Beginning Aug 31 visitors can experience nearly 30 musical groups during the four day Rock N Rail Music and Street Festival in downtown Griffith. Festivities will take place Aug 31 from 5:00 p.m.-midnight; Sept 1 from 5:00 p.m.-midnight, Sept 2 from noon -midnight and Sept 3 from 1:00 p.m.-midnight. This festival is free and open to the public.

Among the music acts you can hear American English on Thursday; Echoes of Pompeii on Friday; Old Friends and A1A Jimmy Buffett on Saturday and Denny Diamond on Sunday among dozens of other bands.

A second stage for live entertainment will be located in the beer garden. Rock N Rail's family beer garden has been expanded this year and will be two blocks long. Food vendors and a KidZone will also be on-site at the festival throughout the weekend.

"Rock N Rail was created nine years ago to showcase the revitalization of Griffith's downtown. We are proud, nine years later, to showcase a fully occupied downtown. Griffith offers one of the top downtowns and festivals in Northwest Indiana," said Rick Ryfa, Town of Griffith.

Rock N Rail will also feature a Car Show on Broad Street Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Follow updates online at www.facebook.com/rocknrail or at www.griffith.in.gov. Rock N Rail will take place in Downtown Griffith on Broad Street.