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Table Of Contents

Streetsmarts 12 NWI Music Bad Cadillac 14 Jampagne 34

NWI Bar Directory 16 NWI karaoke Directory 18 NWI BAR The stadium baR & Grill 19 John’s Place 42

Cocktail of the Month 23 NWI Event

back court Karaoke 20 Midwest Smoke OUt 26 Blue Chip Brew fest 27

Suds & Cocktails

Third Shift 30

Northwest Indiana Entertainer is a monthly publication by Northwest Indiana Entertainer LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. All photographs and articles submitted become the sole property of Northwest Indiana Entertainer.

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Growlers - Highland iting for a bank In a long line of people wa d massaging the teller, one guy suddenly starte him. Surprised, back of the person in front of snarled, “Just the man in front turned and what the hell you are doing?” a chiropractor “Well,” said the guy, “you see, I’m tense, so I had and I could see that you were mes I just can’t to massage your back. Someti help practicing my art!” e ever heard!” “That’s the stupidest thing I’v the IRS. Do you the guy replied. “I work for front of me?” see me screwing the guy in

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“Man, I can’t eat greasy food like that. I get diarrhea so bad, I could crap through the eye of a needle!”

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Pamela, a teacher from Crown Point, asks: What should I expect in the delivery room my first time? C-Sections, epidurals or natural childbirth?

Joanne, a music critic from Valpariso, asks: I want to breastfeed my baby when it’s born, but does that mean I have to take out my nipple rings?

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“Sometimes “natural” ain’t an option! I ate an entire wheel of Irish cheddar in February, and I thought they were gonna have to cut that thing out of me. Sweet Jesus.”

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NWI MUSIC

BAD CADILLAC for the next 12 months.”

Classic rock is a genre of music that’s a favorite amongst many. Between the beats, the lyrics, and the sounds, the good vibes keep people moving in their seats, and dancing on their feet. A night out at the bar is a great way to catch up on some of that good ole’ classic music, and if you have been dying to hear some new, original classic rock songs, then a show by Bad Cadillac is one you don’t want to miss.

So where did the guys come up with the name Bad Cadillac? Well, the guys – who are all from the NWI area - say it got started with a song and a band concept for an original album written by Terry. Now those songs are all a part of their debut album. “Along with all original songs I wrote, Bill contributed three of the original songs on the CD. Josh also did some writing as well, in fact his first attempt at writing landed him a song on the CD.”

Bad Cadillac is a variety band that plays primarily classic rock music with strong roots. Their philosophy is “a good song is a good song” regardless of the genre – and if they like it, they can do it justice will play it. The main drive for the band is original music and they are excited to announce some big news to their fans. “Our debut CD is dropping in April,” said Darrell Terry, frontman and guitar player for Bad Cadillac. “We want people to dance the night away and see that the band has developed a sound that is unique to them.”

Bad Cadillac is a band that takes pride in the fact that every member contributes so much and they get along so well- a true well-oiled machine! In addition to original music, you can catch Bad Cadillac covering songs from great artists like Tom Petty, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, Stevie Ray, Steve Miller, George Jones and Merle Haggard. “It really depends on the audience that is in front of us that drives the energy and type of songs we will pull out for each show.”

From the song writing to each individual member – Terry, along with Bill Hayden on Keyboards, Joe Cyprian on Bass, Izzy Martinez on Drums, and Josh Neal Harmonica; each member brings their individual influences and experience to the project. “We’ve been performing together for the last two years as we worked on our CD,” explained Terry. “During that time we’ve had the opportunity to perform at the Travis Tritt concert last summer at Fair Oaks farms, as well as maintain our weekly show on Sundays from 8pm-12am at Goodfellas in Cedar Lake.” The release of their first CD has been a long time coming for Bad Cadillac, and they are excited that it has finally come to fruition. They also say they are lucky that their Keyboardist has been able to play such an integral role in making this happen. “Bill Hayden also does video production, so all the singles from the CD will have a video release,” Terry stated. “Our first video release Fade to Rust has had over 100,000 views to date. We plan on releasing one video a month

If you want to be a part of the big CD release party, head on over to Goodfellas in Cedar Lake on Sunday, April 28th from 7pm-12am. At this big party, their will be CD and merchandise giveaways. It’s going to be a night to have a meet and greet with the band, and just have an overall great time. If you can’t make it to the show, you can always catch the band live the second Friday of every month at the Track Lounge in Crown Point, or every Sunday at Goodfellas in Cedar Lake. You can also keep up with their latest happenings online at www.badcaddy.com.

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Shift Change Tap

Burns Harbor 295 Melton Rd.

