February 2019 Community Events

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Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction

Every Wednesday through 12/18/19

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shipshewana Trading Place holds Antique & Miscellaneous Auctions every Wednesday, year-round, at 9 am.

Move from ring to ring catching the best deals on a wide variety of merchandise as six to ten auctioneers simultaneously sell inside the Shipshewana Antique Building every week.

Find furniture, antiques, primitives, art, glassware, pottery, household items, tools, sporting goods, architectural salvage, estate items, books, and the list goes on and on! Each Wednesday the auction is completely different as sellers from all over bring in their picks and finds.

An average auction will take from 9 am until 1 pm – 3 pm. The auction is held in the Shipshewana Auction Misc. & Antique Building (an 80′ by 200′ enclosed facility, heated in the winter and open-air in the summer). Restrooms and the Auction Snack Bar are located inside.

Every Wednesday we have people in attendance from all across the country. Many of our customers are here every week, both buyers and sellers, while every week there are people in attendance for the very first time. First time or for the last 40 years, we appreciate your business.

If you are interested in selling, give us a call at 260-768-4129 to reserve your auction space. If you are wanting to buy – one time or a box truck full, this is the place!

Web Link: https://shipshewanatradingplace.com/auctions/misc-antiques/


Admission fee: $3 Parking Fee from Memorial Day-Sept.

Location Information

Shipshewana Auction 

345 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana

Contact Information

Shipshwana Auction 

260.768.4129 

Shipshewana Livestock Auction

Every Wednesday through 12/18/19

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Shipshewana Livestock Auction is held every Wednesday, year-round as farmers from all over the Midwest come to trade hay, pigs, cows, sheep and goats.

Weekly Livestock Auction Schedule:

10 a.m. Hay

10:30 a.m. Feeder Pigs

11 a.m. Dairy Heifers / Dairy Cows

12:30 p.m. Feeder Cattle

2:30 p.m. Veal, Sheep, Lambs, Goats

4 p.m. Butcher Bulls, Fat Cattle, Cows

7 a.m. – noon Hog Market

 All livestock and hay auction buyers should get a buyer number in the livestock office prior to bidding. Please show your buyer number card when making purchases. There is a 5% buyer’s premium on purchases, which will be waived if you pay with cash or check.

For Livestock Appraisals, call Keith at 260-336-6008. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking at the Auction Restaurant located on site.

For more information about buying and selling at the Shipshewana Livestock Auction, or for a current livestock market report, visit: http://shipshewanatradingplace.com/auctions/livestock/

Location Information

Shipshewana Auction 

345 S Van Buren St. Shipshewana

Contact Information

Shipshwana Auction 

260.768.4129 

Shipshewana Horse Auction

Every Friday through 12/27/19

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Shipshewana Horse Auction is held every Friday, year-round. Horse lovers from all over the United States join us for our weekly auctions of driving, work, saddle horses, ponies, and tack.

Weekly Horse Auction Schedule:

10:30 a.m. Tack

12:30 p.m. Saddle Horses, Ponies, Work Horses, Loose Horses, Driving Horses

All horse and tack auction buyers should get a buyer number in the livestock office prior to bidding. Please show your buyer number card when making purchases. There is a 5% buyer’s premium on purchases, which will be waived if you pay with cash or check. All horses purchased should be picked up immediately following the sale. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking at the Auction Restaurant located on site. For more information about buying and selling at the Shipshewana Horse Auction, visit https://shipshewanatradingplace.com/auctions/horse/

Location Information

Shipshewana Auction 

345 S Van Buren St. Shipshewana 

Contact Information

Shipshwana Auction 

260.768.4129 

PJ Party at the MEC

STARTS 2/1/19  ENDS 2/2/19

Fri 3pm – 9pm

Sat 7am  – 5 pm

You can shop through Vendors from throughout Michiana who offer their merchandise in one great warm location, in the comfort of your pajamas.  This is a great spot to see vendors from just outside Shipshewana that want to show you their offerings.  Lots of door prizes!

Shipshewana IN- The inns, hotels and B & B’s have already started to accept your reservations for the annual Shipshewana Pajama Sale, as hundreds make plans for their annual trip for overnight pajama parties, and early morning shopping in their jammies. Most stores open doors at 6 a.m. and some even earlier.

