HAMMOND | Visitors will have a chance to win VIP tickets to concerts at Hammond's annual Festival of the Lakes.
From Wednesday to Sunday, Hammond and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be collecting surveys at the festival.
Those who participate in the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a VIP pass to that night's entertainment. The VIP pass winners will be able to meet the night's entertainers backstage and have access to free beverages.
The 12-question survey will help the city plan for futures festivals. The information will be used to make decisions on sponsorships, advertisement and how funds are spent on musical entertainment.
The acts begin at 7 p.m. They include Nicole Jamrose and Smokey Robinson on Wednesday; Evolution and Bruce in the USA on Thursday; The Crawpuppies, Better Than Ezra and Lifehouse on Friday; Pro-Letarians, Rakim and L.L. Cool J. on Saturday; and The Jesus Enriquez Orchestra and La Original Banda El Limon on Sunday.