Brothers, a featured bluegrass act at Renfro Valley. They were named Best Bluegrass Band at Renfro in 1992. In 1994 Jeff was awarded Best Harmony Singer, and in 1991 he was named Best Instrumentalist. After leaving Renfro Valley, Jeff spent five years in the group Wilderness Trail, which he formed with his brother Mike. In October 2001 Jeff joined The Lonesome River Band as mandolin player and tenor singer. He spent the next five years with LRB and recorded three albums with them. Jeff has recorded two solo albums. The latest, Go Parker! released in 2012 and Two Roads to Travel, both on Lonesome Day Records. Jeff has performed or recorded with other acts including Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Rick Bartley, Aaron McDaris, Wildfire, David Marshall, Jason Davis, Linda Lay, Larry Sparks, Tony Rice and the late Larry Rice. He joined Dailey & Vincent in January 2007. Jeff Parker - (June 28, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

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6/28/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Midwest Draft Horse Classic Show

FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH -Draft Horse Hitch Show ~ 10am -Lightweight Horse Pull ~ 1:30pm -Six Horse Hitch (Round 1) ~ 5pm -Cowboy Mounted Shooting ~ 6:30pm SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH -Draft Horse Hitch Show ~ 10am -Cowboy Mounted Shooting ~ 1pm -Six Horse Hitch (Round 2) ~ 4pm -Heavyweight Horse Pull ~ 5:30pm CONTACT INFO: Mark Hochstetler @ 419-307-4505 midwestdrafthorseclassic@yahoo.com

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6/29/2019 10:00am - 7:30pm
Location
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
6/29/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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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
7/2/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/2/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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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
7/3/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/3/2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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July 4th Extended Shipshewana Flea Market

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.

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7/4/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/4/2019 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
7/5/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Inspirations

Inspirations - (July 05, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now! A household name in any musical genre, the Inspirations are models of consistency in the Southern Gospel Music field. The Inspirations originated in 1964 when Martin Cook, a chemistry teacher at Swain County High in Bryson City, NC, and a few of his students and friends held nightly singing sessions in the basement of his home, purely for fun. Two year later (1966), Martin, a lifetime singer of Gospel songs and an accomplished pianist, two of his high school students (Archie Watkins and Ronnie Hutchins), one of his former students (Jack Laws) and an eighth grader (Troy Burns) went on the road to sing in the big leagues of professional Gospel Music. The Inspirations immediately took Southern Gospel Music by storm and have remained at its forefront since while achieving tremendous popularity and success. They make up a four-part harmony quartet with an unmistakable sound, striking the medium Of traditional Southern Gospel and country. The Inspirations have traveled nearly five million miles to sing to Americana in seemingly every place from the smallest hamlet in the middle of nowhere to the major cities. They have sung in almost every state in the Union, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as in Canada. They have also hosted tours to Europe, the Bahamas and the Holy Land. The Inspirations have also sung to the Florida State Legislature, at the North Carolina State Fair and are regulars at the National Quartet Convention, the premier Southern Gospel Music event, held in Pigeon Forge, TN. Realizing that a sound link should exist between the singing at concerts and a business structure for a professional singing group of their stature, the Inspirations set up a regular business corporation in 1971. And always seeking to adhere to the highest standards of Christian principles, the Inspirations even went as far as drawing up a notarized list of "by-laws" in 1973 to rule their conduct as singers and musicians. They still abide by those guidelines. It is no secret that the Inspirations live what they sing. "Delivering the Goods" to the people through an endless string of quality songs has become the Inspirations trademark. Many of their songs have been automatic hit makers. They have had more songs than any group on Singing News Magazine (the printed voice of Southern Gospel Music) Radio Charts. Three were voted Song of The Year: Jesus Is Coming Soon (called the Song of the Twentieth Century by many Southern Gospel historians and other knowledgeable analysts), Touring That City and Jesus Is Mine. Ironically, Touring That City remained atop the radio charts for five consecutive months and was immediately followed by yet another Inspirations song, When I Wake Up (To Sleep No More), which occupied the top of the charts for eight more months. Jesus Is Mine dominated the charts for four months. The Inspirations have also had three Singing News Favorite Gospel Songs in the past eleven years with I'll Not Turn My Back On Him Now, We Need To Thank God and I Have Not Forgotten, in 2002, '03 and '07, respectively. The Inspirations have received more than two dozen Singing News Fan Awards, including Favorite Gospel Group or Favorite Male Quartet eight times. They have also received and been nominated for many other awards, honors and distinctions, as a group, a band and individual singers and musicians. Three happenings significantly boosted the Inspirations rise in Southern Gospel music: appearing twelve consecutive years (1969-'81) on the nationally- televised Gospel Singing Jubilee; being featured on the CBS-TV Evening News in 1970; and becoming the first group to sell more than a million records on the Canaan label. The Inspirations were also featured with the Happy Goodman Family in noted gospel music promoter J.G. Whitfield's "Battle of Songs" that packed arenas across America every weekend in 1974. But their greatest accomplishment may be developing their homecoming "Singing In The Smokies," which they have promoted since 1966 and grew to become the largest Gospel singing festival in America. The Inspirations' first such homecoming singing was held on the old Sylva-Webster football field in Sylva, NC. The homecoming eventually became multi-day concerts, and in 1970, was moved to the Sossamon Airport in Bryson City. Four years later (1974), the singing relocated to the old, defunct Bryson City Airport between Bryson City and Cherokee, which overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains and was renamed "Inspiration Park." The singing then moved indoors to the plush Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center in nearby Franklin, NC in 2009. It moved back to Inspiration Park in 2012 where homecoming concerts continue to be held twice yearly with Independence Week (July 4th Week) and Fall Color (third Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October) Festivals. Most of Gospel music's headliner groups and several of its leading regional groups traditionally join the Inspirations in appearing at the Singing In The Smokies. Cook has been a constant member of the Inspirations. Besides being its pianist in a full, live band, he is the group's manager and emcee. The other Inspirations include: Harold Reid, tenor; Matt Dibler, lead; Roland Kesterson, baritone; Joe Brown, bass; Luke Vaught, baritone, steel and rhythm guitarist and part-time pianist; and Myron Cook, son of Martin Cook, upright bass guitarist. Originating in the heart of God, developed in His word and will, the Inspirations continue to spread the gospel through their music with enthusiasm, vigor and an unyielding dedication as they have since their formation.

