Press release from Middle Waves
Today, Middle Waves Music Festival announced the initial lineup for the 2018 festival, happening at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne on September 14 and 15. Volunteer opportunities are also now available and listed on the website.
The festival will be headlined by indie rock band, Dr. Dog. Philadelphia six-piece Dr. Dog have released ten critically acclaimed studio albums, but it’s their live shows—which Rolling Stone calls “full of electric enthusiasm and sharp proficiency…swaggering and giddy”—where they’ve made their reputation and built their “jam-band-like cult following.”
Wave One performers include:
Friday, September 14
Saturday, September 15
Dr. Dog (rock, Philadelphia, PA)
Lizzo (hip-hop, Minneapolis, MN)
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (indie rock, Portland, OR)
IDLES (punk rock, Bristol, England)
Flint Eastwood (dance-pop, Detroit, MI)
David Wax Museum (American and Mexican folk, Charlottesville, VA)
Tunde Olaniran (pop, Flint, MI)
Unlikely Alibi (reggae-rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Best Sleep (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
T-Zank (rap, Fort Wayne, IN)
Lalo Cura (latino rock, Goshen, IN)
The Snarks (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Wave Two performers will be announced at a later date.
About Middle Waves
In its third year, Middle Waves is a two-day destination music festival in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. Held in Headwaters Park, along the St. Marys River, the festival features three stages and an eclectic mix of 25+ performers on three stages. With food trucks, beverages, music, interactive art installations, events, fun and games around every corner—people of all ages, all backgrounds and all music preferences are bound to have the time of their lives.
Tickets can be purchased at MiddleWaves.com.
Middle Waves, LLC is a volunteer-run, non-profit community event (part of Cultural Advancement Projects, LLC) that operates with Arts United’s 501(c)(3) and relies on the financial support of local businesses.
The 2018 festival is sponsored by Sweetwater, Parkview Health, Lincoln Financial Group, NIPSCO, Steel Dynamics Inc., Strahm Building Solutions, Fort Wayne Metals, WANE TV and United State of Indiana. Sponsorships are still available. More information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The festival’s steering committee is:
- Katy Silliman, GeneAlign, Festival Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Operations Co-Chair
- Ryan Holquist, Sweetwater Sound, Logistics Chair
- Beth McAvoy, One Lucky Guitar, Volunteer Chair
- Corey Rader, The Brass Rail, Booking Chair
- Jasmine Bejar, One Lucky Guitar, Marketing Chair
- Alec Johnson, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
- Dan Ross, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Cultural Advancement Projects, LLC
- Brad Hartman, Ash Brokerage, Ticketing Chair
- Sanee Lombardi, Finance Chair
- Melissa Twitchell, Hospitality Chair
- Nicholas Weaver, Sweetwater Sound, Operations Co-Chair