The Embassy Theatre is one of Fort Wayne's most beloved and historic treasures. The story of its once-certain demise, it's salvation from the wrecking ball and its restoration to become one of the most beautiful venues in the country is now legendary. Along the way, a new generation has come to love attending concerts there, not to mention some of the many special events (silent film screenings, Down the Line, the Festival of Trees) which bring audiences of all ages to the theatre. The surest way to assure the future of something is to keep it relevant to the masses, and the good people at the Embassy have done that remarkably well for decades now.
Better yet, the Embassy refuses to rest on its laurels and has now beautifully restored the Indiana Hotel adjacent to it, providing a beautiful setting for everything from meetings to workshops, holiday parties to weddings. The rooftop also provides some of the most beautiful views of our revitalized downtown, and if anyone hasn't seen that view firsthand, it's worth a few minutes of time to check out the photos on the Embassy Theatre's Facebook page.
Now, with all of this lovely renovation complete, the Embassy is bringing another draw to the downtown summer landscape. With Summer Nights at the Embassy, the theater is hosting weekly concert performances on the newly dubbed Parkview Health Rooftop, a chance to listen to music, enjoy the cooler evening air and get a look at the city below. The Wednesday night series began May 25 and upcoming performers include the B45s (June 8) and David Todoran (June 29). Several local food establishments are also participating (including Bravas dogs on June 15) making it a great chance to enjoy summer with music and great food.
The first Summer Nights performance with Legendary Trainhoppers sold out, so if you want to see one of these performances, visit Ticketmaster or the Embassy box office pronto. Other Wednesday performers are still to be determined. That info will be available soon, so stay tuned.
Tickets for Summer Nights at the Embassy are available via ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or by just showing up at the box office (my personal favorite). See you up on the roof!