2018 Middle Waves Lineup is Announced
May31

2018 Middle Waves Lineup is Announced

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 GoldLink (hip-hop, Washington, D.C.) Betty Who (synth-pop, Sydney, Australia) Chives (rock, Indianapolis, IN) The Bergamot (indie folk, Fort Wayne, IN) Lightlow (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) 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 sponsorships@middlewaves.com. 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 For more information on this year’s festival, contact...

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Sweet Aviation to Host Open House
May31

Sweet Aviation to Host Open House

Release from Sweet Aviation Sweet Aviation, a Fort Wayne-based flight school that also offers aircraft rentals and maintenance and is located in Smith Field Airport, is hosting its annual Spring Open House this Saturday, June 2, from 9 AM to 12 PM at Smith Field Airport at 902 West Ludwig Road in Fort Wayne. Free breakfast will be served until 11 AM, while supplies last. They’ll also have a free bounce house and other kids’ activities, including arts and crafts; discounted airplane and helicopter rides for just $30; distinctive military and service aircraft on display, including a 1950’s military trainer, the T-28 Trojan; and R.C. model demonstrations from Phil’s Hobby Shop. Sweet Aviation, which is owned by Sweetwater founder and President Chuck Surack, continues to experience sustained growth, continually adding to their staff and fleet to provide the best possible aircraft training and rental options. The latest addition to the Sweet Aviation fleet, which will be on display Saturday, is a Cirrus Vision SF-50, also known as a “Vision Jet.” According to Cirrus, it’s the world’s first single-engine personal jet, designed to be a relatively affordable and convenient alternative to traditional private jets. Sweet Aviation’s Vision Jet is just the 25th produced and one of very few available to the public for training and rental. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. More information about this event can be found at SweetAviation.com, by calling (260) 267-5505, or on the Sweet Aviation Facebook page. About Sweet Aviation Sweet Aviation is a flight training, aircraft rental, and aircraft maintenance company based at Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sweet Aviation is owned by helicopter pilot and aviation enthusiast Chuck Surack, who also owns Sweetwater, the world’s leading music technology and instrument retailer. Sweet Aviation features a diverse and modern fleet of airplanes and helicopters, holds FAA Part 141 certification, and is a certified Cirrus Aircraft Training Center and Service Center. To learn more about flight training, aircraft rentals, or aircraft maintenance, please visit SweetAviation.com or contact Joel Pierce, General Manager, via phone (260-267-5505) or email...

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Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central
May02

Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 1, 2018) – Science Central thanks Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater for their sponsorship during the month of May! “Science and technology, music technology in particular, have been a lifelong interest,” said Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater. “That’s one of several reasons why I’m very pleased to support Science Central. It is one of the educational and cultural gems of northeast Indiana, important to our quality of life, and essential to the economic development of our community.” Support from Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater helps Science Central continue providing quality, hands-on science education for all people of all ages. This month-long sponsorship is one of many contributions they have made to Science Central. More information about sponsorship opportunities at Science Central can be found on our website. About Sweetwater Sound: Sweetwater Sound Founded in 1979, Sweetwater is the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U. S. The company is respected as the nation’s leading retailer serving musicians, recording studios, broadcast, education, and houses of worship. Sweetwater’s customers can be found everywhere music is heard and audio is played, broadcast, or recorded, including recording, film, and broadcast studios in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; in hundreds of thousands of home recording studios; and in schools and churches nationwide. Sweetwater’s founding and meteoric growth are built on a knowledgeable and experienced staff, outstanding selection and pricing, and, above all, an unwavering commitment to customer service excellence in every situation. For further information, visit Sweetwater.com. About Science Central: Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for more than 20 years. Through our 200+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to about 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit...

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SPRING CYCLE OF AMPLIFY ART! DEPENDS ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT
May01

SPRING CYCLE OF AMPLIFY ART! DEPENDS ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 SPRING CYCLE OF AMPLIFY ART! DEPENDS ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORT WAYNE, IN – Arts United is pleased to present three projects selected for the 2018 Spring Cycle of Amplify Art!, a crowdfunding campaign platform designed to support arts and culture projects in northeast Indiana. Amplify Art! relies on support from the community through social media advocacy and small contributions from a large number of donors. The projects are: • Blocknobben Block Party Blocknobben is Hobnobben Film Festival’s free and family-friendly block party at the Arts United Center Plaza. Cinema Center brings film, food, artists, vendors and music together as a public celebration of film and Fort Wayne. Blocknobben will kick off the 2018 Hobnobben Festival in June. • Theatre Arts Day Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will host a full-day workshop for anyone 14 and older who wants to learn more about theatre. Break-out sessions include auditioning, dance, costuming, scenic building, and backstage work. The day concludes with a panel discussion and Q&A with a NYC-based professional actor. • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Clinician and Composition Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will commission James Mulholland, composer and Professor of Music at Butler University, to write a new piece of music for five area high school and university choirs to perform at the Three Rivers Choral Festival. He will work with each choir individually before the performance this fall. Amplify Art! is a crowdfunding program that mobilizes community support for and awareness of diverse creative projects. Each Amplify Art! campaign takes place over one month; this month’s campaign will run from May 1-31. Donations can be made at www.artsunited.org/amplify. Each project is seeded with $1,000 from Arts United. Donations from community members to each project are matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,500 by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union. “3Rivers is thrilled to partner with Arts United to mobilize community support and visibility for these incredible arts projects. We’re proud to support our thriving and vibrant arts community.” said Melissa Shaw, Marketing Director at 3Rivers Federal Credit Union. Through the Amplify Art! program, Arts United proactively increases the community’s access to diverse, innovative, and compelling creative experiences. Arts United provides the fundraising technology and promotional support to help make these projects a reality. Please contact the respective representatives to learn more about each project: Blocknobben Block Party Margaret Reeder Cinema Center mreeder@cinemacenter.org Theatre Arts Day Elise Ramel Fort Wayne Civic Theatre eramel@fwcivic.org Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Clinician and Composition Jonathan Busarow Fort Wayne Children’s Choir jbusarow@fwcchoir.org Amplify Art! is made possible with support from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and 3River Federal...

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Coming Soon – Middle Waves Lineup Announcement Event
Apr30

Coming Soon – Middle Waves Lineup Announcement Event

Press release from Middle Waves Music Festival Middle Waves Music Festival will reveal the 2018 lineup at an event on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at Hop River Brewing Company, 1515 N Harrison Street. Tickets also resume sales today. The Lineup Announcement event is a free and all-ages event, with doors opening at 5:30 PM and announcement beginning at 6 PM. The announcement will unveil the performers at the 2018 Middle Waves Music Festival, held in Headwaters Park along the St. Marys River on September 14-15. Tickets resume sale today and continue throughout the rest of the summer. Weekend Passes are available at $75 for GA and $155 for VVIP, with prices increasing periodically throughout the summer. Tickets can be purchased at MiddleWaves.com. 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 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. 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. For more information on this year’s festival, contact info@middlewaves.com or visit...

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