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Night Ranger return to Sweetwater Pavilion


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 16, 2022

Heavy-hitting rock legends Night Ranger announced their multicity North American tour in support of the their 12th studio album, ATBPO, will include a stop in Fort Wayne at Sweetwater Performance Pavilion on Wednesday, Aug. 10. 

Having sold more than 17 million albums, performed across more than 4,000 stages, and captivated a radio audience that exceeds 1 billion, Night Ranger has epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond the era. 

The band performed at Sweetwater Pavilion in 2019, when they took us on a journey of Ranger classics and a couple treats by Damn Yankees

Prepare to rock once again! 

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Sweetwater campus, ticketmaster.com, and sweetwaterpavilion.com. 

‘Metal Cowboy’ coming to Rockstar Lounge

Rockstar Lounge will welcome Ron Keel, the “Metal Cowboy,” on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. 

After selling millions of albums and touring the world as a heavy metal frontman for Keel and Steeler, among others, and as a country music artist, he has combined those elements into a powerful sound he calls “hard rockin’ southern country metal.” 

One thing is for sure, Rockstar Lounge will be the perfect setting to capture Keel’s talent up close and personal. 

Opening the show will be our own Helicon’s Peak

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of show, and go on sale Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. via TicketWeb.   

ACM Award-winner Jimmie Allen at Sylvan

Sylvan Cellars Event Center & Tasting Room in Rome City is set to welcome trail-blazing country star Jimmie Allen on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. 

In 2021, Allen became the first Black artist to win Best New Male Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and has also been recognized at the Country Music Association Awards, was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, and has collaborated with some of the biggest stars in the business like Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, and Charley Pride.

The concert will take place outside, so bring a blanket or lawn chair. The concert is open to all ages and will also include food trucks and drinks available for purchase. 

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. 

This show is a part of the Shepherd’s Auto Group Summer Concert Series at Sylvan that includes Northport Road on July 23, Charles Billingsley/Radio Time Machine (TBA), and Resurrection on Sept. 16. 

Jackson Browne at Foellinger on June 21

Another worthy announcement comes from the folks at the Foellinger Theatre as they are set to bring Jackson Browne to the shed Tuesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. 

Browne has sold more than 18 million albums in the U.S. and has been nominated for a Grammy Award six times. 

He is best known for his hit singles “Somebody’s Baby,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” and “Running on Empty.” 

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd., and the Foellinger Theatre Box Office, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

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