There is no shortage of fun to be had in Kokomo and the surrounding area! We’ve compiled a list of things to do in our great town.
Thursday, July 2
The Kokomo Summer Concert Series continues in Foster Park at the Performing Arts Pavillion with Pink Droyd – 7:00PM – 10:30PM – with special guest Uncle Boozie
For over 4 decades the amazing music and live concerts of Pink Floyd have entertained and mesmerized audiences around the world. Their live performances were both aurally astounding and visually brilliant. Today Pink Droyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd, brings the look, feel, and sound of those shows to audiences around the midwest. Their show is both accurate to the Pink Floyd music and visually stunning with their robotic, intelligent light show, digital video accompaniment (including the Pink Floyd traditional circular video screen), and amazing laser show.
Pink Droyd brings to life the music of Pink Floyd by including theatrical performances of some of Pink Floyd’s most memorable songs. From building The Wall to visiting The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Droyd spans the Pink Floyd catalog including the most memorable hits and some beloved obscure tracks.
Pink Droyd was formed as a sort of ‘super tribute’ as the band is composed of veterans from other successful Pink Floyd tribute bands, including: Pink Voyd (Boston, MA), EarthBound Misfits (Fort Wayne, IN), and the legendary The Lennon Brothers. With a combined Pink Floyd tribute band experience of almost 40 years this all-star cast brings the music and experience of Pink Floyd to audiences at a time when the appreciation of Pink Floyd has never been greater!
Friday, July 3
The Haynes Apperson Festival continues! Events include a car show from 11:00AM to 9:00PM.
It’s also FIRST FRIDAY!! From 5:30 to 9:00pm – The Downtown District will come alive with family fun! This First Friday, the Big Top comesto Kokomo! They’ll be featuring ground acts from the Peru Amateur Circus from 6:00-7:30 pm, plus face-painting, balloon art, jugglers, clowns, a baby animal encounter, and more! Head downtown to check out the Haynes Apperson Festival, then walk over and hang out with everyone at FIRST FRIDAY. Click here to be directed to a printable map with all of the festivities.
The Kokomo Summer Concert Series welcomes…
BRET MICHAELS to the Performing Arts Pavillion!
7:00PM – 10:30PM
With special guest Roger’s Ritual
Bret Michaels is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison who have sold over 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”.
Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, including the soundtrack album to the movie A Letter from Death Row in which Michaels starred, wrote and directed in 1998, and a classic Poison-style rock album, Songs of Life, in 2003. Michaels has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star which led to his country influenced rock album Freedom of Sound in 2005. He starred in the hit VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, which inspired his successful solo album Rock My World. He was also the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3 and also featured in his own reality docu-series Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, which inspired his highest charting album as a solo artist, Custom Built, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. He is also known for hosting on the Travel Channel.
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Saturday, July 4
Haynes Apperson cruise in (6:00-9:00PM), parade (2:00PM) and fireworks (10:30PM) all happening today.
Kokomo Summer Concert Series Presents….
Here Come The Mummies at the Performing Arts Pavillion!
7:00PM – 10:30PM
with special guest Jason Skaggs Band
It’s been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV (1895-1973) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed, “Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave.”
From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, “banging out solid fly grooves, y’all.” But their story was murky at best…
What is clear is that these saucy specters resurfaced around the turn of the Millennium. Since their discovery (and without so much as a hot bath) Here Come The Mummies has opened for P-Funk, Al Green, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village 2012; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; been invited to play Summer Camp Music Festival 2015, Voodoo Fest 2015, Common Ground 2015, Musikfest, and Summerfest; and made themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North America. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get ready, for Here Come The Mummies.
Kokomo Haynes Apperson Festival
July 4, 10:30 p.m.
721 E. Superior St.
Tipton Community Fireworks
July 4, dusk
4-H Fairgrounds, Tipton, IN
Kokomo Speedway Independence Day
July 5, dusk
2455 Davis Road
Town of Walton
July 5, dusk
309 E. South St.
City of Peru Fireworks
July 5, 10:00PM
between Strawtown Pike and Park Drive