Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond
Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Whatzup Features Writer


The Fort’s Tastiest Tradition

For more than three decades the Fort Wayne History Center has been making local history of its own through its Festival of Gingerbread. The annual contest has become a Fort […]

It’s Delivery That Matters

They’re staples on rock radio. They’re “B-b-b-bad.” They’re from Delaware. And they’ve been rocking stages across the country and around the world for 40 years. George Thorogood and the Delaware […]

Odes to Billy Joel

It seemed like a simple suggestion at the time. Mike Santoro’s wife suggested that, since he could play and sing Billy Joel’s tunes, he should start a Billy Joel tribute […]

Any Kind of Rock any Time You Want

They may not be full-time professional musicians by trade, but you can’t tell that judging from their performances. Big Caddy Daddy are a five-piece party rock band that has been […]

Purveyors of ‘Devil Music’

Metal has been declared dead many times over by various outlets, but a die-hard trio of musicians in a small town in Kosciusko County are proof that metal is not […]

Happy to Be Home

Solo acoustic guitarist and singer Adam Strack has become a fixture of the local music scene in recent years. A native of Fort Wayne, the musician has managed to parlay […]

The Music’s No Joke

They’re a self-described biker band with a funny name, a name that’s known not just by the local following they’ve built up over the last four years, but across the […]

Jamming Like Harpo

If you’ve ever seen the ” C OOL Bus” with the gnarly paint job on the streets of Fort Wayne and wondered about the story behind it, wonder no more. […]


When Charles “Chase” Keen and Brett Welch first crossed paths years ago, they couldn’t have had any inkling that down the road they’d be in a band making waves in […]

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