Riverfront Activities

Coming to a Stage in Fort Wayne

Summer is such a fantastic time of year for music. There are festivals and tours galore, and many of the performances are out in the open air. I myself am currently ticking off the concerts I want to attend in Fort Wayne in the coming months. If you are too, be sure to consider some of the world-famous acts that will be gracing the city in the later part of the summer…

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Black History Month Events in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been quoted as saying, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” This February, you can commemorate Black History Month by visiting the following Fort Wayne, Indiana places, where you can see just how this important part of history has shaped the past and present for us all…

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The Best Fall Concerts in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Many arts companies--orchestras, opera houses, theaters--work on the same schedules as grade schools, with the official “season” spanning from fall to spring. As a result, with fall now an undeniable presence, it’s officially Back to Concerts season in Fort Wayne, Indiana…

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Taste of the Arts: Music, Dance, Crafts, and Eats

Taste of the Arts was founded in 2008 by Arts United in Fort Wayne and has since become an annual celebration of the arts (and delectable refreshments). Plus, it makes the perfect weekend to explore Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve performed at Taste of the Arts every year since I moved to Fort Wayne as a Principal Vocal Artist at Heartland Sings, so I’ve watched firsthand as hordes of art lovers from Fort Wayne and beyond take in the sounds, sights, smells, and yes--taste--of the arts in this city…

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The Art Lover's Guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana

When I moved to Fort Wayne from Ann Arbor, MI in 2015, I felt some trepidation. Most of my fellow graduates from the University of Michigan’s Master of Music program were moving to New York or Chicago, with their bustling arts communities; when I told them I was moving to Indiana to take a full-time singing position, they raised their eyebrows. Little did they--and I--know that I was walking into an arts goldmine…

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Springtime Concerts in Fort Wayne, Indiana

It might still be chilly outside, but spring is in the air! (Or maybe that’s just my wishful thinking). There’s no denying that the days are getting longer, and as the frigid months come to an end, Fort Wayne’s music scene welcomes the thaw with beguiling harmonies and triumphant trills. Here’s what I, as a professional musician and Fort Wayne resident, am most looking forward to this spring…

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Music and More at In the Mix on Main - Fort Wayne, Indiana

I’m originally from Ann Arbor, MI, which is where I first encountered a cool organization called Opera on Tap. This nonprofit, which has chapters all over the world, brings opera singers into bars for evenings of tasteful alcohol-fueled arias. This format allows opera singers like me to perform what they want in casual settings, introducing new audiences to the art form in a cheeky, fun way…

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