Boondock's Bar & Grill Goodfella's Bar & Grill

Cedar Lake 13118 Lake Shore Dr

Hunley's Bar Three Stooges

219-374-8100 219-374-6700

11200 West 129th Ave 13115 West Lake Shore Dr.

219-374-9520 219-374-9835

8120 Lake Shore Dr

Town Club Taven Arron's Mortgage Inn El Cantarito Mexican Cuisine Flannery’s Tavern Hooligans The Upper Deck Lounge Uncle Joe's 513 Ale House

Amore Ristorante / 109 Lounge Back Court Bar Buddy and Pal’s Buddy and Pal’s Place Too Crown Brewing Diamond Jim’s Fricke’s Martony's Matey's Irish Pub & Grill Mighty Mick's The Great Escape Lounge The Silver Bullet The Super Bowl (Final Frame) The Zombie Club Three Monkey's Bar

219-787-1002

219-926-3113‎ 219-728-6962

1400 Broadway 709 Plaza Drive

219-926-2614 219-929-5570

125 Calumet Rd. 711 Plaza Dr.

219-929-1040 219-926-1814

139 S. Calumet (2nd Floor) 361 N. Calumet Rd. Crown Point 513 N. Main St.

219-310-8416 219-662-0088

1206 E. East Summit 10685 Randolph St.

219-661-0088 219-463-6551

211 S. East St. 210 S. Main St.

219-663-7665 219-663-0529

519 Grant St. 104 South Main St.

219-310-8436 219-663-8155

419 N. Grant St. 10727 Randolph

219-662-2244 219-661-1811

220 South Main St. 100 N. Main St.

219-663-7700 219-661-9015

218 S. East St. 118 W Clark St

Track Lounge Finnegans Pub Meyer's Castle Sheffield's Spanky’s Bar and Grill Stadium Bar The Engine Room Vino Tini White Rino Beto’s Bar Good Times Bar & Grill Maple Leaf Bar & Grill Mario's Lounge Arvin Cedar Bar Bamboo Tavern Beer Belly's Black Cherri Lounge Brother’s Lounge Bugsy's Tavern Green Top Tap Hunter Inn Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel

219-662-8272 219-662-7000

21 W. 112th Ave. 318 N. Jackson St.

219-663-9838

Dyer

219-865-9896 219-865-8452

1074 Joliet St. 1370 Joliet St.

219-322-5808 219-365-6635

1027 Sheffield Ave. 15213 101St.

219-322-6500 219-865-2424

1468 Joliet St. 202 Joliet St.

219-322-9185 219-864-9200

1143 Joliet St. 101 Joiliet St. East Chicago 1301 E. Chicago Ave.

219-397-8247 219-397-8810

503 W. 151st St. 719 W. 151st St. 4720 Indianapolis Blvd. Gary / Miller 4477 Cleveland St. 603 East 39th Ave. 4450 Cleveland

219-398-9677 219-398-6405 219-980-9552 219-887-5317 219-981-8400 219-939-0461

6900 Melton Rd. 5072 Broadway

219-980-3333 219-887-2847

4489 Broadway 4510 W. Ridge Rd. 3861 Broadway 1 Buffington Harbor Drive

5245 E. Dunes Hwy

219-980-9667 219-427-1006

Paradise Lounge

5004 Broadway

219-887-6524

Polekatz NWI

9148 Melton Rd.

219-938-1556‎

Roxxy's

5705 East Dunes Highway

219-427-1023

The Beach Café

903 N. Shelby

219-938-1100

Thumbs Up

620 S. Lake St.

219-938-0154

Depot Bar & Grill

520 Main St.

219-934-9767

Final Round Sports Bar

105 N. Broad St.

219-924-9539

Griffith Town Tap

602 E. Main St.

219-924-6451

John’s Place

1613 N. Cline

219-838-4490

Set'Em Up

135 N. Broad St.

219-924-3181

Shades of Time

1813 W. 45th

219-924-5009

Soprano’s

840 S. Broad.St.

219-924-0304

Hammond

219-662-0513 219-663-7377

109 Joliet St. 932 South Court St.

5115 Broadway

Murphy's House of Pain

Griffith

219-374-9898

13111 Lake Shore Dr Chesterton

Milan’s Tavern

219-980-9546 219-980-9866

5th Amendment Pub

6729 Kennedy Ave.

Archor Inn Sports & Ent.

6712 Calumet Ave.

219-844-8267 219-933-4677

Billy Bears Bar & Grill

1225 169th St.

219-844-1441

Chuck & Irene’s

6110 Kennedy Ave.

219-844-9812

Coach's Corner

6208 Kennedy Ave.

219-844-1111

Cozy Tavern

1304 East Summer St.

219-931-3338

Dick’s Are you Crazy

1221 E. 150th St.

219-853-8709

Dodo’s Firehouse Tap

521 Conkey St.

219-933-6646

Don’s Pub

250 East Gostlin St.

219-933-9418

Flick’s Tavern

6205 Kennedy Ave.

219-844-9761

Good Time Charlie’s

6023 S Calumet Ave.

219-933-9267

Home Plate Pub

3105 165th St.

