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Free Movie Thursday at the Foellinger

Posted by on July 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Free Movie Thursday at the Foellinger

Free Movie Thursday at the Foellinger

Looking for something to do with the family before the weekend hits? Foellinger theater is showing free movies on Thursday evenings, starting at 8 p.m. Come as you are and enjoy an outdoor movie night! Keep in mind that food and beverages are not allowed inside, but there will be concessions open to purchase snacks when you arrive. A BIG thank you to Fort Wayne’s NBC and 97.3 WMEE for helping  make this program possible! C Check out the free movie line up for the summer: July 12th: Despicable Me 2 July 19th: Despicable Me 3 July 26th: Minions August 2nd: Finding Nemo August 9th: Finding Dory...

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Lunch on the Square- The Place to be for Lunch!

Posted by on July 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Lunch on the Square- The Place to be for Lunch!

Lunch on the Square- The Place to be for Lunch!

There are so many cool things going on downtown this summer! The Three River’s Festival is coming up, the farmer’s market is a great place to make purchases, and TinCaps baseball is in full swing. If you get a chance, try to make Lunch on the Square to one of your downtown destinations. You can grab a great lunch there every Thursday from 11:30AM-1:30PM now through August at Freimann Square. This should be a must for anyone who has a free day, or who works nearby and can allow time on their lunch breaks to eat. Unfortunately, I work too far away to personally check it out, so I reached out to a few locals to get their opinions on the event. Amber Ruiz, her husband, and their son attended the very first Thursday of the season. Daniel and TJ Musser (ages 9 and 12) try to make it out a couple times a year with their family. Let’s see what they have to say about the event! What is your favorite thing to eat? Daniel: The Snooooop Dog is my favorite thing at Bravas. TJ: Bravas hot dogs because they are very good. I probably like the Snooooop Dog the best. (the Snooooop dog is a vienna beef frank, smoked bacon, smoked gouda, and aioli. You can have this on a burger, also!) Amber: My family and I tried the Ragin’ Cajun Food Truck-it was completely delicious!  We tried the tacos and jambalaya. No way you could go wrong!   What’s the crowd like? Daniel: It depends on the day. If it’s all droopy and rainy there is not much but if it’s sunny and nice there’s a lot more. TJ: It’s usually busy. There is a lot of people in line for the food trucks. Amber: We went to lunch on the square the first day- Thursday, June 7th. There was a considerable amount of people coming and going, enjoying the lunch trucks and free music, entertainment, and visiting stations/centers of local Fort Wayne vendors.   Is there other entertainment there? Daniel: There is music every week, but sometimes there are street performers there too. TJ: There’s shops and people playing music. There are stands you can get sunglasses from. (Local radio stations and other agencies have giveaway booths at the Square also!) Amber: The day my family and I went to Lunch on the Square, we were entertained by Alicia Pyle Quartet and a student From Covington Elementary- Addison Stout. Both put on a great performance, and allowed my family time to sit down and enjoy downtown Fort Wayne.   The Downtown Improvement District made Freimann Square THE place to be this summer for lunch. It definitely sounds like there are things to keep you entertained while eating- street performers, live music, and local giveaways to include a few. Also, check out the list below for some of the upcoming music groups that will be featured this...

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Living Fort Wayne Concert Series

Posted by on June 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Living Fort Wayne Concert Series

Living Fort Wayne Concert Series

The Living Fort Wayne Concert Series returns to Headwaters Park on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy the music of Unlikely Alibi (organ and guitar driven power pop with a twist of reggae, ska and soul) and HazenSol (a fusion of classic and modern rock guitar riffs, a driving powerful bass line, a jazz drummer and powerful thought inducing lyrics.) Arrive early and sign up for the fantastic giveaways including one pair of Cubs tickets and a family four-pack of Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo tickets. Winners must be present to claim a prize. If you haven’t attended the Living Fort Wayne Concert Series yet, this is a relaxing getaway in the middle of the week. Located in the heart of Headwaters Parks, locals can enjoy the shade of the trees right next to the St. Marys River. Music will play throughout the park while you enjoy something delicious from a local food truck or a nice cold drink. As we head into the summer months, these concerts have become a staple for family-friendly entertainment that is free and enjoyable for everyone. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and claim a spot under the blue skies of downtown Fort Wayne. Over the years, thousands have attended with accessible parking located in the surrounding parking areas near Harrison Street and Headwaters Park. Don’t forget to leave a little early due to riverfront construction and road updates in the area. Bring your friends and family for an adventure downtown. Follow the Living Fort Wayne Facebook page for any weather updates that day regarding the concert. Don’t forget to save the date for Wednesday, August 1! More information is available on our website....

