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Summer in Munster means spectacular fireworks, great music and construction

2013-06-21T00:00:00Z Summer in Munster means spectacular fireworks, great music and constructionBy Thomas DeGiulio Times Columnist nwitimes.com
June 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Independence Day holiday will have our traditional July 3 Music and Fireworks Festival at Centennial Park  at 6 p.m. Nicole Jamrose will play both before (at 7:30) and after the 9:30 fireworks until 11.

There will be food vendors and a beer tent. Information on parking and shuttle bus locations will be available next week.

The July 4 Lions Club/Town of Munster Parade steps off at 2 p.m. from Fisher Street and Calumet Avenue, and will travel north on Calumet Avenue to Ridge Road and end at Town Hall.

Music in the Park

Our Music in the Park concert series at Centennial Park is sponsored by BMW of Schererville. Park grounds open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, beer tent ($5 cover includes one domestic beer) and food will be available. Bands scheduled :

Friday, July 19 – “Rockin’ it up” with Mellencougar and  Allen Wronko Band.

Friday, Aug. 2 - “Tinkling the Keys” with the Midwest Dueling Pianos.

Friday, Aug. 16 - American English, (Beatles tribute) with special guests Fortunate Sons (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute), sponsored by the Franciscan Physicians Hospital.

More concerts

Summer Concert Series at Heritage Park, Ridge Road and Columbia Avenue, has shows from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays, sponsored by Citizens Financial Bank.

Handicapped drop-off is available. Parking at School Town Administrative Building and St. Paul Episcopal Church. Concessions available.

Line-up includes:

July 7 – Cirrus Falcon plays hits from the 1960’s to 1980’s, country and Irish favorites.

July 21 – Big Guitars from Memphis plays rockabilly, swing, bluegrass and surf music.

Aug. 4 – Bopology is a swing, jazz and Frank Sinatra band.

Aug. 18 – The Hotts duo of Ken and Karen Bronowski will be joined by Luke Rately and local trumpeter Mark Biegel,for blues, rock and jazz.

Music and wine

The Grape Escape, sponsored by BMO Harris, BMW of Schererville and the Indiana Arts Foundation, is noon to 8 p.m. July 20.

Sample wines, enjoy food, listen to live music and browse the fine arts fair and ethnic market. Music by 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago tribute band) and acoustic variety acts by David Blixt, Chris and Lou and Time Peace Unplugged.

Entry fee to tasting area is $5. Call (219) 836-PARK or visit www.munster.org.

Community Park update

In July, demolition and reconstruction of four Little League Fields and two restroom/storage facilities begins. One new ball field will extend east into the school parking lot. Additional parking will replace spaces taken up by this field. Two new restrooms will be constructed.

Walking areas and extra ball fields will be completed next spring. An equipment storage facility will be built adjacent to the school storage building.

In 2014, the Babe Ruth Complex ball fields will be renovated. A new entrance to the park south of St. Thomas More Church's Weis Center will open this summer. The current entrance will be turned over to the church. We will relocate tennis, skate park, volleyball and basketball to the southwest area of the park in 2015.

The town will begin a development program for those interested in sponsoring amenities to the park - trees, benches, up to field naming rights.

Improvements are being financed by the town’s Tax Increment Financing District and Park Bonds.

Tom DeGiulio is the town manager of Munster. The opinions expressed are his own. He can be reached at tdegiulio@munster.org.

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