Mark your calendar and get your tickets now! The youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts, Billy Gilman will perform on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Portage High School East Auditorium, 6450 U.S. Highway 6, Portage, Indiana. This is the first of the Fall 2022 -Spring 2023 live music concerts presented by PortageLIVE! now in its 33rd season of bringing quality live entertainment to the community. Admission: Students FREE; General Admission Adult: $15.00 at the door. Adult admission is FREE with a Portage LIVE! Reciprocity Season Ticket Pass* You won’t want to miss this amazing season opener!


Billy Gilman burst onto the national stage in 2000 with his release of the hit single “One Voice.” His debut album was certified double platinum in the United States, with ten million albums sold worldwide. He has garnered awards and nods from The GRAMMYs®, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Billboard Magazine, and the American Music Association. After soaring to the finale of NBC's THE VOICE, he said, “It took me a good while to figure out exactly who I was, musically speaking. As a little kid, sometimes I was just told what to sing. But now I have enjoyed coming into my own and discovering what it really is that I want to sing…” 

Drawn to the country genre by songs that are essentially storytelling tunes, Billy strives “…in every way to create a kinder world where we all are one voice.”

PortageLIVE! 's exciting 2022 - 2023 live music series continues with these Portage concerts:

Friday, November 18, 2022
PHS West Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Elton Jeff & The Honky Cats
A Tribute to Elton John
Thursday, March 23, 2023      
Woodland Park, Oakwood Hall, 7 p.m
Chicago Latin Groove
Tropical Latin Music
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Woodland Park, Oakwood Hall, 7 p.m. 
Lakeshore Artists Guild
String Ensemble BEATLES Tribute

And that’s JUST the beginning! Want to hear even more great music?  *A Reciprocity Season Ticket Pass for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Concert Season, purchased through PortageLIVE! is a fabulous deal!  Our $50 Adult Season Ticket Pass entitles you admittance to all four PortageLIVE! Concerts, PLUS entrance to FOURTEEN ADDITIONAL concerts performed in the neighboring towns of Munster, Valparaiso, and LaPorte, Indiana! Enjoy an unparalleled variety of musical entertainment by professional touring artists in this exciting season-ticket concert package! Visit today!


PortageLIVE! (formerly Portage Township Live Entertainment Association) is a not-for-profit 

501(c)3 organization whose goal is to make live entertainment and cultural events available in Portage Township, at an affordable cost to all -- and FREE to students.  Season ticket holders help PortageLIVE! to realize this goal.  To order season tickets, inquire about the complete Fall 2022- Spring 2023 Reciprocity Concert Season Schedule, and learn about becoming a PortageLIVE! patron of the arts and/or a Maestro Society member, call Linda Hardin at 219-762-5025, email [email protected], or visit