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Festival of the Lakes Opens to Sparse Crowds

18 Jul

Smokey Robinson brought the fans to Festival of the Lakes today despite high temperatures.  Nonetheless, crowds were sparse in other areas of the festival.  Whether security concerns or the high cost of parking kept families away, one Festival worker reported that she never saw a line at a single ride.  Parking was still available in the main lots at 8:00 pm as the concert began.  Many families were walking to avoid the $15 parking fee. Several neighborhood businesses offered $10 parking.

If you attended the Festival of the Lakes last night, we would love to hear your comments.


Crowds were sparse at showtime for Smokey Robinson

Crowds were sparse at showtime for Smokey Robinson


Hammond Festival of the Lakes Kicks Off Amid Security Concerns

17 Jul

Concerns over security cloud the opening day of the Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes after two events involving explosives in the Region.  The Hammond Festival features headliner Smokey Robinson on July 17.  Robinson is a music legend with hits such as Tracks of My Tears and My Girl and admission is free for all.  Local pop icon Nicole Jamrose will open for Robinson.  Other national acts to appear at the festival include Lifehouse, Better Than Ezra and LL Cool J.

The festival also features rides, a beer garden, and the Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K run and walk.