Weekend Fun in French Lick

Guest blogger Kristie L Smith

The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is in town and spectators are streaming into French Lick and West Baden. While some may think “it’s just golf,” I’m here to tell you, it’s so much more. The tournament is one of the many things to do in the area this weekend. Food trucks, live music, a beer garden and pop-up stores are also happening, and that’s just the beginning.

Those who live nearby know French Lick does a celebration right – the annual Block Bash and Pumpkin Festival are proof. With the added excitement that swirls around major sporting events, the towns are really going all out for the Rollin’ Into Summer Festival. After golf, when things on the course have settled, make your way to the town green for more fun and excitement.

French Lick Town Green
The KitchenAid Pop-Up Store • French Lick Town Green
Friday – Sunday, 10am – 7:30pm
See the greatest in kitchen gadgets by KitchenAid – on display and organized by color. A work of art in itself, the merchandise is really something to see. Everything from stand mixer accessories to the iconic counter-top appliances are available plus dish towels, oven mitts and more. Make that dream of owning a KitchenAid mixer a reality. Buy from the pop-up store and purchases will be shipped for free.

Beer & Wine Garden • French Lick Town Green
Friday, 3pm – 9:30pm • Saturday & Sunday, noon – 9:30pm
Select Budweiser and Michelob products as well as wine from the French Lick Winery are available for purchase - must be 21 years or older

KitchenAid Demonstration Kitchen • French Lick Town Green
Friday, 3pm – 6:30pm • Saturday & Sunday, noon – 6:30pm
In the heart of the festival, the KitchenAid Demonstration Kitchen will provide a fun and family-friendly experience. Professional Chef, Christopher Covelli, senior instructor at Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Lucca, Italy, and others will entertain with creative techniques and interactive banter.

Chef Covelli
The Wright Brothers • Town Green Gazebo
Friday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Their perfect harmonies and wide ranging repertoire have made The Wright Brothers an Indiana staple for decades. Enjoy pop-rock, country-western and patriotic songs for all ages.

Kirby Stailey • The Row Boat Café
Friday, 6:30pm • Bring Your Own Lawn Chair!
Local singer-songwriter performs modern country and country-Gospel in an outdoor concert at the Row Boat Café – byolc (bring your own lawn chair).

The Lean Too’s • 33 Brick Street
Friday & Saturday • 9:30pm
Acoustic group playing country, gospel and rock

Banjo Boys | Joe B. & Willie + Live DJ • Wacky Wings
Friday, Saturday & Sunday • 9:30pm
One band inside and one band outside plus DJ and dancefloor!  Party the night away in French Lick.

Summer Classic Car Extravaganza • French Lick Town Green
Saturday & Sunday • Noon – 6pm 
60 classic cars have been invited to compete for a $1,500 prize for best of show. Winner announced at 6pm Sunday on the Town Green Stage

Classic Mustang like those in the Summer Classic Car Extravaganza
Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band • French Lick Town Green
Saturday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
This 1950s inspired piano-driven rock and roll band is sure to have your toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’ as they play honky-tonk, swing, rockabilly and boogie-woogie. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

.50 Caliber • French Lick Town Green
Sunday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
This local favorite, like their name would suggest will blow your socks off with the greatest cover tunes from rock, southern rock, classic rock and hair metal.

So once golf is finished for the day, or even if you don't make your way to the course, be sure to visit the French Lick Town Green and savor the food, dig the live music and enjoy the KitchenAid experience!