June 1st, performing at Swan Lake Resort outdoors on the Pro Shop Deck, Chicago-born Duke Tumatoe is a musician/showman who has retained a firm career by fusing gritty R&B, rock, blues, and funk injected with equal parts humor and gut-level sincerity. Tumatoe was a founding member of what would become REO Speedwagon. His tenure with that band was short-lived, leaving in 1969 and forming Duke Tumatoe & the All-Star Frogs. For the next 13 years, they toured relentlessly playing throughout the Midwest on countless collegecampuses and bars. Because of this grueling tour schedule, the band managed to release two albums, Red Pepper Hot! (1976) and Back to Chicago (1982). In 1983, Tumatoe decided to slow down the pace and break up the Frogs. He immediately rebounded with the creation of the Power Trio, who recorded Duke's Up for Blind Pig Records. Tumatoe took advantage of the more flexible schedule and formed his own record label, Sweetfinger Music. Over the next several years,Tumatoe released four discs on his label, Dr. Duke (1992), Wild Animals (1994), Greatest Hits Plus (1996), and the all-instrumental Picks & Sticks (1997). Throughout his illustrious career, Tumatoe opened for several legendary figures in blues and rock, including Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Thorogood, Fabulous Thunderbirds, and John Fogerty. Fogerty was so taken with Tumatoe's performance, he produced the critically acclaimed 1988 live album I Like My Job! on Warner Bros. In 1999, Tumatoe signed with the J-Bird label, which released A Ejukatid Man that same year. In 2001, Tumatoe had tongue firmly in cheek with the releases Pompous & Overrated and the raunchy seasonal disc It's Christmas (Let's Have Sex). Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio appeared from Sweetfinger Records in 2003, followed by 2006's You've Got the Problem! on Blind Pig Records. In November 2010, Duke released his newest album, "I Just Want to Be Rich."
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Posted on May 2, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Posted on April 30, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Performing May 31st and September 27th at Swan Lake Resort Singer, guitarist and songwriter Keith Scott has been a part of the Chicago blues scene since 1981. In addition to working with Johnny Littlejohn, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor and Hip Linkchain, Scott traveled the world as part of a distinguished lineup of the Jimmy Dawkins Blues Band in the 1980s and 90s. After honing his guitar style and familiarity with the stage behind Dawkins, Scott embarked on a solo career, presenting his trademark heavy blues in the highly amplified Dawkins’ style, as well as forms reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’ Band of Gypsies and Johnny Winter. While still gigging with his rocking band, Scott has quieted things down on his most recent studio effort, the 10-song WORLD BLUES He has recorded five CDs of original music, and his music has been featured on MTV’s “Real World” and “Road Rules” and the Disney Channel. Recently Scott has become a favorite on the college circuit and travels throughout the Midwest to rave reviews. In Chicago he has performed at the Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, Metro, the Chicago Blues Fest, and at Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks games.
Posted on April 28, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Jerry Nenycz is a Singer/Songwriter with a strong emphasis on lyrics. . A wealth of life experience plays into the song writing of Jerry Ivan Nenycz (JIN) resulting in a true and simple representation of high times and low. Recently JIN opened for the national act "The August" adding to his relevant experience. He is currently looking to head into the studio so stay tuned. Jerry is playing at Swan Lake in 2013 on May 10th and June 14th. Be sure to come see him.
Posted on April 26, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Do you have special plans for Mom on Mother's Day? Swan Lake Resort has the solution. On May 12th, from 11:00-3:00 in the banquet center, Swan Lake Resort has planned a special buffet lunch for Mom. As Mom flows in the door, she will be greeted with a flower. The family can stop for an optional family photo (for a small fee) and an impressive buffet will be presented. Menu includes the following:
- Carving Station: Prime Rib au jus/horseradish sauce and Honey Glazed Nueske Ham
- Omelet Station
- Pasta Station
- Assorted Cheeses, Fruit, and Crackers
- Assorted Salads
- Assorted Breakfast Breads, Muffins, and Rise and Roll Doughnuts
- Nueske Bacon
- Sausage Links
- Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
- Roasted Vegetables
- Assorted and Imported Desserts
- Adults $27
- Seniors $22
- 12 and Under $13
To make reservations, call 800-935-5616 and treat Mom like a queen on her day.
Posted on April 25, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Performing May 3rd, October 18th and December 6th, Bryan Edington sings and plays the guitar. He has mastered many styles of music from country to jazzy to folk and rock & roll. A seasoned performer, Bryan plays in coffeehouses, restaurants, and bars, as well as concerts, festivals, and private parties. He has performed as far away as Key West, Chicago, Nashville, Boston, Louisiana, and Texas. He has built a reputation as an outstanding musician and vocalist. He also does special performances at retirement communities and nursing homes featuring the music that residence grew up listening to. Songs by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and country artists like Hank Williams, Kenny Rodgers, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson. And even people like Ricky Nelson, Neil Diamond, and of course The Beatles. Bryan's shows stimulate good feelings and memories and raise the energy of the people in attendance. Bryan is a member of two bands, The New Electric Band which plays early rock & roll, and Soltre which is a traditional Irish band.
