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Prairie Magic Music Festival

  • Sunset Hill Farm County Park 775 Meridian Road Valparaiso, IN, 46383 United States (map)

Hosted by Porter County Parks and Recreation

The Prairie Magic Music Festival is a celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place in August. This year’s headliner is Los Lobos. Originally from LA, Los Lobos’ music is a rock-and-roll, Tex-Mex blend. They first gained international fame in the late 1980’s with a cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and have been creating music for more than 40 years. The three-time Grammy award winning group has also received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy an afternoon of amazing music at our outdoor amphitheater. Food trucks, bounce houses, a beer garden, and kids activities will be available all day.

Tickets are $30 in advance for adults. Students with a valid 2019 student ID are $15. Children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets at the door will be $35 (if any remain after the presale period).

Doors open at 12:00 pm, and music will begin at 1:00 pm. Show is rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, tickets are non-refundable.


  • Big Road

  • Robbie Fulks - two-time Grammy nominated bluegrass/country/folk artist

  • The Bottle Rockets - described as “small-town, middle-class, Midwest American roots rock—part right-to-the-gut poetry, part rock ‘n’ roll, all truth”

Porter County Parks & Recreation is also opening up the Sunset Hill Farm Campground for camping the night of the festival. Families can rent space in the open field portion of the campground for just $5. To rent a campground space, please call the parks department at 219-465-3586.

Later Event: August 24