The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Touch of Music Festival on Saturday, August 14 at Spencer Park in DeMotte, IN from 2pm-10pm. This year’s event is presented by DeMotte State Bank with their 10 locations over 5 counties.
The traditional Touch of Dutch Festival is getting a little downgrade due to Covid-19. “We wanted to make sure to bring this event back after the state shutdown of events last year.” said Chamber President, Mitch Mullen. “Safety, of course, is number one, so we decided to scale it back a bit this year.” he added. The planning for this annual event begins each January. But with the uncertainty of the potential 2021 mid-summer state mandates, the Chamber needed to work closely with local officials to be sure safety was key.
There will be nearly ten food vendors, along with a beer garden accommodating an over 21 corn hole tournament. A musical extravaganza will take place on the band shell stage with country, rock and acoustic acts performing. Justin Sumler will bring his soulful acoustic talent from 2:30-3:30pm. Radio Gypsy is NWI’s newest premier party cover band, performing a wide variety of music. They have something for everyone and will perform from 4:00-5:30pm. Country music band, SouthRidge will be on stage from 6:00-7:30pm. And NAWTY will return to perform everything from Motown on up, you can’t go wrong with this ever-changing Band. They will be on stage from 8:00-10:00pm
NIPSCO will sponsor the fireworks again this year and they will begin at dusk.
For those that think this festival is forever changed, think again; the name will return to the Touch of Dutch next year and moving forward. Craft vendors and the Touch of Dutch Parade will not take place this year; however, the committee has already begun planning for 2022! If you would like to become a volunteer for the Touch of Dutch, email or call the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-987-5800.
For more event information you can tune in to the DeMotte Chamber website at www.DemotteChamber.org or like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/touchofdutch.