It's an extended Independence Day weekend celebration when we gather on the island behind the Century Center in South Bend Friday, July 5th for the second Meet Me on the Island event for the summer. It's the second event in WVPE's 2019 Four Winds Entertainment Series. Music will be provided by Darryl Buchanan's Soul Motown Allstars. WVPE thanks the Navarre Hospitality Group for supporting this event. Fireworks will cap off the evening brought to you by Visit South Bend Mishawaka. The fun starts at 5:30pm and wraps up at 10pm.
With the movie Rocketman sparking buzz about Elton John, 88.1 WVPE presents Early Elton, a lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973.
The South Bend Civic Theatre presents the musical Oliver! based on the Charles Dickens' novel about young Oliver Twist who falls into London's dark underworld and many adventures ensue.
Songs such as Consider Yourself have helped to make this show a beloved classic. The musical Oliver! is showing in the South Bend Civic Theatre's Wilson Auditorim July 12-27. More information about showtimes and tickets is available here:
Teacher by day and rapper by night, Joe Ruiz, may not have won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest - but it has given him a big break. He and his fellow musicians in Rhymer/Educator will open for Vanilla Ice July 14th at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.