Music in the Gardens in South Bend

Reporters Tito & Rachel Guedea

The lush grounds of Copshaholm,  the mansion of the 19th century industrialist, J. D. Oliver, provided a perfect setting for Music in the Gardens, a benefit for the Northern Indiana Center for History in South Bend on Friday, June 6.  Earlier showers delayed the start of the concert by the Whistle Pigs Band, but people  gathered with their blankets and chairs to listen to the vocalists and instrumentalists begin their enjoyable concert. Many participants purchased food and beverages which were available even though the barbeque fires were initially put out by the rain. Complimentary first floor tours of the Oliver Mansion were available and also a chance to view the Center for History’s newest exhibits.

The Whistle Pigs, a seven piece band provided a versatile musical offering of contemporary, classic rock, jazz, and rhythm and blues.  Couples and families with children were soon dancing to the lively tunes.

Everyone shared the music showing the great diversity of talent the City of South Bend has to offer. A great moment to relax under the trees in the beginning of summer.