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June Summer Festival Guide

Posted by on June 16, 2018 | Comments Off on June Summer Festival Guide

June Summer Festival Guide

Summer in Fort Wayne means every weekend Headwaters Park is packed with great festivals and entertainment. Here is a quick run down on what to expect for the first part of summer in northeast Indiana. Check out these highlights from our partners with Current Fort Wayne. Special thanks to Current Fort Wayne for being festival central! Greekfest (Click for more info) Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, June 24 A post shared by Fort Wayne Greek Festival (@fwgreekfest) on Jun 14, 2018 at 6:37pm PDT GearFest at Sweetwater  (Click for more info) Friday, June 22 – Saturday, June 23 A post shared by Sweetwater Sound (@sweetwatersound) on May 31, 2018 at 1:00pm PDT BuskerFest (Click for more info) Saturday, June 30 A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jun 24, 2017 at 6:52pm PDT Freedom Festival Artisan Market (Click for more info) Saturday, June 30 Stay tuned for July and August festivals coming...

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2018 Middle Waves Lineup is Announced

Posted by on May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Middle Waves Lineup is Announced

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 info@middlewaves.com or visit MiddleWaves.com. Be sure to follow Middle Waves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram....

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How to Celebrate National Wine Day

Posted by on May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Celebrate National Wine Day

How to Celebrate National Wine Day

Merlot? Wine not. We all know that Memorial Day weekend is around the corner, but did you know that Friday, May 25th is National Wine day? What better way to kick off the start of the summer season than with a full glass of wine? Well, I have a few ideas to help you celebrate this delightful occasion right here in northeast Indiana. Satek Winery View this post on Instagram If April showers bring May flowers, what do frozen showers bring, cacti? #OhMy #CaseOfTheMondays #🌧💐❄️🌵 A post shared by Satek Winery (@satekwinery) on Apr 9, 2018 at 6:47am PDT This winery is located in Fremont, Indiana and offers over 40 varieties of wine. If you can’t celebrate on Friday, stop in on Saturday for a tour and a tasting. Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.   Two EE’s Winery View this post on Instagram Happy Daylight Savings! Savor that extra hour of sunshine on our patio with a glass of your favorite ☀️#daylightsavings A post shared by Two-EE's Winery (@twoeeswinery) on Mar 11, 2018 at 9:36am PDT Located less than 20 miles from downtown Fort Wayne in Huntington, Indiana, Two EE’s offers a variety of fruity wines with a beautiful scenery. On Friday, you can enjoy your wine while listening to The Colin Boyd Trio live, and grab a bite from one of the food trucks on-site. Check out their Facebook Event for more details.   Country Heritage Winery View this post on Instagram It’s a great day for a CH Wine Slushie! #wineslushies #chwinery A post shared by Country Heritage Winery (@countryheritagewinery) on May 16, 2018 at 11:05am PDT   Also under 20 miles from downtown Fort Wayne, Country Heritage is located in Laotto, Indiana. Taste some of their award-winning wine on Friday from 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music from Acme Blues Band and satisfy your hunger with food from Sol Kitchen.   Wine Down View this post on Instagram Tables are set and couches are fluffed. We're ready for you. 🍹🍸🍷 #downtown #indiana #dtfw #fortwayne #myfortwayne #bar #bars #cocktails #craftcocktails #craftcocktailsbro #resturant #bartenderlife #serverlife #hongkong #barstuff #cocktailporn #foodporn #equipment #vape #restaurants #winedownfw A post shared by Copper Spoon (@copperspoonfw) on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:34pm PDT   If you’re feeling the downtown vibe, try Wine Down located in the heart of Fort Wayne off of Jefferson Boulevard. Split some tapas with your friends while enjoying a glass of chardonnay.   Nick’s Wine & Martini Bar View this post on Instagram It's a beautiful day to come enjoy our patio! Not to mention we have karaoke starting now!! #nofilter #patiolife #beautifulweather #nicksmwbar #liveinthe05 #dtfw #winebar #sunshine #martinibar A post shared by Nick's Martini & Wine Bar (@nicksmwbar) on May 19, 2016 at 5:04pm PDT   Nick’s Wine & Martini Bar is a great spot to grab a glass of wine (or a martini), hang out with friends and share some appetizers. Its convenient location on East State is so cozy and comfortable, you’ll forget you’re not at home. Live music is a regular staple here too. 6. Chops Wine Bar  View this post on Instagram That wine pour 👌🏼 . . . . . . . #chops #chopswinebar #bar #wine #fortwayne #local #drink #drinklocal #vino #vine #red #glass #pour #wednesday A post shared...

