Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

White River State Park renovates its amphitheater

Michele DeVinney

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 5, 2021

For those who travel to Indianapolis for some of their entertainment offerings, the Amphitheater at White River State Park is a familiar venue. 

Over the course of the last year or so, as many concert and performance sites stayed stagnant awaiting a return to normal, the Amphitheater at White River State Park has been renovated and transformed. 

With that change also comes a change in name to TCU (Teachers Credit Union) Amphitheater at White River State Park. Some of the improvements to the amphitheater include a canopy over new seating, a permanent stage, and LED video walls. Upcoming concerts include Jamey Johnson with Whiskey Myers and Folk Uke on June 25 and Blackberry Smoke with the Allman Betts Band on July 30. 

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Botanical Butterflies

The Botanical Conservatory will be the place to visit for anyone who loves butterflies and wants to experience them up close and personal. 

The “Color in Motion” Live Butterfly Exhibit is now open through June 27. Although live butterflies have become an annual attraction at the Conservatory, this year’s focus on color provides additional ways to visit the full spectrum and rich palette available in nature.

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Exhibits at Castle Gallery

Speaking of palettes, the beautiful Castle Gallery is currently hosting its Spring Palette exhibit, featuring the works of a diverse slate of artists. That exhibit will run through May 31. 

Also coming up this month is Revival by Fire: The Final Works of Ceramist Michael Minick. That exhibit opens May 13, 5-9 p.m. See Steve Penhollow’s story in this issue on pages 12 and 13.

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