Summer in Fort Wayne is full of great music, and it is exciting to see this year’s concert line-up for various venues and events! The abundance of concert series this summer gives everyone a chance to get out and enjoy amazing music and delicious food!

Fort Wayne Summer Concert Series

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

Downtown Live!

To bring back the festive summer spirit, Downtown Live! is bringing a series of free performances every Friday evening in June, July, and August! Fridays will feature local favorites such as the Alicia Pyle Quartet at The Landing. Stay up to date with the Downtown Live! schedule to make sure these concerts are not missed!

  • When: Every Friday from 6-8 pm June, July, and August. 
  • Where: The Landing
  • Cost: Free!
  • Learn more about Downtown Live!


Drone view of Embassy Theatre rooftop during Summer Night at the Embassy
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Summer Nights at the Embassy

Starting Wednesday, June 1 and wrapping up on September 14, The Embassy will host a variety of musicians, performers, and food vendors from 5 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday evening. You can enjoy drinks, food, and a featured act, such Sankofa, Adam Strack, Chris Worth, and Jess Thrower!

  • When: Every Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. (Music starts at 5:30 p.m.), June 1 to September 14
  • Where: The Embassy Theatre
  • Cost: $5 per single ticket, $15 per four-ticket flex pass
  • Find more information.


Sweetwater Band Shell at Promenade Park

Muddy River Concert Series at Promenade Park

Hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne, the Muddy River Concert Series is centered around the themes of heritage, culture, and connection. The concerts will take place at Promenade Park every other Wednesday with two 1-hour sets beginning at 5:30 p.m. While the music is free, you can also purchase food starting at 5:00 p.m. from some of the delicious vendors!

  • When: June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, August 10, and 24 starting at 5:30 pm
  • Where: Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Learn more about the Muddy River Concert Series!


Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series

The Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series celebrates the history of band ensembles and musicians in Fort Wayne. This concert series will be held throughout the summer, performing 2:30pm on the second and fourth Sundays in the months of June, July, and August. Head down to Promenade Park to witness a piece of the heritage that each of the performing ensembles bring!


A father, two daughters, and one son sit in red chairs to watch Finding Dory at the Foellinger Theatre

Foellinger Outdoor Community Concert Series

With a variety of performers like the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir and the Fort Wayne Area Community Band, the Foellinger Outdoor Community Concert Series provides free live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor space! With four concerts throughout the summer, this concert series is not one to miss! 


Rock the Plaza 2016

Rock the Plaza

Returning for the month of August, Rock the Plaza will take place at the Main Library Plaza almost every Saturday in August! Each Saturday will feature four different bands, so bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy this awesome event! 

  • When: 6 p.m. on Saturdays. June 4 through August 27
  • Where: Main Library Plaza: 900 Library Plaza
  • Cost: Free!
  • Read more about Rock the Plaza!


Live music at the Club Room at the Clyde Theatre

Club Room at The Clyde

Looking for more live entertainment? Club Room offers live entertainment as you eat your meal! Featuring a different music genre every night, this music an dinner deal offers something for everyone! Check out Club Room’s event schedule for more information on the performers and dinner deals.

  • When: Times and dates vary
  • Where: Club Room at The Clyde, 1806 Bluffton Road
  • Cost: Varies per dinner deal
  • See more details about Club Room's concert schedule and meal deals!


Looking for More?

Want even more music and fun this summer? To learn more about all the events taking place at any time in Fort Wayne, visit our Calendar of Events to ensure you do not miss out on all the activities and events that Fort Wayne has to offer!

*This blog was originally published in 2018 and has been updated. Last revised May 2022.

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