If you didn’t already know, Fort Wayne, Indiana is bursting at the seams with musical talent. Our great city has no shortage of gifted musicians who are shaping the music world every day and creating legends for themselves through their hard work and dedication to the art.

The Legendary Train HoppersSomething that makes the music and these groups even more incredible is that they were born here in Fort Wayne – and you can hear the city through their music. The life that flows through Fort Wayne has played a part in shaping these artists just how water helps to shape the rocks it comes in contact with. The city is pulsing with new exciting opportunities for aspiring artists as the plethora of local venues, events, and music festivals have helped shape the sound that each artist delicately crafts for themselves.

Listen on Spotify

You can listen to some of these incredibly talented artists here at the new ‘Made in Fort Wayne, Indiana’ Spotify playlist. This playlist is specially crafted to feature local artists whose music is a product of their dedication, experiences, and of course, a little mid-west flair. Whether it’s country, rock, pop, rap, folk, or just about any genre you can think of – Fort Wayne has your next favorite artist and I guarantee you’ll discover more than one song that you’ll be playing on repeat until you know every word by heart. Make sure to check out this playlist to support these aspiring musicians and our strong local culture.


Find out more about where you can catch a live show to watch them chase their passions and fulfill their dreams while deepening your love for this great city and everything it has to offer.


  • Middle Waves Music Festival
  • Fort Wayne Music Festival
  • Gearfest
  • Buskerfest
  • Three Rivers Festival
  • Pride Fest
  • Taste of the Arts


Jazz Jam

Reoccurring the last Thursday of every month, Jazz Jam is the perfect opportunity to get together for an evening of musical exploration in the home of the nation’s biggest music retailer - Sweetwater.

Friday Nites Live

Enjoy live entertainment at the weekly outdoor concert series at Jefferson Pointe! This annual summer event showcases fun, family-friendly entertainment while you enjoy the outdoor mall.  

Rock the Plaza

Rock the Plaza

Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or dance the night away to music from some of the area’s best groups at this annual summer concert series.

Summer Nights at the Embassy

Every Wednesday night in the summer in the Embassy Theatre Ballroom features live music, food, a cash bar, and incredible views of the city skyline from the rooftop.

Botanical Roots

Another unique summer music event is held at the Botanical Conservatory’s outdoor theatre. This family-friendly summer concert series is complete with food and beverage vendors for an incredible night.

YLNI Concert Series

Celebrate the life of Fort Wayne and our growing city with free outdoor summer concerts complete with food trucks and crafts from local breweries.

Search Music Events

Along with this extensive list of opportunities to catch the next great artist live, there are always weekly events and restaurants that offer live music for incredible memories – discover them at VisitFortWayne.com/Current. Fort Wayne truly is the Midwest Music City and there’s no doubt that we have the next global sensations just waiting to be discovered.

Suggest an Artist

Also, if you’d like to suggest or request a new artist to be added to the playlist – email marketing@visitfortwayne.com