Make Music Day in Fort Wayne

Festival season has hit Fort Wayne! There’s plenty to look forward to: food and drinks, friends and family, (mostly) good weather and of course, live music. The city’s music scene buzzes during the summertime, from Three Rivers Festival to Middle Waves to the Living Fort Wayne Concert Series. Both local bands and national acts grace the stages of the Fort. Now, you have a chance to play. On June 21st, Fort Wayne joins over 750 cities all over the world on Make Music Day, an international celebration of music held every year on the summer solstice. This day-long free event is open to all ages, whether you like to make music or listen to it.

 

 

This festival isn’t like anything you’ll see at Lollapalooza or Coachella. Make Music Day Fort Wayne features a variety of free musical activities all day long. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can drop by Freimann Square for live performances, food trucks, and hands-on events. Make some music in one of the many participatory activities like ukelele strums, drum circles, hands-on DJing, happy keys for babies and toddlers, the FAME musical craft area for kids, and jam zones. Anyone is welcome to come play some tunes – no matter your music skill level or musical persuasion. From 6 p.m. to midnight, you can catch free concerts all over Downtown Fort Wayne.

 

 

Here’s the official 2017 lineup:

Freimann Square

11 a.m. – Jessica Brita-Segyde

11:45 a.m. – DJ Benny Bergle

12:30 p.m. – Keepin’ It Standard

1:15 p.m. – Flying Colors

2:00 p.m. – Kenny Bergle

2:45 p.m. – Teresa Long

3:30 p.m. – Walls You Know

4:15 p.m. – Puzzle Pieces

 

 

Headwaters Park 

Living Fort Wayne Concert

6 p.m. – The Freak Brothers

 

 

The Deck

6 p.m. – Holly Lentine & Christian Delzoppo

7 p.m. – Adam Baker & The Heartache

8 p.m. – Blue Wave

 

 

Neat Neat Neat

6 p.m. – Fierce Invalids

7 p.m. – The Sweethearts

8 p.m. – Horizon Arcs

 

 

The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar

7 p.m. – Jess Thrower

8 p.m. – Kevin Hambrick

 

 

The Golden

6 p.m. – Rosalind & The Way

7 p.m. – Jon Swain

 

 

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

6 p.m. – Katy Christenson

6:50 p.m. – Sophia Slates

7:40 p.m. – Forte

 

 

The Phoenix

6 p.m. – Neso

7 p.m. – JJ Fabini & Chilly Addams

8 p.m. – APQ Harmonic

 

 

Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits

Patio

6 p.m. – Imaginary Friends

7 p.m. – Secret Mezzanine

8 p.m. – Overlook

Tiger Room

8 p.m. – Lux Drive

9 p.m. – My Apollo

10 p.m. – Omaha Alaska

 

 

SideCar Ages 21+

6 p.m. – Brittney Bressler

7 p.m. – Trinell  Armour

 

 

The Brass Rail Ages 21+

9 p.m. – InGhosts

10 p.m. – Exterminate All Rational Thought

11 p.m. – Dormant

 

 

Club Soda Ages 21+

6 p.m. – Micaela & Friends

7 p.m. – Knit Cap Vigilantes

8 p.m. – 4 Clicks North

 

 

Trubble Brewing Ages 21+

6 p.m. – OLC (Overseas Love Crisis)

7 p.m. – Friday Fog

 

 

Pedal City Ages 21+

7 p.m. – Tj Gabet Band

8 p.m. – Swimming into View

9 p.m. – Totally Orange Time Machine

 

 

Dash-In Ages 21+

6 p.m. – Bruce Gardner

7 p.m. – Smooth Edge 2

8 p.m. – Nick Dutiel

 

 

Skeletunes Ages 21+

10 p.m. to Midnight – Karaoke

 

 

Make your way Downtown on June 21st to a nontraditional music festival that’s a good time for everyone. Follow Make Music Fort Wayne on Facebook or visit their website for more details.

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Author: Rachelle Reinking

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