Calumet to host “Sounds of Summer – A Beach Boys Tribute” in February

In a nod to its celebrated history as a renowned dance hall in the 1950s and 60s, the Calumet will host the “Sounds of Summer: a Beach Boys’ Tribute” on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

One of the nation’s premier Beach Boys tribute artists, Sounds of Summer has been featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”, and they have toured the country playing a variety of theaters, festivals, and concerts. Their show features the most familiar hits the world has seen and, in performing them, they tell the story of America’s band—the Beach Boys.

The performance, just two days after Valentine’s Day, will feature a limited number of VIP tickets for $36.95 each that include early venue access for a seated dinner (dinner included in the ticket price), one free drink (soft drink, water, beer/wine only) during the performance, a Hawaiian leis, and preferred seating for the performance. General admission tickets for the performance are $20.95. VIP doors for the dinner open at 5:15 p.m., and general admission doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Sounds of Summer performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. This is a 21 and over only show.

All tickets can be purchased in advance at  For assistance over the phone, please call 812-319-1281.

“The Calumet’s dance hall days are, perhaps, its most memorable to people in and around Dubois County,” said Larry Lillpop, the Calumet’s owner/operator.  “We thought there was no better time than Valentine’s Day weekend to bring those memories back to life, if only for a night—and what better music to provide the backdrop than the Beach Boys?”

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul and remaining net proceeds from the event will be used for the ongoing maintenance and restoration needs of the 77-year-old venue.

The Calumet’s storied past has been as a dance hall, then a skating rink, a restaurant, and a bar.  In its prime as a dance hall and concert venue, it played host to names such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, and Mitch Ryder.

More recently, the Calumet had fallen into a state of almost insurmountable disrepair. In 2016, Oak Tree Investments purchased the facility and began a lengthy and detailed renovation process. On August 11, 2018, after completion of structural and facility repairs, HVAC upgrades, as well as electrical and plumbing improvements, a grand re-opening and open house was held and the multi-purpose venue was back in business with the general public able to rent it for weddings, receptions, fundraisers, etc.  Its seating capacity is upwards of 800.