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Lerner on the Lawn with Rhymer/Educator

Thursday, August 25 @ 6:00 pm


R/E (Rhymer/Educator) is a Chicagoland R&B/Hip-Hop artist and high school teacher who uses music as a platform for fun, love, and conversation. In 2018, R/E released his debut LP, The Rhymer/Educator Project. The success of the album landed R/E support slots with Vanilla Ice, MAX, and Pitbull. The album featured alternative R&B artist theMIND, whose resume includes work with Noname, Chance the Rapper, Saba, and Mick Jenkins, as well as reputable New York-based MC, Nitty Scott. The track Meant for More with WittiestMC was featured on New Music Friday, a playlist on Spotify. R/E then released two subsequent EP’s, Extra Credit and Natural Writes (with WittiestMC as co-artist), which were released in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Most recently, R/E took a turn from his hip-hop roots to pursue other genres of interest. Inspired by artists like Childish Gambino, Sade, and Prince, R/E released r/Evolution, an entirely R&B album in August of 2021. Along with his 8-piece live band, R/E is excited to light up the Artwalk stage with his family friendly brand of hip-hop and R&B this August!

The Lerner on The Lawn series, presented by Friends of The Lerner and the Rex & Alice A. Martin Foundation, is pleased to collaborate with ArtWalk in Downtown Elkhart for a live outdoor music concert series. The FREE concerts will be held on The Central Green of Civic Plaza starting at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Elkhart ArtWalk. No ticket required. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the evening under the stars.

“The Lerner Theatre and Friends of The Lerner are pleased to add a new live music element to ArtWalk on the Central Green stage. “Lerner on the Lawn” will showcase regional and national artists, free to the community, from 6- 8 p.m. during ArtWalk Thursdays from May to October. Local food trucks and some of your favorite Downtown vendors will be set up at Central Green. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a great night of art and music in Downtown,” said Michelle Frank, The Lerner Theatre, Executive Director.


Thursday, August 25
6:00 pm
Cost (plus fees)
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Central Park
300 S Main St
Elkhart, 46516


Friends of The Lerner
(574) 293.4469
View Organizer Website

Tickets (plus fees)

General Admission
Free (no ticket required)

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Patron bags exceeding 14 inches by 14 inches by 6 inches (14” x 14” x 6″) are not permitted inside The Lerner. The term “bags” includes, without limitation, backpacks, briefcases, luggage, duffel bags, musical instrument cases, purses, boxes, packages and carry-alls.

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No storage or “check in area” will be provided for prohibited items. Lerner management reserves the right to deny any item it deems to be a safety hazard.