Summer is my favorite time of year. This is, partially, because I’m always freezing, but the abundance of summer concerts certainly doesn’t hurt. Plus, Fort Wayne is becoming sort of a music hub within the Midwest!

Fort Wayne Summer Concert Series

Here are the top five Fort Wayne concert series you won’t want to miss as the temperature rises and the days grow longer.


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1. Summer Nights at the Embassy

I was supposed to sing at this concert series last year, but I contracted a bad case of laryngitis and had to sit at home pouting while Heartland Sings performed! Rest assured that will not happen this year, and I will be singing in good health and spirits on May 31 at the Embassy.

From what I heard, this casual-cool concert series at the Embassy Theatre started last year to rave reviews. Every Wednesday from May 24 to August 30 from 4:30-10 p.m. you can enjoy drinks, food, and a featured act. On some nights that means comedy or trivia, but most nights you’ll catch tunes by groups like the Alicia Pyle Quartet and Heartland Sings.

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2. Living Fort Wayne Concert Series

This is another spankin’ new concert series hosted by the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. Chill on the lawn at Headwaters Park on May 31 (The Legendary Trainhoppers), June 21 (The Freak Brothers), or August 2 (Cougar Hunter) for a free evening of music and fun. Starting at 6:00 p.m., food trucks, kids activities, and pontoon boat rides round out the experience.


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3. Rock the Plaza

You may not think of a library as a place you can make some noise, but that’s what happens on the library plaza of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne every Saturday between June 10 and August 26. Hear 3-4 bands per night, and rock out with friends or family, all for free.


4. Jefferson Pointe Friday Nites Live

From June 2 through August 25, the Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center comes alive at night. Hear a variety of local bands, grab a bite to eat, and do some shopping all between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

5. Three Rivers Festival

The summer music scene in Fort Wayne wouldn’t be complete without the Three Rivers Festival. From July 7-15, mainstage acts from a “Rock the ‘80s Tour” to “Heart and Soul Affair” take over Headwaters Park. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Plus, discover the Free Movies at Foellinger Theatre this summer!