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The Doctors’ Band at Vevay First Friday, July 4

June 21, 2014 Leave a comment
The Doctor's Band

The Doctors’ Band. Photo provided by Switzerland County Tourism and used with written permission.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism

Switzerland County Tourism will present “Dancin’ on Liberty Street” during Vevay’s First Friday on July 4, 2014. The Doctors’ Band will perform from 6-9 p.m. Liberty Street is located between the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 128 West Main Street and the historic Switzerland County Courthouse in downtown Vevay, IN.

“With Vevay’s “Red, White & Blues” First Friday falling on July 4 we wanted to do a little extra,” said Kendal Miller, Switzerland County Tourism executive director. “There will be activities across Switzerland County beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Patriot and finishing up with Belterra’s fireworks that start at 10 p.m.”

The Doctors’ Band performance is free and open to the public to dance or sit and enjoy music. Lawn chairs are recommended.

The nine-piece Doctors’ Band specializes in classic rock and soul from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The band was formed with the intention of having fun and playing music that members grew up with. Many of the performers are doctors with different specialties. Members include Joe Perkinson (teacher) vocals, guitar, keyboard; James Stanley (musician) vocals, keyboard; Ken Harding (nurse anesthetist) guitar; George Alcorn (internal medicine/pulmonologist) bass guitar; Chris Watson (musician) percussion; Tom Kennedy (dentist) trombone; Rick Bennett (artist) saxophone; Mark Johnson (builder) trumpet; and Dave Butler, (dentist/oral surgeon) trumpet.

“Make a day of it. Start in Patriot for the Fourth of July festivities, then head to Vevay to shop, dine and enjoy live music. Complete the holiday with the fireworks out at Belterra.” said Miller. Vevay Main Street will provide musicians along the sidewalks of downtown Vevay for First Friday and offer free carriage rides around town also at 6 p.m.

In case of rain, an alternate location for the Doctors’ Band will be announced.

Vevay’s First Friday is presented by Vevay Main Street and includes late night dining, shopping, store specials, live entertainment, art openings and free carriage rides (weather permitting) around downtown Vevay. The event is sponsored in part by Switzerland County Tourism.

For more information on Switzerland County, its businesses, eateries and events, log on to or the Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN Facebook page. Information is also available at 812-427-3237.

Lucky 14 Downtown Discovery Game in Vevay, Sept. 6

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment
Vevay Lucky Cards

Vevay Lucky 14 Downtown Discovery Game, Sept. 6.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism

The public is invited to participate in Switzerland County Visitors Center’s “Lucky 14 Downtown Discovery Game” during the September 6, 2013, Vevay Main Street First Friday. The “14 miles to Vevay” themed First Friday event will take place from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Vevay, Indiana.

Sealed envelopes with one numbered card will be provided by the Switzerland County Visitors Center to each participating business for the Lucky 14 game. The goal is for participants to discover downtown businesses while collecting one sealed envelope per participating business.  (Cards graciously donated by Belterra Casino Resort & Spa.) Tourism staff will open sealed envelopes in front of contestants to reveal the numbers on the cards in anticipation that they will add up to 14 or as close to 14 as possible without going over. It is the responsibility of the participant to disclose how many and which cards they want opened.

Only one unopened, unhampered envelope collected per person per business will be accepted. Each participating business/organization will have their name on the envelopes they distribute, making them eligible for a prize along with the winning contestant. Envelope locations will be available at the Visitor Center and participating businesses by Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Unopened envelopes need to be returned to the Switzerland County Visitors Center located at 128 West Main Street on September 6 by 8:30 p.m. Entries received after 8:30 p.m. will not be eligible. Any contestant who turns in an envelope that appears tampered will be disqualified. A winner will be named before the close of the event at 9:00 p.m.

The winner of the Lucky 14 Downtown Discovery Game will win a Bicentennial t-shirt and medallion of the Historic Switzerland County Courthouse. In case of a tie, winners will be chosen by a drawing. The business names that appear on the envelopes of the winning Lucky 14 contestant will go into a drawing to receive a prize for their business provided by Switzerland County Tourism.

The Visitors Center will also offer mustache face painting from 6-7 p.m. and will have Bicentennial items on display and sale including t-shirts, tote bags, coloring books, a limited edition bronze medal designed by Switzerland County artist Donna Weaver, and a collector basket with a lid designed by Erin Williams.

Vevay Main Street First Friday is held monthly rain or shine. The event features late night shopping and dining, specials, live entertainment and free carriage rides around downtown Vevay weather permitting.

For more information, contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237 or by e-mail at Information can be found at or on the Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN Facebook page.