219-844-9724

Hoosier Buddy Saloon

839 169th St.

219-931-0716

Industrial Strip

3626 S. Calumet Ave.

219-937-9750

Jason's Sports Bar

3949 Hohman Ave.

219-933-1976

Just One More

5245 S. Sohl Ave.

219-931-8984

Just Toni

5602 Calumet Ave.

219-937-5778

Kenwood Lanes

6311 Kennedy Ave.

219-937-7872

Kenwood Tap

6247 Kennedy Ave.

219-844-3032

Mickey’s

4648 S. Sheffield

219-852-0148

Miso's Overflow Tavern

6309 Kennedy Ave.

219-937-7871

Moochies

7022 Kennedy Ave.

219-845-7478

Old Glory Tavern

6755 Indianapolis Blvd.

219-844-1128

Olympia Lanes (Pocket Shots)

4150 S. Calumet

219-933-6677

Our Place

1403 East Michigan St.

219-933-9247

Pines Tap

7349 Calumet Ave.

219-931-1583

Porter’s Tap

6405 Kennedy Ave.

219-845-0597

Pudlos Tap

3803 Hohman Ave.

219-933-9561

Push (Horseshoe Casino)

777 Casino Ctr. Dr.

219-473-7000

Spirro’s Country Lounge

4760 S. Calumet Ave.

219-932-3255

Sportsman’s Tap

6320 Kennedy Ave.

219-844-8489

Vintage 51 (Horseshoe Casino)

777 Casino Ctr. Dr.

219-473-7000

Welcome Inn

155 Goslin

219-931-3774

Highland Beek Geeks

3030 45th st.

219-513-9795

Bone Dry

3805 Ridge Road

219-838-2442

FrankO’s

2712 Condit St.

219-838-3330

Getway Bar

1827 W. 45th

219-924-1717

Growler’s

2816 Highway Ave.

219-924-0245

V.I.P Lounge

2045 45th St.

219-922-6845

888-225-8259

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Hobart

Agave Mexican Restaurant

327 Main St.

Cressmoor Lanes Cressmoor Lounge

Hobart Lanes/10 Pin Lounge

Indian Ridge Golf Course Main St.Station Mickey D’s Bar The Depot 219 Bar & Grill Bens Twin Oak Déjà Vu Draft House Dreamgirls El Ranchero Restaurant He Ain’t Here Lounge Kimmies L F Norton Muncie’s Lounge Ray’s Lanes Ruthie’s Lounge Tap House 1233 Beavers Beer Barrel Catch 22 Club 83 / Moxie Dawg House Pub El Vaquero Bar & Grill Hydad’s Maxim’s Lounge

314 Main St. 99 S. Hobart Rd. 6363 Grand Blvd 3617 Michigan 235 Main St.

Lake Station 2415 Rush St. 2935 Central Ave. 2491 Ripley St. 4825 Central Ave. 2491 Ripley St. 3559 Michigan Ave. 2661 Decatur St. 2808 Dekalb St. Central Ave. 4106 Central Ave. 3201 Central Ave. 3425 Central Ave. 1233 Central Ave. Merrillville 7505 Talf St. 4717 E. Lincoln Hwy 500 E. 81st Ave. 1506 E. 83rd St. 3790 W. 80th Lane 5031 East 81st Ave. 31 80th Pl. S. W. 7205 Broadway 8011 Broadway

Sheffield's

65 W. 68 Pl. 1515 East 82nd Ave.

T.J. Maloneys / Wisecrackers

Tilted Kilt

Villa Del Sol 3 Floyds Brewing Co. Cheers Foods & Drinks Danny Z's Johnny’s Tap Mark O's Bar & Grill 2 Boomers Curly Joe’s Bar & Grill El Cantarito Mexican Cuisine Mark O’s Bar and Grill Mood’s Pub & Eatery Quaker Steak & Lube Red Carpet Lounge Rusty Nail Ryan’s Tavern

Santini’s Shenanigan's

219-942-0647

Stonequarry Lounge

800 East 81st Ave. 1605 Southlake Mall 2225 Lincoln Hwy Munster 9750 Indiana Parkway 1942 45th Ave. 1860 45th St. 8050 Calumet Ave. 435 Ridge Rd.

219-942-0906

Sunset Lounge

219-942-6850

Taco Loco Mexican

219-962-4550

518 East 3rd St. 1429 W. 37th Ave.

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

R-Place

219-942-7711

601 N. Wisconsin St.

End Zone Bar & Grill

Lisa’s Lounge

219-947-3355 219-942-6169

620 N. Wisconsin St.

Brando's

219-942-0730

LeRoy’s Hot Stuff Santiago’s Wagner's Ribs

219-963-6053

Whistle Stop Bar &

6291 Central Ave. 2385 Willowcreek Rd. 2548 Portage Mall 6245 Ameriplex Dr. 6481 Melton Rd. 2420 Dombey Rd 6340 Melton Rd.

