Barnstormers Soulcraft Summit

We’re so excited to see you for the Barnstormers Soulcraft Summit this summer! We expect our regular supercharged Barnstormer energy to be in full swing, especially after the year we’ve had! Get ready for activities such as the Service Brigade, Political Action (learning workshops), the Boot-Up, and Barnstormer Bash (#JOY!).

When you purchase a ticket, you will be automatically registered for the full weekend. If you would like to participate in only those activities outside of the workshops, panel discussion, Boot-Up dinner, and Barnstormer Bash, please remember to register here.


Doubletree Downtown South Bend

You can book your room at this hotel HERE to get our $119/night group rate.


Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
You can book your room at this hotel HERE to get our $139/night group rate. This is a very new hotel and right around the corner from the Doubletree.

Ivy Court Inn South Bend
This locally owned hotel is only a couple miles from the event location and is a great option for those who prefer to stay away from the action at the end of the night. Call (574) 277-6500 or go to their website and use booking code 21-022 for our $124/night group rate.


Based on the incredible progress the Biden administration has made in the first three months of his administration on vaccine production and distribution, we are confident we’ll all be able to make this summit the high-energy event we all envision and expect. It’s hard to tamp down the enthusiasm of this family! 

But as with any public health risk, especially one of COVID-19’s magnitude, we also want to be as clear as possible about what is necessary to ensure our collective safety, which of course includes South Benders and any member of the public we come into contact with during the journey.

As you know, the underlying guide for Barnstormers is Pete’s Rules Of The Road. We have and always will take them very seriously. As safety is our number one priority for any Barnstormers event, we have to highlight five ROTR in particular: Respect, Truth, Teamwork, Responsibility and Discipline

Because of our respect for the health and safety of others, we all agree to follow the rules. 

It’s all of our responsibility to follow the CDC Guidelines, which you can find here. The CDC will continue to update them as conditions evolve. 

It takes teamwork to ensure each other’s health and that’s what we’re asking of each and every participant at this event.  And the truth is that we as a nation will not move beyond this pandemic unless we follow the science and embrace it — and get vaccinated.  Moreover, until we hear otherwise from the CDC, we need to care enough about each other to continue practicing such safety measures as wearing masks and social distancing.

We have seen firsthand how Pete has followed the COVID Rules of the Road for protecting ourselves, our families and friends, and our wider community.  In coming to Pete’s hometown, we need to be good citizens and guests and protect each other and the wider South Bend community, In Indiana, there is strong evidence that vaccinations are working to keep the public safe. So let’s make sure we help keep up the momentum!  

As of today, the CDC says that it is safe for vaccinated individuals to be able to spend time indoors with each other without masks and it is safe for vaccinated individuals to travel.. To that end, we will be requiring all attendees of indoor Soulcraft Summit events to confirm (and provide proof) that they have received their vaccination if they are eligible. The administration has said that as of April 19, anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to get one (we recognize that it may take some time beyond that date to secure a vaccine appointment).  As a practical matter, anyone planning to attend the Soulcraft Summit needs to have begun the vaccination process by June 15 for the Moderna vaccine, June 22 for the Pfizer vaccine, and July 13 for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

For events that take place in public, face masks will be required. We’re all looking forward to the day when the CDC says it’s okay to not wear one. But until that day, we must exercise the discipline to keep them on (and wear them the right way!).

Because we are all predisposed to taking action, please sign up for the US Health and Human Services COVID-19 Community Corps to help as many people as possible get their vaccinations promptly.

Stay tuned for updates on any changes to CDC guidelines and for details about the summit’s activities. We’re so excited to see everyone and start turning up the energy in preparation for 2022 and beyond!