Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Boogie down to Landing for van spectacle

Also news from The Garden, Baker Street Centre, Conservatory, Brass Rail

Fort Wayne Vanners will be at the Boogie Down Bazaar on Sept. 25.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 24, 2022

Trust me when I tell you that you want to head to The Landing on Sunday, Sept. 25, to see something unique 

From noon-6 p.m., you will be able to experience the Boogie Down Bazaar, Fort Wayne’s first vintage market and van show. 

Twenty of the finest vintage vendors the Midwest has to offer will be on hand, accompanied by awesome local food, J. Tubbs supplying tunes, drinks for your day-drinking pleasure, and Fort Wayne Vanners showing off their super cool vintage and custom boogie vans. 

Those of you not familiar with the Fort Wayne Vanners, they are reviving the “Vannin” days of the ’70s and ’80s. The group has meetups, plans events, and buys and trades parts. 

The Boogie Down Bazaar is free and open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. The Boogie Down Bazaar brings a whole new meaning to Sunday Funday!

Enjoy some Subliminally art, local music

Art and music will join forces at The Garden on Friday, Sept. 9, where you can stop by and treat your eyes to some amazing artwork that will be on display by local artist Subliminally and enjoy some local rock music.

Chances are you may have seen some of Subliminally’s work on local band shirts, concert posters, art events, and even stickers around town. 

The evening will also include live music by Loveseat!, The Namby Pamby, and the Ohio-based A-Go-Go

Doors open at 7 p.m. with music getting under way at 8 p.m., and a low cover charge of $10. 

Erin Coburn coming to Baker Street Centre

Good news, music lovers! Be sure to circle Saturday, Dec. 3, on your calendars. 

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., show up at Baker Street Centre to witness the renowned singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Coburn

Many of you will remember her opening for The Marcus King Band a couple of years back at the same venue when it was called C2G. The Cincinnati native and perpetual misfit, Coburn is known for her prolific songwriting and modern approach to American rock n’ roll. Her relatable lyrics and soul-gripping vocals are a striking compliment to scorching guitar solos and infectious riffs. 

With inspiration from the likes of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Rolling Stones, as well as Alice in Chains, Arctic Monkeys, and Nothing But Thieves, she will capture the hearts of a wide range of fans. 

Tickets for Coburn can be purchased for $15 at, all Wooden Nickel locations, and Neat Neat Neat Records.

Conservatory hosting beer tasting event

Are you having a hard time checking out all of the fine locally brewed beers in town? Unless the babysitter is staying all weekend, it’s hard to squeeze them all in within a few hours. 

That’s why it is nice to attend some of the brew events in town where you can sample them all in one setting, like the Botanical Brew at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

You and your friends can enjoy samplings of coffee, tea, cider, craft beer, and wine. You can wander the gardens and enjoy featured food trucks and entertainers busking throughout. 

This is an all-ages event with a $10 cover. 

Brass Rail welcoming in some heavy hitters

An aural ash cloud of volcanic rock will fill the air of The Brass Rail on Saturday, Sept. 10, when Oakland, California’s War Cloud comes to town. 

This heavy metal foursome has been around since 2014, and is raw and honest and has a take-no-prisoners vibe. Their metal and ’70s heavy fuzz rock will delight fans that dine on Pentagram, UFO, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath

Also on the bill are Indianapolis’ Cursed Blade and local heroes Snakehandler Church.

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