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Marshall Tucker Band coming to The Clyde

Solfest, Decatur Summer Series lineups set; Bonamassa at Embassy; NEEDTOBREATHE at Sweetwater

The Marshall Tucker Band will be at The Clyde on Nov. 11.
Nick Braun

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published April 26, 2023

Iconic southern rock and country group The Marshall Tucker Band is set to bring their five decades of music to The Clyde on Saturday, Nov. 11. The stop is part of the multiplatinum-selling band’s Infinite Road Tour that will see them trekking through the U.S. 

They will be led by founding member Doug Gray who is now 74-years-young. Sure, he may be over retirement age, but he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. 

Old fans and new fans alike will be treated that evening with hits like “Can’t You See,” “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and “24 Hours at a Time.” 

Reserved seating goes on sale  at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28, by going to, calling (800) 514-3849, or stopping by The Clyde box office or  Sweetwater Sound.    

Decatur sets summer concert series lineup

The lineup is set for the Decatur Summer Concert Series at the downtown Madison Street Plaza. 

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. there will be live music, food, and beverages available for purchase, and plenty of fun in the heart of downtown Decatur. Maybe snag a couple dogs from Andy’s Coney Bar or settle in for an evening of dancing, either way it’s something the whole family can enjoy. 

Set to perform this summer are Hubie Ashcraft on June 1, Sweetwater All Stars on June 8, Island Vibe on June 15, The Ultimate Doors on June 22, Section Ate on June 29, Jump: America’s Van Halen Experience on July 6, Red Not Chili Peppers on July 13, E5C4P3: Journey Tribute on July 20, Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute on July 27, Aleena York on Aug. 3, The Bulldogs on Aug. 10, Avalon Bay on Aug. 17, Hubie Ashcraft on Aug. 24, and Sweetwater All Stars on Aug. 31.   

Embassy welcoming Joe Bonamassa

Fort Wayne favorite Joe Bonamassa will return to Embassy Theatre on Friday, Nov. 17.

This exciting news follows the recent release of Tales of Time, a new live concert film and album featuring material from his 2021 No. 1 studio album, Time Clocks. The show was filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver in August 2022 and produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey). 

As for the album, it is the blues rocker’s 15th studio album. You can expect to hear cuts from it at the Embassy along with other guitar wizardly hits. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28, at and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy.

NEEDTOBREATHE returns to Sweetwater

Back by popular demand, NEEDTOBREATHE returns to Sweetwater Performance Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 13. 

With more than 1 billion streams of their soul-rending, chart-topping music, NEEDTOBREATHE has sold-out amphitheaters all over the world including last year’s Sweetwater performance. 

Don’t miss out on a chance to experience their vulnerable passion and intensity live in the intimate settings of the outdoor pavilion. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28, at,, or in person at the Sweetwater campus. 

Lineup filling out for Solfest at Metea Park

Good news folks, Solfest will take place this year on Saturday, June 10, from 11a.m.-10 p.m. at Metea County Park between Fort Wayne and Leo-Cedarville, and the musical lineup is one you will not want to miss. 

Formerly held at Fox Island County Park, last year’s event at Parkview Field was used as a fundraiser to replace thousands of trees destroyed in a storm at Fox Island. This year, proceeds will go toward Fox Island and Metea Park. Entry is just $10 and kids under 10 are free.

You will want to bring a towel, as you’ll be free to take a dip in the park’s pond while also enjoying local vendors, visiting environmental organizations, taking in fire and LED shows by Pyroscope, while the kids enjoy face-painting, henna, and plenty of other activities. There will also be kayaking and drinks furnished by Mad Anthony Brewing.

There will be plenty of local acts performing throughout the day including Moser Woods, Left Lane Cruiser, U.R.B., Grateful Groove, The Wailhounds, Los Galaxy, and Phil Schurger on the main stage. Over at the acoustic stage, you can enjoy jams by Adam Baker, Dan Dickerson, Dos Banjos, Esther Rose, Gracie Jo, Sunny Taylor, Shelly Dixon, Patti Whitemoss, and young performers from the School of Rock. Schaffer Multimedia will also be around to supply music all day and night.

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