Fort Wayne, Indiana is making a name for itself as a Midwest Music City. On any given night you can stumble upon live performances in a variety of genres. Some like to sit and enjoy the listening experience with a drink in hand while others like to show their appreciation out on the dance floor.

Kick off your Sunday shoes on your next visit to Fort Wayne and hit one (or more!) of these dancing hotspots.

5 Dancing Hotspots in Fort Wayne, Indiana

1. Flashback Live

Fort Wayne’s only retro dance club is open to all ages Thursday through Saturday from 4pm-9pm and then 21+ until 3am. Enjoy live music and DJ acts and bust out your best dance moves to throwback tunes from the 80’s and 90’s.


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2. O’Sullivans

On Thursday nights, O’Sullivans Irish Italian Pub is a nightlife hotspot. Every week, the pub hosts a techno DJ and electrifying light show. Bust a move with some friends or make new friends out on the lit-up dance floor. If you get tired and need a snack, be sure to grab a slice of their iconic giant $2 pizza.


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3. Columbia Street West

At Columbia Street West (or “C Street” to the locals), every Friday and Saturday night is a dance party. C Street is located downtown in the up-and-coming Historic Landing District. With multiple large dance floors, there is plenty of space to boogie. Check out their calendar of events for DJ nights, live music and open mics.

4. The Rusty Spur

Feelin’ a little more country? On the North side of Fort Wayne, The Rusty Spur caters to country music fans and often hosts live acts. If you are feeling brave you can even try your luck on the mechanical bull!

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5. Clyde Theatre

Just South of downtown in the Quimby Village, The Clyde Theatre is a point of pride for Fort Wayne. This redeveloped theatre hosts concerts of all types. Get down to your favorite band or fall in love with a new ensemble. Check out their full line up here