Sounds of the 1960s will fill Tippecanoe Co. Amphitheater

News 18 This Morning interview with Gary Wolfelt

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – If you never got the chance to see the Beatles, Elvis or Motown artists live, then see the next best thing at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater this summer.

Concert promoter Gary Wolfelt is bringing three tribute acts to town. He said he hopes to attract both audiences that loved this music in their youth and younger crowds as well.

As for why he picked the Beatles, Elvis and Motown, he said they all hold a special significance to him.

“I actually learned to play the drums with the Beatles in my bedroom driving my father out of his mind, so I’ve always been hooked in pretty good with them. I’ve always loved Motown as well, and Elvis is kind of like America[n institution,]” said Wolfelt when he appeared on News 18 This Morning.

The Beatles concert, “1964: The Tribute,” kicks off the concert series on Friday, July 18. The “Fabulous Motown Revue” will be on Friday, Aug. 15, and “Memories of Elvis in Concert” will be on Friday, Aug. 22. All three shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.

You can purchase tickets online here or here. Tickets can also be bought at Long Center for Performing Arts box office at 111 N. Sixth Street.

All three concerts cost $100 together or $40 separately. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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