Living Fort Wayne Concert Series
Jun26

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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About The Legendary Trainhoppers
May11

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...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jul28

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. The B-Side Presents: Slow Dakota Thursday, July 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s The B-Side’s first film screening, and Slow Dakota’s first concert in Fort Wayne! Tickets are $8, there will be a cash bar by Birdboy Brewing Co., and it should be a really great night! 2. Setting Sun Ladies Run Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. It’s a 4-mile run down the Rivergreenway, food, drinks, and a raffle, brought to you by NeighborLink Fort Wayne and Three Rivers Running Company. Check in begins at 7:45 p.m. 3. Fort Wayne Food and Brew Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to Midnight It’s the first annual Fort Wayne Food and Brew! There will be great food from local vendors, drinks, and music. There’s also a kids corner, so this can be a family event! Check it out! 4. Out of a Jam Launch Party Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Out of a Jam does great things for women who’ve gone through struggles in their lives. Come to their opening at City Exchange shops to hear more about their mission, and support their wonderful cause! Also, their jam is delicious. 5. Downtown Mural Fundraiser Saturday, July 30 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fort Wayne Art Collective is hosting a fundraiser to help bring a new public mural downtown! A scavenger hunt and an afterparty featuring great musicians sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday, right? 6. LFW Film Series — Never Ending Story Saturday, July 30 from 8 p.m. to 11 .m. Come out for this free film and family fun! 7. Harry Potter Release Party Saturday, July 30 from 8 p.m. to Midnight Countdown to Midnight! That’s right, folks! Harry Potter is back! Hang out at Barnes and Noble playing games, wearing costumes, and making friend with other HP lovers while waiting for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release! 8. Community Day at Ash Brokerage Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ash Brokerage is opening up to the community so we can see all the beauty that is...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jun30

LFW Weekly Fun File

Happy Fourth! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. TinCaps Thirsty Thursday Pub Run Thursday, June 30 Walk or run a 5k through downtown, ending at the Tincaps Stadium for Thirsty Thursday! (Or, if you can’t join the pub run, just go to the Tincaps game for Thirsty Thursday.) 2. Freedom on Main: An All American Celebration Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Freedom-inspired fun! There will be face painting, activities, and a performance by Heartland Sings (also Joseph Decuis barbecue … yum!). 3. HAIR In Concert Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. It’s a free performance of numbers from the upcoming production of “Hair,” you don’t want to miss it! 4. Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Food, activities, music from Mason-Dixon Line, and fireworks! 5. Broadway Street Stroll Sunday, July 3 at 1 p.m. Broadway is the place to be! The street stroll will showcase art, shops, venues, and eats that have made a home on Broadway. 6. Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Patriotic Pops Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. The Phil is holding their annual “Patriotic Pops” on Parkview Field this Sunday. Stop by for some great music and fireworks! 7. 4 on the 4th Monday, July 4 at 8 a.m. Before you spend the rest of your day  cooking out and snacking during fireworks, start out with a run! 8. Fourth of July Fireworks Monday, July 4 at 10 p.m. The fireworks are downtown again this year! There’s a Tincaps game with a great view of the fireworks after, or you can head downtown and find a spot to watch the show! 9. YLNI Living Fort Wayne Concert Series Wednesday, July 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Our free concert series is happening again this coming Wednesday! We had so much fun last time, don’t miss it! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
May26

LFW Weekend Fun File

It’s Memorial Day weekend! If you’re not going to the Indy 500 or the lake, check out the awesome things happening in our city! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! 1. Grand Opening Chapman’s Brewing tap room at Fortezza Coffee Shop Thursday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Per the Facebook Page: “Fortezza Coffee Shop owners Sean and Melody Wang have partnered with Chapman’s Brewing Founder, Scott Fergusson to open a tap room in downtown Fort Wayne. Fortezza / Chapmans Tap Room, at 819 South Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne. They will open with 10 taps of Chapman’s beer, and with their Indiana small brewer’s permit they can offer growlers fills, pints, kegs, and cold carryout.” — This will be awesome. Be some of the first to check it out! 2. 2016 Heritage Jazz Tour Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. A great concert at the Philmore on Broadway. Tickets are $30 in advance. 3. REO Speedwagon Concert Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. As part of the Foellinger Theater Concert Series, REO Speedwagon is coming! Tickets are from $49-$99 and the show should be great! 4. YLNI Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Formerly known as Barr Street Market, it’s the same summer market we all know and love. It opened last week and is open through the summer. Come check it out! There’s something for everyone! 5. Free Showing of the Guardians of the Galaxy at Sweets So Geek Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m.     The movie begins a few minutes after sundown. These are always fun! There will be games and activities, and I heard maybe even a dance off. 6. Botanical Conservatory Spring Discount Day/Iris Flower Show Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Tickets for adults are $3 and for children $2. The Botanical Conservatory is so fun, and it might be raining this weekend, so this is definitely something wonderful to do, especially with the kiddos! 7. Bees, Wasps, and Hornets at Fox Island Sunday, May 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. My daughter is terrified of bees. I love bees. They’re important (especially honey bees). You can see the indoor beehive and maybe even the queen bee if you can find her (no, not Beyonce). 8. Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday, May 30 at 11...

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