Middle Waves Annonces Full Lineup
Aug16

Middle Waves Annonces Full Lineup

The remainder of the 2018 Middle Waves Music Festival lineup has been announced, to include national acts Joywave and Hatchie. Presented by Sweetwater, Middle Waves is a destination music festival boasting an eclectic mix of 25+ performers on three stages, two of which are free. 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. In addition to the national acts announced in May, which include headliners Dr. Dog, GoldLink, Lizzo and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Middle Waves adds Rochester, NY based indie rock band Joywave and New York, NY based post punk band BODEGA on Friday evening. Saturday adds dream-pop Australian performer Hatchie. Additional local performers include Anna Faye, Sad Gravity, Streetlamps for Spotlights, Slug Love, Samuel Harness and Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra. The full 2018 Middle Waves lineup is: Friday, September 14 GoldLink (hip-hop, Washington, D.C.) Joywave (indie rock, Rochester, NY) BODEGA (dance punk, New York, NY) Chives (rock, Indianapolis, IN) The Bergamot (indie folk, Fort Wayne, IN) Anna Faye (punk, Fort Wayne, IN) Streetlamps for Spotlights (rock, 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) Hatchie (dream-pop, Brisbane, Australia) 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) Slug Love (rock, Fort Wayne, IN) Samuel Harness (R&B, Fort Wayne, IN) Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra (hip-hop funk, Fort Wayne, IN) Middle Waves’ three stages include St. Marys Stage, presented by Parkview Health, St. Joseph Stage and Maumee Stage. A ticket is required for entry into St. Marys Stage. Maumee Stage and St. Joseph Stage are free to the public. Tickets can be purchased online at MiddleWaves.com. Two-day GA passes are available for $85 and two-day VVIP passes are available for $165. Single-day Friday tickets are available for $35. Single-day Saturday tickets are available for $65. Single-day VVIP passes are also available for $70/Friday only or $120/Saturday only. Prices increase on September 9. VVIP passes include a catered dinner by The Deck on Friday and Saturday night, two free drink tickets, deluxe restrooms, premium viewing experiences, Thai massage experiences, an ice cream party catered by Just Cream and more. Middle Waves, Inc. is a volunteer-run, non-profit corporation operating in...

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Sci-Fi Central returns with new experiences this October
Aug16

Sci-Fi Central returns with new experiences this October

Experience something new at Sci-Fi Central on Oct. 6! We are adding some new things to our annual science fiction and pop culture mini-convention this year, like a cosplay contest, new vendors and more! Join the cosplay contest to show off your costuming and makeup skills! The first place finisher in the contest will win a gift package of fun prizes, with second and third place finishers getting special recognition at the event. All cosplays must be family-friendly and follow all the rules & regulations. The deadline to pre-register is Sept. 30, and participants may register the day of the event if space is available. Bravas, Kona Ice, Ivy Tech’s Grasshopper, and Whip & Chill food trucks will be open in the Science Central parking lot for the event. There will also be other local merchandise vendors throughout the building with comics, collectibles, and more for sale! Do you and a group have a special presentation on a science fiction or pop culture topic? We want to invite you to be one of our panel discussions this year! Space is limited, but registrations are still open. Of course, our favorites are also returning this year The Midwest R2 Builder’s Club, Dagorhir, Harry Potter activities, Virtual Reality, and 501st Legion are all back for another great event! Sci-Fi Central is $9 for ages 3 and up, free for children 2 and under and Science Central Members. Tickets are available online for purchase in...

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43rd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival
Aug08

