What is the Monarch Music Fest?

The Monarch’s migration is one of the most incredible events in North America and has captivated people for centuries. This September, join Save the Dunes as we celebrate the journey and migration of the Monarch butterfly through our region with music and food at Michigan City’s Brewery Lodge & Supper Club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our work to protect and advocate for the Indiana dunes, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding natural areas for the betterment of the environment and the people who live, work and recreate in Northwest Indiana - including our hard-working pollinators!

Entertainment Line Up: Who is playing?

Johnny V & Friends
Chicken Dolphin Band
Alex Akers

Bands are being generously supported by our friends at Dig the Dunes!

Ticket Info & Where Your Money Goes

Tickets start at $40 online and available until the event reaches capacity (250 people limit). Each ticket includes entrance, food, and 2 beer tickets. Beer, wine, and cocktails for an additional cost will be available on-site. Our generous host, the Brewery Lodge & Supper Club, will donate $20 back for every event ticket purchased.

More Details

In addition to food and drinks, we will be offering a silent auction featuring dune-related adventures for you to enjoy. Be sure to check back for a list of items closer to the event! 

Also, note that this is a 21+ event and you must provide a valid photo ID! Please leave the kiddos at home!

Need more information? Please contact us at 219-879-3564 x121 or email

Don't miss the opportunity to get your tickets early! Tickets start at $40 online. Be sure to check out the option to purchase your very own Save the Dunes' stainless steel cup - available until we run out!

How Does Save the Dunes Support Pollinators?

Monarch populations are in steep decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, and pollution. Dedicated work across all sectors of society is underway to help Monarch populations recover. These efforts include planting milkweed (Asclepias species) essential for the Monarch's survival and building awareness of the perils facing all pollinators, including the Monarch. Save the Dunes is actively engaged in several pollinator conservation initiatives to foster protection in our natural areas and at home in our gardens. Our most recent initiative is the creation of Volume 2 of Living in the Dunes: A Homeowner's Guide to Pollinator Garden Landscaping in Indiana's Coastal Communities. The Guide provides the tools and inspiration to transform the everyday gardener into a powerful protector of native pollinators at home. Be sure to pick up your copy at the Fest! 
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