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2nd Annual Six Strings Music Fest Returns To Valparaiso

Great Lineup Featuring Joanna Connor, Howard and the White Boys, Head Honchos, Blues Project, Six Strings Students and More

Building on the success of last summer’s inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Six Strings Music Fest offers a stellar lineup featuring Chicago blues guitar stalwart Joanna Connor plus well-traveled blues vets Howard and the White Boys; Valpo’s own blues/rock heroes, Head Honchos; Blues Project, and the Six Strings students, taking place Saturday, July 17 at Central Park Plaza, 70 Lafayette St. (on the Porter Health Amphitheater Stage) in Valparaiso. Showtime: 4pm to 10pm. Tickets: $18. (advance), $20. (door). Kids 12 and under, free. Info: (219) 252-3636 or visit

Longtime respected Chicago blues guitarist Joanna Connor (pictured) headlines the 2nd Annual Six Strings Music Fest in Valparaiso, IN on Saturday, July 17. 

In addition to non-stop music, there will be food, bar, vendors, and raffles at the 100% family-friendly event.  As with last year, Six Strings Music Fest also features opportunities to win a month’s worth of music lessons with Six Strings, and students can enter to win a free guitar. Presenter and Event Organizer is Rocco Calipari Jr., who also owns Six Strings Guitar and Bass Lessons in Valparaiso, and plays guitar in Head Honchos with his dad, guitarist/vocalist Rocco Calipari Sr.

Chicago blues veterans Howard and the White Boys (pictured) perform at the 2nd Annual Six Strings Music Fest on July 17. Guitarist Rocco Calipari Sr. (far right) does double duty that day, as he also plays with his son,. Rocco Calipari Jr., in the group Head Honchos.
Valparaiso’s own blues rock heroes, Head Honchos, are on the bill for the 2nd Annual Six Strings Music Fest. Rocco Calipari Jr. (far left), SSMF founder and organizer, forms a deadly dual guitar attack with his dad, Rocco Calipari Sr. (second from left). Other HH band members include drummer Wioll Wyatt (third from left) and bassist, Mike Boyle (far right).

Local Sponsors include Paul Sur Buick-GMC; Thuorgren Industries; Jacob Interior Trim; The Good Family; Zao Island; Boulder Bay; Union Home Mortgage; Luxury Gift By Lulu; Revive Med Spa; Precision Door; Batholomew Funeral Home; The Entertainer; Screenmobile. Cash Bar by Leroy’s Hot Stuff. Food by Peddler’s Pizza Pub, Valpo Velvet; and Leroy’s Hot Stuff. 

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