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Preview of Highland Fourth of July Summer Fest

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  This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TOPIC:  HIGHLAND SUMMER FEST

Guests:  LIZ & JOHN BRESLIN of The Highland Council of Community Events

Musical Guest:  LeANN STUTLER of the CAPERNAUM band

NWI Indiana singer and songwriter LeANN STUTLER will play some acoustic tunes live in studio while Tom Lounges talks with JOHN & LIZ BRESLIN about what's going to be featured at the upcoming 2017 Highland Summer Festival ( June 30-July 4 ) in the Town of Highland, Indiana's MAIN SQUARE PARK.  Over 20 musical artists will be presented at the festival this year, with Capernaum performing on the closing day or JULY 4th.

National "Buddy Holly Tribute" artist KENNY JAMES -- who performs with his band "RAVE ON" for the fest's JULY 2 "Family Day" calls in to the program to chat about his career and years spent in Las Vegas, Nevada and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Music from CD is featured from the a few other groups performing at Highland's festival, including tunes from JIMMY SARR BAND, THE SPANIELS FOREVER, LIZ MANDEVILLE and STOP-DROP-REWIND.

* Repeats on FRIDAY, JUNE 30th @ 11pm.

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.