The Sweetwater Pavilion this week added a couple more worthy shows to their ever-growing summer lineup.
The Honeywell Foundation is wrapping up work on the Eagles Theatre, a 114-year-old structure in downtown Wabash that has been undergoing restoration and is now set for reopening.
First up, the Southern rock hit makers Whiskey Myers will perform on the evening of Friday, May 15. The Texas outfit is reminiscent to the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd with their ferocious guitar sound and rebellious twang. Concertgoers will enjoy the group’s latest album, Whiskey Myers, which was released last year.
Next, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band returns on Saturday, June 20, aboard the “Traveler World Tour.” Shepherd, always a Fort Wayne favorite, will bring more than 20 years worth of music to the show, so be ready. The Louisiana-born axe man and songsmith has sold more millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.
Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Sweetwater campus and online via Sweetwaterpavilion.com.
Coheed and Cambria
Announced earlier was the progressive rock outfit Coheed and Cambria, due to bring the “Neverender NWFT Tour” to the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
The “NWFT” portion is a reference to the band’s fourth studio album, 2007’s Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: Volume II: No World for Tomorrow, which the group will perform in its entirety this tour.
The band will also perform some of their other barnburning hits as well. Those of you lucky enough to catch these cats the last time they strolled through town know firsthand what they bring to the table.
San Diego natives Chon will be accompanying them on tour. They have become one of the most buzzed-about acts in the new era of progressive rock. Tickets for this show are on sale now.
Derby Girls get rolling
The Fort Wayne Derby Girls have officially kicked off another season of elbow throwing, fast skating, and knocking opponents to the floor. Their next home bout will be on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo Center when they battle with the Roller Derby of Central Kentucky.
If you would like more of the FWDG, the ladies will be taking part in a night of trivia on Tuesday, March 3, at Hop River Brewing at 7 p.m. Hosted by Geeks Who Drink Trivia, this fun evening will put your knowledge to the test all while hanging with the FWDG crew and enjoying some tasty brews.
The event will help support the Noble House Ministries who seek to provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals and families overcoming difficult times. Five bucks will get you in.
St. Paddy’s at the Rail
Even though we’re weeks away from St. Patrick’s Day, it’s not too early to start planning for the festivities.
The Brass Rail is one place to add to the list. They will provide an evening of ska and rocksteady music. Taking the Rail stage will be none other than Dealsgoneslack featuring Glen Pine of The Slackers and Todd Hembrook of Deal’s Gone Bad. It will be an excellent night of music with plenty of soul and groove to spare.
Flashback Live for the veterans
A handful of local acts will be lending their talents to the “Hessfest 2020 for The Veterans” fundraiser on Saturday, April 18, at The YOLO Center at Flashback Live. On the bill, Jeff Colin, Backwater, Tara Renee Band, Whiskey Regiment, and Jukeboxx Junkie. DJ Arkayde will also be spinning tunes in between sets.
In addition to the music, there will be food, drinks, and raffles with proceeds going to The Shepherd’s House. Things will kick off at 4 p.m.
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