Restaurant

5455 US HWY 6

Buddy & Pal's

219-963-0555

Bullpen Luxury Bar

361 Wagner Road 206 Lincoln St.

Grill

& Grill Restaurant

219-962-1396

El Amigo Mexican

219-962-2074

Jalapenos / Woodh

ollow Longshots Sports Bar

200 US Hwy. 41 2251 US HWY 41

219-962-6012

Schererville Lounge

219-962-1297

Social 219

1204 W. Lincoln Hw y. 48 East Joliet St.

219-963-7987

Spike’s Lakeside Inn

2350 Cline Ave 21 East Joliet St.

Blue 82 Sports, Foo

St. John 8209 Wicker Ave.

The Clubhouse

d & Spirits

8101 Wicker Ave.

9623 Wicker Ave. 9165 Wicker Ave.

219-736-9133 219-756-4220

Billy Jack's

219-947-1737 219-736-9110

Duffy’s Place Franklin House

219-795-9520 219-769-7191

Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse Martinis

219-769-0037

NorthSide Tap Roo

219-795-1005

Old Style Inn

219-755-0569

Pepe’s Mexican Res

m & Grill t. (Valpo)

Rosewood Restauran

219-736-1977

t

Sportman’s

219-201-4457

Tony's Place Bulldog Brewing Co.

219-922-1325‎ 219-712-0912

Center Lounge

219-836-9218

Clipper’s Lounge Game Time 2 Bar &

Member's Only Bar

219-763-7300

Midtown Station

219-763-0195

Refinery

219-762-1900

Sportsmen's Corner

Grill

The Office

219-763-3779

Valparaiso 2904 Calumet Ave . 1154 Axe Ave. 58 S. Campbell St.

597 US HWY 30

1004 Calumet Ave . 712 Calumet Ave.

5 Lincolnway 1058 S. State RT. 2

367 W US Highway 6 381 US Hwy. 6 218 East Lincolnway

219-922-3565

219-762-7305 219-764-9464 219-762-7485 219-850-4675 219-763-7771

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219-440-7008 219-865-8377

1013 W. Lincoln Hig hway 312 W US HWY 30

Quest

219-793-9625

219 926-7614 219-921-0100

340 East US Hwy. 30

219-962-3415

Northwoods Rascal's

219-926-6211 219-762-2113

e 200 East US HWY 30

219-962-1575

219-769-2351 219-947-2995

219-734-6744

Scherervill

Alaskan Pipeline

219-962-6546

219-762-5812 219-762-6065

124 Lincoln St.

219-962-4398

Portage 2522 Portage Mall 2528 Portage Mall

2596 Portage Mall 5844 US Hwy. 6

212 Lincoln St. 333 W. U.S. 20

219-947-5194

219-962-1232

219-762-2113 219-762-0509

Porter

219-942-1000

219-963-0598

3287 Willowcreek Rd. 6121 Melton Rd.

Whiting

1409 119th St. 1312 119th St. 1225 119th St. 2062 Indianapolis

219-864-8862 219-322-0080 219-322-4812 219-322-5660 219-322-3060 219-322-4444 219-365-1525 219-558-8130 219-365-7880 219-365-5509 219-477-3797 219-462-1057 219-462-2533 219-759-1100 219-464-0801 219-465-0885 219-916-2086 219-465-0205 219-763-2282‎ 219-762-4099 219-464-1018 219-655-5284 219-659-4080

Blvd.

219-659-5006 219-473-0239

.

219-473-0000 219-659-7530

1414 Calumet Ave . 1928 New York Ave

2235 New York Ave . 1200 120th St 2008 Indianapolis

219-322-7788 219-865-3022

Blvd

219-655-5187 219-659-9695 219-659-1070


Monday Decoys Bar & Grill – Michigan City Franco’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria - Highland The Stadium – Dyer Quaker Steak & Lube – Portage Tuesday Billy Bears Bar & Grill – Hammond Decoys Bar & Grill – Michigan City GameTime III - Hammond Jason’s Bar & Grill – Hammond Leroy’s “Hot Stuff” – Porter Midtown Station – Whiting Murphy’s House of Pain – Miller Beach Sheffield’s -- Merrillville Sunset Lounge – Portage The Point Bar & Grill – Crown Point Jalapenos/ Woodhollow After Dark Schererillville Billy Jacks - Valparaiso Wednesday 219 Bar & Grill - Lake Station Blue Chip (Vegas Baby) – Michigan City Decoys Bar & Grill – Michigan City Franco’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria – Highland Gametime II – Whiting Northwoods – St. John Pepes - Merrillville, 61st ave. Rascals Pub – Saint John Set Em Up Lanes – Griffith Sheffield’s -- Dyer Spirro’s – Hammond The Pines Lounge – Hammond The Stadium – Dyer Uncle Joe’s Bar & Grill – Chesterton

