Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Band pays tribute to ZZ Top at Rockstar

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published February 16, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m., Rockstar Lounge will host Eliminator: The Ultimate ZZ Top Tribute Band

Hailing from Chicago, Eliminator has performed from coast to coast, recreating the complete ZZ Top concert experience at festivals, fairs, major motorcycle rallies, convention centers, bars, and casinos. 

You may recall seeing this well-oiled machine at the 2019 BBQ Ribfest where they won over the crowd at Headwaters Park with “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Legs,” and all the other ZZ Top hits. Together, the trio perfectly emulate the sound and style, right down to the beards of “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas.” 

Rochester, Indiana’s own Bachelor Road will open the show that evening with another act yet to be announced. 

General admission and VIP seating tickets are available via TicketWeb.

Clyde welcomes blues rockers Rival Sons

California blues rockers Rival Sons have booked a string of dates that includes The Clyde on Sunday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. 

Since their emergence in 2009, Rival Sons have quietly reignited and recharged rock n’ roll with towering vocals, uncompromising riffs, and thunderous grooves. Through and through, they embody everything a modern rock band should be and so much more. 

Rival Sons is currently on the road celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed album, Pressure & Time. The tour will feature support by The Velveteers

Tickets can be purchased at, by calling (800) 514-3849, and at The Clyde box office, all Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound.

Local metal, rock bands set for Biesiada Bash

Filth Spewer, Pigweed, Icona Vera, Voice of Sylas, Creep, and 3DR are all on the bill for the upcoming Blast Beats Biesiada Bash IV at Carl’s Tavern in New Haven on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. 

The lineup is pretty much a who’s who of local/area rock and metal acts. Blast Beats Biesiada Bash is an annual event in memory of local drummer Eric Biesiada, who passed away from cancer in 2019. 

Advance tickets can be purchased at Carl’s for $15. If you wait until the day of the event, they will go for $18. 

Annual Nolan tribute scheduled for May 1

The annual Buddy Nolan tribute concert will be Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. at Embassy Theatre. 

Nolan played many concerts at the Embassy and was instrumental in helping rescue the venue from demolition. 

This year’s event, will welcome Fort Wayne’s own Mark Herman to perform a tribute to the late organist extraordinaire. Featuring favorite tunes from the Great American Songbook and other Broadway shows, Herman brings the Grande Page Pipe Organ to life while entertaining audiences of all ages. 

Tickets for this performance are free for 12 and under, 65 and over, and members of the Embassy. All other tickets are $10 plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at,, the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, and by calling (260) 424-5665.


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