This event gathers people from LaGrange County and hundreds of people around the tri-state area who come annually to take advantage of the sales. Giveaways, drawings and deep discounts make this event a destination for hundreds of women, and even men, in large and small travel groups. Neither cold, snow or deep fog has deterred determined shoppers in the past. Make your reservation today at one of our local hotels. See you all bright and early February 2, 2019.

Admission $5 at the door, parking is free!

Location Information

Michiana Event Center 

455 E Farver St., Shipshewana 

Contact Information

Jeff Fought 

260.768.7300 

The Kingsmen

STARTS 2/1/19 ENDS 2/1/19

Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm

For more than a half a century, no group has secured such a far reaching legacy like that of The Kingsmen Quartet. Since 1956, this group has risen from humble beginnings in the mountains of western North Carolina to one of the most beloved and innovative groups in Christian music. Countless renowned artists have been a part of this great lineage; such as Eldridge Fox, “Big” Jim Hamill, Ray Dean Reese, Squire Parsons, Johnny Parrack, Anthony Burger, Ernie Phillips, Gary Sheppard, and a host of others. The momentum has not stopped as this group continues to help define the Southern Gospel genre for a whole new generation of music lovers, perhaps more so than any other group.

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Contact Information

Blue Gate 

260.768.4725 

Jamey Johnson

STARTS 2/2/19 ENDS 2/2/19

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm

Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification. In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.

In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard. In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year’s best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $29.95-$99.95 | Dinner and Theater - $47.95-$117.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana 

Contact Information

Blue Gate 

260.768.4725 

LaGrange Annual Super Bowl Chili Shuffle

STARTS 2/2/19 ENDS 2/2/19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and support this annual fundraiser for Focus LaGrange!  Proceeds stay in the community!

Admission fee: $5 for adults 12/under FREE

Location Information

Romer's Restaurant and All Occasions Banquet Hall

Pajama Day Sale

STARTS 2/2/19 ENDS 2/2/19

6:00am

The inns, hotels and B & B’s have already started to accept your reservations for the annual Shipshewana Pajama Sale, as hundreds make plans for their annual trip for overnight pajama parties, and early morning shopping in their jammies. Most stores open doors at 6 a.m. and some even earlier.

This event gathers people from LaGrange County and hundreds of people around the tri-state area who come annually to take advantage of the sales. Giveaways, drawings and deep discounts make this event a destination for hundreds of women, and even men, in large and small travel groups. Neither cold, snow or deep fog has deterred determined shoppers in the past. Make your reservation today at one of our local hotels.

Location Information

Throughout Shipshewana 

Collin Raye

STARTS 2/8/19 ENDS 2/8/19

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm

Born Floyd Elliot Wray on August 22, 1960 in De Queens, Arkansas, country artist Collin Raye was one of the true hit makers of the 1990’s. Collin still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals alone. With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.

Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.”

Collin shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. Listeners were so moved by this golden and pure voice that this song set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful and emotional songs that have often been used for weddings, anniversaries, memorial services and funerals. When “Little Rock”, an anthem for those struggling with addition recovery, hit the chart in 1994, its video led to over 100,000 phone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from folks seeking help in their addictions. “Not That Different” was a song that pleaded for tolerance. “In This Life” became a wedding favorite, and “I Think About You” won awards for its song and video which exposed the exploitation of women and children.

Collin Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Among the organizations he has supported are Boys Town, First Steps, Al-Anon, Special Olympics, Country Cares About AIDS, Catholic Relief Services, Parade of Pennies, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence, The Emily Harrison Foundation, Childhelp USA, Silent Witness National Initiative, Easter Seals, The Life and Hope Network, and Make a Difference Day. It came as no surprise when in 2001 at the Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented Collin Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year award in recognition of Collin’s issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work. The man who has topped the charts with such great songs as “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second”, “That Was a River”, “Anyone Else”, and “If I were you” continues to touch hearts across the globe in both traditional and new ways . Collin Raye’s new outreach is very personal. In 2010, after the loss of his precious 10 year old grandchild, Haley, Collin and his daughter Britanny (Haley’s mother) established The Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation to honor her memory. The Foundation supports and assists families of the cognitively and physically disabled with a primary emphasis on supplying wheelchairs and other necessary medical equipment to elevate the quality of life for the disabled family member in need. Collin wrote a very special song for Haley called, “She’s with me”, which carries a powerful message for families of special needs children. Additionally, in 2011 Collin released his first inspirational album, His Love Remains, which quickly shot to #1 on Amazon for inspirational and religious music. Collin continues to perform his traditional country music across America and abroad and has added Christian and Catholic concerts to his tour schedule as well. His autobiography, That’s My Story: The Undefeated Life of Collin Raye, is set for release in early 2014. He currently resides in Nashville, TN with his daughter, Britanny and granddaughter, Mattie.

