LFW Weekend Fun File
May19

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the fun things we are looking forward to this weekend! 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! 1. Kickstart Events Various times all weekend         There’s a wide variety of awesome stuff happening with Kickstart this weekend … block parties, trek the trails, and more. Click the link and get involved! 2. Dine for Dance Thursday, May 19, All day               Eat at participating location and a portion of the proceeds will go to help fun two amazing dance organizations in Fort Wayne! Great food, great cause! 3. YLNI May Hot Spot Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m.             This month’s hot spot is at Mad Anthoy’s … stop by, make some friend, have some food! 4. Pedal 4 Paws Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.               All proceeds of the night go to benefit H.O.P.E. for Animals. 99.5 will be there to MC. There will be corn hole. There will be pedal car rides. There will be $1 veggie burgers. I love everything about this night. 5. Jefferson Pointe Free Concert Series Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m.               Before You Exit and OFERLE will be performing in the free summer concert series at Jefferson Pointe! 6. Great American Clean Up Fort Wayne Saturday, May 21, All day                 Hey! Our city is great! Come out and help us clean it up! 7. Sweet Aviation Spring Open House Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.             Bounce house. Slide. Breakfast. $20 airplane rides. So fun. 8. Girls on the Run 5K Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.                 Girls on the Run is an amazing organization helping middle school girls. They’ve been training for this 5K, have you? A Mascot Dash, “Happy Hair,” photo booth, and face painting will begin at 12:30 pm. 9. Soul 35 at Club Soda Saturday, May 21 from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight         Soul 35 is great. Club Soda is great. Music, martinis, food. 10. Walk MS  Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 a.m.             Walk for a great cause!...

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Discover music talent on Band Parade
Jan26

Discover music talent on Band Parade

There are talented musicians and artists out there just waiting to be discovered – do you know where to find them? Nicholas Weaver, a rising presence in the community behind the annual Pinestock Music Festival, is a man on a mission to help you discover talent with a new project called Band Parade. The idea for Band Parade is simple – find great bands, give them exposure, and maybe feature them at the next Pinestock event. Band Parade has been doing episodes since fall 2014. “I thought what better way to see if a band has a decent live show than by giving them an opportunity to do an in-studio recording,” said Weaver while preparing to record an upcoming episode of Band Parade featuring the Bloomington, Indiana-based (and Fort Wayne native) band Oferle. Weaver describes Band Parade as kind of pet project that showcases talented musicians and artists on the Internet. This content can then be sent out and digested as conveniently as possible on the audience’s tablets, smart phones, and computers. “I thought what better way to get bands into the city and check them out than to offer them some free promotion, create a platform where people can discover their music and see who they are – just kind of have a more intimate perspective of those bands,” said Weaver. An episode of Band Parade consists of a band performing four songs in-studio with Weaver conducting a casual interview with the band members in-between songs. This recording session is generally recorded in one take to simulate performing for a live audience. “That’s the challenge is there’s a soundtrack, and you play all your songs live, and, if you mess up, we’re not going to go back and re-record it,” said Weaver. “It kind of puts the pressure on them to perform live and get it decent in a first take.” Each episode is video recorded professionally by Colagrossi Studios and audio recorded by Digitracks Recording Studios at its full-service professional studio on Speedway Drive in Fort Wayne. Graphics are by Syndeo Studios of Huntington. Content is distributed onto YouTube as full 20 minute episodes and smaller one song pieces. It is also streamed on Soundcloud and the full show is distributed on iTunes. Songs are also available for purchase on Band Parade’s website. “I try to make the content as consumable as possible,” said Weaver. The band Oferle hopes to get some exposure from their performance on the program. The band consisting of siblings Luke, 21, and Annette Offerle, 23, cousin Jonah Baker, 20, and cousin-in-law Adam Guntle, 27 feel the production on these videos is outstanding. The band...

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