Romeos Bar – Gary BullDog Brewing Company – Whiting WestPoint Lounge -Westville

Just Toni’s - Hammond (1st Friday of the Month Only) Griffith Tap - Griffith

Thursday Decoys Bar & Grill – Michigan City Franklin House – Valparaiso Growlers – Highland Leroy’s “Hot Stuff” – Porter Mark O’s Bar & Grill Portage, In Midtown Station – Whiting Murphy’s – Miller Beach Sheffield’s -- Merrillville The End Zone - Downtown Hobart The Pines Lounge – Hammond The Pub – Hobart The Quest – Schererville

Saturday Alaskan Pipeline, Schererville Beaver’s - Merrillville Beer Belly’s – Calumet Township Chuck & John’s – Calumet Township Decoys Bar & Grill – Michigan City Draft House – Lake Station Final Frame - Crown Point Franklin House – Valparaiso Matey’s Irish Pub & Grill – Crown Point Sportsmans Bar & Grill The Stadium – Dyer Westchester Lanes – Chesterton

Friday Alaskan Pipeline - Schererville Beaver’s - Merrillville Beer Belly’s – Calumet Township Chuck & John’s – Calumet Township Decoys Bar & Grill – Michigan City Draft House – Lake Station Final Frame - Crown Point Finnegan’s Pub - Dyer Matey’s Irish Pub & Grill - Crown Point Pines Lounge- Hammond Sheffield’s -- Dyer Stadium Inn – Michigan City The Rusty Nail - Portage The Stadium – Dyer VIP Lounge – Griffith West Point Lounge -Westville Whistle Stop – Chesterton

Sunday Chuck & John’s - Calumet Township J&B BBQ Shack – Michigan City Franco’s Sports Bar and Pizzeria – Highland Pepe’s - Merrillville Sunset Lounge – Portage Danny Z’s - Munster

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It’s a milestone worth recognizing, as the Stadium Bar and Grill in Dyer celebrates their one year anniversary. Owner Tim Lange bought the bar in March of 2012 and kept the name it had since 2008. “It was originally known as Stagecoach and then got changed to Bookies,” said Lange. “Then in 2008, the bar changed its name to Stadium, so when I bought it I decided to just keep the name.” Stadium Bar and Grill, located at 1468 Joliet Street in Dyer is a true sports bar and grill, made up of 16 stools around the bar, 4 high top tables for 5 people, and 4 high top tables for 8 people. There are TV’s all around the bar so sports fans can watch all their favorite games – everything from baseball to football, basketball to hockey. The bar also features two pool tables, a dart board, and beer pong, but perhaps what they are known best for is their drinks and entertainment. “We are known as THE place to go for karaoke and cheap drinks,” said Lange. “We have the best drink prices around.” So let’s talk about those drinks!! The Stadium Bar and Grill has Miller Lite, Genuine Draft, and 3 Floyds Pride and Joy on tap. They also have 8 domestic beers in bottles and 13 import/specialty beers in bottles. They also have standard liquors for a bar - rails, calls and premiums. “Friday and Saturday nights are our busiest nights of the week - with karaoke and it being the weekend,” said Lange. “Monday and Wednesday - also with karaoke and cheap beers are pretty busy for us too.”

Now that we’ve addressed the bar portion of Stadium, let’s talk about the grill. The menu offers huge portions at low prices. “We are known for our spicy meatball sandwich. Homemade spicy meatballs with homemade spaghetti sauce and melted mozzarella cheese served on homemade garlic bread,” said Lange. “We also have burgers, pizzas, beef sandwich, chicken blt, club sandwich, grilled cheese, shrimp basket-all served with fries.” They also have many appetizers as well – favorites like cheesesticks, chicken tenders, chicken wings, onion rings, loaded fries, nachos, and mini corn dogs. And if you’re looking to partake in some good aps with a cold drink, Thursday is a great night to be at the Stadium because they offer $3 appetizers. And speaking of Thursday night, Stadium offers a night of fun and dancing as their DJ plays dance music after 10:00pm. And that’s not the only kind of entertainment they offer. “I know Jack Adams is bringing BAM in here when the weather gets nice, probably towards the end of April, beginning of May,” said Lange. “I will be looking into some other bands coming up soon.” And when the weather gets nice, Lange is excited to offer his patrons something great outdoors, something many may not even know was recently done. “I remodeled the beer garden and will have live music every Wednesday outside when the weather turns nice,” he said. There is five picnic tables, two sets of bags, bleachers and a bar out in the beer garden.” Stadium Bar and Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 3:00pm-3:00am. To learn more about their specials, and upcoming entertainment, call 219.322.6500. Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook – Stadium Bar.