43rd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival

It’s a big celebration and historic Nappanee continues its tradition of being one of Indiana’s top fall festivals when its annual Apple Festival opens September, 13-16. Beginning in 1975 as a one-block festival, this community of 7000 offers up great Hoosier Hospitality as it welcomes over 80,000 people to the three and a half day event. Kicking off on September 8 is the tractor and truck pull, drawing in competition from the Midwest area. The popularity and participation of the event has grown annually with nine classes of pulls including modified tractors. Gates open at 12 noon; the pull gets underway at 2 pm. Admission is $5.00. Children 10 and under are admitted free and food concessions are available. In 2016 and 2013 the Nappanee Apple Festival was chosen as #1 in the State of Indiana in the Top Ten Fall Festival Signature Food Items for its 7 foot apple pie! Over 800 slices of pie is served to visitors from around the United States who travel to Nappanee to savor their annual piece of pie. The festival showcases two stages of entertainment, over 150 exhibitors, carnival rides, parade with signature military aircraft fly-over, Miss Apple Blossom scholarship pageant, Power From the Past Antique Tractor & Engine Show (Thurs – Sat. all day), cornhole tournament, 5K road run, apple baking contest, garden tractor pull, kids and adult pedal pull contests, wings and wheels show at airport, apple peeling and pie-eating contests, and many more activities throughout the event. Headlining the entertainment will be Extreme XPOGO, an exhibition of hard-to-fathom tricks, jumps, leaps and flips, several as much as 9 to 10 feet off the ground. The athletes will demonstrate the bounds to which pogoers have just begun to go in the 15 years since the modern, compressed air pogo stick went into production. Two free entertainment stages offer music genres ranging from rock & roll to classic rock, folk, bluegrass, country, gospel and variety. Kid’s favorites include Mike Hemmelgarn, comedy juggler & ventriloquist, Silly Safaris and the Granpa Crachet Kids Show and Puppets. There’s plenty of apple favorites: pie, fritters, dumplings, turnovers, fry pies, bread, applesauce, cider and butter to devour during the festival or take home to enjoy later. Experience a truly unique hometown festival that leaves you marking your calendar for a return trip the following year. A complete list of entertainment, events and map can be downloaded from the 2018 Apple Festival Events brochure. Go to: www.nappaneeapplefestival.org. Visit us on Facebook. The festival is made possible through the financial support of local and area retail and corporate businesses, City of Nappanee employees, Nappanee Area Chamber of...

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Join Science Central for the next AWS Special Abilities Day
Aug08

Join Science Central for the next AWS Special Abilities Day

Science Central is excited to offer the next Special Abilities Day on Saturday, Aug. 18! Through the generous support of the AWS Foundation, this program is free to members of the community with special abilities.with pre-registration. Science Central will be open to the general public on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special STEAM activities at this AWS Special Abilities Day will relate to Solar Science, and are made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. In order to be inclusive of everyone in our community, Science Central makes the following modifications to exhibits and programming on Special Abilities Days: • Lower ambient sound levels • Increased light in areas that are usually dark • Access to listening devices • Less crowded environment • Extra staff on hand • Additional demonstrations with extra tactile stimulation • Access to a private changing table • Access to a quiet room For more information about AWS Special Abilities Days or to register, visit Science Central’s...

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Three River’s Festival Reaches Golden Year
Jul12

Three River’s Festival Reaches Golden Year

The Three River’s Festival is always a great summer destination, but THIS year marks a special milestone that will make the occasion a bit sweeter and definitely more emotional for those working behind the scenes. The theme for the 2018 Three River’s Festival is a “Golden Celebration- 50 years of Fun!” This includes cheering on a pair of honorary Grand Marshalls in the annual parade who have watched the festivities expand every year. Dave Auman has been a volunteer and  board member since the first festival, and Tommi Manny was on the first ever Three Rivers Festival committee, dating back to 1969. Our 2018 Grand Marshalls are The Voice’s own Addison Agen and Christiana Danielle. The festival begins July 13th and runs through July 21st. There is SO much to do, see, enjoy and eat every year, it can be a challenge to keep track of every happening during the 9 day celebration. I want to mention a few can’t-miss events, some may sound familiar while others may be lesser known. Be sure to check out the official website, Facebook page or pick up an event guide to check out dates and times of the following events! Annual Parade: Wheather you are grabbing a seat on the parade route or plan to watch from home, don’t miss the 2018 Lutheran Health Network parade- this is the official kickoff to the festivities! July 14thstart time 9:45 a.m. Junk Food Alley: Elephant ears, buckets of fries, spiral spuds, lemon shake-ups…need I say more?  Don’t forget about Two Dollar Tuesdays, where select food vendors have $2 deals! July 13th-21st, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Art in the Park/Chalk Walk: The Chalk Walk is one of the best photo-ops of the festival! Enjoy artwork beautifully created  in front of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. You can also walk Main Street and purchase handmade items and artwork from various local artists. July 14th and 15th starting at 11 a.m. Downtown Midway: Nestled in Headwaters Park, bring the family out for carnival food, rides and games! July 12th-21st. Concerts: Three Rivers Festival is full of  diverse entertainment and their concerts sure don’t disappoint! Brother, Gin Blossoms, Morris Day and the Time, Here Come the Mummies, Candlebox, Orange Opera, The Funk Thang and Duke Tomatoe are a few of the many musical appearances you can see throughout the festival. Bed Race: Another popular event is the bed races. Watch contestants race beds downtown to receive awards for the fastest and most creative. July 18th, 6 p.m. Lawton Park Car Show: Multiple classic vehicles will be on display for your viewing pleasure. July 21st, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fireworks Finale: To end the festival, be...

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Free Movie Thursday at the Foellinger
Jul09

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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