Hot Cars and Cool Music Rock and Roll into St. Joseph on Friday July 20

Mike Yore Memorial Car Show Part Of Midsummer Classic Weekend July 19-21

It will be extra cool to hang out along the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Mich., on July 20 when Honor Credit Union, the Paul & Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust and St. Joseph Today present the Mike Yore Memorial Car Show. This free summer event showcases classic cars along Lake Boulevard and classic music hits spun by local DJ, Hunter Stephen.

“Area residents and vacationers are sure to enjoy the classic cars at Friday’s event,” said Amy Zapal, executive director, St. Joseph Today. “But there’s lots more summer fun planned Thursday through Saturday, too, including Rock the Boat Thursday, July 19 at 5 p.m.

On Friday classic vehicles will roll in throughout the day and line up along Lake Bluff Park for public viewing. Anyone with a car 25 years or older is welcome to participate and may contact Larry Pascoe at 269-757-3149 for information. The car show officially starts at 4 p.m. with DJ Hunter Stephen spinning classic rock and roll tunes along Lake Boulevard.

Zapal said in addition to Honor Credit Union and the Paul and Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust, event sponsors include LeValley Chevrolet Buick GMC and Mid-West Family Broadcasting.

Event attendees will also enjoy live music courtesy of the Friday Night Concert Series at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell that evening. Guests are encouraged to use the bench seating or bring blankets and lawn chairs. Picnics or takeout from downtown restaurants are welcome. “Come ready to dance,” said Zapal.

Midsummer Classic events continue on July 21 with the 2018 Race for YMCA 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run presented by Chemical Bank. Money raised will benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign. The St. Joseph Farmers Market will be held at Lake Bluff Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra will host its SummerFest Music and Microbrews Concert at Silver Beach Shadowland Pavilion on July 21 at 4 p.m.This event brings together some of the region’s best brews, foods and music. Ticket information and details can be found under the events section at

Also that evening, visitors and residents will enjoy the Movies in the Park Series where the movie Cars will play on the big screen at Whirlpool Centennial Park. The movie begins at dusk and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.

On Sunday, July 22, Midsummer Classic events include free horse-drawn trolley rides from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) sponsored by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation as well as two free Municipal Band Concerts, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., at the bandshell. Zapal said this weekend is a wonderful way to celebrate mid-summer, “Whether you enjoy the beaches, our beautiful downtown shops and restaurants, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, the downtown Magical Kingdom of St. Joseph Public Art exhibit, the movie in the park, our local wineries and breweries, or a little bit of everything, there is something for everyone!”

St. Joseph Today is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about the Midsummer Classic or upcoming July/August events, visit, the Welcome Center or call 269-985-1111.