July 26-28, 2019


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2019 Entertainment Lineup

Live music and entertainment rocks Memorial Park all weekend long.   Unless otherwise noted, all live entertainment takes place at the Gazebo in the center of the park. The 2019 Lineup is coming soon!

Brock & Abrams

Friday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

When two of the most entertaining guys in the classic rock circuit join forces you get... Brock and Abrams.Bobby Abrams, guitarist and vocalist, is best known as the former lead guitarist for The Buckinghams. Entertainment through singing and playing guitar is his lifeblood. Bob loves people and brings a quick wit and a flip rye sense of humor to every performance. He doesn’t just put on a show he creates an experience. His vast range brings soul to its knees when performing Motown hits of the 60’s and 70’s.

Mike's strongest influences are The Beatles, and the artists by whom The Beatles were influenced, primarily any and all guitar driven 50's roots of Rock & Roll, such as Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, and Elvis Presley.  Mike was the bassist/backing vocalist for the wildly popular 60's band Herman's Hermits.



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Squiggles & Smaxy

Saturday, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Clowning around in the park.

Characters Dance Party

Saturday, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Head on over to the park after the parade for a dance party and photo opportunity with some of your favorite characters!

New Carlisle's Got Talent

Saturday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

10 acts will be chosen from the video auditions to perform during Hometown Days. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three places. Entries must be submitted by July 1 8:00 PM Eastern.

Find more audition details here!

Down By The Dock

Saturday, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

A Hometown Days favorite, Down by the Dock is back to rock the park. Literally generations of jazz, with musicians from 12 to 70+ years.  The music also spans generations, everything from the 1940's big band to 70's and 80's rock to some of today's most popular hits.


Known as a "Bamily" (band family), this group has a chemistry that can't be beat!




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Jim Bulanda

Sunday, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Chicagoland's Jim Bulanda, can easily step into the shoes of any major Las Vegas entertainer.  He is a vocalist who is most famous and appreciated for his impressions of Dean Martin  and of course, the 'Chairman of the Board,'  Frank Sinatra.


Jim has entertained audiences of as many as 3000 people and has traveled as far as Nevada and Arizona to perform.  In the spring of 2001, Jim was sent to Las Vegas by Chicago's WXRT radio station to perform in the Fremont Street Experience Talent Showcase.

Jim has entertained audiences at local nightclubs and casinos, and at events and outdoor festivals including the American Heart Association's "Taste of Northwest Indiana," Merrillville's 2001 Town Ball, USA Fest in Crete, the Annual "Main Streets Night" in Park Forest, WBBM Channel 2 Chicago on  Ed Curran's Morning Show and the Star Plaza Theatre with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

Jim's captivating nightclub act and rich singing voice can be enjoyed at many of the local restaurants in the Chicagoland area


Elvis & The Sweet Sensations

Sunday, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Elvis impersonator, Alvie Ellenwine, and his Sweet Sensations will close down the festival with your favorite hits from The King of Rock and Roll.  


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