12 Places for Live Music & Theatre

Indiana’s Cool North draws thousands of visitors each year to visit the dunes, experience Amish culture, or relax lakeside; but they also have a surprising secret – professional theater performances and concerts that are top-notch.   Regional theaters and music festivals add to the diverse options in the region.   These performance venues are an easy drive from just about any place in the region.  Here's where to find the live music and theatre scene.

Elkhart Jazz Festival

Lively Summer Festivals Spell Fun Across Indiana’s Cool North


June 22-25, 2023

The Jazz Festival has been Elkhart’s signature event since 1988, when the Band Instrument Capital of the World celebrates four days of jazz.

More than 100 performers take the stage at various venues in this internationally acclaimed event.

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  • 63 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 66 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 87 Minutes to South Shore

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