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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Sweet Aviation to Host Open House
May31

Sweet Aviation to Host Open House

Release from Sweet Aviation Sweet Aviation, a Fort Wayne-based flight school that also offers aircraft rentals and maintenance and is located in Smith Field Airport, is hosting its annual Spring Open House this Saturday, June 2, from 9 AM to 12 PM at Smith Field Airport at 902 West Ludwig Road in Fort Wayne. Free breakfast will be served until 11 AM, while supplies last. They’ll also have a free bounce house and other kids’ activities, including arts and crafts; discounted airplane and helicopter rides for just $30; distinctive military and service aircraft on display, including a 1950’s military trainer, the T-28 Trojan; and R.C. model demonstrations from Phil’s Hobby Shop. Sweet Aviation, which is owned by Sweetwater founder and President Chuck Surack, continues to experience sustained growth, continually adding to their staff and fleet to provide the best possible aircraft training and rental options. The latest addition to the Sweet Aviation fleet, which will be on display Saturday, is a Cirrus Vision SF-50, also known as a “Vision Jet.” According to Cirrus, it’s the world’s first single-engine personal jet, designed to be a relatively affordable and convenient alternative to traditional private jets. Sweet Aviation’s Vision Jet is just the 25th produced and one of very few available to the public for training and rental. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. More information about this event can be found at SweetAviation.com, by calling (260) 267-5505, or on the Sweet Aviation Facebook page. About Sweet Aviation Sweet Aviation is a flight training, aircraft rental, and aircraft maintenance company based at Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sweet Aviation is owned by helicopter pilot and aviation enthusiast Chuck Surack, who also owns Sweetwater, the world’s leading music technology and instrument retailer. Sweet Aviation features a diverse and modern fleet of airplanes and helicopters, holds FAA Part 141 certification, and is a certified Cirrus Aircraft Training Center and Service Center. To learn more about flight training, aircraft rentals, or aircraft maintenance, please visit SweetAviation.com or contact Joel Pierce, General Manager, via phone (260-267-5505) or email...

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Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central
May02

Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 1, 2018) – Science Central thanks Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater for their sponsorship during the month of May! “Science and technology, music technology in particular, have been a lifelong interest,” said Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater. “That’s one of several reasons why I’m very pleased to support Science Central. It is one of the educational and cultural gems of northeast Indiana, important to our quality of life, and essential to the economic development of our community.” Support from Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater helps Science Central continue providing quality, hands-on science education for all people of all ages. This month-long sponsorship is one of many contributions they have made to Science Central. More information about sponsorship opportunities at Science Central can be found on our website. About Sweetwater Sound: Sweetwater Sound Founded in 1979, Sweetwater is the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U. S. The company is respected as the nation’s leading retailer serving musicians, recording studios, broadcast, education, and houses of worship. Sweetwater’s customers can be found everywhere music is heard and audio is played, broadcast, or recorded, including recording, film, and broadcast studios in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; in hundreds of thousands of home recording studios; and in schools and churches nationwide. Sweetwater’s founding and meteoric growth are built on a knowledgeable and experienced staff, outstanding selection and pricing, and, above all, an unwavering commitment to customer service excellence in every situation. For further information, visit Sweetwater.com. About Science Central: Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for more than 20 years. Through our 200+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to about 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit...

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My Entrepreneurship Story with Chelsea Thompson
Jan29

My Entrepreneurship Story with Chelsea Thompson

Hi. I’m Chelsea. Or Chels, if you’d like. I am a recent 2017 IPFW grad with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Professional Writing. I love to start things; projects, poems, stories, companies, Etsy shops, you get the picture. So naturally in the few weeks that I have had to digest this “no more school thing,” I have been drawn to the entrepreneur community in Fort Wayne, Indiana. So far, I have taken to Start Fort Wayne’s Atrium— a mod entrepreneur coworking space on Berry street. Entering Atrium, I found a quite nice receptionist there to greet me and introduce me to the space. Atrium includes desks with computers, tables with convenient charging ports, mini conference rooms with trendy white boards, regular-sized conference rooms, and, of course, a spot for some very delish coffee. The mugs are hanging on the back wall, and you are free to grab one and fill it with robust, delightful Utopian Coffee. After filling my mug, I settled down to work on my business plan for a café where writers and community members can convene and collaborate (more on this later). All-in-all, Atrium is a fabulous entrepreneur’s retreat. I enjoyed the space to work on my business plan around like-minded individuals and the great view, but more importantly, I enjoyed being welcomed for collaboration, shared ideas and dreams, and general connection between peers and mentors. It is located on 111 Berry Street – check it out! I’m looking forward to attending the BIYB (Believe In Your Business) “Young Entrepreneurs Meetup” this February 10. Hosted by Steve Franks (an experienced entrepreneur coach extraordinaire), the meeting should be a fun-filled, energetic way to meet and share ideas and experiences with fellow young entrepreneurs! I am excited to pitch my “The Story Café” idea and see what kind of feedback I receive from my peers! I am also looking forward to attending the One Million Cups meeting Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at Sweetwater. I have been to Sweetwater before (for a Ben Folds concert), and from what I remember, it is a wonderful and imaginative space complete with a café, of course. This venue seems perfect for the entrepreneurs of Fort Wayne to gather and express their visions. Now, a little bit more about my own entrepreneurial endeavors, experiences, and hopes. I have created an Etsy shop that sells handmade bracelets, a coffee club that toured local coffeehouses, and a few websites just to name a couple things. Experience-wise, I have been involved in TEDxPurdueU marketing and an entrepreneur class at Purdue University. Though I ultimately decided to pursue writing for my college degree, entrepreneurship and marketing...

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LFW Member Spotlight – Tiana Maclin
Jan18

LFW Member Spotlight – Tiana Maclin

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne are? Or maybe you’re curious about the different things our team does every day that make Living Fort Wayne the go-to destination for all the great things happening in our city. In this new spotlight series, we’ll be featuring a few of our amazing volunteers who will share a bit about their contributions to Living Fort Wayne and what they do outside of their volunteer work with us. Today we are spotlighting Living Fort Wayne’s Strategic Marketing Manager, Tiana Maclin! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? My role at Living Fort Wayne is the Strategic Marketing Manager. I decided to volunteer because of the amount of potential Fort Wayne has. As a new resident to Fort Wayne, I find it important to know what activities are going on around our community, sharing stories and allowing for a greater “togetherness”. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne I am a creative person. I enjoy writing music and expressing myself creatively. I am so happy that Sweetwater is nearby and there are plenty of ways to experience the arts. If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? If I could live anywhere in the world? That is a tough question! Can I have a top three? I would say Prague, Czech Republic; Ljubljana, Slovenia; or Dubrovnik, Croatia. I think these places are beautiful and I loved their culture. If you had a friend coming in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in Fort Wayne? If I had a friend coming to town, we would probably go to the shops in downtown Fort Wayne. They are so quaint and I love the individuality. If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? All. Of. The. Songs. I would sing them all. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Spotlight with another one of Living Fort Wayne’s volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help out with our blog, send us an email at info@livingfortwayne.com or reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook. We’re always interested in meeting with other folks who are passionate about sharing all that’s great about living, working and playing right here in Fort...

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