Here’s a look at some of the great specials offered: Monday: $4 domestic pitchers, $3 fruit flavored bombs Tuesday: $1.50 domestic bottles, $2 fruit flavored bombs Wednesday: $1 pints, $3 fruit flavored bombs Thursday: 2 for $3 domestic bottles, $3 imports, $3 U-Call it, $3 all bombs Friday: $4 Absolut/Smirnoff flavored drinks Saturday: $3.50 U-Call it **Every day is $3 Rum chata shots. 19 NWIE n t e rta i n e r.c o m • A P R 1 3


Back Court Karaoke We’ve all watched the reality TV shows where aspiring singers get to live out their dreams in front of a national audience. Many of us may have wished we could have tried out – but perhaps never had the opportunity. But now, local singers in Northwest Indiana got to show off their chops in a little bar competition. The Back Court Bar and Grill in Crown Point held a Karaoke contest called Chicagoland Idol. Organizer Robin Bender said people came out in droves. “During our Karaoke nights we had anywhere from 8-15 people that would try and qualify, but we had over 20 people on the open karaoke song rotation” she said. “We had the contest for four weeks, and each night we had five people who qualified for the semi-finals.” With 20 singers in the semi-finals, Bender said it was a true “who’s who of karaoke.” After the semi-finals, they were able to narrow it down to the ten best for the big finale held on March 22nd. The best singers in the area battled it out, but in the end Georgia Kristine Revell was named the winner and received a cash prize of $300. Malaquias J. Paez came in second place and won a cash prize of 4100, and then Jason Moseley came in third place and won a $50 gift certificate from Rubino’s in Merrillville.

“This is the first time we did a contest like this,” said Bender. “There have been other contests in the area but people have said they either didn’t know about it or were intimated to perform. We were thrilled we were able to do this contest – it was a good way to introduce karaoke to this bar.” Karaoke is really growing in popularity, and it was evident by the turnout received for this contest. “I think what attracts people to karaoke is the fact that it gives them a sense of being divas and rock stars,” Bender said. “That’s how people feel when they are holding a mic, standing in front of an audience.” And because this event was such a big hit, they are going to keep karaoke around for some time to come. “Not only are we going to continue karaoke at Back Court, we are going to run a contest about every 4 months,” Bender said. Every Friday night will be Karaoke Night at Back Court Bar and Grill. There is no cover charge, and there will be $3.50 Corona’s on special. The next contest will start June 7th with a $500 first prize. For more information, go to Facebook and check out Back Court Bar.

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The t h 4 Annual Midwest Smoke Out is just around the corner! On April 25th, high rollers from across the region will come out to the Horseshoe Casino for a night of sampling fancy cigars, top of the line liquors, and exquisite food. This event has sold out every year, and this year is expected to be no different! Premium admission tickets are $150 which includes the sampling of about 14 premium cigars. General admission tickets are $95 and do not include cigars. The General Admission Ticket is something new the Smoke Out is offering this year. With this ticket, people can still enjoy the food, spirits, beer, entertainment and give-a-ways. “Tickets are being sold at a faster rate this year than ever before, so we expect to sell out quickly,” said Jessica Javors, Director of Events with Diversified Marketing Strategies. “I believe it is because this year we’ve attracted a large portion of nonsmokers as well.” But for those who do plan on participating in the cigar portion, here’s a sample of what you can expect: - Alec Bradley- bringing road warriors (1st time at Midwest Smoke Out) - Double Gun Cigars- bringing Doublegun buckshot cigar - General Cigar Company- bringing La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale and Punch - La Palina- bringing La Palina classics (1st time at Midwest smoke Out) - Lou Rodriguez- will be attending and brining Bom-Bom

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cigar - The Cigar Agency- Owner Victor Vitale will be attending and bringing La Mezcla Cubana - Legacy Brands, LLC- bringing El Conejo cigar And if cigars aren’t your thing, check out some of the spirits you can sample: - Macallan Spirits - Jack Daniel’s - Patrón Spirits Company - Remy Cointreau - Shoreline Brewery - Figure Eight Brewing- NEW Now that’s a line up! You can enjoy those beverages with quality food, including vendors from Fahrenheit 212, Quaker Steak & Lube, Tilted Kilt, Gino’s Steakhouse, and El Cantarito Mexican Cuisine, which is new to the line-up this year! With food in your belly, and the drinks flowing, you’ll be ready to check out the luxury vendors that will be on hand. Lexus of Merrillville, Calumet Harley–Davidson, and Schepel will be there, and Schepel is bringing two cars. Remember, only 2,000 tickets are available to this event and they will sell out soon! Visit www.midwestsmokeout. com or call (888) 226-0330 for more information. Don’t forget to “LIKE” Midwest Smoke Out on Facebook and follow them on twitter @midwestsmokeout to learn about what’s new for the event.