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $19.95-$59.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95-$77.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana 

Contact Information

260.768.4725 

Phil Wickham

STARTS 2/9/19 ENDS 2/9/19

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm

In 2014, Phil Wickham didn’t know whether or not he’d ever be able to sing again.

He’d gone to the doctor, having canceled a string of concerts because his throat was bothering him. He could barely talk. The doctors ran a few tests and discovered a vocal polyp – a small lesion on his vocal cord. They could remove it, but the healing process would take time. Phil wouldn’t be able to speak for a month, and after that, there were no guarantees his voice would ever be the same. He might not even be able to sing professionally anymore.

All of this had come a few months into the process of writing his seventh album, but it was a struggle. “It’d become this mundane thing – more a job than a passion,” Phil says. “I didn’t know what to write. I’d sit down to write a song, and I’d think ‘What do I say?’ I could say the same stuff I’d already said on old albums over again, but I didn’t want to do that. I needed a personal awakening.”

Then came the vocal polyp, the doctors, and the month of silence. Very suddenly, Phil’s whole future was thrown into question. “I remember a few days after the diagnosis, I was on my knees asking God for some peace and clarity and a sense of Him in it all. All of the sudden I had this strong sense of Gods presence there with me. There have only been a few times in my life where I felt, undeniably, His voice speaking to me. This was one of them.  He said my identity is not in what I do, but it’s in who He says I am. He said ‘I’m your father. You’re my child. Trust me.'”

Given a new sense of passion and freedom, Phil sat down to do what had proven so difficult just a few months earlier. He sat down to write some songs.

“I started writing songs out of this reawakening in my heart,” he says. “I still didn’t know if I was going to be able to sing a whole record of them. But I had a freedom and a lightness in my heart. That’s why I called the record Children of God. The way I feel about the record, that excitement and freshness, I feel like it’s my first record all over again. I feel refreshed. I have a new sound and a new heart. I can’t wait to get on the road and play these songs.”

That zeal is evident on Children of God’s first single, “Your Love Awakens Me,” a rollicking, massive worship anthem with an unforgettable chorus that dares you not to dance along. “I feel like my heart’s been reawakened to passion and purpose. That’s where the song came from,” Phil explains. “I definitely wanted the lyrics to be very communal in a way that wasn’t specific to my situation, but is specific to everyone’s situation who is going through something hard. The music coupled with the lyrics and celebrating God’s love and wanting more of Him – I hope that will inspire people.”

And yes, Phil does sing on the album. Two weeks into his healing process, the doctors told him they didn’t even see any scarring on his throat. He didn’t even need to remain silent for the whole month. He spent some time in vocal therapy and now, Phil’s voice is back and as good as it ever was. And his spirit is better than it ever has been. “I felt totally free making this record,” he says. “I had an awesome time making it. I just feel like I’ve been reawakened.”

That shows on every single song of Children of God, not only in the words, but in the music, and the heart behind the songs. Fans of Phil’s music will find the same energy and talent coursing throughout the album, but they’ll hear something else too. A freedom. An energy. A confidence. It’s infectious.

It’s what comes from knowing you’re a child of God.

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $19.95-$54.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95-$72.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana

Contact Information

Blue Gate 

260.768.4725 

Valentine’s Celebration with Anita Renfroe

STARTS 2/14/19 ENDS 2/16/19

Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm 

Evening Includes: A Special Dinner and Theatre and a Rose for your Sweetheart.

Entertainment:

Anita Renfroe (Comedian)

Special Lamp-Lit Dinner Buffet including Prime Rib, Our Famous Fried Chicken, Roast Beef and much more!

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $24.95 | Dinner and Theater - $42.95

Location Information

Blue Gate Theatre 

175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana

Contact Information

Blue Gate 

260.768.4725 

America

STARTS 2/15/19 ENDS 2/15/19

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm

America – Front Row Package – $250 per ticket package – Limited to 24 persons

One front row ticket

Autographed “HITS” 40th Anniversary Edition CD

Holiday Harmony CD

Specially designed America tour shirt

America tote bag

Set of America guitar picks

Exclusive America VIP merchandise item (sticker)

Commemorative tour laminate

Very limited availability

*VIP merchandise items will distributed to fans at the show.

