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Jazz pianist Diana Krall coming to Foellinger

Whoa, Man! opening for Rodney Atkins; Night at the Embassy 3 on March 17; Bluegrass at Rail

Pianist Diana Krall will perform at Foellinger Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published February 15, 2023

Foellinger Theatre has announced that Canadian pianist and singer Diana Krall will be coming to town for a performance on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. 

Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two Grammy Awards and 10 Juno Awards, presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts. 

Krall’s 1999 release, When I Look in Your Eyes, spent an unprecedented 52 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Jazz chart. 

The famously diffident singer has built herself quite the résumé and we are about to see firsthand come August. 

Tickets are available at,, and at the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd.

Whoa, Man! opening for Atkins in Hamilton

On Friday, June 17, Whoa, Man! will be making a trip to Hamilton to open for country star Rodney Atkins at Double H Farms. 

If you’re not familiar with Atkins, he has six No. 1 singles, eight Top 5 singles, and 1.4 billion on-demand streams under his belt. He continues to be recognized as one of the most powerful voices in country music. 

Singer-songwriter Matt Williams will also perform, making this an event you won’t want to miss. 

Gates open a 5 p.m., and all you need is a lawn chair or blanket to get ready take in some good music under the stars. 

There will even be fireworks and camping packages available on the 53-acre farm. 

General admission, VIP, and camping tickets are available via Eventbrite. 

Grab black attire for Night at the Embassy 3

On Friday, March 17, The Music Lovers Lounge is back to host Night at the Embassy 3, an all-black attire party in the Embassy Theatre Ballroom. 

So, after donning green all day for St. Paddy’s celebrations, throw on some black and take part in the ultimate dance party with two of the hottest DJs in one of the most prestigious locations in the Fort. 

Food will be provided by Shigs in Pit. 

Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $35 the week of, and $40 day of. There is also an option for a table of four (including four meal tickets) for $200. They can be purchased at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy or online at or 

It’s time you show off your best black wear or dig deep into your closet for that leather and join in the fun!

Brass Rail hosting night of bluegrass

The Brass Rail have booked a haymaker of a show for Friday, Feb. 24, when local newgrass favorites Debutants hit the stage alongside The New Normal out of Nashville, Tennessee, and the Kansas City, Missouri, bluegrass outfit The Matchsellers

You have seen what Debutants have done to The Clyde, so just wait till they hit the Rail stage. 

The fun begins at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover. 

What a way to kick off the weekend that is already filled with Down the Line 17 at Embassy Theatre, the third annual Frozen Firkin Festival at 2Toms, Rumpke Mountain Boys at Piere’s, and a whole slew of others. 

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