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The following events were supplied to us by festival organizers and tourism offices throughout the state, and selected by Midwest Living editors. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all events in this state. If you decide to go, call first: Dates and specific events can change at the last minute.

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America in Concert at French Lick Resort

February 6, 2015

Perennial classic-rock favorite, America, known for hits like A Horse With No Name, I Need You, Ventura Highway, Don't Cross the River, Tin Man, Lonely People, and Sister Golden Hair was a cornerstone of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. The combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell’s folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-inspired rhythms and poetic imagery juxtaposed with traditional country-rock tunes and extremely personal lyrics fueled the band’s rise to stardom. frenchlick.com; (888)-936-9360

 

Chocolate Lovers Weekend on Indiana Uplands Wine Trail

February 7 - 8 and February 14 -15, 2015

Sample wine and chocolate in many different forms at each of the 9 Indiana Upland Wine Trail wineries, including French Lick Winery. frenchlickwinery.com; (812)-936-2293

 

7th Annual Chocolate Festival at French Lick Resort

February 14, 2015

Featuring all the traditional Valentine’s Day favorites including milk chocolate, dark chocolate and chocolate drinks … plus a few surprises along the way. Adults $35, Children 6-12 $20, 5 and under Free frenchlick.com(888)-936-9360

 

The Oakridge Boys in Concert at French Lick Resort

March 13, 2015

Legendary Country Music artists The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage in what will be one of the best concerts all year! Over the years, the band has released fan favorites Elvira, Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God for Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free and more. With Gospel as their roots, the Country group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, one double platinum album, one double platinum single and more than a dozen national Number One singles — tallying more than 30 Top Ten hits and 41 million albums sold. Ticketed event, prices vary.  frenchlick.com; (888)-936-9360

 

Murder Mystery on French Lick Scenic Railway

March 25 & 28, 2015

The Disoriented Express is always fully booked.  Even now, in 1938, with war booming menacingly on the horizon, her coaches are always packed with the traveling rich and famous making their way from Istanbul to Constantinople.  The train has excelled in reliability and punctuality over the years, but today that is all about to change.  A famous rocket designer known as Werner Von Black, has been discovered in his sleeping compartment - DEAD.  The only questions is...who killed him? frenchlickscenicrailway.org; (800)-748-7246

 

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