The flowers are starting to bloom, the sun beats hotter, and the kids are itching to get out of the classroom, which can only mean one thing – summer is almost upon us. Summer brings a sense of adventure and opens up a wide range of new ways to fill our time, including concerts. This summer, Fort Wayne has a great deal to offer both the avid and casual concert go-er. Beginning in the end of May, the concerts continue through September and bring an end to summer with their conclusion.

Rock the Plaza 

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Saturdays May 31 – August 30 Main Library Plaza Music starts at 6:00 pm  Free; food available to buy

May 31 - Walkin' Papers, URB, Orange Opera
June 7 - Black Cat Mambo, Velvet Soul, Freak Brothers
June 14 - Bonafide, Jug Huffers, Pop-N-Fresh
June 21 - Tim Herrington Band, Sparrow 5, Sum Morz
June 28 - Earphorik, Ivory West, Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae, Kill the Rabbit
July 5 - Soft N Heavy, Marnee, Small Town
July 19 (Three Ricers Fireworks Night) - the Humanity, the Taj Maholics, Unlikely Alibi, Moser Woods
July 26 - PFL, Clusterfolk, the Insta-Gators, Tone Junkies
August 2 - Bekah Bradley Band, Casket Sharp, Sunny Taylor Band
August 9 - Joel Young band, ButtonHead, Infantry of Noise, Cougar Hunter
August 16 - Seattle Rain, Trackless, Hip-O-Fonic
August 23 - Yellow Dead Bettys, Mike Conley & Jane Heald, Dan Dickerson's Harp Condition, Quincy &  Q-Tet
August 30 - Grateful Groove, Pink Droyd  

Friday Nites Live Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center by the Courtyard Fountain Fridays, June 6 – September 5 6:30-8:30 pm Free; local bands performing
June 6 -  Junk Yard Band
June 13 -  Good Night Gracie
June 20 -  Sugar Shot
June 27 - Fort Wayne Jazz Orchestra 
July 5 NO CONCERT
July 11- Hubie Ashcraft and the Drive
July 18 - Big Caddy Daddy
July 25 - Sierra Shame
August 1 - Urban Legend
August 8 - Ty Causey
August 15 - Loudmouth Soup
August 22 - New Millenium Orchestra
August 29 - Rosemary Gates
September 5 - Todd Harrold Band  

Lunch on the Square One Summit Square Thursdays, June 5 - August 28 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Food trucks onsite 
June 5 - Shade & Shannon
June 12 - Fernando Tarrango & Ken Jehle
June 19 - The Jay Taylors
June 26 - The Todd Harrold Band
July 3 - Honey Badger
July 10 - Joe Justice
July 17 - Jug Huffers
July 24 - Night to Remember
July 31 - Pop ‘n’ Fresh
Aug. 7 - Fringe Preview
Aug. 14 - Scratch ‘n’ Sniff
Aug. 21 - Mike Connely
Aug. 28 - Grand Finale!  

YLNI Living FW Concert Series Headwaters Park West First Wednesday of June, July, and August 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Food and drink from local food trucks and acoustic music 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Showtime with a 15-minute break Open to all; Beer Garden hosted by JK O'Donnell's for those 21+
June 4 – Sunny Taylor; Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Bros.
July 2 – Left lane Cruiser; Unlikely Alibi August 6 – Adam Strack; Blue Bird Revival  

Botanical Roots at the Botanical Conservatory

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Botanical Conservatory - Terrace Garden Fridays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Doors open at 7:30 pm and opening acts take the stage at 8:30 pm Admission $6; kids 12 and under are free Food and drinks provided by Mad Anthony available for purchase  

Concerts at Foellinger Outdoor Theater Foellinger Theater Shows at 8:00 pm unless otherwise stated Ticket prices vary
May 24 – Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
May 29 – Old Crow Medicine Show with Special Guest Robert Ellis
June 6 – The Guess Who
June 21 – The Hit Men
June 24 – REO Speedwagon
June 28 – BritBeat
July 12 – Foreigner
August 16 – Styx
August 21 at 7:30 pm  – Willie Nelson & Friends
August 23 – Mavis Staples
September 27 – Los Lobos  

For even more great summer ideas, check out our Calendar of Events!