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South Shore Brewery Trail
Discover your favorite ale, stout or lager at one of the region's 21 breweries… more
Ameristar Casino East Chicago
The South Shore's lakefront casinos rival no other in the Midwest for excitement and action… more
Hotels Northwest Indiana Staybridge Suites
Find a place to stay during your visit… more

South Shore Rocks!

We have big-name entertainment on stages across northwest Indiana this summer - covering classic rock to country.

You can catch musical acts like Boyz II Men, Matthew Sweet, George Thorogood, Martina McBride and even Ludacris this summer. Mellow out with the sounds of Pink Floyd with Echoes of Pompeii, a tribute band or classical music featuring the orchestra.

The South Shore is home to indoor concert venues as well, offering top-name performers year-round at the Star Plaza Theatre and four lakefront casinos. Hop along the South Shore Brewery Trail for additional live entertainment at one of the region's 20+ breweries.

South Shore Rocks

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Special Events

Dream Theater

October 29, 2016

Dream Theater’s fans expect the best, always, and they welcome progression, change, and the pursuit of creative muses in equal measure. It’s this tireless devotion that’s allowed cofounders John Petrucci (guitar) and John Myung (bass), enduring cornerstones James LaBrie (vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keys), and five-years-deep Mike Mangini (drums) to build a liberating creative en... More

Moody Blues

November 03, 2016

The Moody Blues return to our stage this November with their Fly Me High Tour. In an endless sea of rock and pop formats, The Moody Blues have distinguished themselves through four decades as that shimmering jewel vindicating rock music as a substantial artistic contribution to Western culture. Since the 60’s, as a part of the historic original British invasion of Supergroups, ... More

REO Speedwagon

November 05, 2016

Supergroup REO SPEEDWAGON first hit the charts in 1978 with the now classic "Roll With The Changes," followed by their first #1 single "Keep On Loving You." Boasting original members Neal Doughty on keyboards, Bruce Hall on bass, and the unmistakable voice of Kevin Cronin, plus Dave Amato on lead guitar and Bryan Hitt on drums, REO is still hailed as one of the best live shows ... More

Engelbert Humperdinck

November 06, 2016

Engelbert exploded on to the music scene in the sixties with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His sixties did not so much swing as rage. The shy handsome boy catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness... More

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang

November 12, 2016

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang together on our stage.  Buddy Guy is a titan of the blues. At age 78, he's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock legends, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues. He has received six Grammy Awards, along with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 B... More

Veteran Appreciation Events

November 12, 2016

The City of Hammond celebrates its 3rd annual Veteran Appreciation Day parade. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd street and ends at the Hessville Park Veteran Memorial. Some of the parade participants include members of local American Legions and VFW posts, musical entertainment from high school bands, antique military vehicles, entertainment from Those F... More

On-Going Events

Barnyard Jams at County Line Orchard

September 03, 2016 to October 30, 2016 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Enjoy some barnyard fun at the orchard with live entertainment! See website for dates and times. More

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Uniquely South Shore
Northwest Indiana’s very own candy factory boasts the world’s best gummies! Tour the factory and experience your favorites being made, see the world’s tallest chocolate waterfall and sample some of the best candies around!…more
What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun family playground that everyone will enjoy! From the Dairy Adventure and Birthday Barn, to the Cheese Factory and Mooville, Fair Oaks Farms will keep the family entertained, and well-fed, for a full day of education and fun!…more
When a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station, they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It's up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impression" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier. Guests & managers are able to nominate an employee who consistently "goes the extra mile."…more
Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
With five different casinos, Northwest Indiana offers much excitement and action along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! With decadent restaurants, world class entertainment and floors (and floors) of slots and table games, your night is just getting started when you test your luck at one of our casinos.…more
A breathtaking adventure awaits at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, home to a plethora of diverse natural resources. The National Park is comprised of more than 15,000 acres of sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. It provides visitors with opportunities for bird watching, camping, 45 miles of hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.…more
Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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