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Jacob’s Ladder's "Lights Up, Sound Down" Provides A New Experience

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On Saturday, February 18th, Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation held their monthly "Lights Up, Sound Down" movie screening event]. Starting off with a tailored movie showing for children with special needs and/or sensory issues, "Lights Up, Sound Down" also includes lunch, crafts and activities.

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Blue Chip Has Great Entertainment and Special Events in January 2017


Blue-Chip-January-Entertainment-2017Don’t miss Northwest Indiana’s Premier Bridal Fair, bride blu, to be held on Sunday, February 19 from noon-3 pm in the Stardust Event Center. bride blu features more than 60 vendors, including wedding dress boutiques, photographers, DJs, caterers, florists, dance studios and jewelers. Tickets are $5 at the door; register for free and to be entered into a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas at brideblu.com.

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From Mayor to Maintenance Worker: Karen Freeman-Wilson to Appear on CBS' Undercover Boss

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Donning a wig and work clothes, Karen Freeman Wilson, the Mayor of the City of Gary, went undercover to meet the community members working to make the Lake County hometown a thriving place once more.

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Blue Chip Casino’s Got Great Entertainment and Special Events in October 2016

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Salute to our Veterans on October 8 features a police-escorted nonstop motorcycle ride, a vendor fair and a dinner with guest speaker Silouan Green, U.S. Marine veteran and PTSD survivor. Proceeds benefit community programs helping veterans with PTSD and their families. Tickets are $25 for the motorcycle ride and dinner or $15 for the dinner.

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Hairball Celebrates the Best of Arena Rock with October 21 and 22 Performances at Blue Chip


Hairball-Blue-Chip-2016Hairball, a bombastic celebration of arena rock, performs in the Stardust Event Center, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 8 pm.

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Blue Chip Casino: Great Entertainment and Special Events this September 2016


Blue-Chip-Casino-Great-Entertainment-and-Special-Events-this-September-2016Hoosier Fight Club presents HFC 30, a three hour spectacular with eight professional and seven amateur bouts. The main event is a welterweight title fight featuring Dustin Pape of LaPorte against Sultan Umar of Chicago.

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Thousands Gather in Downtown Hammond to Celebrate 11th Annual Beatlesfest

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On Saturday, downtown Hammond was the scene of the 11th Annual Beatlesfest which brought out festival and Beatles fans from around the Region and the Chicagoland area. The event featured 12 bands, including Beatles tribute band American English, on two stages along with Beatles memorabilia and merchandise, food, drinks and fun things to do for the kids, including a large bouncy house.

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Eli Young Band to Bring Country Sensibility to Festival of the Lakes

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Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes always guarantees there’ll be a show for everyone - whether you’re a fan of R&B, classic rock, or country. This year Mayor Tom McDermott picked the right band for the festival within the country scene: the chart-topping Eli Young Band. The four piece will be making their debut at the Pav on Thursday night, but before the lights go up on their set I got the opportunity to talk to Eli Young’s drummer Chris Thompson about the current place in their career, their upcoming album, and what to expect from their FOL set.

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Boyz II Men Concert Kicks of a Fun-Filled 2016 Festival of the Lakes

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Wednesday, July 20th kicked off Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes with a free concert headlined by Boyz II Men. Hosted at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake, the festival is a much anticipated event for the region.

“I hear from so many people that say they don’t plan vacations during Festival of the Lakes week,” said Hammond Mayor, Thomas McDermott Jr., “You can come out and watch these bands for free and they are top quality.”

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Here's How to Know Where to Pokemon GO in The Region

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There’s a ton of reasons people love Pokemon GO. Myself, I love the fact that it’s an interesting way to get out in Northwest Indiana and discover great new local businesses and landmarks while enjoying a nostalgic pastime. Others seem to like its relation to “geocaching,” a hide-and-seek type game that makes the entire world your playing field.

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers at this Year’s Hammond Festival of the Lakes

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On July 22nd, George Thorogood and The Destroyers bring their raucous brand of Blues and Rock’n’Roll to the Region at this year’s Festival of the Lakes in Hammond.

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