Make Music Day in Fort Wayne
Jun19

Make Music Day in Fort Wayne

Festival season has hit Fort Wayne! There’s plenty to look forward to: food and drinks, friends and family, (mostly) good weather and of course, live music. The city’s music scene buzzes during the summertime, from Three Rivers Festival to Middle Waves to the Living Fort Wayne Concert Series. Both local bands and national acts grace the stages of the Fort. Now, you have a chance to play. On June 21st, Fort Wayne joins over 750 cities all over the world on Make Music Day, an international celebration of music held every year on the summer solstice. This day-long free event is open to all ages, whether you like to make music or listen to it.     This festival isn’t like anything you’ll see at Lollapalooza or Coachella. Make Music Day Fort Wayne features a variety of free musical activities all day long. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can drop by Freimann Square for live performances, food trucks, and hands-on events. Make some music in one of the many participatory activities like ukelele strums, drum circles, hands-on DJing, happy keys for babies and toddlers, the FAME musical craft area for kids, and jam zones. Anyone is welcome to come play some tunes – no matter your music skill level or musical persuasion. From 6 p.m. to midnight, you can catch free concerts all over Downtown Fort Wayne.     Here’s the official 2017 lineup: Freimann Square 11 a.m. – Jessica Brita-Segyde 11:45 a.m. – DJ Benny Bergle 12:30 p.m. – Keepin’ It Standard 1:15 p.m. – Flying Colors 2:00 p.m. – Kenny Bergle 2:45 p.m. – Teresa Long 3:30 p.m. – Walls You Know 4:15 p.m. – Puzzle Pieces     Headwaters Park  Living Fort Wayne Concert 6 p.m. – The Freak Brothers     The Deck 6 p.m. – Holly Lentine & Christian Delzoppo 7 p.m. – Adam Baker & The Heartache 8 p.m. – Blue Wave     Neat Neat Neat 6 p.m. – Fierce Invalids 7 p.m. – The Sweethearts 8 p.m. – Horizon Arcs     The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar 7 p.m. – Jess Thrower 8 p.m. – Kevin Hambrick     The Golden 6 p.m. – Rosalind & The Way 7 p.m. – Jon Swain     DeBrand Fine Chocolates 6 p.m. – Katy Christenson 6:50 p.m. – Sophia Slates 7:40 p.m. – Forte     The Phoenix 6 p.m. – Neso 7 p.m. – JJ Fabini & Chilly Addams 8 p.m. – APQ Harmonic     Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits Patio 6 p.m. – Imaginary Friends 7 p.m. – Secret Mezzanine 8 p.m. – Overlook Tiger Room 8 p.m. – Lux Drive 9 p.m. – My Apollo 10 p.m. – Omaha Alaska     SideCar Ages 21+ 6 p.m. – Brittney Bressler 7 p.m. –...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jun16

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. Hobnobben Film Festival Thursday June 16 through Sunday June 19, Times Vary         It’s here! Different films, different venues, lots of fun. For complete time and venue information check out their website. 2. Rib Fest Thursday June 16 through Sunday June 19, 11:30 am-9 pm               BBQ? Brew? Music? Bring the family and have some pig-out fun this weekend! 3. Creative Cocktails: Hobnobben Film Festival Friday June 17 at 5 pm         Meet up at Main Street Bistro before the Hobnobben Block Party and free outdoor screening of ‘Dazed and Confused.’ 4. 07 Summerfest Friday June 17, 6 pm-9 pm             It’s a great time with art, food, wonderful people, and a night of fundraising for the ’07. 5. Sweetwater GearFest Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18         The largest music gear trade show that is open to the general public in the U.S. and it’s in Fort Wayne, music lovers, don’t miss this! 6. SCAN Duck Race Saturday June 18 at 7 pm         Plenty of family fun, and the fantastic duck race all benefitting a wonderful organization in our community! SCAN does really important things, support them, learn what they do, and have a great time! 7. CityExchange Father’s Day Sale Saturday June 18, 11 am-6 pm               Have you purchased your Father’s Day gift yet? Confession: I have not. I’ll be there Saturday … sometimes procrastinating is the way to go! 8. Northern Indiana Pet Expo Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 11 am-4 pm         Pets, pets, pets! I love this expo every year. Check out the local organizations doing great things for our beloved pets, meet some puppies, watch a few presentations, and have a good time! 9. Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon Kickoff Monday June 20, 3 pm-7 pm           There will be fun activities for the family! Kids ages 4-10 can sign up for $10 and they get t-shirts, goodie...

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