In terms of food, there will be a variety of choices available for purchase at the event. On the list include great beer pairings like brats, hot dogs, nachos and pretzels. And if you’re looking for something a bit more substantial to eat, you can check out Options Buffet and The Game. Tickets are $99 for the Brewmaster Package, $75 for VIP admission, $40 for regular admission and $15 for designated drivers. All tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Blue Chip Gift Box in the casino pavilion. Guests must be 21 or older, and must present a valid state or government-issued photo ID. NWI Event: Blue Chip Brewfest By: Rosemarie Stephens Beer lovers can rejoice – the ultimate beer sampling event is right around the corner! The third annual Blue Chip Brewfest is scheduled this year for Saturday, April 13th. Doors open at the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City at 12 pm and the festivities go until 4:30 pm. So what can you expect at the Brewfest this year? Well, more than 250 specialty brews from 50 breweries will be available to taste, including selections from Abita Brewing, Back Road Brewery, Batch 19, Bells Brewery, Blue Moon Brewing, The Boston Beer Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Bulldog Brewing Company, Evil Czech, Four Horsemen Brewing Company, Greenbush, Harpoon Brewery, Leinenkugel Brewing Company, New Belgium, New Holland, Shoreline, Sun King and Upland.

VIP ticket holders are invited to attend a private tasting presentation from featured brewmasters. Two VIP sessions and a Brewmaster Package are available: At VIP Session 1, held from noon to 1 pm in the Orleans Ballroom; attendees will receive limited release beers paired with food, as well as a bottle opener, pint glass, t-shirt and access to the main event. At VIP Session 2, held from 2 pm to 3 pm, attendees will receive access to eight Firkin beers, pint glass, bottle opener, t-shirt and access to the main event. The $99 Brewmaster Package includes admission to both VIP sessions, as well as a pint glass, bottle opener, t-shirt and access to the main event. Guests with a regular admission ticket will receive a pint glass. Guests with designated driver tickets will receive a t-shirt and specialty soda, but are not allowed to sample beer. In addition to the drinks and food, the Brewfest will also hold a silent auction during the event for premium items such as a mini-fridge, coolers and other beer-themed collectibles. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of LaPorte County. For more information on this event, go to www.bluechipcasino.com/whats-new/events/blue-chip-brewfest.

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bars is the fact that they have a beer garden. “With warmer weather around the corner, we know our beer garden will be the place to be,” said Snemis. “The Beer Garden is just a fun place to be in the summer, and it gives people the opportunity to do the two things they love – drink ice cold beer and enjoy the wonderful weather.”

The bar, named after owner John Plohg, has been a family owned and operated business for the last 36 years. The family togetherness feel is something that is evident when you walk through the doors, and it is a big reason why this establishment has been such a big success. For years, locals have come to enjoy not only the wonderful atmosphere, but perhaps one of the biggest attention getters of this establishment is that they offer drinks at a great price. “Monday nights is one of our busier nights, and it’s probably because we offer $1.50 domestic beers,” said Snemis. “People always tell us they love our cheap beer prices, and it’s great to be able to offer this to our guests.”

When the weather does get warm, John’s Place offers up a big Summer Golf outing, as well as live entertainment. Currently, Thursdays are another one of their busy nights because they have great live entertainment. And the best part - there is never a cover to enjoy the amazing talents of our fine local bands. “John’s Place is just a great place to meet up with family and friends, enjoy some good company and an ice cold beverage,” said Snemis. “It’s also great for those looking for a bite to eat with their beverage – we serve pizza.”

There awesome drink specials include: Monday - $1.50 Domestic Beer Tuesday - $2.75 Imports & Red solo cup mixed

drinks (no top shelf) Wednesday - $2.00 Bud, Bud Lite, Old Style Thursday - $3.00 Cherry Bomb, $2.00 Domestic Draught Friday - $3.50 all Draughts 23oz Saturday & Sunday - Domestic Buckets 5 for $10.00 John’s Place offers five beers on tap, as well as 10 Domestic Bottles and 15 Import Bottles. But perhaps what sets them aside from other neighborhood

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If you’ve never been to John’s Place in Griffith, then you are missing out on a place that’s been around for nearly four decades. That’s right, owners John and Mary Sue Plohg bought the bar in October of 1977 and have been the owners ever since. This neighborhood bar has become the place to hang out, offering up a warm and cozy atmosphere with a friendly staff that’s keeps people coming back. “We like to say our bar is a friendly bar where everybody knows your name,” said Paulette Plohg-Snemis, daughter of Owners John and Mary Sue and the current manager of John’s Place.

