"One can still sense the presence of John Philip Sousa. The famous John Philip Sousa brought his band here four times and in the hundred years since, almost nothing has changed in this building except for updated bathrooms. With the opera boxes in the front, it kind of has the feel of a smaller version of Washington DC's Ford Theater." - Michael B.
"Great venue! Great staff, sound. Can't wait to see another show here." - Ryan H.
The Memorial Opera House has long been a music mecca in Northwest Indiana. From our earliest days hosting John Phillip Souza and his band, to our current music productions, which include local and nationally recognized artists, there is music for every taste. The Memorial Opera House is truly where the arts create community.
To experience an upcoming music event in our historic venue, choose from the offerings below.
They’re back! Joining us for the seventh consecutive year, members of The Crawpuppies and Chris & Lou will present a spectacular trip down memory lane as we continue our 2021 concert series! Selling out every year, MegaBeatles has been a wonderful way to celebrate the history of Memorial Opera House with our patrons! Make sure you don’t miss the party as we dip into the voluminous hits catalog of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Come on out and spend “A Day in the Life” as we “Twist and Shout” through the night!
Echoes of Pompeii is comprised of a 10-piece band (orchestra) to give fans the true sound of a Pink Floyd concert. From synthesizers, delayed vocals, slide guitars and female backup singers, they leave no stone unturned when it comes to their sound. They grab the audience with state-of-the-art visuals such as lasers, lights, video, and iconic images that Pink Floyd was well known to produce. Audiences will transcend from a calm moving coma state of mind into a standing ovation all night long, as if they were riding a celestial roller coaster. So please take your seat, buckle up and get ready to take flight!
Marrakesh Express is dedicated to tributing CSNY which is often unheard of due to the difficulty in replicating the 3- and 4-part vocal harmonies that made the group international superstars. Marrakesh Express excels at reproducing their complex songs and cascading, layered harmonies. The band takes the audience back to the late 1960s with youthful musicians who bring an authentic hippie vibe and visual to the stage.
Enjoy an Eagles concert experience and support the conservation work of Shirley Heinze Land Trust at the same time! This performance by Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight includes everything from the notable guitar duel in Hotel California to the harmonies of Peaceful Easy Feeling. All instruments and vocals are live with a set list that covers songs from all eras and incarnations of the Eagles, including Seven Bridges Road, Life In The Fast Lane and Take It Easy, plus solo hits such as Joe Walsh’s Rocky Mountain Way and Don Henley’s Dirty Laundry.