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McBryde added to growing ’22 Clyde Theatre season


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 3, 2021

The Clyde Theatre concert schedule for 2022 is already beginning to take shape, most recently adding country music singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde who comes to town Saturday, Feb. 26. 

Raised in Saddle, Arkansas, McBryde was 24 years old when she packed her bags in 2007 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a musical career. She cut her teeth performing at biker bars and hangouts and other venues in the Nashville area. Her breakthrough came in 2017, when she released her major label debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, that earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. She was also named New Artist of the Year during the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards. 

Her witty, confessional, detail-driven songwriting is stadium-ready rock n’ roll with a bluegrass wink. Come see for yourself that evening as she comes to Fort Wayne aboard the “This Town Talks” tour with special guests Ashland Craft

Tickets can be purchased online at clydetheatre.com, by phone (800) 514-3849, at the Clyde box office, all three Wooden Nickel locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater.

It’s about to get hot in Headwaters Park

Speaking of next year, the Fort Wayne Music Festival announced that Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling artist Nelly will perform at Headwaters Park on Friday, May 13, along with Twista, Do or Die, and Lil Flip

Known for hits “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” “Hot in Herre,” and “Dilemma,” the rapper is sure to pack them in that evening. 

Tickets for Nelly can be purchased via Eventbrite and are available at a few different options — general admission, front row VIP, early entry ticket, and meet & greet. 

Bring your big hair to the Brass Rail

On Friday, Nov. 5, the Brass Rail will host a night of nothing but the ’80s. Last year, their ’80s Night event was unable to happen because of obvious pandemic issues, but I’m happy to say it is back. 

Believe it or not, this is the 10th anniversary for the event that will see performances by Unlikely Alibi, The ’Stache (with members of Djenetic Drift, Tito Discovery, and Unlikely Alibi), and a solo set by Todd Roth

When asked what folks can expect that evening, Roth ssaid, “A lot of good sing-a-longs and a lot of good ’80s outfits by both band members and audience members. The audience can expect some great, timeless songs from Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, The Clash, and more. Also, expect to hear a couple of ‘one-hit wonder’ type of songs too.” 

In any event, it will be a night of crazy costumes, great songs — some cheesy ones — and a perfect time to reminisce and relive the good old days. Take my money now! 

’80s Night will get underway at 10 p.m. with a $7 cover at the door. 

Have a pint and check out JacksonVibe

JacksonVibe will be heading north on Saturday, Nov. 13, for a performance at Auburn Brewing Company from 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

The reasoning for their presence is it will be the brewery’s third anniversary celebration. 

In addition to the music, Who Cut the Cheese food truck will be onsite from 5-8 p.m. There will also be a special anniversary beer release. Congrats!

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