Broadway Street Stroll Returns in 2017
Jun21

Broadway Street Stroll Returns in 2017

From the  Broadway Street Stroll A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jul 3, 2016 at 1:49pm PDT Broadway Street Stroll returns for a second year of art, music, food and brew on Broadway Street in Fort Wayne on Sunday, July 23 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Broadway Street Stroll showcases the art, cuisine, breweries, retail businesses and event venues along Broadway. The stroll includes live music from local bands and vendor booths from the Fort Wayne area. Broadway Street Stroll made its debut in 2016, led by co-chairs Mandie Kolkman and Brent Drake. “The 2016 Broadway Street Stroll was a huge success! The first time festival was really well received. This gave the committee and I the momentum to elevate the experience for attendees this year,” said Kolkman in a prepared statement. Locations along Broadway that are participating in this year’s street stroll include The Philmore on Broadway, The Brass Rail, The Phoenix, Mad Anthony Brewing, Trubble Brewing, Terry Ratliff Fine Art Gallery, Fancy & Staple, The Hedge, and more to be announced. Live music will be at these locations. The performing bands include The Meat Flowers, The Snarks, My Apollo, Hales Corner, Rosalind & The Way, The Harlequins, Metavari, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, Some Trainhoppers and more to be announced. Schedules will be announced closer to the event. Ticket information can be found here. Broadway Street Stroll is made possible by support from Strahm Building Solutions, Fort Wayne Airport Authority, Downtown Improvement District, The CW Fort Wayne, Atrium (A Program of Start Fort Wayne), WCYT 91.1 FM The Point, Paint the Town Graphics and Doctor Feelgood’s Inc.​ Additional Links Broadway Street Stroll page on Facebook Broadway Street Stroll event on Facebook Get...

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Monster Mash Halloween Bash at the Philmore Theatre
Oct29

Monster Mash Halloween Bash at the Philmore Theatre

This past week, I had the opportunity to interview Brent Drake of Soiree. Brent is the epitome of a hardworking, down-to-earth person with big dreams. He never knew that first night back in March of 2015 hosting a house party called the “Squaw Creek Soiree” would lead to owning his own event planning company called “Soiree.” Interestingly enough, his friend Adam Garland mentioned the name Squaw Creek Soiree and Brent fell in the love with name and “Soiree” was born. Brent grew up in Fort Wayne and comes from a musical background. He graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL and starting working at Jimmy John’s and through that position was able to network, meet the right people, and eventually go on to form the company “Soiree.” He and I agreed during our interview that you don’t need a big city to have big opportunities. For Brent, it’s not about the quantity of events hosted by his company, but the quality. He wants guests to remember attending a well planned and overall great party, not something just thrown together. If you are from Fort Wayne, you may have attended or at least heard of Brent’s last event: The Philmore Fest back in August. Now Soiree is back again hosting the Monster Mash Halloween Costume Bash at the Philmore Theatre on Broadway. The Monster Mash is this Friday, October 30th from 6pm to 1am. If you’re in town and want to have fun and enjoy a great Halloween Bash, this event is for you! I will be attending this event and can’t wait to see the musical lineup and take pics with my friends and our costumes in the photo booth! The Philmore Theatre has the capacity to fit 250 guests inside and 300-400 more guests outside in the parking lot so expect this party to be a great chance to meet new people 18 and older in Fort Wayne and have a great time rocking your costume! Want to win $150? Come with a creative and spooky costume and enter the costume contest! Guests can expect live music all night and drinks from Club Soda. There will also be from Bravas food truck. Guests can also enjoy a photo booth take pictures and make memories with friends and family! Music Lineup for the night: The Be Colony (psych-rock) @ 7 pm Trichotomous Hippopotamus (Blues-rock) @ 8:20pm Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (psych-rock) @ 9:40pm Woo Park @ 11pm Blake Blurry (DJ) @ 12 – 1 am Monster Mash Emcee/MC – Devin Middleton (of Second City, Chicago) and Isiah Gray Brent wants to give a huge shout out to Adam Garland and Keegan Godoy and says this event...

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