Date & Time
7/5/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre
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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
7/6/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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The McKameys (Farewell Tour)

If there is one word that describes The McKameys, it would be sincere. Each member of this Southern Gospel singing group is sincere in their love for the Lord, sincere in their love for the music they sing, and sincere in their need to spread the Word to others through their music. Organized as a trio of sisters -- Dora, Peg and Carol McKamey -- in 1954, the group is nearing its fifth decade of spreading love and blessings through the music they sing. Even though there have been several changes in the group's makeup, the wonderful harmonies, great songs and sheer joy of singing has never gone away. Whether they are performing "Roll The Burden On Me," "Even The Valley," "Right On Time," "Arise," or earlier hits like "Who Put The Tears" or "God On The Mountain," there is a light that shines through onstage and an energy that carries them through the night when they perform. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre

Date & Time
7/6/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre
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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
7/8/2019 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
7/9/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/9/2019 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
7/10/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/10/2019 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
7/11/2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Jim Brady Trio

Jim has a long history of music and singing. He began singing when he was five years old with his mom and dad and seven brothers and sisters. They called themselves The Brady Family, but were affectionately known as "The Christian Brady Bunch". He was raised in Houston, Texas. Today, Jim lives with his wife, Melissa, in Spring Hill, Tennessee. When Jim was sixteen he started writing songs and has since written over 100 songs. Many in the industry have recorded his songs including Ivan Parker, Lordsong, The Whisnants, Gold City, The Talleys, Legacy Five and The Booth Brothers. SoGospelNews awarded Jim Songwriter Of The Year for 2006. For almost 10 years, Jim sang with The Shulers. The trio was comprised of Jack Shuler (Melissa's dad), Melissa Shuler Brady and Jim. During that time The Shulers were nominated for Horizon Group of The Year (Singing News Fan Awards) and New Artist of the Year (SGMA). Several of their songs reached the top 20 and top 40 on the gospel charts. The Shulers were best known for their family harmony and original songs written by Jim and Melissa Brady. Not only does Jim bring a wonderful baritone blend to The Booth Brothers, but his songwriting skills and bass and acoustic guitar talents are a welcomed addition. Jim reveals that "I knew from the first note we sang together that something was special about the blend. Mosie Lister said I "sounded like a brother" and Jake Hess said "you fit". Michael, Ronnie and I are like-minded, not only in the music, but also in ministry. It is exciting to see how God is using this group." The main thing that Jim and Melissa, also a talented singer-songwriter, want people to know is: "What we do is always and only about the Lord and telling others about Him. When we write and when we sing it is our desire and our goal, first and foremost, to lift Him up in praise." Jim Brady Trio - (July 11, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
7/11/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre
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Shipshewana Breakfast Club

