Chesterton’s European Market prides itself on providing the best entertainment for our visitors. From fine jazz to Chicago blues to acoustic swing, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of musicians perfectly attuned to the ambiance of a community market.

Market Musicians:

Mike Beach is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, where he taps the nostalgia of the city’s history for his craft. “I love writing a song that takes me on a journey or helps me move through life. Great lyrics have a way of burning our souls forever, almost like a scent can bring back some moments in time from years ago. As I write, I’m transported back to a heartbreak, to moments with family and friends – back to a hundred first times, high school and teenage memories.” Beach regularly tours throughout the Midwestern United States, and recently released a solo album entitled “Son of a Beach.”

Derek Stroh is a talented singer and guitarist with a driving acoustic sound that touches on many musical styles from the 1950s and 60s to modern Pop hits of today.  With only an acoustic guitar and a rich baritone voice, supported by a professional sound system, he performs songs that are remembered and loved by listeners of all ages.  Derek has the ability to understand which songs will stir the listeners soul and can instantly adapt an evenings playlist to the tastes of that particular audience, making for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Keenan Baxter is a composer in a variety of genres – Hip-Hop, Blues, Electronic, Adult, New Age, Trance, Goth, Celtic, Classical, Club, Reggae, Calypso, Funk, Blues and Smooth Jazz– and his abilities encompass multiple styles and skills. He performs improvisational jazz and smooth jazz and regularly writes new music.

Dan Reisen has developed a musical following in various parts of Northwest Indiana with his musical inclination and smooth, progressive vocals. Dan got his start while acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Music from Indiana University. There he played originals for local venues, taverns, and benefit shows. After graduating, Dan moved to Nashville to pursue a musical career but returned home shortly thereafter for the love of his life. “Hey, I got sick of writing depressing songs about heartache.” Dan enjoys writing about his inner emotions, struggles, love, and life’s experiences, while his stylistic influences include acoustic-pop, indie, blues, and rock.

Gerry Hundt On the strength of his critically-acclaimed Blue Bella Records CD, “Since Way Back,” Gerry was nominated for Blues Music Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011 for Best Instrumentalist, Other (Mandolin), and featured at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Blues Station in Tournon d’Agenais, France. In addition to continuing worldwide radio and web airplay, tracks from “Since Way Back” have appeared numerous times on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Michael Bruccoleri is a former member of the wildly popular 60′s band Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone (“I’m Into Something Good,” “Henry the Eighth,” “Mrs Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”), a band he toured with from 2003 to 2006.

Kent Arnsbarger “If you like warm weather music, sitting on the beach while the waves roll ashore, watching the sunset over a gorgeous body of water, then my music is what you also desire. Through my sounds, I will take you on a caribbean flavored tour (& promise to have you back in a couple of hours).  Without the sun burn & no passport required…”

Goodnight Nurse the blend of voices in Goodnight Nurse transcends their repertoire in the best possible way – rock chestnuts are rejuvenated and contemporary favorites are revitalized – guaranteed!

Ed Strudas