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Commodores bringing funk to Clyde

Piere's, The Charles, Hop River, Harley-Davidson also making news

The Commodores will be at The Clyde on Jan. 14.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published September 21, 2022

The Clyde has already begun looking into the new year with the recent addition of The Commodores on Saturday, Jan. 14. 

Although most of their hits came in the ’70s and ’80s, these R&B/funk legends have remained a force in the music industry. 

The Commodores consist of Walter “Clyde” Orange, J.D. Nicholas, and King “WAK, along with their five-piece band, known as the “Mean Machine.” Together, they will lay down all the hits: “Easy,” “Brick House,” “Three Times a Lady,” and so many more. 

Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most successful vocal groups, with more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, right here in Fort Wayne. 

Reserved seating tickets are available now at, by calling (800) 514-3849, The Clyde box office, all Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound.

Motorcycle ride to combat breast cancer 

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the folks at Harley-Davidson of Fort Wayne will be kicking off the month with a Breast Cancer Ride on Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon. 

“Bikin’ for Boobies” will also include food, beer, and live music by Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel

If you would like to ride, registration begins at 11 a.m. and will run you $20 (includes ride, meal, and t-shirt while supplies last). Proceeds will benefit Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. 

Great White vocalist coming to Piere’s

On Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., Piere’s is set to bring Jack Russell’s Great White to the big stage. 

Believe it or not, we are living in a time where there are two versions of Great White, one of which recently performed at Honeywell Center in Wabash. This particular version consists of ex-Great White singer Jack Russell alongside former Great White bassist-turned-guitarist Tiny “Montana” Cardenas, bassist Dan McNay (Ronnie Montrose Band), guitarist Robby Lochner (Fight), and drummer Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson). 

Folks can expect the band to be firing on all cylinders at Piere’s and belting out all the hits from their lengthy catalogue, including “Lady Red Light,” “Save Your Love,” and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” 

The show will feature local support by Reload and LiveWire

Tickets on sale via and at all Wooden Nickel locations and Neat Neat Neat Records. 

Whoa, Man! get into spirit at The Charles

Whoa, Man! are scheduled to perform from 7-10 p.m. at Chick or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Charles.

Come in costume if you choose; if not, come ready to dance and enjoy the full bar, food trucks, and more. 

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. 

Hop River hosting Fall Fest 2

Hop River Brewing will host Fall Fest 2 on Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon-6 p.m.

There will be a dozen vendors on hand, special beer releases, and live music by The Wailhounds and Debutants. The Wailhounds are scheduled to jam from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Debutants from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

See you there!  

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