Swale Music Festival is an exciting, new musical happening in the Uptown Arts District that features a diverse and multi-genre line-up with 20+ acts playing on three stages. With the rock, rap, punk, electronic and indie fields represented, there is certain to be something for everyone. For a sample of sounds that you will hear at Swale, go to our Spotify playlist which includes many of the acts that will be performing at the festival. 

This is an all ages event. Beer, wine and food selections from Barker Pub and Smokey G’s will be available onsite.

Presale tickets are $10 (plus a small service fee) and will be available exclusively on this webpage soon. Tickets will be $15 at the gate. 


Saturday, May 26th, 2018.  Gate opens at 1:00 pm and music starts at 1:30 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.


Swale Music Fest will take place at Charles R. Westcott Park (corner of Michigan Boulevard and Hwy 12) in Michigan City, Indiana.


Swale Music Festival is yet another quality offering brought to you by the hardworking fun-loving folks of Michigan City Mainstreet Association. MCMA is a non-profit that serves to promote the Uptown Arts District by increasing awareness and interest in the District as a whole and showcasing all that this unique District has to offer. Namely, three breweries, plenty of pubs, restaurants, shops, and galleries all located a short 5-minute walk from the event, so there will be plenty to do before, during and after the show.



Gertie Fox – Terror Pigeon – Lifted Bells – City Mouse – Beach Bunny – The draculahs – Wood Chickens Fragile Soul – Cowboys – Erik Nervous & The Beta Blockers – Evil Waves – Megan Dooley – VoirVoir – Lung – Gabrielle Gonzalez – Deneza Jadol – Weird Paul – Matt Milcarek – James Neary – Charlie Cate – REBA  

Lineup is subject to change without notice.

What is a Swale?

What is Swale?

Come to our event and let the music provide the answers. 

For answers to more questions you may have, please click here to visit our FAQ page.

Looking for Parking? Check out the map below to see where you can park for free.

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(Tickets are only on sale online until 11:59 PM on May 25th. On May 26th, buy your tickets at the gate.)