Tomfoolery Productions LLC, in conjunction with the Indiana Ballet Theatre, is pleased to present rock legend M&R Rush as they continue their “Out of The Basement” 2021 concert tour!! Please join us on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 7:30 PM for an evening of incredible music at the beautiful Central Park Plaza – Northwest Health Amphitheater in downtown Valparaiso, IN!!

M&R Rush had its beginnings in the early 70’s when a group of five high school friends from Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood had a dream of making it in the music business. It wasn’t long before M&R Rush had won a couple of “Battle of the Bands” contests and started to build a following.

Within a year M&R Rush was signed by the same Chicago based management company that was guiding another local Chicago group called Styx. M&R Rush opened a string of high school and college concerts for the band prior to Styx becoming national recording artists. This gave M&R Rush instant recognition with the 1,500 to 2,000 fans who came to the shows.

In 1980, “The Loop” radio in Chicago chose M&R Rush to be on their first hometown album. The song “Rock & Roll Chicago”, written and performed by M&R Rush, became the most requested song off the album and finished at #45 for the year at that station. During this time M&R Rush shared the stage with and opened shows for Styx, Survivor, Sammy Hagar, Judas Priest, Black Oak Arkansas, Head East and the Go Go’s.

As the music industry changed to more alternative styles, M&R Rush disbanded in 1987. After an eighteen year “timeout” the band reformed and began to once again entertain audiences with their original and hard-driving sound!

Indiana Ballet Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 school and performing company. Your support helps provide programming and outreach for children in underserved areas throughout Lake and Porter Counties.

Tickets for this event are priced at only $10 and further information is available at: or call (219) 595-YES2.