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Community Foundation Performing Arts Series

For the fifth year, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County will present the award-winning Community Foundation Performing Arts Series in the Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park. This five-event free series (previously known as the ArtsEverywhere Performing Arts Series) begins on July 26 and runs on consecutive Saturdays through August 23. Events include:

  • July 26: Penn Choir Alumni & Friendsperforms large- and small-ensemble choral music, with an emphasis on show tunes and other well-known works
  • August 2: Twin Cities Jazz Orchestra, led by IU South Bend music faculty member and bassist Darrel Tidaback, performs “big band”-style jazz
  • August 9: Southold Dance Theater presents an evening of ballet and contemporary dance, featuring two guest artists and some of the company’s top students
  • August 16: South Bend Civic Theatre andElkhart Civic Theatre team up to perform hits from past, present, and upcoming musicals
  • August 23: The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will perform, led by Maestro Tsung Yeh, with a special “community play-along” of the 1812 Overture as its final number. Community musicians can download the music and register to play at www.musicalmichiana.org.

All events are free and open to the public, and will begin at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Fiddler’s Hearth will offer food and drinks for purchase at each event, or you can bring a picnic. In case of rain, updates will be posted at www.cfsjc.org. All events will be professionally amplified and lit by EventSys. The ArtsEverywhere Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s ArtsEverywhere Fund, the family of Christopher H. Wilson, South Bend Parks Dept., and the Indiana Arts Commission. Visit South Bend Mishawaka is our promotional partner.


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