During football season, John’s Place offers up free food during the Bears game, a favorite amongst regulars of this establishment. And you can enjoy watching that game and other games on one of the several TV’s you’ll find at the bar. You can kick back and relax at one of the seven high top tables they have, or take a seat at one of the 25 barstools. John’s Place is located at 1613 N. Cline Avenue in Griffith and is open from Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 2:00am and on Sundays from 11:00am-12:00am. To learn more about their specials, or about upcoming performances, check out their Facebook page.

Here’s a look at the bands that will be performing in April: 4/4 – Scattered Pieces | 4/11 - Dave & Dave 4/18 - Got Issues | 4/25 - Bit of TimePiece

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By: Rosemarie Stephens

“When beer is your calling, you never clock out.” It’s quite the catchy phrase coming from the guys of Tenth and Blake in regards to a new beer. Third Shift is a delightful amber lager brought to you by the Band of Brewers – a group of hard-working professional brewers who love what they do. Their passion drives them to pursue brewing perfection any time of the day or night, and as a result of their diligent work, Third Shift is a two-time gold medal winner. Now, while awards are nice, it’s the beer that matters most – and that’s what gets the Band of Brewers really excited. Now – let’s get to the tasting of this beer. When I got out my bottle I was going to try, I had to stop and take in the cool label. It has kind of a retro feel, with the blue and tan color scheme – makes you feel like it’s a true working man’s beer (or woman’s)! Since I admired the bottle so much, I wanted to take in its color and aroma, so I poured it into a chilled pint glass. My first thought, “What a nice looking beer!” It poured a beautiful golden orange color with a thin white head, and it had a familiar smell – basic lager with a hint of sweetness. As I took my first taste, it definitely reminded me of the other ambers I’ve had before, but this one had a little kick at the end that was unlike any other. It truly has its own distinct flavor and I could see why Third Shift is a two-time gold medal winner! Third Shift is one of those brews that will be great all year long, and would pair really well with dishes like grilled chicken, roasted pork loin, pizza and fried appetizers. Third Shift can be found at local liquor stores, grocery stores and pharmacies. You can also find it on tap at bars around Northwest Indiana. To learn more about this brew, go to http:// www.thirdshiftbrewing.com.

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If you love all different styles of music, then you’ll love the band Jampagne. A variety band that plays everything from the 50’s to present day, Jampagne can be described as a band that plays Funk, Classic Rock and Motown. The group has been around for just over a year, but has over 100 years of combined experience among all of the band members. “We started this band after I contacted Mike Modejeski our guitar player,” said Joe Pernick, Lead Vocalist and Trumpet Player f Jampagne. “I asked him - Are you playing with anyone? Do you want to play? And, can you get in touch with Bob? The three had all played together on the road over 25 years ago and were excited to reunite. Pernick had two others in mine to join this amazing trio. “I had recently been playing in Chicago with Mimi De St. Jean, for a couple of years before putting this new band together so I knew he’d be a great fit,” he said. “And we had worked with Drummer Randy Perterson in the past so when Mimi ran into him playing a benefit and asked if we wanted to come aboard, he did.” Mike Modjeski and Bobby Bloomquest, along with Mimi, Randy and Joe make up the group Jampagne. Now, speaking of the name, where did the guys come up with it? “We were trying to come up with a name and nothing was working so we decided to just get together and jam,” said Pernick. “And then someone, I think it was Mike, said Jampagne. We thought - that could be the name of the band!” Jampagne is a band based out of Valparaiso that plays everywhere from the Chicago area up into West Michigan. They perform at bars, weddings, festivals and private parties, and love to line up as many gigs as they can. Jampagne is gaining in popularity because the group is different than others in the area. “We bring the variety of music to the show,” said Pernick. “It could be the Doobie Brothers into Chaka Chan into Bon Jovi or Michael Jackson. We always mix it up and we always try to bring some new material to the different places we play.” Since the group came together in 2011, Jampagne has played a number of venues, but perhaps the biggest the crowd these guys have played in front of is Harley Bike Nights where they saw crowds of several hundred. They hope to see more this year at the Bike Nights, and look forward to other outdoor venues as the weather warms up. So what can you expect at a Jampagne show? Well, since their set list changes often, it’s safe to say you can expect to hear a hit song when it was out, and they are striving to make sure it makes fans want to get on their feet and move! “We love to mix it up with some current hits and older classics and like to put a few unexpected medleys together too,” said Pernick. Want to know more about Jampagne? Well, the guys are really good about keeping things up to date so you can check their website www.jampagne.com and Facebook for updates. Their schedule can change weekly with bars and private parties so keeping online and in the social networks for the best way to find us near you. You can also hear some of their music by going to their Reverbnation page, http://www.reverbnation.com/jampagne. “We want to thank our fans for supporting us and enjoy entertaining them and always look forward to seeing them at any venue we play.”

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