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Rockopelli Music Fest 2021

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Date(s) - 08/14/2021 - 08/15/2021
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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As our 10th annual benefit festival, Rockopelli Music Fest 2021 will be in Griffith, IN for two days: August 14th and 15th.  Live music will feature local and national touring bands & artists, food from local vendors, beer garden, art & merchant vendors, silent auction, raffles, tethered hot air balloon rides, and more. Musical acts include local bands such as The Kinsey Report, Hessville Star, The Crawpuppies and more. Saturday night will headline nationally touring artists such as Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute).

We will ask for a $5 suggested donation at the door. All ages are welcome. The event schedule is:

  • Saturday (8/14): 3-11pm featuring Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute), Hessville Star, Jamiah Rogers Band, The Crawpuppies, Chris Peters, Frank Ruvoli and more!
  • Sunday (8/15): 3-9pm featuring The Kinsey Report, Mungion, Ratboys, Nick Kazonis, AMS, Koala Tea and more!

Rockopelli, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates a culture of philanthropy through music in Northwest Indiana. In addition to employing bands and artists to perform, the festival is a benefit that enables local charities to spread awareness about their missions.

Rockopelli provides an annual donation to local nonprofits including Planting Possibilities (who teach horticultural job skills to adults with intellectual disabilities) and Murph’s Gift of Music (who fund musical instruments & lessons to families with limited financial resources). Proceeds also help Rockopelli’s new project called PelliPlay, which funds music lesson scholarships for the youth of Northwest Indiana. Rockopelli has donated over $85,000 to local charities and students since 2012.