The fourth annual Prairie Magic Music Festival at Sunset Hill Park is set to take place on Aug. 17. Rock legends Los Lobos are heading out all the way to Northwest Indiana from Los Angeles to perform as headliners at the music festival.
Prairie Magic Musical Festival is a celebration of rock, Americana and blues music, and will provide food vendors, a beer garden, free water on-site all day and children’s activities.
Doors open at 12 p.m. and the music begins at 1 p.m. Also performing in the festival lineup are Robbie Fulks, Bottle Rockets and Big Road.
The official festival set times are: Big Road from 1 to 1:45 p.m., Robbie Fulks from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Bottle Rockets from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., and Los Lobos from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Originally from LA, Los Lobos’ music is a rock-and-roll, Tex-Mex blend that has created music for more than 40 years. The three-time Grammy award winning group has also received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
The food vendors available at the festival will include Leroy’s Hot Stuff, Scooter’s BBQ Ben’s Soft Pretzels and Valpo Velvet. Because festival attendees can enjoy the food vendors and free water all day, no outside food and beverages are allowed.
Park visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy this family friendly event at the outdoor amphitheater at Sunset Hill. Wagon rides will be available to take attendees from the parking area to the amphitheater.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 for day-of admission at the gate. For more information about the concert and how to buy tickets, go to https://www.portercountyparks.org/prairie.
Porter County Parks & Recreation is also opening up the Sunset Hill Farm Campground for camping the night of the festival. Families can rent space in the open field portion of the campground for just $5. To rent a campground space, contact Porter County Parks & Recreation at 219-465-3586.