FORT WAYNE, IN - Fort Wayne's growing reputation as a Midwest Music City is well-deserved! From an amazing music festival to our burgeoning nightlife scene, music lovers can relish the time they spend in our community.
Listen closely, and you'll find that Fort Wayne is playing your tune!
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy many of the outstanding festivals found throughout the Fort Wayne community. Music is a big part of what makes these events rock.
Middle Waves - Fort Wayne's first-ever destination music festival is going to be a party you won't want to miss. Middle Waves is where indie, hip-hop and rock and roll coexist. This two-day festival on September 16 & 17 is for everyone to enjoy music on 3 stages, interactive river and art activities, and of course some of the best local food and vendors!
Taste of the Arts - Enjoy a showcase of artist's talents with live performances of theatre, music, and dance on 10 stages, an artisan fair, and hands-on activities. Plus, get a taste of the Fort Wayne food scene with dozens of local restaurants showing off their culinary skills.
Fort Wayne is home to many other festivals that incorporate music throughout the summer. From BAALS Music Festival, a two-day electronic dance music party, to Three Rivers Festival and Make Music Day there is a wide range of opportunities to enjoy all types of music in Fort Wayne.
Music All Year Round
Enjoy concerts anytime of the year in Fort Wayne. With many free concert series like Summer Nights at the Embassy, Friday Nites Live at Jefferson Pointe, Botanical Roots Concerts, Rock the Plaza, and the Living Fort Wayne Concert series about every weekend and week, music can be heard filling the streets! Plus, enjoy national touring acts in the summer at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.
Fort Wayne has a strong connection with music and that includes Sweetwater. As the largest music retail store in the nation, and one of the nation's leading musical instrument and sound retailers, you can do much more at their facility than shop! From band camps, concerts, and jam sessions, to recording studios, Sweetwater is the ultimate musician's destination and the perfect stop after a night's worth of rocking!
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Visit Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to expand Fort Wayne's economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. Each year, millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased commerce, sustained jobs and enhancement of Fort Wayne's Image.