America – VIP Tour Package – $199 per ticket package

One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-10

Autographed “HITS” 40th Anniversary Edition CD

Holiday Harmony CD

Specially designed America tour shirt

America tote bag

Set of America guitar picks

Exclusive America VIP merchandise item (sticker)

Commemorative tour laminate

Limited availability

*VIP merchandise items will distributed to fans at the show.

The year 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek’s more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics.

America’s albums–six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four plus million in sales–displayed a fuller range of the trio’s talents than did their singles. Their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath; from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displayed a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains.

Enjoying massive success early in their career, America earned their stripes as musical soldiers on the battlefield amidst the excess, craziness and chaos of the 70’s. The trio won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1972 and began working with George Martin and Geoff Emerick in 1974. This successful team went on to record seven albums and several Top Ten hits, including “Tin Man” and “Sister Golden Hair”.

By the mid-70s, inter-band conflicts combined with an exhaustive touring and recording schedule exacted its toll on the group. With Peek’s departure from the fold in 1977, Gerry Beckley & Dewey Bunnell rose to the challenge and carried on as a duo. Shifts in sound and direction, changes in producers and managers, and a renewed dedication to the craft of songwriting helped rocket America to the upper reaches of the pop charts in 1982 with their smash single, “You Can Do Magic.” During this tumultuous time in their career, Beckley and Bunnell immersed themselves in their craft, infusing a newfound maturity into their rich body of work. Their growth as singers, songwriters and musicians has continued into the present day as illustrated by landmark releases such as 2000’s Highway 3-disc box set, 2002’s Holiday Harmony, an album comprised of seasonal classics and live showcases, 2007’s Here & Now, 2009’s Live In Concert: Wildwood Springs and 2011’s Back Pages.

From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal. “I think that the ingredients of the America sound are the basic fundamentals that translate internationally,” explains Beckley. “The Italians are huge fans of dance music, but they also love a ballad–they’re romantic at heart. It’s the same in the Far East. A lot of times in these countries, we see people singing along, and they don’t really know what the words mean. Music is truly the international language.”

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana

Contact Information

Blue Gate 

260.768.4725 

The Midwest Home & Yard Show

STARTS 2/15/19 ENDS 2/16/19

Show Hours:

Friday February 15th from 1pm – 8pm

Saturday February 16th from 8am – 5pm

Now in it’s 8th year, the show will now be held at the all-new Michiana Event Center located in Shipshewana, Indiana! It may be cold outside, but this show will be the perfect spot for you to beat that dreaded cabin fever and start thinking SPRING! Come browse and shop through hundreds of vendors showing you the latest in home design, outdoor gardening, landscaping, BBQ’ing and much, much more!

Location Information

Michiana Event Center 

455 E Farver St., Shipshewana

Contact Information

Jeff Fought 

260.768.3300 

Ricky Nelson Remembered

STARTS 2/21/19 ENDS 2/21/19

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm

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”.

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $19.95-44.95 | Dinner and Theater -$37.95-$62.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana 

Contact Information

260.768.4725 

8th Annual Michiana Camping & RV Show

STARTS 2/22/19 ENDS 2/24/19

Show hours are:

Friday February 22nd 10:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday February 23rd 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday February 24th 10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Location Information

Michiana Event Center 

455 E Farver St., Shipshewana

Contact Information

Jeff Fought 

260.768.3300 

The Michiana Friesian Sale

STARTS 2/22/19 ENDS 2/23/19

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)

Location Information

Michiana Event Center 

455 E Farver St., Shipshewana

Contact Information

Jeff Fought 

260.768.3300 

Artimus Pyle Band: Honoring the Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd

STARTS 2/22/19 ENDS 2/22/19

Showtime: 7:30pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm

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!

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $19.95-$44.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95-$62.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana 

Contact Information

Blue Gate 

260.768.4725 

Kentucky Headhunters with special guest Confederate Railroad

STARTS 2/23/19 ENDS 2/23/19

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm

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.

Admission fee: Tickets Only - $19.95-$59.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95-$77.95

Location Information

Shipshewana Event Center 

760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana 

Contact Information

260.768.4725 

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The Hostetler Team

The mother daughter team. Kara Rosentreter joined her mother Cynthia Hostetler in real estate on 2017 and together we are known as THE HOSTETLER TEAM. We pride ourselves on being there for all of ou....

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