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.

NWI & I-65 Interstate Chili Cook-off



May 6-7, 2023

This 2-day Chili cook-off in Merrillville is a benefit for the St Joseph’s Carmelite Home.  Come sample chili and enjoy great music.

Cooks will be competing for a spot in the world championships – so expect some good chili!

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  • 28 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 42 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 84 Minutes to Elkhart County

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