Every Friday Morning, July 12th to August 30th. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre July 12th- Lynda Tait Randle, as Bill Gaither has fondly introduced her for over a decade, was born in the inner city of Washington, D.C. She is the middle child of seven and feels blessed to have had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. Although her parents, Nathel and Maxine Tait, taught her and her siblings the love of Christ very early on, Lynda still experienced a tumultuous and painful childhood. Despite being led to the Lord at the young age of 12, it would be years later before she really experienced the freedom from bondage that only God could give, Music became a way out of pain and heartache for Lynda and as a result of this God-given gift, many doors of opportunity have opened up for her.

Date & Time
7/12/2019 8:30am - 11:30am
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Blue Gate Theatre
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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
7/12/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Mark Trammell Quartet

For over forty years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music. Something he says, "evolved from a dream to a life's call; from just singing to ministry." Many long time observers and followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time. He has won multiple awards as a singer and producer, and has been a member of four of Gospel Music's most acclaimed groups - The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. For most people, just being with one of these legendary groups would be the pinnacle of a career and justification for resting on your laurels. But for Mark now is not the time to kick back and relax. Instead, it is time to step into a fresh mission that focuses on evangelism through the seamless integration of Gospel Music and preaching - The Mark Trammell Quartet. If surrounding yourself with the right people is one of the keys of success, then Mark Trammell might be considered a 'master locksmith'. Since he was 15 years old, Mark has literally been surrounded by and sung with some of the most respected men in Southern Gospel Music including Ray Shelton, Eldridge Fox, Jim Hamill, Squire Parsons, Ray Reece, Tim Riley, Glen Payne, and George Younce. Mark Trammell Quartet - (July 12, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
7/12/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Lynda Randle

Lynda Tait Randle, as Bill Gaither has fondly introduced her for over a decade, was born in the inner city of Washington, D.C. She is the middle child of seven and feels blessed to have had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. Although her parents, Nathel and Maxine Tait, taught her and her siblings the love of Christ very early on, Lynda still experienced a tumultuous and painful childhood. Despite being led to the Lord at the young age of 12, it would be years later before she really experienced the freedom from bondage that only God could give, Music became a way out of pain and heartache for Lynda and as a result of this God-given gift, many doors of opportunity have opened up for her. Lynda's distinct alto voice has created opportunities for her to minister across the United States and around the world. Her gift has allowed her to share the stage with musical legends, from Andre Crouch to Gladys Knight. Lynda has opened for national sporting events and has had the distinct honor of being a musical guest for a Billy Graham crusade. She has been a favorite on the Gaither Homecoming Series and Videos. Her two most requested songs are "God On The Mountain" and "I'm Free." In 2005, she won a Dove Award for her album, "A Tribute To Mahalia Jackson." One remarkable element to Lynda and her ministry is her ability to quickly build rapport with audiences and draw them together regardless of age, race, or ethnicity. Her message and music is truly cross cultural. This is a theme that can be seen through her individual performances, women's conferences, books, and albums. Her most recent release,"Ageless Hymns: Songs of Joy" is the last in a series of three albums dedicated to specifically to those timeless, classic songs of the faith. This brand new "Songs of Joy" album is a lively collection of songs that will uplift, renew and encourage the soul.This project features favorites such as"Windows of Heaven," "Beulah Land,"" Heaven Came Down" and 'He Touched Me'. While many may know Lynda as a singer, songwriter, author, and TV personality, her most cherished roles are that of wife to Michael Randle and mother to her two precious daughters, Patience and Joy. Michael's background growing up on the streets of Kansas City's inner-city and his dramatic conversion experience give him a powerful voice to youth who find themselves in the same desperation he knew. Michael is currently the lead pastor at Mosaic Bible Fellowship, a new church plant in Kansas City, Missouri near the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. The Randles enjoy various occasions where they are able to minister together with Michael speaking and Lynda singing. Lynda Randle - (July 13, 2019) Showtime: 2:00pm | Doors Open: 1:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
7/13/2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre
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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
7/13/2019 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
7/15/2019 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
7/16/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/16/2019 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
7/17/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/17/2019 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
7/18/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Everly Brothers Experience