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About The Legendary Trainhoppers

Posted by on May 11, 2018 | Comments Off on About The Legendary Trainhoppers

About The Legendary Trainhoppers

UPDATE – Tonight’s Living Fort Wayne Concert Series at Headwaters Park has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather. Safety is always our primary concern. Mark your calendars for the next Living Fort Wayne concert on June 27. https://bit.ly/1WmUCpn The Legendary Trainhoppers with opening act swimming[into]view are performing at the 2018 Living Fort Wayne Concert Series at Headwaters Park West on Wednesday, May 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Living Fort Wayne recently caught up with the Legendary Trainhoppers’ Matt Kelley to get his thoughts on what the Trainhoppers are all about! Tell us about The Legendary Trainhoppers The Legendary Trainhoppers are a six-piece Americana band based in Fort Wayne, IN. The band was originally active 2005–7, and re-formed in late-2015. The Trainhoppers have recorded three albums of original songs, and have performed at Middle Waves Music Festival, Down the Line (twice), the Living Fort Wayne Concert Series (twice) and more, and have opened for The Avett Brothers, The Cactus Blossoms, Marah, Rorey Carroll and Ike Reilly. Their most-recent album, LET IT BREATHE, was released in June 2017. Current Lineup for The Legendary Trainhoppers Colin Boyd – drums Chris Dodds – vocals, guitars, keys, harp Matt Kelley – mandolin, guitar Phil Potts – vocals, guitar Dan Smyth – vocals, guitar Casey Stansifer – bass “Rays of Light Shine” Short Film from Brad Bores Films on Vimeo. Describe your approach to Americana, roots-rock, alt-country? Well, we keep it loose, especially in live performance—we always get a little anxious if we’re feeling TOO rehearsed! We like to feel like the train could come off the tracks at any minute. The music we make is really just rock and roll, with some winks and nods to roots through some of our particular instrumentation, and of course lots of three-part harmony vocals. How did your band get its name? Thanks for asking—over time, the “legendary” thing is a bit smug, yeah? But, it’s kinda true. Basically, our band formed after my aunt presented me with a photo of my great-grandpa’s band, circa 1905. They had crooked hats, string instruments, and looked like they had just hopped off (or robbed) a train. It was 2005, and we just sat there staring at that photo and wondering, “What would they sound like today?” And then we decided to re-form the band, and find out. The band was originally a project to write songs that sounded like that photo looked. Soon enough, we had so much fun, we couldn’t resist making it a serious part of our lives. Which songs do you perform most frequently? Well, the repertoire is pretty large. We play 80 percent originals, and then covers that fit our vibe. We never play the same set twice, and are able to tailor the performance to the venue. This show, a big, outdoor, all ages affair, will be rock and roll. Other times, we’ll play a venue like The B-Side, and then we do the quiet, more introspective songs. What is the most memorable performance you’ve had? Well, we try to make everything really, really special, because we know it is a privilege to even get to do this. Recently, our album release/film screening at ArtsLab was awesome, and our GRACELAND (Paul Simon’s album in its entirety) performance at The Philmore was amazing...

