Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Rockstar Lounge promises local, national acts


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 28, 2020

A new music venue promises to provide Fort Wayne with some of the best local and national touring acts. 

The Rockstar Lounge is renovating the property at 1002 N. Coliseum Blvd., formerly the location of The Harem (and before that, Shangri La East). With the size of this multiuse facility, you will be able to be up close to your favorite artists. However, if you prefer to stay away from the crowd  but still have a good view, there is VIP seating in the balcony. 

As of press time, the only show they have booked thus far is on Friday, Nov. 13, when they welcome nu-metal mainstays Trapt. The band is currently on the road in support of its latest release Shadow Work. Trapt will share the stage that evening with Identity Unknown from Indianapolis. 

Tickets are $20 presale and $25 day of the show and available now via TicketWeb. Speaking to the owner, additional shows will be booked soon along with an official grand opening party. Hit the Rockstar Lounge up on Facebook or stay tuned to Whatzup for future updates.  

The Debut-ants

The Debutants have announced they are recording their long-awaited debut. 

The jammy string band recently let fans know that they were traveling to Pittsburgh to record with producer/engineer Tyler Thompson at Studio 110. Hopefully we get an update soon on the progress and when we might expect the release in our hands. 

Until then, don’t forget you can catch the guys for the Debutants Halloween Bash at Trubble Brewing on Friday, Oct 30.  

Soul Celebration

Soul Pig BBQ in downtown Decatur will be celebrating its two-year anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 7, starting at 5 p.m. The event will include tons of food and drink specials, giveaways, and live music by the Todd Harrold Collective from 7-11 p.m. 

Four hours of good music while you indulge in mouthwatering brisket, smoked meats, and pulled pork? See you there!  

Kyle Haller Band’s Dylan Tribute 

Bob Dylan is a voice of his generation and has the vast body of work to back it up. He ranks up there with the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and David Bowie as one of the most influential artists of all time. 

One band that has been influenced by the folk rock singer-songwriter is The Kyle Haller Band. So much so that the band will perform songs from the Dylan catalog on Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. at the Latch String

Will we hear “Tangled Up In Blue,” “All Along the Watchtower,” or “Girl from the North Country”? I guess we will have to show up to find out.

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