FBTF ft. Jerica Paliga
Jerica Paliga has gained a huge buzz as an original Pop/Country artist, and has drawn attention from industry professionals. Jerica has recently won the semi-finals for the iHeart 95.5 Coors Light BIG BREAK singing contest 2017. This is the second consecutive years in a row winning the semi-finals. Last year she was the winner for her song “Crazy For You”. As the winning contestant, she received the opportunity to play at Country Thunder Music Festival 2016 opening for super star Eric Church. She has been the on-air topic of conversation by iHeart Big 95.5 Chicago’s New Country celebrity DJ Alabama as an up and coming artist to watch. Jerica has also performed live on numerous other radio stations throughout Chicago, Illinois and Northwest Indiana. In 2016 she was also a finalist in the Live Nation Bon Jovi Opening Act Contest where she had over 5000 likes of her video “Home”, more than any other contestant in the contest in the country.
At 23, Jerica is currently working with G4 Music Artist Development, g4musicgroup.com. She has just finished her new album with g4musicgroup.com at The Spot Studios, thespotstudio.com, with new influential players of the region; Joey Miroballi on Guitar, John C. Horvath on Drums, Chuck Comanse on Bass, and Steve Gouwens on Mandolin and Fiddle. The new Album “Better Than That” credits additional musicians that were in the studio recordings; Krystal Kadar on Background Vocals, Gordie Laurencell on Piano, Dan Beaver on Harmonica, Nelson Wynn on Pedal Steel Guitar, and JD King on Guitar. The single “Jerica Paliga” and the new album “Better Than That” is now streaming worldwide and available for download at all app stores and listening on radio apps.
Fridays by the Fountain
An outdoor lunch-time concert series, Fridays by the Fountain on the Jon R. Hunt Plaza is a summertime tradition in downtown South Bend! Each summer between the months of June and August, the concert series runs every Friday and features live entertainment from local Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk, and Country bands. The concerts are free and run from 11:45am – 1:15pm.
Food vendors are available and they offer a variety of lunchtime favorites including pizza, sandwiches, salads and smoothies, or you may choose to bring your own! Tables are set in and around the plaza to give concertgoers a space to eat – or bring a blanket and relax on the lawn.
*Any ticket purchase made on the internet or by phone will be refunded, if a show is cancelled, less the non-refundable convenience fees.
Convenient event parking is available at the public garage on the corner of Main and Colfax and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel/1st Source Bank Complex. Parking is also available on the streets within walking distance of the Morris and also at the Leighton Center on Washington Street between Main and Michigan Streets. PLEASE NOTE: The surface parking lots immediately to the north of the Morris Performing Arts Center are private lots. No public parking is permitted in the Hoffman or LaSalle Building lots. Vehicles risk being towed.