In January of 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed (acoustic guitars/vocals) and their partner (drummer in the group) Burleigh Drummond began developing The Everly Brothers Experience show. Since then they have celebrated the pivotal sounds of The Everly Brothers music with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and over seas in iconic clubs, theaters, performing arts centers, casinos, ballrooms, and coliseums. The Zmeds say, "We are not impersonators, Our aim is to honor the aesthetics of their iconic sound and honor their unique place in music history all while having a little fun telling our own personal story," and they do just that. Growing up with a father, (Adrian Zmed) as a traveling singer/dancer/actor (Grease 2 Bachelor Party, T.J. Hooker), and a mother (Barbara) as a second grade teacher in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Zmed Brothers continually strive to pay homage to their roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance. The 5 piece band consists of drums (Burleigh Drummond), electric guitar (rotating members), bass (rotating members), and the two singing brothers (Zachary and Dylan Zmed) up front with the signature Everly acoustic guitars. From 1957 to 1962 The Everly brothers sold more than 35 million records and had 35 billboard top -100 singles, 26 in the top 40, and still to this day, carry the record for most billboard charting hits of any American Duo. there success at that time, was only rivaled by Elvis. The Bird Dogs and The Zmed Brothers are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribut to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll singing sibling duo. Everly Brothers Experience (Tribute) - (July 18 & 19, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
7/18/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre
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Shipshewana Breakfast Club with Allison Speer

Every Friday Morning, July 12th to August 30th. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre New Speer Family George Thomas "Dad" Speer and Lena Brock "Mom" Speer formed the Speer Family singing group in 1921. With Dad's sister, Pearl, and her husband, Logan, they traveled, full time, by horse and buggy to church services, singings, and other events near their home in Alabama. Dad and Mom had four children; Brock, Rosa Nell, Mary Tom, and Ben. Dad was so studied in music that when each child was old enough to talk, they had to learn to talk on pitch. The girls eventually married and began families, leaving Brock, Ben, "Mom" and "Dad" Speer. Dad and Mom died in the mid-1960's leaving Brock and Ben to "adopt" other singers into the Singing Speer Family and the group carried on until their retirement in 1998, a consistent and unprecedented 77-year run.

Date & Time
7/19/2019 11:46am - 12:16pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre
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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
7/19/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Everly Brothers Experience (Tribute)

In January of 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed (acoustic guitars/vocals) and their partner (drummer in the group) Burleigh Drummond began developing The Everly Brothers Experience show. Since then they have celebrated the pivotal sounds of The Everly Brothers music with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and over seas in iconic clubs, theaters, performing arts centers, casinos, ballrooms, and coliseums. The Zmeds say, "We are not impersonators, Our aim is to honor the aesthetics of their iconic sound and honor their unique place in music history all while having a little fun telling our own personal story," and they do just that. Growing up with a father, (Adrian Zmed) as a traveling singer/dancer/actor (Grease 2 Bachelor Party, T.J. Hooker), and a mother (Barbara) as a second grade teacher in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Zmed Brothers continually strive to pay homage to their roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance. The 5 piece band consists of drums (Burleigh Drummond), electric guitar (rotating members), bass (rotating members), and the two singing brothers (Zachary and Dylan Zmed) up front with the signature Everly acoustic guitars. From 1957 to 1962 The Everly brothers sold more than 35 million records and had 35 billboard top -100 singles, 26 in the top 40, and still to this day, carry the record for most billboard charting hits of any American Duo. there success at that time, was only rivaled by Elvis. The Bird Dogs and The Zmed Brothers are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll singing sibling duo. Everly Brothers Experience (Tribute) - (July 18 & 19, 2019) Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now!

