Summer festival season is coming to a close in Fort Wayne, but lucky for us, music isn’t relegated to just one season! Fall in Fort Wayne is rife with concerts, including some you (and I) won’t want to miss. Here’s what I, as a professional singer, am most looking forward to this September in my hometown.
The Best September Concerts in Fort Wayne
September 8: Kid Rock
As Indiana’s second largest city, Fort Wayne plays host to many widely known artists, including Kid Rock. We host these big artists on the stage of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (I had the privilege of performing with Barry Manilow last year--what an experience!). Check out the country sensation, famous for hits like “All Summer Long,” on that impressive stage on this evening (September 8)!
September 9: Tim McGraw + Faith Hill
Catch two of the biggest named in country music--Faith Hill and Tim McGraw--on this stop on their Soul2Soul tour on September 9. There’s nothing like hearing radio hits like “Breathe” and “Humble and Kind” in person at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum! For even more fun, hit up the rooftop pre-party starting at 5:00 p.m.
September 15, 16: Middle Waves Music Festival
My friends are already buzzing about Middle Waves Music Festival, which this year features MGMT as their headliner. Famous for hits like “Electric Eel” and “Kids,” MGMT will surely bring a swarm of people to Fort Wayne with the help of other acts such as Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and Super Duper Kyle. Seriously, get your tickets now!
September 28: Joshua Bell in Concert
This Grammy award-winning violinist, who made his Carnegie Hall debut at the ripe old age of 17, graces the stage of the Embassy Theatre on September 28. Come for classics like Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, stay for creative interpretations of pieces like Bernstein’s New York, New York.
All this concert-going make you want to take the stage yourself? You’re in luck! Sign up in advance to perform a karaoke classic like My Way or Someone Like You with me and my coworkers as your backup singers and band. You’ll also hear us sing our own renditions of some karaoke classics (I’m so excited to sing It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls!).