Mostly self taught, Bryan plays acoustic and electric guitar, bass, mandolin, synthesizer, and harmonica. He studied music theory at Indiana University. He has written several books for learning guitar and electric bass. His influences include The Beatles, Chet Atkins, Muriel Anderson, James Taylor, John Doyle, Jeff Beck, Steve Howe, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Leo Kottke. Bryan has made three CDs and is working on a fourth CD of original songs. His CDs have received airplay on several radio stations in the Northern Indiana region. Bryan has performed his original songs live on WVPE Radio and on FOX 28 TV's morning show and on Cable television. He has worked as a studio guitarist on several CDs by other musicians.
Posted on April 24, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Dickie’s Will Feature Locally-Sourced Menu Favorites with a Modern Twist
April 24, 2013 - Plymouth, Indiana. The ultimate experience in delicious food and casual dining is here, as Swan Lake Resort announces that our exciting new restaurant, Dickie’s, will be officially open to the public on May 2, 2013. The restaurant has been completely reimagined with new décor and a new menu conceived by award-winning chef Zachary Lucchese. Dickie’s is named after Richard Klingler, one of the owners of Swan Lake Resort. The only child of Hughlin and Leota Klingler, as a small boy he was lovingly referred to as “Dickie” by his mother. Swan Lake President, Pam Smith designed the completely renovated dining room as well as the bar, where diners will enjoy live music, delicious fare and their favorite beverages while basking in the intimate green glow of the lighted bar top. Under chef Zachary Lucchese’s leadership, the restaurant’s fresh new menu offers a modern twist on American classics with farm-to-fork cuisine, specializing in ingredients sourced from the best of our local producers. Chef Lucchese is known throughout the region for his fabulous steaks. Guests are invited to try the Cowboy Steak, which weighs in at a whopping 16 ounces! There will also be an extended wine and beer list with a wide variety of draft and local microbrewery selections. We look forward to greeting you at the May 2nd opening. Swan Lake Resort is located just off State Road 30 with easy access from U.S. 31. Swan Lake. The Ultimate Experience. Resort with Golf, Conference, Restaurant, Hotel, Villas, Cabins and Cottages. For further information contact: Geoff Payne. Phone: 800-935-5616
Posted on April 7, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
April 13th at 8:00PM, Danny Browning comes to Swan Lake Resort performing in The Gallery. Danny has a unique mass appeal not commonly found in comedians. His material is versatile and his performance flows with non-stop laughter. Danny headlines clubs, colleges, corporate shows - all while being edgy without being offensive. A seasoned pro, he has also performed in a plethora of casinos, resorts, religious events, military bases, colleges, high schools, and even one "nudist" resort. With his laid back demeanor and sharp wit, Danny finds humor in situations that everyone can relate to, and blends it with the perfect balance of improv. However, don't let his Mid-western charm fool you! Danny likes to walk the line, and at times will go wherever his audience leads him. It is his humor and unpredictability that assures you will have an unforgettable time at his show! Recently, Danny made his national acting debut on the TV show "Unusual Suspects" on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Last year, he released his debut comedy album "Happy Go Lucky" which can be heard regularly on Sirius/XM and is also available on iTunes. Also in 2011, Danny was chosen as one of the top college comedians in the USA by Campus Activities Magazine.
Posted on March 19, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Come see us on March 31st from 11:00-3:00 for a delicious Easter brunch. The Easter Bunny will be there for a wonderful family memory. Don't forget to bring your camera. Event features include: decorating cookies, Gilly The Balloon Lady and Easter egg hunt. Menu includes:
- Prime rib and spiral ham carving station
- Omelet station
- Grand buffet
- Dessert buffet
Prices: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Children 12 years and under $12, and children under 3 years are free. Taxes and gratuity are not included. Call 800.935.5616 for reservations in the ballroom.
Posted on March 10, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
Join Swan Lake Resort in Salon I on St. Patrick's Day for Irish food, green beer and dancing with the SpongeWorthy Band on Saturday, March 16 starting at 8:00PM. Dinner is available from 5:00-10:00PM. Traditional Irish Specials will be available along with the regular dinner menu. There will be a photo booth and of course a Leprechaun! $5.00 cover charge.
Posted on February 25, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts
With over a decade of live performances, the act has shared the stage with more than 80 National touring country artists including Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, and many more. In 2008, the brother duo earned a slot opening for Kenny Chesney in the national “Next Big Star Contest.” The Bronk Bros are fronted by, Heath Bronk and Brian Bronk. Heath is known for his impressive vocal range and remarkable guitar playing ability, while Brian is known for his rocking harmonica, powerful vocals, and crowd engaging stage energy. Both brothers are actively involved in songwriting. The duo is backed by a solid experienced foundation in drummer Johnny “Dutch” Fulling, bassist Woody T. Bridges and on lead guitar T. Rex Bell.
Come see the Bronk Bros on March 9, 2013 at Swan Lake Resort Salon I at 8:00PM. The cover charge is $10.00 per person.