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First Friday on the Plaza feat. The LowLifes


September 6, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601 United States
(574) 235-9190

Bring your dogs and pups for this First Friday “Dog Days of Summer” and enjoy a relaxing evening outside on the plaza by the fountain. Enjoy jazz and pop classics from The LowLifes, featuring Chris Chapman, and grab a bite from a local food trucks. This event is free! The Morris Box Office will also be open for extended evening hours until 8:30pm, if you wish to pickup tickets to any upcoming events. Visit morriscenter.org for a full list.

Meet The LowLifes, featuring Chris Chapman! These four gifted musicians/entertainers have been bringing jazz back to the community of South Bend for the last 5 years. Their audiences range from very young to very wise, everyone coming together to enjoy jazz/pop classics with new arrangements written by the band, for songs such as “The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” and “All of Me.” The band makes it a point to place their individual music stamp on many a contemporary and modern songs also. The Song List is a very eclectic set, with a little something for everyone!

Ralph Lampkin, Jr. is owner of Lampkin Music Group, the label, LMG Music and the Video/Film company, LMP, co-owned by Phillip Patnaude. LMG is a presentation house that specializes in jazz, theater, classical and cabaret. Performers he has worked with run the gamut from Broadway to TV and the intimate stages of nightclubs. Tony Award winners Alice Ripley, Donna McKecknie and Hinton Battle; Transparent/Goliath TV star, Alexandra Billings; Broadway and Cabaret Star Karen Mason;  Amy Morton and Bob Brueler from Stepphenwolf; to name a few. Ralph has produced shows at venues across the country, including: Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York; The Apollo and Mercury Theaters, Bailiwick Theater, Theater Building, Stage 773 in Chicago; Avery Schrieber Theater in LA, Second City Chicago and The Bendix Theater, South Bend Civic Theater, Firehouse Cabaret,  Palais Royale and the Morris Performing Arts here in South Bend.

Additional Info

*No ticket refunds, unless a show is cancelled.


Convenient garage parking is located at the public garage on the corner of Main and Colfax and at DoubleTree by Hilton/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.