Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: July 12-18

Published 7:27 am Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12
“Rent: The Musical”
9 p.m.
Dunes Summer Theatre
288 Shady Oaks Lane, Michiana Shores, Ind.
(219) 879-7509
I’ve heard that song 525,600 times at least, but if you don’t mind hearing it again, a trip to the Dunes Summer Theatre could be fun. Finding the place can be a touch tricky, so watch for the newly erected sign.
Check it out:

Saturday, July 13
Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff
9 p.m.
707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph
(269) 983-0271
A St. Joe tradition for more than 50 years, you’re sure to see something you like no matter your artistic predisposition — so be prepared for that impulse buy. More than 200 artists represent 32 states and three countries, part of the reason the festival has been ranked No. 20 in the top art fairs in the U.S. And you thought it was just a place to get elephant ears!
Check it out: bit.ly/13iAxqJ
Sunday, July 14
Harry Connick Jr.
7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N. Michigan St., South Bend
(574) 235-9190
After Harry’s heartfelt indictment of the state of the music business on “American Idol,” how can you not come out to see him do his thing? The three-time Grammy winner is touring in support of his newest release, “Every Man Should Know.”
Check it out: bit.ly/14K3jvX

Wednesday, July 17
Keith Scott
12 p.m.
St. Joseph Today Brown Bag Concerts
John E.N. Howard Bandshell
300 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph
(269) 985-1111
A Michiana music staple, Keith Scott takes the stage at the long-running Brown Bag concert with his bluesy solo act. You may have seen him at the now defunct Pump House over recent years.
Check it out: keithscottblues.com

Thursday, July 18
Kellirae & Craig
Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
SE Corner of Jefferson and Michigan streets
South Bend, Ind.
(574) 282-1110
While we’re talking about lunchtime concerts, do a two-fer this week and check out Kellirae of the South Bend band “Everyday People” doinga side project with this “Craig” guy. Kellirae’s a great singer and Craig is a pretty solid name so all indicators point toward a solid performance.
Have you ever been let down by a Craig? I didn’t think so.
Check it out: dtsbRedTablePlaza.com

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