Date & Time
7/19/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre
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New Speer Family

New Speer Family George Thomas "Dad" Speer and Lena Brock "Mom" Speer formed the Speer Family singing group in 1921. With Dad's sister, Pearl, and her husband, Logan, they traveled, full time, by horse and buggy to church services, singings, and other events near their home in Alabama. Dad and Mom had four children; Brock, Rosa Nell, Mary Tom, and Ben. Dad was so studied in music that when each child was old enough to talk, they had to learn to talk on pitch. The girls eventually married and began families, leaving Brock, Ben, "Mom" and "Dad" Speer. Dad and Mom died in the mid-1960's leaving Brock and Ben to "adopt" other singers into the Singing Speer Family and the group carried on until their retirement in 1998, a consistent and unprecedented 77-year run. The last of the four Speer siblings of "Mom and Dad Speer" passed away in 2017, marking the end of an era. In 2018, a new season began with the formation of the New Speer Family. Third-generation Brian Speer, youngest child of Brock and Faye, is joined by his wife, industry veteran Allison Speer, Mike Allen, and exciting newcomer Ben Waites to form an exciting new sound, The New Speer Family. Brian relates, "When my sweet Aunt Rosie passed in 2017 it seemed like the history of the Speer Family might be lost altogether. Allison and I felt an urge to keep my family's heritage and their great music alive somehow. We asked two other Speer Family fans to join us and we began singing the great songs of Dad Speer." Their first recording, A Singing Heritage, showcases songs the Singing Speer Family sang at various times during their long reign as America's First Family of Gospel Music. "Six of the songs we recorded were written by my grandfather, Dad Speer. Most will be familiar to listeners, but at least one, "Hallelujah Chorus", may be new even to folks who have been followers of the Speer Family. The biggest song the Singing Speer Family ever recorded is the latest song we chose to record is "The King Is Coming" by Bill and Gloria Gaither and Chuck Milhuff. In all, this is a collection of great music that we hope will bless hearts as much as the original recordings did," says Brian. Allison Speer has been singing professionally for 33 years and shows no signs of slowing down. She has recorded 14 solo records and will continue to perform alone between New Speer Family concerts. Mike Allen has sung with notable groups such as Poet Voices, The Weatherfords, The Blackwood Quartet, Mike Lefever Quartet and traveled 15 years with the Gaither Homecoming Tour. Both Allison and Mike are regulars on the Gaither Homecoming video series. Ben Waites is an ordained minister and has a busy solo career. He has spent his life in a wheelchair and his ministry is powerful and exemplary. Ben is also a vocal coach and associate instructor for world-renowned instructor, Brett Manning, in Nashville, TN. "As Brian said, we started this group to perpetuate the great music of the Speer Family, and we're having a blast doing it," says Allison. "Answering God's call to do this has certainly has been rewarding. I hope listeners will enjoy listening and, better yet, singing along!" New Speer Family - (July 20, 2019) Showtime: 1:00pm | Doors Open: 12:30pm 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
7/20/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre
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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
7/20/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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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
7/22/2019 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
7/23/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
7/23/2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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Lauren Talley

Lauren Talley is one of Christian music's most dynamic talents and has inspired a generation of young people to serve the Lord. Born into a rich musical heritage, Lauren sang her forst solo at age 2 when she toddled onto the stage, interrupted her family's concert and announced she wanted to "thing." Lauren went on to make her own mark on the gospel music world as a member of her family group, The Talleys, with whom she received numerous awards, including a 2015 Dove Award for their song, "Hidden Heroes." Lauren's lead vocals shine on eleven number one hits for the group. She has recorded five solo albums, recently releasing the highly touted 2017 release, "The Gospel," which displays her skills as singer, producer and songwriter. She is also the author of "Songs In The Night," a companion devotional book to her 2010 album of the same title. Lauren performs solo concerts and is a featured singer and speaker for many women's conferences and special events across the country. She is frequently recognized for her appearances on numerous Gaither Homecoming videos and concerts, RFD-TV's "The Music City Show" and "In Touch" with Dr. Charles Stanley. In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Worship Arts from John Wesley University. When not traveling or recording her own music, Lauren often serves as studio background singer and producer for other recordings and works with emerging artists as a voice and performance coach. Lauren is a busy lady but always finds time to cheer on her beloved Tennessee Volunteers, drink sweet tea and spend time laughing with family and friends. "My job as a communicator is to give people the truth of the Gospel," Lauren says. "I want people to know that Jesus is everything - He's the Answer the world is searching for, He's the solution to all problems and He's the only One in whom we have real hope. He called me to give people His message when I was 12 years old, and fulfilling that call is all I've ever really wanted." Lauren Talley - (July 23, 2019) 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
7/23/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN
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