If you missed his recent performance at Memorial Coliseum or simply are itching for more, Alice Cooper returns to the area on Wednesday, Oct. 11, for a performance at Honeywell Center in Wabash. 

His Too Close for Comfort Tour will allow folks to experience all the electrifying theatrics of Cooper, the pioneer of shock rock. His music and legendary stage presence are one thing, but his dark and horror-themed shows featuring a guillotine, electric chair, and a boa constrictor are a must-see. 

He may be 75 years old, but he continues to captivate audiences worldwide and will release a new album, Road, on Aug. 25. 

Tickets for Alice Cooper go on sale Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. Get tickets online at honeywellarts.org or by calling the Honeywell box office at (260) 563-1102. 

National, local acts coming to DeKalb fair

Organizers of the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair have announced this year’s music lineup, and it’s a good combination of national and local acts. 

The lineup includes country music singer-songwriter Frank Foster and opener Megan Mullins on Sept. 27, legendary hard rockers Quiet Riot with Paradise on Sept. 28, the country rock band Confederate Railroad and Rekt on Sept. 29, and Creedence Revived: The World’s Premier CCR Tribute Band and JD3 on Sept. 30. 

All shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free to attend. The festival runs Sept. 25-30 at the fairgrounds in Auburn and includes livestock exhibits, midway rides, parades, antiques, crafts, and food galore.

The Ruin welcomes Joe Buck Yourself

Always a Fort Wayne favorite, Joe Buck Yourself is set to return to town on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. for a performance at The Ruin. 

The once anti-Nashville, Tennessee-based Joe Buck gained notoriety as the guitarist for The Legendary Shack Shakers and as Hank III’s villainous upright bass player. 

Joe Buck Yourself is now bona fide one-man band serving up a unique blend of “hellbilly” punk rock, a show not fit for grandma. 

The evening will get under way with openers Squirrel Cage, Toe-Knee Tea, and Totally Orange Time Machine

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of the show. 

Family is invited to ‘pool party’ at teds

On Saturday, July 29, from 5-10 p.m., teds beerhall will host Everything But the Pool Party, an evening of summer fun, summer drinks, and live music. 

All that’s asked from you is to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or tropical-themed attire and get ready for some fun. 

Teds will be serving up specialty drinks like pineapple mimosas, coconut stout, tropical ciders, and pineapple mojitos. There will also be yard games like cornhole and big beer pong. All this while local favorite Loveseat! supplies the tunes. 

This is an all-ages event, so be sure to bring the whole crew. In the event of inclement weather, some activities will be moved indoors. 

A fun day at teds indeed. Just don’t be the guy yelling, “Cannonball!”

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