June 9, 2021
As concert announcements roll in, the Foellinger Theatre knocked one out of the park with the news that John Fogerty was coming to town. The legendary rocker will kick off the Foellinger’s summer concert series on Thursday, July 15.
As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock n’ roll.
With American treasures like “Centerfield,” “Proud Mary,” “Susie Q,” “Fortunate Son,” and “Bad Moon Rising,” this show is a must see. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices, 705 E. State Blvd.
Take a short jaunt to Decatur every Thursday this summer to catch some great live music. The Decatur Summer Concert Series returns to the Madison Street Plaza with a solid lineup each Thursday evening. Come hungry because there will be vendors for food and adult beverages.
The series includes Sweetwater All Stars on June 10, Big Caddy Daddy on June 17, Best of Times (Styx tribute band) on June 24, Brandon Whyde & the Devil’s Keep on July 1, Hubie Ashcraft Band on July 4, Annie’s Band on July 8, Duke Tumatoe on July 15, MoRockinz on July 22, Island Vibe on July 29, Sweetwater All Stars again on Aug. 5, Aleena York & Blue Pluto on Aug. 19, and Derek Jones on Aug. 26.
Hubie Ashcraft’s Independence Day performance will take place a couple blocks over at the Riverside Center as part of a Fourth of July celebration including fireworks.
HOp River opens patio
Hop River Brewing has a nifty outside patio lined with picnic tables, fire pits, cornhole, and Edison-style lighting, all in a pup-friendly environment.
Soon, they will be opening up their patio to live music. The first performers to hit the patio will be Secret Mezzanine at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The band is fresh off the release of their new album, No Context, so expect to hear new numbers as well as some favorites.
Hop River is seeking more musicians to perform on the patio from July through September, so if that’s something that interests you, hit them up.
Lamping Returns for show
Fort Wayne-bred Joey Lamping will perform on the Crescendo Club Stage at the Sweetwater campus from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, June 11.
Just this year, Lamping moved to Nashville to take his songwriting to the next level, but he returns for this intimate performance.
His writing style combines the high-energetic pop-punk vibe of All Time Low and Yellowcard with the pop-country feel of Florida Georgia Line and Chase Rice. Check out Lamping’s new single, “What Happens Next,” on all major streaming platforms.
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