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About swimming[into]view

Posted by on May 11, 2018 | Comments Off on About swimming[into]view

About swimming[into]view

UPDATE – Tonight’s Living Fort Wayne Concert Series at Headwaters Park has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather. Safety is always our primary concern. Mark your calendars for the next Living Fort Wayne concert on June 27. https://bit.ly/1WmUCpn swimming[into]view opens for The Legendary Trainhoppers at the 2018 Living Fort Wayne Concert Series at Headwaters Park West on Wednesday, May 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Living Fort Wayne recently caught up with [sv] to learn more about this up-and-coming alternative group. About swimming[into]view From swimming[into]view’s website: Formed in 2005, swimming[into]view got its start in the childhood basement of bassist Kullen Quinlan. Early rehearsals showed promise from day one. All four members have very different musical backgrounds. John Felts (drums) has a love for jazz and hip-hop. He is the most experienced performer of the group, including jazz and swing choir band. His beats are driving force behind all [sv] tunes. Drew Feipel (vocals) was a vocal lead in show choir, but has his heart in rock and alternative music. He is an equally experienced performer as John and is very comfortable taking lead on stage. Josh Cross (guitar) started playing at 15 and has jumped around from many different types of music. He played in punk, rock, acoustic, pop and alternative acts over the years. Kullen Quinlan (bass) started playing bass the day the band rehearsed the first time. He has a background in punk, pop and rock music. He picked up his instrument quickly and has become a major part of [sv]’s sound. [sv] wrote and recorded two albums in their first three years of playing together. Shows were abundant around the Fort Wayne area including Cincinnati, West Lafayette and Bloomington. Playing everything from bars/house parties to Relay For Life events, [sv] grew its fanbase at each show. In 2009, [sv] started writing songs for its third release. Before the album could be completed, three members moved to various parts of the country and plans for the band were put on hold. In 2013, the band started rehearsing again after all 4 members moved back to Fort Wayne. After years of practicing and writing new songs, [sv] played its first live show since 2010 in March 2016.   How did your band get its name? Randomly chosen from a Third Eye Blind lyric Musical influences? Quite a few! We all have different tastes in music. What year did your band form and how did you all get started? 2005 – Kullen started it all. Asked us to all come jam at a friend’s house and next thing you know we are still playing together 13 years later. Which songs do you perform most frequently? We have a few originals that make every set list – “All My Friends,” “Ghostbuster,” “Lazy on Sunday” and “Come Off the Bridge.” It’s hard to see us live and not hear those tunes. We have recently been playing a trio of Tom Petty tunes as well. Our oldest ‘cover’ is “Wonderwall” by Oasis. That makes just about every set list as well. What is the most memorable performance you’ve had? Wow… well, the first year we played in the Columbia Street West battle of the bands was crazy. First time the crowd singing back and cheering to our own songs was louder than us...

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Discover Northeast Indiana This Summer

Posted by on May 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Discover Northeast Indiana This Summer

Discover Northeast Indiana This Summer

It’s finally starting to get warm in northeast Indiana after the first “real” winter we’ve had in the past few years. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and new businesses are opening all around the area. And even though it’s only May, it’s close enough to summer to get out and enjoy the area. Grab your camera (or your darn smart phone) and take in all this region has to offer! Our Living Fort Wayne team will be right there you documenting what’s great about living, working and playing in Fort Wayne (and the surrounding area, too)! If you have great photos to share about your life in northeast Indiana this spring and summer, tag us on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #LivingFortWayne. Here’s some of what we’ll be documenting this year: Your Favorite Familiar Sites How many different ways can a community photograph the Allen County Courthouse? It seems like every year photographers from the area put their own twist on capturing one of Fort Wayne’s most beautiful buildings. I’m sure we’ll have our own spin on this community landmark again this year! New Places, Too! From new places to grab a quick lunch to fine dining establishments in the heart of the city, Fort Wayne is seeing its share of new food and drink options all around town. Neighborhood Character We love downtown, and we love our neighborhoods, too. Fort Wayne has more than 110 square miles of land. Let’s see how much of it we can see! The Area’s Many Festivals It’s great to follow along online with all of the happenings going on in our city, but it’s even better to get out with the community to experience everything our city has to offer. From old family favorites like the Three Rivers Festival and Johnny Appleseed Festival to newer features like Middle Waves Music Festival and Hobnobben Film Festival, northeast Indiana seems like it has a festival going on almost every weekend. Country Life Don’t forget to leave the city limits! As the old familiar Indiana Beach commercial says, “there’s more than corn in Indiana.” Go out and take a look for yourself! Enjoy the farmland or take in one of the area’s county and state parks and land trusts. And Our Surrounding Communities Northeast Indiana wouldn’t be northeast Indiana without all of the small-to-mid-size communities located across our region. Head out to Huntington or Garrett for a drive-in movie or visit one of the automobile museums just up the road in Auburn. There’s plenty to do in an hour’s drive right here in northeast Indiana. Stay in touch for more from Living Fort Wayne throughout the summer and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is way more than what we have listed here going on in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. From concerts in Headwaters Park to farmer’s markets in the city, there’s always something going on in our area. To see what’s happening soon, go to the Current Fort Wayne...

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InstaQuick Hit – Clyde Theatre Sign Is Up!

Posted by on May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on InstaQuick Hit – Clyde Theatre Sign Is Up!

InstaQuick Hit – Clyde Theatre Sign Is Up!

Hello, @theclydetheatre! Looking sharp, today. #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on May 2, 2018 at 12:12pm PDT For more information on the Clyde Theatre, go...

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